Ranking the Oscar-nominated features

Posted by · 11:59 am · February 22nd, 2009

Not long to go here, so I figured in the way of novelty I’d toss up a list of all 36 nominated feature films as I would personally rank them.  Feel free to do the same with what you’ve seen, if you’re as bored as I am, that is:

1. “Slumdog Millionaire”
2. “Bolt”
3. “The Dark Knight”
4. “The Wrestler”
5. “The Curious Case of Benjamin Button”
6. “Trouble the Water”
7. “Vicky Cristina Barcelona”
8. “Revolutionary Road”
9. “Milk”
10. “Iron Man”

11. “Changeling”
12. “Waltz with Bashir”
13. “The Visitor”
14. “The Class”
15. “Frost/Nixon”
16. “The Betrayal (Nerakhoon)”
17. “Tropic Thunder”
18. “Happy-Go-Lucky”
19. “Frozen River”
20. “WALL-E”
21. “Encounters at the End of the World”
22. “Departures”
23. “The Baader Meinhof Complex”
24. “Revanche”
25. “Rachel Getting Married”
26. “The Garden”
27. “Man on Wire”
28. “In Bruges”
29. “Defiance”
30. “Wanted”
31. “Kung Fu Panda”
32. “The Reader”
33. “Doubt”
34. “Hellboy II: The Golden Army”
35. “The Duchess”
36. “Australia”




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30 responses so far

  • 1 2-22-2009 at 12:15 pm

    mikey67 said...

    36 feature films? Looks like you forgot Happy Go Lucky. And that’s how bored I am!

  • 2 2-22-2009 at 12:21 pm

    kmoore8435 said...

    I only included films I have seen:

    “Milk”
    “Slumdog Millionaire”
    “The Dark Knight”
    “The Wrestler”
    “Doubt”
    “WALL-E”
    “Frozen River”
    “The Curious Case of Benjamin Button”
    “Revolutionary Road”
    “Iron Man”
    “Rachel Getting Married”
    “Frost/Nixon”
    “Man on Wire”
    “The Reader”
    “Changeling”
    “Trouble the Water”
    “Vicky Cristina Barcelona”
    “Waltz with Bashir”
    “The Visitor”
    “Tropic Thunder”
    “Kung Fu Panda”
    “Bolt”
    “In Bruges”
    “Defiance”
    “Australia”
    “Wanted”
    “Hellboy II: The Golden Army”

  • 3 2-22-2009 at 12:25 pm

    Bill said...

    Slumdog Millionaire
    In Bruges
    The Dark Knight
    Wall-E
    Tropic Thunder
    Kung Fu Panda
    The Reader
    Wanted

    I need to go see some more films.

  • 4 2-22-2009 at 12:29 pm

    Kristopher Tapley said...

    Good catch, Mikey.

  • 5 2-22-2009 at 12:40 pm

    Matt said...

    1. WALL-E

  • 6 2-22-2009 at 12:41 pm

    Doug said...

    1. Slumdog Millionaire
    2. WALL-E
    3. The Curious Case of Benjamin Button
    4. In Bruges
    5. Hellboy II: The Golden Army
    6. The Visitor
    7. The Wrestler
    8. The Dark Knight
    9. Man on Wire
    10. Vicky Cristina Barcelona
    11. Doubt
    12. Happy-Go-Lucky
    13. Defiance
    14. Changeling
    15. Revolutionary Road
    16. Wanted
    17. Kung Fu Panda
    18. Rachel Getting Married
    19. Iron Man
    20. Australia
    21. Frost/Nixon
    22. Frozen River
    23. Waltz With Bashir
    24. Bolt
    25. The Duchess
    26. The Reader
    27. Tropic Thunder
    28. Encounters at the End of the World
    29. Milk

    Haven’t seen the rest of the foreign language films and documentaries yet.

  • 7 2-22-2009 at 12:47 pm

    N8 said...

    1. WALL-E
    2. Slumdog Millionaire
    3. The Dark Knight
    4. Milk
    5. Happy-Go-Lucky
    6. The Visitor
    7. The Wrestler
    8. In Bruges
    9. Frost Nixon
    10. The Curious Case of Benjamin Button
    11. Revolutionary Road
    12. Rachel Getting Married
    13. Changeling
    14. Vicky Christina Barcelona
    15. Iron Man
    16. Bolt
    17. Australia
    18. Frozen River
    19. The Reader
    20. Hellboy II: The Golden Army
    21. Tropic Thunder
    22. Doubt
    23. Defiance
    24. The Duchess
    25. Kung-Fu Panda
    26. Wanted

  • 8 2-22-2009 at 12:52 pm

    Kristopher Tapley said...

    No surprise there, Matt.

  • 9 2-22-2009 at 12:57 pm

    Roger said...

    For the First Time i’ve seen them all!!! Except documentaries and short films… YEAH!!

    1- “The Dark Knight”
    2- “WALL-E”
    3- “Slumdog Millionaire”
    4- “The Wrestler”
    5- “Defiance”
    6- “In Bruges”
    7- “The Curious Case of Benjamin Button”
    8- “Iron Man”
    9- “Changeling”
    10- “Vicky Cristina Barcelona”
    11- “The Reader”
    12- “Happy-Go-Lucky”
    13- “Milk”
    14- “Revolutionary Road”
    15- “Rachel Getting Married”
    16- “Bolt”
    17- “Frozen River”
    18- “Wanted”
    19- “The Visitor”
    20- “Frost/Nixon”
    21- “Doubt”
    22- “Tropic Thunder”
    23- “Australia”
    24- “The Duchess”
    25- “Kung Fu Panda”

  • 10 2-22-2009 at 1:00 pm

    Leighton said...

    Bolt at #2…?!? What is that?? It’s ahead of The Wrestler, The Dark Knight and Wall-E at… #20!

  • 11 2-22-2009 at 1:00 pm

    Chad said...

    1. Man on Wire
    2. The Dark Knight
    3. Encounters at the End of the World
    4. Trouble the Water
    5. Milk
    6. Wall-E
    7. Happy-Go-Lucky
    8. Kung Fu Panda
    9. The Wrestler
    10. In Bruges
    11. Slumdog Millionaire
    12. The Visitor
    13. Tropic Thunder
    14. The Curious Case of Benjamin Button

  • 12 2-22-2009 at 1:04 pm

    Kristopher Tapley said...

    Leighton: You clearly missed my top 10 column this year, and all the cries of foul play that ensued. Go check out the December archive, check back.

  • 13 2-22-2009 at 1:11 pm

    Justin said...

    1. The Wrestler
    2. Man on Wire
    3. Wall-E
    4. The Dark Knight
    5. In Bruges
    6. Vicky Cristina Barcelona
    7. Waltz with Bashir
    8. Tropic Thunder
    9. Slumdog Millionaire
    10. Milk
    11. Iron Man
    12. Frost/Nixon
    13. Revolutionary Road
    14. The Curious Case of Benjamin Button
    15. Doubt

  • 14 2-22-2009 at 1:13 pm

    Jack said...

    1. “The Curious Case of Benjamin Button”
    2. “The Dark Knight”
    3. “The Wrestler”
    4. “Slumdog Millionaire”
    5. “WALL-E”
    6. “In Bruges”
    7. “Frost/Nixon”
    8. “Iron Man”
    9. “Frozen River”
    10. “Rachel Getting Married”
    11. “Man on Wire”
    12. “Vicky Cristina Barcelona”
    13. “The Reader”
    14. “Doubt”
    15. “Tropic Thunder”
    16. “Wanted”
    17. “Changeling”
    18. “Bolt”
    19. “Kung Fu Panda”
    20. “The Visitor”
    21. “Milk”

  • 15 2-22-2009 at 1:40 pm

    Santi said...

    1. Slumdog Millionaire
    2. Doubt
    3. The Curious Case of Benjamin Button
    4. Revolutionary Road
    5. Milk
    6. In Bruges
    7. The Dark Knight
    8. Wall-E
    9. The Reader
    10. Vicky Cristina Barcelona
    11. Man on Wire
    12.The Visitor
    13. Changeling
    14. Rachel Getting Married
    15. Kung Fu Panda
    16. Encounters at the End of the World
    17. Frost/Nixon
    18. Iron Man
    19. Wanted
    20. Tropic Thunder
    21. The Duchess

  • 16 2-22-2009 at 1:40 pm

    Chris said...

    1. The Curious Case of Benjamin Button
    2. Waltz with Bashir
    3. Revolutionary Road
    4. Milk
    5. Man on Wire
    6. Vicky Cristina Barcelona
    7. The Reader
    8. Slumdog Millionaire
    9. Wall-E
    10. The Visitor
    11. In Bruges
    12. Encounters at the End of the World
    13. The Wrestler
    14. Kung Fu Panda
    15. Happy-Go-Lucky
    16. The Dark Knight
    17. Australia
    18. Iron Man
    19. Frost/Nixon
    20. Changeling
    21. The Baader Meinhof Complex
    22. The Duchess
    23. Defiance
    24. Doubt
    25. Tropic Thunder
    26. Wanted

  • 17 2-22-2009 at 1:43 pm

    Vermicious Knid said...

    “WALL-E”
    “In Bruges”
    “Happy-Go-Lucky”
    “Milk”
    “The Curious Case of Benjamin Button”
    “The Visitor”
    “Iron Man”
    “Tropic Thunder”
    “Kung Fu Panda”
    “Hellboy II: The Golden Army”
    “The Dark Knight”
    “Slumdog Millionaire”
    “Wanted”
    “Doubt”

    Ugh, only 14.

  • 18 2-22-2009 at 2:20 pm

    McGuff said...

    1. WALL-E
    2. Revolutionary Road
    3. Slumdog Millionaire
    4. Dark Knight
    5. The Visitor
    6. Man on Wire
    7. The Wrestler
    8. Tropic Thunder
    9. Vicky Christina Barcelona
    10. Doubt
    11. Milk
    12. Changeling
    13. In Bruges
    14. The Curious Case of Benjamin Button
    15. Iron Man
    16. The Duchess
    17. The Reader
    18. Frost/Nixon
    19. Australia
    20. Rachel Getting Married
    21. Wanted

  • 19 2-22-2009 at 2:25 pm

    trent said...

    1. The Wrestler
    2. Vicky Cristina Barcelona
    3. Revolutionary Road
    4. Frozen River
    5. In Bruges
    6. Rachel Getting Married
    7. Slumdog Millionaire
    8. Happy Go Lucky
    9. Doubt
    10. The Visitor
    11. Frost/Nixon
    12. WALL-E
    13. The Dark Knight
    14. Milk
    15. The Reader
    16. The Curious Case of Benjamin Button

  • 20 2-22-2009 at 2:46 pm

    McAllister said...

    1. Slumdog Millionaire
    2. In Bruges
    3. The Curious Case of Benjamin Button
    4. Waltz With Bashir
    5. Wall-E
    6. The Dark Knight
    7. Happy-Go-Lucky
    8. Frost/Nixon
    9. Australia
    10. The Visitor
    11. Frozen River
    12. Changeling
    13. Iron Man
    14. Defiance
    15. Man On Wire
    16. Rachel Getting Married
    17. Tropic Thunder
    18. Kung Fu Panda
    19. Vicky Cristina Barcelona
    20. The Duchess
    21. Wanted
    22. Doubt

    And I just posted my top 25 of the year list on my blog. 2008 makes me a bit sad. :(

  • 21 2-22-2009 at 3:02 pm

    Tony Randall said...

    1. Revolutionary Road
    2. Milk
    3. The Dark Knight
    4. The Wrestler
    5. WALL-E
    6. Man on Wire
    7. The Curious Case of Benjamin Button
    8. Vicky Cristina Barcelona
    9. Doubt
    10. Changeling
    11. Slumdog Millionaire
    12. Iron Man
    13. The Visitor
    14. Frost/Nixon
    15. In Bruges
    16. Rachel Getting Married
    17. Happy-Go-Lucky
    18. Tropic Thunder
    19. Kung Fu Panda
    20. Hellboy II: The Golden Army
    21. Encounters at the End of the World
    22. Defiance
    23. The Duchess
    24. The Reader
    25. Wanted

  • 22 2-22-2009 at 3:48 pm

    Patryk said...

    1. The Wrestler
    2. Milk
    3. Doubt
    4. The Visitor
    5. The Dark Knight
    6. Vicky Cristina Barcelona
    7. Revolutionary Road
    8. In Bruges
    9. Slumdog Millionaire
    10. Man on Wire
    11. Frozen River
    12. Happy Go Lucky
    13. WALL-E
    14. Changeling
    15.The Reader
    16. Rachel Getting Married
    17. The Duchess
    18. Iron Man
    19. Tropic Thunder
    20. Frost/Nixon
    21. T

  • 23 2-22-2009 at 3:49 pm

    Patryk said...

    Sorry

    21. The Curious Case of Benjamin Button.

  • 24 2-22-2009 at 4:32 pm

    Matthew said...

    01. “Slumdog Millionaire”
    02. “The Reader”
    03. “The Dark Knight”
    04. “The Curious Case of Benjamin Button”
    05. “Doubt”
    06. “WALL-E”
    07. “Frost/Nixon”
    08. “Milk”
    09. “Wanted”
    10. “The Wrestler”

    Geez, I only watched 10 of the nominated films. It looks so pathetic when I actually list them out.

    Just wanted to point out that “The Wrestler” at #10 does not mean I hated it, but that I felt the 9 preceding films were better, yes, “Wanted” included.

    First time posting here, long time reader. I love this blog. Thank you to the Webmaster(s)/writer(s)

  • 25 2-22-2009 at 9:09 pm

    Joaquin said...

    Hmm. I’ve only seen a few, but here’s what mine would look like:

    1. WALL-E
    2. The Dark Knight
    3. Milk
    4. Vicky Cristina Barcelona
    5. Slumdog Millionaire
    6. The Curious Case of Benjamin Button
    7. Iron Man
    8. Revolutionary Road
    9. Kung Fu Panda
    10. Doubt
    11. Australia
    12. Wanted
    13. Tropic Thunder
    14. Hellboy II: The Golden Army

  • 26 2-23-2009 at 12:18 am

    james said...

    1. Wanted
    2. Revolutionary Road
    3. The Dark Knight
    4. Slumdog Millionaire
    5. Doubt
    6. The Duchess
    7. Pineapple Express
    8. Defiance
    9. Bolt
    10. Run Fat Boy Run

  • 27 2-23-2009 at 10:24 am

    Steven said...

    My top 5:

    WALL-E
    The Reader
    Milk
    The Class
    The Wrestler

    ~Steven

  • 28 2-23-2009 at 11:38 am

    jlu said...

    wow Steven!

    we’ve similar taste!!!

    my #1 = wall-e
    my #2 = the reader
    my #3 = the class

    {i’ve seen ALL films but the rest of foreign, the docs, defiance, australia & hellboy}

  • 29 3-06-2010 at 2:21 pm

    MovieMan said...

    1. “The Curious Case of Benjamin Button”
    2. “The Dark Knight”
    3. “The Wrestler”
    4. “Rachel Getting Married”
    5. “Changeling”
    6. “In Bruges”
    7. “Milk”
    8. “Wanted”
    9. “The Reader”
    10. “Bolt”
    11. “WALL-E”
    12. “Doubt”
    13. “Vicky Cristina Barcelona”
    14. “Frost/Nixon”
    15. “Kung Fu Panda”
    16. “Hellboy II: The Golden Army”
    17. “Iron Man”
    18. “Australia”
    19. “Tropic Thunder”
    20. “Happy-Go-Lucky”
    21. “Slumdog Millionaire”
    22. “Revolutionary Road”

  • 30 3-07-2010 at 4:16 pm

    Rare Addict said...

    1. Bolt
    2. Wall-E
    3. The Dark Knight
    4. Tropic Thunder
    5. The Cuious Case of Benjamin Button
    6. Iron Man
    7. Kung Fu Panda
    8. Hellboy II: The Golden Army