Inexplicably beaten to the best picture gong in 1991 by Dances With Wolves, Martin Scorsese’s gangster classic saw some compensation with Joe Pesci taking home the supporting actor award for his role as a funny guy. Watch on Amazon
Christopher Nolan takes viewers on a journey through time and space in this epic sci-fi drama, which stars Matthew McConaughey as a desperate father who travels through a wormhole in search of a new home for humanity. It took home the award for best visual effects, undoubtedly thanks to that mind-blowing sequence at the climax. Watch on Amazon
Silence of the Lambs
Jonathan Demme's adaptation of Thomas Harris' crime novel swept the board at the 1992 Academy Awards, taking home best picture and best director, and both Anthony Hopkins and Jodie Foster took home acting awards for their turns as the cannibalistic murder and FBI detective at the heart of the story. Watch on Amazon
The Coen Brothers' neo-noir western swept the board in 2008, winning best picture, best director and best adapted screenplay. There was also a best supporting actor win for Javier Bardem's chilling performance as hitman Anton Chigurh. Watch on Amazon
Kenneth Lonergan’s melancholic masterpiece was awarded best original screenplay earlier this year, while Casey Affleck took home the best actor statue for his moving performance as a lowly Bostonian haunted by a trauma in his past. The film finds Affleck in isolation, reluctant to re-immerse himself in society when his brother dies, leaving a teenage son in his care.
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