Natalie Portman is spellbinding in this noir thriller about a ballerina whose obsession with being the perfect Swan Queen in Swan Lake becomes so fervent that she descends into madness. (She earned a best-actress Oscar for the role. ) Mila Kunis costars as Portman’s rival, and their onscreen tension is palpable and electric.
Brie Larson took home the Oscar for best actress in 2016 for her performance in Room, which centers on a woman who’s been held captive for seven years by a sexual predator.
Jordan Peele took home the best original screenplay Oscar for the film, while also earning nominations for best director and best picture.
Olivia Colman, Emma Stone, and Rachel Weisz star in this acclaimed 2018 film about the entangled relationship between Queen Anne, Lady Sarah Churchill, and a courtier named Abigail Masham.
Jordan, Lupita Nyong’o, Danai Gurira, Daniel Kaluuya, Letitia Wright, Winston Duke, Angela Bassett, and Forest Whitaker—and earned several Oscar nominations, including Best Picture.
Colman took home the Oscar in 2019 for her performance, beating out Lady Gaga (A Star Is Born) and the presumed winner, Glenn Close (The Wife).
Lady Gaga earned a best-actress Oscar nomination (and won for best original song) for her turn as Ally Maine in Bradley Cooper’s remake of A Star Is Born.
A track from the film, “Glory” (cowritten by Common and produced by John Legend), took home the best original song Oscar in 2015.
It’s at times bold and bizarre, featuring a particularly arresting scene scored by Britney Spears’s song “Everytime. ” The only issue here is James Franco, whose performance was lauded but was nonetheless problematic for wearing cornrows throughout a majority of the film.
Cooper directed and costarred in the project—earning Oscar noms himself—which centers on a weathered country star who starts a romance with a young singer (Gaga), and her fame soon eclipses his.
The film is arguably one of the most profound in modern cinema, centering on three crucial stages in the life of a young Black man named Chiron Harris (played by Trevante Rhodes, Ashton Sanders, and Alex Hibbert).
It earned then newcomer Melissa McCarthy an Oscar nomination for best supporting actress, which is a big deal because comedies are typically iced out of the Academy Awards.
Emma Stone earned the best actress Oscar in 2017 for her role, while Ryan Gosling earned a nomination.
This film tells the true story of how The Boston Globe’s Spotlight reporting team broke news of the Catholic church’s turning a blind eye to priests’ abuse of children.
Cate Blanchett and Rooney Mara are spellbinding in this 2015 drama based on Patricia Highsmith’s The Price of Salt, about a young shopgirl (Mara) who begins an affair with a glamorous older woman (Blanchett) trapped in a crumbling marriage.
Simmons star in this film about a skilled young drummer who is promoted to his school’s top-tier band, where he clashes with a type-A music teacher who has incredibly intense methods.
It stars Mark Ruffalo, Rachel McAdams, and Michael Keaton, and took home the Oscar for best picture in 2016. Miles Teller and J. K.
It became the first entry from Mexico to win an Oscar for best foreign language film.
Chalamet earned an Oscar nomination for best actor for his performance.
This laugh-out-loud comedy about four friends, played by Queen Latifah, Jada Pinkett Smith, Regina Hall, and Tiffany Haddish, who reconnect on a weekend trip to New Orleans killed at the box office, taking home $30. 4 million domestically opening weekend.
For the role, Awkwafina took home the Golden Globe for best lead actress in a musical or comedy, becoming the first woman of Asian descent to do so.
Natalie Portman fully embodies former first lady Jackie Kennedy in this Academy Award–nominated film, from her breathy tone to her physical gestures and demeanor.
It earned a slew of awards, including an Oscar nomination for best picture.
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