Accept it or not, we always give a little extra weightage to those films which are Oscar-winning or nominated. And why not? After a very long and rigorous process Academy announces its list, and then we get a list of one of the finest movies of the year. So, if this weekend you are all free, then, you can choose any of these movies to have a good weekend!
10.THE LORD OF THE RINGS: THE FELLOWSHIP OF THE RING – 13 NOMINATIONS
Peter Jackson’s ‘Lord of the Rings: THE FELLOWSHIP OF THE RING’ based on the J.R.R. Tolkien’s novel of the same name, is one of the finest fantasy films ever produced. It’s mesmerizing cinematography, groundbreaking visual effects, amazing cast, and melodious music score contributed this movie trilogy to stand one of the most outstanding and most nominated movies.
9. SHAKESPEARE IN LOVE – 13 NOMINATIONS
People still criticize Academy for giving this movie Oscar for Best Picture over Steven Spielberg’s Saving Private Ryan, which is the most realistic war film ever made. But there is no doubt that this movie is one of the finest films made on Shakespeare’s plays or over writer’s own life.
8. FORREST GUMP – 13 NOMINATIONS
Forrest Gump is one movie you will always watch more than once. Directed by Robert Zemeckis and starring world’s finest actor Tom Hanks, this movie is a unique story of a disabled child who grows to become a very inspirational person. Tom Hanks’ mesmerizing acting will leave you in love and tears for him as well as for the character.
7. WHO’S AFRAID OF VIRGINIA WOOLF? – 13 NOMINATIONS
It is very rare for a director to win Oscar for his directional debut, but it happened when Mike Nichols won Oscar for Best Director for the movie ‘Who’s Afraid Of Virginia Woolf?’. This movie is an adaptation of the play of the same title by Edward Albee. Having a legendary star cast like Elizabeth Taylor, Richard Burton, George Segal, and Sandy Dennis; ‘Who’s Afraid Of Virginia Woolf?’ is a must watch movie.
6. MARY POPPINS – 13 NOMINATIONS
Among all the movies produced Walt Disney Mary Poppins is considered crowning achievement of this Legend. This movie is based on the novel of the same name. Starring actors like, Dick Van Dyke, David Tomlinson, and Glynis Johns, and directed by Robert Stevenson movie is a gem.
5. FROM HERE TO ETERNITY – 13 NOMINATIONS
This movie is an adaption of the James Jones’ novel ‘From Here to Eternity’ which was written ten years after infamous attack on Pearl Harbor. The story revolves around the lives of three soldiers leading up to the fateful day in 1941. Burt Lancaster, Montgomery Clift, and Frank Sinatra have played the role of the three military men in this movie.
4. GONE WITH THE WIND – 13 NOMINATIONS
This movie is an iconic war-love story and one among greatest movies ever created by Hollywood or any film industry. Starring actors like Clark Gable and Vivien Leigh and directed by Victor Fleming, ‘Gone with the wind’ is a masterpiece, and one of the best love stories to watch.
3. ALL ABOUT EVE – 14 NOMINATIONS
‘All about eve’ has been the most Oscar-nominated movie for a very long time, almost half a century, until James Cameron came with Titanic on screen. Starring actors Bette Davis, Anne Baxter, George Sanders, and Celeste Holm, ‘All About Eve’ is a story about an earnest fan who attempts to steal the thunder of the actress she admires.
2. TITANIC – 14 NOMINATIONS
‘Titanic’ is the first name which appears to our generation’s mind when we are asked about a love story. James Cameron is a mastermind and you can’t doubt his directional brilliance. Having a legendary star cast of Leonardo DiCaprio and Kate Winslet, this fictional story made us believe that this movie is a reality.
1. LA LA LAND – 14 NOMINATIONS
Damien Chazelle is a prodigy; his first movie as both writer and director ‘Whiplash’ ended up receiving five Oscar nomination, and the second movie as write and director ‘La La Land’ has tied the record set by Titanic and All About Eve for the highest Oscar-nominated movie of all time. Starring actors Emma Stone and Ryan Gosling ‘La La Land’ is a unique musical movie.