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Oscars Primer: 8 Best Picture Films You Need to Binge Watch

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| March 4, 2018

Oscars Primer:

8 Best Picture Films

You Need to Binge Watch

By Desiree Pore

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ICYDK, the Academy Awards is happening next week on March 4 (March 5 here)! The whole world saw what happened during last year’s ceremony: La La Land won and held the Best Picture title for a record-breaking 2 minutes, before the trophies were given to Moonlight, the category’s real winner.

While it’s not a bad idea to proclaim two films as winners, the rule of the game still requires one winner. With nine critically acclaimed films nominated this year, it’s hard to pick a standout. These films can learn a thing or two from these 8 past Best Picture films on what it takes to win that coveted statuette.

Argo

Via Medium

Argo tells the story of how the CIA (along with the help of Canada) formulated plans to bring back six Americans who were being targeted in war-stricken Iran. CIA specialist Tony Mendez heads the rescue mission in which he uses a science-fiction film as a cover to his mission.

 

Titanic

Who could forget this epic romance film that first captured our hearts over two decades ago? Titanic, which revolves around the love story of Jack and Rose, as well as the sinking of the ship, won the Academy Award for Best Picture 20 years ago.

 

Spotlight

Spotlight tells the story of a small team of journalists (“spotlight team) who’s out to expose the Archdiocese of Boston’s longstanding cover-ups regarding several child molestation scandals.

 

No Country For Old Men

The Coen brothers’ classic film is about hitman Anton Chigurh’s quest to recover the drug money that’s gone missing after a drug deal has gone awry. Javier Bardem’s portrayal of the said hitman earned him critical praise and numerous awards, including the Academy Award for Best Performance in a Supporting Role.