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bailey
Jun 20th, 2006, 10:54 PM
Which is you favorite of the Oscar winning pictures from the past 10 years?

let's discuss!

Pengwin
Jun 20th, 2006, 10:55 PM
American Beauty of course! :worship:

Alberto
Jun 20th, 2006, 10:57 PM
the english patient, the most beautiful movie ever made, so emotional, so intense, so so so.... :hearts:

pimpie
Jun 20th, 2006, 11:00 PM
American beauty is my favourite :D

Danči Dementia
Jun 20th, 2006, 11:02 PM
A Beautiful Mind I can watch that movie 100 times and I alwasys find something new I love that movie.

and also Russell Crwo and Jennifer Connelly together is amazing.

I still don't know what the hell is Crash doing there???

!<blocparty>!
Jun 20th, 2006, 11:05 PM
Crash. *LMAO* I'm still not over that.

I voted Chicago. :D Great film.

bailey
Jun 20th, 2006, 11:07 PM
I still don't know what the hell is Crash doing there???

This is actually the only movie of them I haven't seen yet. CRASH won against

Brokeback Mountain
Capote
Good Night and Good Luck
Munich.

So, which one do you think should now be in the Poll instead of Crash?

(Let me guess: Brokeback Mountain?)

bailey
Jun 20th, 2006, 11:08 PM
I voted Chicago. :D Great film.

That's odd: I didn't like it at all when I saw it the first time but loved it the second time...

~Cherry*Blossom~
Jun 20th, 2006, 11:26 PM
Crash, Million Dollar Baby or American Beauty

~{X}~
Jun 20th, 2006, 11:28 PM
Titanic :hearts:

bw2082
Jun 20th, 2006, 11:30 PM
I liked Gladiator and American Beauty the best out of all of them

jenny161185
Jun 20th, 2006, 11:32 PM
titanic - everytime i watch it i still think theres a slight chance that Jack can survive!

Ferosh
Jun 20th, 2006, 11:33 PM
my favorite movie of the last ten years did not win the academy award for best picture.

!<blocparty>!
Jun 20th, 2006, 11:35 PM
my favorite movie of the last ten years did not win the academy award for best picture.

But the thread asks which is your favourite academy award best picture. :p

Ferosh
Jun 20th, 2006, 11:37 PM
But the thread asks which is your favourite academy award best picture. :p

Bitch! If I was forced, it would be a toss-up between Million Dollar Baby, American Beauty, and A Beautiful Mind.

!<blocparty>!
Jun 20th, 2006, 11:39 PM
Bitch! If I was forced, it would be a toss-up between Million Dollar Baby, American Beauty, and A Beautiful Mind.

Don't you bitch me, bitch!

Thanks for actually answering the thread that time round. ;):D

pimpie
Jun 20th, 2006, 11:40 PM
titanic ?! what the :sobbing:

deep bass
Jun 20th, 2006, 11:45 PM
American Beauty.

Ferosh
Jun 20th, 2006, 11:45 PM
Don't you bitch me, bitch!

Thanks for actually answering the thread that time round. ;):D

I just did! :p

Talk dirty to me, Tim.

Brooks.
Jun 20th, 2006, 11:47 PM
Crash. *LMAO* I'm still not over that.

I voted Chicago. :D Great film.

I know right :lol: :o :rolleyes:

what a freaking joke :lol:

!<blocparty>!
Jun 20th, 2006, 11:54 PM
I just did! :p

Talk dirty to me, Tim.

And I was strangley aroused. :scared:

We can't hijack a serious movie thread. Sign on MSN, I'm hardly ever on now and need some gay pride gossip. :hehehe:

Reuchlin
Jun 20th, 2006, 11:57 PM
I don't think any one of those are very good pictures. Just average.

partbrit
Jun 21st, 2006, 01:21 AM
I think the two superior films of those in the list are American Beauty and Shakespeare In Love: American Beauty because it is so funny and subversive, and Shakespeare In Love because the directors and actors rose to the occasion of interpreting a Tom Stoppard screenplay.

Pheobo
Jun 21st, 2006, 01:46 AM
American Beauty was amazing.

LoveFifteen
Jun 21st, 2006, 01:53 AM
Million Dollar Baby. I never saw American Beauty, but I guess I should.

J-Baby
Jun 21st, 2006, 01:55 AM
Either Crash or American Beauty. I Must say American Beauty was the SHIZNIZZ!

No Name Face
Jun 21st, 2006, 01:57 AM
crash, but i'm very partial to american beauty and million dollar baby.

the only one that really wasnt a great movie was titanic, but i digress....

Ferosh
Jun 21st, 2006, 01:59 AM
crash

:ras:
You have horrible taste in movies!
:o
:angel:

Hingiswinsthis
Jun 21st, 2006, 02:06 AM
*snickers and laughs on Crash*

Anyways, as much as people hate to admit it Titanic was a great film. C'mon, fess up! :-)

tterb
Jun 21st, 2006, 02:25 AM
Crash. *LMAO* I'm still not over that.
:lol: To me, Crash was the worst of the five nominees last year. Not necessarily a bad movie, but nowhere near the standard set by the others.

Also, though Titanic was visually impressive, on the whole I found it very meh. A bit overwrought for my tastes.

Anyway, of this list, I think it's between Shakespeare in Love, American Beauty, and A Beautiful Mind for me.

Sally Struthers
Jun 21st, 2006, 02:28 AM
American Beauty!

MH0861
Jun 21st, 2006, 02:31 AM
Crash. *LMAO* I'm still not over that.

I voted Chicago. :D Great film.

I really liked "Crash", but in the Hollywood popcorn movie type of way. It didn't strike me a "Best picture of the year" winner type of movie, but what do I know.

Helen Lawson
Jun 21st, 2006, 04:32 PM
Crash--pretty good, nice cast. Helen bought DVD for $5 pre-Oscars--bargain!
Million Dollar Baby--barf, melodramatic, pathetic characters, not Helen's cup of tea
Lord of the Rings-gag, I didn't see any of them and don't plan to. Helen's not into fantasy.
Chicago-AMAZING!! Helen's kind of flick, own DVD, watch often.
A Beautiful Mind-never appealed to Helen, never seen it
Gladiator-good solid entertainment, but not DVD worthy for Helen's collection
American Beauty-what was the big deal? Semi-interesting, the blonde was hot, Kevin Spacey does nothing for me, ok to watch once, not DVD worthy for Helen's collection
Shakespeare in Love-fine in the theatre, no need to see again
Titanic-the trainwreck that continues to endure; don't own the DVD, but will watch if on TV and nothing else is on. Hokey and awful, but entertaining.
English Patient-pretty decent, got DVD as gift, watch maybe once a year.

Viktymise
Jun 21st, 2006, 05:16 PM
Crash - It was solid, and interesting but hollow and cliched nothing amazing spectacular but watchable i guess
Million Dollar Baby - Cheesy type of film, how many of these type of boxing melodramas can there be, the only reason it won was because it had a woman as the boxer without that it would have been dull but it still wasnt anything special imo
LOTR - Havent seen any of them and prob never will, looks painfully long saved only by the special effects
Chicago - Entertaining stuff with some show stopping performances although not really a classic
A Beutiful Mind - I HATE RUSSEL CROWE so i couldnt stand to watch any of it
Gladiator - READ ABOVE but iv seen the first like hour or so of it, looks solid and entertaining, shame he was in it
American Beuty - My fav of all them. Great acting, a believable storyline and plot, wickedly funny with a great script, fully deserved
Shakespere in Love - Was it really nessecary to bring to Cinema, performances were solid and great but pretty run of the mill shakespere
Titanic - One of the most infamous films ever and it prob deserves such a title. The special effects were great the storyline was soppy but bareable, Kate Winslet was the star for me and theres something for everyone in it. After American Beuty this is my 2nd fav of all them
English Patient - Iv never seen it

shirley
Jun 21st, 2006, 06:52 PM
american beauty

controlfreak
Jun 21st, 2006, 07:04 PM
The past five years were :retard: . Before 2002 they actually awarded some good films.

Wintermute
Jun 21st, 2006, 08:55 PM
Out of the five Best Picture nominees each year, the Academy has an amazing tendency to award the statue to the least deserving of the lot. This year was a case in point; I would have given the Oscar to any of those other films apart from Crash.

manu32
Jun 21st, 2006, 09:03 PM
american beauty

pimpie
Jun 21st, 2006, 09:04 PM
crash was an ok movie but not oscar worthy

CondiLicious
Jun 21st, 2006, 09:09 PM
American Beauty, closely followed by A Beautiful Mind.

propi
Jun 21st, 2006, 10:03 PM
For me it's either Chicago or Shakespeare in Love :)

samsung101
Jun 21st, 2006, 10:07 PM
Gladiator.
A Beatiful Mind.

How many of these films will be thought of as great
in 10 or 20 years? Most of them won't be.

Million Dollar Baby was a well acted movie.

Titanic was a big old fashioned movie experience.
But, I can't watch it anymore w/o cringing. Overexposed.
A classic though at every level.

Sorry, AB was not a great movie. Not one of the
better Best Pictures in my view. Weak year. Weak picture.

American Beauty was inane. 40-something year old
pervert, played badly by Kevin Spacey. Hate the
suburbs, dream of what it really must be like, and
of course, hate the military, and throw in some homophobic
nonsense to boot. Lust after a child-teenager. I thought
it was overrated then, and still do now. More so.

Desperate Housewives is better done. That's not saying
much.

drive-volley
Jun 21st, 2006, 10:23 PM
Crash, Million Dollar Baby or American Beauty
Same here. I voted Crash.

Louis Cyphre
Jun 21st, 2006, 10:36 PM
Million Dollar Baby (2005)
Lord Of The Rings: Return Of The King (2004)
American Beauty (2000)

Hayato
Jun 22nd, 2006, 01:01 AM
Titanic, then Gladiator, then Lord of the Rings 3.

CrossCourt~Rally
Jun 22nd, 2006, 01:15 AM
Million Dollar Baby

Martian KC
Jun 22nd, 2006, 02:13 AM
Lotr!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Drake1980
Jun 22nd, 2006, 04:30 AM
American Beauty or Million Dollar Baby

WonderfulLee
Jun 22nd, 2006, 05:22 PM
american beauty and chicago!

spiceboy
Jun 22nd, 2006, 06:41 PM
My top 3 :worship:

1. Shakespeare in Love :hearts:

2. The English Patient

3. Million Dollar Baby

gibberish
Jun 22nd, 2006, 07:01 PM
Jeez I really dislike most of the films that have won Picture since the 1980s. Especially the one that won this year for 2005. And A Beautiful Mind in 2001 when all the other nominees were infinitely superior. And don't get me started on Titanic...

That said, my faves of the bunch are The English Patient, American Beauty and Shakespeare in Love. Went with The English Patient cos it was probably the best of the nominees for 1996 and Ralph Fiennes and Juliette Binoche were breathtaking in it.

Comments about each winner:

Crash (2005): WTF??? Brokeback was infinitely better and had so much more going for it.
Million Dollar Baby (2004): Damn Clint and his popularity. Scorsese deserved a win that year.
Return of the King (2003): No one was gonna stop it, but Lost in Translation was the better film and Master & Commander is soooo underrated.
Chicago (2002): Moulin Rouge did the movie musical better. Script sucked and is overrated.
A Beautiful Mind (2001): Ugh. Every other nominee was better in just about every department, but the smear campaign against ABM had the opposite effect to its intention.
Gladiator (2000): A nice-looking (if you ignore the crappy visual fx) but shallow rerun of The Fall of the Roman Empire with a bit of Ben-Hur and Spartacus chucked in for good measure.
American Beauty (1999): A very worthy film, but it gets a little full of itself at times and I preferred The Insider that year.
Shakespeare in Love (1998): Maybe not the absolute best film that year (Out of Sight wins for me) but better than Saving Private Ryan. Gwyneth an undeserving winner though.
Titanic (1997): I can only watch this with the sound on mute. Shoddy script, lousy acting (even from Kate Winslet)
The English Patient (1996): The book was so hard to read that I'm amazed that Anthony Minghella managed to make such a poetic movie. Moves at its own pace. Fantastic. And I think Binoche was the co-lead along with Fiennes, not a supporting character.

skanky~skanketta
Jun 22nd, 2006, 07:07 PM
titanic. followed by crash.

Barrie_Dude
Jun 22nd, 2006, 07:08 PM
There are some good pictures here, but I voted Million Dollar Baby because it is/was not the same old same old from the Hollywood mill

Denise4925
Jun 22nd, 2006, 07:16 PM
It was a toss up for me between A Beautiful Mind and Titanic, but I chose Titanic. Both were beautifully well acted and directed. The stories were captivating and spellbinding.

I don't see what the fuss is over American Beauty. I think it was one of the worst films made that year, let alone grabbing the best film award. Even with Kevin Spacey and Annette Benning, I couldn't get into it.

I've never seen the English Patient and I think I should make a point in seeing it to see why it's so highly rated.

The rest of the films on the list were mediocre. I did enjoy Chicago, though. I thought it was leagues above Moulin Rouge in performances and music.

samsung101
Jun 22nd, 2006, 07:56 PM
Agree, many of the films of the past decade or so that
have won, have been mediocre at best. More what the
Academy likes, than what is really the best picture overall.

How many of those films will you watch over & over, buy
the dvd of, keep in your library, see as a 'classic' years
from now? How many of them are 'Casablanca', 'Gone With
The Wind', 'Schindler's List' type of films? Not many at all.

tommyk75
Jun 22nd, 2006, 10:24 PM
Jeez I really dislike most of the films that have won Picture since the 1980s. Especially the one that won this year for 2005. And A Beautiful Mind in 2001 when all the other nominees were infinitely superior. And don't get me started on Titanic...

That said, my faves of the bunch are The English Patient, American Beauty and Shakespeare in Love. Went with The English Patient cos it was probably the best of the nominees for 1996 and Ralph Fiennes and Juliette Binoche were breathtaking in it.

Comments about each winner:

Crash (2005): WTF??? Brokeback was infinitely better and had so much more going for it.
Million Dollar Baby (2004): Damn Clint and his popularity. Scorsese deserved a win that year.
Return of the King (2003): No one was gonna stop it, but Lost in Translation was the better film and Master & Commander is soooo underrated.
Chicago (2002): Moulin Rouge did the movie musical better. Script sucked and is overrated.
A Beautiful Mind (2001): Ugh. Every other nominee was better in just about every department, but the smear campaign against ABM had the opposite effect to its intention.
Gladiator (2000): A nice-looking (if you ignore the crappy visual fx) but shallow rerun of The Fall of the Roman Empire with a bit of Ben-Hur and Spartacus chucked in for good measure.
American Beauty (1999): A very worthy film, but it gets a little full of itself at times and I preferred The Insider that year.
Shakespeare in Love (1998): Maybe not the absolute best film that year (Out of Sight wins for me) but better than Saving Private Ryan. Gwyneth an undeserving winner though.
Titanic (1997): I can only watch this with the sound on mute. Shoddy script, lousy acting (even from Kate Winslet)
The English Patient (1996): The book was so hard to read that I'm amazed that Anthony Minghella managed to make such a poetic movie. Moves at its own pace. Fantastic. And I think Binoche was the co-lead along with Fiennes, not a supporting character.

Aside from not having seen "Shakespeare in Love," I agree with everything you said, especially on the whole Crash/Brokeback debacle, Titanic (yes, it even sank poor Kate, who's been good in everything else), Lost In Translation (definitely the best movie that year, but they wanted to award spectacle over all else) and the English Patient (everyone thought Lauren Bacall was goiing to win, including Juliette herself, but I thought Juliette gave the better performance).

mc8114
Jun 23rd, 2006, 03:23 PM
Voted for LOTR, but think Crash storyline is the most original. The movie is also well performed and directed.

Belgium = Best
Jun 30th, 2006, 09:39 PM
TITANIC (1998)

http://www.filmfestivals.com/review/titanic/titanic.jpg

azdaja
Jun 30th, 2006, 09:42 PM
wow, i did not realise the movie industry has been that bad over past 10 years.