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Friday February 15, 2013

Jorge Rodrigues Ranks the Best Picture Winners: from 'All About Eve' to 'Driving Miss Daisy'

All About Eve posterJorge Rodrigues ranks the Oscar winners for best picture

1. All About Eve (1950)
2. The Apartment (1960)
3. Annie Hall (1977)
4. The Godfather Part II (1974)
5. The Silence of the Lambs (1991)
6. Schindler’s List (1993)
7. It Happened One Night (1934)
8. One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest (1975)
9. Rebecca (1940)
10. Casablanca (1943)

11. Gone with the Wind (1939)
12. Sunrise: A Song of Two Humans (1928)
13. Kramer vs. Kramer (1979)
14. American Beauty (1999)
15. From Here to Eternity (1953)
16. All the King’s Men (1949)
17. The French Connection (1971)
18. Midnight Cowboy (1969)
19. The Godfather (1972)
20. On the Waterfront (1954)

21. The Greatest Show on Earth (1952)
22. Patton (1970)
23. The Lord of the Rings: Return of the King (2003)
24. No Country for Old Men (2007)
25. The Deer Hunter (1978)
26. The Artist (2011)
27. West Side Story (1961)
28. Wings (1927)
29. The Departed (2006)
30. Gladiator (2000)

31. Ghandi (1982)
32. Amadeus (1984)
33. Unforgiven (1992)
34. Terms of Endearment (1983)
35. Ordinary People (1980)
36. Shakespeare in Love (1998)
37. The Last Emperor (1987)
38. The King’s Speech (2010)
39. Chicago (2002)
40. Lawrence of Arabia (1962)

41. The English Patient (1996)
42. The Lost Weekend (1945)
43. Braveheart (1995)
44. Slumdog Millionaire (2008)
45. The Hurt Locker (2009)
46. Mrs. Miniver (1942)
47. Crash (2005)
48. The Sound of Music (1965)
49. An American in Paris (1951)
50. The Best Years of Our Lives (1946)

51. The Bridge on the River Kwai (1957)
52. Out of Africa (1985)
53. All Quiet on the Western Front (1930)
54. Hamlet (1948)
55. Platoon (1986)
56. Mutiny of the Bounty (1935)
57. In the Heat of the Night (1967)
58. Gentleman’s Agreement (1947)
59. Million Dollar Baby (2004)
60. A Man for All Seasons (1966)

61. You Can’t Take it With You (1938)
62. Titanic (1997)
63. Rocky (1976)
64. The Sting (1973)
65. Ben-Hur (1959)
66. Chariots of Fire (1981)
67. Oliver! (1968)
68. Marty (1955)
69. Going My Way (1944)
70. The Great Ziegfeld (1936)

71. Cimarron (1931)
72. The Life of Emile Zola (1937)
73. Cavalcade (1933)
74. The Broadway Melody (1929)
75. How Green Was My Valley (1941)
76. Grand Hotel (1932)
77. Dances with Wolves (1990)
78. Gigi (1958)
79. Tom Jones (1963)
80. Rain Man (1988)

81. A Beautiful Mind (2001)
82. Around the World in 80 Days (1956)
83. My Fair Lady (1964)
84. Forrest Gump (1994)
85. Driving Miss Daisy (1989)

My comment

I've got nothing but love for “All About Eve.” When I first saw it, maybe 20 years ago, I was dazzled by its wit and wondered where ours had gone.

OK, who's next?

Rank Oscar's best pictures from 1927 to today.

Posted at 02:19 PM on Feb 15, 2013 in category Movies - The Oscars
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Steve Schweighofer Ranks Oscar's Best Picture Winners: from 'Lawrence of Arabia' to 'The Greastest Show on Earth'

Poster for "Lawrence of Arabia"Steve Schweighofer ranks the Oscar winners for best picture

1. Lawrence of Arabia (1962)
2. All Quiet on the Western Front (1930)
3. Annie Hall (1977)
4. The Godfather (1972)
5. Sunrise: A Song of Two Humans (1928)
6. From Here to Eternity (1953)
7. All About Eve (1950)
8. The Bridge on the River Kwai (1957)
9. On the Waterfront (1954)
10. The Best Years of Our Lives (1946)

11. The Hurt Locker (2009)
12. The Godfather Part II (1974)
13. Schindler’s List (1993)
14. The Last Emperor (1987)
15. Midnight Cowboy (1969)
16. The Deer Hunter (1978)
17. The English Patient (1996)
18. It Happened One Night (1934)
19. Shakespeare in Love (1998)
20. No Country for Old Men (2007)

21. Unforgiven (1992)
22. The Silence of the Lambs (1991)
23. Dances with Wolves (1990)
24. American Beauty (1999)
25. The Departed (2006)
26. West Side Story (1961)
27. You Can’t Take it With You (1938)
28. The Apartment (1960)
29. Ordinary People (1980)
30. Tom Jones (1963)

31. Mutiny of the Bounty (1935)
32. One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest (1975)
33. The Sting (1973)
34. The French Connection (1971)
35. Gladiator (2000)
36. Amadeus (1984)
37. Patton (1970)
38. Rebecca (1940)
39. Out of Africa (1985)
40. Terms of Endearment (1983)

41. Platoon (1986)
42. Ben-Hur (1959)
43. A Beautiful Mind (2001)
44. In the Heat of the Night (1967)
45. Hamlet (1948)
46. Chariots of Fire (1981)
47. A Man for All Seasons (1966)
48. Wings (1927)
49. Kramer vs. Kramer (1979)
50. Casablanca (1943)

51. My Fair Lady (1964)
52. The King’s Speech (2010)
53. Titanic (1997)
54. Gigi (1958)
55. Driving Miss Daisy (1989)
56. Gentleman’s Agreement (1947)
57. Mrs. Miniver (1942)
58. Around the World in 80 Days (1956)
59. Ghandi (1982)
60. Slumdog Millionaire (2008)

61. The Sound of Music (1965)
62. An American in Paris (1951)
63. Chicago (2002)
64. The Lord of the Rings: Return of the King (2003)
65. Gone with the Wind (1939)
66. All the King’s Men (1949)
67. The Artist (2011)
68. Braveheart (1995)69. The Lost Weekend (1945)
70. Oliver! (1968)

71. How Green Was My Valley (1941)
72. The Life of Emile Zola (1937)
73. Marty (1955)
74. The Great Ziegfeld (1936)
75. Rain Man (1988)
76. Rocky (1976)
77. Forrest Gump (1994)
78. Cavalcade (1933)
79. Grand Hotel (1932)
80. Going My Way (1944)

81. Cimarron (1931)
82. The Broadway Melody (1929)
83. Million Dollar Baby (2004)
84. Crash (2005)
85. The Greatest Show on Earth (1952)

Steve's comment

that was fun

My comment

All of them? Impressive. Glad you enjoyed it. A lot of war at the top.

OK, who's next?

Rank Oscar's best pictures from 1927 to today.

Posted at 06:31 AM on Feb 15, 2013 in category Movies - The Oscars
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Thursday February 14, 2013

Joe D. Ranks Oscar's Best Picture Winners: from 'Cuckoo's Nest' to 'Dances with Wolves'

Joe D. (not that Joe D.) ranks the Oscar winners for best Poster for "One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest" (1975)picture

1. One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest (1975)
2. The Deer Hunter (1978)
3. On the Waterfront (1954)
4. The Bridge on the River Kwai (1957)
5. All Quiet on the Western Front (1930)
6. No Country for Old Men (2007)
7. The Sound of Music (1965)
8. Terms of Endearment (1983)
9. A Man for All Seasons (1966)
10. Gone with the Wind (1939)
11. The Godfather (1972)
12. Lawrence of Arabia (1962)
13. Casablanca (1943)
14. Platoon (1986)
15. The Silence of the Lambs (1991)
16. The Lord of the Rings: Return of the King (2003)
17. The Apartment (1960)
18. Annie Hall (1977)
19. From Here to Eternity (1953)
20. All About Eve (1950)
21. The French Connection (1971)
22. The Godfather Part II (1974)
23. My Fair Lady (1964)
24. It Happened One Night (1934)
25. Midnight Cowboy (1969)
26. Rain Man (1988)
27. The Sting (1973)
28. You Can’t Take it With You (1938)
29. Slumdog Millionaire (2008)
30. An American in Paris (1951)
31. The King’s Speech (2010)
32. West Side Story (1961)
33. A Beautiful Mind (2001)
34. Mutiny of the Bounty (1935)
35. Oliver! (1968)
36. Shakespeare in Love (1998)
37. Around the World in 80 Days (1956)
38. The Greatest Show on Earth (1952)
39. Patton (1970)
40. Ben-Hur (1959)
41. Driving Miss Daisy (1989)
42. Forrest Gump (1994)
43. Chariots of Fire (1981)
44. Out of Africa (1985)
45. Titanic (1997)
46. Gladiator (2000)
47. Dances with Wolves (1990)

My comment

“Cuckoo's Nest” is getting a lot of love. Makes me want to watch it again. “You wanna watch baseball? The World Series? Put up that hand, Chief!”

OK, who's next?

Rank Oscar's best pictures from 1927 to today.

Posted at 01:58 PM on Feb 14, 2013 in category Movies - The Oscars
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Dan Heilman Ranks Oscar's Best Picture Winners: from 'Cuckoo's Nest' to 'Crash'

Dan Heilman ranks the Oscar winners for best Poster for "One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest" (1975)picture

1. One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest (1975)
2. The Godfather Part II (1974)
3. No Country for Old Men (2007)
4. Schindler’s List (1993)
5. The Deer Hunter (1978)
6. The Godfather (1972)
7. Annie Hall (1977)
8. Unforgiven (1992)
9. Kramer vs. Kramer (1979)
10. Rain Man (1988)

11. The Silence of the Lambs (1991)
12. The French Connection (1971)
13. The Hurt Locker (2009)
14. Terms of Endearment (1983)
15. Tom Jones (1963)
16. The Artist (2011)
17. Rocky (1976)
18. Midnight Cowboy (1969)
19. Lawrence of Arabia (1962)
20. Platoon (1986)

21. A Beautiful Mind (2001)
22. Ordinary People (1980)
23. The King’s Speech (2010)
24. Braveheart (1995)
25. Patton (1970)
26. Slumdog Millionaire (2008)
27. My Fair Lady (1964)
28. The Last Emperor (1987)
29. The Sting (1973)
30. Chicago (2002)

31. Ghandi (1982)
32. A Man for All Seasons (1966)
33. Amadeus (1984)
34. The Departed (2006)
35. American Beauty (1999)
36. In the Heat of the Night (1967)
37. Million Dollar Baby (2004)
38. Chariots of Fire (1981)
39. Gladiator (2000)
40. The Sound of Music (1965)

41. Out of Africa (1985)
42. Driving Miss Daisy (1989)
43. Dances with Wolves (1990)
44. Oliver! (1968)
45. The Lord of the Rings: Return of the King (2003)
46. Titanic (1997)
47. Forrest Gump (1994)
48. The English Patient (1996)
49. Shakespeare in Love (1998)
50. Crash (2005)

Dan's comment

Listed only those from my lifetime.

My comment

Good plan. And 50 is quite enough. Both ways.

OK, who's next?

Rank Oscar's best pictures from 1927 to today.

Posted at 08:02 AM on Feb 14, 2013 in category Movies - The Oscars
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Wednesday February 13, 2013

Dback Ranks Oscar's Best Picture Winners: from 'Sunrise' (Best) to 'Gandhi' (Worst)

Sunrise: A Tale of Two HumansDback ranks the Oscar winners for best picture

1. Sunrise: A Song of Two Humans (1928)
2. Gone with the Wind (1939)
3. All About Eve (1950)
4. Casablanca (1943)
5. West Side Story (1961)
6. The Lord of the Rings: Return of the King (2003)
7. Amadeus (1984)
8. Chicago (2002)
9. The Godfather (1972)
10. The Sound of Music (1965)

11. Gigi (1958)
12. The King’s Speech (2010)
13. Annie Hall (1977)
14. Schindler’s List (1993)
15. The Silence of the Lambs (1991)
16. Rebecca (1940)
17. Lawrence of Arabia (1962)
18. Ordinary People (1980)
19. One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest (1975)
20. How Green Was My Valley (1941)

21. The Hurt Locker (2009)
22. Midnight Cowboy (1969)
23. The Departed (2006)
24. Grand Hotel (1932)
25. Million Dollar Baby (2004)
26. American Beauty (1999)
27. No Country for Old Men (2007)
28. Shakespeare in Love (1998)
29. Kramer vs. Kramer (1979)
30. The Artist (2011)

31. Platoon (1986)
32. Oliver! (1968)
33. From Here to Eternity (1953)
34. Gladiator (2000)
35. The English Patient (1996)
36. Forrest Gump (1994)
37. Unforgiven (1992)
38. Terms of Endearment (1983)
39. The Deer Hunter (1978)
40. The Godfather Part II (1974)

41. The French Connection (1971)
42. Patton (1970)
43. It Happened One Night (1934)
44. Slumdog Millionaire (2008)
45. My Fair Lady (1964)
46. Tom Jones (1963)
47. The Apartment (1960)
48. Ben-Hur (1959)
49. The Bridge on the River Kwai (1957)
50. An American in Paris (1951)

51. All the King’s Men (1949)
52. Braveheart (1995)
53. A Beautiful Mind (2001)
54. Gentleman’s Agreement (1947)
55. The Sting (1973)
56. Dances with Wolves (1990)
57. Driving Miss Daisy (1989)
58. Rain Man (1988)
59. Titanic (1997)
60. Going My Way (1944)

61. The Last Emperor (1987)
62. Chariots of Fire (1981)
63. Out of Africa (1985)
64. Crash (2005)
65. Ghandi (1982)

Dback's comment

When in doubt, consult Danny Peary's “Alternate Oscars” to get reminders of the many, many gems the Oscars didn't give Best Picture to, or oftentimes didn't even nominate.

My comment

Apparently someone doesn't like the '80s. Wow. Four of the five worst? And “Gandhi” the worst of the worst? Well, it was a bad decade for movies. My main memory of seeing “Ghandi”: everyone walking out the theater with peaceful, beatific expressions on their faces ... until we got into our cars and became our usual asshole selves.

OK, who's next?

Rank Oscar's best pictures from 1927 to today.

Posted at 04:40 PM on Feb 13, 2013 in category Movies - The Oscars
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