Tuesday, January 24, 2012

Mark Hughes' 50 "The Best Films Never Nominated For The Oscar For Best Picture"

Hughes goes into detail on the first ten in his article, then lists the others. I wonder which of my readers have seen these films, so I'm going to color the ones I've seen in RED, and invite you to do the same. If you do, leave a message in the comments!

Also, what movies did he miss?

I believe I'll add this to my list of 101 things for next time. Follow the link in the year to read my review for my 3rd 101 Things in 1001 Days, highlighted in yellow.


  1. Metropolis (1927/28)
  2. North by Northwest (1959)
  3. 2001: A Space Odyssey (1968)
  4. Aguirre: The Wrath of God (1972)
  5. Mean Streets (1973)
  6. Do the Right Thing (1989)
  7. Sling Blade (1996)
  8. Being John Malkovich (1999)
  9. O Brother, Where Art Thou? (2000) 
  10. The Dark Knight (2008)
  11. Notorious (1946)
  12. To Catch a Thief (1955)
  13. Rebel Without a Cause (1955)
  14. The Searchers (1956)
  15. Touch of Evil (1958)
  16. Young Frankenstein (1974)
  17. Close Encounters of the Third Kind (1977)
  18. Superman: The Movie (1978)
  19. The China Syndrome (1979)
  20. The Empire Strikes Back (1980)
  21. Blade Runner (1982)
  22. Sophie’s Choice (1982)
  23. Ghostbusters (1984)
  24. Blood Simple (1984)
  25. Brazil (1985)
  26. Matewan (1987)
  27. Full Metal Jacket (1987)
  28. Gorillas in the Mist (1988)
  29. Die Hard (1988)
  30. Glory (1989)
  31. Miller’s Crossing (1990)
  32. Thelma and Louise (1991)
  33. The Player (1992)
  34. Malcolm X (1992)
  35. Germinal (1993, foreign language film)
  36. Dead Man Walking (1995)
  37. Seven (1995)
  38. Rob Roy (1995)
  39. The Usual Suspects (1995)
  40. Magnolia (1999)
  41. Boys Don’t Cry (1999)
  42. Mulholland Drive (2001)
  43. Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind (2004)
  44. King Kong (2005)
  45. Syriana (2005)
  46. Children of Men (2006)
  47. Gone Baby Gone (2007)
  48. Shotgun Stories (2008)
  49. Che (2008, foreign language film)
  50. Shutter Island (2010)

6 comments:

  1. You want us to color them in red? For real, or just mentally?

    Or just list our recommendations here?

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  2. If you'd like to copy the list to your blog and color the ones that you've seen in red, then you can leave a link in the comments so I can go see!

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  3. Can't talk. Must copy and recolor list! Come by and check later.

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  4. Also feel welcome to list any movies you feel were overlooked here!

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  5. Here's my list (at the bottom of the post) -

    http://tywkiwdbi.blogspot.com/2012/02/blogging-as-preparation-for-dementia.html

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