14 comments on “Oscar Snubbed Films

  1. So glad you’re back from vacation…mostly a great list. Her are some more: (1950)–The Asphalt Jungle; (1951)–The African Queen, Death of a Salesman, Strangers on a Train; (1952)–Come Back, Little Sheba, Forbidden Games, Umberto D., Singing’ in the Rain! (1954)–White Christmas (1955)–East of Eden, Guys and Dolls, Lady and the Tramp; (1956-so many films)–Bus Stop, Carousel, La Strada, The Searchers, Lust for Life; (1957)–Raintree County, Sweet Smell of Success; (1959)–also On the Beach, Suddenly Last Summer.
    This in addition to other 50s film you added…next, the 60s

    • Agreed. Also: Scarface (83), Dr. No, The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly, Leon: The Professional, Dirty Harry, Minority Report, Heat, Collateral, The Terminator, Terminator 2: Judgement Day, The Empire Strikes Back, Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade, Clerks, This is Spinal Tap, Jackie Brown, Fight Club, American History X, Die Hard, Jacob’s Ladder, The Matrix, Moon, Stand by Me, The Princess Bride, The Shining, The Usual Suspects, Rachel Getting Married, Gone Baby Gone, North by Northwest, The Fly (86), A History of Violence, The Nightmare Before Christmas, Matchstick Men, Zodiac, Brazil, The Wind That Shakes The Barley, and Vera Drake.

      • Whoa, thanks for the great list, a lot awesome cult classics in there. I was considering This is Spinal Tap and Fight Club. But no promises on Brazil…that film and I do not get along well.

  2. Definitely Alien! also good to see Collateral, Usual Suspects and American History X mentioned. Now…here’s my 60s list: (1960)–Psycho, Inherit the Wind, Spartacus, The Virgin Spring; (1961)–Breakfast at Tiffanys, Summer and Smoke, The Childrens Hour, Last year at Marienbad; (1962)–David and Lisa, Gypsy, Sweet Bird of Youth, Whatever Happened to Baby Jane?; (1963)–Toys in the Attic, The Victors; (1964)–The Umbrellas of Cherbourg, The Night of the Iguana, Topkapi; (1965)–Flight of the Phoenix, Inside Daisy Clover; (1966)–Hawaii, The Group, The (star-studded) Chase; (1967)–The Dirty Dozen, Wait Until Dark, Barefoot in the Park; (1968)–2001, Planet of the Apes, Rosemary’s Baby; and (1969)–Easy Rider & They Shoot Horses. Sorry for so many “snubbed” films; but I’m somewhat passionate about the 50s and 60s films, my “Golden Age” of Hollywood with its grand epics, splashy musicals, soap-op dramas, and the arrival of Tennessee Williams and the Southern drama on film. 2 Delicious decades!

  3. I’ve been reading your blog for awhile, but for some reason it took me until now to find this post.
    I’m so happy you are going to do The Third Man! After I watched it, I went on to see what you had to say about it, but it wasn’t there because it hadn’t been nominated for best picture, and I was really sad. I love that movie so much!
    I know you probably don’t need any more suggestions, but I’m going to give them anyway.
    The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari (this movie was actually too old to ever be nominated as it was made in 1920, but I think it’s pretty worthy and important and stuff), The Petrified Forest (I watched it on TCM so it must be a classic, right?), and The Man with the Golden Arm (it was nominated for some awards).

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