Best of the Best Pictures!

Summary

Where does this years's winner The King's Speech place in this list of undisputed classics (Casablanca, The Godfather), dubious selections (The Greatest Show on Earth), and all in-between? How many have you seen? Where do your favorites rank? Start the Best of the Best Pictures countdown and find out! Back to Article

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Movie Monster

Bentley Lyles

Great list!

Mar 2 - 09:50 PM

Debra M.

Debra Musik

Prefer fact-based/true story, general rule & aside: Heard nothing but gd. comments re: Hurt Locker. My fav, even after post-r. tomato skewering (rightfully, w/faux blood pkt. on Dewhurst gone awry)? Original 1982 movie, "The Dead Zone" w/Walken as lead. Could watch it over x ????....yeah, campy parts but Stephen King....lone flick of his that was Oscar material. Why? Remove Hollywood fluff/soap opera & once again, an author who was practically prophetic in his own right/ life. 1 Example: Martin Sheen's childish/nuke tantrum moment....what was the name of last, 2 term....academy missed Oscar boat on that 1.

Mar 3 - 06:40 AM

Phogoodness

Andrew Nguyen

The Hurt Locker is a great movie. It deserves the position it holds on this list. Just because it focuses on a topic that doesn't appeal to mainstream audiences, doesn't mean it isn't a thoughtful, well-acted, and highly relevant in the context of today's society. It is the best war movie since Apocalypse Now.

Mar 3 - 07:31 AM

George Patchell

George Patchell

I have to point to everyone complaining about the Hurt Locker and Slumdog Millionaire that this is not supposed to be a personal choice but rather the Tomatometer rankings. Having said that the list is sort of trivialised if the tomatometer score is disregarded like it is throughout the list; case and point The King's Speech score is 95% but is ahead of Unforgiven which has a score of 96%.

Mar 4 - 07:06 AM

Ken

Kenneth W.

I noticed that happens a few times on the list.

Mar 5 - 11:57 AM

Phogoodness

Andrew Nguyen

Forrest Gump is a simplistic fable that generalizes the historical events and social issues of the 20th century. It is popular with mainstream audiences because it is an entertaining, feel-good story with a memorable and likable protagonist. It is however not a great movie. There is nothing thought provoking or deep about this movie. Many of the characters are caricatures of types seen in other movies. The events that happens to Gump are far-fetched and forced. Shawshank Redemption while also a feel-good story, is a much better film and should have won the Oscar over Forrest Gump.

Mar 3 - 10:33 AM

dethburger

dethburger hates Flixster

=)

Mar 3 - 10:37 AM

dethburger

dethburger hates Flixster

So Debra, you haven't explained the hubby/connections comment.

Please, enlighten us.

Mar 3 - 10:39 AM

dethburger

dethburger hates Flixster

So, you still haven't answered the question.

Why?

Mar 3 - 02:32 PM

Gregory G.

Gregory Gnoffo

SUNRISE? That never won for Best Picture. Why is that on this list?

Mar 3 - 11:35 AM

NTROST

Anthony W.

Correction#1: *Schindler's* List
Correction#2: *conventional*

Mar 3 - 01:59 PM

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