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  • Jeffrey Kare
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    Obviously, there are tons of movies that the average person hasn’t seen (including some of the classics).

    So far, I’ve seen about 52 out of the 89 Oscar winners for Best Picture. There are four others that I actually started watching, but haven’t finished them yet. Though the question I have for you is what are some Best Picture winners you actually feel most guilty about having never seen (yet)?

    There are several I probably could’ve mentioned, but my top two would have to be Ben-Hur and The Deer Hunter.

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    A movie awarded Best Picture by the Academy is never a motivator for me to see it.

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    Teridax
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    I’ve seen most of them, and haven’t been able to finish a couple of them, although I still have yet to see any of The Great Ziegfeld, The Broadway Melody, The Life of Emile Zola, Gentlemen’s Agreement, Midnight Cowboy, Mrs. Miniver, Platoon, and Wings.

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    BenitoDelicias
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    Seems logical for people like us to have at least seen everything from 1970 to 2017, plus a lot of older ones. But from 1970, we should’ve seen it all by now. Having said that, I’ve never seen Patton.

    I need to rewatch Chariots of Fire and Braveheart. I can’t remember anything. I recently saw Gladiator too, I felt like I had forgotten a large part of it.

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    Andrew D
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    I need to watch 26 … feel the most guilty about Gandhi

    64. 1982 – “Gandhi”
    65. 1971 – “The French Connection”
    66. 1970 – “Patton”
    67. 1967 “ In the Heat of the Night”
    68. 1963 – “Tom Jones”
    69. 1959 – “Ben-Hur”
    70. 1958 – “Gigi”
    71. 1955 – “Marty”-
    72. 1953 – “From Here to Eternity”
    73. 1952 – “The Greatest Show on Earth”
    74. 1951 – “An American in Paris”
    75. 1947 – “Gentleman’s Agreement”
    76. 1946 – “The Best Years of Our Lives”
    77. 1945 – “The Lost Weekend”-
    78. 1944 – “Going My Way”
    79. 1942 – “Mrs. Miniver”
    80. 1938 – “You Can’t Take It with You”
    81. 1937 – “The Life of Emile Zola”
    82. 1936 – “The Great Ziegfeld”
    83. 1935 – “Mutiny on the Bounty”
    84. 1934 – “It Happened One Night”
    85. 1932/1933 – “Cavalcade”
    86. 1930/1931 – “Cimarron”
    87. 1929/1930 – “All Quiet on the Western Front”
    88. 1928/1929 – “The Broadway Melody”
    89. 1927/1928 – “Wings”

    “So we beat on, boats against the current, borne back ceaselessly into the past.”
    ― F. Scott Fitzgerald, The Great Gatsby

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    MHS83
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    All of the ones I have missed are recent:

    The Artist (Have on DVD, just haven’t watched it yet.)
    Argo (Have on DVD, just haven’t watched it yet.)
    12 Years a Slave
    Birdman
    Moonlight (I watched the first 10 minutes on Amazon Prime and didn’t get into it. I’ll return to is sometime.)

    It’s amazing what getting married and having a child did to my social life. I used to see all of the nominees before awards night. <sigh>

    I try to periodically re-watch old BP winners that I haven’t seen in years. A few years ago I re-watched The Life of Emile Zola and recently saw All the King’s Men again and was surprised that even though they’re not as well known as others, they’re actually quite good.

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    MHS83
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    I need to rewatch Chariots of Fire

    I know a lot of people don’t get into Chariots of Fire, but it’s one of my favorite BP wins. I was in high school and saw it in the theater with my two best friends who were both runners. Fond movie-going memory for me.

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    Andrew Carden
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    I’ve seen them all but barely remember Cimarron, Cavalcade and Mutiny on the Bounty.

    OSCAR FLASHBACK: Nicholson at the Oscars (1985) – Prizzi’s Honor

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    TheRedBoy
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    I’ve seen 27 Best Picture winners, and will probably add 4-5 more by the end of the year.

    The oldest 3 winners (and only pre-1975 winners) that I’ve seen are The Apartment, The Sound of Music, and Midnight Cowboy. So I haven’t seen most of the early winners.

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    Alex Meyer
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    There’s still several Best Picture winners I’ve never seen, but here are three big ones: The French Connection, Terms Of Endearment and Unforgiven. So far I have seen over half of the winners.

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    Teridax
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    There’s still several Best Picture winners I’ve never seen, but here are three big ones: The French Connection, Terms Of Endearment and Unforgiven. So far I have seen over half of the winners.

    Definitely watch Terms of Endearment ASAP. Bring a box of tissues, it’s a real tearjerker. Debra Winger was wonderful.

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    pacinofan
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    I have seen them all but watching some was more homework than pleasure. I am looking at you especially “Cavalcade”, “Around the World in 80 Days”, and “The Greatest Show On Earth”.

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    Jeffrey Kare
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    There’s still several Best Picture winners I’ve never seen, but here are three big ones: The French Connection, Terms Of Endearment and Unforgiven. So far I have seen over half of the winners.

    Definitely watch Terms of Endearment ASAP. Bring a box of tissues, it’s a real tearjerker. Debra Winger was wonderful.

    Yeah, I was not only surprised that Debra Winger didn’t win an Oscar for the film given the gravitas of her character, but the fact that she was in the same category as Shirley MacLaine.

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    Dan Jo Galicia
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    I tried to watch You Can’t Take It with You and Mutiny on the Bounty but I could not finish them. I saw half of them. I have seen the old ones especially Wings.

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    BenitoDelicias
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    There’s still several Best Picture winners I’ve never seen, but here are three big ones: The French Connection, Terms Of Endearment and Unforgiven. So far I have seen over half of the winners.

    You should watch all three right away. None of them feel dated and all have elements you can appreciate today. Great dramas, great action, great tears. None of them are the “I couldn’t finish it” type, like some of other BP winners.

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