The Wizard of Oz
Dorothy Gale is swept away to a magical land in a tornado and embarks on a quest to see the Wizard who can help her return home. (102 mins.)
“ Somewhere Over the Rainbow ” - smith-d-c
At an inn which is only open on holidays, a crooner and a hoofer vie for the affections of a beautiful up-and-coming performer. (100 mins.)
“ White Christmas ” - smith-d-c
A living puppet, with the help of a cricket as his conscience, must prove himself worthy to become a real boy. (88 mins.)
“ When You Wish Upon A Star ” - smith-d-c
A performer and gambler travels to New York City to raise the $25,000 he needs to marry his fiancée, only to become entangled with a beautiful aspiring dancer. (103 mins.)
“ The Way You Look Tonight ” - smith-d-c
Gold Diggers of 1935
In a luxury hotel stage director Nicoleff stages a show to get the money to pay his bills. Mrs. Prentiss... (95 mins.)
“ Lullaby of Broadway ” - smith-d-c
Song of the South
The kindly story-teller Uncle Remus tells a young boy stories about trickster Br'er Rabbit, who outwits Br'er Fox and slow-witted Br'er Bear. (94 mins.)
“ Zip-A-Dee-Doo-Dah ” - smith-d-c
The Big Broadcast of 1938
The Bellows family causes comic confusion on an ocean liner, with time out for radio-style musical acts. (91 mins.)
“ Thanks for the Memory ” - smith-d-c
The Man Who Knew Too Much
A family vacationing in Morocco accidentally stumble on to an assassination plot and the conspirators are determined to prevent them from interfering. (120 mins.)
“ "Whatever Will Be, Will Be (Que Sera, Sera) ” - smith-d-c
Breakfast at Tiffany's
A young New York socialite becomes interested in a young man who has moved into her apartment building. (115 mins.)
“ "Moon River" ” - smith-d-c
The Harvey Girls
On a train trip West to become a mail order bride Susan Bradley meets a cheery crew of young women traveling... (102 mins.)
“ On the Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe ” - smith-d-c
A magical nanny helps bring the two children she's in charge of closer to their father through songs and magical adventures. (139 mins.)
“ Chim Chim Cheree ” - smith-d-c
Captain Carey, U.S.A.
Webb Carey returns to Orta, near Milan, to find out who betrayed his World War II O.S.S. team and caused the death of several villagers... (82 mins.)
“ Mona Lisa ” - smith-d-c
Weary of the conventions of Parisian society, a rich playboy and a youthful courtesan-in-training enjoy a platonic friendship, but it may not stay platonic for long. (115 mins.)
“ Gigi ” - smith-d-c
A Hole in the Head
An impractical widower tries to hang onto his Miami hotel and his 12-year-old son. (120 mins.)
“ "High Hopes ” - smith-d-c
Love Is a Many-Splendored Thing
A widowed doctor of both Chinese and European descent falls in love with a married American correspondent in Hong Kong during China's Communist revolution. (102 mins.)
“ "Love Is a Many-Splendored Thing" ” - smith-d-c
A swimsuit fashion designer is determined to protect her scatterbrained sister from a South American heart-breaker, but a case of mistaken identity complicates matters. (95 mins.)
“ Baby, It's Cold Outside ” - smith-d-c
Calamity Jane is despatched to find out who's smuggling rifles to the Indians, and winds up married to a hapless correspondence school dentist as part of her cover. (91 mins.)
“ Buttons and Bows ” - smith-d-c
Papa's Delicate Condition
If Jack Griffith's wife doesn't like the color of a neighbor's house, he'll arrange for it to be a house of a different color... (98 mins.)
“ "Call Me Irresponsible"
Although Charade was also nominated ” - smith-d-c
A marshall, personally compelled to face a returning deadly enemy, finds that his own town refuses to help him. (85 mins.)
“ High Noon (Do Not Forsake Me, Oh My Darlin') ” - smith-d-c
Married couple George Adamson
and Joy Adamson
have longed lived in northern Kenya for George's work as the senior game warden of the region... (95 mins.)
“ "Born Free" ” - smith-d-c
“ "Raindrops Keep Fallin' on My Head" ” - smith-d-c
The Thomas Crown Affair
A debonair, adventuresome bank executive believes he has pulled off the perfect multi-million dollar heist, only to match wits with a sexy insurance investigator who will do anything to get her man. (102 mins.)
“ The Windmills of Your Mind" ” - smith-d-c
The Gay Divorcee
An American woman travels to England to seek a divorce from her absentee husband, where she meets - and falls for - a dashing performer. (107 mins.)
“ The Continental ” - smith-d-c
Days of Wine and Roses
An alcoholic marries a young woman, whom he systematically addicts to booze so they can share his "passion" together. (117 mins.)
“ "Days of Wine and Roses" ” - smith-d-c
Beauty and the Beast
A young woman whose father has been imprisoned by a terrifying beast offers herself in his place, unaware that her captor is actually a prince, physically altered by a magic spell. (84 mins.)
“ "Beauty and the Beast" ” - smith-d-c
The Little Mermaid
A mermaid princess makes a Faustian bargain with an unscrupulous sea-witch in order to meet a human prince on land. (83 mins.)
“ "Under the Sea" ” - smith-d-c
Going My Way
Youthful Father Chuck O'Malley led a colorful life of sports, song, and romance before joining the Roman Catholic clergy... (126 mins.)
“ Swinging on a Star
Although "The Trolley Song" from Meet Me in St. Louis was also nominated. ” - smith-d-c
Lady Be Good
Songwriters Dixie Donegan and Eddie Crane are still in love after their divorce. Dixie's friend Marilyn Marsh tries to convince them to marry again... (112 mins.)
“ The Last Time I Saw Paris
Although "Boogie Woogie Bugle Boy of Company Be" of Buck Privates and "Chattanooga Choo Choo" from Sun Valley Serenade were also nominated. ” - smith-d-c
Arthur is a happy drunk with no pretensions at any ambition. He is also the heir to a vast fortune which... (97 mins.)
“ "Arthur's Theme (Best That You Can Do)"
strong competition this year: "Endless Love", "For Your Eyes Only", and "The First Time It Happens" from the Muppet Movie. The best won though. ” - smith-d-c
An Officer and a Gentleman
A young man must complete his work at a Navy Flight school to become an aviator, with the help of a tough gunnery sergeant and his new girlfriend. (124 mins.)
“ "Up Where We Belong"
strong competition this year too: "Eye of the Tiger" from Rocky III and "It Might Be You" from Tootsie were also nominated The best won though. ” - smith-d-c
A modern-day musical about a busker and an immigrant and their eventful week in Dublin, as they write, rehearse and record songs that tell their love story. (85 mins.)
“ "Falling Slowly"
Although it would have been nice for Enchanted to get some recognition. ” - smith-d-c
The Lion King
Lion cub and future king Simba searches for his identity. His eagerness to please others and penchant for testing his boundaries sometimes gets him into trouble. (88 mins.)
“ "Can You Feel the Love Tonight"
Although I think "Circle of Life" is better. ” - smith-d-c
The Way We Were
Two desperate people have a wonderful romance, but their political views and convictions drive them apart. (118 mins.)
“ "The Way We Were" ” - smith-d-c
When a street urchin vies for the love of a beautiful princess, he uses a genie's magic power to make himself off as a prince in order to marry her. (90 mins.)
“ "A Whole New World"
Although I prefer "A Friend Like Me" or "Prince Ali" ” - smith-d-c
After the animal communicating veterinarian goes too far for his clientèle, he and his friends escape their hometown to sea in search of the Great Pink Sea Snail. (152 mins.)
“ "Talk to the Animals"
Although "The Bare Necessities" was also nominated for The Jungle Book ” - smith-d-c
Here Comes the Groom
Foreign correspondent Pete Garvey has 5 days to win back his former fiancée, or he'll lose the orphans he adopted. (113 mins.)
“ "In the Cool, Cool, Cool of the Evening ” - smith-d-c
Cool black private eye John Shaft is hired by a crime lord to find and retrieve his kidnapped daughter. (100 mins.)
“ "Theme from Shaft"
Although no songs from Willy Wonka were nominated. ” - smith-d-c
A Pittsburgh woman with two jobs as a welder and an exotic dancer wants to get into ballet school. (95 mins.)
“ "Flashdance...What a Feeling" ” - smith-d-c
A chronicle of the lives of several teenagers who attend a New York high school for students gifted in the performing arts. (134 mins.)
Although both "Nine to Five" and "On the Road Again" were nominated. ” - smith-d-c
An expatriate Russian dancer is on a plane forced to land on Soviet territory. He is taken to an apartment... (136 mins.)
“ "Say You, Say Me"
Good choice, although "The Power of Love" from Back to The Future was also nominated. ” - smith-d-c
“ "Into the West"
A good choice but anything from a Mighty Wind should have won. ” - smith-d-c
As students at the United States Navy's elite fighter weapons school compete to be best in the class, one daring young pilot learns a few things from a civilian instructor that are not taught in the classroom. (110 mins.)
“ "Take My Breath Away" ” - smith-d-c
A Star Is Born
A has-been rock star falls in love with a young, up-and-coming songstress. (139 mins.)
“ "Evergreen (Love Theme from A Star Is Born)"
Although "Gonna Fly Now" from Rocky and "Ave Satani" from the Omen (which won for score) were nominated. ” - smith-d-c
Three Coins in the Fountain
Three American woman working in Rome, Italy, share a spacious apartment and the desire to find love and marriage, each experiencing a few bumps in their journeys to romance. (102 mins.)
“ "Three Coins in the Fountain" ” - smith-d-c
When a secretary's idea is stolen by her boss, she seizes an opportunity to steal it back by pretending she has her boss' job. (113 mins.)
“ "Let the River Run" ” - smith-d-c
Farm family Frake, with discontented daughter Margy, head for the Iowa State Fair. On the first day... (100 mins.)
“ It Might as Well Be Spring ” - smith-d-c
A beauty contest winner of the "Miss Pineapple Princess" pageant takes part in a publicity scheme in Hawaii, and is pursued by an advertising executive for the agency doing the promotion. (89 mins.)
“ Sweet Leilani
Although "You Can't Take That Away from Me" was also nominated for Swing Time. ” - smith-d-c
Spending the summer at a Catskills resort with her family, Frances "Baby" Houseman falls in love with the camp's dance instructor, Johnny Castle. (100 mins.)
“ "(I've Had) The Time of My Life" ” - smith-d-c
Thank God It's Friday
It's Friday and everyone is going to the hot new disco. The Commodores are scheduled to play if Floyd... (89 mins.)
“ "Last Dance"
Although "Ready to Take A Chance Again" from Foul Play and "Hopelessly Devoted to You" from Grease were nominated. ” - smith-d-c
When a man with HIV is fired by his law firm because of his condition, he hires a homophobic small time lawyer as the only willing advocate for a wrongful dismissal suit. (125 mins.)
“ "Streets of Philadelphia" ” - smith-d-c
An English soldier and the daughter of an Algonquin chief share a romance when English colonists invade seventeenth-century Virginia. (81 mins.)
“ "Colors of the Wind"
Although "You Got A Friend" from Toy Story was also nominated. ” - smith-d-c
The Woman in Red
On his way to work, Teddy spots Charlotte - an incredibly beautiful Woman in Red. He really wants to meet her - but what would his wife say? (87 mins.)
“ "I Just Called to Say I Love You".
Although "Against All Odds (Take a Look at Me Now)", "Footloose", and "Ghostbusters" were nominated. ” - smith-d-c
Never on Sunday
An American scholar in Greece sets about improving the prostitute with whom he is infatuated. (91 mins.)
“ "Ta paidia tou Peiraia" ("Never on Sunday"). ” - smith-d-c
A young rapper, struggling with every aspect of his life, wants to make it big but his friends and foes make this odyssey of rap harder than it may seem. (110 mins.)
“ "Lose Yourself"
Although "I Move On" from Chicago was also nominated. ” - smith-d-c
The hit musical based on the life of Evita Duarte, a B-picture Argentinian actress who eventually became the wife of Argentinian president Juan Perón, and the most beloved and hated woman in Argentina. (135 mins.)
“ You Must Love Me"
Although nothing from "Hunchback of Notre Dame" was nominated. - Shame! ” - smith-d-c
A faded country music musician is forced to reassess his dysfunctional life during a doomed romance that also inspires him. (112 mins.)
“ "The Weary Kind" ” - smith-d-c
You Light Up My Life
Laurie has been in show business since she was a child. Her dream is to be a singer, songwriter and actress... (90 mins.)
“ "You Light Up My Life"
Although "Nobody Does it Better" from the Spy Who Loved Me was nominated. ” - smith-d-c
The comic strip detective finds his life vastly complicated when Breathless Mahoney makes advances towards him while he is trying to battle Big Boy Caprice's united mob. (105 mins.)
“ "Sooner or Later (I Always Get My Man)"
Although Somewhere in My Memory" from Home Alone, "Promise Me You'll Remember" from Godfather III, or "Blaze of Glory" from Young Guns II were better choices ” - smith-d-c
A Mumbai teen reflects on his upbringing in the slums when he is accused of cheating on the Indian Version of "Who Wants to be a Millionaire?" (120 mins.)
“ "Jai Ho" ” - smith-d-c
An English Professor tries to deal with his wife leaving him, the arrival of his editor who has been waiting for his book for seven years, and the various problems that his friends and associates involve him in. (107 mins.)
“ "Things Have Changed"
Although "Now We Are Free" from Gladiator should have been nominated. ” - smith-d-c
The Towering Inferno
At the opening party of a colossal, but poorly constructed, office building, a massive fire breaks out that threatens to destroy the tower and everyone in it. (165 mins.)
“ "We May Never Love Like This Again"
Although "Blazing Saddles" was nominated. ” - smith-d-c
A man raised by gorillas must decide where he really belongs when he discovers he is a human. (88 mins.)
“ "You'll Be In My Heart"
Although "When She Loved Me" from Toy Story 2 was nominated. ” - smith-d-c
The Prince of Egypt
An Egyptian prince learns of his identity as a Hebrew, and later, his destiny to become the chosen deliverer of his people. (99 mins.)
“ When You Believe"
Although I Don't Want To Miss A Thing" from Armageddon was also nominated. ” - smith-d-c
The Poseidon Adventure
A group of passengers struggle to survive and escape when their ocean liner completely capsizes at sea. (117 mins.)
“ "The Morning After"
Although "Ben" was also nominated. ” - smith-d-c
A seventeen-year-old aristocrat falls in love with a kind but poor artist aboard the luxurious, ill-fated R.M.S. Titanic. (194 mins.)
“ "My Heart Will Go On" ” - smith-d-c
The story of Calamity Jane, her saloon, and her romance with Wild Bill Hickok. (101 mins.)
“ "Secret Love"
Although "That's Amore" was nominated for The Caddy ” - smith-d-c
Hello Frisco, Hello
In turn-of-the-century San Francisco, an ambitious vaudevillian takes his quartet from a honky tonk to the big time, while spurning the love of his troupe's star singer for a selfish heiress. (99 mins.)
“ You'll Never Know
"That Old Black Magic" from Star Spangled Rhythm was nominated ” - smith-d-c
In order to power the city, monsters have to scare children so that they scream. However, the children are toxic to the monsters, and after a child gets through, 2 monsters realize things may not be what they think. (92 mins.)
“ "If I Didn't Have You"
Although "May It Be" from Fellowship of the Ring was also nominated. ” - smith-d-c
The Joker Is Wild
Frank Sinatra plays Joe E. Lewis, a famous comedian of the 1930s-50s. When the movie opens, Lewis is a young... (126 mins.)
“ "All the Way"
Although "An Affair to Remember" was also nominated. ” - smith-d-c
A free-spirited single mother forms a connection with the wed headmaster of an Episcopal boarding school in California. (117 mins.)
“ The Shadow of Your Smile
Although "What's New Pussycat" was also nominated. ” - smith-d-c
Lovers and Other Strangers
Mike Vecchio and Susan Henderson are preparing for their upcoming wedding. However, they seem to be the only two people at the wedding that are happy... (104 mins.)
“ "For All We Know"
Although "Suicide is Painless" from MASH wasn't even nominated. ” - smith-d-c
Over the course of a few hectic days, numerous interrelated people prepare for a political convention as secrets and lies are surfaced and revealed. (159 mins.)
“ "I'm Easy" ” - smith-d-c
A young single mother and textile worker agrees to help unionize her mill despite the problems and dangers involved. (114 mins.)
“ "It Goes Like It Goes
Although "The Rainbow Connection" from the Muppet Movie was nominated. ” - smith-d-c
An Inconvenient Truth
Filmmaker Davis Guggenheim
follows Al Gore
on the lecture circuit, as the former presidential candidate campaigns to raise public awareness of the dangers of global warming and calls for immediate action to curb its destructive effects on the environment. (96 mins.)
“ "I Need To Wake Up"
Political correctness strikes again. Yuck! ” - smith-d-c
The Motorcycle Diaries
The dramatization of a motorcycle road trip Che Guevara went on in his youth that showed him his life's calling. (126 mins.)
“ "Al Otro Lado Del Río"
dreadful choice, nothing from Eternal Sunshine was nominated. ” - smith-d-c
Hustle & Flow
With help from his friends, a Memphis pimp in a mid-life crisis attempts to become a successful hip-hop emcee. (116 mins.)
“ "It's Hard Out Here for a Pimp"
This is a joke right? Nothing from Charlie and Chocolate Factory was Nominated, nor Cinderella Man, nor anything else. What a crappy year for song. ” - smith-d-c