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20 Oscar-winning movies to watch on Amazon Prime Video

Ahead of the 2018 Academy Awards, check out the award winning movies available to watch on Amazon right now

Published: Wednesday, 21st February 2018 at 10:00 am

Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring

While the awards didn’t quite start to flow in the headline-grabbing categories until the Two Towers, Peter Jackson’s cinematic introduction to Middle Earth still took home four statues including best cinematography and best original score. The Fellowship of the Ring doesn't have the glamorous battle scenes of the Two Towers or The Return of the King, but an extended stay in the immersive environment of the Shire alone gives this film infinite re-watchability. Watch on Amazon

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Chinatown

Jack Nicholson and Faye Dunaway were robbed of Oscars by Art Carney and Ellen Burstyn at the 1975 Academy Awards, despite powerful performances in this sleek detective film from Roman Polanski. The film did however, bag a best original screenplay award. Watch on Amazon


Lost in Translation

A rare low-key gem that wowed Oscar voters: Sofia Coppola's romance took home best adapted screenplay in 2004, and she would have surely taken home the best director statue if it wasn't for the overwhelming dominance of Peter Jackson's Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King. Bill Murray and Scarlett Johansson put in stellar performances as a couple of lost souls who find themselves, and each other, in Tokyo. Watch on Amazon


The Deer Hunter

After tackling the difficult subject of the Vietnam War while the wounds were still fresh, Michael Cimino's drama was rewarded handsomely. It took home a whopping five awards including best picture, best director and best supporting actor for Christopher Walken at the Oscars in 1979. Watch on Amazon

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Arrival

Denis Villeneuve's breathtaking extra-terrestrial drama exists on the same intellectual plane as Christopher Nolan's Interstellar - and quite rightly bagged the Oscar for best Sound Editing in 2017. Watch on Amazon

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