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The Best Movies That Lost Best Picture at the Oscars

This list attempts to pick a second film from the list of Best Picture nominees that would both make for a deserving winner and offer a fuller sense of film history. It's not an attempt to pick a winner from the year in its entirety.
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Sunrise: A Song of Two Humans (1927)
Sunrise: A Song of Two Humans (1927)
2
In Old Arizona (1928)
In Old Arizona (1928)
3
The Big House (1930)
The Big House (1930)
4
The Front Page (1931)
The Front Page (1931)
5
Shanghai Express (1932)
Shanghai Express (1932)
6
42nd Street (1933)
42nd Street (1933)
7
The Thin Man (1934)
The Thin Man (1934)
8
Top Hat (1935)
Top Hat (1935)
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9
Dodsworth (1936)
Dodsworth (1936)
10
The Awful Truth (1937)
The Awful Truth (1937)
11
Grand Illusion (1937)
Grand Illusion (1937)
12
The Wizard of Oz (1939)
The Wizard of Oz (1939)
13
The Great Dictator (1940)
The Great Dictator (1940)
14
Citizen Kane (1941)
Citizen Kane (1941)
15
The Magnificent Ambersons (1942)
The Magnificent Ambersons (1942)
16
The Ox-Bow Incident (1943)
The Ox-Bow Incident (1943)
17
Double Indemnity (1944)
Double Indemnity (1944)
18
Mildred Pierce (1945)
Mildred Pierce (1945)
19
It's a Wonderful Life (1946)
It's a Wonderful Life (1946)
20
Great Expectations (1946)
Great Expectations (1946)
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21
The Red Shoes (1948)
The Red Shoes (1948)
22
A Letter to Three Wives (1949)
A Letter to Three Wives (1949)
23
Sunset Boulevard (1950)
Sunset Boulevard (1950)
24
A Place in the Sun (1951)
A Place in the Sun (1951)
25
High Noon (1952)
High Noon (1952)
26
Roman Holiday (1953)
Roman Holiday (1953)
27
The Caine Mutiny (1954)
The Caine Mutiny (1954)
28
Mister Roberts (1955)
Mister Roberts (1955)
29
Giant (1956)
Giant (1956)
30
12 Angry Men (1957)
12 Angry Men (1957)
31
The Defiant Ones (1958)
The Defiant Ones (1958)
32
Anatomy of a Murder (1959)
Anatomy of a Murder (1959)
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33
The Sundowners (1960)
The Sundowners (1960)
34
The Hustler (1961)
The Hustler (1961)
35
To Kill a Mockingbird (1962)
To Kill a Mockingbird (1962)
36
How the West Was Won (1962)
How the West Was Won (1962)
37
Dr. Strangelove Or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb (1964)
Dr. Strangelove Or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb (1964)
38
Doctor Zhivago (1965)
Doctor Zhivago (1965)
39
Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf? (1966)
Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf? (1966)
40
Bonnie and Clyde (1967)
Bonnie and Clyde (1967)
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