To many, the Oscar Award, also known as the Academy Award, is considered the most prestigious award in Hollywood. The awards are given to individuals for their various roles within the production of their films. I have a complete list of all Oscar-winning movies, with every film that’s ever won and the number of Academy Awards that each picture took home.
Every year, the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences recognizes Hollywood filmmakers for various achievements within the industry. There have been 17 Oscar-winning movies over the years, and film can be an exciting way to walk through history.
Starting with the very first Best Picture selection from 1993, Schindler’s List, all the way to the winner at the 2019 ceremony, The Shape of Water, catch up on every single movie.
We have the full list of Oscar-winning movies. And read this list of amazing movie winners below.
- Schindler’s List 1993
- Forrest Gump 1995
- Titanic 1997
- Chicago 2002
- The Lord of the Rings: Return of The King 2003
- The Departed 2006
- No Country for Old Men 2007
- Slumdog Millionaire 2008
- The Hurt Locker 2009
- The King’s Speech 2010
- The Artist 2011
- 12 Years a Slave 2013
- Birdman 2014
- Spotlight 2015
- Moonlight 2016
- The Shape of water 2017
- Green Book 2019
Schindler’s List 1993
This movie was directed and co-produced by Steven Spielberg and written by Steven Zaillian. Schindler’s List is a historical period drama film. Schindler’s List 1993 is one of the Oscar-winning movies.
One of the greatest movies is based on a true story, Steven Spielberg’s Schindler’s List stars actor Liam Neeson from northern Ireland as Oskar Schindler, a German businessman in Poland who sees an opportunity to make money from the Nazis’ rise to power.
A businessman arrives in Krakow, Poland, in 1939 prepared to make a fortune from the Second World War. He joins the Nazi party for the sake of political expediency and staffs his factory with Jewish workers. But once the extermination of Jews begins, he arranges to protect his workers.
Awards Won:- 7 of 12 nominations- for Best Picture, Best Director (Steven Spielberg), Best Adapted Screenplay, Best Original Score, Best Film Editing, Best Cinematography, and Best Art Direction.
Forrest Gump 1994
A story of a lifetime of physically and mentally challenged persons called Forrest Gump. Forrest Gump, a man with a low IQ, joins the army for service where he meets Dan and Bubba. This movie is drama, and comedy.
Forrest Gump 1994 is one of the Oscar-winning movies and this is not a real life-based story. This movie was based on a 1986 novel by Winston Groom.
Awards Won:- 6 of 13 nominations- for Best Picture, Best Director (Robert Zemeckis), Best Actor (Tom Hanks), Best Adapted Screenplay, Best Film Editing, and Best Visual Effects.
Titanic is a 1997 American great love story on a platform of the Titanic Disaster. It’s directed, written, co-produced, and co-edited by James Cameron. The movie is all about the real story of the loveliest lovers in the Titanic ship that has submerged. This is the fifth-highest-grossing film of all time in Canada and the US.
One of the most successful movies ever made (in terms of both box office and Awards). Titanic movie is the winning 11 awards. It is famous for the last climax and music scope. Till now no one can forget the name and the fame that the movie had earned to Hollywood.
Awards Won: 11 of 14 nominations- for Best Picture, Best Director (James Cameron), Best Art Direction, Best Cinematography, Best Costume Design, Best Sound, Best Film Editing, Best Original Dramatic Score, Best Original Song, Best Sound Effects Editing, and Best Visual Effects.
Chicago was directed by Rob Marshall. This movie is a musical comedy film. The cinematic version of the long-running Broadway musical is about a nightclub performer who murders her husband and enlists Chicago’s most cunning lawyer to defend her. But another aspiring-performer ends up in prison for a similar crime—and takes her lawyer—creating an infamous media circus.
The film was adapted from the satirical stage musical of the same name, exploring the themes of celebrity, scandal, and corruption in Jazz Age Chicago.
Awards Won: 6 of 13 nominations- for Best Picture, Best Supporting Actress (Catherine Zeta-Jones), Best Art Direction, Best Film Editing, Best Sound, Best Costume Design.
The Lord of the Rings: Return of The King 2003
This movie was directed by Peter Jackson. Part three of Jackson’s adaptation of Tolkien’s epic presents the final confrontation between the forces of good and evil fighting for the Middle-earth.
Awards Won: 11 of 11 nominations- for Best Picture, Best Director (Peter Jackson), Best Adapted Screenplay, Best Original Score, Best Original Song, Best Visual Effects, Best Art Direction, Best Costume Design, Best Makeup, Best Sound Mixing, and Best Film Editing.
The Departed 2006
The Departed was written by William Monahan and directed by Martin Scorsese. The film was a remake of the 2002 Hong Kong film Infernal Affairs. This film is a crime drama film.
A South Boston cop goes undercover to infiltrate an underground crime organization. He gains the head mobster’s trust, but a career criminal infiltrates the police department at the same time, reporting the cop to his syndicate bosses.
Awards Won: 4 of 5 nominations- for Best Picture, Best Director (Martin Scorsese), Best Adapted Screenplay, Best Film Editing.
No Country for Old Men 2007
This movie was directed by Ethan and Joel Coen. A man goes hunting and stumbles upon the grisly aftermath of a drug deal. He takes the cash that he finds and is pursued by a merciless killer and an aging sheriff who is harboring his own dark secret as he tries to protect the hunter.
Oscar Won: 2008 ― Best Picture; Best Supporting Actor, Javier Bardem; Best Director, Ethan Coen and Joel Coen; and Best Adapted Screenplay, Ethan Coen and Joel Coen.
Slumdog Millionaire 2008
The gorgeous movie “Slumdog Millionaire” was directed by Danny Boyle.
While an 18-year-old answers questions on the Indian iteration of “Who Wants to Be a Millionaire,” audiences see flashbacks of how he got there. In this movie, From his early life as part of a stable of thieves alongside his brother to the small jobs the man does until he lands on the TV program, viewers are presented with the full arc of triumph and tragedy.
Awards Won: 8 of 10 nominations- for Best Picture, Best Director (Danny Boyle), Best Adapted Screenplay, Best Cinematography, Best Original Score, Best Original Song, Best Film Editing, and Best Sound Mixing.
The Hurt Locker 2009
The Hurt Locker was directed by Kathryn Bigelow. A sergeant is assigned to an army bomb squad during the Iraq War but is at odds with the members of his squad due to his unique and risky approach to defusing bombs.
The Hurt Locker 2009 is one of the Oscar-winning movies.
Awards Won: 6 of 9 nominations- for Best Picture, Best Director (Kathryn Bigelow), Best Original Screenplay, Best Film Editing, Best Sound Mixing, and Best Sound Editing.
The King’s Speech 2010
This movie was directed by Tom Hooper. Prince Albert, who struggles with a speech impediment, must ascend the throne of England as King George VI after his brother, King Edward, abdicates. His wife, knowing that her husband needs to be able to effectively communicate, hires a speech therapist to help him overcome his stammer, starting an unconventional friendship.
Awards won: Best Picture, Best Actor, Best Director, and Best Original Screenplay.
The Artist 2011
The Artist 2011 was directed by Michel Hazanavicius. A 1920’s actor is at the peak of his career, but while working on his latest film, he finds himself falling in love with an ingenue, even though he is married.
He is reluctant to cheat on his wife, and as the potential lovers follow careers increasingly defined by the popularity of sound in movies, his star begins to fade while the ingenue’s rises.
Awards won: Best Picture, Best Actor, Best Director, Best Original Music Score, and Best costume Design.
12 Years a Slave 2013
This movie was directed by Steve McQueen. McQueen’s brutal, unflinching, and artful depiction of slavery in America is told through the story of Solomon Northup, a free black man from New York who is kidnapped and sold into slavery.
Awards Won: 3 of 9 nominations- for Best Picture, Best Adapted Screenplay, Best Supporting Actress.
The film was co-written, produced, and directed by Alejandro González Iñárritu. It stars Michael Keaton with a supporting cast. Birdman is an American black comedy-drama film.
A former cinema superhero (the titular Birdman) hopes to breathe new life into his career with a risky gamble in a Broadway production. The movie appears to have been shot in a single take, a technological feat that required intensive rehearsals and earned cinematographer Emmanuel Lubezki an Oscar.
Awards Won: 4 of 9 nominations- for Best Picture, Best Director (Alejandro G. Iñárritu), Best Original Screenplay, Best Cinematography.
The spotlight was directed by Tom McCarthy written by McCarthy and Josh Singer. Spotlight is a 2015 American biographical drama film. Apart from this, the movie is one of the greatest movies of all time.
Awards Won: 2 of 6 nominations- for Best Picture, and Best Original Screenplay.
This movie was directed by Barry Jenkins. The journey of Chiron, a young black man growing up in Miami, as shown through three chapters of his life into manhood and the community that helps raise him.
Awards Won: 3 of 8 nominations- for Best Picture, Best Supporting Actor, Best Adapted Screenplay.
The Shape of water 2017
The Shape of Water is a fantasy romance film. The film was directed by Guillermo del Toro.
A silent woman who is working as a cleaning lady at a high-security government lab in 1962 discovers its classified secret: a scaled creature from South America that lives in a water tank. She bonds with her new friend and learns that his fate may lie in her hands.
Awards Won: 4 of 13 nominations- for Best Picture, Best Director (Guillermo Del Toro), Best Original Score, Best Production Design.
Green Book 2019
Green Book is a biographical comedy-drama film directed by Peter Farrelly. This Gorgeous film is inspired by the true story.
The film was written by Farrelly, Nick Vallelonga, Brian Hayes Currie, and Vallelonga’s son, based on interviews with his father and Shirley, as well as letters his father wrote to his mother.
Awards Won: 3 of 5 nominations- for Best Picture, Best Supporting Actor, Best Original, Best Production Design.
There are many Oscar Awards Winning movies that hit the box office with more trillion turn over. But this list will make a good sound to most people as they are very familiar to all. So, get ready to watch these best movies in your free time and make your time at the best time ever.
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