oscar winning movies
60 ~ The Grapes of Wrath ~ "The adaptation of Nobel Prize-winner John Steinbeck's Pulitzer Prize-winning novel of dirt-poor Dust Bowl migrants by 4-time Oscar-winning director John Ford starred Henry Fonda as Tom Joad, who opens the movie returning to his Oklahoma home after serving jail time for manslaughter. En route, Tom meets family friend Casey (John Carradine), a former preacher who warns Tom that dust storms, crop failures, and new agricultural methods have financially decimated…"
The Wrestler - Darren Aronofsky 2008 - DVD06156 - Nominated for 2 Oscars, 41 wins & 35 nominations -- "Back in the '80s, Randy 'The Ram' Robinson was a headlining professional wrestler. Now, decades later, he barely gets by working small wrestling shows & as a part-time grocery store employee. He faces the end of his career & is attempting to come to terms with his life outside the ring. An offer of a high-profile rematch with his 1980s arch-nemesis might just be his ticket back to stardom."
The Insider - Michael Mann 1999 - DVD05854 - Nominated for 7 Oscars, 28 wins, 34 nominations -- "When former executive Jeffrey Wigand is fired by his employer, one of the largest tobacco companies in America, Wigand agrees to become a paid consultant for a story by veteran 60 minutes producer Lowell Bergman, regarding alleged unethical practices within the tobacco industry. But what begins as a temporary alliance leads to a lengthy battle for both men to save their reputations & more."
Pay homage to a classic with the timeless “Casablanca.” Steeped in the romantic chemistry between Humphrey Bogart and Ingrid Bergman, the 1942 film is set in the exotic Moroccan city, Casablanca. Its premiere was timed to coincide with the Allied invasion of North Africa and the capture of Casablanca. The movie went on to win three Oscars, and is still a favorite of movie buffs everywhere.
Richard Attenborough and Ben Kingsley combined their legendary talents to create a film so epic in scope and theme that formidable talents like John Mills, Martin Sheen, and Candice Bergen were cast in secondary, supporting roles. More importantly, this amazing film is so epic and so very well made that it manages to capture the essence of Mahatma Gandhi: One of the most important men ever to walk this Earth.
Clint Eastwood – Clint Eastwood is an American icon for his roles in western movies like “The Good, the Bad and the Ugly” and remains one of the most famous Hollywood actors ever. He has since become an Oscar winning director with movies like “Unforgiven” and “Million Dollar Baby,” in which he also starred.
I can't think of any movie where Halle Berry shines more than in Monster's Ball. Cat Woman? Please... In her Oscar winning performance as a wife of a convict, who draws attention of racist prison guard. Billy Bob Thornton as the guard is also exceptional in this movie as well as Heath Ledger and Sean "P. Diddy" Combs, showing his surprising acting chops. Definitely worth watching.