A Selection of Top 10 Oscar Winning Movies of All Time

A Selection of Top 10 Oscar Winning Movies of All Time
09 Mar 2012

Below is a collection of the Top 10 Oscar winning movies of all time; these movies have remained evergreen throughout the history.

  1. Ben-Hur – An Epic

Filmed in 1959, this great epic film has not only won the highest numbers of Oscars yet, but is also legendary in many other aspects; like having the music score that remained influential for more than 15 years over cinema and a 9-minute scene of chariot race which is an unforgettable sequence without any modern computer graphics. It won 11 Oscars out of 12 nominations.

  1. West Side Story – A 1961 Musical

This musical, directed by Robert Wise in association with Jerome Robbins, had been an adaptation of another Broadway Musical which was again inspired from Romeo and Juliet. Although involved in controversies during making, it won 10 Oscars out of the 11 nominations with the soundtrack album reaching highest sales of the time.

  1. Gone With The Wind – Greatest Hit of All Time

Winning around 10 Oscars, this great historical epic made in 1939 was the highest ranking movie until Ben-Hur was made 20 years later. Also the longest film directed for the first time, this unforgettable movie was also the first main film that was shot in color.

  1. Gigi – A Hit Musical

Another musical film that had a plausible number of 9 Oscars, Gigi was filmed in 1958 featuring some of the greatest songs and lyrics. It was a last notable achievement of MGM musical.

  1. My Fair Lady

Another famous and 8 Oscar Award- wining musical after Gigi which followed only after 5 years, was an adaptation of a stage musical; however a couple of its famous scenes were taken from the previous film made on the same musical.

 

  1. From Here to Eternity

A 1953 drama film, the story of which had been taken from the novel From Here To Eternity, is based upon soldiers, who had been posted in Hawaii at the time of World War II. The movie also deals with the attack on Pearl Harbor. It won 8 Oscars out of the 13 nominations that it got.

  1. Lawrence of Arabia – A 1962 British Film’

A film based on the life of Thomas Edward Lawrence and his role as a liaison officer through the Arab uprising against the Ottoman Turkish.  It won 7 Oscars out of the 10 nominations that it received.

  1. All About Eve – A Famous Bette Davis Film

Up until Titanic, All About Eve had been the only movie to receive 14 nominations. Though it got only 6 Oscars out of 14, it is still the only movie having 4 female acting nominations.

  1. The Sound of Music

A 1965 film based on the Broadway Musical of the same name, has some of the best lyrics ever written including “Sixteen Going on Seventeen”, “My Favorite Things”  and “Do-Re-Mi.” undoubtedly one of the most famous movies of all time received 5 Oscars.

  1. Around The World in 80 Days

Last but certainly not the least, this 1956 adventure movie had won 5 Oscars out of the 8 nominations.

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Jyotsna Ramani

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