Top 10 Unpopular Films That Won Academy Awards

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6. The English Patient

Rating- 7.2

Directed by Anthony Minghella, this film starred Kristin Scott Thomas and Ralph Fiennes. The plot revolves around four characters whose lives mesh together during the Second World War.


7. Out of Africa

Rating- 6.9

The star cast of this film was fabulous- it included Robert Redford and Meryl Streep which is the main reason it did well. The plot talks about the life and struggles of Karen Dinesen Blixen. The other nominees were Kiss of the Spider Woman and The Color Purple.


8. Around the World in Eighty Days

Rating- 6.8

Somebody challenges a man named Phileas Fogg that he should prove it if he can travel around the world in eighty days. He accepts and takes off with a butler and bets all the money he has. It has a surprising twist which will make you wonder whether the man is as clean as he seems to be.

9. The Greatest Show on Earth

Rating- 6.7

Brad Braden is a circus manager who wants to enhance his profits during the current season. He removes Holly, his girlfriend from her spot and what follows is a dangerous competition between the two. Buttons the Clown is a part of the plot as well and the lucky audience gets to understand his past in great detail.


10. The Broadway Melody

Rating- 6.5

Directed by Harry Beaumont and starring Kenneth Thomson, Charles King, Bessie Love and Anita Page, this film from the 1930s is about two performers who come to Broadway because their fried, Mr.Kerns needs them. Kerns falls in love with one of them but a socialite marries her.

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