11 Oscar-Winning Films on Amazon That Will Help You to Get Ready for the Upcoming Awards Season
Every year, the Oscar ceremony attracts a lot of attention from people all over the world. Audiences around the world choose their favorites and try to guess which film will win the most amount of golden statuettes. And what better way to wait for the next award show than to watch past winners?
1. Forrest Gump
In 1995, Forrest Gump won 6 Oscars, picking up the most important ones: Best Director and Best Picture.
“If you haven’t seen this or if you have seen it, this is so well worth the watch. One of the best movies and best performances by Tom Hanks, it never ages and no matter how many times you see it, it brings tears to your eyes.” — Janet Dunn
Even though Interstellar won only 1 Oscar for Best Visual Effects, it was a real hit in 2014.
“A beautiful piece of filmmaking. Thrilling, thought-provoking and highly emotional. The soundtrack of superb quality is the icing on the cake for a truly stunning piece of cinema. The lead and supporting cast all shine. This will go down as one of the greats, in my opinion.” — GL
Winning 4 out of 6 Oscar nominations in 2019, Parasite attracted huge attention and was undoubtedly the most important film of that award season.
“Honestly, this film is up there with my favorites for how well it’s been made and the care that was taken when considering each shot and sound choice. It’s incredibly well done and a great choice if you’re a fan of a more social realism take on a thriller.” — Taylor
4. Saving Private Ryan
Winner of 5 Oscars out of 11 nominations, Saving Private Ryan is widely regarded as one of the greatest films in history and has etched director Steven Spielberg into the history of world cinema forever.
“I’ve seen this movie before, a long time ago, nevertheless, it still keeps you engrossed, I would most definitely recommend this movie to anyone.” — Les
5. The Godfather
Out of 11 nominations, The Godfather won only 3, but that didn’t stop it from becoming one of the most iconic films in history.
“I don’t know how many times I’ve seen this film, I’m old enough to remember seeing it first upon its release. It’s still just as good and the acting and production just as brilliant.” — Silver
The Academy seems to love well-made space films, as Gravity won 7 Oscars in 2014.
“I’m no scientist, but I did get the feeling that a significant amount of research went into the writing, and the attention to detail is excellent. Overall, a brilliant watch.” — KimberleighLou
7. Lost in Translation
Bill Murray was nominated for an Oscar for his role in Lost in Translation, but the film only won the award for Best Writing.
“I have watched this film so many times, and it’s still watchable. It’s not about the story, but rather the atmosphere it creates, and also the connection between the two characters played by Bill Murray and Scarlett Johansson.” — Abul Kalam
8. The Silence of the Lambs
One of the greatest thrillers in cinematic history, The Silence of the Lambs won 5 gold statuettes, including Best Picture in 1992.
“An old classic but still as thrilling! Wanted to show my daughter the amazing Anthony Hopkins in this famous film! All enjoyed all these years on!” — Lisa
Christopher Nolan seems to know the secret to producing hits, and Inception, with 4 Oscars in its pocket, only confirms it.
“One of my favorite films since the first time I watched it, the music plus the storyline just give an edge that other films don’t have.” — khari bedward
10. Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind
Boasting an Oscar for Best Original Screenplay, Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind has been consistently ranked as one of the best love films.
“This film is an extremely realistic portrayal of flawed people who find themselves in a whirlwind relationship. Being written by Charlie Kaufman, the film of course has an interesting and unique spin.” — Edward
If you want to take a short plunge into the atmosphere of lightness, fun and childhood, then Rango, which was voted Best Animated Film of the Year by the Academy in 2012, will do it like no other.
“Masterpiece. A fantastic western that can be watched by the whole family. Excellent story, characters and outstanding levels of animation. A real gem of both western movies and animated movies alike.” — Mr. Ron Swanson
Have you seen any of these movies yet? Which movie would you nominate for an Oscar?
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