Your Movie Bucket List: The Oscars

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Written by Natalie Mootz | Last Updated February 24th, 2020
Natalie has been writing for the web since dinosaurs roamed the earth. Or at least since dinosaurs achieved blogging technology. She's also written for About.com and Joystiq.

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In my continuing quest to get you addicted to classic movies and in honor of the upcoming Academy Awards, today's post features Oscar winners. No, now quit your whining! I know you hate watching the Oscars (dude, I'm so with you) and you think you hate old movies -- but you are wrong, my friend! Well, you're at least wrong about the old movie part. The Oscars show, not so much. Each of today's films has won an Oscar of some type so without further pandering, may I have the envelope, please?

If You Liked... You Might Like... Oscar
Selma The Defiant Ones (1958)
Sidney Poitier is chained together with Tony Curtis while they try
to escape prison. Basically, it's a US race relations allegory --
but with a better ending.
Best Screenplay
Gone Girl All About Eve (1950)
A whack-job tries to steal another actress's career & man with
a long con.
Best Director
A Most Violent Year The Godfather (1972)
An immigrant's son pulls himself up by his bootstraps to
become the head of a mob family, then grooms his replacement.
Best Picture
Big Eyes The Heiress (1949)
A passive, plain, and naive woman falls for a handsome
young man who her emotionally abusive father suspects
is a fortune hunter. At the end you'll say, "You go, girl!"
Best Actress
--?-- To Kill A Mockingbird (1962)
There really isn't another film like this: it's both a warm
coming-of-age story and a story about race relations
in the old South. It's funny, terrifying, warm, chilling, and
one of the best movies you'll ever see.
Best Actor

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