12 sci-fi movies that totally deserved to win Best Picture before “The Shape of Water”


Look, The Shape of Water is great. Seriously, it is. But when you look at film history, the fact that The Shape of Water is the first science fiction film to ever win Best Picture is kind of weird. There have been decades and decades of phenomenal sci-fi films better than The Shape of Water, so for it to get the award first also feels a little frustrating. Here are some of the movies that earned the Best Picture Oscar—even if they didn’t win it.

Like most lists, this is completely subjective but, for at least the first eight on the list, I would have to agree.