Before anyone asks no I haven’t seen (insert movie not on this list) honestly do I look like I have 1.5 – 2 hours to spare?
Glad that’s out of the way okay, here it is, enjoy (you’re welcome Jacob).
The Wizard of Oz
Best Original Song & Best Original Score (1939)
This movie is pretty great because without The Wizard of Oz there would be no Wicked! and Wicked! is the best everyone go see Wicked!
Best Original Song & Best Original Score (1940)
I’ve seen my share of Disney animated movies and this one is pretty good but not the best. Only one song from it is a banger and a subpar banger compared to future Disney songs. But the little puppet boy has a cricket friend and that’s pretty relatable to me. Also what happens when Pinocchio says “my nose is about to grow?”
Best Actress, Best Costume Design, & Best Writing (1953)
I watched this a long time ago because when I was in school learning Italian our teacher believed watching a film set in Italy counted as valuable education. Either Gregory Peck or Audrey Hepburn is pretending to be poor when they’re actually a royal and just casually hangs out in Rome while the other one falls in love. I really forget all the details but I can tell you for certain it’s set in Rome.
Breakfast At Tiffany’s
Best Original Song & Best Original Score (1961)
This ones almost the opposite of Roman Holiday because instead of pretending to be poor Audrey is lying to herself about being rich and is so intrenched in this lie she actually believes it. That iconic scene standing outside the window eating a croissant? It’s cool but way better things happen like when she ditches the dude to go chase her cat named Cat.
To Kill A Mockingbird
Best Actor, Best Adapted Screenplay, & Best Art Direction (1962)
You know how they would force you to read a book for English class and instead of reading it you’d just watch the movie and hope for the best? That’s how you end up watching this movie. Also ironic how a movie that’s based on a statement about racism won all these awards from The Academy which is made up of old white men.
Best Actress, Best Editing, Best Visual Effects, Best Original Song, & Best Original Score (1964)
Julie Andrews saves everyone and I feel like there’s gonna be some other films on this list where she does the same thing. She sings some great songs and no one quite knows what Dick Van Dyke’s job actually is (himself included) but its okay because they jump into some chalk drawings and in the end someone dies from laughter. 10/10 recommend.
My Fair Lady
Best Picture, Best Directing, Best Actor, Best Cinematography, Best Sound, Best Adaptation, Best Art Direction, & Best Costume Design (1964)
Why did they cast Audrey Hepburn if she can’t sing, why not let the same person sing and act? I didn’t even realise technology was good enough to dub over the voices back in those days. Wild. Also this film is great because of that line “The rain in Spain falls mainly on the plane.” But say it like a bogan. Amazing.
The Sound of Music
Best Picture, Best Director, Best Sound Mixing, Best Film Editing, & Best Music Adaptation – (1965)
Once again Julie Andrews is saving the day. Also literally everyone learnt sol-fa from this movie and I think that’s beautiful. Thank you Queen Julie Andrews.
Romeo and Juliet
Best Cinematography & Best Costume Design (1968)
Far out don’t bother watching this one watch the Baz Luhrmann version instead.
Best Picture, Best Director, Best Musical Adaptation, Best Art Direction, & Best Sound – (1968)
I definitely watched this once but I barely remember the movie. I was maybe 12. I also saw the musical when my high school put it on. I think they mention a kangaroo in one song.