In the history of Oscars, since 1929, 554 films have been nominated for the Best Picture. Out of those 554 films only 91 was awarded in the ceremony. Here is the list of 10 great Oscar-winning movies.
The first picture winner starred Clara Bow along with Charles Rogers, Richard Arlen, and Gary Cooper in a WWI-era silent film about soldiers and their loves back home. The directors were William A. Wellman and Harry d’Abbadie D’Arrast. This movie is recommended by everyone as it shows some impressive aviation sequences.
The Broadway Melody (1928-1929)
The first talkie that followed by the Vaudeville Sisters, Hank and Queenie Mahoney as they bring their act to the Broadway Stage. The director of this movie was Harry Beaumont.
All Quiet on the Western Front (1929-1930)
The director was Lewis Milestone of All Quiet on the Western Front. The film shows a group of German schoolboys who have talked into enlisting in the Army at the starting of the first World war, outlining the tragedy of the experiences.
Wesley Ruggles was the director of Cimarron. The movie was about a restless newspaper editor who moves to an Oklahoma settlement—and then leaves his family behind. Cimarron was a novel by Edna Ferber, which was published in 1929 and based on development in Oklahoma after the Land Rush. This book was the main platform for making the film in 1931.
Grand Hotel (1931-1932)
Edmund Goulding was the director of the Grand Hotel. A diverse group of people, including Greta Garbo, John Barrymore, and Joan Crawford, who deal with their dramas while staying in a glorious Berlin hotel. The film was remade in 1945 as Week-End at the Waldorf and served as the medium for the 1989 stage musical Grand Hotel. Another re-make was thought to be implemented by director Norman Jewison was considered to be officially released in 1977 at Las Vegas’ MGM Grand Hotel, but the project fell.
Frank Lloyd was the director of Cavalcade. The movie follows the tragedies and triumphs of two different English families, the wealthy Marryots and the working-class Bridges.
It Happened One Night (1934)
Frank Capra was the director of It Happened One Night. This movie takes viewers toward a romantic (and surprisingly modern) road trip with Clark Gable, who won Best Actor as the reporter. Peter, and Claudette Colbert, who won Best Actress as heiress-on-the-run Ellie.
Mutiny on the Bounty (1935)
Frank Lloyd was the director of Mutiny on the Bounty. The movie was all about an abused crew stages a revolt against a tyrannical ship captain—and he steps to exact revenge.
The Great Ziegfeld (1936)
Robert Z. Leonard was the director of The Great Ziegfeld. This is a musical drama that represents the rise of theater producer Florenz Ziegfeld, who was famous in the 20s for his luxurious stage productions.
Alfred Hitchcock was the director of this movie. The movie was about a young woman who marries a widower aiming to discover that she is living in the shadow of his former wife who died mysteriously.
There is no doubt that all the nominated films can be categorized as best and award-winning movies are great. All the award-winning Oscar movies are a must-watch. All movie lovers should watch above mentioned movies at least once in their lifetime.