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5 Oscar-Winning Movies to Catch on iflix

By 2019-02-27T17:47:01+08:00Feb 24, 20190 Comments

Oscar season is upon us!

It’s that time of year where Hollywood’s best and brightest come out dressed to the nines to celebrate all things entertainment.

With the hype of the season, you may want to revisit a few Academy Award winners of the past. Here are some of the greats.*

*Content availability varies by territory.

DREAMGIRLS

The 2006 musical dramedy about the evolution of a girl group in the 1960s known as The Dreams and their manipulative record executive stars Jennifer Hudson, Beyonce, Jamie Foxx and Danny Glover.

Jennifer Hudson won the Oscar for Best Supporting Actress  in 2007 for her role.

SAVING PRIVATE RYAN

Saving Private Ryan has become infamous for its intense and brutal displays of the reality of war.

That being said, the film took home a slew of Oscars including Best Cinematography and gave Steven Spielberg his second win for Best Director at the 71st Academy Awards.

HAPPY FEET

Happy Feet had everyone (tap) dancing with joy with its heart-warming storyline about singing and dancing penguins. The film starred the voices of A-listers like Elijah Wood, Nicole Kidman, Hugh Jackman and Robin Williams and took home the Academy Award for Best Animated Feature in 2007.

FORREST GUMP

This 1994 box-office hit centres around the life of Forrest Gump, a slow-witted but kind-hearted man from Alabama who witnesses and, (often hilariously) influences several defining historical events in the 20th century in the United States.

Forrest Gump has grown to be a movie that many people hold close to their hearts. Not surprisingly, it dominated the 67th Academy Awards, winning Best Picture, Best Actor in a Leading Role for Tom Hanks, Best Director, Best Visual Effects, Best Adapted Screenplay, and Best Film Editing. 

GRAVITY

Gravity was director Alfonso Cuaron’s thrilling sci-fi adventure about two astronauts (Sandra Bullock and George Clooney) stranded in space after the destruction of their space shuttle and their dire attempt to return to Earth.

The critically-acclaimed film received the most number of nominations at the 86th Academy Awards in 2014 including a Best Actress nod for Sandra Bullock. It went on to win the most awards of the night (7 altogether) most notably for Best Director, Best Cinematography and Best Visual Effects. 

BONUS! – Mr. Robot

Having recently bagged the Oscar for Best Actor in a Leading Role for his truly unforgettable performance as Freddie Mercury, it looks like Rami Malek has secured his spot amongst Hollywood’s greatest.

If you couldn’t get enough of him in Bohemian Rhapsody, you can always catch him as our favourite hacker Elliot in Mr Robot, exclusively on iflix.

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