So many great films have lost the chance to go down in history...

Every year, dozens of high-quality movies aren’t nominated for best picture - some featuring distinguished Hollywood directors and actors, others leaving their mark on modern culture. Let’s take a look at 5 of the best classic movies that were snubbed for the Best Picture category award:

  • Singin’ In The Rain (1952): This classic musical starring Debbie Reynolds and Gene Kelly was only nominated for two Oscars, but has become an icon of classic cinema - especially the scene where Gene Kelly dances with an umbrella in the pouring rain. What an incredible talent!

  • City Lights (1931): One of Charles Chaplin’s masterpieces, critically acclaimed by all and a symbol of silent-film movies. Nowadays, many consider it to be Chaplin’s best works. There was only one Chaplin!

  • Pan’s Labyrinth (2006): Guillermo del Toro’s 2006 film was received with great reviews thanks to its thrilling story and scary effects. While this film didn’t receive a nomination for Best Movie or Best Director, Del Toro finally did get the Oscar for Best Picture with 2018’s The Shape of Water.

  • Psycho (1960): Alfred Hitchcock’s timeless film Psycho generates a degree of psychological distress to its viewer, combining thrilling music with artistic shots in every scene. The film was nominated for 4 other categories, including Best Director. A spooky classic!

  • Knives Out (2019): This murder mystery comedy is considered the best snubbed movie of this year’s Best Picture category at the Oscars. Starring an ensemble cast of Daniel Craig, Chris Evans, Ana de Armas and Jamie Lee Curtis, it was praised for its ingenious plot and acting performance. It’s a mystery it didn’t get nominated!

So many great films have lost the chance to go down in history as the best of the year. But undoubtedly, we all have our favorites embedded in our minds and hearts… Oscar winners or not!

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