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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 Ear... is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list EW's Most Overrated Oscar Winning Films
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Around the World in 80 D... is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list EW's Most Overrated Oscar Winning Films
Dir. by Michael Anderson (1956), starring Frank Sinatra, Shirley MacLaine & Marlene Dietrich

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Oliver! is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list EW's Most Overrated Oscar Winning Films
Dir. by Carol Reed (1968), starring Oliver Reed, Leonard Rossiter & Hugh Griffith

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Ordinary People is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list EW's Most Overrated Oscar Winning Films
Dir. by Robert Redford (1980), starring Mary Tyler Moore, Donald Sutherland & Adam Baldwin

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Chariots of Fire is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list EW's Most Overrated Oscar Winning Films
Dir. by Hugh Hudson (1981), starring Stephen Fry, Kenneth Branagh & Ian Holm

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Dances with Wolves is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list EW's Most Overrated Oscar Winning Films
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Forrest Gump is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list EW's Most Overrated Oscar Winning Films
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The English Patient is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list EW's Most Overrated Oscar Winning Films
Dir. by Anthony Minghella (1996), starring Willem Dafoe, Ralph Fiennes & Colin Firth

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American Beauty is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list EW's Most Overrated Oscar Winning Films
Dir. by Sam Mendes (1999), starring Kevin Spacey, Annette Bening & Mena Suvari

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