Friday, February 27, 2009

Oscar Meme

HarryJack's Mom sent me over to Unmitigated to check out her Oscar meme. The instructions were:

"How many of these best-picture Oscar nominated movies have you seen? Bold the ones you’ve seen, regardless of whether you saw them in the cinema, on TV/video, or on a plane years after they came out."

She went back as far as 1980, but I took it farther, to 1965, as that is the earliest I remember watching the Academy Awards. I was 14. Also, I found it harder to read the bold, so I'm going to italicize the ones I've seen.

1965 The Sound of Music, Darling, Doctor Zhivago, Ship of Fools, A Thousand Clowns,
1966 A Man for All Seasons, Alfie, The Russians Are Coming, the Russians Are Coming, The Sand Pebbles, Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?
1967 In the Heat of the Night, Bonnie and Clyde, Doctor Dolittle, The Graduate, Guess Who's Coming to Dinner,
1968 Oliver!, Funny Girl, The Lion in Winter, Rachel, Rachel,
Romeo and Juliet,
1969 Midnight Cowboy, Anne of the Thousand Days, Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid, Hello, Dolly!, Z
1970 Patton, Airport, Five Easy Pieces, Love Story, MASH,
1971 The French Connection, A Clockwork Orange, Fiddler on the Roof, The Last Picture Show, Nicholas and Alexandra,
1972 The Godfather, Cabaret, Deliverance, Sounder, The Emigrants,
1973 The Sting, American Graffiti, The Exorcist, A Touch of Class, Cries and Whispers,
1974 The Godfather Part II, Chinatown, The Conversation, Lenny, The Towering Inferno,
1975 One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest, Barry Lyndon, Dog Day Afternoon, Jaws, Nashville,
1976 Rocky, All the President's Men, Bound for Glory, Network, Taxi Driver,
1977 Annie Hall, The Goodbye Girl, Julia, Star Wars, The Turning Point
1978 The Deer Hunter, Coming Home, Heaven Can Wait, Midnight Express, An Unmarried Woman,
1979 Kramer vs. Kramer, Apocalypse Now, All That Jazz, Breaking Away, Norma Rae
1980. Ordinary People, Coal Miner’s Daughter, The Elephant Man, Raging Bull, Tess
1981. Chariots of Fire, Reds, Atlantic City, On Golden Pond, Raiders of the Lost Ark
1982. Gandhi, E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial, Missing, Tootsie, The Verdict
1983. Terms of Endearment, The Big Chill, The Dresser, The Right Stuff, Tender Mercies
1984. Amadeus, The Killing Fields, A Passage to India, Places in the Heart, A Soldier’s Story
1985. Out of Africa, The Color Purple, Kiss of the Spider Woman, Prizzi’s Honor, Witness
1986. Platoon, Children of a Lesser God, Hannah and Her Sisters, The Mission, A Room with a View
1987. The Last Emperor, Broadcast News, Fatal Attraction, Hope and Glory, Moonstruck
1988. Rain Man, The Accidental Tourist, Dangerous Liaisons, Mississippi Burning, Working Girl
1989. Driving Miss Daisy, Born on the Fourth of July, Dead Poets Society, Field of Dreams, My Left Foot
1990. Dances with Wolves, Awakenings, Ghost, The Godfather Part III, Goodfellas
1991. The Silence of the Lambs, Beauty and the Beast, Bugsy, JFK, The Prince of Tides
1992. Unforgiven, The Crying Game, A Few Good Men, Howards End, Scent of a Woman
1993. Schindler’s List, The Fugitive, In the Name of the Father, The Piano, The Remains of the Day
1994. Forrest Gump, Four Weddings and a Funeral, Pulp Fiction, Quiz Show, The Shawshank Redemption
1995. Braveheart, Apollo 13, Babe, Il Postino (The Postman), Sense and Sensibility
1996. The English Patient, Fargo, Jerry Maguire, Secrets & Lies, Shine
1997. Titanic, As Good as It Gets, The Full Monty, Good Will Hunting, L.A. Confidential
1998. Shakespeare in Love, Elizabeth, Life Is Beautiful (La vita รจ bella), Saving Private Ryan, The Thin Red Line
1999. American Beauty, The Cider House Rules, The Green Mile, The Insider, The Sixth Sense
2000. Gladiator, Chocolat, Crouching Tiger Hidden Dragon, Erin Brockovich, Traffic
2001. A Beautiful Mind, Gosford Park, In the Bedroom, The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring, Moulin Rouge!
2002. Chicago, Gangs of New York, The Hours, The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers, The Pianist
2003. The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King, Lost in Translation, Master and Commander: The Far Side of the World, Mystic River, Seabiscuit
2004. Million Dollar Baby, The Aviator, Finding Neverland, Ray, Sideways
2005. Crash, Brokeback Mountain, Capote, Good Night and Good Luck, Munich
2006. The Departed, Babel, Letters from Iwo Jima, Little Miss Sunshine, The Queen
2007. No Country for Old Men, Atonement, Juno, Michael Clayton, There Will Be Blood
2008. Slumdog Millionaire, The Curious Case of Benjamin Button, Frost/Nixon, Milk, The Reader

It's amazing how many I don't even remember--such as "Z", "The Emigrants", "Cries and Whispers", "Coming Home", "The Dresser". I might have to add these to my Netflix queue, as well as the others I do remember the titles of and never saw.

Also, I didn't realize until I played along, that I have seen NONE of the nominees since 2004--nor have I liked any of the hosts since then except Hugh Jackman. Hmmmm, wonder if there was a correlation there....

Care to play along?

2 comments:

HarryJack's Mom said...

Wow, you do love movies! It's hard to believe you didn't see Coming Home, and my eyes are too tired to do it myself now...did you leave a comment for MAW? I bet she'd like to see your additions! Happy watching!

Carrie said...

Don't you just love Netflix?? I received it as a gift and think it's great!