Blogger James Story broke down the Academy Awards' best picture nominees for each year based on their score on the review aggregate site Rotten Tomatoes, and he found that the highest rated film each year only won best picture 26 percent of the time. Of course, as any movie fan knows, the some of the arguably best films of the year are never even nominated for best picture. Or, like, understood in their time. So keep that in mind!

The list starts out well enough by saying a bunch of movies you haven't seen are better than other movies you also haven't seen.

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By the 1940s, the critics right a lot of wrongs by bringing attention to The Philadelphia Story, Citizen Kane, and The Treasure of the Sierra Madre, which were denied Academy wins.

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