The 10 Best Picture winners from the last 10 years

The Oscar race is heating up in the Best Picture category – just over a week to go! Before you make your predictions, check out previous winners for a Oscar-themed movie marathon weekend!

  • Argo – Directed and starring Ben Affleck who plays a CIA agent who poses as a Hollywood film producer, this dramatic thriller based on real events chronicles the life-or-death covert operation to rescue six Americans, which unfolded behind the scenes of the Iran hostage crisis. (Movie, 2012) Available on M-GO, Amazon Instant Video, Redbox Instant, HBO GO and Vudu.
  • The Artist – Winner of five Oscars, this artful black-and-white silent film follows the romance between a silent-era superstar on a downward spiral and a rising young starlet who embraces the future of cinema at the dawn of the “talkies.” (Movie, 2011) Available on Netflix, Amazon Instant Video, Redbox Instant and Vudu.
  • The King’s Speech – Starring Colin Firth, this biographical drama follows Britain’s King George VI as he struggles with an embarrassing stutter until he seeks help from unorthodox Australian speech therapist Lionel Logue (Geoffrey Rush). (Movie, 2010) Available on M-GO, Netflix, Redbox Instant and Vudu.
  • The Hurt Locker – When a new sergeant, James (Jeremy Renner), takes over a highly trained bomb disposal team amidst violent conflict, he surprises his two subordinates, Sanborn and Eldridge by recklessly plunging them into a deadly game of urban combat. A movie that the NY Daily News says “deserves to stand as one of the defining films of the decade.” (Movie, 2008) Available on M-GO, Amazon Instant Video, Blockbuster on Demand, Redbox Instant and Vudu.
  • Slumdog Millionaire – When a penniless, eighteen year-old orphan from the slums of Mumbai comes within one question of winning a staggering 20 million rupees on India’s Who Wants To Be A Millionaire? a police investigation reveals his amazing story. (Movie, 2008) Available on M-GO, Amazon Instant Video and Vudu.
  • No Country for Old Men – Based on the novel by a Pulitzer Prize-winning author and featuring an acclaimed cast led by Tommy Lee Jones, details a man as he stumbles on a bloody crime scene, a pickup truck loaded with heroin, and two million dollars in irresistible cash. His decision to take the money sets off an unstoppable chain reaction of violence. Not even west Texas law can contain it. (Movie, 2007) Available on M-GO, Amazon Instant Video, Blockbuster on Demand, Redbox Instant and Vudu.
  • The Departed – An undercover state cop (Leonardo DiCaprio) who has infiltrated an Irish gang and a mole in the police force working for the same mob race to track down and identify each other before being exposed to the enemy, after both sides realize their outfit has a rat. (Movie, 2006) Available on M-GO, Amazon Instant Video, Blockbuster on Demand, Redbox Instant and Vudu.
  • Crash – A crime drama film by Paul Haggis brings together a group of strangers in Los Angeles and how their lives interweave after a car accident. The film underlies the racial and social tensions at the time. A self-described “passion piece” for Haggis, Crash was inspired by a real-life incident in which his Porsche was carjacked outside a video store on Wilshire Boulevard in 1991. (Movie, 2004) Available on M-GO, Amazon Instant Video, Redbox Instant and Vudu.
  • Million Dollar Baby – A deep bond develops between a cantankerous trainer (Clint Eastwood) and the female boxer (Hilary Swank) he reluctantly takes under his wing. (Movie, 2004) Available on Amazon Instant Video, Blockbuster on Demand and Vudu.
  • The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King – Hobbit, Frodo (Elijah Wood), accompanied only by his loyal friend Sam and the hideous, Gollum, ventures deep into the very dark heart of Mordor on his impossible quest to destroy the Ring of Power. (Movie, 2003) Available on M-GO, Hulu Plus, Amazon Instant Video, Blockbuster on Demand, Redbox Instant, Crackle, HBO GO and Vudu.

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  • Paul M.

    Not sure where you get your information from, but Netflix does not have Lord of the Rings…

    • http://www.roku.com/ ROKU

      Thanks for catching, Paul!