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Cavalcade ()

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A cavalcade of English life from New Year's Eve 1899 until 1933 seen through the eyes of well-to-do Londoners Jane and Robert Marryot. Amongst events touching their family are the Boer War, the death of Queen Victoria, the sinking of the Titanic and the Great War. (imdb)

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Cavalcade belongs to 16 collections
1. Oscar: Best Picture (public: moderated by Quicky - 63 stars)
2. Academy Award - Oscar - Best Picture and Nominees (public: moderated by smviper00 - 31 stars)
3. New York Times' The Best 1,000 Movies Ever Made (public: moderated by theficionado - 25 stars)
4. Oscar: Best Director (public: moderated by kangadoodoo - 17 stars)
5. IMDb Top 250 Complete (public: moderated by Jorg - 16 stars)
7. Highest grossing film of the year (public: moderated by djross - 1 star)
8. NBR Top 10 Films (public: moderated by xacviant - 1 star)
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TCI | Percentile | Date Ranked | # Stars (Reviews)
Date User Score
May 18 toro913
17 6%
May 07 Grandaddy
55 17%
May 05 normatic normatic
50 15%
May 03 fictionfitz
46 17%
Apr 13 dourface dourface
30 6%
Apr 05 clarkah Prof. Sebby
50 21%
Mar 19 RottenT
61 37%
Mar 12 RavynLoony RavynLoony
46 31%
Feb 10 davidjn
50 30%
Feb 06 dcrouch1 dcrouch1
5 5%
Jan 21 kk3thess kk3thess
40 14%
Jan 01 KubrickCube
40 13%
Dec 20, 2017 bennick218
64 29%
Jun 08, 2017 adrenaline adrenaline
50 26%
May 23, 2017 DBibby DBibby
55 17%
May 15, 2017 DrWade42
66 19%
Mar 26, 2017 Phantom_Nook Phantom Nook
50 5%
So is this movie canon with the Titanic movie that would also eventually win Best Picture?
Mar 18, 2017 RYM_byrates RYM-byrates
53 27%
Jan 27, 2017 bitterbill bitterbill
20 12%
Jan 19, 2017 Buff
40 43%
Jan 14, 2017 cshadows2887
88 31%
Jan 14, 2017 mjbreuer
56 29%
Jan 01, 2017 Dorkovsky Dorkovsky
3 25%
Nov 07, 2016 jerrywarton
57 29%
Sep 01, 2016 gstikos
80 15%
Sep 01, 2016 georgest1904
60 14%
Jul 04, 2016 Col_Needham
80 65%
Jun 30, 2016 bal3x bal3x
40 6%
Jun 07, 2016 letterboxdvo letterboxdvo
26 14%
Apr 21, 2016 sahume2029 ()
60 39%
Jan 09, 2016 wokelstein wokelstein
74 58%
Dec 19, 2015 Lammetje Lammetje
40 4%
Dec 17, 2015 MUBIvotes MUBIvotes
24 15%
Dec 15, 2015 robot2xl robot2xl
72 19%
Dec 07, 2015 Llanirev Llanirev
70 48%
Oct 26, 2015 auhasarderik auhasarderik
5 22%
Production effort is notable but movie's way too histrionic and cheaply melodramatic. Dialogues don't help, and the screenplay doesn't find a way for everything to come together.
Aug 27, 2015 debaser1985
53 8%
Aug 22, 2015 moodeuce
20 1%
Aug 18, 2015 xacviant
59 15%
Perhaps the most obscure Best Picture winner of all time, and certainly one of the least memorable. It follows the aristocratic Marryot family from the turn of the century, through war and loss, to the present day. There are agreeable moments of spectacle and a stunning WWI montage by William Cameron Menzies, but the script (from a Noel Coward play!) is generally lacking in depth, subtlety, or insight. The acting is often theatrically overwrought, though Una O'Connor is the worst offender.
Jul 20, 2015 thirdeye42
68 29%
Jul 16, 2015 SleepTight
45 28%
Jun 24, 2015 RodopLu
30 0%
May 18, 2015 zetes
80 63%
May 18, 2015 dglink
70 32%
Apr 24, 2015 OldAle1
50 9%
Feb 11, 2015 VengefulKBM VengefulKBM
30 8%
Really, REALLY boring. The points almost all come from the "what-a-twist" scene aboard the Titanic, which, to its credit, makes this a more memorable movie than Cimarron, if only for the one scene. It well may have been a great film in its time, but today, it's really just boring.
Jan 29, 2015 LosWochos
86 24%
Jan 15, 2015 metaller
60 17%
Dec 13, 2014 SickForay SickForay
60 41%
Aug 16, 2014 Mulholland Mulholland
40 12%
Aug 03, 2014 jackinthebox jackinthebox
20 2%
Apr 13, 2014 mt11
60 34%
Mar 11, 2014 DougieD
45 9%
Feb 14, 2014 Charlie Charlie
50 16%
Jan 03, 2014 Kvist
57 36%
Dec 29, 2013 pitn
80 19%
Dec 17, 2013 stubbs7 stubbs7
68 12%
Dec 01, 2013 joachimt joachimt
70 64%
Nov 28, 2013 avgcrtckr avgcrtckr
36 18%
Nov 28, 2013 filmaffinity filmaffinity
61 47%
Nov 28, 2013 Forrester
50 4%
Aug 16, 2013 monoglot
40 15%
Aug 10, 2013 Sheldrake Sheldrake
40 23%
Aug 07, 2013 Barkinson
50 39%
Jul 05, 2013 krf7 krf7
50 27%
Jul 05, 2013 tommy_leazaq
53 34%
May 24, 2013 cfk cfk
5 35%
Mar 18, 2013 Cronos
60 57%
Feb 15, 2013 PUNQ
30 38%
Along with Cimarron (1931), this movie is considered one of the worst winner of the prestigious Best Picture at the Academy Awards. And I agree that it didn't deserve to win. Cavalcade was a very popular movie that year, but does not hold up well. It's just so dreadfully boring. There is just something about the atmosphere of Fox Film productions at this time that lacks the splendor and visual creativity that the other studios was able to create.
Jul 25, 2012 Timmer
68 49%
Jun 08, 2012 Mochard Mochard
50 12%
Dec 29, 2011 OfTheAllies OfTheAllies
25 3%
Maybe I'm judging this too harshly as it was nominated for several Academy Awards, but Cavalcade really does not hold up on any level. The film aims to be a historical epic but feels more like a half assed Cliffs notes of the first third of the 20th century. We are given little reason to care about the bland characters, who merely react these events but instead of being changed by them. The direction is sub par and acting can be downright awful. My pick for the Worst Best Picture winner.
Nov 12, 2011 FatihC
65 30%
Jun 12, 2011 KasperL KasperL
20 4%
Two of the more excruciatingly boring hours of my life. And the worst Best Picture winner of all time, for sure. 'nough said. [Edit: I have now seen 'Tom Jones' and is no longer confident that 'Cavalcade' is, indeed, the worst. Stay away from both at all costs!]
Apr 17, 2011 SeanBerndorff SeanBerndorff
70 52%
Better than I thought it would be. A bit too episodic but very earnest in its way. And not so much a history lesson as a portrait of people.
Apr 08, 2011 FlixR8rRedux
64 20%
Mar 09, 2011 kangadoodoo kangadoodoo
40 18%
Mar 09, 2011 FlixR8r FlixR8r
64 54%
Feb 15, 2011 mightysparks mightysparks
20 3%
Jan 23, 2011 norvaljones norval_jones
65 26%
Oct 19, 2010 screentime
67 49%
Sep 26, 2010 Al Chambers
88 57%
Jul 21, 2010 ecalder ecalder
38 5%
Jun 24, 2010 PeaceAnarchy PeaceAnarchy
69 23%
The content struggles mightily to overcome the mediocre packaging and only partially succeeds. The camerawork shows occasional flair and the story is grand and full of meaning even if it is predictable. The acting is pretty terrible though, the montages are tiring, and the hamfistedness of the grandiose enterprise gets old.
Jun 05, 2010 davesv
75 42%
Apr 30, 2010 rudolf55
58 18%
Mar 10, 2010 KittyAMF287 KittyAMF287
10 9%
Mar 06, 2010 jeffv jeff_v
55 15%
Dec 13, 2009 rankingbest
67 21%
Nov 20, 2009 filmcricket
71 75%
Sep 09, 2009 DougReese DougReese
50 42%
Jul 21, 2009 ROCKETMAN ROCKETMAN
99 93%
Apr 20, 2009 imdb imdb
66 53%
Mar 16, 2009 nunstrangler
71 60%
Jan 18, 2009 Warren Warren
37 1%
Aug 06, 2008 goran
16 5%
Jul 12, 2008 Antoine
67 30%
Apr 05, 2008 caocao caocao
65 35%
Dec 06, 2007 welike
20 33%
Nov 09, 2007 Stain Stain
60 47%
Decent, but you wonder why it won the Oscar for Best Picture that year. Nobody *really* cares about this movie anymore; it took years and years to make it to home video
Nov 08, 2007 Icarus Icarus
50 15%
Average Percentile 26.12% from 101 Rankings rss