5 Greatest Oscar Winning Movies Ever


March 9th, 2019   |   Updated on February 14th, 2022

Although the history of voting for films stretches to 90 years ago, there’s a huge number of classic movies that are worthy of the honor to be termed as the greatest film that obtained the Academy Award for the Best Picture.

From The Godfather and the Schindler’s List, that are some of the movies that won critical acclaim all through generational divides, to the feel-good movies such as Forrest Gump and The Artist which had great casts, to the Oscar winners of the controversial Best Picture Award.

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1. Forest Gump

Forrest Gump

Forest Gump is an American comedy, epic, romantic, drama film released in 1994. It’s based on the 1986 novel Forest Gump written by Winston Groom. Robert Zemeckis was in charge of directing and the stars were Tom Hanks, Gary Sinise, Robin Wright, Sally Field and Mykelti Williamson.

The story narrates a few decades in the life of a dumb and inexperienced, but good of heart, Forest Gump from Alabama. He witnesses and influences the events of the later 20th century in the US.


2. The Godfather


An American crime film that was released in 1972. Francis Ford Coppola was the director and Albert S. Ruddy the producer. It was based on a screenplay done by Coppola and Mario Puzo.

The starring were Marlon Brando and Al Pacino who were leaders of a New York crime family, fictional. The story depicts the years 1945-55, focusing on the evolution of Michael Corleone from just a family outsider to a merciless Mafia Boss.


3. Gone With The Wind

Gone With The Wind

Gone with the Wind is an American epic, romance, historical film released in 1939. It was based on the winning 1936 novel written by Margaret Mitchell’s Pulitzer. David O. Selznick was the producer and Victor Fleming directed it. It has the setting of the American South in the 19th century.

It narrates the life of Scarlett O’Hara, daughter of plantation owner, from pursuing Ashley Wilkes, married to cousin Melanie Hamilton, to her marriage with Rhett Butler.


4. The Godfather Part II


Yes, the Godfather Part II which was directed and produced by Francis Ford Coppola in 1974 based on a screenplay that was written partly by Mario Puzo. The starring were Al Pacino and Robert De Niro.

The film is partially based on the 1969 novel, The Godfather. The film is The Grandfather’s prequel and sequel. It presents parallel dramas.


5. Schindler’s List

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The Schindler’s List is a movie from America about an ancient story. Steven Spielberg did the producing and directing of the film while the script was done by Steven Zaillian. It’s built on the Schindler’s Ark that was written by Thomas Keneally, a novelist.

The film depicts the life of a businessman from Germany, Oskar Schindler, who saves very many lives of Polish-Jewish refugees by hiring them in his company. The stars are Liam Neeson, Ben Kingsley and Ralph Fiennes.