Going through the database at the Oscar site and noticed how many films tat have won Best Picture either shouldn't have or deserved to win. Since I really know only 1950's and on films I will comment on those. If you wish to discuss pre-1950 winners you can. 1950: All About Eve (Winner) I think Sunset Blvd. should have won. 1951: An American in Paris (Winner) I guess I agree, but A Streetcar Named Desire is close. 1952: The Greatest Show on Earth (Winner) High Noon should have won. 1953: From Here to Eternity (Winner) I agree. 1954: On the Waterfront (Winner) Agree. 1955: Marty (Winner) Mister Roberts would be my pick. 1956: Around the World in 80 Days (Winner) Very close, but I think King and I or The Ten Commandments should have won. King and I would be my top pick. 1957: Bridge on the River Kwai (Winner) Agree. 1958: Gigi (Winner) Guess I agree. 1959: Ben-Hur (Winner) Diary of Anne Frank is my pick. 1960: The Apartment (Winner) Guess I agree. 1961: West Side Story (Winner) Agree. 1962: Lawrence of Arabia (Winner) Agree. 1963: Tom Jones (Winner) How the West Was Won, would have been my pick. 1964: My Fair Lady (Winner) Either Mary Poppins or Dr. Strangelove should have won. 1965: The Sound of Music (Winner) Agree. 1966: A Man for All Seasons (Winner) The Sand Pebbles would be my pick. 1967: In the Heat of the Night (Winner) Probably The Graduate. 1968: Oliver! (Winner) The Lion in Winter is my pick. 1969: Midnight Cowboy (Winner) Agree. 1970: Patton (Winner) Agree. 1971: The French Connection (Winner) Agree. 1972: The Godfather (Winner) Agree. 1973: The Sting (Winner) Agree. 1974: The Godfather Part II (Winner) Agree, but Chinatown is close second. 1975: One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest (Winner) Agree. 1976: Rocky (Winner) Taxi Driver is my pick. 1977: Annie Hall (Winner) Agree. 1978: The Deer Hunter (Winner) Agree. 1979: Kramer vs. Kramer (Winner) Apocalypse Now or Normae Rae should have won. 1980: Ordinary People (Winner) Raging Bull should have won. 1981: Chariots of Fire (Winner) Guess I agree, even though its not one of my favorites. 1982: Gandhi (Winner) E.T. or Tootsie should have won. 1983: Terms of Endearment (Winner) Agree. 1984: Amadeus (Winner) Good pick, but A Passage to India is a close second. 1985: Out of Africa (Winner) The Color Purple should have won. 1986: Platoon (Winner) Agree. 1987: The Last Emperor (Winner) Broadcast News would have been my pick. 1988: Rain Man (Winner) Mississippi Burning would have been my pick. 1989: Driving Miss Daisy (Winner) Born on the Fourth of July is my pick. 1990: Dances with Wolves (Winner) Good Fellas should have won. 1991: Silence of the Lambs (Winner) Beauty and the Beast should have won. 1992: Unforgiven (Winner) Agree. 1993: Schindler's List (Winner) Agree. 1994: Forrest Gump (Winner) Agree, though Pulp Fiction is a close second. 1995: Braveheart (Winner) Agree. 1996: The English Patient (Winner) Fargo should have won. 1997: Titanic (Winner) Agree. 1998: Shakespeare in Love (Winner) Saving Private Ryan should have won. 1999: American Beauty (Winner) Sixth Sense is my pick. 2000: Gladiator (Winner) Agree. 2001: A Beautiful Mind (Winner) Lord of the Rings: Fellowship is my pick. 2002: Chicago (Winner) The only one nominated that I have seen is Two Towers so I guess I have no comment for this year. 2003: Lord of the Rings: Return of the King (Winner) Agree. Feel free to post your thoughts. Just a quick edit. Your picks should only come from the films that were officially nominated for Best Picture.