15. PULP FICTION LOSING TO FORREST GUMP FOR BEST PICTURE IN 1994

Forrest Gump’s place in film history is secure. It was sentimental and hilarious, with great direction by Robert Zemeckis and a classic performance by Tom Hanks. That being said, we still think that Pulp Fiction should have edged it out for Best Picture in 1994.

Tarantino’s masterpiece broke all of the rules with its inventive storytelling style, shocking vulgarity, and off-beat characters. In retrospect, it might have been a little too far off the beaten path to capture the minds of the oftentimes conservative views of the Academy, but that doesn’t make us hate this decision any less.