This Sunday will be known the 90th winner of the best film award at the Oscars. While that happens, we leave you with 5 Academy Award-winning films available on Netflix.
12 YEARS OF SLAVERY, WINNER IN 2014
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The film tells the true story of Salomon Northup, a New York musician who was cheated and sold into slavery in Louisiana, where he spent 12 years. It is directed by Steve McQueen and is an adaptation of Northup’s autobiography; the script received the Oscar award, as did the actress Lupita Nyong’o.
ARGO, WINNER IN 2013
Directed and starring Ben Affleck, the film tells the story of the rescue plan to 6 officials of the US embassy in Iran, who escaped after the place was taken by a group of students. The film also received the Oscars for best script and editing.
GLADIATOR, WINNER IN 2001
The film directed by Ridley Scott is starring Russell Crowe and Joaquin Phoenix. Crowe incarnates Maximus Tenth Meridius, a Hinpan-Roman general who refuses to follow the orders of the Emperor Commodus and orders him to murder his family. The protagonist also received the award for his performance in the film.
THE LIST OF SCHINDLER, WINNER IN 1994
The film starring Liam Neeson is one of Hollywood’s most acclaimed stories about the Jewish holocaust during the Second World War. It tells the story of a businessman who hires Jews for a factory and tries to protect them from the Nazis. The film is directed by Steven Spielberg.
THE FORCE OF LOVE, WINNER IN 1983
The film is based on the story of a mother and daughter, played by Shirley MacLain and Debra Winger. They share different family moments, while each one ventures in love. The film received 5 Oscar awards and mixed elements of comedy, such as drama and tragedy.