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    I think American Beauty is a masterpiece, but i don´t think the same about Parasite, so people cannot have different opinions here? so sad.

    Did I forbid anyone to say something lol? Of course you can hate a objectively celebrated film and consider it “worst film ever” personally.

    Just don’t misinterpret “worst” as “overrated in your opinion. “

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    I’m just gonna restrict this to Best Picture nominees, because otherwise you’d end up with something like Suicide Squad, which, admittedly, doesn’t have bad make-up, which is where it won.

    The thing is, though, a lot of Best Picture nominees are pretty good and are generally only regarded as universally bad, due to their competition or status as Best Picture winner. The best example is probably 2005. Crash is a perfectly fine movie. It’s not a masterpiece, but it is a fairly compelling watch, with some overly saccharine moments. However, there are some great moments – the famous car scene springs to mind. However, what has really crippled its reputation is that it won over the extremely progressive and very obviously better Brokeback Mountain. I reckon the same thing that happened to Crash would have happened to Clooney’s Good Night, And Good Luck. if it won in 2005. The same would probably go (to a lesser degree, perhaps, though) for Capote and Munich. I think the same goes for 1979 with Kramer Vs. Kramer/Apocalypse Now and 1998 with Shakespeare In Love/Saving Private Ryan.

    There are plenty that probably don’t deserve a nomination for Best Picture, but are enjoyable nonetheless. For instance, The Bishop’s Wife is  very watchable film, even if it heavily relies on Cary Grant to carry it (kind of surprising he wasn’t nominated for Best Actor, given this was nominated for Picture, but anyway…)

    I, also, think Ghost is a weird Best Picture nominee, even, though, Whoopi probably deserved her Oscar that year. She’s kind of the film’s saving grace.

    Best Picture winners, though, I would agree with others and say The Greatest Show On Earth, in spite of it being fairly entertaining, is complete nonsense, for the most part. It really doesn’t hold up as a Best Picture winner. Take it on its own, though, and I think it’s a much better experience.

    The Towering Inferno, also, has to be up there for nominees. Very much a dry film. It’s kind of shocking that Fred Astaire almost won an Oscar here against De Niro in GodFather 2…. And the fact he took a nomination away from either John Huston in Chinatown or John Cazale in GodFather 2 is very bizarre…

    My overall least favourite Best Picture winner, though, would probably have to be Platoon, surprisingly. I just never really engaged with it and much prefer other Vietnam War movies. Perhaps, I just need to give it a rewatch, but the material never really connected with me and I generally found it a bit dull.

    I, also, echo the thoughts of the person who found Mad Max: Fury Road dull. I do, actually, like the other Mad Max films, but this one just kind of fell flat and felt like a series of noise to me.

    I never really got the hype for The Martian either, which I found to be very boring, in spite of Ridley Scott clearly putting a lot of effort in. The plot just never really grabbed me and it probably doesn’t help that, outside Talented Mr Ripley, I’ve never been the biggest Matt Damon fan.

    I found The Post to be an incredibly drab affair, as well. I’m nearly convinced the only reason it got in is because it was a Spielberg film. Outside of that, it’s a very bland film.

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    Sweeney Todd and The Great Gatsby are nightmarish.

    Most recently, Jojo Rabbit. Utterly disrespectful and tacky imo.

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    I’ll have to go with Charly, which won Cliff Robertson a much undeserved Oscar for Best Actor of 1968 for playing a intellectually disabled man who undergoes experimental treatment to make him smarter. Many believe Peter O’Toole was robbed that year, but frankly any of the other four nominees would’ve been worthier than Robertson (my own choice would be Ron Moody’s immortal Fagin). But it’s the film of Charly as a whole which I take most issue with, mostly due to the crude and infantilising way it treats its title character, from the opening playground scene to a truly reprehensible nightmare sequence involving the “treated”, super-intelligent Charly being haunted by the vision of his past self, complete with creepy childish mugging and awkward gait. There’s little Robertson can do with such a simplistic characterisation as written, but he definitely makes things worse by overplaying Charly in his raw state. Even more astonishing than Robertson’s Oscar win, however, is that the film won the Golden Globe for Best Screenplay; it was written by Stirling Silliphant, fresh off his Oscar for the excellent In the Heat of the Night. The mind boggles.

    Such a shame because the book this film is based on is much better.

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    Did I forbid anyone to say something lol? Of course you can hate a objectively celebrated film and consider it “worst film ever” personally. Just don’t misinterpret “worst” as “overrated in your opinion. “

    For me is both, like I said is not the worst but one of the worst and definitely the most overrated movie of all time. Is a crime that 12 Angry Men is below this movie in the ranking of 250 movies on Letterboxd, thank God that’s not the case on IMDb.

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    The Departed

    That movie is a copy and paste of the original and brilliant Infernal Affairs. And The Departed winning 4 Oscars for remaking it is bizarre to me

    2023 Oscar
    Best Picture: The Way of The Wind
    Best Director: Decision to Leave
    Best Actress: TAR
    Best Actor: The Whale
    Best Supporting Actress: The Whale
    Best Supporting Actor: Poor Things

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    I interpreted this as the worst Best Picture winners. Anyway, most of them are okay in their own right. Having watched them recently instead of when they first came out, I think movies like Unforgiven, The English Patient and No Country for Old Men are gorgeous-looking flicks that are really boring. I do have to agree with Jasmine is French–The Departed was an okay movie but definitely not the best movie.

    Judging from all the BP winners I saw, the worst is Green Book simply because the story felt too fast, it was the most boring BP winner I saw, and it won over more worthy contenders.

    There are definitely a few BP nominees though that I consider tremendously worse (aka “boring” which is the worst thing a movie can be for me) with no redeeming factor going for it like The Cider House Rules, Sideways, Up in the Air and Selma.

    I just love movies. And awards.

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    I interpreted this as the worst Best Picture winners. Anyway, most of them are okay in their own right. Having watched them recently instead of when they first came out, I think movies like Unforgiven, The English Patient and No Country for Old Men are gorgeous-looking flicks that are really boring. I do have to agree with Jasmine is French–The Departed was an okay movie but definitely not the best movie.

    Judging from all the BP winners I saw, the worst is Green Book simply because the story felt too fast, it was the most boring BP winner I saw, and it won over more worthy contenders.

    There are definitely a few BP nominees though that I consider tremendously worse (aka “boring” which is the worst thing a movie can be for me) with no redeeming factor going for it like The Cider House Rules, Sideways, Up in the Air and Selma.

    I cannot understand the appeal for The Cider House Rules, Sideways, Up in The Air and Seabiscuit

    The English Patient is one of my fav movies so we really disagree on that one 🙂

    2023 Oscar
    Best Picture: The Way of The Wind
    Best Director: Decision to Leave
    Best Actress: TAR
    Best Actor: The Whale
    Best Supporting Actress: The Whale
    Best Supporting Actor: Poor Things

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    It has to be Suicide Squad. It just has to be.

    FYC:

    Everything Everywhere All At Once in every eligible category

    Hold My Hand - Lady Gaga for Best Original Song

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    Best Picture Winners right?

    Cimarron
    Going My Way
    ARGO
    Slumdog
    A Beautiful Mind
    The Greatest Show on Earth

    If I had a (loaded) gun to my head I could probably think of something good to say about almost every winner.

    The Sunne in Splendour.
    I prefer my roses white

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    Silver Linings Playbook. Completely overrated bore.

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    The Departed

    That movie is a copy and paste of the original and brilliant Infernal Affairs. And The Departed winning 4 Oscars for remaking it is bizarre to me

    You mean the 1990 version? First time I’ve seen Gere overacting. MVP Nancy Travis.

    Impossible for me to begrudge Marty’s career win

    The Sunne in Splendour.
    I prefer my roses white

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    Nomadland and Mank – both incredibly dull pretentious films
    Avatar – overrated nonsense
    Annie Hall – Woody Allen is not funny and he always plays the same cliche character, he’s Adam Sandler with a higher IQ
    Belfast – boring,pretentious film

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    Argo

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    think movies like Unforgiven, The English Patient and No Country for Old Men are gorgeous-looking flicks that are really boring.

    I agree about The English Patient but I found No Country to be so tense and gripping. Really surprised some people find it as boring as the English Patient. They couldn’t be more different imo.

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