030) Eight Timeless Films That (Probably) Should Have Won the Oscar for Best Picture

In 1942, How Green Was My Valley won the Oscar over Citizen Kane. In 1980 Raging Bull lost to Ordinary People. In 1982, Blade Runner took a backseat to Gandhi. The awards season brings on a lot of hype and media attention. Sometimes, in retrospect, the movies that win cinema’s most coveted prize are actually not the most outstanding of the year. In this discussion-based class, we will examine eight Best Picture runners-up that have stood the greatest test of all … time. Did the Academy get it wrong?