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A.V. Club - 90 Years, 90 Movies That Should Have Been Nominated for Best Picture

!With this year's ceremony just days away, The A.V. Club has singled out 90 important, terrific, even canonical movies that weren't nominated—one for every Best Picture lineup going back to the beginning. We've followed the Academy's rules about what qualifies, which mainly means only selecting movies that opened in the United States during each year's eligibility window, including foreign-language films that took a minute to make it to America. Most years, you could program a film festival from the list of viable alternative candidates and snubbed triumphs, so consider this a kind of parallel cinematic history—a much different window into a century of movies than the one the Academy has opened. Hindsight is, of course, 20/20, but you'd have to be legally blind to ignore most of these films, especially given what often made the cut instead."
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Metropolis (1927)
Metropolis (1927)
2
The Passion of Joan of Arc (1928)
The Passion of Joan of Arc (1928)
3
City Girl (1930)
City Girl (1930)
4
City Lights (1931)
City Lights (1931)
5
Scarface (1932)
Scarface (1932)
6
King Kong (1933)
King Kong (1933)
7
The Scarlet Empress (1934)
The Scarlet Empress (1934)
8
Bride of Frankenstein (1935)
Bride of Frankenstein (1935)
9
Swing Time (1936)
Swing Time (1936)
10
Make Way for Tomorrow (1937)
Make Way for Tomorrow (1937)
11
Bringing Up Baby (1938)
Bringing Up Baby (1938)
12
Only Angels Have Wings (1939)
Only Angels Have Wings (1939)
13
The Shop Around the Corner (1940)
The Shop Around the Corner (1940)
14
The Lady Eve (1941)
The Lady Eve (1941)
15
To Be or Not to Be (1942)
To Be or Not to Be (1942)
16
The Leopard Man (1943)
The Leopard Man (1943)
17
Meet Me in St. Louis (1944)
Meet Me in St. Louis (1944)
18
Brief Encounter (1945)
Brief Encounter (1945)
19
Children of Paradise (1945)
Children of Paradise (1945)
20
Beauty and the Beast (1946)
Beauty and the Beast (1946)
21
Day of Wrath (1943)
Day of Wrath (1943)
22
Bicycle Thieves (1948)
Bicycle Thieves (1948)
23
The Third Man (1949)
The Third Man (1949)
24
Ace in the Hole (1951)
Ace in the Hole (1951)
25
Singin' in the Rain (1952)
Singin' in the Rain (1952)
26
Pickup on South Street (1953)
Pickup on South Street (1953)
27
Rear Window (1954)
Rear Window (1954)
28
All That Heaven Allows (1955)
All That Heaven Allows (1955)
29
Seven Samurai (1954)
Seven Samurai (1954)
30
A Man Escaped (1956)
A Man Escaped (1956)
31
Vertigo (1958)
Vertigo (1958)
32
Rio Bravo (1959)
Rio Bravo (1959)
33
Psycho (1960)
Psycho (1960)
34
L'avventura (1960)
L'avventura (1960)
35
Cléo From 5 to 7 (1962)
Cléo From 5 to 7 (1962)
37
The Umbrellas of Cherbourg (1964)
The Umbrellas of Cherbourg (1964)
38
Alphaville (1965)
Alphaville (1965)
39
Blow-Up (1966)
Blow-Up (1966)
40
Persona (1966)
Persona (1966)
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