10 Best Picture Oscar Winners That Aged Terribly

Just try watching these with a straight face in 2017.

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It’s nearly Oscar time again, and you know what that means: it’s time for the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences to completely bungle their assessment of what the best films of last year were...

No awards ceremony has made quite as many blunders when it comes to assessing the best examples of the art that they are supposed to judge. Somehow the Oscar voters manage to repeatedly allow themselves to be tricked into voting for the hackiest, pandering, and cliché films on the ballot.

To really assess how wrong they can get it, you only need to rewatch some of their selections and see if they are timeless, or whether they feel ridiculous from a 2017 vantage point. While some flicks like Casablanca and Schindler’s List are still as relevant and fresh today, more often than they'd probably care to admit, the Academy’s choices look more ludicrous with each year that passes.

These are ten of the films that have aged the worst since they won the big prize. But they are far from the only guilty parties.


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