Best rather unconvincing award winning movies from Before 1970

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1 Romeo and Juliet (1968)

Romeo Montague and Juliet Capulet fall in love against the wishes of their feuding families. Driven by their passion, the young lovers defy their destiny and elope, only to suffer the ultimate tragedy.

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1968-04-02 | Drama / Romance

Cast

Leonard Whiting, Olivia Hussey

Rating

rating icon 7.4
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People's Taste Ranking

  1. Ranked #73 for
    callow
  2. Ranked #113 for
    like Pride & Prejudice
  3. Ranked #235 for
    immediately falling in love

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2 Becket (1964)

King Henry II of England has trouble with the Church. When the Archbishop of Canterbury dies, he has a brilliant idea. Rather than appoint another pious cleric loyal to Rome and the Church, he will appoint his old drinking and wenching buddy, Thomas Becket, technically a deacon of the church, to the post. Unfortunately, Becket takes the job seriously and provides abler opposition to Henry.

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1964-03-11 | Drama / History

Cast

Richard Burton, Peter O'Toole

Rating

rating icon 7.2
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People's Taste Ranking

  1. Ranked #29 for
    Oscar nomination deserving
  2. Ranked #67 for
    Period Drama
  3. Ranked #77 for
    harsh sound

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3 Anatomy of a Murder (1959)

Semi-retired Michigan lawyer Paul Biegler takes the case of Army Lt. Manion, who murdered a local innkeeper after his wife claimed that he raped her. Over the course of an extensive trial, Biegler parries with District Attorney Lodwick and out-of-town prosecutor Claude Dancer to set his client free, but his case rests on the victim's mysterious business partner, who's hiding a dark secret.

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1959-01-07 | Crime / Drama

Cast

James Stewart, Lee Remick

Rating

rating icon 7.835
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People's Taste Ranking

  1. Ranked #12 for
    flirtatious
  2. Ranked #32 for
    sassy
  3. Ranked #33 for
    Courtroom Drama

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4 Sayonara (1957)

Air Force Major Lloyd Gruver (Marlon Brando) is reassigned to a Japanese air base, and is confronted with US racial prejudice against the Japanese people. The issue is compounded because a number of the soldiers become romantically involved with Japanese women, in defiance of US military policy. Ordinarily an officer who is by-the-book, Gruver must take a position when a buddy of his, an enlisted man Joe Kelly (Red Buttons) falls in love with a Japanese woman Katsumi (Miyoshi Umeki) and marries her. Gruver risks his position by serving as best man at the wedding ceremony.

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1957-12-25 | Drama / Romance

Cast

Marlon Brando, Patricia Owens

Rating

rating icon 6.558
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People's Taste Ranking

  1. Ranked #107 for
    Oscar nomination deserving
  2. Ranked #165 for
    passionately in love
  3. Ranked #177 for
    Grand-Guignol

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5 The Defiant Ones (1958)

Two convicts—a white racist and an angry black man—escape while chained to each other.

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1958-08-14 | Crime / Drama

Cast

Tony Curtis, Sidney Poitier

Rating

rating icon 7.146
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People's Taste Ranking

  1. Ranked #70 for
    Oscar nomination deserving
  2. Ranked #84 for
    capturing the zeitgeist
  3. Ranked #100 for
    cat-and-mouse

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6 All the King's Men (1949)

A man of humble beginnings and honest intentions rises to power by nefarious means. Along for the wild ride are an earnest reporter, a heretofore classy society girl, and a too-clever-for-her-own-good political flack.

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1949-11-16 | Drama

Cast

Broderick Crawford, John Ireland

Rating

rating icon 6.93
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People's Taste Ranking

  1. Ranked #136 for
    Oscar-worthy performance
  2. Ranked #140 for
    lumberjack
  3. Ranked #208 for
    crusading

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7 The Snake Pit (1948)

Virginia Cunningham is confused upon finding herself in a mental hospital, with no memory of her arrival at the institution. Tormented by delusions and unable to even recognize her husband, Robert, she is treated by Dr. Mark Kik, who is determined to get to the root of her mental illness. As her treatment progresses, flashbacks depict events in Virginia's life that may have contributed to her instability.

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1948-11-04 | Drama / Mystery

Cast

Olivia de Havilland, Mark Stevens

Rating

rating icon 7.036
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People's Taste Ranking

  1. Ranked #50 for
    therapeutic
  2. Ranked #59 for
    extraordinary
  3. Ranked #68 for
    with daddy issue

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8 True Grit (1969)

The murder of her father sends a teenage tomboy on a mission of 'justice', which involves avenging her father's death. She recruits a tough old marshal, 'Rooster' Cogburn because he has 'true grit', and a reputation of getting the job done.

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1969-06-11 | Western

Cast

John Wayne, Glen Campbell

Rating

rating icon 7.4
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People's Taste Ranking

  1. Ranked #107 for
    Spaghetti Western
  2. Ranked #112 for
    cantankerous
  3. Ranked #118 for
    horse opera

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9 Random Harvest (1942)

An amnesiac World War I vet falls in love with a music hall star, only to suffer an accident which restores his original memories but erases his post-War life.

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1942-12-17 | Romance / Drama

Cast

Ronald Colman, Greer Garson

Rating

rating icon 7.214
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People's Taste Ranking

  1. Ranked #76 for
    vaudevillian
  2. Ranked #122 for
    cruel twist
  3. Ranked #122 for
    mawkish

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10 The Country Girl (1954)

An ex-theater actor is given one more chance to star in a musical yet his alcoholism may prevent it from happening.

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1954-12-15 | Drama

Cast

Bing Crosby, Grace Kelly

Rating

rating icon 6.905
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People's Taste Ranking

  1. Ranked #43 for
    wallflower
  2. Ranked #101 for
    Oscar-worthy performance
  3. Ranked #112 for
    prissy

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