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On Sunday night, "The Shape of Water" became the first sci-fi movie to win Best Picture at the Oscars in its 90-year history. And now, there's a list of 12 sci-fi movies that should have done it sooner.

Here's the list, although it's debatable as to whether some of these movies are primarily "sci-fi" movies.

1. "King Kong", 1933. It did not receive any Oscar nominations. The Best Picture winner that year was "Cavalcade".

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2. "The Wizard of Oz", 1939. It was nominated for Best Picture, but lost to a movie called "Gone with the Wind". Also, it's more of a musical fantasy than sci-fi.

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3.This was one of the best,  "2001: A Space Odyssey", 1968. It was not nominated for Best Picture. "Oliver!" won that year.

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4. "Planet of the Apes", 1968. It was not nominated for Best Picture. Again, this was the year "Oliver!" took home the top prize.

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5. Scary movie but not very sci-fi. "The Exorcist", 1973. It was nominated for Best Picture, but the Academy instead went with "The Sting". Also, this is straight-up horror.

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6.The very first movie, "Star Wars", 1977. It was nominated for Best Picture, but the award went to "Annie Hall".

 

7. One of my Favorites! who could forget the mash potato scene?to "Close Encounters of the Third Kind", 1977. It came out the same year as "Star Wars" and "Annie Hall", but it didn't even get a Best Picture nomination.

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8. "Alien", 1979. It was not nominated for Best Picture. "Kramer Vs. Kramer" won that year.

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9. Sorry but they should not have remade this movie, the original is great, "Blade Runner", 1982. It was not nominated for Best Picture. "Gandhi" won that year.

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10. "Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind", 2004. It was not nominated for Best Picture. "Million Dollar Baby" scored the top prize that year.

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11. "Children of Men", 2006. It was not nominated for Best Picture. "The Departed" ended up winning.

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12. Another good one, "Mad Max: Fury Road", 2015. It DID land a Best Picture nomination . . . but it lost out to "Spotlight".

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