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Its Oscar season, and everywhere you turn someone is listing their top 10 movies of all time.  Of course, most of those lists contain the obvious; The Godfather, Braveheart, Forrest Gump, Rocky, Sound of Music – Oscar winners, one and all. So I decided to list my top ten favorite movies that did NOT win Best Picture.  And here they are, in chronological order: TOP TEN LOSERS Mr. Smith Goes to Washington (1939 – lost to Gone With the Wind) The Grapes of Wrath (1940 – lost to Rebecca) It’s a Wonderful Life (1946 – Lost to The Best Years of Our Lives) High Noon (1952 – Lost to The Greatest Show on Earth) The Ten Commandments (1956 – Lost to Around the World in 80 Days) 12 Angry Men (1957 – Lost to The Bridge on the River Kwai) Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid (1969 – Lost to Midnight Cowboy) The Shawshank Redemption (1994 – Lost to Forrest Gump) Saving Private Ryan (1998 – Lost to Shakespeare in Love) The Green Mile (1999 – Lost to American Beauty) As a c