Need something to watch on Netflix? How about trying these previous Academy Award winners that happen to be GIFF Staff favorites. Countdown to the Oscars in style with some classic films on Netflix.
‘Good Will Hunting’ (1997)
When professors discover that an aimless janitor is also a math genius, a therapist helps the young man confront the demons that are holding him back.
Director – Gus Van Sant
Starring – Robin Williams, Matt Damon, Ben Affleck
Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor – Robin Williams
Academy Award for Best Writing (Original Screenplay) – Ben Affleck & Matt Damon
‘To Kill A Mockingbird’ (1962)
Atticus Finch defends an innocent black man against rape charges but ends up in a maelstrom of hate and prejudice.
Director – Robert Mulligan
Starring – Gregory Peck, Mary Badham, and Phillip Alford
Academy Award for Best Actor — Gregory Peck
Academy Award for Best Adapted Screenplay – Horton Foote
Academy Award for Best Art Direction – Set Decoration, Black-and-White — Henry Bumstead, Alexander Golitzen, and Oliver Emert
‘Training Day’ (2001)
A rookie cop tries to prove himself to a narcotics agent during a ride along, but soon he suspects that the veteran detective may be a thug himself.
Director – Antoine Fuqua
Starring – Denzel Washington, Ethan Hawke
Won: Academy Award for Best Actor – Denzel Washington
‘Pulp Fiction’ (1994)
Quentin Taratino’s stylized crime caper weaves together stories featuring a burger- loving him man, his philosophical partner and a washed-up boxer.
Director – Quentin Tarantino
Starring – John Travolta, Samuel L. Jackson, Uma Thurman, Bruce Willis
Academy Award for Best Writing, Screenplay – Quentin Tarantino, Roger Avary
A childlike musical genius takes 18th-century Vienna by storm. But his fame stokes the jealousy of his rival.
Director – Milos Forman
Starring – F. Murray Abraham, Tom Hulce, Elizabeth Berridge
Academy Award for Best Picture (producer, Saul Zaentz)
Academy Award for Best Director (Miloš Forman)
Academy Award for Best Actor in a Leading Role (F. Murray Abraham)
Academy Award for Best Adapted Screenplay (Peter Shaffer)
Academy Award for Best Art Direction (Karel Černý and Patrizia von Brandenstein)
Academy Award forBest Costume Design (Theodor Pištěk)
Academy Award for Best Makeup (Dick Smith and Paul LeBlanc)
Academy Award for Best Sound Mixing (Mark Berger, Thomas Scott, Todd Boekelheide and Christopher Newman)