Though you will have to wait and watch till the Oscar-winning movies of 2018 hit the screens (or our laptop screens), here are a few Academy Award winning movies that will get you through your Oscar frenzy.
You can take a cup of your favourite beverage, bundle up on the food supplies and watch these Oscar-winning movies on the comfort of your home screens on your streaming services.
What happens when you mix the likes of Quentin Tarantino, Leonardo DiCaprio and Jamie Foxx?
An Oscar-worthy cocktail.
Django Unchained, predictably raked in alot of Oscar nominations because of the combined star power of the director and actors. The revisioned western is the story of the recently set free slave Django, who is on a quest to rescue his wife from a brutal Mississippi plantation owner. This film won the Oscar for Best Original Screenplay and was nominated in a ton of other categories including Best Actor, Best Director and Best Film.
When the Wall Street crumbled in 2008, so did the whole idea of the ‘American Dream.’ The Inside Job does the unthinkable of making a documentary on the financial meltdown and the reasons behind it seem interesting. Filmmaker Charles Ferguson weaves his magic and tries to decipher what happened in the 2008 meltdown through a series of interviews with wall street honchos, politicians and people who lost fortunes in the meltdown. The documentary won the Oscar for the Best Feature Length Documentary in 2010 and the audience vote hands down.
La La Land
Here’s a Bollywood masala film that’s been masquerading as an Oscar-winning Hollywood film. If you haven’t seen the famous La La Land which swept the Oscar nominations last year, you will surely remember it as the movie that almost won the Best Film award because of a gaffe in announcing the names.
The plot follows the love story of a struggling actress (Emma Stone) and a struggling pianist (Ryan Gosling) as they try and make their mark in the ‘City of Stars’, aka Los Angeles. The movie won the Oscar for Best Actress (Emma Stone) and Best Director (Damien Chazelle) among others.
Meryl Streep plays Margaret Thatcher, the former Prime Minister of the UK, who was dubbed ‘The Iron Lady.’ The movie is about her struggle to come to terms with her husband’s death and maintain her position as the most powerful woman in the UK. And, of course when Meryl Streep won an Oscar for her performance as the prime minister, there were no surprised faces in the audience. It is rumoured that this year onwards Meryl Streep has a permanent slot in the Oscar nominee slot even if she doesn't act in any films.
We are sure you have seen the most famous film of the 2000s. But why not watch it again? Kate Winslet and Leonardo DiCaprio weave their magic as star-crossed lovers who fall in love with each other on the biggest cruise ship ever. If sappy love stories are your thing, or if you want to impress the woman in your life, watch one of the most Oscar-nominated movies of all time.
Zero Dark Thirty
The 9/11 attacks on the twin towers in the USA not only filled the front pages of newspapers for the next few years to come, it also became good raw fodder for future movie productions. This film follows the international manhunt for Osama bin Laden after the ill-fated day.
With a stellar cast of Chris Pratt, Jessica Chastain, this film boasts of numerous award nominations as well as adulation from the audience.
Silver Linings Playbook
Jennnifer Lawrence won the Oscar for Best Actress for this movie. She also made headlines for the funniest award receiving stunt ever as she tripped on the stage on her way to accept the award. If you are looking for a very non-cliche love story between two beautiful people that also talks about mental health, this is the right pick.
When Batman writes and directs a movie, it has to win awards. Why? Because he is Batman! Ben Affleck’s first directorial venture is the story of an undercover CIA agent who pretends to direct a film in Iran to smuggle out a couple of Americans out of the war-torn country.
A Beautiful Mind
Russell Crowe plays an exaggerated version of John Nash, the mathematical professor who overcame his mental illness to win a Nobel Prize for Economics. While Crowe and the director’s version of the events in the movie might not be true, and the portrayal of the Nobel prize winning professor might be up for debate, we will leave it up to you to see the movie and decide whether it was fair or not.