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Poll: Non Best Picture Nominees from AFI's Best Pictures

Out of the 100 all-time greatest American movies according to the American Film Institute, only 24 were not nominated for the Best Picture Oscar despite the fact that they were eligible and had gained iconic status shortly after their release.

Assuming that most of these movies deserved at least a Best Picture nod, which one, would you say, should have actually won the Oscar? In other words, which non-Best Picture nominee is your 'Best Picture'?

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In addition, the Best Picture nominees for each year of release, in capital letters, the BEST PICTURE of the year, and in bold letters, a film that made the AFI's Top 100 (ironically, 11 of the featured years didn't have a single Best Picture nominee that made the AFI's Top 100).

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    Singin' in the Rain (1952)

    THE GREATEST SHOW ON EARTH High Noon Ivanhoe Moulin Rouge The Quiet Man
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    Vertigo (1958)

    GIGI Auntie Mame Cat on a Hot Tin Roof The Defiant Ones Separate Tables
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    City Lights (1931)

    CIMARRON East Lynne Fox The Front Page Skippy Trader Horn
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    The Searchers (1956)

    AROUND THE WORLD IN 80 DAYS Friendly Persuasion Giant The King and I The Ten Commandments
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    Psycho (1960)

    THE APARTMENT The Alamo Elmer Gantry Sons and Lovers The Sundowners
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    2001: A Space Odyssey (1968)

    OLIVER! Funny Girl The Lion in Winter Rachel, Rachel Romeo and Juliet
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    Some Like It Hot (1959)

    BEN-HUR Anatomy of a Murder The Diary of Anne Frank The Nun's Story Room at the Top
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    Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs (1937)

    THE LIFE OF EMILE ZOLA The Awful Truth Captains Courageous Dead End The Good Earth In Old Chicago Lost Horizon One Hundred Men and a Girl Stage Door A Star Is Born
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    King Kong (1933)

    CAVALCADE 42nd Street A Farewell to Arms I Am a Fugitive from a Chain Gang Lady for a Day Little Women The Private Life of Henry VIII She Done Him Wrong Smilin' Through State Fair
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    Rear Window (1954)

    ON THE WATERFRONT The Caine Mutiny The Country Girl Seven Brides for Seven Brothers Three Coins in the Fountain
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    North by Northwest (1959)

    BEN-HUR Anatomy of a Murder The Diary of Anne Frank The Nun's Story Room at the Top
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    Duck Soup (1933)

    CAVALCADE 42nd Street A Farewell to Arms I Am a Fugitive from a Chain Gang Lady for a Day Little Women The Private Life of Henry VIII She Done Him Wrong Smilin' Through State Fair
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    The African Queen (1951)

    AN AMERICAN IN PARIS Decision Before Dawn A Place in the Sun Quo Vadis A Streetcar Named Desire
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    Modern Times (1936)

    THE GREAT ZIEGFELD Anthony Adverse Dodsworth Libeled Lady Mr. Deeds Goes to Town Romeo and Juliet San Francisco The Story of Louis Pasteur A Tale of Two Cities Three Smart Girls
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    The Wild Bunch (1969)

    MIDNIGHT COWBOY Anne of the Thousand Days Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid Hello, Dolly! Z
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    Spartacus (1960)

    THE APARTMENT The Alamo Elmer Gantry Sons and Lovers The Sundowners
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    Easy Rider (1969)

    MIDNIGHT COWBOY Anne of the Thousand Days Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid Hello, Dolly! Z
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    A Night at the Opera (1935)

    MUTINY ON THE BOUNTY Alice Adams Broadway Melody of 1936 Captain Blood David Copperfield The Informer The Lives of a Bengal Lancer A Midsummer Night's Dream Les Misérables Naughty Marietta Ruggles of Red Gap Top Hat
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    Bringing Up Baby (1938)

    YOU CAN'T TAKE IT WITH YOU The Adventures of Robin Hood Alexander's Ragtime Band Boys Town The Citadel Four Daughters Grand Illusion Jezebel Pygmalion Test Pilot
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    Swing Time (1936)

    THE GREAT ZIEGFELD Anthony Adverse Dodsworth Libeled Lady Mr. Deeds Goes to Town Romeo and Juliet San Francisco The Story of Louis Pasteur A Tale of Two Cities Three Smart Girls
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    Sophie's Choice (1982)

    GANDHI E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial Missing Tootsie The Verdict
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    Do the Right Thing (1989)

    DRIVING MISS DAISY Born on the Fourth of July Dead Poets Society Field of Dreams My Left Foot
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    Blade Runner (1982)

    GANDHI E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial Missing Tootsie The Verdict
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    Toy Story (1995)

    BRAVEHEART Apollo 13 Babe Il Postino: The Postman Sense and Sensibility