Every year, there are thousands of movies released based on different types of stories and starring some of the great movie stars. Some movies are very good and are nominated in the Academy Awards, commonly known as the Oscars. The Academy Awards are one of the most prestigious awards given annually by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences to recognise excellence in the cinematic world. It is the oldest entertainment awards ceremony in the world since its first broadcast on the radio in 1930 and on television in 1953. Over the years, many movies have had the opportunity to be declared winner of the Academy Awards. Below are the top 5 Oscar-winning movies of all time.
Let’s go back to the 80s with the movie “Rain Man” starring Dustin Hoffman, Tom Cruise, Valeria Golino and Bonnie Hunt. It was released in 1988 and its story revolved around a car dealer, Charlie Babbitt (Tom Cruise) who learnt that his estranged father passed away and left behind an autistic older brother called Raymond (Dustin Hoffman) and a $3 million fortune. Since the $3 million fortune was all meant for Raymond’s mental institution, Charlie felt motivated to acquire it. So, he checked Raymond out of the institution and took him along to Los Angeles. The rest of the movie shows how both of their lives change afterwards. The movie won the Academy Awards for Best Picture, Best Actor in a Leading Role for Dustin Hoffman, Best Director, Best Writing and Original Screenplay. It was also nominated for Best Art Direction, Best Cinematography, Best Film Editing and Best Original Score.
The Silence of the Lambs
The Silence of the Lambs was a 1991 horror-thriller movie based on a novel of the same title. It starred Anthony Hopkins, Jodie Foster, Ted Levine, Scott Glenn and Brooke Smith. It is based on the story of Dr Hannibal Lecter, a witty psychiatrist and cannibalistic serial killer. Clarice Starling, a young FBI trainee, seeks his advice while he was imprisoned, so that she can apprehend another serial killer called Buffalo Bill. This movie won 5 Academy awards, such as: Best Picture, Best Actor, Best Director, Best Actress and Best Adapted Screenplay. It also got nominated for Best Sound Mixing and Best Film Editing. Enjoy more action with some of the action-packed online slots at Lucky VIP Casino, such as: Pistoleras Slot, Highlander Slot, Planet of the Apes Slot or Beat the Bobbies Slot.
Schindler’s List was a 1993 drama film directed by Steven Spielberg. The movie is adapted from the novel “Schindler’s Ark” by Thomas Keneally. Its story is based on that period of Oskar Schindler’s life during which, being a German businessman, he managed to save the lives of thousands of Polish-Jewish refugees from the Holocaust by providing them with work in his factories during World War II. This movie starred Liam Neeson, Ben Kingsley, Ralph Fiennes and Caroline Goodall. It won 12 Oscars for Best Picture, Best Director, Best Adapted Screenplay, Best Original Score, Best Film Editing, Best Cinematography, Best Art Direction, Best Actor, Best Supporting Actor, Best Sound, Best Makeup and Best Costume Design.
James Cameron’s “Titanic” was a 1997 action-packed romance starring Leonardo di Caprio and Kate Winslet. It was a romantic story based on a true event, that is the ill-fated maiden voyage of the RMS Titanic which sunk into the deep cold waters of the North Atlantic in 1912. The two main protagonists in the movie were members of 2 different social classes who fell in love with each other. Due to its amazing story, this movie was such a success that it even inspired the writer Julian Fellowes to come up with a TV series of the same title. The movie won 11 Oscars (out of 14 nominations) for Best Picture, Best Director, Best Art Direction, Best Cinematography, Best Visual Effects, Best Film Editing, Best Costume Design, Best Sound, Best Sound Effects Editing, Best Original Dramatic Score and Best Original Song.
Forrest Gump was a 1994 comedy, drama and romantic movie starring Tom Hanks, Robin Wright, Gary Sinise and Sally Field. It was based on the story of a slow-witted man called Forrest Gump (Tom Hanks) who never considered himself as disadvantaged. So along with his supportive mother (Sally Field), he led a restricted life. However, with his childlike optimism, he managed to inspire everyone. This movie won the Academy Awards for Best Picture, Best Director, Best Actor for Tom Hanks, Best Adapted Screenplay, Best Visual Effects and Best Film Editing.
There are also other movies which have been nominated and declared winners of the Academy Awards, however the above 5 movies are the best choices if you want to enjoy a great watch.