Ben-Hur (1959)

It has been 62 years since Ben-Hur graced the silver screen and went on to win an astonishing 11 Oscars, a new record for the time. This epic masterpiece was joined by West Side Story just two years later in the 11 win circle, and together the pair ruled the cinema universe until 1997 when … More Ben-Hur (1959)

Tom Jones (1963)

I am going to cut right to the chase with my thoughts on Tom Jones. This film, which won the Academy Award for Best Picture in 1963 and rated the 51st Greatest British film of the 20th Century, was terrible.  Tom Jones was considered one of the greatest comedies of its time, yet I did … More Tom Jones (1963)

Amadeus (1984)

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart has gone down as one of the most prolific composers the world has ever known. Amadeus won Best Picture in 1985 and is a fictional look into the great composer’s life as he struggled to write and orchestrate in the late 1800s. Considered one of the greatest films of all-time, this play … More Amadeus (1984)

Gandhi (1982)

When I started to compile the list of Best Picture winners I never watched, I will admit I dreaded the really long ones, like Gandhi, which came out the year I was born (1982) and clocks in 3:11 long.  As crazy as this following statement may sound, I found Gandhi to be fascinating. It was … More Gandhi (1982)

Braveheart (1995)

William Wallace is one of the Scottish’s more famous leaders during their Independence struggles back in the 1200s. Mel Gibson starred and directed the movie Braveheart, which focuses on Wallace’s adventures against his day’s powerful English armies.  Braveheart came out in 1995, many generations and centuries removed from Wallace’s day’s actual events. No one was … More Braveheart (1995)