Tuesday, February 08, 2011

2.8.11 Ten on Tuesday

Ten favorite Oscar winning movies.


I rarely pay attention to the Oscars. I've almost never seen the nominees before they get voted on. I usually don't get around to seeing the winners or the rest of the nominees until three or four (or more? ETA: apparently "mostly more", given how few winners I've actually seen!) years later.

I wasn't even sure which movies I had seen were actually Oscar winners.

Google to the rescue on the innernets: Best Pictures

Well, running through the list, I've actually seen 14 of them. I disliked Rocky and Gone with the Wind, leaving me with 12. Ben-Hur was ok, but nothing I'll watch again. The Sound of Music is in the peculiar position of being a movie I liked enough that I watched it over and over, to the point where the music and the movie affect me like nails on a chalkboard. I'll probably never see it again and I switch stations if any of the music ever pops up.

So... My top 10 Oscar Winners:
  1. It Happened One Night
  2. Rebecca
  3. Casablanca
  4. West Side Story
  5. My Fair Lady
  6. Oliver!
  7. The Sting
  8. Amadeus
  9. Forrest Gump
  10. A Beautiful Mind


Carole Knits said...

We have some of the same ones on our list despite the fact that some of my favorites are ones you dislike! Too funny!

gayle said...

The Oscar list is always a mystery to me, too. I never seem to see movies when they're new...
I refuse to watch Forrest Gump. I didn't like Tom Hanks as an actor when it came out, and though I've revised my opinion since then (Road to Perdition) I'm still not going to go back and watch Forrest Gump. Or Cast Away, either...