Today's top - 10 Oscar-Award Winning Flicks.
Me & my little get around the rules kinda gal, I'm like, does that include the ones that won Best Song or Musical so I can really get in some of my favorite movies... which usually means cartoons. Yes, cartoons - or to be more MATURE - "Animated films" ... yeah, so what? I love my cartoons even still.
But I'll play fair & go with solely the movies that won for Best Picture... though Beauty & the Beast got ROBBBBBBBED ...
Fun Fact - looking through the list - I've never seen Rocky... but have seen Rocky 3 & Rocky IV is like my favorite... hmmm
& never seen The Godfather. & I'm Italian. I feel like I should hand over my Italian card.
Honestly, there's a lot of Oscar Winning movies that I've never seen... nor really heard of. I still am rooting for movies like The Avengeres or helllooooo - the new Beauty & the Beast to win....
Anyways - let's do this ...
1939 - Gone with the Wind... I can remember watching this movie in school. It was so long, it litearlly look all day long with lunch & breaks in there. But I really enjoyed it. & couldnt believe they actually used the word "damn" in it. Wouldn't Clark Gable be shocked with the language today?
1965 - The Sound of Music - this is a favorite of Ricky & I. We always watch it when its on TV. We even had the 2 set VHS because it was too long to fit on one VHS. We've seen it on Broadway - with Marie Osmond playing the lead role of Maria... I have the soundtrack (on cassette too) - How do you Solve a Problem like Maria is still one of my favorite musical songs (How do you catch a moon beam & pin it down...that speaks to me)... I never tire of this & its Vaseline lens on Julie Andrews.
1994 - Forrest Gump - Classic. "I just felt like running"... If this is on TV & I pass by it, I have to sit & watch it. Everyone knows a line or two... or 10 ... from this movie. JENNNNYYYY!!!
1997 - Titantic - JUST SCOOT OVER ROSE!!!!... you know we all are in agreement on this fact. But this is ANOTHER movie that we had the 2 VHS set on. I remember seeing this in the theater & SOBBING - like UGLY CRY - at the ending. Like I didnt know how it was going to end? It was such a beautiful film. & to this day, I still dont get out of a car with a hat on & not do the Rose head tilt with the look up to the sky.
1998 - Shakespeare in Love - I actually really loved this movie. Maybe its because of Joseph Fiennes & his droopy eyes - or a really young Ben Affleck - but I thought this was so cleverly done on how they came up with the Romeo & Juliet story. I need to watch this again... I forgot how much I loved it.
2000 - Gladiator - Again, not a typical movie that I'm drawn too but I thought this movie was so beautifully shot. & it just had me on the edge of my seat. I loved the music in it too - weird, I know, but it just is so enchanting. Russell Crow is just the best in it. Maximum forever.
2002 - Chicago - Gotta love a good musical. & I was super impressed with Catherine Zeta-Jones & Renee Zellweger. I still need all my the musicals brought to the big screen please. Wicked, I'm looking at you!!!
... sorry... I can only come up with 7... I'm telling you, the Oscars dont know how to pick good movies.
So I'm once again breaking the rules & looking at the Best Animated Film... Here's my language.
Movies like Brave, Frozen, Inside Out, Big Hero 6, Happy Feet, Finding Nemo, UP! ... this is my world.
So to finish it off, I'm going with 3 of my favorite Animated winners
2004 The Incredibles - This movie is still one of our favorites. I mean - its SUPER HEROES!!! With a SUPER FAMILY. & SUPER SUITS! ... still one of the best Disney Lines ' Honey - Where is my Super Suit!!!!!" ... I need NEED another one of these. If we can get a new Nemo/Dory movie, we should be able to get this!!!!
2007 - Ratatouille - This is such an under rated Disney movie. It's SOOO good. I actually didnt see it when it first came out because I thought it was going to be dumb. & now, I watch it every chance I get.
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2016 - Zootopia - another Disney movie I missed at the theaters because I wasn't too sure what it was about. But when I saw it, instantly fell in love with it. Such a good point to the movie - & such a cool looking animated film. Total thumbs up on this one.
So what's some of your favorite Oscar winning movies?
Are you like me & prefer the Animated category? ... & think the Oscars are too snobby & pick weird movies? Bygones.
Like any of these?