Empire Magazine's 10 Worst Best Pictures

  1. Braveheart (1995)
  2. A Beautiful Mind (2001)
  3. The Greatest Show On Earth (1952)
  4. Ordinary People (1980)
  5. Forrest Gump (1994)
  6. Terms Of Endearment (1983)
  7. Around The World in 80 Days (1956)
  8. Cavalcade (1933)
  9. Rocky (1976)
  10. How Green Was My Valley (1941)
Author Comments: 

this is empire magazine's list of the 10 worst best picture winners at the oscars.

Ones i DISAGREE with: Forrest Gump

Ones IMO they missed: Chicago (2002) / Titanic (1997)

Yes, they really missed Titanic and Chicago, but also Ben-Hur.
How I see it:
Braveheart: Definetly this film did not deserve the 'Best Picture'- honour, but to see it as the worst is exaggerated. For me: The Usual Suspects
A Beautiful Mind: Here I agree. To give the Oscar to 'A Beautiful Mind', while 'The Fellowship of the Ring' would really have deserved, is inacceptable! For me: The Fellowship of the Ring
Forrest Gump: Actually there were a lot of better films in 1994, but once again I don't think Forrest Gump "deserves" to be here on this list. For me: Trois couleurs: Rouge
Terms of Endearment: Sentimental and very melodramatic, but at least well-acted.
Around the World in 80 Days: I think this film won the Oscar because of its great cast. For me: Giant

I'd also suggest: Mutiny on the Bounty and Gladiator!

i agree totally that usual suspects should of got best picture. i agree also with you that too put Forrest Gump in here was abit harsh, i liked it.

Boy, they can sure hold a grudge.

Ordinary People won in the year that Raging Bull or The Elephant Man should have. For How Green Was My Valley there was Sergeant York and something called Citizen Kane. I think these two winners are great films but not quite as worthy as the others nominated.

Yeah, but that's stupid logic. If you're saying "the Worst Picture", it shouldn't be based on which one came out the year some other movie did.

I find it difficult to take any list of the worst movies to win best picture which doesn't include 'Kramer vs. Kramer' seriously. Especially since they seem to be implying that 'Terms of Endearment' is sentimental crap and 'Rocky' is manipulative (I'm assuming, but that's usually why people bash them). 'Kramer vs. Kramer' is more of both than either of those.

BUT if you're going to go by movies which shouldn't have beat other movies, 'Going My Way' is an absurd movie to leave off. It won best picture the year that Billy Wilder made 'Double Indemnity', Alfred Hitchcock made 'Lifeboat', Preston Sturges made 'Hail the Conquering Hero' and 'The Miracle of Morgan's Creek', Cukor made 'Gaslight'. So they gave it to a Bing Crosby movie.

'Best Years of our Lives' is as bas as any of those movies and worse than most.