The 5 Best Oscar-Winning Movies on Disney+: Just because you’re going on a pleasant, fluffy nostalgia trip with Disney+ doesn’t mean you can’t make your night a bit more prestigious.
The streaming service boasts a long list of stunning Oscar winners, extending back to the 1930s, thanks to Disney’s long-standing supremacy.
We’ve trimmed the list down to the best of the best, which you may peruse below.
If you’re looking for something a little unusual, you’ve come to the right place. On the platform, you may find the best comedies, action flicks, and hidden gems.
1. Nomadland (2020)
The film, set in 2020, follows a lady in her sixties who has lost all she owns as a result of the Great Recession. She starts on a trek through the American West as a van-dwelling modern-day nomad with nothing to her name.
Nomadland won Best Picture, Best Actress, and Best Director at this year’s Oscars, based on the 2017 non-fiction book Nomadland: Surviving America in the Twenty-First Century.
Chloé Zhao wrote, produced, edited, and directed Nomadland, a 2020 American drama film.
It stars Frances McDormand as a widow who leaves to travel around the United States in her van as a nomad, based on Jessica Bruder’s 2017 nonfiction book Nomadland: Surviving America in the Twenty-First Century.
In a supporting part, David Strathairn appears. Linda May, Swankie, and Bob Wells, all real-life nomads, feature as fictionalized versions of themselves.
Nomadland premiered at the Venice Film Festival on September 11, 2020, and received the Golden Lion. At the Toronto International Film Festival, it also won the People’s Choice Award.
2. Soul (2020)
Soul, which won Best Animated Feature and Best Original Score at this year’s Oscars, is a film about a middle-school band teacher named Joe.
Despite his enthusiasm for jazz, his life has not turned out as he had hoped. Joe travels to another planet due to an unfortunate occurrence to assist someone in discovering their own passion, and along the road, he realizes what it is to have a soul. You’ll probably need a box of tissues nearby, just like in any Pixar picture.
Pixar Animation Studios’ Soul is a 2020 American computer-animated comedy-drama film that will be distributed by Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures.
Dana Murray produced the picture, which was directed by Pete Docter and written by Docter, Mike Jones, and Kemp Powers.
Jamie Foxx, Tina Fey, Graham Norton, Rachel House, Alice Braga, Richard Ayoade, Phylicia Rashad, Donnell Rawlings, Questlove, and Angela Bassett lend their voices to the film. Joe Gardner (Foxx) is a pianist who strives to reconnect his split soul and body before his big break as a jazz musician.
3. Jojo Rabbit (2019)
Taika Waititi wrote and directed the film Jojo Rabbit. Jojo, a lonely German kid, discovers that his mother is keeping a Jewish girl hidden in their attic.
As World War II rages on, the ten-year-old Hitler Youth member must confront his blind nationalism with the help of his imaginary companion, Adolf Hitler. Last year’s Oscars awarded the 2019 comedy-drama Best Adapted Screenplay.
Taika Waititi wrote and directed Jojo Rabbit, a 2019 comedy-drama film based on Christine Leunens’ 2008 novel Caging Skies.
Johannes “Jojo” Betzler, played by Roman Griffin Davis, is a ten-year-old Hitler Youth member who discovers that his mother (Scarlett Johansson) is concealing a Jewish girl (Thomasin McKenzie) in their attic.
The entrance of his imaginary friend (Waititi), a whimsical version of Adolf Hitler with a comic take on the politics of the war, forces him to reassess his convictions. Sam Rockwell, Rebel Wilson, Stephen Merchant, and Alfie Allen all-star in the film.
4. The Shape Of Water (2017)
In 1962 Baltimore, The Shape of Water tells the narrative of Elisa, a mute, solitary woman who works as a cleaning lady in a secret, high-security government laboratory.
When she learns the lab’s hidden secret in the form of a bizarre, scaled monster living in a water tank, her life is turned upside down. Despite its strangeness, the film was nominated for Best Picture, Director, Score, and Production Design in 2018.
Guillermo del Toro’s The Shape of Water is a 2017 American romantic fantasy film directed and written by del Toro and Vanessa Taylor. Michael Shannon, Richard Jenkins, Doug Jones, Michael Stuhlbarg, and Octavia Spencer feature in the film.
The film is set in 1962 Baltimore, Maryland, and follows a mute cleaner in a high-security government facility who falls in love with a trapped humanoid amphibian creature and decides to save him from a wicked colonel.
From August to November 2016, filming took conducted on location in Ontario, Canada.
5. The Jungle Book (2016)
The Jungle Book, which won the Academy Award for Best Visual Effects in 2017, is about Mowgli, a human boy who has been raised by wolves since birth.
After the terrifying tiger Shere Khan gained control, he was forced to flee his sole home. Mowgli meets a variety of forest animals on his quest for self-discovery and learns crucial life lessons along the way.
Jon Favreau directed and produced The Jungle Book, a 2016 American adventure drama film written by Justin Marks and produced by Walt Disney Pictures.
The film is a live-action/CGI adaptation of Walt Disney’s 1967 animated film of the same name, based on Rudyard Kipling’s eponymous collective works.
Mowgli is played by Neel Sethi, an orphaned human youngster who embarks on a quest of self-discovery while avoiding the frightening Shere Khan with the help of his animal protectors.
Bill Murray, Ben Kingsley, Idris Elba, Lupita Nyong’o, Scarlett Johansson, Giancarlo Esposito, and Christopher Walken provide voice and motion capture performances in the film.
The film’s story was conceived by Favreau, Marks, and producer Brigham Taylor as a compromise between Disney’s animated adaptation and Kipling’s original works, drawing elements from both.
Principal photography began in 2014, with all of the filming taking place in Los Angeles. To illustrate the animals and environments in the film, a lot of computer-generated imagery was used.