Get Ready For The Upcoming Awards Season With These 11 Oscar-Winning Films

Every year, from late August to around late February, Hollywood is obsessed with winning an eight-and-a-half-pound gold trophy. Though there are many awards shows in the world each year, the Oscars are always considered the most prestigious prize. Audiences around the world choose their favorite movies and try to guess which movie will take home the most gold statues. And what better way to pass the time before the next awards ceremony than by watching past winners?
For 94 years, the Academy Awards have honored many of the best in filmmaking. There were classics that are still highly regarded today, like "The Godfather," "The Silence of the Lambs," and "Forrest Gump." And over time, they have changed something in the categories by expanding into various film genres like animation with "Best Animated Film of the Year", documentary features with "Best Documentary Features",...
After all, winning an Academy Award is the highest honor in the film world, and best picture is always the top prize. So, keep reading for a look back at every Oscar best picture winner before the 95th Oscar.

#1 Parasite (2019)

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With 4 out of 6 Oscar nominations "Parasite" attracted a lot of attention and was undoubtedly the most important movie in 2019. “Honestly, this film is up there with my favorites for how well it’s been made and the care that was taken when considering each shot and sound choice. It’s incredibly well done and a great choice if you’re a fan of a more social realism take on a thriller.” — Taylor

#2 Interstellar (2014)

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Despite receiving only one Oscar nomination for Best Visual Effects, "Interstellar" was a real hit in 2014. “A beautiful piece of filmmaking. Thrilling, thought-provoking and highly emotional. The soundtrack of superb quality is the icing on the cake for a truly stunning piece of cinema. The lead and supporting cast all shine. This will go down as one of the greats, in my opinion.” — GL

#3 Gravity (2013)

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The Academy seems to love well-made space movies, like "Gravity", which won seven Oscars in 2014. “I’m no scientist, but I did get the feeling that a significant amount of research went into the writing, and the attention to detail is excellent. Overall, a brilliant watch.” — KimberleighLou

#4 Rango (2011)

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If you want to immerse yourself in a light, fun and childhood atmosphere, "Rango" which won "Best Animated Film of the Year" in 2012, will be a good choice. “Masterpiece. A fantastic western that can be watched by the whole family. Excellent story, characters and outstanding levels of animation. A real gem of both western movies and animated movies alike.” — Mr. Ron Swanson

#5 Inception (2010)

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Christopher Nolan seems to know the secret to producing hits. And his 2010 movie "Inception" only confirms it by gaining 4 Oscars in its pocket. “One of my favorite films since the first time I watched it, the music plus the storyline just give an edge that other films don’t have.” — khari bedward

#6 Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind (2004)

Oscar-Winning FilmsSource: © Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind / Focus Features and co-producers

Boasting an Oscar for Best Original Screenplay, "Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind" has been consistently ranked as one of the best romance films. “This film is an extremely realistic portrayal of flawed people who find themselves in a whirlwind relationship. Being written by Charlie Kaufman, the film of course has an interesting and unique spin.” — Edward

#7 Lost in Translation (2003)

Oscar-Winning FilmsSource: © Lost in Translation / Focus Features and co-producers

Although Bill Murray's performance in "Lost in Translation" earned him an Oscar nomination, the movie only took home the prize for Best Writing. “I have watched this film so many times, and it’s still watchable. It’s not about the story, but rather the atmosphere it creates, and also the connection between the two characters played by Bill Murray and Scarlett Johansson.” — Abul Kalam

#8 Saving Private Ryan (1998)

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"Saving Private Ryan" cemented filmmaker Steven Spielberg's place in cinematic history by winning 5 Oscars out of 11 nominations. “I’ve seen this movie before, a long time ago, nevertheless, it still keeps you engrossed, I would most definitely recommend this movie to anyone.” — Les

#9 Forrest Gump (1994)

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"Forrest Gump" won six Oscars in 1995, including the most significant ones for Best Director and Best Picture. “If you haven’t seen this or if you have seen it, this is so well worth the watch. One of the best movies and best performances by Tom Hanks, it never ages and no matter how many times you see it, it brings tears to your eyes.” — Janet Dunn

#10 The Silence of the Lambs (1991)

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As one of the greatest thrillers in cinematic history, "The Silence of the Lambs" won 5 gold statuettes, including Best Picture in 1992. “An old classic but still as thrilling! Wanted to show my daughter the amazing Anthony Hopkins in this famous film! All enjoyed all these years on!” — Lisa

#11 The Godfather (1972)

Oscar-Winning FilmsSource: © The Godfather / Paramount Pictures and co-producers

"The Godfather" received only three awards out of its 11 nominations, but that didn't stop it from becoming one of the most iconic films in history. “I don’t know how many times I’ve seen this film, I’m old enough to remember seeing it first upon its release. It’s still just as good and the acting and production just as brilliant.” — Silver
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