Saturday, 21 February 2015

Thursday Picks - Oscar Winning Movies

This one is a bit late due to an illness however better late than never. This weeks theme is Oscar Winning Movies and for this one I have decided to choose one film from the 80s, 90s, 00s and 10s.


Rain Man 

Starring Dustin Hoffman and Tom Cruise. Two brothers who didn't know existed are brought together after their father dies and leaves his fortune to Raymond the savant brother and barely nothing to Charlie. Together the embark on a cross country adventure.


Forrest Gump

Starring Tom Hanks and Gary Sinise. Following the story told by Forrest Gump through his childhood with his mum and friend and crush Jenny, onto his teen years where he discovers he can run fast and play football. Forrest recounts his time in the army where he saves Lt Dan and meets Bubba who loves his shrimp. Bubba doesn't make it back and once released from the army Forrest starts shrimping and with the help of Lt Dan they start a very successful business. Forrest however is still in love with Jenny and sadly his mum passes away, however he reacquaints himself with Jenny and discovers he has a son.


The Lord of The Rings: The Return of The King

Starring Elijah Wood and Viggo Mortensen. The final installment of The Lord of The Rings Trilogy sees the battle for Middle Earth grow bigger and bigger. Frodo and Sam are vying to get the ring to the fiery mountains of Mordor and restore their world to peace once more. A film full of action, drama and sadness but one in which the good prevail and those who have stood against evil become free once again and the King has returned to his rightful throne.

2010s (so far)

The Kings Speech

Starring Colin Firth and Helena Bonham Carter. The story of King George VI of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, his impromptu ascension to the throne and the speech therapist who helped the unsure monarch become worthy of it.


  1. I like Rain Man too, and, in my opinion, it was a solid depiction of autism for its time. The King's Speech is terrific too, and I love the LotR trilogy. Great post!

  2. TLOTR and Rain Man are picked twice for this list.