Top Five Most Under-Appreciated Best Picture Winners

This most under-appreciated best picture winners movie list features the top most-underappreciated Oscar films of all time, including only titles that have already released. In order to be included in this top 5 most under-appreciated best picture winners list each film has to have won the Academy Award for best picture of the year sometime between present and 1978. Author discretion is the final criteria used to distinguish these most under-appreciated best picture winners.

5. Chicago (2002)

Box Office Gross: $170,687,518     Adjusted for 2015: $229,847,900

null A starry-eyed would-be star discovers just how far the notion that “there’s no such thing as bad publicity” can go in this screen adaptation of the hit Broadway musical Chicago, originally directed and choreographed by Bob Fosse. In the mid-’20s, Roxie Hart (Renee Zellweger) is a small-time chorus dancer married to a well-meaning dunderhead named Amos (John C. Reilly). Roxie is having an affair on the side with Fred Casley (Dominic West), a smooth talker who insists he can make her a star. However, Fred strings Roxie along a bit too far for his own good, and when she realizes that his promises are empty, she becomes enraged and murders Fred in cold blood. Roxie soon finds herself behind bars alongside Velma Kelly (Catherine Zeta-Jones), a sexy vaudeville star who used to perform with her sister until Velma discovered that her sister had been sleeping with her husband. Velma shot them both dead, and, after scheming prison matron “Mama” Morton hooks Velma up with hotshot lawyer Billy Flynn (Richard Gere), Velma becomes the new Queen of the scandal sheets. Roxie is just shrewd enough to realize that her poor fortune could also bring her fame, so she convinces Amos to also hire Flynn. Soon Flynn is splashing Roxie’s story — or, more accurately, a highly melodramatic revision of Roxie’s story — all over the gutter press, and Roxy and Velma are soon battling neck-to-neck over who can win greater fame through the headlines. A project that had been moving from studio to studio since the musical opened on Broadway in 1973.
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Podcast EP241: Draft Day, Oculus, Rio 2 Predictions, Goonies Sequel, Bond 24 Update, Movies with Turbulent Productions Expendables 3 Trailer

Episode two-hundred and forty-one. Join hosts Trevor and Jason as they discuss the latest in movie news, box office numbers and trailers.

Box Office Ace Predictions: Draft Day, Oculus, Rio 2

News:
Bond 24: Chiwetel Ejiofor Frontrunner To Be The Villain
‘Transformers 5′ Tentatively Scheduled For 2017
Goonies Sequel: Director Richard Donner Announces “We’re Doing A Sequel”
Key and Peele to Produce ‘Police Academy’ Remake

Special Segment
Great Movies That Had Turbulent Productions
‘The Man Who Killed Don Quixote (Unreleased)’
‘Waterworld’
‘The Abyss’
‘Any Given Sunday’
‘Fitzcarraldo/Burden of Dreams’
‘Apocalypse Now’
‘Titanic’
‘Jaws’
‘World War Z’
‘Three Kings’

Trailer Addict:
The Expendables 3
The Angriest Man in Brooklyn
Lucy
Sex Tape

Forced Reviews:
The Raven
The Numbers Station

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Podcast EP95: American Reunion and Titanic 3D Predictions, Dumb And Dumber Is Back

Episode ninety-five. Join hosts Trevor and Jason as they discuss the past weekend at the box office of March 30-April 1, 2012. Our predictions for American Reunion and Titanic 3D opening weekends. We talk Ashton Kutcher to play Steve Jobs, Jack and Jill sweeps the Razzies, Dumb and Dumber 2 starting production in September with Jim Carrey and Jeff Daniels returning, TrailerAddict trailer discussion of Total Recall and TED red band trailers, plus much more movie news and talk. Tune in now!

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Top 5 Best Will Smith Movies

This best Will Smith movies list features the top Will Smith films of all time, including only titles where Smith is featured that have already released. In order to be included in this top 5 Will Smith movies list Smith must have played a prominent role. Author discretion is the final criteria used to distinguish these best Will Smith films.

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Independence Day (1996)

Box Office Gross: $306,169,268     Adjusted: $0

Looking back on the mid-1990s its easy to forget how much a phenomenon ID4 (as it was dubbed in press materials) turned out to be. It spawned a wave of Roland Emmerich directed blockbusters like Godzilla, The Day After Tomorrow and 2012. It also confirmed the undeniably charismatic Smith was a big screen star and not just a Television actor. Durning the summer of 1996 this was he movie to see, it outgrossed heavy-hitters with established star in Mission Impossible, Eraser, and Twister. Time and the home video format haven’t been kind to this one. The Special effects hold up reasonably well but the cardboard characters and rudimentary storyline are huge detriments. Undoubtedly this film played much better in the theatrical experience. I saw it four times during that summer 16 years ago and I remember thinking ,”ID4 is so good the next Star Wars movies are going to be awesome!”. If only I knew what horrors and disappointment awaited me.

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Podcast EP57: Twilight Monday Madness

Episode fifty-seven. Join hosts Trevor and Jason as they discuss the past weekend box office of Nov 18-20, 2011. Twilight Breaking Dawn Part 1, Happy Feet Two. James Cameron – Titanic 3D trailer and Hugo the best 3D he’s seen. Dark Knight Rises spoilers, kind of. Diablo Cody on Evil Dead violence level. Tomb Raider reboot. Expendables 2 poster. Judd Apatow calls for comedy category in Academy Awards. Other random movie tid bits.

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Titanic in 3D! So Says Cameron – News

James Cameron has recently revealed his plans to re-release Titanic in 3-D. This version won’t hit the silver screen until 2012, commemorating 100 years since the ship sank. The sad thing is this re-release means Titanic will probably be the only real contender for Avatar’s high domestic box office gross. That is if the Avatar director’s cut being released in theaters later this year doesn’t make the film cross the $1 billion domestic mark.