Winter is among us so while you cozy in for a weekend hibernation you might be looking for something to watch and we've got suggestions. Whether you know these films by heart or are only hearing about them for the first time, they are all worth watching and they are all available to watch instantly on Netflix.
We give you two Tarantino's, one Danny Boyle, one Julian Schnabel, and one John Madden. Together, they offer 25 Oscar nominations, 8 of those are wins including 1 Best Picture. Can you match the awards and directors to their films?
Fans. You know it well. Quentin Tarantino's first film. Does it ever get old? Watch the remastered HD trailer first and then hang out with the men in black all weekend.
Julian Schnabel directed this film nominated for four Oscars, about the true story of Elle editor Jean-Dominique Bauby who suffered a stroke which rendered him mute and almost completely paralyzed. His only communication to others, which included the dication of his autobiography was by blinking his left eye.
"A dog's got personality. Personality goes a long way." Says Jules Winnfield in Tarantino's Oscar-winning film for Best Original Screenplay, Pulp Fiction. The film was nominated for four Oscars and is on so many 'best of' lists we stopped counting. Hang out with Mia, Vince, Jules, The Wolf, Bruce, Marsellus and the gang and mute the volume to prove you can recite the entire film. "Say what again...!"
Nominated for thirteen Oscars, winning seven including Best Picture, John Madden's love story about The Bard stars some of the best actors in the world - Geoffrey Rush, Judi Dench, Joseph Fiennes, Gwyneth Paltrow, Tom Wilkinson and Colin Firth, to name a few. Even Ben Affleck brings comic relief to a perfectly written script by the amazing Tom Stoppard and Marc Norman.
Danny Boyle made a star out of Ewan McGregor and his book to film adaptation was nominated for Best Adapted Screenplay in 1996. The soundtrack is timeless which includes tracks from Iggy Pop, New Order and Lou Reed. The film manages to make an enjoyable watch out of following the misadventures of young men in Edinburgh trying to find their way out of joblessness, aimless relationships and drug addiction. And of course there's that toilet scene.
Watch The Diving Bell and the Butterfly
Watch Pulp Fiction
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