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EW's Most Overrated Oscar Winning Films

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The Academy Award for Best Picture is the most prestigious film award in Hollywood, yet some years the awards seemed like a hoax. These movies did not deserve to win the Oscar for Best Picture but were really just average movies compared to the other films they were going against in the category. It's a shame that these films got tremendous recognition when other, more well-deserved movies did not get their praise. This list of Best Picture films comprise of works that deserve to be applauded but definitely do not deserve the Golden Man.
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    The Greatest Show on Earth is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list EW's Most Overrated Oscar Winning Films

    The Greatest Show on Earth

    James Stewart, Charlton Heston

    Released1952

    Directed byCecil B. DeMille

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    Around the World in 80 Days is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list EW's Most Overrated Oscar Winning Films

    Around the World in 80 Days

    Frank Sinatra, Shirley MacLaine

    Released1956

    Directed byMichael Anderson

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    Oliver! is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list EW's Most Overrated Oscar Winning Films

    Oliver!

    Oliver Reed, Leonard Rossiter

    Released1968

    Directed byCarol Reed

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    Ordinary People is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list EW's Most Overrated Oscar Winning Films

    Ordinary People

    Mary Tyler Moore, Donald Sutherland

    Released1980

    Directed byRobert Redford

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    Chariots of Fire is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list EW's Most Overrated Oscar Winning Films

    Chariots of Fire

    Stephen Fry, Kenneth Branagh

    Released1981

    Directed byHugh Hudson

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    Dances with Wolves is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list EW's Most Overrated Oscar Winning Films

    Dances with Wolves

    Kevin Costner, Mary McDonnell

    Released1990

    Directed byKevin Costner

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    Forrest Gump is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list EW's Most Overrated Oscar Winning Films

    Forrest Gump

    Tom Hanks, Sally Field

    Released1994

    Directed byRobert Zemeckis

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    The English Patient is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list EW's Most Overrated Oscar Winning Films

    The English Patient

    Willem Dafoe, Ralph Fiennes

    Released1996

    Directed byAnthony Minghella

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    American Beauty is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list EW's Most Overrated Oscar Winning Films

    American Beauty

    Kevin Spacey, Annette Bening

    Released1999

    Directed bySam Mendes

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    Crash is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list EW's Most Overrated Oscar Winning Films

    Crash

    Sandra Bullock, Brendan Fraser

    Released2004

    Directed byPaul Haggis

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