Saturday, August 18, 2012

The status on the Best Picture winners Oscar challenge...

Well, I'm doing poorly, of course. :) Years have gone by since I claimed I was gonna see (again) all Best Picture winners in chronological order and write about them on My Latest Oscar Film. And it's moving along veeeery slowly, because sometimes I reach a film I've seen before and my motivation to see it again is... quite low. But I've finally completed the 1950s also and I am ready to post my updated ranking, so far.

2. ***All About Eve (1950)
3. Casablanca (1943*)
5. Rebecca (1940)
8. Wings (1927/28)
10. Mrs. Miniver (1942)
12. ***On the Waterfront (1954)
14. The Lost Weekend (1945)
15. Grand Hotel (1932)
16. The Great Ziegfeld (1936)
17. ***From Here to Eternity (1953)
19. All the King's Men (1949)
21. ***Ben-Hur (1959)
22. ***Gigi (1958)
23. ***Marty (1955)
26. ***An American in Paris (1951)
27. Going My Way (1944)
28. Hamlet (1948)
31. Cimarron (1931)
32. Cavalcade (1933)

If you click on a film's name, something magic will happen. :)

I know the general idea about my ranking: Mutiny on the Bounty too high, Waterfront should've been higher, Best Years of Our Lives way too low... But hey, this is just my opinion on it all.

I'm excited about the 1960s, considering I have never seen The Apartment and never seen West Side Story (!!shocking!!), so I'm curious how that will go.


joe burns said...

I can't agree on Casablanca, I think it's a very strong film, but not one of the best ever! To me, but it's just different opinions!!

I'm also surprised Around The World In 80 Days is so high, I've never seen it, but I've seen it gets a lot of hate.

joe burns said...


Alex in Movieland said...

well, i didn't say Casablanca is one of the best ever. It's just one of the best BP winners, so far in the game. :)

Around the World is definitely NOT one of the worst BP winners. Actually, the first half is quite good. It loses a lot towards the end, but still entertaining overall.

No, never seen WSS. actually, i did see 5 minutes of it a couple of years ago, but then gave up :P

Nues20 said...

OMG Joe of all people I'm surprised YOU haven't seen West Side Story - being so versed in Musical Theatre! :)
Haha - Great rankings Alex.
I've probably seen about half of these :)