Amadeus

Movie: Amadeus Release Date: September 6, 1984 Director: Milos Foreman Starring: F. Murray Abraham, Tom Hulce, Elizabeth Berridge, Simon Callow, Roy Dotrice, Christine Ebersole, Jeffrey Jones, Charles Kay Personal History: Watched Before Rating: 8.5 Oscars out of 10 ‘Amadeus’ was both a financial and critical success when it was released in 1984. It was nominated…

Terms of Endearment

Movie: Terms of Endearment Release Date: November 23, 1983 Director: James L. Brooks Starring: Shirley MacLaine, Debra Winger, Jack Nicholson, Danny DeVito, Jeff Daniels, John Lithgow Personal History: Watched Before Rating: 9.75 Oscars out of 10 The Academy Award Best Picture Movie Challenge is zooming right along. I am now more than half way through…

Gandhi

Movie: Gandhi Release Date: December 3, 1982 Director: Richard Attenborough Starring: Ben Kingsley, Candace Bergen, Edward Fox, John Gielgud, Trevor Howard, John Mills, Martin Sheen Personal History: Watched Before Rating: 8 Oscars out of 10 ‘Gandhi’ was a huge critical and commercial success when it was released in 1982. For a three plus hour movie,…

Chariots of Fire

Movie: Chariots of Fire Release Date: March 30, 1981 Director: Hugh Hudson Starring: Ben Cross, Ian Charleson, Nigel Havers, Cheryl Campbell, Alice Krige, Lindsay Anderson, Dennis Christopher, Nigel Davenport, Brad Davis, Peter Egan, John Gielgud, Ian Holm, Patrick Magee Personal History: Watched Before Rating: 8 Oscars out of 10 Nominated for seven Academy Awards and…

Ordinary People

Movie: Ordinary People Release Date: September 19, 1980 Director: Robert Redford Starring: Mary Tyler Moore, Donald Sutherland, Timothy Hutton, Judd Hirsch Personal History: Watched Before Rating: 8.5 Oscars out of 10 I have finally made it to the greatest decade ever – the 1980’s – on my Academy Award Best Picture Movie Challenge. That decade…

Kramer vs. Kramer

Movie: Kramer vs. Kramer Release Date: December 19, 1979 Director: Robert Benton Starring: Dustin Hoffman, Meryl Streep, Jane Alexander, Justin Henry Personal History: Watched Before Rating: 9.5 Oscars out of 10 ‘Kramer vs. Kramer’ was a huge commercial and critical success in 1979. Not only was it the highest-grossing film of that year, it managed…

The Deer Hunter

Movie: The Deer Hunter Release Date: December 8, 1978 Director: Michael Cimino Starring: Robert De Niro, John Cazale, John Savage, Meryl Streep, Christopher Walken Personal History: Never Watched Before Rating: 7.75 Oscars out of 10 The Academy really loves their epic dramas that surround the topic of war. I think I have watched more war…

Annie Hall

Movie: Annie Hall Release Date: March 27, 1977 Director: Woody Allen Starring: Woody Allen, Diane Keaton, Tony Roberts, Carol Kane, Paul Simon, Janet Margolin, Shelly Duvall, Christopher Walken, Colleen Dewhurst Personal History: Watched Before Rating: 9.75 Oscars out of 10 ‘Annie Hall’ is one of my favorite movies of all time and one that I…

Rocky

Movie: Rocky Release Date: November 21, 1976 Director: John G. Avildsen Starring: Sylvester Stallone, Talia Shire, Burt Young, Carl Weathers, Burgess Meredith Personal History: Watched Before Rating: 9.5 Oscars out of 10 ‘Rocky’ was both a huge commercial and critical success when it was released back in 1976. It was the highest-grossing film that year…

One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest

Movie: One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest Release Date: November 19, 1975 Director: Milos Forman Starring: Jack Nicholson, Louise Fletcher, William Redfield Personal History: Watched Before Rating: 9 Oscars out of 10 ‘One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest’ is considered one of the greatest movies ever made despite having “reserved” praise when it was initially…