"Shameless" Oscar Snubs

The Oscars have snubbed plenty of films in the past. Some of the best, most celebrated films have gotten little to no nominations. Here are some snubs from the past that I consider to be, well, "shameless"
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1.
Shame (2011)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  
In New York City, Brandon's carefully cultivated private life - which allows him to indulge his sexual addiction - is disrupted when his sister arrives unannounced for an indefinite stay. (101 mins.)
Director: Steve McQueen
“ How did the Academy miss this one? Both Michael Fassbender and Carey Mulligan gave performances that blew audiences away and neither get nominations. In fact, this film itself deserved noms for Best Director or at the very least Best Cinematography. ” - SilentJoe13
 
2.
50/50 (2011)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.7/10 X  
Inspired by a true story, a comedy centered on a 27-year-old guy who learns of his cancer diagnosis, and his subsequent struggle to beat the disease. (100 mins.)
Director: Jonathan Levine
“ How many films about cancer have you seen that had you on the verge of tears one minute and laugh out loud the next? That alone deserves a Best Original Screenplay nom? In fact, how can Bridesmaids get a nom but not 50/50? Nothing against Bridesmaids, but how can the Academy think a film hailed as "the female version of The Hangover" be more original than 50/50? ” - SilentJoe13
 
3.
The Hangover (2009)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.8/10 X  
Three buddies wake up from a bachelor party in Las Vegas, with no memory of the previous night and the bachelor missing. They make their way around the city in order to find their friend before his wedding. (100 mins.)
Director: Todd Phillips
“ Speaking of The Hangover, how can a film hailed as "the female version of The Hangover" be awarded 2 Oscar noms while this got none? When The Hangover first came out, everyone knew it would take a miracle for this to get any Oscar love because it was'nt the type of film the Academy nominates, but with the recent love for Bridesmaids which is'nt a film that screams "OSCAR", it leaves me with a bit of a headscratcher. ” - SilentJoe13
 
4.
Naked (1993)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.9/10 X  
Parallel tales of two sexually obsessed men, one hurting and annoying women physically and mentally, one wandering around the city talking to strangers and experiencing dimensions of life. (126 mins.)
Director: Mike Leigh
“ This is probably one of the best films that pretty much no one has heard of and David Thewlis gives one of the best performances to get no love from any of the major award shows. It's a shame Thewlis has given so many fantastic performances and years from now people will only know him as Lupin in the Harry Potter films. Nothing against the Potter films or even his performance in those films, but this film alone proves he deserves so much better. ” - SilentJoe13
 
5.
Life of Brian (1979)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.1/10 X  
Brian is born on the original Christmas, in the stable next door. He spends his life being mistaken for a messiah. (94 mins.)
Director: Terry Jones
“ It's Monty Python's take on religion.......nuff said. ” - SilentJoe13
 
6.
We Need to Talk About Kevin (2011)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  
Kevin's mother struggles to love her strange child, despite the increasingly vicious things he says and does as he grows up. But Kevin is just getting started, and his final act will be beyond anything anyone imagined. (112 mins.)
Director: Lynne Ramsay
“ The hands down best female performance of 2011 is not nominated Best Actress? Shameful Academy, shameful. ” - SilentJoe13
 
7.
Rushmore (1998)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.7/10 X  
The extracurricular king of Rushmore preparatory school is put on academic probation. (93 mins.)
Director: Wes Anderson
“ An extremely witty screenplay, amazing music, and brillaint performances by the likes of Jason Schwartzman and Bill Murray just was'nt enough to win the Academy over. ” - SilentJoe13
 
8.
The Adventures of Tintin (2011)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  
Intrepid reporter Tintin and Captain Haddock set off on a treasure hunt for a sunken ship commanded by Haddock's ancestor. (107 mins.)
“ Praised as the best animated film in years and wins plenty of animation awards upon it's release yet it gets no Oscar love. ” - SilentJoe13
 
9.
Dead Again (1991)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.0/10 X  
An amnesiac and a private eye find they might have a past life connection. (107 mins.)
Director: Kenneth Branagh
“ Great mix of genres like mystery, romance, thriller, and film noir that really works. Amazing score. Beautiful scenery. Great performances by Kenneth Branagh, Emma Thompson, Andy Garcia, Derek Jacobi, and even Robin Williams in an early dramatic role. How did this get snubbed again? ” - SilentJoe13
 
10.
Looking for Richard (1996 Documentary)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  
Al Pacino's deeply-felt rumination on Shakespeare's significance and relevance to the modern world through interviews and an in-depth analysis of "Richard III." (112 mins.)
Director: Al Pacino
“ When first released, it was praised as one of the best films of the year and one of the best documentaries of all time. This did'nt even get a nomination. Shakespeare might have even rolled in his grave on that call. ” - SilentJoe13
 
11.
Oldboy (2003)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.4/10 X  
After being kidnapped and imprisoned for 15 years, Oh Dae-Su is released, only to find that he must find his captor in 5 days. (120 mins.)
Director: Chan-wook Park
“ One of, if not THE best film of the decade. It's everything in one. Intelligent, disgusting, mind-bending, heartwarming, beautiful. Outstanding acting that should have given Choi Min-Sik a Best Actor nod. This could have gotten nods for Best Picture, Best Director, Best Foreign Film, Best Actor, Best Supporting Actor, Best Supporting Actress, Best Editing,etc. It got zip. Why? ” - SilentJoe13
 
12.
The Deep End (2001)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  
A woman spirals out of control while trying to keep her son from being found culpable in a murder investigation. (101 mins.)
“ Another brillaint performance by Tilda Swinton. Another Oscar Snub. ” - SilentJoe13
 
13.
The Sinners of Hell (1960)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  
A group of sinners involved in interconnected tales of murder, revenge, deceit and adultery all meet at the Gates of Hell. (101 mins.)
Director: Nobuo Nakagawa
“ Visual effects and cinematography ahead of it's time. Deserved Best Foreign Language Film nom ” - SilentJoe13
 
14.
Groundhog Day (1993)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.1/10 X  
A weatherman finds himself living the same day over and over again. (101 mins.)
Director: Harold Ramis
“ They could have given Bill Murray a Best Actor nomination in the very least. ” - SilentJoe13
 
15.
Downfall (2004)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.3/10 X  
Traudl Junge, the final secretary for Adolf Hitler, tells of the Nazi dictator's final days in his Berlin bunker at the end of WWII. (156 mins.)
“ I know this was nominated for Best Foreign Film, but how the hell did the Academy snub Bruno Ganz for his brillaint portrayal of Hitler?! He became Hitler. It's a shame that people will only know his performance from an overused Youtube meme. ” - SilentJoe13
 
16.
The Believer (2001)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  
A young Jewish man develops a fiercely anti-Semitic philosophy. Based on the factual story of a K.K.K. member in the 1960s who was revealed to be Jewish by a New York Times reporter. (98 mins.)
Director: Henry Bean
“ You can easily say Gosling was snubbed worst for Blue Valentine or Lars and the Real Girl, but how many actors can really pull off playing a Jewish Nazi? ” - SilentJoe13
 
17.
Scream (1996)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  
Sidney, attempting to cope with her mother's mysterious murder, and her horror movie-obsessed friends are stalked by an unknown killer who seems to have a hard time letting the past go. (111 mins.)
Director: Wes Craven
“ You can say this did'nt get a Screenplay nom because it was a horror film but the dialogue was great, it was unpredictable, the story played well with the horror cliches of the time, and it kinda coined the phrase "meta". You can't deny that it's made an impact on the industry. ” - SilentJoe13
 
18.
Arsenic and Old Lace (1944)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.1/10 X  
A drama critic learns on his wedding day that his beloved maiden aunts are homicidal maniacs, and that insanity runs in his family. (118 mins.)
Director: Frank Capra
“ One of the first truly black comedies. Might have been a bit too dark for The Academy during those times. ” - SilentJoe13
 
19.
If.... (1968)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.7/10 X  
In this allegorical story, a revolution led by pupil Mick Travis takes place at an old established private school in England. (111 mins.)
“ This was for British teens what Rebel Without a Cause was for American teens. ” - SilentJoe13
 
20.
Heat (1995)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.2/10 X  
A group of professional bank robbers start to feel the heat from police when they unknowingly leave a clue at their latest heist. (170 mins.)
Director: Michael Mann
“ This was a perfect heist film that blew everyone away. Critics and fans loved it. It gaves us De Niro & Pacino together for the first time. This should have won a bunch of Oscars but got snubbed for all of them. ” - SilentJoe13
 
21.
Moon (2009)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.9/10 X  
Astronaut Sam Bell has a quintessentially personal encounter toward the end of his three-year stint on the Moon, where he, working alongside his computer, GERTY, sends back to Earth parcels of a resource that has helped diminish our planet's power problems. (97 mins.)
Director: Duncan Jones
“ HOW THE *beep* DID SAM ROCKWELL GET SNUBBED FOR BEST ACTOR!??!?!?! ” - SilentJoe13
 
22.
Confessions of a Dangerous Mind (2002)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  
An adaptation of the cult memoir of game show impresario Chuck Barris, in which he purports to have been a CIA hitman. (113 mins.)
Director: George Clooney
“ George Clooney gives a very impressive directorial debut and Sam Rockwell gives a very impressive performance as game show host/CIA agent Chuck Barris. Neither were nominated. ” - SilentJoe13
 
23.
Matchstick Men (2003)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  
A phobic con artist and his protégé are on the verge of pulling off a lucrative swindle when the former's teenage daughter arrives unexpectedly. (116 mins.)
Director: Ridley Scott
“ Nicholas Cage has given a lot of bad performances. This is definetely not one of those performances. He is fantastic but unfortunately got snubbed. Unsurprisingly, Sam Rockwell was snubbed out of a nom as well. ” - SilentJoe13
 
24.
Choke (2008)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 X  
A sex-addicted con-man pays for his mother's hospital bills by playing on the sympathies of those who rescue him from choking to death. (92 mins.)
Director: Clark Gregg
“ Rockwell gives a touching and funny portrayal of a sex addict. He got snubbed. This year, Michael Fassbender gives a brillaint portrayal of a sex addict. He got snubbed. Something tells me the Academy has something against sex addicts. ” - SilentJoe13
 
25.
Conviction (2010)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  
A working mother puts herself through law school in an effort to represent her brother, who has been wrongfully convicted of murder and has exhausted his chances to appeal his conviction through public defenders. (107 mins.)
Director: Tony Goldwyn
“ Something tells me the Academy has something against Sam Rockwell. ” - SilentJoe13
 
26.
The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy (2005)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  
Mere seconds before the Earth is to be demolished by an alien construction crew, journeyman Arthur Dent is swept off the planet by his friend Ford Prefect, a researcher penning a new edition of "The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy." (109 mins.)
Director: Garth Jennings
“ Forget the fact Sam Rockwell did'nt get anything. Look at the visuals! The visuals were fantastic and were very impressive despite the low budget and deserved something. ” - SilentJoe13
 
27.
The Brother from Another Planet (1984)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  
A mute alien with the appearance of a black human is chased by outer-space bounty hunters through the streets of Harlem. (108 mins.)
Director: John Sayles
“ Brilliant way of telling the story of a Black man in White America. Maybe the Academy did'nt get the metaphor. Maybe they were stuck in White America. ” - SilentJoe13
 
28.
The Lookout (2007)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  
Chris is a once promising high school athlete whose life is turned upside down following a tragic accident. As he tries to maintain a normal life, he takes a job as a janitor at a bank, where he ultimately finds himself caught up in a planned heist. (99 mins.)
Director: Scott Frank
“ This was another case where the best performance of the year was'nt even nominated. ” - SilentJoe13
 
29.
Le Samouraï (1967)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.1/10 X  
After killing a night-club owner, professional hitman Jef Costello is seen by witnesses. His efforts to provide himself with an alibi fail and more and more he gets driven into a corner. (105 mins.)
“ Alain Delon became the definitive "badass". He paved the way for future badasses like Clint Eastwood's "Man with no name" and most recently Ryan Gosling's "Driver". He deserved the Oscar that year. ” - SilentJoe13
 
30.
The Big Lebowski (1998)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.2/10 X  
"The Dude" Lebowski, mistaken for a millionaire Lebowski, seeks restitution for his ruined rug and enlists his bowling buddies to help get it. (117 mins.)
Director: Joel Coen
“ Maybe the Academy just did'nt get this one. Then again, it takes a few viewings for anyone to truly "get" this film. ” - SilentJoe13
 
31.
Belle de Jour (1967)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.8/10 X  
A frigid young housewife decides to spend her midweek afternoons as a prostitute. (101 mins.)
Director: Luis Bunuel
“ Another film that makes me wonder if the Academy just hates films that heavily involve sex in the plot. ” - SilentJoe13
 
32.
Tombstone (1993)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.8/10 X  
A successful lawman's plans to retire anonymously in Tombstone, Arizona, are disrupted by the kind of outlaws he was famous for eliminating. (130 mins.)
“ Kilmer, without a shadow of a doubt, should have gotten a Best Supporting Actor nod. Maybe even Best Actor. He made this his movie. He was like a western version of Jack Sparrow. ” - SilentJoe13
 
33.
Dark City (1998)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.7/10 X  
A man struggles with memories of his past, including a wife he cannot remember, in a nightmarish world with no sun. (100 mins.)
Director: Alex Proyas
“ Perfect blend of sci-fi and film noir that got snubbed ” - SilentJoe13
 
34.
Heathers (1988)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  
In order to get out of the snobby clique that is destroying her good-girl reputation, an intelligent teen teams up with a dark sociopath in a plot to kill the cool kids. (103 mins.)
Director: Michael Lehmann
“ One of the better films to come out of the 80's that still holds up well today. ” - SilentJoe13
 
35.
The Good, the Bad and the Ugly (1966)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.9/10 X  
A bounty hunting scam joins two men in an uneasy alliance against a third in a race to find a fortune in gold buried in a remote cemetery. (161 mins.)
Director: Sergio Leone
“ One of the greatest films of all time to get snubbed by the Academy. It was a perfect film that suffered from being ahead of its time. ” - SilentJoe13
 
36.
Miller's Crossing (1990)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.9/10 X  
Tom Regan, an advisor to a Prohibition-era crime boss, tries to keep the peace between warring mobs but gets caught in divided loyalties. (115 mins.)
Director: Joel Coen
“ This was a near-perfect film that was ignored by everyone when it came out. ” - SilentJoe13
 
37.
Rope (1948)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.0/10 X  
Two young men strangle their "inferior" classmate, hide his body in their apartment, and invite his friends and family to a dinner party as a means to challenge the "perfection" of their crime. (80 mins.)
“ I don't know why, but The Academy just did'nt like Hitchcock. No matter how brilliant he was, they never gave him an Oscar and they did'nt even nominate him for this, even though it was really impressive that he directed the film in only a couple takes. ” - SilentJoe13
 
38.
The House of Yes (1997)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  
A mentally unbalanced young woman (who thinks she's Jackie Kennedy) flips into a murderous rage when her brother returns home to reveal he's engaged. (85 mins.)
Director: Mark Waters
“ Amazingly clever script. Phenomenal acting where everyone gives an Oscar worthy performance. Hell, even Tori Spelling and Freddie Prince Jr of all people were really good. If only one could be nominated, it had to be Parker Posey. It was her movie afterall and gave a tour-de-force. ” - SilentJoe13
 
39.
Scott Pilgrim vs. the World (2010)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  
Scott Pilgrim must defeat his new girlfriend's seven evil exes in order to win her heart. (112 mins.)
Director: Edgar Wright
“ This film has it's fair share of lovers and haters, but you can't deny that this did'nt deserve nods for visual effects and sound. ” - SilentJoe13
 
40.
Videodrome (1983)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  
A sleazy cable-TV programmer begins to see his life and the future of media spin out of control in a very unusual fashion when he acquires a new kind of programming for his station. (87 mins.)
“ This was probably too weird for the Academy. ” - SilentJoe13
 
41.
Kiss Kiss Bang Bang (2005)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  
A murder mystery brings together a private eye, a struggling actress, and a thief masquerading as an actor. (103 mins.)
Director: Shane Black
“ Unpredictable, unforgettable moments and snappy dialogues livens a film that the Academy, for some reason, might have found this to be a hopeless plight. ” - SilentJoe13
 
42.
Love and Death (1975)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.8/10 X  
In czarist Russia, a neurotic soldier and his distant cousin formulate a plot to assassinate Napoleon. (85 mins.)
Director: Woody Allen
“ Everyone but the Academy loved this film to death (see what i did there? ) ” - SilentJoe13
 
43.
Everything You Always Wanted to Know About Sex * But Were Afraid to Ask (1972)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  
Seven segments related to one another only in that they all purport to be based on sections of the book by David Reuben... (88 mins.)
Director: Woody Allen
“ The Academy did'nt want to know about sex. ” - SilentJoe13
 
44.
Dirty Harry (1971)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.8/10 X  
When a mad man calling himself 'the Scorpio Killer' menaces the city, tough as nails San Francisco Police Inspector Harry Callahan is assigned to track down and ferret out the crazed psychopath. (102 mins.)
Director: Don Siegel
“ They could'nt remember how many shots Harry fired and found it all too confusing. That may sound dumb, but it's a better explanation for any reason why they did'nt at least nominate Clint Eastwood for Best Actor or Andy Robinson for Best Supporting Actor. ” - SilentJoe13
 
45.
Infernal Affairs (2002)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.1/10 X  
A story between a mole in the police department and an undercover cop. Their objectives are the same: to find out who is the mole, and who is the cop. (101 mins.)
Director: Andrew Lau, Alan Mak
“ This was robbed of a Best Foreign Film nod, and that's just being kind. This deserved nods for Best Picture, Director, Editing, Screenplay, Actor, Score, etc. How is it this was ignored while it's remake, The Departed, won Best Picture? ” - SilentJoe13
 
46.
Withnail & I (1987)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.8/10 X  
London, 1969 - two 'resting' (unemployed and unemployable) actors, Withnail and Marwood, fed up with damp... (107 mins.)
Director: Bruce Robinson
“ Not the kind of comedy the Academy usually went for back then, but this has topped dozens of top 10 lists for Best Comedies of all time. It's witty, clever, subtle, well acted, brilliant, and British! Everyone loves the British, or at least their movies! ” - SilentJoe13
 
47.
Repulsion (1965)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.8/10 X  
A sex-repulsed woman who disapproves of her sister's boyfriend sinks into depression and has horrific visions of rape and violence. (105 mins.)
Director: Roman Polanski
“ Great early directorial work by Roman Polanski and a very fantastic and complex performance by the lovely and always beautiful Catherine Devenue. ” - SilentJoe13
 
48.
X-Men: First Class (2011)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.8/10 X  
In 1962, the United States government enlists the help of Mutants with superhuman abilities to stop a malicious dictator who is determined to start World War III. (132 mins.)
Director: Matthew Vaughn
“ Not only were the visual effects stunning enough to deserve some sort of nod, but this was the only comic book superhero film since The Dark Knight that had Oscar worthy acting. I could have easily believed someone like McAvoy or Fassbender getting nominations for this film. ” - SilentJoe13
 
49.
I Saw the Devil (2010)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.8/10 X  
A secret agent exacts revenge on a serial killer through a series of captures and releases. (141 mins.)
Director: Kim Jee-woon
“ Brilliant acting. Brilliant script. Brilliant editing. Just a brilliant, messed up film that was a little too messed up for the Academy to stomach. ” - SilentJoe13
 
50.
Mo' Better Blues (1990)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 X  
Jazz trumpeter Bleek Gilliam makes questionable decisions in his professional and romantic lives. (129 mins.)
Director: Spike Lee
“ If Denzel could'nt get a nom, the music deserved something. ” - SilentJoe13
 
51.
Clue (1985)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  
Six guests are invited to a strange house and must cooperate with the staff to solve a murder mystery. (94 mins.)
Director: Jonathan Lynn
“ Who killed this films chances at an Oscar. I think the butler did it. I could be wrong, but the butler usually always does something they should'nt. ” - SilentJoe13
 
52.
Reservoir Dogs (1992)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.4/10 X  
After a simple jewelry heist goes terribly wrong, the surviving criminals begin to suspect that one of them is a police informant. (99 mins.)
“ Granted, Tarantino was still an unknown at the time so it's reasonable why he was overlooked but this film was so impressive for the work of a first-time director, the Academy could have given this a nod for editing or even a Best Supporting Actor nod for Steve Buscemi. ” - SilentJoe13
 
53.
Brick (2005)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  
A teenage loner pushes his way into the underworld of a high school crime ring to investigate the disappearance of his ex-girlfriend. (110 mins.)
Director: Rian Johnson
“ It's not easy to put film noir style dialogue in a modern setting and for it to work so well. ” - SilentJoe13
 
54.
Deathtrap (1982)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.0/10 X  
A Broadway playwright puts murder in his plan to take credit for a student's script. (116 mins.)
Director: Sidney Lumet
“ Granted, the ending was kinda weak, but everything else was exciting, interesting, and thrilling. Christopher Reeve, Michael Caine and Dyan Cannon deliver Oscar worthy performances. ” - SilentJoe13
 
55.
Let the Right One In (2008)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.0/10 X  
Oskar, an overlooked and bullied boy, finds love and revenge through Eli, a beautiful but peculiar girl. (115 mins.)
Director: Tomas Alfredson
“ The best vampire film of the last decade. Great acting, amazing set-pieces, and scenes that can be both romantic and terrifying, it's still a wonder why this got no Oscar love. ” - SilentJoe13
 
56.
The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo (2009)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.8/10 X  
A journalist is aided in his search for a woman who has been missing -- or dead -- for forty years by a young female hacker. (152 mins.)
“ A truly fantastic and disturbing film that sadly did'nt get much love until the release of the recent US remake. Anyone can give perfect reasons why they prefer one over the other, but both deserved their fair share of Oscars. ” - SilentJoe13
 
57.
Serenity (2005)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.0/10 X  
The crew of the ship Serenity try to evade an assassin sent to recapture one of their numbers who is telepathic. (119 mins.)
Director: Joss Whedon
“ Very underrated sci-fi film. Impressive visuals and acting, especially from Chiwetel Ejiofor. ” - SilentJoe13
 
58.
Léon: The Professional (1994)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.6/10 X  
Mathilda, a 12-year-old girl, is reluctantly taken in by Léon, a professional assassin, after her family is murdered. Léon and Mathilda form an unusual relationship, as she becomes his protégée and learns the assassin's trade. (110 mins.)
Director: Luc Besson
“ Oldman and Portman give Oscar worthy performances. ” - SilentJoe13
 
59.
Bad Lieutenant (1992)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  
While investigating a young nun's rape, a corrupt New York City police detective, with a serious drug and gambling addiction, tries to change his ways and find forgiveness. (96 mins.)
Director: Abel Ferrara
“ Best performance Harvey Keitel has ever given and one of the best performance to come out of the 90's. ” - SilentJoe13
 
60.
Bad Lieutenant: Port of Call New Orleans (2009)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  
Terence McDonagh is a drug- and gambling-addled detective in post-Katrina New Orleans investigating the killing of five Senegalese immigrants. (122 mins.)
Director: Werner Herzog
“ One of the better performances to come out of a lackluster year for film. ” - SilentJoe13
 
61.
Lean on Me (1989)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  
The dedicated but tyrannical Joe Clark is appointed the principal of a decaying inner-city school that he is determined to improve. (108 mins.)
“ Unforgettable performance by Morgan Freeman. ” - SilentJoe13
 
62.
The Air I Breathe (2007)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  
A drama based on an ancient Chinese proverb that breaks life down into four emotional cornerstones: happiness, pleasure, sorrow and love. A businessman bets his life on a horse race; a gangster sees the future; a pop star falls prey to a crime boss; a doctor must save the love of his life. (95 mins.)
Director: Jieho Lee
“ You can argue about the quality of the film itself, but there is no denying that this film was full of Oscar worthy performances from the likes of Andy Garcia, Forest Whitaker, and Sarah Michelle Gellar. ” - SilentJoe13
 
63.
Nurse Betty (2000)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.3/10 X  
Comedy about a widow's post-traumatic obsession with a soap star. (110 mins.)
Director: Neil LaBute
“ Very dark and witty screenplay. Renee Zellweger is jaw-droppingly fantastic. She makes you want to laugh, cry, and sympathise with her character. ” - SilentJoe13
 
64.
Immortal Beloved (1994)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  
The life and death of the legendary Ludwig van Beethoven. Beside all the work he is known for, the composer... (121 mins.)
Director: Bernard Rose
“ Story may be a little slushy and it may not be a true-to-life biopic, Gary Oldman is just phenomenal. If Meryl Streep can get a nomination for a sloppy film like The Iron Lady, Oldman could have been as well. ” - SilentJoe13
 
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Sid and Nancy (1986)
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Morbid biographical story of Sid Vicious, bassist with British punk group the Sex Pistols, and his girlfriend Nancy Spungen... (112 mins.)
Director: Alex Cox
“ Gary Oldman's best performance that was'nt recognized by the Academy and arguably one of the best performances to not get recgnized by the Academy. Chloe Webb deserved a nod as well. ” - SilentJoe13
 
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The Doors (1991)
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The story of the famous and influential 1960s rock band and its lead singer and composer, Jim Morrison, from his days as a UCLA film student in Los Angeles, to his untimely death in Paris, France at age 27 in 1971. (140 mins.)
Director: Oliver Stone
“ Val Kilmer literally became Jim Morrison. The way he moved, spoke, and sung just felt like Morrison and that alone deserved a nomination in the very least. ” - SilentJoe13