what oscar winning films to watch

Which films should you watch after the Oscars and BAFTAS 2021

After a year of cinemas being shut, the awards shows have given us a list of movies to add to our Netflix watch lists. If you’re looking for some good movies, here are all the BAFTA and Oscar winning films you should watch!

1. Promising Young Woman

This dark comedy thriller was written and directed by Emerald Fennel. It stars Carey Mulligan, Bo Burnham, Alison Brie, Clancy Brown, Jennifer Coolidge, Laverne Cox and Connie Briton. The film received Best Original Screenplay at the Academy Awards and the BAFTAs, as well as Outstanding British Film. The plot follows Carey Mulligan’s character as she avenges the death of her best friend, a victim of sexual assault.

2. Nomadland

Directed by Chloe Zhao, this film features Frances McDormand as the lead role. The film won Best Motion Picture, Best Performance, and Best Director at the Oscars. The film follows a woman in her sixties who embarks on a journey to the American West to live in a van as a modern-day Nomad.

3. Judas and The Black Messiah

Starring Daniel Kaluuya, this movie won Best Performance and Best Original Soundtrack at the Oscars. The movie follows William O’Neal infiltrating the Black Panther Party to gather information after being offered a plea deal by the FBI.

4. Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom

With Viola Davis and the late Chadwick Boseman, Ma Rainey won Best Makeup and Hair and Best Costume. The film is about a blues singer, Ma Rainey, and her band. They gather at a recording studio in 1927, and it follows the tensions that rise.

5. Emma

This beautiful film was nominated in both the BAFTAs and the Oscars but unfortunately did not win. The movie is set in the 1800s and follows a woman as she meddles in her friends love lives. It is based on a novel by the same name written by Jane Austen.

6. Sound of Metal

Made in 2019, this film follows a heavy-metal drummer whose life is thrown into chaos when he begins to lose his hearing. The movie won Best Sound and Best Editing in the Oscars and stars Riz Ahmed.

7. Another Round

Ever wondered what teachers get up to outside of school? In this Scandinavian movie, Mads Mikkelsen stars as one of four high school teachers who consume excessive alcohol on a daily basis to see how it affects their social and professional lives. It won Best International Feature Film for Denmark in the Oscars.

8. Minari

A heartwarming film with The Walking Dead’s Steven Yeun, Minari follows a Korean family as they start a film in 1980s Arkansas. The movie won Best Supporting Actress for Yuh-Jung Youn’s performance.

9. Borat Subsequent Moviefilm

The follow up to the arguably infamous Borat, this mockumentary follows Borat’s return from Kazakhastan to America to reveal and learn more about American culture, COVID-19 and political elections. The movie was nominated for 2 Oscars, and whilst it did not win them, it has won 37 other awards.

10. The Father

With much-beloved Anthony Hopkins, Olivia Colman and Mark Gatiss, this adaptation of a play sees a man refusing assistance from his daughter as he gets older, despite his mental state seeming to deteriorate. The film won 2 Oscars.

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