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

By EW Staff
Updated March 27, 1992 at 05:00 AM EST

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

  • Movie
  • G
  • 139 minutes
  • Stanley Kubrick