Iconic Movies Not Nominated For Oscar:
There are some movies that acquire a very big place in the fans’ hearts, movies that we will love for the rest of our lives. We believe these movies to be the best, and we do not need an Oscar to prove it. But it is still a shame that the Academy overlooked these movies.
#1: Leon: The Professional (1994)
Leon the professional is loved all over the world as it is an emotionally intense movie with awesome characters. The Best thing about this movie (Apart from the acting and the direction) is the script. It is an intelligent movie that challenges you on an intellectual level. Jean Reno should have been nominated for an Oscar as he made the audience feel sympathy for a Hitman.
#2: Reservoir Dogs (1992)
Quentin Tarantino made his brutal directorial debut from this movie and he has never looked back since. Tarantino tells the story in a stylish and violent way which was very unique at the time. The best thing about Reservoir Dogs is the fact that it feels realistic. You will feel like you are in the warehouse with the other characters. Oscar snub was a shame.
#3: The Shining (1980)
The Shining is considered to be one of the biggest horror movies of all time and it is baffling to know that it wasn’t even nominated for a single Oscar. Some people argue that the movie was ahead of its time and we agree, as that seems like the only reasonable explanation. We do not have any appropriate words to describe the impact of this movie on the horror genre.
#4: Heat (1995)
This movie features Al Pacino, Robert De Niro, and Jon Voight and in our opinion, that was enough to garner an Oscar nomination, but reality is often disappointing. The movie is almost three hours long and it is packed with mind-blowing visuals. You won’t be able to stop thinking about this movie and we cannot stress enough on the fact that the Academy made a wrong call on this one.
#5: V for Vendetta (2005)
V for Vendetta is a masterpiece in all aspects. It is one of the bravest films ever made as it touches upon a very sensitive subject. The Wachowski brothers proved that Matrix Revolutions was a just one-time mistake as they made a fantastic return with this movie. V for Vendetta is one of the most captivating Comic book adaptations you’ll ever come across.
#6: Shutter Island (2010)
Not even the duo of Martin Scorsese and Leonardo DiCaprio were enough to get an Oscar nomination for Shutter Island, and no one can understand why. Shutter Island is a perfect psychological thriller and it is also one of the best novel interpretations of all time. This movie manages to capture your complete undivided attention, which is a herculean task.
#7: The Terminator (1984)
The Terminator changed and redefined the entire Action/Sci-fi genre as everything changed after this movie. Arnold Schwarzenegger was perfect as a cyborg and this movie skyrocketed his career in Hollywood. We cannot think of any reason why this movie was not nominated for an Oscar as it excelled in every single department.
#8: Donnie Darko (2001)
Donnie Darko is a terrifyingly beautiful movie and it is one of the best social commentaries of all time. There is no way you will watch this movie only once, you won’t be able to stop yourself from re-watching it countless times. The story is thought-provoking, and it will leave you thinking.
#9: Scarface (1983)
Scarface is one of the most prominent gangster movies that made the genre world famous. The movie still has an ardent fan following. The movie is violent and even though some scenes are hard to look at, we believe that was necessary. Scarface is considered Al Pacino’s best work and it is shocking to know that this movie was not even nominated for the Oscars.
#10: The Big Lebowski (1998)
This movie will never get old, as you can watch it a million times and you’ll still love it. Created by the legendary Coen Brothers, The Big Lebowski is a beautiful film that will entertain you immensely. This movie was not even nominated for a single Oscar which is an absolute tragedy.