The films Oscar overlooked -- No one is perfect, Psycho, Breakfast at Tiffany's and other films ignored by the Academy

Of course, Oscar is far from perfect, but how could he have overlooked these classic movies, none of which got so much as a Best Picture nomination?

Duck Soup (1932-33): the anti-war comedy starring the Marx Brothers

Modern Times (1936): Charlie Chaplin’s comedic attack on the Industrial Age

Laura (1944): the riveting mystery that made Gene Tierney a big name

Meet Me in St. Louis (1944): Judy Garland in this all-American musical

Brief Encounter (1945): a star-crossed romance with Trevor Howard and Celia Johnson

The African Queen (1951): Humphrey Bogart and Katharine Hepburn as a tart-sweet odd couple

Singin’ in the Rain (1952): one of the great song-and-dance movies, with the soggy-footed Gene Kelly

Rebel Without a Cause (1955): James Dean gets surly in a leather jacket

Some Like It Hot (1959): a comedy of the sexes — male, female, and…

Psycho (1960): the chiller that launched a thousand screams

Breakfast at Tiffany’s (1961): Audrey Hepburn was lighter than air in this charmer

2001: A Space Odyssey (1968): Stanley Kubrick’s revolutionary head trip

Manhattan (1979): Woody Allen’s New York neuroticism at its witty best

2001: A Space Odyssey
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