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Must Watch Oscar Winning Movies List Year Wise 2000-21

Oscar Movies 2000-21

Year of Oscar Movies Name
2000 American Beauty
2001 Gladiator
2002 A Beautiful Mind
2003 Chicago
2004 The Lord of the Rings
2005 Million Dollar Baby
2006 Crash
2007 The Departed
2008 No Country for Old Men
2009 Slumdog Millionaire
2010 The Hurt Locker
2011 The King's Speech
2012 The Artist
2013 Argo
2014 12 Years A Slave
2015 Birdman
2016 Spotlight
2017 Moonlight
2018 The Shape of Water
2019 Green Book
2020 Parasite
2021 Nomadland

American Beauty

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(2000)

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English

Running Time :

108 minutes

Genre :

Romance | Comedy

Budget :

$15 million

Box Office :

$356 million

Plot:

LESTER IS GOING THROUGH A MID WEED WITH HIS CREEPY NEXT DOOR LIFE CRISIS, HE BLACKMAILS HIS BOSS AND QUITS HIS JOB, HE STARTS BUYING AND SMOKING NEIGHBOUR WHO FILMS THE FAMILY FROM A DISTANCE. LESTER FALLS OUT WITH HIS WIFE AND ON UNLAWFUL DESIRE TOWARDS HIS TOP OF THAT DEVELOPS A TEENAGE DAUGHTERS BEST FRIEND.

Gladiator

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(2001)

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Language :

English

Running Time :

103 minutes

Genre :

Epic | Historical

Budget :

$103 million

Box Office :

$360 million

Plot:

Commodus seizes control and demotes Maximus, one of his father, Emperor Marcus Aurelius' favourite generals. As a result, Maximus is forced to fight as a gladiator until he dies.

A Beautiful Mind

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(2002)

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Language :

English

Running Time :

135 minutes

Genre :

Biological drama

Budget :

$58 million

Box Office :

$316 million

Plot:

A story of a mathematical genius on a harrowing path of self discovery, A Beautiful Mind explores various facades of human emotions. John Nash, at the brink of international acclaim, discovers a side of himself he was unaware of. The film based on the book by Sylvia Nasar explores commitment, success and a heartbreaking folly of the human mind.

Chicago

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(2003)

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Language :

English

Running Time :

113 minutes

Genre :

Comedy drama Crime

Budget :

$45 million

Box Office :

$306 million

Plot:

Chicago is a 2002 American satirical musical black comedy crime film based on the 1975 stage musical of the same name. It explores the themes of celebrity, scandal, and corruption in Chicago during the Jazz Age.

The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King

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(2004)

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Language :

English

Running Time :

201 minutes

Genre :

Epic Fantasy Adventure

Budget :

$94 million

Box Office :

$1.1 billion

Plot:

The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King is a 2003 epic fantasy adventure film directed by Peter Jackson, based on the third volume of J. R. R. Tolkien's The Lord of the Rings. story Of the movie Former members of the Fellowship prepare for the final battle. While Frodo and Sam approach Mount Doom to destroy the One Ring, Gollum leads them down a route they are ignorant of.

Million Dollar Baby

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(2005)

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Language :

English

Running Time :

132 minutes

Genre :

Sports Drama

Budget :

$30 million

Box Office :

$216 million

Plot:

Million Dollar Baby is a 2004 American sports drama film directed, co-produced, scored by and starring Clint Eastwood written by Paul Haggis

THE PLOT IS ABOUT A WOMAN, AN AMATEUR BOXER WHO SEEKS HELP FROM BOXING TRAINER TO ACHIEVE HER DREAMS OF BECOMING A PROFESSIONAL. IT IS NOT A MOVIE OF EVERYTHING GOES WELL, AN ACCIDENT DURING THE MATCH WILL CHANGE HER LIFE FOREVER

Crash

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(2006)

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Language :

English

Running Time :

112 minutes

Genre :

Crime Drama

Budget :

$6.5 million

Box Office :

$98 million

Plot:

Crash is a 2004 crime drama film produced, directed, and written by Paul Haggis. A self-described "passion piece" for Haggis, the film features racial and social tensions in Los Angeles and was inspired by a real-life incident in which his Porsche was carjacked in 1991 outside a video store on Wilshire Boulevard

In the aftermath of the September 11 terrorist attacks in New York, a group of strangers in Los Angeles wrestle with issues of race, class, family, and gender.

The Departed

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(2007)

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Language :

English

Running Time :

151 minutes

Genre :

Crime Drama

Budget :

$90 million

Box Office :

$291 million

Plot:

The Departed is a 2006 American crime drama film directed by Martin Scorsese and written by William Monahan. It is a remake of the 2002 Hong Kong film Infernal Affairs and is also loosely based on the real-life Boston Winter Hill Gang; the character Colin Sullivan is based on the corrupt FBI agent John Connolly, while the character Frank Costello is based on Irish-American gangster Whitey Bulger.

The Departed Story is A man named Sullivan joins the Special Investigation Unit to be an informant for his mob boss named Costello. On the other hand, Costigan from a corrupted family who is recruited by a state captain to be his informant in Costello's gang. How the two informants got their way out is the rest of "The Departed"

No Country for Old Men

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(2008)

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Language :

English

Running Time :

122 minutes

Genre :

Crime Thriller

Budget :

$25 million

Box Office :

$171 million

Plot:

No Country for Old Men is a 2007 American neo-Western crime thriller film written and directed by Joel and Ethan Coen, based on Cormac McCarthy's 2005 novel of the same name.

When a hunter uncovers two million dollars while wandering through the aftermath of a cocaine deal, his life is turned upside down. For that, he is hounded by a psychopath who is after the money.

Slumdog Millionaire

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(2009)

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Language :

English

Running Time :

120 minutes

Genre :

Drama

Budget :

$15 million

Box Office :

$378 million

Plot:

Slumdog Millionaire is a 2008 British drama film that is a loose adaptation of the novel Q & A (2005) by Indian author Vikas Swarup, telling the story of 18-year-old Jamal Malik from the Juhu slums of Mumbai.

A teen from Mumbai's slums auditions for the reality show 'Kaun Banega Crorepati?' When questioned about cheating, he goes back in time and reveals how he had all the answers.

The Hurt Locker

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(2010)

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Language :

English

Running Time :

131 minutes

Genre :

War Thriller

Budget :

$15 million

Box Office :

$49 million

Plot:

The Hurt Locker is a 2008 American war thriller film directed by Kathryn Bigelow and written by Mark Boal.

During the Iraq War, Sergeant William James is in charge of training a bomb disposal unit. Conflicts with his subordinates arise as a result of his ideas and careless approach to the job.

The King's Speech

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(2011)

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Language :

English

Running Time :

119 minutes

Genre :

Drama History

Budget :

$15 million

Box Office :

$427 million

Plot:

The King's Speech is a 2010 British historical drama film directed by Tom Hooper and written by David Seidler.

Story is King George VI tries to overcome his stammering problem with the help of speech therapist Lionel Logue and makes himself worthy enough to lead his country through World War II.

The Artist

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(2012)

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Language :

French

Running Time :

100 minutes

Genre :

Romkance Drama

Budget :

$15 million

Box Office :

$133 million

Plot:

The Artist is a 2011 French comedy-drama film in the style of a black-and-white silent film or part-talkie. The film was written and directed by Michel Hazanavicius,

A popular American actor (George) from the silent film era (the 1920s) crosses paths with an up-and coming actress (Peppy) who spearheads the talkies era of film (the 1930s). Unwilling to adjust to the new era of film, George loses everything until Peppy steps in and helps him back on his feet. Together they take on the talkies era.

Argo

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(2013)

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Language :

English

Running Time :

120 minutes

Genre :

Thriller Drama

Budget :

$44 million

Box Office :

$232 million

Plot:

Argo is a 2012 American historical drama thriller film directed by Ben Affleck. Screenwriter Chris Terrio adapted the screenplay from the 1999 book by the U.S. Central Intelligence Agency operative Tony Mendez.

An exfiltration specialist masquerades as a Hollywood producer in order to rescue six Americans who are held captive in Tehran during the US hostage crisis in Iran.

12 Years A Slave

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(2014)

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Language :

English

Running Time :

134 minutes

Genre :

Drama History

Budget :

$22 million

Box Office :

$187 million

Plot:

12 Years a Slave is a 2013 biographical period-drama film directed by Steve McQueen and an adaptation of the 1853 slave memoir Twelve Years a Slave by Solomon Northup, a New York State-born free African-American man who was kidnapped in Washington, D.C., by two conmen in 1841 and sold into slavery. Northup was put to work on plantations in the state of Louisiana for 12 years before being released.

Birdman

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(2015)

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Language :

English

Running Time :

119 minutes

Genre :

Comedy Drama

Budget :

$18 million

Box Office :

$103 million

Plot:

Birdman or (The Unexpected Virtue of Ignorance) is a 2014 American black comedy-drama film directed by Alejandro G. Iñárritu. It was written by Iñárritu, Nicolás Giacobone, Alexander Dinelaris Jr., and Armando Bó.

A failing movie star, Riggan Thomson, seeks to revive his career with a passionate Broadway performance. However, his co-star is injured during rehearsals, prompting him to recruit a new actor.

Spotlight

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(2016)

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Language :

English

Running Time :

129 minutes

Genre :

Drama History

Budget :

$20 million

Box Office :

$98 million

Plot:

Spotlight is a 2015 American biographical drama film directed by Tom McCarthy and written by McCarthy and Josh Singer. The film follows The Boston Globe's "Spotlight" team, the oldest continuously operating newspaper investigative journalist unit in the United States,

Martin Baron is hired as an editor at the Boston Globe, where he encourages four journalists, Michael, Walter, Sacha, and Matt, to follow a storey regarding child abuse allegations against a local church.

Moonlight

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(2017)

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Language :

English

Running Time :

111 minutes

Genre :

Drama

Budget :

$1.5 million

Box Office :

$65 million

Plot:

Moonlight is a 2016 American coming-of-age drama film written and directed by Barry Jenkins, based on Tarell Alvin McCraney's unpublished semi-autobiographical play In Moonlight Black Boys Look Blue

Chiron, a drug dealer, mentors Chiron, a young African-American child, and instructs him to forge his own path. Juan's wisdom has a lasting impact on him as he grows up in Miami.

The Shape of Water

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(2018)

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Language :

English

Running Time :

123 minutes

Genre :

Romance Fantasy

Budget :

$20 million

Box Office :

$195 million

Plot:

The Shape of Water is a 2017 American romantic fantasy film directed by Guillermo del Toro and written by del Toro and Vanessa Taylor. Elisa, a lonely janitor, stumbles upon an amphibious creature that is held captive in a secret research facility. She then develops a unique relationship with the creature.

Green Book

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(2019)

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Language :

English

Running Time :

130 minutes

Genre :

Comedy Drama

Budget :

$21 million

Box Office :

$321 million

Plot:

Green Book is a 2018 American biographical comedy-drama film directed by Peter Farrelly. Set in 1962, the film is inspired by the true story of a tour of the Deep South by African American classical and jazz pianist Don Shirley and Italian American bouncer Frank "Tony Lip" Vallelonga, who served as Shirley's driver and bodyguard. The film was written by Farrelly, Brian Hayes Currie and Vallelonga's son, Nick Vallelonga, based on interviews with his father and Shirley, as well as letters his father wrote to his mother. The film is named after The Negro Motorist Green Book, a mid-20th century guidebook for African-American travelers written by Victor Hugo Green.

Parasite

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(2015)

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Language :

Korean

Running Time :

132 minutes

Genre :

Thriller Drama

Budget :

$15 million

Box Office :

$259 million

Plot:

Parasite is an 2019 South Korean black comedy thriller film directed by Bong Joon-ho, When the son starts working for the wealthy Park family, the impoverished Kim family sees an opportunity. Soon, they all find a way to work in the same house and begin living a parasitic existence.

Nomadland

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(2021)

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Language :

English

Running Time :

108 minutes

Genre :

Drama

Budget :

$5 million

Box Office :

$39 million

Plot:

Nomadland is a 2020 American drama film written for the screen, produced, edited, and directed by Chloé Zhao. Based on the 2017 nonfiction book Nomadland: Surviving America in the Twenty-First Century by Jessica Bruder, the film stars Frances McDormand (who is also a producer on the film)

Nomadland is based on the journalist Jessica Bruder's non - fiction book Nomadland Surviving America in the twenty first century. The director tells an emotional and melancholic story about a woman who becomes a road nomad. The movie had won 3 Oscar awards for best movie, best director and best actress. This is also a movie about the lonliness of the individual against the system.

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