Best Picture Oscar Nominees I've Yet to See

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1.
Sounder (1972)
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The oldest son of a loving and strong family of black sharecroppers comes of age in the Depression-era South after his father is imprisoned for stealing food. (105 mins.)
Director: Martin Ritt
 
2.
The Emigrants (1971)
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In the middle of the 19th century, Kristina and Karl-Oskar live in a small rural village in Smaaland (southern Sweden)... (191 mins.)
Director: Jan Troell
 
3.
Nicholas and Alexandra (1971)
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Tsar Nicholas II, the inept monarch of Russia, insensitive to the needs of his people, is overthrown and exiled to Siberia with his family. (183 mins.)
 
4.
Anne of the Thousand Days (1969)
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Henry VIII of England discards one wife, Katharine of Aragon, who has failed to produce a male heir, in favor of the young and beautiful Anne Boleyn. (145 mins.)
Director: Charles Jarrott
 
5.
The Sand Pebbles (1966)
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Engineer Jake Holman arrives aboard the gunboat U.S.S. San Pablo, assigned to patrol a tributary of... (182 mins.)
Director: Robert Wise
 
6.
Ship of Fools (1965)
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A varied group of passengers boarding a ship bound for post-war Germany represents a microcosm of 1930s society. (149 mins.)
Director: Stanley Kramer
 
7.
A Thousand Clowns (1965)
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A middle-aged iconoclast, doggedly avoiding the tedium of employment and conventional life, faces the prospect of losing custody of his young ward. (118 mins.)
Director: Fred Coe
 
8.
Zorba the Greek (1964)
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An uptight English writer traveling to Crete on a matter of business finds his life changed forever when he meets the gregarious Alexis Zorba. (142 mins.)
 
9.
Cleopatra (1963)
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Historical epic. The triumphs and tragedy of the Egyptian queen, Cleopatra. (192 mins.)
 
10.
Mutiny on the Bounty (1962)
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In 1787, British ship Bounty leaves Portsmouth to bring a cargo of bread-fruit from Tahiti but the savage on-board conditions imposed by Captain Bligh trigger a mutiny led by officer Fletcher Christian. (178 mins.)
Director: Lewis Milestone
 
11.
Fanny (1961)
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A love triangle between a young woman, a rich 60-something man and an aspiring sailor set in early 20th century Marseilles. (134 mins.)
Director: Joshua Logan
 
12.
The Guns of Navarone (1961)
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A British team is sent to cross occupied Greek territory and destroy the massive German gun emplacement that commands a key sea channel. (158 mins.)
Director: J. Lee Thompson
 
13.
The Alamo (1960)
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A small band of soldiers sacrifice their lives in hopeless combat against a massive army in order to prevent a tyrant from smashing the new Republic of Texas. (167 mins.)
Director: John Wayne
 
14.
Sons and Lovers (1960)
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Jack Cardiff received a 1960 Oscar Nomination as Best Director for this lush, engaging film starring Trevor Howard... (103 mins.)
Director: Jack Cardiff
 
15.
The Diary of Anne Frank (1959)
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Harrowing story of a young Jewish girl who, with her family and their friends, is forced into hiding in an attic in Nazi-occupied Amsterdam. (180 mins.)
Director: George Stevens
 
16.
The Nun's Story (1959)
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After leaving a wealthy Belgian family to become a nun, Sister Luke struggles with her devotion to her vows during crisis, disappointment, and World War II. (149 mins.)
Director: Fred Zinnemann
 
17.
Sayonara (1957)
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A US air force major in Kobe confronts his own opposition to marriages between American servicemen and Japanese women when he falls for a beautiful performer. (147 mins.)
Director: Joshua Logan
 
18.
The Caine Mutiny (1954)
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When a US Naval captain shows signs of mental instability that jeopardizes the ship, the first officer relieves him of command and faces court martial for mutiny. (124 mins.)
Director: Edward Dmytryk
 
19.
Moulin Rouge (1952)
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Fictional account of French artist Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec. (119 mins.)
Director: John Huston
 
20.
Decision Before Dawn (1951)
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As the US Army approaches Nazi Germany, they recruit German prisoners to spy behind German lines. (119 mins.)
Director: Anatole Litvak
 
21.
Twelve O'Clock High (1949)
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A hard-as-nails general takes over a bomber unit suffering from low morale and whips them into fighting shape. (132 mins.)
Director: Henry King
 
22.
The Snake Pit (1948)
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A detailed chronicle of a woman during her stay in a mental institution. (108 mins.)
Director: Anatole Litvak
 
23.
The Razor's Edge (1946)
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An adventuresome young man goes off to find himself and loses his socialite fiancée in the process. But when he returns 10 years later, she will stop at nothing to get him back, even though she is already married. (145 mins.)
Director: Edmund Goulding
 
24.
Henry V (1944)
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In the midst of the Hundred Years' War in 1415, the young King Henry V of England embarks on the conquest of France. (137 mins.)
 
25.
Since You Went Away (1944)
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While husband Tim is away during World War II, Anne Hilton copes with problems on the homefront. Taking in a lodger... (177 mins.)
Director: John Cromwell
 
26.
Wilson (1944)
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A chronicle of the political career of US President Woodrow Wilson. (154 mins.)
Director: Henry King
 
27.
For Whom the Bell Tolls (1943)
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During the Spanish Civil War, an American allied with the Republicans finds romance during a desperate mission to blow up a strategically important bridge. (170 mins.)
Director: Sam Wood
 
28.
The Human Comedy (1943)
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Teenager Homer Macauley stays at home in small-town Ithaca to support his family, while his older brother Marcus prepares to go to war. (117 mins.)
Director: Clarence Brown
 
29.
The Song of Bernadette (1943)
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In 1858 France, Bernadette, an adolescent peasant girl, has a vision of "a beautiful lady" in the city dump... (156 mins.)
Director: Henry King
 
30.
49th Parallel (1941)
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A WW2 U-boat crew is stranded in northern Canada. To avoid internment, they must make their way to the border and get into the still-neutral USA. (123 mins.)
Director: Michael Powell
 
31.
The Pied Piper (1942)
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While traveling in France during the Nazi invasion of 1940, an Englishman is entrusted with the care of a group of refugee children. (87 mins.)
Director: Irving Pichel
 
32.
Wake Island (1942)
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December, 1941. With no hope of relief or re-supply, a small band of United States Marines try to keep the Japanese Navy from capturing their island base. (87 mins.)
Director: John Farrow
 
33.
Blossoms in the Dust (1941)
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Edna marries Texan Sam Gladney, operator of a wheat mill. Edna discovers by chance how the law treats... (99 mins.)
Director: Mervyn LeRoy
 
34.
Here Comes Mr. Jordan (1941)
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Boxer Joe Pendleton dies 50 years too soon due to a heavenly mistake, and is given a new life as a millionaire playboy. (94 mins.)
Director: Alexander Hall
 
35.
Hold Back the Dawn (1941)
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Stopped in Mexico by U.S. Immigration, Georges Iscovescu hopes to get into the country by marrying a citizen. (116 mins.)
Director: Mitchell Leisen
 
36.
One Foot in Heaven (1941)
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Episodic look at the life of a minister and his family as they move from one parish to another. (108 mins.)
Director: Irving Rapper
 
37.
Our Town (1940)
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Change comes slowly to a small New Hampshire town in the early 20th century. People grow up, get married... (90 mins.)
Director: Sam Wood
 
38.
Love Affair (1939)
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French playboy Michel Marnet and American Terry McKay fall in love aboard ship. They arrange to reunite 6 months later... (88 mins.)
Director: Leo McCarey
 
39.
The Citadel (1938)
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Andrew Manson, a young, enthusiastic doctor takes his first job in a Welsh mining town, and begins to... (110 mins.)
Director: King Vidor
 
40.
Four Daughters (1938)
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Adam Lemp, the Dean of the Briarwood Music Foundation, has passed on his love of music to his four early adult daughters - Thea... (90 mins.)
Director: Michael Curtiz
 
41.
Test Pilot (1938)
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Jim is a test pilot. His wife Ann and best friend Gunner try their best to keep him sober. But the life of a test pilot is anything but safe. (119 mins.)
Director: Victor Fleming
 
42.
The Good Earth (1937)
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The story of a farmer in China: a story of humility and bravery. His father gives Wang Lung a freed slave as wife... (138 mins.)
Director: Sidney Franklin
 
43.
One Hundred Men and a Girl (1937)
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The daughter of a struggling musician forms a symphony orchestra made up of his unemployed friends and through persistence... (84 mins.)
Director: Henry Koster
 
44.
Anthony Adverse (1936)
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In 18th-century Italy, an orphan's debt to the man who raised him threatens to separate him forever from the woman he loves. (141 mins.)
Director: Mervyn LeRoy
 
45.
Three Smart Girls (1936)
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Three sisters scheme to reunite their divorced parents before their wealthy father marries a conniving gold digger. (84 mins.)
Director: Henry Koster
 
46.
Captain Blood (1935)
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After being wrongly convicted as a traitor, Peter Blood, an English physician, is sent to exile in the British colonies of the Caribbean, where he becomes a pirate. (119 mins.)
Director: Michael Curtiz
 
47.
The Lives of a Bengal Lancer (1935)
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Three British soldiers on the Northwest Frontier of India struggle against the enemy - and themselves. (109 mins.)
Director: Henry Hathaway
 
48.
A Midsummer Night's Dream (1935)
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Theseus, Duke of Athens, is going to marry Hyppolyta, Queen of the Amazons. Demetrius is engaged with Hermia... (133 mins.)
 
49.
Naughty Marietta (1935)
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In order to avoid a prearranged marriage, a rebellious French princess sheds her identity and escapes to colonial New Orleans, where she finds an unlikely true love. (105 mins.)
 
50.
The Barretts of Wimpole Street (1934)
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Elizabeth Barrett's tyrannical father has forbidden any of his family to marry. Nevertheless, Elizabeth falls in love with the poet Robert Browning. (109 mins.)
Director: Sidney Franklin
 
51.
Cleopatra (1934)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  
The man-hungry Queen of Egypt leads Julius Caesar and Mark Antony astray, amid scenes of DeMillean splendor. (100 mins.)
 
52.
Flirtation Walk (1934)
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A Musical-romance with Dick Powell as a private stationed in Hawaii who gets involved with Ruby Keeler... (97 mins.)
Director: Frank Borzage
 
53.
The Gay Divorcee (1934)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  
Mimi Glossop wants a divorce so her Aunt Hortense hires a professional to play the correspondent in apparent infidelity... (107 mins.)
Director: Mark Sandrich
 
54.
Here Comes the Navy (1934)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.4/10 X  
A cocky guy joins the Navy for the wrong reason but finds romance and twice is cited for heroism. (87 mins.)
Director: Lloyd Bacon
 
55.
The House of Rothschild (1934)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  
The wealthy Rothschild family undergoes prejudice from the anti-Semitic society they live within. (88 mins.)
Director: Alfred Werker
 
56.
One Night of Love (1934)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.0/10 X  
Mary Barrett is an aspiring Opera singer who is taken under the wings of a famous operatic maestro, Guilio Monterverdi... (84 mins.)
 
57.
Viva Villa! (1934)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  
In this fictionalized biography, young Pancho Villa takes to the hills after killing an overseer in revenge for his father's death... (115 mins.)
Director: Jack Conway
 
58.
The White Parade (1934)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  
The title represents the hopeful, ambitious students at a hospital training school and is primarily... (80 mins.)
Director: Irving Cummings
 
59.
Little Women (1933)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  
Little Women is a "coming of age" drama tracing the lives of four sisters: Meg, Jo, Beth and Amy. During the American Civil War... (115 mins.)
Director: George Cukor
 
60.
The Private Life of Henry VIII. (1933)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  
Tells how King Henry VIII came to marry five more times after his divorce from his first wife. (97 mins.)
Director: Alexander Korda
 
61.
Smilin' Through (1932)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.0/10 X  
John has led a solitary life for thirty years since the death of Moonyeen Clare. But now Owens, a close friend... (98 mins.)
Director: Sidney Franklin
 
62.
State Fair (1933)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  
An Iowa family finds adventure, love, and heartbreak, when they spend a week at the state fair. (99 mins.)
Director: Henry King
 
63.
Arrowsmith (1931)
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Based on Sinclair Lewis's novel "Arrowsmith". A medical researcher is sent to a plague outbreak, where he has to decide priorities for the use of a vaccine. (108 mins.)
Director: John Ford
 
64.
Bad Girl (1931)
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A man and woman, skeptical about romance, nonetheless fall in love and are wed, but their lack of confidence in the opposite sex haunts their marriage. (90 mins.)
Director: Frank Borzage
 
65.
The Champ (1931)
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Alcoholic ex-boxer struggles to provide a good living for his son. (86 mins.)
 
66.
Five Star Final (1931)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  
The City Editor of a sleazy tabloid goes against his own journalistic ethics to resurrect a twenty year old murder case... with tragic results. (89 mins.)
Director: Mervyn LeRoy
 
67.
Shanghai Express (1932)
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A loose woman rediscovers a former lover during a dangerous train ride to Shanghai. (82 mins.)
 
68.
East Lynne (1931)
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The refined Lady Isabel Carlisle, after leaving her family and enduring nearly a decade of hardships, learns that her son has fallen ill. Despite being nearly blinded as the result of an explosion, she returns home to see her son again. (102 mins.)
Director: Frank Lloyd
 
69.
The Front Page (1931)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  
Hildy Johnson, newspaper reporter, is engaged to Peggy Grant and planning to move to New York for a higher paying advertising job... (101 mins.)
Director: Lewis Milestone
 
70.
Skippy (1931)
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Skippy, the mischievous son of a wealthy doctor, meets Sooky in poverty-ridden Shantytown, and together they try to save Sooky's pet from a cruel dogcatcher. (85 mins.)
Director: Norman Taurog
 
71.
Trader Horn (1931)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 X  
Two white traders in the darkest Africa of the 1870s find a missionary's daughter, who was captured as a child by a savage tribe and now worshiped as a goddess. (122 mins.)
Director: W.S. Van Dyke
 
72.
The Big House (1930)
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A convict falls in love with his new cellmate's sister, only to become embroiled in a planned break-out which is certain to have lethal consequences. (87 mins.)
Director: George Hill
 
73.
Disraeli (1929)
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Prime Minister of Great Britain Benjamin Disraeli outwits the subterfuge of the Russians and chicanery at home in order to secure the purchase of the Suez Canal. (90 mins.)
Director: Alfred E. Green
 
74.
Alibi (1929)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.0/10 X  
Chick Williams, a prohibition gangster, rejoins his mob soon after being released from prison. When a policeman is murdered during a robbery... (91 mins.)
 
75.
The Hollywood Revue of 1929 (1929)
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An all-star revue featuring MGM contract players. (130 mins.)
 
76.
In Old Arizona (1928)
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A charming, happy-go-lucky bandit in old Arizona plays cat-and-mouse with the sheriff trying to catch him while he romances a local beauty. (95 mins.)
Director: Irving Cummings
 
77.
The Racket (1928)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  
An honest police captain vows to bring down a powerful bootlegger who is protected by corrupt politicians and judges. (84 mins.)
Director: Lewis Milestone