It’s the Oscars season! Hence, this post.
~’It Happened One Night’ – Okay, so I’ve only seen the first half of this. But I thought I should add it.
~’You Can’t Take it With You’ – I don’t really dig the ‘crazy family’ trope, so I didn’t enjoy this movie too much.
~’Gone With the Wind’ – A spectacle in every sense of the word. Not my absolute favorite, but it’s great to watch once every couple years or so.
~’Rebecca’ – Very good, a little off-type for Hitchcock, and another movie I like better than its book.
~’How Green was My Valley’ – Sweet and sad and little Roddy McDowell is adorable.
~’Mrs. Miniver’ – I watched this so long ago that I hardly remember a thing about it.
~’Casablanca’ – Second favorite movie of all time. It really is as good as ‘they’ say.
~’The Best Years of Our Lives’ – Another favorite! I watched it for Dana Andrews but, really, the entire cast does a superb job and the music sets the tone perfectly.
~’Gentleman’s Agreement’ – Excellent film and one I should watch again soon.
~’All About Eve’ – Was Not Impressed.
~’Around the World in 80 Days’ – An old family favorite. It is over-long (a few sequences could have been chopped out and the plot would have stayed the same), but colorful and fun.
~’Ben-Hur’ – Another family favorite. I watched this a lot as a young child and it’s super nostalgic and really very epic.
~’Lawrence of Arabia’ – Ohhhh the amazingness of this movie. Everything about it is Oscar-worthy.
~’The Sound of Music’ – ❤
~’Oliver!’ – A good musical film with plenty of verve. Not very much like Dickens’ original work, but the songs are so great you can overlook that.
~’Patton’ – Again, watched this so long ago that I have very little recollection of it. (I might not have even seen the whole thing.)
~’Chariots of Fire’ – An incredible true story, told well. One those movies that I really like but can never remember to put on my lists of favorites.
~’Rain Man’ – The first Tom Cruise movie I ever saw and one that made me (briefly) dislike him a lot. But it’s an amazing film and I’d gladly see it again.
~’Schindler’s List’ – I’m not sure that I’ll ever watch this again, simply because of the heavy subject matter, but it’s a truly great film.
~’Titanic’ – I expected to not like this movie (thanks, internet memes) but I loved it. The story, the characters, the music, the costumes…wow.
~’Gladiator’ – *bawls* This is one of my uncle’s favorite movies and he introduced it to me and some of my siblings a few months ago. Now it’s one of my favorites.
And there you have it! Eighty-nine films have won Best Picture to date and I’ve seen roughly twenty of those. Not too great, but I still have time to catch up!
How many Best Picture Oscar winners have you seen?
Note: some of the movies I mentioned were watched with VidAngel or other content filters so I don’t/can’t wholeheartedly recommend all the films in this post.