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1978 - 2002 Best Picture Winners - Pick your 5 favourites!

Discussion in 'Visual Arts' started by Aar Gal, Nov 15, 2020.

  1. Whoopycat

    Whoopycat Forum Resident

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    Looking back, the 90's had a pretty decent stretch of winners.

    Poor Shakespeare In Love... I didn't vote for it but I did enjoy it.
     
  2. Oatsdad

    Oatsdad Oat, Biscuits and Abbie: Best Dogs Ever

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    Poor "Shakespeare in Love" - zero votes! :cry:

    Not that I think it's a great movie - obviously I didn't vote for it either - but it's better than some of the other films on this list!
     
  3. EddieMann

    EddieMann I used to be a king...

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    Geneva, IL. USA.
    Shakespeare in Love just got a vote from me. It was the film me and my loving and tolerant wife were watching when I first realized she could become my loving and tolerant wife.
     
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  4. Gandhi
    Amadeus
    Lambs
    Wolves
    Unforgiven

    Honorable Mention to Schindler's List, a great, important film that should be required viewing. But I never want to see it again.
     
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  5. PH416156

    PH416156 Alea Iacta Est

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    Europe
    Gimme "Shakespeare in love" anytime over stuff such as "Driving Miss Daisy," imho one of Academy's major mistakes. "Dead poets society" and "Born on the 4th of July" were much more deserving, not to mention "Do the right thing" that didn't even get a BP nomination.

    Rant over. :laugh:
     
  6. Stone Turntable

    Stone Turntable Dedicated Listener

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    Couldn't make it all the way up to five picks. Pretty dismal.
     
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  7. polchik

    polchik Forum Resident

    my 5 faves from this list

    deer hunter
    amadeus
    unforgiven
    gandhi
    braveheart/gladiator
     
  8. I kinda liked ' Driving Miss Daisy '
    Best picture? No.
     
  9. Looking at this list and reflecting on those that I saw , I have to say that ' Titanic ' is possibly the least worthy of being a Best Picture winner.
    The tale of two fictional lovers backdropped by a real tragedy. And... so what?
    DiCaprio and Winslet ( Jack! Rose! ) have good chemistry but what else is there really?
     
  10. jojopuppyfish

    jojopuppyfish Senior Member

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    Maryland
    I think Ordinary People is very underrated. Tough for me to come up with 5 classics though.
    Deer Hunter
    Ordinary People
    Dances with Wolves

    I chose these two, but I wouldn't call either of them masterpieces
    Silence of the Lambs -I think this is a great film, but not am amazing film.
    Schindler's List -I think this is a very good film. But I don't think its on the level as being one of the all time great films.

    There are some good films on that list like Terms of Endearment.
    Platoon hasn't held up.
    Rain Man is good too
    I liked Titanic. Forrest Gump too.
    But none of these are Masterpieces like the previous poll the OP posted.
     
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  11. carlwm

    carlwm Forum Resident

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    wales
    Not many films on the list coincide with my taste but I managed to get through the following without reaching for my torch and novel:

    Chariots Of Fire
    Gandhi
    Unforgiven
    Braveheart
    The English Patient
     
  12. Doug_B

    Doug_B Time Traveler

    Location:
    New Jersey
    Yea, not a list of epics, but I enjoyed many of them.

    I voted:
    The Deer Hunter
    The Silence of the Lambs
    Unforgiven
    Braveheart
    American Beauty

    A few others could have substituted for the last two.

    Interesting re the first time I saw The Deer Hunter - it was shown by my college on a Saturday evening (I think '79 or '80). I was not particularly aware of what it was about prior. Not the kind of movie that puts you in the mood for Saturday night partying afterwards.

    Doug
     
  13. The only one I’d be interested in seeing again is Unforgiven so it gets my vote.
     
  14. Kevin In Choconut Center

    Kevin In Choconut Center Offensive Coordinator

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    Binghamton, NY
    This is my list:

    Kramer Vs. Kramer
    The Last Emperor
    Unforgiven
    Shakespeare in Love
    American Beauty
     
  15. socorro

    socorro Forum Resident

    Location:
    pennsylvania
    The Last Emperor
    Amadeus
    Gandhi
    American Beauty
    Silence Of The Lambs

    Clearly I like historical epics set in other lands.
     
  16. Spastica

    Spastica Forum Resident

    Location:
    CA
    Unforgiven
    Schindler's List
    Silence of the Lambs
    Rain Man
    The Deer Hunter
     

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