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  • Profile photo of Kel Doucetteawardskel
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    #75756

    10. Amadeus (1984)
    9. The Apartment (1960)
    8. Gone with the Wind (1939)
    7. On the Waterfront (1954)
    6. The Deer Hunter (1978)
    5. The Godfather (1972)
    4. All Quiet on the Western Front (1930)
    3. Lawrence of Arabia (1962)
    2. The Silence of the Lambs (1991)
    1. Annie Hall (1977) 

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    Profile photo of lenny sadofskyallabout oscars
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    #75758

    MY TOP 10

      1.  ALL ABOUT EVE
      2.  WHO’S AFRAID OF VIRGINIA WOOLF?
      3.  WEST SIDE STORY
      4.  THE GRADUATE
      5.  TERMS OF ENDEARMENT
      6.  A PLACE IN THE SUN
      7.  A CLOCKWORK ORANGE
      8.  ONE FLEW OVER THE CUCKOO’S NEST
      9.  SCHINDLER’S LIST
     10. NETWORK

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    Halo_Insider
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    #75759

    MY TOP 10

      1.  ALL ABOUT EVE
      2.  WHO’S AFRAID OF VIRGINIA WOOLF?
      3.  WEST SIDE STORY
      4.  THE GRADUATE
      5.  TERMS OF ENDEARMENT
      6.  A PLACE IN THE SUN
      7.  A CLOCKWORK ORANGE
      8.  ONE FLEW OVER THE CUCKOO’S NEST
      9.  SCHINDLER’S LIST
     10. NETWORK

    Afraid only half of that list is comprised of winners, friend.

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    Profile photo of ScottfergusonScottferguson
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    #75760

    1) Sunrise (the only masterpiece to ever win best picture)

    2) How Green Was My Valley (great film, but about Ford’s 20th best film)

    3) Casablanca (just about perfect film)

    4) Unforgiven

    5) The Godfather

    6) Lawrence of Arabia

    7) Titanic

    8) The French Connection

    9) It Happened One Night

    10) Rebecca  (about Hitchcock’s 30th most interesting film)

    A handful of others are decent, most are, always have been, always will  be middlebrow mediocrities, including probably this year                

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    Profile photo of Marcus SnowdenMarcus Snowden (The Artist Formerly Known as msnowden1)
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    #75761

    How could I forget about Schindler’s List and American Beauty.

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    #75762

    10. West Side Story
    9. Midnight Cowboy
    8. Ben-Hur
    7. Dances With Wolves
    6. All Quiet on the Western Front
    5. The Godfather, Pt. II
    4. Oliver!
    3. American Beauty
    2. Grand Hotel
    1. The Apartment  

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    Profile photo of lenny sadofskyallabout oscars
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    #75763

    OK  THE SAME TOP 5…

    1. ALL ABOUT EVE
    2. WEST SIDE STORY
    3. TERMS OF ENDEARMENT
    4. ONE FLEW OVER THE CUCKOOS NEST
    5. SCHINDLERS LIST

    6. gone with the wind
    7. my fair lady
    8. ben-hur
    9. the apartment
    10. the godfather part II

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    #75764

    I’ll do it since 1980 (chronological):

    Out of Africa
    Platoon
    The Silence of the Lambs
    Unforgiven
    Forrest Gump
    Titanic
    The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King
    Million Dollar Baby
    The Departed
    The Hurt Locker

                       

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    #75765

    Just out of personal enjoyment

    1. Lawrence of Arabia
    2. Amadeus
    3. All About Eve
    4. In the Heat of the Night
    5. The Sound of Music
    6. The King’s Speech
    7. One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest
    8. Gandhi
    9. It Happened One Night
    10.  The Silence of the Lambs

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    #75766

    1. Midnight Cowboy
    2. Rocky
    3. The Silence of the Lambs
    4. Chicago
    5. West Side Story 
    6, Forest Gump 
    7. All About Eve
    8. Driving Miss Daisy
    9. The Lost Weekend
    10. The Godfather/The Godfather Part II 

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    Profile photo of Jeremy JohnstonIcky
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    #75767

    1. The Godfather
    2. Lawrence of Arabia
    3. Annie Hall
    4. The French Connection
    5. The Silence of the Lambs
    6. It Happened One Night
    7. On the Waterfront
    8. Sunrise
    9. Gone With the Wind
    10. Titanic/Casablanca/No Country For Old Men

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    #75768

    1. All ABout Eve
    2. Annie Hall
    3. The Silence of the Lambs
    4. Casablanca
    5. No Country For Old Men
    6. On the Waterfront
    7. One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest
    8. Sunrise
    9. The Deer Hunter
    10. The Apartment

    …Last 4 spots can come and go.  Top 6 is pretty solid.  I can say there is one thing about ON THE WATERFRONT that I don’t like, Bernstein’s score.  Other than that it’s a perfect film.

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    #75769

    I’ve seen 52/84, of those:

    1. The Godfather
    2. Sunrise
    3. It Happened One Night
    4. Casablanca
    5. The Lord of the Rings: Return of the King
    6. Titanic 
    7. Kramer vs. Kramer
    8. Lawrence of Arabia
    9. Forrest Gump
    10. Annie Hall
     

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    #75770

    Well here’s an interesting distraction. Thanks awardskel.

    Hmmm….looking over the winners, I find that I hate most of them.  Or, not a huge fan. So, I’ll go with my emotional choices.

    All Quiet on the Western Front
    On the Waterfront
    The Lord of the Rings, RK
    The Last Emperor
    Dances with Wolves: these are my friends. Sue me. And do it now.
    Forrest Gump
    Titanic
    The King’s Speech: Immense gratitude
    Annie Hall
    Lawrence of Arabia

    Wow is that ten? I’d trade off The Apartment, The Godfather, and The Deer Hunter for most of the above. Sunrise’s cinematography and overall craft is a remarkable feat, but I hate that misogynistic screenplay and it will never make any top ten list of mine.

    Whoa. So glad I copied this before I hit “Post Reply”.

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    #75771

    I could more easily come up with 10 “worst” BP winners than 10 “best” BP winners.

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