Here’s the list that is easier to make since I know what I like and how the movie made me feel when I was done watching it. Do you have a favorite Oscar winner? How many of my favorites have you watched?
- The Sound of Music (1966) Sentimental favorite.
- Lord of the Rings: Return of the King (2004) I consider this a win for the whole trilogy.
- Titanic (1998)
- The Bridge on the River Kwai (1958)
- Schindler’s List (1993)
- Crash (2006)
- The Best Years of Our Lives (1946)
- The Godfather (1973 & The Godfather II (1975)
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Of that list, I’ve only seen Titanic and it’s not a favorite of mine.
Not truly a favorite, you won’t even find it on my top 100 list, but there was something epic about it that drew me in. Jason has seen it many more times. I think maybe I watched it once more after it came out.
Wait, you’ve never seen The Sound of Music?
You’ve got quite an assortment here – theme wise. I’ve seen The Sound of Music – many, many, many times. All the LOTR trilogy – many times. The Godfather movies. The Bridge Over the River Kwai – maybe twice. That’s all.
Has Kathy really not seen The Sound of Music???
I’ve seen them all, except for 4 and 7. I agree with you on LOTR. That trilogy will always be one of my favorites. Of course, my favorite Oscar winner is Braveheart. My other top favorite Oscar winners are Rebecca, All About Eve, Amadeus, The Silence of the Lambs, Gladiator, and No Country for Old Men. And yes, Sound of Music will always be a sentimental favorite for me too. 🙂
I had The Silence of the Lambs on there until the very end. I started overthinking it. I love that movie.
I love your list. I still need to watch Crash and The Bridge Over the River Kwai. I also love Gone with the Wind, Rebecca, and Mrs. Minniver from past best pictures.
Sound of Music–such a favorite of mine. LOTR trilogy! Yes. I enjoyed Titantic the first time but I don’t know…I can’t seem to get into it now. I haven’t seen those older classics. I’ve never had the desire to see The Godfather movies. Crime boss movies have never appealed to me but maybe I should at least see this one. And Schindler’s List was amazing. I don’t know if I’ll watch it again until G is ready to see it… Haven’t seen Crash.
Spotlight and Moonlight are up at the top for recent wins, A Beautiful Mind, I loved Forest Gump at the time (13 or 14) but it doesn’t quite hold up for me now, Rain Man, Gone With the Wind. I have not seen very many Best picture movies!
I’ll admit that I have no desire to see Titanic again, but I do respect the epic movie it is. I’m with you on Schindler’s List, such an important movie but hard to get excited about watching again. I NEVER would have watched Godfather, let alone the second one if not for working our way through the AFI list, but I have to admit that they were very well done. Jason is a huge Forest Gump fan, but I’ve never been too excited about it. When I looked through the list I realized that there were so many losers that I loved, lol.