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The Complete Oscar Quest

Come on. You knew this was only a matter of time.

I started this whole thing by saying, “I should watch all the Best Picture winners.” That became every film nominated for Picture, Director, Actor, Actress, Supporting Actor and Supporting Actress. That got done in fifteen months. Of course this is the next step.

It’s a step I unofficially started taking as soon as I finished the original Quest. I wrote down all the nominees for other “main” categories (namely Screenplay, Cinematography, Editing and Production Design) and used those as a rough guideline. I steered myself toward trying to watch those (especially the winners) before other films, if I could.

Now, having my Directors List, it’s only a matter of time before I’ve basically seen everything nominated. Or have taken so much off that finishing it isn’t that big of a task. So what better time than now to put it up where everyone can see it and make it something I can strive to actually finish, as opposed to making it something that I could do or not do if I wanted?

I’ll be posting a page tomorrow (Memorial Day feels like the right day to do it, since Memorial Day was technically the day I officially started the original Quest) that’ll be a part of menu bar up top. It’s a master list of every nominee ever at the Oscars, broken down by year. And very conveniently at the bottom of each of the years is a complete list of every film nominated that year (not counting Best Documentary, Foreign Language Film and the Shorts categories. That’s a whole other undertaking. One step at a time).

This article is a compilation of all the films nominated that I’ve yet to see. The goal being to eventually get it down to zero and have seen just about everything ever nominated. Once I’ve done that, I’ll be able to go and write up articles for every Oscar ceremony and break down the pretty much the entire list of categories and not just the big six like I originally did. Which is what I do now every Oscar night. So that’s exciting.

For now, here are the movies nominated for Oscars that I’ve yet to see:

(Note: I will not be updating this list now that it is posted. Only the page up top will be constantly updated as I see more of the films. This is just to give you an idea of how many I have left now that I’ve “officially” started.)

(I’ve also specified which films cross list with my Directors List and which were nominated for multiple Oscars.)

1927-1928

  1. Glorious Betsy
  2. The Noose
  3. The Red Mill
  4. Sorrell and Son
  5. Tempest

1928-1929

  1. The Bridge of San Luis Rey
  2. The Cop
  3. Drag (Lloyd)
  4. Dynamite (DeMille)
  5. The Last of Mrs. Cheyney
  6. The Leatherneck
  7. Sal of Singapore
  8. Skyscraper
  9. White Shadows in the South Seas (Van Dyke)
  10. A Woman of Affairs (Brown)
  11. Wonder of Women (Brown)

1929-1930

  1. The Case of Sergeant Grischa
  2. Raffles
  3. Sally
  4. The Vagabond King
  5. With Byrd at the South Pole

1930-1931

  1. The Doorway to Hell (Mayo)
  2. Just Imagine (Butler)
  3. Laughter
  4. The Right to Love
  5. Whoopee!

1931-1932

  1. Á nous la liberté (Clair)
  2. Lady and Gent
  3. The Star Witness (Wellman)
  4. Transatlantic

1932-1933

  1. Rasputin and the Empress
  2. Reunion in Vienna
  3. When Ladies Meet

1934

  1. Eskimo (Van Dyke)
  2. Operator 13
  3. The Richest Girl in the World
  4. She Loves Me Not (Nugent)

1935

  1. $1,000 a Minute
  2. All the King’s Horses
  3. The Big Broadcast of 1936 (Taurog)
  4. Broadway Hostess
  5. The Crusades (DeMille)
  6. Folies Bergère de Paris (Del Ruth)
  7. The Gay Deception (Wyler)
  8. Gold Diggers of 1935 (Berkeley) (2)
  9. King of Burlesque
  10. Love Me Forever
  11. The Scoundrel (Hecht, MacArthur)
  12. She (Pichel)
  13. Thanks a Million (Del Ruth)

1936

  1. Banjo on My Knee (Cromwell)
  2. Born to Dance (Del Ruth) (2)
  3. Cain and Mabel (Bacon)
  4. Dancing Pirate
  5. Fury (Lang)
  6. General Spanky (Douglas)
  7. The Last of the Mohicans
  8. Lloyds of London (King) (2)
  9. The Magnificent Brute
  10. One in a Million
  11. Pennies from Heaven (McLeod)
  12. Sing, Baby Sing
  13. That Girl from Paris

1937

  1. Ali Baba Goes to Town (Butler)
  2. Artists and Models (Walsh)
  3. A Day at the Races (Wood)
  4. Every Day’s a Holiday (Wood)
  5. The Girl Said No (Stone)
  6. Hitting a New High (Walsh)
  7. Make a Wish
  8. Manhattan Merry-Go-Round
  9. Maytime (Leonard) (2)
  10. Mr. Dodd Takes the Air
  11. Portia on Trial
  12. Quality Street (Stevens)
  13. Ready, Willing and Able
  14. Something to Sing About
  15. Souls at Sea (Hathaway) (3)
  16. Thin Ice
  17. Varsity Show (Keighley)
  18. Vogues of 1938 (2)
  19. Waikiki Wedding (2)
  20. Way Out West
  21. Wells Fargo (Lloyd)
  22. Wings Over Honolulu (Potter)
  23. You’re a Sweetheart (Butler)

1938

  1. The Adventures of Tom Sawyer (Taurog)
  2. Army Girl (3)
  3. The Big Broadcast of 1938 (Leisen)
  4. Blockade (Dieterle) (2)
  5. Block-Heads
  6. Breaking the Ice
  7. The Buccaneer (DeMille)
  8. Girls’ School (Brahm)
  9. Going Places
  10. The Goldwyn Follies (Marshall) (2)
  11. The Lady Objects
  12. Mad About Music (Taurog) (4)
  13. Mannequin (Borzage)
  14. Pacific Liner
  15. Storm Over Bengal
  16. Suez (Dwan)
  17. Sweethearts (Van Dyke) (2)
  18. That Certain Age (2)
  19. There Goes My Heart (McLeod)
  20. Tropic Holiday
  21. Under Western Stars

1939

  1. Balalaika
  2. Captain Fury
  3. Eternally Yours (Garnett)
  4. First Love (Koster) (3)
  5. Golden Boy (Mamoulian)
  6. The Great Victor Herbert (Stone) (3)
  7. Lady of the Tropics (Conway)
  8. The Man in the Iron Mask (Whale)
  9. Man of Conquest (Nichols Jr.) (3)
  10. The Mikado
  11. Nurse Edith Cavell
  12. Second Fiddle
  13. She Married a Cop
  14. Swanee River
  15. They Shall Have Music (Mayo)
  16. Topper Takes a Trip (McLeod)
  17. Way Down South
  18. When Tomorrow Comes (Stahl)

1940

  1. Behind the News
  2. Bitter Sweet (Van Dyke) (2)
  3. The Boys from Syracuse (2)
  4. Captain Caution
  5. The Dark Command (Walsh) (2)
  6. Dr. Cyclops
  7. The Fight for Life
  8. Hit Parade of 1941 (2)
  9. The House of the Seven Gables
  10. The Howards of Virginia (Lloyd) (2)
  11. The Invisible Man Returns
  12. Irene
  13. Lillian Russell
  14. The Mark of Zorro (Mamoulian)
  15. Music in My Heart
  16. My Son, My Son! (Vidor)
  17. Northwest Passage (Vidor)
  18. Rhythm on the River
  19. Strike Up the Band (Berkeley) (3)
  20. Swiss Family Robinson
  21. Tin Pan Alley (Lang)
  22. Typhoon
  23. Women in War
  24. You’ll Find Out (Butler)

1941

  1. Aloma of the South Seas (2)
  2. Appointment for Love
  3. Back Street (Stevenson)
  4. Billy the Kid (Miller)
  5. Birth of the Blues
  6. Cheers for Miss Bishop (Garnett)
  7. The Chocolate Soldier (Del Ruth) (3)
  8. The Devil Pays Off
  9. Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde (Fleming)
  10. The Flame of New Orleans
  11. Flight Command (Borzage)
  12. Ice-Capades
  13. The Invisible Woman
  14. I Wanted Wings (Leisen)
  15. King of the Zombies
  16. Ladies in Retirement (Vidor) (2)
  17. Lady Be Good (McLeod)
  18. Las Vegas Nights
  19. Louisiana Purchase (2)
  20. Lydia
  21. The Men in Her Life
  22. Mercy Island
  23. Ridin’ on a Rainbow
  24. The Sea Wolf (Curtiz)
  25. Skylark (Sandrich)
  26. So Ends Our Night (Cromwell)
  27. The Son of Monte Cristo
  28. Sundown (Hathaway) (3)
  29. Sunny
  30. Tall, Dark and Handsome (Humberstone)
  31. Tanks a Million
  32. That Uncertain Feeling (Lubitsch)
  33. Tom, Dick and Harry (Kanin)
  34. Topper Returns (Del Ruth)
  35. When Ladies Meet (Leonard)
  36. This Woman Is Mine (Lloyd)
  37. A Yank in the R.A.F. (King)

1942

  1. Babes on Broadway (Berkeley)
  2. Captains of the Clouds (Curtiz) (2)
  3. The Corsican Brothers
  4. Desperate Journey (Walsh)
  5. Flying Tigers (Miller) (3)
  6. Flying with Music (2)
  7. Friendly Enemies (Dwan)
  8. George Washington Slept Here (Keighley)
  9. Hellzapoppin’ (Potter)
  10. Invisible Agent
  11. It Started with Eve (Koster)
  12. Joan of Paris (Stevenson)
  13. Johnny Doughboy
  14. Klondike Fury
  15. The Mayor of 44th Street
  16. Moontide (Mayo)
  17. The Navy Comes Through
  18. Orchestra Wives (Mayo)
  19. Road to Morocco (Butler) (2)
  20. The Shanghai Gesture (von Sternberg) (2)
  21. Silver Queen (Bacon) (2)
  22. The Spoilers
  23. Ten Gentlemen from West Point (Hathaway)
  24. To the Shores of Tripoli (Humberstone)
  25. The War Against Mrs. Hadley (Bucquet)
  26. Youth on Parade

1943

  1. The Amazing Mrs. Holliday
  2. Bombardier
  3. Commandos Strike at Dawn (Farrow)
  4. Coney Island (Lang)
  5. Corvette K-225
  6. Crash Dive (Mayo)
  7. The Fallen Sparrow
  8. Flight for Freedom
  9. Hangmen Also Die (Lang) (2)
  10. Hello, Frisco, Hello (Humberstone) (2)
  11. Hers to Hold
  12. Hi Diddle Diddle (Stone)
  13. Hit Parade of 1943 (2)
  14. Holy Matrimony (Stahl)
  15. In Old Oklahoma (2)
  16. Johnny Come Lately
  17. The Kansan
  18. Mission to Moscow (Curtiz)
  19. The Moon and the Sixpence (Lewin)
  20. Riding High (Marshall)
  21. The Sky’s the Limit (2)
  22. So This Is Washington
  23. Something to Shout About (2)
  24. Stand By for Action (Leonard)
  25. Star Spangled Rhythm (Marshall) (2)
  26. Victory Through Air Power

1944

  1. Brazil (3)
  2. The Bridge of San Luis Rey
  3. The Climax
  4. Days of Glory (Tourneur)
  5. The Desert Song
  6. The Fighting Seabees
  7. Follow the Boys
  8. The Hairy Ape
  9. Higher and Higher (2)
  10. His Butler’s Sister (Borzage)
  11. Irish Eyes Are Smiling
  12. It Happened Tomorrow (2)
  13. Jack London
  14. Knickerbocker Holiday
  15. Lady in the Dark (Leisen) (3)
  16. Lady, Let’s Dance (2)
  17. The Merry Monahans
  18. Minstrel Man (Lewis) (2)
  19. Music in Manhattan
  20. None Shall Escape (De Toth)
  21. The Princess and the Pirate (Butler) (2)
  22. Secret Command
  23. Sensations of 1945 (Stone)
  24. Song of the Open Road (2)
  25. Step Lively
  26. Summer Storm (Sirk)
  27. Sweet and Lowdown (Mayo)
  28. Three Russian Girls
  29. Two Girls and a Sailor (Thorpe)
  30. The Uninvited (Allen)
  31. Up in Arms (Nugent) (2)
  32. Up in Mabel’s Room (Dwan)
  33. Voice in the Wind (Ripley) (2)
  34. Wing and a Prayer (Hathaway)
  35. Woman of the Town

1945

  1. The Affairs of Susan
  2. Belle of the Yukon (2)
  3. Can’t Help Singing (2)
  4. Captain Eddie (Bacon)
  5. Captain Kidd
  6. Dillinger
  7. Earl Carroll Vanities
  8. The Enchanted Cottage (Cromwell)
  9. Frenchman’s Creek (Leisen)
  10. G.I. Honeymoon (Karlson)
  11. Guest in the House (Brahm)
  12. Guest Wife (Wood)
  13. Here Come the Waves (Sandrich)
  14. Hitchhike to Happiness
  15. Incendiary Blonde (Marshall)
  16. The Man Who Walked Alone
  17. Marie-Louise
  18. Music for Millions (Koster)
  19. Paris Underground
  20. Pride of the Marines (Daves)
  21. Salty O’Rourke (Walsh)
  22. San Antonio (Butler)
  23. Sing Your Way Home (Mann)
  24. The Spanish Main (Borzage)
  25. Sunbonnet Sue
  26. This Love of Ours (Dieterle)
  27. A Thousand and One Nights (2)
  28. Three Is a Family
  29. Tonight and Every Night (2)
  30. The Unseen (Allen)
  31. What Next, Corporal Hargrove? (Thorpe)
  32. Why Girls Leave Home (2)
  33. The Woman in the Window (Lang)

1946

  1. Blithe Spirit (Lean)
  2. The Blue Dahlia (Marshall)
  3. Blue Skies (Heisler) (2)
  4. Centennial Summer (Preminger) (2)
  5. The Dark Mirror (Siodmak)
  6. The Dolly Sisters
  7. Humoresque  (Negulesco)
  8. Kitty (Leisen)
  9. Road to Utopia (Walker)
  10. The Seventh Veil (Bennett)
  11. A Stolen Life (Bernhardt)
  12. The Stranger (Welles)
  13. Vacation from Marriage

1947

  1. A Cage of Nightingales
  2. The Foxes of Harrow (Stahl)
  3. Mother Wore Tights (Lang) (3)
  4. My Wild Irish Rose (Butler)
  5. The Perils of Pauline (Marshall)
  6. Road to Rio (McLeod)
  7. Shoeshine (De Sica)
  8. The Time, the Place and the Girl (Butler)
  9. T-Men (Mann)

1948

  1. B.F.’s Daughter (Leonard)
  2. Casbah (Berry)
  3. Deep Waters (King)
  4. Green Grass of Wyoming
  5. That Lady in Ermine (Lubitsch)
  6. The Louisiana Story
  7. The Loves of Carmen (Vidor)
  8. Moonrise (Borzage)
  9. The Paleface (McLeod)
  10. Romance on the High Seas (Curtiz, Berkeley) (2)
  11. The Three Musketeers (Sidney)

1949

  1. Adventures of Don Juan (Sherman) (2)
  2. It Happens Every Spring (Bacon)
  3. Look for the Silver Lining (Butler)
  4. Madame Bovary (Minnelli)
  5. Mighty Joe Young
  6. Mother Is a Freshman (Bacon)
  7. Neptune’s Daughter
  8. Once More, My Darling (Montgomery)
  9. Paisan (Rossellini)
  10. Passport to Pimlico (Cornelius)
  11. Prince of Foxes (King) (2)
  12. The Quiet One
  13. Sand
  14. Sarabond for Dead Lovers (Dearden)
  15. So Dear to My Heart
  16. Tulsa (Heisler)
  17. The Window (Tetzlaff)

1950

  1. Bitter Rice
  2. The Black Rose (Hathaway)
  3. Captain Carey, U.S.A. (Leisen)
  4. I’ll Get By
  5. Louisa (Hall)
  6. Mystery Street (Sturges)
  7. No Sad Songs for Me (Maté)
  8. Our Very Own (Miler)
  9. The Red Danube (Sidney)
  10. Singing Guns
  11. That Forsythe Woman (Bennett)
  12. Three Little Words (Thorpe)
  13. The Toast of New Orleans (Taurog)
  14. Trio
  15. Wabash Avenue (Koster)
  16. The West Point Story (Del Ruth)

1951

  1. The Bullfighter and the Lady (Boetticher)
  2. Go for Broke!
  3. Golden Girl (Bacon)
  4. The Great Caruso (Thorpe) (3)
  5. I Want You (Robson)
  6. Kind Lady (Sturges)
  7. The Model and the Marriage Broker (Cukor)
  8. The Mudlark (Negulesco)
  9. On the Riviera (Lang) (2)
  10. Rich, Young and Pretty (Taurog)
  11. La Ronde (Ophuls) (2)
  12. Royal Wedding (Donen)
  13. The Strip
  14. Teresa (Zinnemann)
  15. Too Young to Kiss (Leonard)
  16. Two Tickets to Broadway
  17. When Worlds Collide (Maté) (2)

1952

  1. Affair in Trinidad (Sherman)
  2. The Atomic City (Hopper)
  3. Because You’re Mine (Hall)
  4. The Card (Neame)
  5. Flat Top
  6. The Jazz Singer (Curtz)
  7. Just for You (Nugent)
  8. The Medium
  9. The Merry Widow (Bernhardt) (2)
  10. The Miracle of Our Lady Fatima (Brahm)
  11. My Son John (McCarey)
  12. Navajo (2)
  13. Plymouth Adventure (Brown)
  14. The Pride of St. Louis
  15. Son of Paleface
  16. The Thief (Rouse)

1953

  1. Above and Beyond (Frank, Panama) (2)
  2. The Actress (Cukor)
  3. All the Brothers Were Valiant (Thorpe)
  4. Beneath the 12-Mile Reef
  5. The Caddy (Taurog)
  6. Calamity Jane (Butler) (3)
  7. Call Me Madam (Lang) (2)
  8. The Captain’s Paradise
  9. Crazylegs
  10. The Cruel Sea
  11. The Four Poster
  12. Kiss Me Kate (Sidney)
  13. Knights of the Round Table (Thorpe) (2)
  14. Martin Luther (Pichel) (2)
  15. The Mississippi Gambler (Maté)
  16. Miss Sadie Thompson (Bernhardt)
  17. The President’s Lady (Levin) (2)
  18. Small Town Girl
  19. The Story of Three Loves (Minnelli)
  20. Take The High Ground (Brooks)
  21. This Is Cinerama
  22. Young Bess (Sidney) (2)

1954

  1. Bread, Love and Dreams
  2. Desiree (Koster) (2)
  3. The Gate of Hell
  4. Genevieve (Cornelius) (2)
  5. Knock on Wood (Frank, Panama)
  6. Le Plaisir (Ophuls)
  7. Red Garters (Marshall)
  8. Rogue Cop (Rowland)
  9. The Silver Chalice (2)

1955

  1. The Court-Martial of Billy Mitchell (Preminger)
  2. The Dam Busters (Anderson)
  3. M. Hulot’s Holiday (Tati)
  4. A Man Called Peter (Koster)
  5. The Pickwick Papers
  6. The Private War of Major Benson (Hopper)
  7. The Rains of Ranchipur (Negulesco)
  8. The Seven Little Foys (Shavelson)
  9. The Sheep Has Five Legs
  10. The Tender Trap (Walters)
  11. Unchained
  12. The Virgin Queen (Koster)

1956

  1. The Best Things in Life Are Free (Curtiz)
  2. The Brave One (Rapper) (3)
  3. Julie (Stone) (2)
  4. The Power and the Prize (Koster)
  5. The Proud and the Beautiful
  6. The Proud and Profane (Seaton) (2)
  7. The Solid Gold Cadillac (Quine) (2)
  8. Stagecoach to Fury
  9. Teenage Rebel (Goulding) (2)

1957

  1. April Love (Levin)
  2. Boy on a Dolphin (Negulesco)
  3. I vitelloni (Fellini)
  4. Perri
  5. Tammy and the Bachelor (Pevney)

1958

  1. The Buccaneer
  2. A Certain Smile (Negulesco) (3)
  3. Cowboy (Daves)
  4. Desire Under the Elms (Mann)
  5. The Goddess (Cromwell)
  6. The Horse’s Mouth (Neame)
  7. Mardi Gras (Goulding)
  8. The Sheepman (Marshall)
  9. A Time to Love and a Time to Die (Sirk)
  10. Tom Thumb (Pal)
  11. Torpedo Run (Pevney)
  12. White Wilderness

1959

  1. The Best of Everything (Negulesco) (2)
  2. The Big Fisherman (Borzage) (3)
  3. The Gazebo (Marshall)
  4. Libel (Asquith)
  5. L’il Abner (Frank)
  6. Say One for Me (Tashlin)
  7. Wild Strawberries (Bergman)
  8. The Young Land (Tetzlaff)

1960

  1. The Angry Silence (Guy Green)
  2. High Time (Edwards)
  3. It Started in Naples (Shavelson)
  4. The Last Voyage (Stone)
  5. Let’s Make Love (Cukor)
  6. Midnight Lace (David Miller)
  7. The Rise and Fall of Legs Diamond (Boetticher)
  8. Song Without End (Charles Vidor)
  9. The Time Machine (Pal)
  10. Tunes of Glory (Neame)
  11. The Virgin Spring (Bergman)
  12. Visit to a Small Planet (Taurog)

1961

  1. The Absent-Minded Professor (Stevenson) (3)
  2. Babes in Toyland (2)
  3. Bachelor in Paradise (Arnold)
  4. Back Street (David Miller)
  5. Claudelle Inglish (Douglas)
  6. Il General della Rovere (Rossellini)
  7. Lover Come Back (Delbert Mann)
  8. A Majority of One (LeRoy)
  9. One-Eyed Jacks

1962

  1. Billy Rose’s Jumbo (Walters)
  2. Bon Voyage! (2)
  3. Gigot (Gene Kelly)
  4. My Geisha (Cardiff)
  5. Period of Adjustment (Hill)
  6. Phaedra (Dassin)
  7. The Pigeon That Took Rome (Shavelson)
  8. Through a Glass Darkly (Bergman)
  9. Walk on the Wild Side (Dmytryk)
  10. The Wonderful World of the Brothers Grimm (Levin, Pal)

1963

  1. The Caretakers
  2. Come Blow Your Horn (Yorkin)
  3. The Four Days of Naples
  4. A Gathering of Eagles (Delbert Mann)
  5. Mondo Cane
  6. A New Kind of Love (Shavelson) (2)
  7. The Stripper (Schaffner)
  8. Sundays and Cybele (2)
  9. Toys in the Attic (Hill)
  10. Wives and Lovers

1964

  1. 7 Faces of Dr. Lao (Pal)
  2. Dear Heart (Delbert Mann)
  3. Fate Is the Hunter (Nelson)
  4. A House Is Not a Home (Rouse)
  5. Kisses for My President (Bernhardt)
  6. The Lively Set (Arnold)
  7. One Potato, Two Potato (Peerce)
  8. The Organizer
  9. Robin and the 7 Hoods (Douglas) (2)
  10. That Man from Rio
  11. The Visit
  12. Where Love Has Gone (Dmytryk)

1965

  1. Casanova 70
  2. Morituri
  3. A Rage to Live
  4. What’s New Pussycat?

1966

  1. An American Dream / See You in Hell, Darling
  2. The Gospel According to St. Matthew (3)
  3. Juliet of the Spirits (Fellini)
  4. Khartoum (Dearden)
  5. Mandragola
  6. The Naked Prey (Wilde)
  7. Return of the Seven (Kennedy)
  8. Seconds (Frankenheimer)
  9. The Singing Nun (Koster)
  10. Stop the World – I Want to Get Off

1967

  1. Banning
  2. Beach Red (Wilde)
  3. The Happiest Millionaire
  4. Tobruk (Hiller)
  5. Ulysses
  6. The War Is Over

1968

  1. For Love of Ivy (Daniel Mann)
  2. The Fox (Rydell)
  3. Hot Millions
  4. War and Peace
  5. Wild in the Streets
  6. The Young Girls of Rochefort (Demy)

1969

  1. The Damned (Visconti)
  2. Gaily Gaily (Jewison) (3)
  3. Krakatoa, East of Java

1970

  1. The Baby Maker (Bridges)
  2. Darling Lili (Edwards) (3)
  3. I Girasoli (De Sica)
  4. The Hawaiians
  5. Madron (Hopper)
  6. My Night at Maud’s
  7. Pieces of Dreams

1971

  1. The Andromeda Strain (Crichton) (2)
  2. Bless the Beasts and the Children (Kramer)
  3. The Conformist (Bertolucci)
  4. Death in Venice (Visconti)
  5. The Garden of the Finzi-Continis (De Sica)
  6. Investigation of a Citizen Above Suspicion
  7. Shaft
  8. Tchaikovsky
  9. What’s the Matter with Helen?
  10. When Dinosaurs Ruled the Earth

1972

  1. Ben (Karlson)
  2. The Discreet Charm of the Bourgeoisie (Bunuel)
  3. Images (Altman)
  4. The Little Ark
  5. Man of La Mancha (Hiller)
  6. Murmur of the Heart (Malle)
  7. Napoleon and Samantha
  8. The Stepmother

1973

  1. Brother Sun, Sister Moon (Zeffirelli)
  2. The Day of the Dolphin (Nichols) (2)
  3. Jesus Christ Superstar (Jewison)
  4. Ludwig (Visconti)

1974

  1. The Apprenticeship of Duddy Kravitz (Kotcheff)
  2. Benji
  3. Daisy Miller (Bogdanovich)
  4. Gold
  5. Shanks (Castle)

1975

  1. And Now My Love
  2. Birds Do It, Bees Do It
  3. Bite the Bullet (Brooks) (2)
  4. The Four Musketeers (Lester)
  5. The Hindenburg (Wise)
  6. Lies My Father Told Me
  7. The Magic Flute
  8. Mahogany
  9. The Other Side of the Mountain (Peerce)
  10. Profumo di donna
  11. Whiffs
  12. The Wind and the Lion (Milius) (2)

1976

  1. Casanova (Fellini) (2)
  2. Half a House
  3. The Incredible Sarah (Fleischer) (2)
  4. Obsession (De Palma)
  5. The Omen (Donner) (2)
  6. The Passover Plot
  7. The Pink Panther Strikes Again (Edwards)
  8. Two-Minute Warning (Peerce)

1977

  1. Airport ’77
  2. I Never Promised You a Rose Garden
  3. Islands in the Stream (Schaffner)
  4. A Little Night Music (2)
  5. Mohammad, Messenger of God
  6. Oh, God! (Carl Reiner)
  7. That Obscure Object of Desire (Bunuel)
  8. You Light Up My Life

1978

  1. Caravans
  2. Hooper (Needham)
  3. The Magic of Lassie
  4. Pretty Baby (Malle)
  5. The Swarm
  6. Thank God It’s Friday

1979

  1. Agatha (Apted)
  2. The Amityville Horror (Rosenberg)
  3. The Black Hole (2)
  4. Butch and Sundance: The Early Days (Lester)
  5. The Electric Horseman (Pollack)
  6. The Europeans (Ivory)
  7. Ice Castles
  8. A Little Romance (George Roy Hill) (2)
  9. Meteor (Neame)
  10. The Promise

1980

  1. 9 to 5
  2. The Blue Lagoon
  3. Breaker Morant (Beresford)
  4. Brubaker (Rosenberg)
  5. The Formula (Avildsen)
  6. Honeysuckle Rose (Schatzberg)
  7. Kagemusha (Kurosawa)
  8. Mon Oncle D’Amerique
  9. My Brilliant Career
  10. Somewhere in Time
  11. When Time Ran Out (Goldstone)

1981

  1. Endless Love (Zeffirelli)
  2. The Great Muppet Caper
  3. Heartbeeps
  4. Outland (Hyams)

1982

  1. Best Friends (Jewison)
  2. One from the Heart (Coppola)
  3. Quest for Fire (Annaud)
  4. La Traviata (Zeffirelli) (2)
  5. Yes, Giorgio (Schaffner)

1983

  1. Betrayal (David Hugh Jones)
  2. Blue Thunder (Badham)
  3. Heart Like a Wheel (Kaplan)
  4. Never Cry Wolf (Ballard)
  5. The Return of Martin Guerre
  6. The Sting II
  7. Under Fire

1984

  1. Against All Odds (Hackford)
  2. Dune (Lynch)
  3. The North
  4. Songwriter
  5. Splash (Howard)
  6. The Woman in Red (Wilder)

1985

  1. The Journey of Natty Gann
  2. Ladyhawke (Donner) (2)
  3. Mask (Bogdanovich)
  4. The Official Story
  5. Rambo: First Blood Part II
  6. Remo Williams: The Adventure Begins (Hamilton)
  7. Return to Oz
  8. Young Sherlock Holmes (Levinson)

1986

  1. The Clan of the Cave Bear
  2. Heartbreak Ridge (Eastwood)
  3. The Karate Kid Part II (Avildsen)
  4. Legend (Ridley Scott)
  5. My Beautiful Laundrette (Frears)
  6. Otello (Zeffirelli)
  7. Pirates (Polanski)
  8. Poltergeist II: The Other Side (Gibson)
  9. That’s Life (Edwards)

1987

  1. The Dead (Huston) (2)
  2. Happy New Year (Avildsen)
  3. Harry and the Hendersons
  4. Innerspace (Dante)
  5. Mannequin
  6. Matewan
  7. The Witches of Eastwick (Miller) (2)

1988

  1. Bagdad Cafe
  2. Buster
  3. A Handful of Dust
  4. The Milagro Beanfield War (Redford)
  5. Sunset (Edwards)
  6. Tequila Sunrise (Towne)
  7. Willow (Howard) (2)

1989

  1. The Bear (Annaud)
  2. Black Rain (Ridley Scott) (2)
  3. Chances Are
  4. Dad
  5. Harlem Nights
  6. Sex, Lies and Videotape (Soderbergh)

1990

  1. Days of Thunder (Tony Scott)
  2. Flatliners (Schumacher)
  3. Green Card (Weir)
  4. Henry & June (Kaufman)
  5. Metropolitan
  6. Young Guns II

1991

  1. The Addams Family (Sonnenfeld)
  2. The Commitments (Parker)
  3. Europa Europa
  4. Madame Bovary

1992

  1. The Lover (Annaud)
  2. The Mambo Kings
  3. A River Runs Through It (Redford) (3)
  4. Toys (Levinson) (2)
  5. Under Siege (2)

1993

  1. Addams Family Values (Sonnenfeld)
  2. Beethoven’s 2nd
  3. Farewell My Concubine
  4. Geronimo: An American Legend (Hill)
  5. Orlando (2)
  6. Poetic Justice (Singleton)
  7. Sleepless in Seattle (Ephron) (2)

1994

  1. The Adventures of Priscilla, Queen of the Desert
  2. Frankenstein (Branagh)
  3. Heavenly Creatures (Jackson)
  4. Hoop Dreams
  5. Junior (Reitman)
  6. The Paper (Howard)
  7. Queen Margot

1995

  1. A Little Princess (Cuaron) (2)
  2. My Family, Mi Familia
  3. Restoration (Hoffman) (2)
  4. Roommates (Yates)
  5. Shanghai Triad (Yimou)
  6. Unstrung Heroes

1996

  1. Angels and Insects
  2. Daylight (C0hen)
  3. Dragonheart (Cohen)
  4. Eraser
  5. The First Wives Club
  6. Fly Away Home (Ballard)
  7. The Ghost and the Darkness
  8. Lone Star
  9. Michael Collins (Jordan) (2)
  10. The Preacher’s Wife (Marshall)
  11. That Thing You Do!
  12. Up Close & Personal

1997

  1. My Best Friend’s Wedding
  2. Oscar and Lucinda

1998

  1. Patch Adams (Shadyac)
  2. Velvet Goldmine (Haynes)

1999

  1. The Red Violin
  2. Snow Falling on Cedars

2000

  1. The Cell (Tarsem)
  2. Malena (2)
  3. Vatel (Joffe)

2001

  1. The Affair of the Necklace
  2. Ghost World

2002

  1. About a Boy (Weitz)
  2. My Big Fat Greek Wedding
  3. The Time Machine (Wells)

2003

  1. The Barbarian Invasions
  2. Dirty Pretty Things (Frears)

2004

  1. The Chorus
  2. The Sea Inside (Amenabar)

2007

  1. Persepolis

2009

  1. Bright Star (Campion)
  2. Il Divo (Sorrentino)
  3. Paris 36

2010

  1. Another Year (Leigh)
  2. The Tempest (Taymor)

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One response

  1. I must admit, a few of these surprised me.

    A few I’ll vouch for:

    – A Nous la Liberte: A delightful French musical, with some great early sound design.
    – Fury (1936): A brilliant lynch-mob drama, almost as great as The Ox-Bow Incident and just as galvanizing.
    – The Mikado: A charming adaptation of the classic operetta, with some lovely Technicolor.
    – Gate of Hell: A stunning Japanese melodrama about lust and obsession, with some incredible use of color.
    – Tunes of Glory: A drama of British army life, with absolutely top-notch performances from Alec Guinness and John Mills.
    – Khartoum: A fine, underappreciated historical drama with one of Charlton Heston’s best performances.
    – Seconds: A brilliant, tragic science-fiction thriller, with one of Rock Hudson’s best turns and some of John Frankenheimer’s best direction.
    – War and Peace: Simply the definitive film of the novel. 400 minutes, but it goes by quite briskly.
    – The Andromeda Strain: Robert Wise was hugely underappreciated for his contributions to the science-fiction genre, and this – a methodical, unsentimental bio-thriller – is one of his finest.
    – The Day of the Dolphin: Okay, it’s not actually good, but it is fascinating for how ridiculous it is.
    – Lies My Father Told Me: A sweet little movie about Jews in 20s Montreal.
    – Breaker Morant: Australian cinema is one of world cinema’s best-kept secrets, and this historical courtroom drama is one of its key works.
    – One From the Heart: Coppola makes a musical. Widely shat upon, but really a pretty good – and striking – little experiment.
    – Never Cry Wolf: An absolutely gorgeous depiction of Arctic wildlife, one of the best live-action films Disney ever made.
    – Metropolitan: Maybe Whit Stillman isn’t your thing, maybe he is. I still think his first film was his best.

    May 29, 2017 at 2:37 pm

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