Oscar winner for Best Picture (what was a fair win and what should have won)

Best picture's That i have not seen:

Anything before 1954
Marty
Around the World in 80 Days
GiGi
Tom Jones
oliver
Midnight Cowboy
The Godfather
The Godfather Part 2
The Deer Hunter
Ordinary people
Platoon
The Last Emperor
Braveheart
Shakespeare in Love
Gladiator
Crash
No Country for old Men
slumdog Millionaire
The Hurt Locker

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1.
On the Waterfront (1954)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.3/10 X  
An ex-prize fighter turned longshoreman struggles to stand up to his corrupt union bosses. (108 mins.)
Director: Elia Kazan
“ fair win. need I say more? ” - sdrake2-53-373531
 
2.
The Bridge on the River Kwai (1957)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.2/10 X  
After settling his differences with a Japanese PoW camp commander, a British colonel co-operates to oversee his men's construction of a railway bridge for their captors - while oblivious to a plan by the Allies to destroy it. (161 mins.)
Director: David Lean
“ Fair win. It needed some trimming, it got boring. But, it's overall look was excellent, and the values were top notch (acting, direction). ” - sdrake2-53-373531
 
3.
Some Like It Hot (1959)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.3/10 X  
When two musicians witness a mob hit, they flee the state in an all-female band disguised as women, but further complications set in. (120 mins.)
Director: Billy Wilder
“ Ben-Hur was the winner for the 1959 best picture Osacr. I loved Ben-Hur, but i felt this film was better. It wasn't even nominated for best picture! ” - sdrake2-53-373531
 
4.
The Apartment (1960)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.3/10 X  
A man tries to rise in his company by letting its executives use his apartment for trysts, but complications and a romance of his own ensue. (125 mins.)
Director: Billy Wilder
“ Fair Win. Billy Wilder did a great job with this film ” - sdrake2-53-373531
 
5.
West Side Story (1961)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  
Two youngsters from rival New York City gangs fall in love, but tensions between their respective friends build toward tragedy. (152 mins.)
“ Fair Win. a little over rated, but it was visually stunning. ” - sdrake2-53-373531
 
6.
To Kill a Mockingbird (1962)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.4/10 X  
Atticus Finch, a lawyer in the Depression-era South, defends a black man against an undeserved rape charge, and his kids against prejudice. (129 mins.)
Director: Robert Mulligan
“ Lawrence of Arabia was the winner of the 1962 Best picture oscar, but I felt this film had so much more quality to it, and I also did not like Lawrence of Arabia too much. i felt it was extremely overrated and super boring. ” - sdrake2-53-373531
 
7.
My Fair Lady (1964)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.9/10 X  
A misogynistic and snobbish phonetics professor agrees to a wager that he can take a flower girl and make her presentable in high society. (170 mins.)
Director: George Cukor
“ fair win. It got a little boring, but the direction, production value, and rex harrison's performance were what saved it. ” - sdrake2-53-373531
 
8.
The Sound of Music (1965)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.0/10 X  
A woman leaves an Austrian convent to become a governess to the children of a Naval officer widower. (174 mins.)
Director: Robert Wise
“ Fair Win, but Doctor Zhivago came extremely close ” - sdrake2-53-373531
 
9.
A Man for All Seasons (1966)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.9/10 X  
The story of Thomas More, who stood up to King Henry VIII when the King rejected the Roman Catholic Church to obtain a divorce and remarriage. (120 mins.)
Director: Fred Zinnemann
“ Fair win. It was a bit slow in spots, but compared to the other films that year, it was the best. ” - sdrake2-53-373531
 
10.
In the Heat of the Night (1967)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.0/10 X  
An African American police detective is asked to investigate a murder in a racially hostile southern town. (109 mins.)
Director: Norman Jewison
“ Fair win. This was very hard though, because the Graduate was also a film that should have won the award. But, as for picture, this one was better, but the Graduate rightfully won Best director. ” - sdrake2-53-373531
 
11.
Patton (1970)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.0/10 X  
The World War II phase of the career of the controversial American general, George S. Patton. (172 mins.)
“ Fair win. Need I say more? ” - sdrake2-53-373531
 
12.
The French Connection (1971)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.8/10 X  
A pair of NYC cops in the Narcotics Bureau stumble onto a drug smuggling job with a French connection. (104 mins.)
“ Fair Win. Clockwork Orange was close, but I felt this film had better editing and appeal ” - sdrake2-53-373531
 
13.
The Sting (1973)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.3/10 X  
In Chicago in September 1936, a young con man seeking revenge for his murdered partner teams up with a master of the big con to win a fortune from a criminal banker. (129 mins.)
Director: George Roy Hill
“ Fair Win all the way. ” - sdrake2-53-373531
 
14.
One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest (1975)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.7/10 X  
A criminal pleads insanity after getting into trouble again and once in the mental institution rebels against the oppressive nurse and rallies up the scared patients. (133 mins.)
Director: Milos Forman
“ In my opinion, this film is probably the most deserved winner of the best picture. Total fair win ” - sdrake2-53-373531
 
15.
Rocky (1976)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.1/10 X  
Rocky Balboa, a small-time boxer, gets a supremely rare chance to fight the heavy-weight champion, Apollo Creed, in a bout in which he strives to go the distance for his self-respect. (120 mins.)
“ Fair win. Network was a little boring and too political, and All the presidents men cam really close. ” - sdrake2-53-373531
 
16.
Star Wars: Episode IV - A New Hope (1977)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.7/10 X  
Luke Skywalker joins forces with a Jedi Knight, a cocky pilot, a wookiee and two droids to save the galaxy from the Empire's world-destroying battle-station, while also attempting to rescue Princess Leia from the evil Darth Vader. (121 mins.)
Director: George Lucas
“ This was a hard decision, but I had to make it. Annie hall won the gold for 1977, but I felt this film had better production value and direction. the visuals are magnificent, and Harrison Ford is excellent. ” - sdrake2-53-373531
 
17.
Kramer vs. Kramer (1979)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.8/10 X  
Ted Kramer's wife leaves her husband, allowing for a lost bond to be rediscovered between Ted and his son, Billy. But a heated custody battle ensues over the divorced couple's son, deepening the wounds left by the separation. (105 mins.)
Director: Robert Benton
“ Totally fair win. people argue that Apocalypse Now should have won, but this film has such good production value, and amazing acting. It also had excellent direction and script. It was an excellent movie. ” - sdrake2-53-373531
 
18.
On Golden Pond (1981)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.7/10 X  
Norman is a curmudgeon with an estranged relationship with his daughter Chelsea. At Golden Pond, he and his wife nevertheless agree to care for Billy, the son of Chelsea's new boyfriend, and a most unexpected relationship blooms. (109 mins.)
Director: Mark Rydell
“ Chariots of Fire took home the gold, and I don't know what the academy was thinking. this film clearly deserved it. In all areas, it was a truly excellent film ” - sdrake2-53-373531
 
19.
Tootsie (1982)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  
Michael Dorsey, an unsuccessful actor, disguises himself as a woman in order to get a role on a trashy hospital soap. (116 mins.)
Director: Sydney Pollack
“ Gandhi took home the gold, but this goes to show once again that the academy doesn't really like comedy. This film was better than Gandhi in my opinion, and it was Best Picture worthy. it should have won. ” - sdrake2-53-373531
 
20.
Terms of Endearment (1983)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  
Follows hard-to-please Aurora looking for love and her daughter's family problems. (132 mins.)
Director: James L. Brooks
“ Fair win. It totally deserved the award. ” - sdrake2-53-373531
 
21.
Amadeus (1984)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.3/10 X  
The incredible story of Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, told by his peer and secret rival Antonio Salieri - now confined to an insane asylum. (160 mins.)
Director: Milos Forman
“ Fair win. It sagged in the 2nd half, but overall, it was an excellent film ” - sdrake2-53-373531
 
22.
Witness (1985)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  
A young Amish boy is sole witness to a murder; policeman John Book goes into hiding in Amish country to protect him until the trial. (112 mins.)
Director: Peter Weir
“ Out of Africa took the gold, and it did not deserve it. Witness was Harrison Ford's best role, and Peter Weir did an excellent job with this film. it should have won1 ” - sdrake2-53-373531
 
23.
Rain Man (1988)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.0/10 X  
Selfish yuppie Charlie Babbitt's father left a fortune to his savant brother Raymond and a pittance to Charlie; they travel cross-country. (133 mins.)
Director: Barry Levinson
“ Fair win. Excellent film. Barry Levinson's crowning achievement ” - sdrake2-53-373531
 
24.
Driving Miss Daisy (1989)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  
An old Jewish woman and her African-American chauffeur in the American South have a relationship that grows and improves over the years. (99 mins.)
Director: Bruce Beresford
“ Fair win, but Born on the 4th of July came extremely close ” - sdrake2-53-373531
 
25.
Goodfellas (1990)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.7/10 X  
Henry Hill and his friends work their way up through the mob hierarchy. (146 mins.)
Director: Martin Scorsese
“ Dances With Wolves took home the gold, and it was an excellent film, but I felt between the 2, Goodfellas was more worthy. Dances With Wolves is good though. I'm not saying it was bad. ” - sdrake2-53-373531
 
26.
The Silence of the Lambs (1991)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.6/10 X  
A young F.B.I. cadet must confide in an incarcerated and manipulative killer to receive his help on catching another serial killer who skins his victims. (118 mins.)
Director: Jonathan Demme
“ Fair win. It totally deserved the award. ” - sdrake2-53-373531
 
27.
Unforgiven (1992)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.3/10 X  
Retired Old West gunslinger William Munny reluctantly takes on one last job, with the help of his old partner and a young man. (131 mins.)
Director: Clint Eastwood
“ Fair win,. Excellent movie ” - sdrake2-53-373531
 
28.
Schindler's List (1993)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.9/10 X  
In Poland during World War II, Oskar Schindler gradually becomes concerned for his Jewish workforce after witnessing their persecution by the Nazis. (195 mins.)
“ fair Win. Need I say more? ” - sdrake2-53-373531
 
29.
Pulp Fiction (1994)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.9/10 X  
The lives of two mob hit men, a boxer, a gangster's wife, and a pair of diner bandits intertwine in four tales of violence and redemption. (154 mins.)
“ Forrest Gump won the gold, but i liked this film better. Forrest was great, but pulp fiction had more meat to it ” - sdrake2-53-373531
 
30.
Fargo (1996)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.2/10 X  
Jerry Lundegaard's inept crime falls apart due to his and his henchmen's bungling and the persistent police work of the quite pregnant Marge Gunderson. (98 mins.)
Director: Joel Coen
“ The English patient won the gold, but this film was so much better. this film was the worthy one for the award, and i was shocked it did not win it ” - sdrake2-53-373531
 
31.
Titanic (1997)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.7/10 X  
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.)
Director: James Cameron
“ Only a fair win in terms of visuals and direction and production values. If I were to set these aside, I feel "As Good As it Gets" deserved the gold ” - sdrake2-53-373531
 
32.
American Beauty (1999)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.4/10 X  
A sexually frustrated suburban father has a mid-life crisis after becoming infatuated with his daughter's best friend. (122 mins.)
Director: Sam Mendes
“ fair win. Excellent film ” - sdrake2-53-373531
 
33.
A Beautiful Mind (2001)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.2/10 X  
After John Nash, a brilliant but asocial mathematician, accepts secret work in cryptography, his life takes a turn for the nightmarish. (135 mins.)
Director: Ron Howard
“ Fair win. slightly slow, but very appealing ” - sdrake2-53-373531
 
34.
Chicago (2002)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  
Murderesses Velma Kelly and Roxie Hart find themselves on death row together and fight for the fame that will keep them from the gallows in 1920s Chicago. (113 mins.)
Director: Rob Marshall
“ Fair Win. The Pianist came really close, but i felt this was a slight bit more enjoyable. It and excellent performances, direction, and editing. ” - sdrake2-53-373531
 
35.
The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King (2003)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.9/10 X  
Gandalf and Aragorn lead the World of Men against Sauron's army to draw his gaze from Frodo and Sam as they approach Mount Doom with the One Ring. (201 mins.)
Director: Peter Jackson
“ Fair win. a visual feast ” - sdrake2-53-373531
 
36.
Million Dollar Baby (2004)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.1/10 X  
A determined woman works with a hardened boxing trainer to become a professional. (132 mins.)
Director: Clint Eastwood
“ Fair win. Excellent movie ” - sdrake2-53-373531
 
37.
The Departed (2006)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.5/10 X  
An undercover cop and a mole in the police attempt to identify each other while infiltrating an Irish gang in South Boston. (151 mins.)
Director: Martin Scorsese
“ Fair win. An excellent movie. probably scorsese's best, but I compare this to goodfellas, and they tie. ” - sdrake2-53-373531
 
38.
The King's Speech (2010)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.0/10 X  
The story of King George VI of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, his impromptu ascension to the throne and the speech therapist who helped the unsure monarch become worthy of it. (118 mins.)
Director: Tom Hooper
“ Fair win in the sense of acting and screenplay, and also direction. many films came really close. ” - sdrake2-53-373531