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Wednesday, April 20, 2011
Top 5 greatest films that did not win best picture
This is easily one of my favorite films of all time. I have not seen The Bridge on the River Kwai, but from what I have seen in 1957 12 Angry Men is definitely my favorite. Lee J. Cobb and Henry Fonda give brilliant performances, neither getting their deserved nominations, and just great acting by the entire cast. 12 Angry Men is a unique film that I will forever love.
Completely robbed of its deserving best picture title. I like Forrest Gump, but in no way is it as good as The Shawshank Redemption. I love absolutely everything about it, and honestly have a very hard time finding a flaw. People say it does not need to be number 1 on IMDb's top movies list, and while I agree, this is still an all around incredible film. Though I have not actually seen Pulp Fiction all the way through, The Shawshank Redemption is one of my favorite films of all time.
In my opinion GoodFellas is Scorsese's finest film, and while many people will disagree with that, being a movie lover it is hard to deny the brilliance of this film. Scorsese perfectly shows the audience the horrors of the mob, and De Niro, Pesci, and Ray Liotta give some of their best performances. GoodFellas is top 10 all time material for me, and one of the greatest films I have personally ever seen.
By the far the best Christmas film ever made, by far the best James Stewart film ever made, by far the best 40s film ever made. It's a Wonderful Life is Frank Capra at his finest. It beautifully shows everyone a tale about George Bailey's life, and is just about a story that everyone in this world can relate to in some way. James Stewart's career performance, Capra's best film, and an all around phenomenal movie. Sounds like it deserved best picture, right? It did.