Death Match in the Oscarsby ciclohexatrieno | created - 4 weeks ago | updated - 1 week ago | Public
Sometimes when the Oscar nomines are anounced you can't tell which one will win beacause there are two or more movies that really deserve the award and only one will take it (most of the time), this movies are serious competition against each other and no matter which of them won, it was a fair desicion.
Which one do you think was the closest confrontation in the oscars? or which one should be here?
Note: Some names of the categories aren't exacts.
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1. Gone with the Wind (1939)
Passed | 238 min | Drama, History, Romance
A manipulative woman and a roguish man conduct a turbulent romance during the American Civil War and Reconstruction periods.
Votes: 255,916 | Gross: $198.68M
vs Mr. Smith Goes to Washington vs The Wizzard of Oz in Best Picture of 1939
2. Rebecca (1940)
Not Rated | 130 min | Drama, Mystery, Romance
A self-conscious bride is tormented by the memory of her husband's dead first wife.
Votes: 107,177 | Gross: $4.36M
vs The Great Dictator vs The Grapes of Wrath vs The Philadelphia Story in Best Picture 1940
3. All About Eve (1950)
Not Rated | 138 min | Drama
An ingenue insinuates herself into the company of an established but aging stage actress and her circle of theater friends.
Votes: 103,184 | Gross: $0.01M
vs Sunset Boulevard in Best Picture 1950
4. The African Queen (1951)
PG | 105 min | Adventure, Drama, Romance
In Africa during World War I, a gin-swilling riverboat captain is persuaded by a strait-laced missionary to use his boat to attack an enemy warship.
Votes: 65,039 | Gross: $0.54M
Humprey Bogart vs Marlon Brando (A Streetcar Named Desire) in Best Leading Actor 1951
5. The Bridge on the River Kwai (1957)
PG | 161 min | Adventure, Drama, War
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.
Votes: 180,256 | Gross: $44.91M
vs 12 Angry Men vs Witness for the Prosecution in Best Picture of 1957
6. Lawrence of Arabia (1962)
PG | 216 min | Adventure, Biography, Drama
The story of T.E. Lawrence, the English officer who successfully united and led the diverse, often warring, Arab tribes during World War I in order to fight the Turks.
Votes: 233,015 | Gross: $44.82M
vs To Kill a Mockingbird in Best Picture of 1962
7. To Kill a Mockingbird (1962)
Not Rated | 129 min | Crime, Drama
Atticus Finch, a lawyer in the Depression-era South, defends a black man against an undeserved rape charge, and his children against prejudice.
vs Lawrence of Arabia in Best Adapted Screenplay /also/ Gregory Peck vs Peter O' Tool (Lawrence of Arabia) in Best Leading Actor of 1962
8. My Fair Lady (1964)
G | 170 min | Drama, Family, Musical
A snobbish phonetics professor agrees to a wager that he can take a flower girl and make her presentable in high society.
Votes: 77,316 | Gross: $72.00M
vs Mary Poppins vs A Hard Day's Night in Best Adapted Score of 1964
9. The Sound of Music (1965)
G | 172 min | Biography, Drama, Family
A woman leaves an Austrian convent to become a governess to the children of a Naval officer widower.
Votes: 174,051 | Gross: $163.21M
vs Doctor Zhivago in Best Picture of 1965
10. A Man for All Seasons (1966)
G | 120 min | Biography, Drama, History
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 remarry.
Votes: 27,184 | Gross: $28.35M
vs Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf? in Best Picture of 1966
11. In the Heat of the Night (1967)
Not Rated | 110 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery
An African-American police detective is asked to investigate a murder in a racially hostile southern town.
Votes: 58,092 | Gross: $24.38M
vs The Graduate vs Bonnie and Clyde in Best Picture of 1967
12. Midnight Cowboy (1969)
R | 113 min | Drama
A naive hustler travels from Texas to New York City to seek personal fortune, finding a new friend in the process.
Votes: 87,680 | Gross: $44.79M
vs Z vs Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid in Best Picture 1969
13. The Sting (1973)
PG | 129 min | Comedy, Crime, Drama
Two grifters team up to pull off the ultimate con.
Votes: 211,473 | Gross: $159.60M
vs The Exorcist vs American Grafitti in Best Picture of 1973
14. One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest (1975)
R | 133 min | Drama
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.
Votes: 800,960 | Gross: $112.00M
vs Barry Lyndon vs Jaws vs Dog Day Afternoon in Best Picture of 1975 /also/ Jack Nicholson vs Al Pacino (Dog Day Afternoon) in Best Leading Actor of 1975
15. Rocky (1976)
PG | 120 min | Drama, Sport
A small-time boxer gets a supremely rare chance to fight a heavy-weight champion in a bout in which he strives to go the distance for his self-respect.
Votes: 455,086 | Gross: $117.24M
vs Taxi Driver vs Network vs All the President's Men in Best Picture of 1976
16. Network (1976)
R | 121 min | Drama
A television network cynically exploits a deranged former anchor's ravings and revelations about the news media for its own profit.
vs Rocky in Best Original Screenplay of 1976
17. Chariots of Fire (1981)
PG | 125 min | Biography, Drama, Sport
Two British track athletes, one a determined Jew, and the other a devout Christian, compete in the 1924 Olympics.
Votes: 47,748 | Gross: $58.97M
vs Raiders of the Lost Ark in Best Original Score of 1981
18. Gandhi (1982)
PG | 191 min | Biography, Drama, History
Gandhi's character is fully explained as a man of nonviolence. Through his patience, he is able to drive the British out of the subcontinent. And the stubborn nature of Jinnah and his commitment towards Pakistan is portrayed.
Votes: 202,175 | Gross: $52.77M
vs E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial in Best Picture & Best Cinematography of 1982
19. Hannah and Her Sisters (1986)
PG-13 | 107 min | Comedy, Drama
Between two Thanksgivings two years apart, Hannah's husband falls in love with her sister Lee, while her hypochondriac ex-husband rekindles his relationship with her sister Holly.
Votes: 60,201 | Gross: $40.08M
vs Platoon in Best Original Screenplay of 1986
20. Forrest Gump (1994)
PG-13 | 142 min | Drama, Romance
The presidencies of Kennedy and Johnson, Vietnam, Watergate, and other history unfold through the perspective of an Alabama man with an IQ of 75.
Votes: 1,536,686 | Gross: $330.25M
vs The Shawshank Redemption vs Pulp Fiction in Best Picture of 1994
21. Pulp Fiction (1994)
R | 154 min | Crime, Drama
The lives of two mob hitmen, a boxer, a gangster's wife, and a pair of diner bandits intertwine in four tales of violence and redemption.
Votes: 1,574,255 | Gross: $107.93M
vs Trois Couleurs: Rouge (Three Colors: Red) in Best Original Screenplay of 1994
22. The Lion King (1994)
G | 88 min | Animation, Adventure, Drama
A Lion cub crown prince is tricked by a treacherous uncle into thinking he caused his father's death and flees into exile in despair, only to learn in adulthood his identity and his responsibilities.
Votes: 795,072 | Gross: $312.90M
vs The Shawshank Redemption vs Forrest Gump in Best Original Score of 1994
23. The Usual Suspects (1995)
R | 106 min | Crime, Mystery, Thriller
A sole survivor tells of the twisty events leading up to a horrific gun battle on a boat, which began when five criminals met at a seemingly random police lineup.
Votes: 875,063 | Gross: $23.34M
vs Braveheart vs Toy Story in Best Original Screenplay of 1995
24. Sling Blade (1996)
R | 135 min | Drama
Karl Childers, a simple man hospitalized since his childhood murder of his mother and her lover, is released to start a new life in a small town.
Votes: 80,008 | Gross: $24.48M
vs Trainspotting in Best Adapted Screenplay of 1996
25. As Good as It Gets (1997)
PG-13 | 139 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance
A single mother and waitress, a misanthropic author, and a gay artist form an unlikely friendship after the artist is assaulted in a robbery.
Votes: 248,102 | Gross: $148.48M
Jack Nicholson vs Matt Damon (Good Will Hunting) in Best Actor of 1997
26. Life Is Beautiful (1997)
PG-13 | 116 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance
When an open-minded Jewish librarian and his son become victims of the Holocaust, he uses a perfect mixture of will, humor, and imagination to protect his son from the dangers around their camp.
Votes: 527,143 | Gross: $57.60M
Roberto Benigni vs Tom Hanks (Saving Private Ryan) vs Edward Norton (American History X) in Best Actor of 1998
27. American Beauty (1999)
R | 122 min | Drama
A sexually frustrated suburban father has a mid-life crisis after becoming infatuated with his daughter's best friend.
Votes: 961,443 | Gross: $130.10M
vs The Green Mile vs The Sixth Sense in Best Picture of 1999
28. Shrek (2001)
PG | 90 min | Animation, Adventure, Comedy
After his swamp is filled with magical creatures, Shrek agrees to rescue Princess Fiona for a villainous lord in order to get his land back.
Votes: 539,677 | Gross: $267.67M
vs Monsters, Inc. in Best Animated Feature of 2001
29. Capote (2005)
R | 114 min | Biography, Crime, Drama
In 1959, Truman Capote learns of the murder of a Kansas family and decides to write a book about the case. While researching for his novel In Cold Blood, Capote forms a relationship with one of the killers, Perry Smith, who is on death row.
Votes: 114,279 | Gross: $28.75M
Philiph Seymour Hoffman vs Heath Ledger (Brokeback Mountain) in Best Leading Actor
30. Memoirs of a Geisha (2005)
PG-13 | 145 min | Drama, Romance
Nitta Sayuri reveals how she transcended her fishing-village roots and became one of Japan's most celebrated geisha.
Votes: 129,362 | Gross: $57.49M
vs Brokeback Mountain in Best Cinematography of 2005
31. No Country for Old Men (2007)
R | 122 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller
Violence and mayhem ensue after a hunter stumbles upon a drug deal gone wrong and more than two million dollars in cash near the Rio Grande.
Votes: 738,195 | Gross: $74.28M
vs There will be Blood in Best Picture, Best Director & Best Adapted Screenplay of 2007
32. Ratatouille (2007)
G | 111 min | Animation, Adventure, Comedy
A rat who can cook makes an unusual alliance with a young kitchen worker at a famous restaurant.
Votes: 553,988 | Gross: $206.45M
vs Persepolis in Best Animated Feature of 2007
33. Slumdog Millionaire (2008)
R | 120 min | Drama, Romance
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?"
Votes: 726,910 | Gross: $141.32M
vs Wall-E in Best Original Score of 2008 /also/ Jai Ho! vs Down to Earth (Wall-E) in Best Original Song of 2008
34. Up (2009)
PG | 96 min | Animation, Adventure, Comedy
Seventy-eight year old Carl Fredricksen travels to Paradise Falls in his home equipped with balloons, inadvertently taking a young stowaway.
Votes: 810,879 | Gross: $293.00M
vs Avatar vs Fantastic Mr. Fox vs Sherlock Holmes in Best Original Score of 2009
35. The Social Network (2010)
PG-13 | 120 min | Biography, Drama
Harvard student Mark Zuckerberg creates the social networking site that would become known as Facebook, but is later sued by two brothers who claimed he stole their idea, and the co-founder who was later squeezed out of the business.
Votes: 553,706 | Gross: $96.96M
vs Inception vs How to Train Your Dragon in Best Original Score of 2010
36. Hugo (2011)
PG | 126 min | Adventure, Drama, Family
In Paris in 1931, an orphan named Hugo Cabret, who lives in the walls of a train station, is wrapped up in a mystery involving his late father and an automaton.
Votes: 277,846 | Gross: $73.86M
vs The Tree of Life in Best Cinematography of 2011
37. Life of Pi (2012)
PG | 127 min | Adventure, Drama, Fantasy
A young man who survives a disaster at sea is hurtled into an epic journey of adventure and discovery. While cast away, he forms an unexpected connection with another survivor: a fearsome Bengal tiger.
Votes: 515,898 | Gross: $124.99M
vs The Avengers in Best Visual Effects of 2012
R | 119 min | Comedy, Drama
A washed-up superhero actor attempts to revive his fading career by writing, directing, and starring in a Broadway production.
Votes: 496,483 | Gross: $42.34M
vs The Grand Budapest Hotel vs Boyhood in Best Original Screenplay of 2014 /also/ vs The Grand Budapest Hotel in Best Cinemaography
39. The Imitation Game (2014)
PG-13 | 114 min | Biography, Drama, Thriller
During World War II, the English mathematical genius Alan Turing tries to crack the German Enigma code with help from fellow mathematicians.
Votes: 592,851 | Gross: $91.13M
vs Whiplash in Best Adapted Screenplay of 2014
40. Interstellar (2014)
PG-13 | 169 min | Adventure, Drama, Sci-Fi
A team of explorers travel through a wormhole in space in an attempt to ensure humanity's survival.
Votes: 1,227,680 | Gross: $188.02M
vs Guardians of the Galaxy in Best Visual Effects of 2014
41. Spotlight (I) (2015)
R | 129 min | Crime, Drama, History
The true story of how the Boston Globe uncovered the massive scandal of child molestation and cover-up within the local Catholic Archdiocese, shaking the entire Catholic Church to its core.
Votes: 342,561 | Gross: $45.06M
vs Room vs Mad Max: Fury Road vs The Martian vs The Revenant in Best Picture of 2015 /also/ vs Inside Out vs Ex Machina in Best Original Screenplay of 2015
42. The Revenant (2015)
R | 156 min | Action, Adventure, Biography
A frontiersman on a fur trading expedition in the 1820s fights for survival after being mauled by a bear and left for dead by members of his own hunting team.
Votes: 583,585 | Gross: $183.64M
Alejandro G. Iñárritu vs George Miller (Mad Max: Fury Road) in Best Director of 2015 /also/ vs Mad Max: Fury Road Best Cinematography of 2015
43. Blade Runner 2049 (2017)
R | 164 min | Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi
A young blade runner's discovery of a long-buried secret leads him to track down former blade runner Rick Deckard, who's been missing for thirty years.
Votes: 343,478 | Gross: $92.05M
vs Dunkirk vs The Shape of Water in Best Cinematography of 2017