The Academy Awards are supposed to determine the best in film. But do they really? These movies that didn’t win an Oscar for Best Picture beg to disagree.
Samuel L. Jackson’s worst acting of his career was when he tried not to look disappointed that Green Book won. Spike Lee even turned away from the stage after the film was given the night’s top honor. And though many were disappointed that the feel-good movie robbed Alfonso Cuaron’s Roma the Best Picture award, this is not the first time a fan favorite has been snubbed on Hollywood’s biggest night.
Oftentimes, best picture winners don’t line up with the most beloved or popular movie of the year by the audiences, or even critics. However, these movies that didn’t win an Oscar for Best Picture are loved so much and held in such a high regard that you might assume they won the coveted statuette.
From Roma to La la land to Pulp Fiction, here are 15 movies commonly mistaken as Best Pictures, even though they never got the recognition from the Academy.