1. The Terminator (1984)
The movie: James Cameron's sci-fi epic, in which Arnold Schwarzenegger's future bounty hunter travels back in time to kill Sarah Connor (Linda Hamilton).
Was it even nominated: Nope, but it DID win a clutch of Saturn awards. Which is just as good, right?
What it should’ve won: Best Special Effects, obviously, though Cameron's script is disarmingly lean and punchy, meaning a Best Original Screenplay should have been his too.