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5 Movies As Deserving Of A Best Picture Nomination As 'Transformers: Age of Extinction'

By Jodi Smith | Lists | December 8, 2014 |

By Jodi Smith | Lists | December 8, 2014 |

Transformers: Age of Extinction made $245,428,137 at the box office (as of October). It has earned 18% on Rotten Tomatoes, 32% on Metacritic, and 5.9/10 on IMDB. The next logical step in Bay-ifying the world of cinema is to push for a Best Picture nod from the Academy Awards.


I will concede that special effects nominations are in the bag, but this Best Picture push is nanners. If this far-fetched campaign works for Transformers: Age of Extinction, these flicks should consider a push for their very own Oscar.

1. Robocop

Sure, it didn’t do as well financially as Transformers: Age of Extinction, but it rated a 48% on Rotten Tomatoes. Robocop doesn’t have the Tucc, but it has Gary Oldman, a lot of shooting, and that whole resurrection-of-a-cop-as-a-robot thing going for it. For Your Consideration:

2. Pompeii

Another flop of sorts, but it scored a 39% at Metacritic. Pompeii also boasts Kiefer Sutherland with a terrible accent, Baby Doll rebuffing his advances, and Jon Snow as a gladiator! You’ve got sword fights, murder, betrayal, blah blah, AND THEN THE VOLCANO ERUPTS! Molten lava times are had by all. For Your Consideration:

3. Godzilla

Boasting a 73% on Rotten Tomatoes and a $200,661,309 box office, this movie has a real dinosaur monster thing and not a robotic Grimlock that probably can’t even survive nuclear bombs. Hell, this one has THREE DINOSAURISH MONSTERS. Not only do the monsters smash things and kill people, leaving us with a small band of heroes to save us all, but we also get Human Emotions and Stuff. For Your Consideration:

4. Sin City: A Dame To Kill For

Strippers. Guns. Gaga. A 6.7/10 on IMDB. This movie has all of the ultraviolence and no need for robots or Mark Wahlberg. For Your Consideration:

5. Hercules

Dwayne Johnson fights a goddamn lion. For Your Consideration: