The Oscars are often the most meaningful way of assessing a great movie by the critics and industry experts. While many films have brought home more multiple Oscar Awards through its almost 94-years of existence, some have scored more than the rest. We think it will be an interesting insight to look back at films that have been outstanding and managed to win the most number of Academic awards, it's time to journey back to the Oscar history and see which films managed to bring home the highest number of shiny gold trophies, from an epic Civil war Romance to a giant fantasy finale. Here are the 5 most Oscar awarded movies to date, which are the best of the best.
The 1992 Novel by Michael Ondaatje, The English Patient, was turned into a beautiful movie in 1996. The Romantic War Drama tells the story of a man with severe burns who relives his love story to the nurse who tends to him. Its big Screen adaptation was majorly successful, bringing home 9 out of the 12 nominations at the Oscars. These nominations include Best Picture, Best Art Direction, Best Cinematography, Best Costume Design, Best Film Editing, Best Original Dramatic Score, Best Sound, Best Director (Anthony Minghella), and Best Actress in Supporting Role (Juliette Binoche).
"West Side Story" is next on the list. This '60s version of Romeo and Juliet' has two street gangs finding more reasons to hate each other, after one of the members falls for the sister of a guy in the opposite gang. West Side Story bought home 10 out of the 11 awards it was nominated for, including Best Pictures, Best Direction, Best Cinematography, Best Costume Design, Best Film Editing, Best Original Score, and Best Sound. Robert Wise and Jerome Robbins shared the Best Director title, while the Best Supporting Actor and Best Supporting Actress went to George Chakiris and Rita Monero. This 1961 classic also received a Steven Spielberg remake in 2021.
The 1959 Historical Drama "Ben-Hur" managed to bring home 11 out of the 12 Oscars it was nominated for. The movie Ben-Hur narrates the story of a Jew who is subjected to severe persecution from the Romans in Jerusalem during AD 26. Though the film lost for the Best Adapted Screenplay, it scored Best Pictures, Best Art Direction, Best Cinematography, Best Special Effects, Best Costume Design, Best Film Editing, Best Music, and Best Sound recording. Besides this, William Wyler went home with the Best Director award while Charlton Heston scored Best Actor in a Leading Role, and the Best Actor in a Supporting Role Male was given to Hugh Griffith.
Titanic, the 1997 epic romance is next movie which brought home 11 Academic Awards, including the Best Picture Awards. The Film, Starring Leonardo DiCaprio and Kate Winslet, is the history love story of a poor artist and a rich girl who met on a maiden voyage of the RMS Titanic in 1912. While their Romance quickly ignites, they soon face obstacles. On one hand the ship is sinking while on the other hand, a passionate love is blooming. The film was directed by James Cameron, who took home the Best Director Awards. The film was also awarded Best Art Direction, Best Cinematography, Best Costume Design, Best Film Editing, Best Makeup, Best Original Sound, Best Dramatic Score, Best Sound Mixing, Best Sound Editing, and Best Visual Effects.
The Third and final Lord of the Rings instalment entered the 76th Academic Awards in 2004 with 11 award nominations. It won every single category it was nominated for, including that of the Best Pictures. The epic conclusion to the series has Frodo and Sam reach Mordor, where they plan to get rid of the one ring. Meanwhile, Aragon prepares his army to fight against the evil armies and followers of Sauron. Peter Jackson received the award for Best Director. The film also received Best Adaptive Screenplay, Best Art Direction, Best Costume Design, Best Makeup, Best Original Score, Best Original Song, Best Sound Mixing, Best Film editing, and Best Visual Effects.