The 92nd Academy Awards have come and gone, and with them, brought an offering of some incredible movies from 2019.
From epic speeches, to history-making wins, it was a cinematic year not to be missed. And while there was a host of excellent nominees for “Best Picture”, as always, only one could take home the golden statue.
Whether you saw those movies in theaters, or if you managed to catch them on Netflix, there were quite a few strong contenders this year in the “Best Picture” category, and the time has finally come to recognize our favorites from this Oscar season.
If you haven’t had the chance to catch all of the nominees, we’ve got you covered. We’ve put together a list of all the Best Picture nominees, so you can capture them, watch them and be ready to discuss the highlights with your friends in the Oscars’ aftermath. With Replay Video Capture, you won’t have to miss out on any of the year’s best movies.
Cheesy teleprompter intro aside, the nominees for Best Picture are…
In this heart-wrenching look at separation and divorce, an all-star cast leads this incredible and moving story of a family trying to find a path forward while at the same time, confronting the reality that their marriage is over. With Scarlet Johansson and Adam Driver nominated for Best Actress and Best Actor, respectively, you can expect A Marriage Story to pull at your heartstrings and raise thought-provoking discussions about marriage and divorce..
In this coming-of-age film directed by Taika Waititi, a young boy struggles to find his voice in Nazi Germany. Jojo, the titular character, is faced with an internal conflict as he tries to find his place as a cadet in the Hitler Youth organization, after learning that his mother is harboring a young Jewish girl in their attic. What makes this satirical coming-of-age comedy unique is Jojo’s imaginary friend who bears witness to Jojo’s life lessons through it all — Adolf Hitler himself.
In one of the most brilliant and disturbing films of the last year, Todd Phillips’ Joker is a study of the motivations that ultimately lead the titular character, Arthur Fleck, into villainy. Bleek and spellbinding, the movie takes a voyage into the well-known Batman story and flips it inside out. Joaquin Phoenix’s performance earns him a well-deserved Oscar in this never-before-told origin story of Joker that is not for the faint of heart.
In a wartime epic that cleaned up at the Golden Globes, Sam Mendes’ 1917 is a tale of bravery and sacrifice that is rumored to have been inspired by war tales of the director’s own grandfather. Not just simply another depiction of World War I, the film follows two British soldiers who receive time-sensitive and seemingly impossible orders. They must cross into enemy territory in order to deliver a message that could potentially save the countless lives of their fellow comrades, including the brother of one of the soldiers. If not for the story, 1917 is worth watching for the cinematography alone, as it was shot unconventionally with a series of continuous, uncut shots that were then uniquely connected to give the feeling of one long take.
Ford v Ferrari is the incredible true-life story between two friends, American automotive designer Carroll Shelby (Matt Damon) and former British race car driver, Ken Miles (Christian Bale), who take on Ford’s rival Enzo Ferrari with their revolutionary vehicle in the race of their lives at the 24 Hours of Le Mans in France in 1966. The film is a perfect mix of sport, humor and drama for racing enthusiasts and not only.
In Martin Scorsese’s turn at producing and directing a Netflix original, we get a crime drama to end all crime dramas. Starring Robert DeNiro (Frank Sheeran), Joe Pesci (Russell Bufalino) and Al Pacino (Jimmy Hoffa), the movie is an epic story of organized crime in post-war America as told through the eyes of Sheeran, a World War II veteran. The Irishman chronicles the disappearance of legendary union boss Jimmy Hoffa, while offering an enlightening journey through the hidden world of organized crime.
Bong Joon-ho’s Parasite was a mover and shaker at this year’s Academy Awards; the film took home the most awards, including Best Picture, making it the first time ever that a foreign language film has won the category. Offering dark humor, drama and countless edge-of-your-seat moments, the film is a depiction of greed and class discrimination, and how this unfortunate societal reality threatens the newly formed relationship between the privileged Park family and that of the poor Kims.
Quentin Tarantino’s controversial ninth film stars, most notably, Leonardo DiCaprio in the lead role of Hollywood actor Rick Dalton, Brad Pitt as Cliff Booth, Dalton’s best friend and stuntman, and Margot Robbie as Sharon Tate. The film follows Dalton and Booth as they struggle to stay relevant and active in the Hollywood scene and as a surprise, touches on the unfortunate story of the Charles Manson cult and the murder of Sharon Tate. For those who have missed a good story with the classic gory twist of Tarantino, topped off with a star-studded cast: this one’s for you.
The movie Little Women is based on the beautiful tale of four sisters in the post-Civil War era in the United States, penned by Louisa May Alcott. The March sisters include Jo, Amy, Meg and Beth. Jo is a writer living in New York. Amy studies painting in Paris and has a fortuitous meeting with a childhood crush who proposed to her sister Jo but was ultimately turned down. Meg is married, while Beth develops a critical illness that brings the family together again.
With this epic list of movies at your fingertips, you’re all set for many nights of cinema gold. Find them online and download them to your computer, phone or tablet to make watching them all that much easier.
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