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    DaKardii
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    Hey, guys. I just took the time to look through the IMDB scores of every single Best Picture nominee ever. If IMDB retroactively scores determined Best Picture winners, this is what the lineup would look like.

    NOTE: Ties are broken by the number of votes cast on the site.

    1927/28- The Circus
    1928/29- The Hollywood Revue of 1929
    1929/30- All Quiet on the Western Front

    1930/31- The Front Page
    1931/32- Grand Hotel
    1932/1933- I Am a Fugitive from a Chain Gang
    1934- It Happened One Night
    1935- Top Hat
    1936- Mr. Deeds Goes to Town
    1937- Captains Courageous
    1938- La Grande Illusion
    1939- Gone with the Wind

    1940- The Great Dictator
    1941- Citizen Kane
    1942- Random Harvest
    1943- Casablanca
    1944- Double Indemnity
    1945- Mildred Pierce
    1946- It’s a Wonderful Life
    1947- Miracle on 34th Street
    1948- The Treasure of the Sierra Madre
    1949- The Heiress

    1950- Sunset Boulevard
    1951- A Streetcar Named Desire
    1952- High Noon
    1953- Roman Holiday
    1954- On the Waterfront
    1955- Marty
    1956- The Ten Commandments
    1957- 12 Angry Men
    1958- Cat on a Hot Tin Roof
    1959- Ben-Hur

    1960- The Apartment
    1961- Judgment at Nuremberg
    1962- Lawrence of Arabia
    1963- America America
    1964- Dr. Strangelove
    1965- The Sound of Music
    1966- Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf?
    1967- The Graduate
    1968- The Lion in Winter
    1969- Z

    1970- Patton
    1971- A Clockwork Orange
    1972- The Godfather
    1973- The Sting
    1974- The Godfather: Part II
    1975: One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest
    1976- Taxi Driver
    1977- Star Wars
    1978- The Deer Hunter
    1979- Apocalypse Now

    1980- Raging Bull
    1981- Raiders of the Lost Ark
    1982- Gandhi
    1983- The Right Stuff
    1984- Amadeus
    1985- The Color Purple
    1986- Platoon
    1987- The Last Emperor
    1988- Rain Man
    1989- Dead Poets Society

    1990- Goodfellas
    1991- The Silence of the Lambs
    1992- Unforgiven
    1993- Schindler’s List
    1994- The Shawshank Redemption
    1995- Braveheart
    1996- Fargo
    1997- Life is Beautiful
    1998- Saving Private Ryan
    1999- The Green Mile

    2000- Gladiator
    2001- The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring
    2002- The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers
    2003- The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King
    2004- Million Dollar Baby
    2005- Crash
    2006- The Departed
    2007- There Will Be Blood
    2008- Slumdog Millionaire
    2009- Inglorious Basterds

    2010- Inception
    2011- The Help
    2012- Django Unchained
    2013- The Wolf of Wall Street
    2014- Whiplash
    2015- Mad Max: Fury Road
    2016- Hacksaw Ridge
    2017- Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri
    2018- Green Book
    2019- Parasite

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    Some of these are spot on, others although not my opinion make sense in terms of film history and more recently general popularity. A few of them are head scratchers though. “Captains Courageous”, “Random Harvest”, “Crash”??? LOL Those scores are done by ratings by users right? If so I might have to get on there and add my two cents!

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    Particularly for recent films, any film that isn’t about straight white males largely (not always) get under-scored on IMDB.

    Case in point: Hacksaw Ridge over Moonlight, La La Land and Arrival.

    Check out more of my thoughts on Twitter (@AMG_Review) and Instagram (amg_reviews)

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    2016- Hacksaw Ridge 2017- Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri 2018- Green Book

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    Pretty solid to me. Keeps most of the good wins, adds LOTR 1&2, Inception, and 12 Angry Men.

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    21st century is much better than what we got

     

    2000- Gladiator YES!
    2001- The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring YES!
    2002- The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers YES!
    2003- The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King YES!
    2004- Million Dollar Baby whatever
    2005- Crash lmao, brokebackers on suicide watch. and this is from someone who thought Broekback should have won.
    2006- The Departed YES!
    2007- There Will Be Blood YES!
    2008- Slumdog Millionaire VOMIT. TDK would have won this had it been nominated
    2009- Inglorious Basterds YES!

    2010- Inception YES!
    2011- The Help whatever
    2012- Django Unchained YES!
    2013- The Wolf of Wall Street YES!
    2014- Whiplash YES!
    2015- Mad Max: Fury Road YES!
    2016- Hacksaw Ridge YES! take that overrated unwatchable LLL and Moonlight!
    2017- Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri VOMIT though all nominees were bad
    2018- Green Book lmao! even that overrated Marvel capes*** couldn’t beat it on IMDB. bravo IMDB!
    2019- Parasite Korean bots took the page from Russian bots I see, beefed up this, downvoted Joker

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    2018- Green Book lmao! even that overrated Marvel capes*** couldn’t beat it on IMDB. bravo IMDB!

    It’s a marvel film with a majority black cast that was the subject to an online hate campaign from trolls & racists, of course the FilmBros of IMDB weren’t go vote well on it.

    https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/comic-riffs/wp/2018/02/02/an-alt-right-group-threatened-to-attack-black-panther-on-rotten-tomatoes-but-the-site-is-fighting-back/

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    LOL, the movie was overrated with a shockingly charisma-free boring lead (unusual for Marvel)  but of course that anyone who dared say that was labeled troll and racist. Stop being so patronizing. Giving average movies higher rating just because they are made by minorities is patronizing. I remember that article from THR or Variety in the wake of very deserving A Wrinkle In Time bashing. It said that it was OK to go easy on movies made by women of color. That was not going to help anyone.

    Likewise, that trash Terminator Dark Fate got better reviews than Joker because “future is not only female but also diverse”. Not a single positive thing about the craft behind that turd, it was all “well, it has badass women so lets give it a pass”.. This kind of thinking does not improve cinema.

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    Black Panther is no different than any other Marvel film. Anyone who watched more than 10 films knows even Green Book was better. No excuses!

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    I will agree that a film should not be judged for behind the scenes political reasoning when talking about merit. However, in the case of “Green Book” vs. “Black Panther” I would gladly watch “Black Panther” over “Green Book” any day based on my opinion of merit.

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    I liked Green Book (which was my favorite movie of 2018) better than Black Panther. BP was excellent but no better or worse than really any other Marvel movie. If it got a Best Picture nom… so should have other Marvel movies.

    Hacksaw Ridge was great but I think I prefer Arrival.

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    Green Book would’ve been considered dated in 1963.

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    As far as MCU goes, Infinity War was actually awards worthy. Direction was insenly good.

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    Guys, I made a mistake. I thought Life is Beautiful contended in the 1997 Oscars. It actually contended in the 1998 Oscars.

    The actual winner for 1997 is Good Will Hunting.

    Saving Private Ryan is still the winner for 1998.

    I apologize.

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    IMDB is too basic, Letterboxd ratings is where we’re at

     

     

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