24 Classic Films That Didn't Win A Single Oscar

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Vote up the classic films that deserved to win at least one Oscar.

Often, time will serve as the best indicator of greatness. Sure, there are award ceremonies, big box office, and rave reviews to indicate whether a film is worthy of praise or not. But the true test is to judge a movie 20, 30, 40 years down the line. Are people talking about the film in terms of being a classic? Is it rewatchable? How about the direction, cinematography, acting? Sometimes, the most deserving films don’t win awards. Heck, sometimes the best films of all time aren’t even nominated. This is a list of established classics that didn’t win a single Academy Award.

Oscar snubs happen every year, but it may be hard to believe that masterpieces like The Shining, Singin’ in the Rain, and Do the Right Thing did not win a single Oscar. The Shining is often cited as the greatest horror film ever made. Singin’ in the Rain is #1 on the American Film Institute’s list of the Greatest Movie Musicals of All Time. And Spike Lee’s joint Do the Right Thing is considered one of the most seminal films on race relations in the history of cinema.

Maybe they got robbed, maybe they really were just second best that year. Either way, some of these films may surprise you. Be sure to make your voice heard by voting up the best films that deserved to win at least one Oscar.