11 Oscar Nominated Films From 2000 to 2010 That Should Have Won the Best Picture

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No matter how excited we get for the Academy Awards every year, we reserve a piece of our minds for that inescapable pessimism: time after time, we find ourselves sighing heavily over the recognition of a duly undeserving movie with as the Best Picture of its given year. No matter how bleak a cinematic year, there are usually one or two films we're charged with going to bat for... but many of us know the pangs of seeing these greats passed over come the night of the big ceremony. Heck, sometimes, they don't even make it to the nominees list. But no matter what the Academy says, we all know what we consider the real Best Pictures to be.

Looking back on the most recent decade, we can find error in most of the Best Picture victories, even those that might have seemed sufficient at the time. The years 2000 through 2010 were rife with errors, the Academy assuming we'd hold fast to affection for films we've all but forgotten entirely, that we'd soon discover the good judgment in passing over those neglected bits of genius.

With the luxury of hindsight, we can throw quality, influence, and lasting presence in pop culture into the mix to determine what truly should have won the top honor each year at the Academy Awards.

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