The best Oscar winners on Amazon Prime Instant Video
VOD News | On 28, Feb 2016
It’s always tough to work out which subscription VOD service is better: Netflix UK, Amazon Prime or NOW TV? One way to judge it is to look at how many award winners are on each. So, while we prepare to watch the 2016 Oscars online tonight, we rummage through the streaming line-up to see which Academy Award victors are available to watch.
Amazon, impressively, already boasts several from recent years, including The Hurt Locker. But the quality of its line-up goes back several years, all the way to classics such as Apocalypse Now.
Here are the top Oscar winners on Amazon Prime Video:
Toy Story 3 – Best Animated Feature (2011)
Woody, Buzz and the whole gang return as Andy prepares to depart for college and his loyal toys find themselves in daycare. Funny, silly and beautifully animated, this final part of the trilogy will have you in tears by the perfectly observed end.
The Hurt Locker – Best Picture (2010)
Kathryn Bigelow’s film about a bomb disposal officer made a star of Jeremy Renner, but its real achievement was conveying the adrenaline rush of being in the middle of combat – a constant state of tension that leaves Renner’s soldier wanting more.
The Young Victoria – Best Costume Design (2010)
From an object of a royal power struggle to her romantic courtship and legendary marriage to Prince Albert, Emily Blunt (The Devil Wears Prada) gives a stunning performance as the young Victoria.
Apocalypse Now – Best Picture (1980)
Capt. Willard is sent into Cambodia to assassinate errant US Col Kurtz – one of the army’s most decorated officers. When Willard and his team reach his compound, though, he questions his orders to terminate the colonel’s command.
The Pianist – Best Actor (2003)
This moving and haunting story of survival is based on concert pianist Wladyslaw Szpilman’s memoirs. Escaping deportation, the musician is left behind in the Warsaw ghetto and forced to hide in empty flats to evade capture while scavenging for food.
Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind – Best Original Screenplay (2005)
Charlie Kaufman returns with another mind-bendingly inventive and unconventional romance, starring a heart-breaking Jim Carrey and Kate Winslet.
Schindler’s List – Best Picture (1994)
Steven Spielberg’s telling of the true story of Oskar Schindler, a factory owner who risked his own life to save his Jewish workforce from the Holocaust in World War, is a powerful, important masterpiece.