When you type Oscar on the Netflix search bar, you will get a whole list of movies under this category. Yes, the job is pretty easy. However, even among Academy nominations and winners, we have our own favorites. Today we will try to cover the greatest Oscar titles of all times on this online platform which are streaming right now.
The Lord of the Rings Trilogy
One of the most ambitious film series ever made, The Lord of the Rings comprises three titles – The Fellowship of the Ring (2001), The Two Towers (2002) and The Return of the King (2003). Based on the novel by J. R. R. Tolkien, this epic fantasy saga was nominated for 30 Academy Awards, out of which they won 17 — setting an unbreakable record for any movie trilogy.
Birdman won Oscars for the categories under Best Picture, Best Director, Best Original Screenplay, and Best Cinematography. This black comedy chronicles the events in the life of Riggan Thomson (played by Michael Keaton) — a Hollywood actor whose career is on the path of decay. As he struggles to revive his career, he often hears the voice of Bird Man inside his head — forcing him to arrive at the brink of madness.
Nominated for 10 Oscars, Roma is inspired by the personal experiences of the director – Alfonso Cuarón. Starring Yalitza Aparicio as maid Cleo, this beautiful period drama is sure to strike at all your emotional cords. It is, in fact, one of 2018’s best movies that overflow with love — in all its tragedies and happiness.
Starring Leonardo Di Caprio and Cate Blanchett, The Aviator won Oscars for
Best Supporting Actress, Best Cinematography, Best Costume Design, Best Film Editing, and Best Production Design. It is based on a business tycoon whose ambition is to conquer the aviation industry and how this quest drives him insane (almost).
The Danish Girl
The Danish Girl was nominated for four Academy Awards and Alicia Vikander was awarded the Oscar for Best Supporting Actress. The story is about a Danish couple who are completely in love but then, the husband announces that he actually desires to live as a woman.
Sense and Sensibility
An adaptation of Jane Austen’s first published novel with the same name, Sense and Sensibility stars Emma Thompson and Kate Winslet in leading roles. The movie also features Alan Rickman, Hugh Grant, and Greg Wise. The plot follows the previously wealthy Dashwood sisters who suddenly fall prey to poverty and must seek financial security through marriage. Thompson received the Award for Best Adapted Screenplay for this movie at the 68th Academy Awards.
Frozen is an epic animated tale about the Ice Queen Elsa’s sister – Anna – who embarks on a mission to repair her kingdom — which had been frozen by the powers of her elder sister. It won two Academy Awards for Best Animated Feature and Best Original Song (“Let It Go”).
This 2014 American drama is based on the relationship between a young jazz drummer –
Andrew Neyman (Miles Teller) and his abusive instructor – Terence Fletcher (J.K. Simmons). Whiplash won Oscars for Best Film Editing, Best Sound Mixing, and Best Supporting Actor at the 87th Academy Awards.
This British biographical drama film was written by Michael Hirst and directed by Shekhar Kapur. It features Cate Blanchett in the title role of the English Queen Elizabeth I and chronicles the early years of her reign. The film was nominated for seven awards at the 71st Academy Awards and won the Oscar for Best Makeup.
This psychological thriller is an adaptation of Gillian Flynn’s bestselling 2012 novel with the same name. The story is set in Missouri and follows the events after the disappearance of Amy (Rosamund Pike), leaving her husband Nick Dunne (Ben Affleck) as the main suspect. Pike had received an Oscar nomination for her role in the film.
Hugo is a 2011 historical adventure drama movie, directed by Martin Scorsese and based on the book The Invention of Hugo Cabret. The story is about a boy who lives in a railway station in Paris and tries to repair a broken automaton after his clockmaker father’s death. Hugo received 11 Academy Award nominations and won five of them.
Oscar-winning movies have a charm of their own. If you have not watched any of the above titles yet, do give them a watch, right now!