New Movies – 10 Movies On The IMDb Top 250 List With The Most Oscar Wins
No matter how many discussions and arguments they start, the Academy Awards are still some of the most prestigious awards in the world of cinema. The Oscars are a way to celebrate the best of the best, though obviously, this is quite a subjective judgment, which is why so many movies are deemed Oscar snubs when they don’t get nominated.
However, there are some movies that stand out thanks to the number of Academy Awards they manage to win. Some of these are more loved by critics than regular viewers, while others have been successful in every way possible and are even on IMDb’s Top 250 List.
10 Forrest Gump (1994) – 6 Wins – Available To Buy From Prime Video, Google Play, iTunes, YouTube, And More – 8.8
Unarguably director Robert Zemeckis’ best movie, Forrest Gump is among the highest-rated movies of all time and has won a total of six Academy Awards, including Best Picture, Best Director, Best Adapted Screenplay, and Best Actor, among others. Moreover, it was the second-highest-grossing movie of 1994, just behind The Lion King.
Based on the novel of the same name, it tells the life story of the eponymous protagonist from Alabama who, despite being oblivious and naive is a very optimistic person who even influences historical events in the U.S. throughout the 20th century.
9 The Godfather: Part II (1974) – 6 Wins – Available On Showtime, DirecTV, And FuboTV – 9
One of the best movies directed by Francis Ford Coppola, The Godfather: Part II is the fourth-highest-rated movie on the IMDb Top 250 list and is often regarded as one of the greatest sequels in history. Out of 11 Oscar nominations, it won six and became the first sequel to win Best Picture. Other wins included Best Director, Best Adapted Screenplay, and Best Supporting Actor.
Interestingly, the two storylines in the movie make it both a sequel and a prequel to 1972’s The Godfather. One storyline focuses on Michael Corleone as he takes on his father’s role and leads the family, while another storyline focuses on his father Vito as he comes to New York and builds his criminal career.
8 The Sting (1973) – 7 Wins – Available To Buy From Prime Video, Google Play, iTunes, YouTube, And More – 8.3
Though it may not be widely popular with audiences nowadays, The Sting was a massive commercial and critical success back in the day and is still considered to be one of the best of its kind. It won Best Picture, Best Director, and Best Original Screenplay at the Academy Awards.
The caper film follows a complicated plot set up by two professional grifters trying to con a mob boss. The movie is broken down into sections with title cards announcing the next part.
7 Lawrence Of Arabia (1962) – 7 Wins – Available To Buy From Prime Video, Google Play, iTunes, YouTube, And More – 8.3
Often considered to be one of the most influential movies ever made, Lawrence of Arabia is among Britain’s best. Many directors, including George Lucas, Steven Spielberg, and others have expressed their love for the picture. At the Academy Awards, it won in seven categories, including Best Picture and Best Director.
Taking place during WWI, it follows the adventures of T.E. Lawrence in the Ottoman Empire’s two provinces where he led the attacks on Aqaba and Damascus. However, Lawrence is divided between his British nationality and his newfound comrades in the Arabian desert tribes.
6 Schindler’s List (1993) – 7 Wins – Available To Buy From Prime Video, Google Play, YouTube, And More – 8.9
Steven Spielberg’s best movie to date, Schindler’s List is in the top 10 highest-rated movies on the IMDb Top 250 list and is widely considered one of the greatest movies ever made. A critical and commercial success, it won seven Academy Awards, including Best Picture, Best Director, and Best Adapted Screenplay.
The story follows the German industrialist Oskar Schindler who, during WWII, who saved over a thousand Polish-Jewish refugees from the Holocaust by employing them in his factories.
5 On The Waterfront (1954) – 8 Wins – Available To Buy From Prime Video, Google Play, YouTube, And More – 8.1
Starring Marlon Brando in one of his best roles, On the Waterfront is a classic crime drama directed by none other than Elia Kazan. The movie was extremely successful and even received a total of 12 Oscar nominations, winning eight (Best Picture, Best Director, Best Actor, Best Supporting Actress, and more).
The story follows an ex-prize fighter who works as a longshoreman and stands up to union corruption and violence while racketeering ensues on the waterfronts of Hoboken, New Jersey.
4 Gone With The Wind (1939) – 8 Wins – Available On HBO Max – 8.1
By far Vivien Leigh’s greatest role, Gone with the Wind broke box office records when it was released and is still the highest-grossing movie in history when adjusted for inflation (thanks to its regular re-releases and ongoing popularity). It was a critical success and won eight Academy Awards (and two honorary ones), among which were Best Picture, Best Director, Best Adapted Screenplay, Best Actress, and Best Supporting Actress (won by Hattie McDaniel, who became the first Black American to win an Oscar).
Based on the Margaret Mitchell novel of the same name, it takes place in the American South during the Civil War and then the Reconstruction era. The protagonist of the story is Scarlett O’Hara, who has to overcome numerous challenges to survive.
3 Amadeus (1984) – 8 Wins – Available On Tubi TV – 8.3
Though it’s not an entirely accurate movie, Amadeus is still one of the most beloved biopics of all time. Widely acclaimed and commercially successful, it won eight Oscars, including Best Picture, Best Director, Best Adapted Screenplay, and Best Actor.
Set in 18th-century Vienna in Austria, the fictionalized story depicts the rivalry between Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart and the Italian composer, Antonio Salieri.
2 Ben-Hur (1959) – 11 Wins – Available To Buy From Prime Video, Google Play, iTunes, YouTube, And Others – 8.1
A true record-breaker, Ben-Hur was the most expensive movie made at the time and the second-highest-grossing after Gone with the Wind. It also had the largest sets built at the time, as well as the longest-ever score composed for a movie. With the kind of success it had, it was inevitable that Ben-Hur would go on to win 11 Academy Awards, including Best Picture, Best Director, Best Cinematography, Best Actor, and Best Supporting Actor.
Adapted from the novel Ben-Hur: A Tale of the Christ, it tells the story of a Jewish prince who is betrayed and becomes a slave, but he doesn’t give up and instead seeks freedom to get his revenge.
1 The Lord Of The Rings: The Return Of The King (2003) – 11 Wins – Available On HBO Max – 8.9
Still Peter Jackson’s highest-rated and most acclaimed movie, The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King is the highest-rated movie of the iconic trilogy. At the time of its release, it became the second-highest-grossing movie of all time and won Oscars in all the 11 nominations it received, including Best Picture, Best Director, and Best Adapted Screenplay.
Based on the third book of The Lord of the Rings trilogy, it takes off where the second movie ended and follows the Fellowship on their separate missions as they fight against the forces of Sauron.
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