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POLL- The WEAKEST LINK: BEST PICTURE OSCAR WINNERS OF THE 1990s - ROUND 2

MedozKMedozK TennesseePosts: 8,295
With the Oscars and other award shows over for the year, I figured a movie based 'Weakest Link' would be a fun thing. Since we are here in this forum for a 90s based band, I decided we could choose the BEST FILM for all the BEST PICTURE WINNERS of the 1990s.

Here we continue with Round 2 to determine the BEST OSCAR WINNING BEST PICTURE OF THE 1990S.

You are going to pick the film that you think is the "Weakest Link" after 2 days I remove the two (2) movies with the most votes. We will then move on to Round 3.

Complete list of Best Picture Oscar Winners of the 1990s
1990, Dances with Wolves
1991, The Silence of the Lambs
1992, Unforgiven
1993, Schindler's List
1994, Forrest Gump
1995, Braveheart
1996, The English Patient - Eliminated Round 1
1997, Titanic - Eliminated Round 1
1998, Shakespeare in Love - Eliminated Round 1
1999, American Beauty

POLL- The WEAKEST LINK: BEST PICTURE OSCAR WINNERS OF THE 1990s - ROUND 2 37 votes

Dances with Wolves
35%
hedonistPoncierLedbetterman10tbergsGlowGirldankindJohnny AbruzzoeddieceeriepadaveHobbesoftenreading1ThoughtKnownbbiggs 13 votes
The Silence of the Lambs
8%
mickeyratPapbrianlux 3 votes
Unforgiven
16%
darwinstheorymcgruff10The Jugglermarkymark550Spiritual_Chaostempo_n_groove 6 votes
Schindler's List
2%
BLACK35 1 vote
Forrest Gump
8%
YefaRiotZactF Me In The Brain 3 votes
Braveheart
10%
mca47Thorns2010Gern Blanstenmrussel1 4 votes
American Beauty
18%
josevolutionJimmyVerebusMedozKAsterisk on the StreetSmallestOceansGlorified KC 7 votes
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  • dankinddankind I am not your foot. Posts: 17,686
    Dances with Wolves
    Could someone in Jersey please pay Scruffy a visit and punch him in the fud for me?

    Thank you.
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  • F Me In The BrainF Me In The Brain this knows everybody from other commetsPosts: 23,960
    Forrest Gump
    Hahaha. 
    DwW is going down, who will join Tatonka on the way out the door?
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  • PoncierPoncier Posts: 12,309
    Dances with Wolves
    dankind said:
    Could someone in Jersey please pay Scruffy a visit and punch him in the fud for me?

    Thank you.
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  • mcgruff10mcgruff10 New JerseyPosts: 24,996
    edited April 30
    Unforgiven
    Hahaha. 
    DwW is going down, who will join Tatonka on the way out the door?
    unforgiven!!!!  
    Really, Forrest Gump?!  Come on man!

    dan, love you long time.  
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  • JimmyVJimmyV Boston's MetroWestPosts: 15,009
    American Beauty
    American Beauty made it to Round 2? Yikes.  
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  • F Me In The BrainF Me In The Brain this knows everybody from other commetsPosts: 23,960
    Forrest Gump
    mcgruff10 said:
    Hahaha. 
    DwW is going down, who will join Tatonka on the way out the door?
    unforgiven!!!!  
    Really, Forrest Gump?!  Come on man!

    dan, love you long time.  

    Gump was cornball deluxe. 
    My wife loved the Bubba Gump Shrimp place on the pier in Santa Monica. 
    I haaaaaaated that place.  So many amazing places around there and that frigging place? 
    So corny.
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  • tbergstbergs Posts: 7,985
    Dances with Wolves
    JimmyV said:
    American Beauty made it to Round 2? Yikes.  
    The hate for Spacey must not outweigh Costner ego stroking epics. A theme I noticed with this list is pretty much every movie is super loooooong.
    It's a hopeless situation...
  • dankinddankind I am not your foot. Posts: 17,686
    Dances with Wolves
    JimmyV said:
    American Beauty made it to Round 2? Yikes.  
    Happiness did a much better job making the point that I think American Beauty was trying to make. And it actually made sexualizing minors feel icky rather than something celebratory.

    Also, much funnier.
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  • HobbesHobbes Pacific NorthwestPosts: 4,880
    Dances with Wolves
    tbergs said:
    JimmyV said:
    American Beauty made it to Round 2? Yikes.  
    The hate for Spacey must not outweigh Costner ego stroking epics. A theme I noticed with this list is pretty much every movie is super loooooong.
    The real reason why Fargo was robbed. Clocked in at 1h38m.
  • mrussel1mrussel1 Posts: 21,255
    Braveheart
    Braveheart sucks.  It's so ridiculous.  It's almost as ridiculous as his companion piece "Patriot".  Mel Gibson sucks.  Fucking Opus Dei idiot. 
  • mcgruff10mcgruff10 New JerseyPosts: 24,996
    Unforgiven
    mrussel1 said:
    Braveheart sucks.  It's so ridiculous.  It's almost as ridiculous as his companion piece "Patriot".  Mel Gibson sucks.  Fucking Opus Dei idiot. 
    Lethal weapon and we were soldiers are classics, otherwise I agree.  
    I'll ride the wave where it takes me......
  • Gern BlanstenGern Blansten Your Mom'sPosts: 11,607
    Braveheart
    Same...not a bad movie to watch but contains some ridiculous acting and writing at times.  Not as good as Unforgiven or DWW
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  • HobbesHobbes Pacific NorthwestPosts: 4,880
    Dances with Wolves
    It's time that @mickeyrat gets the hose again.
  • Johnny AbruzzoJohnny Abruzzo PhillyPosts: 7,530
    Dances with Wolves
    Same...not a bad movie to watch but contains some ridiculous acting and writing at times.  Not as good as Unforgiven or DWW
    However we feel about Mel Gibson, Braveheart was revolutionary in it's gory no-nonsense depiction of battle, something I don't remember seeing before then. Influential for Saving Private Ryan, Game of Thrones, all kinds of stuff.
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  • Gern BlanstenGern Blansten Your Mom'sPosts: 11,607
    Braveheart
    Same...not a bad movie to watch but contains some ridiculous acting and writing at times.  Not as good as Unforgiven or DWW
    However we feel about Mel Gibson, Braveheart was revolutionary in it's gory no-nonsense depiction of battle, something I don't remember seeing before then. Influential for Saving Private Ryan, Game of Thrones, all kinds of stuff.
    Excalibur?
    Remember the Thomas Nine!! (10/02/2018)

    1998: Noblesville; 2003: Noblesville; 2009: EV Nashville, Chicago, Chicago
    2010: St Louis, Columbus, Noblesville; 2011: EV Chicago, East Troy, East Troy
    2013: London ON, Chicago; 2014: Cincy, St Louis, Moline (NO CODE)
    2016: Lexington, Wrigley #1; 2018: Wrigley #1, Wrigley #2, Boston #1, Boston #2
    2020: Oakland1, Oakland2
  • Johnny AbruzzoJohnny Abruzzo PhillyPosts: 7,530
    Dances with Wolves
    Same...not a bad movie to watch but contains some ridiculous acting and writing at times.  Not as good as Unforgiven or DWW
    However we feel about Mel Gibson, Braveheart was revolutionary in it's gory no-nonsense depiction of battle, something I don't remember seeing before then. Influential for Saving Private Ryan, Game of Thrones, all kinds of stuff.
    Excalibur?
    Haven't seen it. I agree The Patriot was total garbage.
    Spectrum 10/27/09; New Orleans JazzFest 5/1/10; Made in America 9/2/12;
    WF Center 10/21/13; WF Center 10/22/13; Baltimore Arena 10/27/13;
    WF Center 4/28/16; WF Center 4/29/16; Fenway Park 8/7/16; Fenway Park 9/2/18

    Tres Mtns - TLA 3/23/11
    EV - Tower Theatre 6/25/11
    Temple of the Dog - Tower Theatre 11/5/16
  • JimmyVJimmyV Boston's MetroWestPosts: 15,009
    American Beauty
    Five modern classics, one important historical film, and American Beauty. That's our list right now. 
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  • mrussel1mrussel1 Posts: 21,255
    Braveheart
    JimmyV said:
    Five modern classics, one important historical film, and American Beauty. That's our list right now. 
    yes, Braveheart is indispensable, historically speaking.

    Ha.. just kidding.  
  • tbergstbergs Posts: 7,985
    Dances with Wolves
    Same...not a bad movie to watch but contains some ridiculous acting and writing at times.  Not as good as Unforgiven or DWW
    However we feel about Mel Gibson, Braveheart was revolutionary in it's gory no-nonsense depiction of battle, something I don't remember seeing before then. Influential for Saving Private Ryan, Game of Thrones, all kinds of stuff.
    Excalibur?
    That was gory for sure.
    It's a hopeless situation...
  • tbergstbergs Posts: 7,985
    Dances with Wolves
    Same...not a bad movie to watch but contains some ridiculous acting and writing at times.  Not as good as Unforgiven or DWW
    However we feel about Mel Gibson, Braveheart was revolutionary in it's gory no-nonsense depiction of battle, something I don't remember seeing before then. Influential for Saving Private Ryan, Game of Thrones, all kinds of stuff.
    Ned's execution in GoT reminded me of Braveheart.
    It's a hopeless situation...
  • F Me In The BrainF Me In The Brain this knows everybody from other commetsPosts: 23,960
    Forrest Gump
    Same...not a bad movie to watch but contains some ridiculous acting and writing at times.  Not as good as Unforgiven or DWW
    However we feel about Mel Gibson, Braveheart was revolutionary in it's gory no-nonsense depiction of battle, something I don't remember seeing before then. Influential for Saving Private Ryan, Game of Thrones, all kinds of stuff.
    Excalibur?
    I loved Excalibur as a kid and watched it so many times on HBO or one of the cable channels where they showed it constantly.
    I don't think those scenes are comparable to Braveheart - I kind of think the early fight scenes were laughable, weren't they?

    Been a while since I have watched.

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  • Gern BlanstenGern Blansten Your Mom'sPosts: 11,607
    edited April 30
    Braveheart


    I'm not laughing....you must be thinking of the Holy Grail :)
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    2010: St Louis, Columbus, Noblesville; 2011: EV Chicago, East Troy, East Troy
    2013: London ON, Chicago; 2014: Cincy, St Louis, Moline (NO CODE)
    2016: Lexington, Wrigley #1; 2018: Wrigley #1, Wrigley #2, Boston #1, Boston #2
    2020: Oakland1, Oakland2
  • mrussel1mrussel1 Posts: 21,255
    Braveheart


    I'm not laughing....you must be thinking of the Holy Grail :)
    The climactic battle scene...


  • F Me In The BrainF Me In The Brain this knows everybody from other commetsPosts: 23,960
    Forrest Gump


    I'm not laughing....you must be thinking of the Holy Grail :)

    Ha.  You are right -- I was thinking of the scene where they are in-fighting and then Arthur is knighted.  Flopping around in the water and what not.
    Been too long - need to watch this again!
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  • mickeyratmickeyrat Posts: 21,007
    The Silence of the Lambs
    Hobbes said:
    It's time that @mickeyrat gets the hose again.

    great actress. great movie. lost me with that accent....
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  • 1ThoughtKnown1ThoughtKnown Calgary ABPosts: 3,311
    Dances with Wolves
    Easy choice. Only Forrest Gump beating out Shawshank and Pulp Fiction is 90s comparable to this Oscar snub. 
  • mrussel1mrussel1 Posts: 21,255
    Braveheart
    Easy choice. Only Forrest Gump beating out Shawshank and Pulp Fiction is 90s comparable to this Oscar snub. 
    Oh I forgot Shawshank was the same year.  Geez, what a year of movies.  And maybe Gump was the worst of those three, but it was a damn fine movie.  My wife thought she hated the movie but I made her and my daughter sit down and watch it a few months ago.  She sobbed and sobbed.  She realized that she had never actually sat down and watched it.  Loved it.  

    Great writers must all be doing shows/series now.  The movies for the last ten years have basically sucked. Yeah there's a good one here and there, but not like the 90s. 
  • dankinddankind I am not your foot. Posts: 17,686
    edited April 30
    Dances with Wolves
    Easy choice. Only Forrest Gump beating out Shawshank and Pulp Fiction is 90s comparable to this Oscar snub. 
    Goodfellas is clearly the better film that year. The other nominees ... :i_dunno:


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  • F Me In The BrainF Me In The Brain this knows everybody from other commetsPosts: 23,960
    Forrest Gump
    GFIII was nominated?

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  • oftenreadingoftenreading Victoria, BCPosts: 12,101
    Dances with Wolves
    I remember Awakenings.

    Better book than movie, but then again that's close to the rule (for me at least). 
    my small self... like a book amongst the many on a shelf
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