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#1 Posted by mrmonster (15550 posts) - - Show Bio

If you're not familiar with which movies are Best Picture winners, here are some examples you've probably seen.

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#2 Edited by mrmonster (15550 posts) - - Show Bio

IMO: Forest Gump

Honorable Mentions: Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King, No Country for Old Men

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#3 Posted by Outside_85 (23518 posts) - - Show Bio

LotR: Return of the King.

runners up: Gladiator.

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#4 Posted by KingOfWakanda (2571 posts) - - Show Bio

Looking at a list of winners, I can say there's been a lot of mistakes over the years.

Favorite: Rocky

Runners Up: Gladiator, Silence of the Lambs, LotR: RotK

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#5 Posted by KingCarcosa (63 posts) - - Show Bio

The Godfather - Part II. What a hell of a movie. It's a shame that this masterpiece is obscured by its (also excellent) predecessor.

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#6 Posted by King-Ragnar (4142 posts) - - Show Bio

Godfather parts 1 and 2, Return of The King, Argo and Gladiator.

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#7 Posted by Yassassin (7701 posts) - - Show Bio

One Flew over The Cuckoo's Nest

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#9 Posted by the_stegman (40235 posts) - - Show Bio

Silence of the Lambs

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#11 Posted by Amcu (16896 posts) - - Show Bio

LOTR is the best always.

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#12 Posted by Michaelbn (2394 posts) - - Show Bio

The God Father 2 & 1, Forest Gump, Rocky, Unforgiven, Gandhi, Schindler's List, Dances with wolves, Lawrence of Arabia, One flew over the cuckoo's nest, The french connection, Gladiator, Braveheart, Million dollar baby, No country for old men, The departed and Hamlet.

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#13 Edited by MarvelandDCfan24 (7526 posts) - - Show Bio

Gump, RotK, Rocky are just awesome the rest are meh

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#14 Posted by ANTHP2000 (27735 posts) - - Show Bio

I still cry watching Titanic for the 9th time.

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#15 Edited by loyngulpany (2775 posts) - - Show Bio

It Happened One Night and Annie Hall for me though. Also Ben-Hur.

I also love The Godfather movies and the LOTR movies. I love most Best Picture winning movies but I can say that most of the winners were wrong like Rocky over Taxi Driver, Gandhi over E.T, How Green Was My Valley over Citizen Kane and The French Connection over A Clockwork Orange etc.

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#17 Posted by Anna_Karenina (4510 posts) - - Show Bio

Braveheart, Dances with Wolves and The Return of the King.

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#18 Posted by darthvaderrocks (1496 posts) - - Show Bio

The Godfather. Greatest film ever made.

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#19 Posted by Quinlan58 (1771 posts) - - Show Bio

The Apartment or The Godfather Part II.

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#22 Posted by PayneInTheAss (11763 posts) - - Show Bio

No Country

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#23 Posted by FaradaySloth (10017 posts) - - Show Bio

I always take L's, my favorite movies rarely get picked every year.

Favorite: As a Philadelphian, Rocky is more than a movie.

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#25 Posted by PenguinDust (9140 posts) - - Show Bio

Casablanca is my favorite, but I believe Lawrence of Arabia to be among the greatest films ever made. My Top 5 would be:

  1. Casablanca (1942)
  2. Lawrence of Arabia (1962)
  3. The Sound of Music (1965)
  4. It Happened One Night (1934)
  5. Annie Hall (1977)
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#26 Posted by superman52445 (473 posts) - - Show Bio

Return of the king.

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#27 Edited by Stormdriven (17919 posts) - - Show Bio

Definitely not Gone With the Wind, Titanic, or Ben Hur. I’ve seen most of the others in this thread, and I love the majority of those. But the aforementioned three are such boring pieces of garbage, and Titanic was just straight up stupid. I can see why they won best picture, but as far as personal preference, they’re trash.

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#28 Posted by The_Thereminist (381 posts) - - Show Bio

One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest

The Deer Hunter

Driving Miss Daisy

The Silence of the Lambs

Forrest Gump

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#29 Edited by PurplePerson (908 posts) - - Show Bio

1) Godfather Part 2

2) Silence Of The Lambs

3) Godfather

4) American Beauty

5) Gone With The Wind

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#30 Posted by COOLGUY18 (1053 posts) - - Show Bio

Godfather 2.

All hail the mobs.

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#31 Edited by BullPR (5963 posts) - - Show Bio

Tie between Casablanca and Godfather II

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#32 Edited by RedHood_JayTodd (1714 posts) - - Show Bio

Favorite: Titanic

Runner Up: The Hurt Locker

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#34 Posted by mrmonster (15550 posts) - - Show Bio

Bump because the list just got bigger.

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#35 Posted by EICHHOLTZ (573 posts) - - Show Bio

silence of the lambs

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#36 Posted by infantfinite128 (5850 posts) - - Show Bio

Great question. It's tough.

1. The Godfather

2. The Godfather Part II

3. Braveheart

4. The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King

5. Gone With the Wind