Here's the movie that won best picture at the Golden Globes the year you were born

Universal‘1917’ won the 2020 Golden Globe for best drama picture.

The Golden Globes is considered one of Hollywood’s most prestigious film and television award ceremonies.

Its long history dates back to 1944, when the Hollywood Foreign Press Association held an informal ceremony at 20th Century Fox to honour achievements in film.

That year, “The Song of Bernadette” – a black-and-white picture about the life of Saint Bernadette – won best picture, and since then the popular awards show has grown and changed.

In 1951, the association decided to divide the best film, actor, and actress nominees into two categories – drama and musical or comedy – so that “no genre would be slighted.”

Fast-forward to 2020 and the Golden Globes recognise achievements in 25 categories, with 14 in motion pictures and 11 in television.

This year, Sam Mendes’ World War I epic, “1917,” took home the top prize.

Insider has taken a look at the 76 films that have been named best picture in the esteemed drama category, which often predicts best-picture winner at the Oscars later in the year.

Scroll down to see every movie that has taken the title over the years.


1944: “The Song of Bernadette”

20th Century Fox‘The Song of Bernadette’ was directed by Henry King.

Plot: “A young peasant girl saw a divine miracle. The phenomenon became widely known and changed the lives of many.”

Stars: Jennifer Jones, Charles Bickford, William Eythe.

Source: IMDB


1945: “Going My Way”

Paramount Pictures‘Going My Way’ was directed by Leo McCarey.

Plot: “Father Charles O’Malley, a young priest at a financially failing Church in a tough neighbourhood, gains support and inspires his superior.”

Stars: Bing Crosby, Barry Fitzgerald, Frank McHugh, James Brown.

Source: IMDB


1946: “The Lost Weekend”

Paramount Pictures‘The Lost Weekend’ was directed by Billy Wilder.

Plot: “The desperate life of a chronic alcoholic is followed through a four-day drinking bout.”

Stars: Ray Milland, Jane Wyman, Phillip Terry.

Source: IMDB


1947: “The Best Years of Our Lives”

RKO Radio Pictures‘The Best Years of Our Lives’ was directed by William Wyler.

Plot: “Three World War II veterans return home to small-town America to discover that they and their families have been irreparably changed.”

Stars: Myrna Loy, Dana Andrews, Fredric March.

Source: IMDB


1948: “Gentleman’s Agreement”

20th Century Fox‘Gentleman’s Agreement’ was directed by Elia Kazan.

Plot: “A reporter pretends to be Jewish in order to cover a story on anti-Semitism, and personally discovers the true depths of bigotry and hatred.”

Stars: Gregory Peck, Dorothy McGuire, John Garfield

Source: IMDB


1949 (tied): “Johnny Belinda”

Warner Brothers‘Johnny Belinda’ was directed by Jean Negulesco.

Plot: “In post-war Cape Breton, a doctor’s efforts to tutor a deaf/mute woman are undermined when she is raped, and the resulting pregnancy causes scandal to swirl.”

Stars: Jane Wyman, Lew Ayres, Charles Bickford.

Source: IMDB


1949 (tied): “The Treasure of Sierra Madre”

Warner brothers‘The Treasure of Sierra Madre’ was directed by John Huston.

Plot: “Greed and suspicion are the forces that destroy the lives of three gold prospectors in this magnificent Oscar-winning drama.”

Stars: Humphrey Bogart, Walter Huston, Tim Holt.

Source: IMDB


1950: “All the King’s Men”

Columbia Pictures‘All the King’s Men’ was directed by Robert Rossen.

Plot: “The rise and fall of a corrupt politician, who makes his friends richer and retains power by dint of a populist appeal.”

Stars: Broderick Crawford, John Ireland, Joanne Dru.

Source: IMDB


1951: “Sunset Boulevard”

Paramount Pictures‘Sunset Boulevard’ was directed by Billy Wylder.

Plot: “A screenwriter develops a dangerous relationship with a faded film star determined to make a triumphant return.”

Stars: William Holden, Gloria Swanson, Erich von Stroheim.

Source: IMDB


1952: “A Place in the Sun”

Paramount Pictures‘A Place in the Sun’ was directed by George Stevens.

Plot: “A poor boy gets a job working for his rich uncle and ends up falling in love with two women.”

Stars: Montgomery Clift, Elizabeth Taylor, Shelley Winters.

Source: IMDB


1953: “The Greatest Show on Earth”

Paramount Pictures‘The Greatest Show on Earth’ was directed by Cecil B. DeMille.

Plot: “The dramatic lives of trapeze artists, a clown, and an elephant trainer are told against a background of circus spectacle.”

Stars: James Stewart, Charlton Heston, Betty Hutton.

Source: IMDB


1954: “The Robe”

20th Century Fox‘The Robe’ was directed by Henry Koster.

Plot: “In the Roman province of Judea during the 1st century, Roman tribune Marcellus Gallio is ordered to crucify Jesus of Nazareth but is tormented by his guilty conscience afterward.”

Stars: Richard Burton, Jean Simmons, Victor Mature.

Source: IMDB


1955: “On the Waterfront”

Columbia Pictures‘On the Waterfront’ was directed by Elia Kazan.

Plot: “An ex-prize fighter turned longshoreman struggles to stand up to his corrupt union bosses.”

Stars: Marlon Brando, Karl Malden, Lee J. Cobb.

Source: IMDB


1956: “East of Eden”

Warner Brothers‘East of Eden’ was directed by Elia Kazan.

Plot: “A wilful young man contends against his brother for the attention of their religious father while reconnecting with his estranged mother and falling for his brother’s girlfriend.”

Stars: James Dean, Raymond Massey, Julie Harris.

Source: IMDB


1957: “Around the World in 80 Days”

United Artists‘Around the World in 80 Days’ was directed by Michael Anderson and John Farrow.

Plot: “A Victorian Englishman bets that with the new steamships and railways he can circumnavigate the globe in eighty days.”

Stars: David Niven, Cantinflas, Shirley MacLaine

Source: IMDB


1958: “The Bridge on the River Kwai”

Columbia Pictures‘The Bridge on the River Kwai’ was directed by David Lean.

Plot: “After settling his differences with a Japanese PoW camp commander, a British colonel co-operates to oversee his men’s construction of a railway bridge for their captors – while oblivious to a plan by the Allies to destroy it.”

Stars: William Holden, Alec Guinness, Jack Hawkins.

Source: IMDB


1959: “The Defiant Ones”

United Nations‘The Defiant Ones’ was directed by Stanley Kramer.

Plot: “Two escaped convicts chained together, white and black, must learn to get along in order to elude capture.”

Stars: Tony Curtis, Sidney Poitier, Theodore Bikel.

Source: IMDB


1960: “Ben Hur”

Metro Goldwyn Mayer‘Ben Hur’ was directed by William Wyler.

Plot: “When a Jewish prince is betrayed and sent into slavery by a Roman friend, he regains his freedom and comes back for revenge.”

Stars: Charlton Heston, Jack Hawkins, Stephen Boyd.

Source: IMDB


1961: “Spartacus”

Universal International‘Spartacus’ was directed by Stanley Kubrick.

Plot: “The slave Spartacus leads a violent revolt against the decadent Roman Republic.”

Stars: Kirk Douglas, Laurence Olivier, Jean Simmons.

Source: IMDB


1962: “The Guns of Navarone”

Columbia Pictures‘The Guns of Navarone’ was directed by J. Lee Thompson.

Plot: “A British team is sent to cross occupied Greek territory and destroy the massive German gun emplacement that commands a key sea channel.”

Stars: David Niven, Gregory Peck, Anthony Quinn.

Source: IMDB


1963: “Lawrence of Arabia”

Columbia Pictures‘Lawrence of Arabia’ was directed by David Lean.

Plot: “The story of T.E. Lawrence, the English officer who successfully united and led the diverse, often warring, Arab tribes during World War I in order to fight the Turks.”

Stars: Peter O’Toole, Alec Guinness, Anthony Quinn.

Source: IMDB


1964: “The Cardinal”

Columbia Pictures‘The Cardinal’ was directed by Otto Preminger.

Plot: “A young Catholic priest from Boston confronts bigotry, Naziism, and his own personal conflicts as he rises to the office of cardinal.”

Stars: Tom Tryon, John Huston, Romy Schneider.

Source: IMDB


1965: “Becket”

Paramount Pictures‘Becket’ was directed by Peter Glenville.

Plot: “King Henry II of England comes to terms with his affection for his close friend and confidant Thomas Becket, who finds his true honour by observing God’s divine will rather than the King’s.”

Stars: Richard Burton, Peter O’Toole, John Gielgud.

Source: IMDB


1966: “Doctor Zhivago”

Metro-Goldwyn Mayer‘Doctor Zhivago’ was directed by David Lean.

Plot: “The life of a Russian physician and poet who, although married to another, falls in love with a political activist’s wife and experiences hardship during World War I and then the October Revolution.”

Stars: Omar Sharif, Julie Christie, Geraldine Chaplin.

Source: IMDB


1967: “A Man for All Seasons”

Columbia Pictures‘A Man for All Seasons’ was directed by Fred Zinnemann.

Plot: “The story of Thomas More, who stood up to King Henry VIII when the King rejected the Roman Catholic Church to obtain a divorce and remarriage.”

Stars: Paul Scofield, Wendy Hiller, Robert Shaw.

Source: IMDB


1968: “In the Heat of the Night”

United Artists‘In the Heat of the Night’ was directed by Norman Jewison.

Plot: “An African-American police detective is asked to investigate a murder in a racially hostile southern town.”

Stars: Sidney Poitier, Rod Steiger, Warren Oates.

Source: IMDB


1969: “The Lion in Winter”

AVCO Embassy Pictures‘The Lion in Winter’ was directed by Anthony Harvey.

Plot: “1183 A.D.: King Henry II’s three sons all want to inherit the throne, but he won’t commit to a choice. They and his wife variously plot to force him.”

Stars: Peter O’Toole, Katharine Hepburn, Anthony Hopkins.

Source: IMDB


1970: “Anne of the Thousand Days”

Universal Pictures‘Anne of the Thousand Days’ was directed by Charles Jarrott.

Plot: “King Henry VIII of England discards one wife, Catharine of Aragon, who has failed to produce a male heir, in favour of the young and beautiful Anne Boleyn.”

Stars: Richard Burton, Geneviève Bujold, Irene Papas.

Source: IMDB


1971: “Love Story”

Paramount Pictures‘Love Story’ was directed by Arthur Hiller.

Plot: “A boy and a girl from different backgrounds fall in love regardless of their upbringing – and then tragedy strikes.”

Stars: Ali MacGraw, Ryan O’Neal, John Marley.

Source: IMDB


1972: “The French Connection”

20th Century Fox‘The French Connection’ was directed by William Friedkin.

Plot: “A pair of NYC cops in the Narcotics Bureau stumble onto a drug smuggling job with a French connection.”

Stars: Gene Hackman, Roy Scheider, Fernando Rey.

Source: IMDB


1973: “The Godfather”

Paramount Pictures‘The Godfather’ was directed by Francis Ford Coppola.

Plot: “The ageing patriarch of an organised crime dynasty transfers control of his clandestine empire to his reluctant son.”

Stars: Marlon Brando, Al Pacino, James Caan.

Source: IMDB


1974: “The Exorcist”

Warner Brothers Pictures‘The Exorcist’ was directed by William Friedkin.

Plot: “When a teenage girl is possessed by a mysterious entity, her mother seeks the help of two priests to save her daughter.”

Stars: Ellen Burstyn, Max von Sydow, Linda Blair.

Source: IMDB


1975: “Chinatown”

Paramount Pictures‘Chinatown’ was directed by Roman Polanski.

Plot: “A private detective hired to expose an adulterer finds himself caught up in a web of deceit, corruption, and murder.”

Stars: Jack Nicholson, Faye Dunaway, John Huston.

Source: IMDB


1976: “One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest”

Fantasy Films‘One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest’ was directed by Milos Forman.

Plot: “A criminal pleads insanity and is admitted to a mental institution, where he rebels against the oppressive nurse and rallies up the scared patients.”

Stars: Jack Nicholson, Louise Fletcher, Will Sampson.

Source: IMDB


1977: “Rocky”

MGM Distribution Co‘Rocky’ was directed by John G. Avildsen.

Plot: “Rocky Balboa, a small-time boxer, gets a supremely rare chance to fight heavy-weight champion Apollo Creed in a bout in which he strives to go the distance for his self-respect.”

Stars: Sylvester Stallone, Talia Shire, Burt Young.

Source: IMDB


1978: “The Turning Point”

20th Century Fox‘The Turning Point’ was directed by Herbert Ros.

Plot: “Jerry McKibbon is a tough, no-nonsense reporter, mentoring special prosecutor John Conroy in routing out corrupt officials in the city, which may even include Conroy’s own police detective father as a suspect.”

Stars: Anne Bancroft, Shirley MacLaine, Mikhail Baryshnikov.

Source: IMDB


1979: “Midnight Express”

Columbia Pictures‘Midnight Express’ was directed by Alan Parker.

Plot: “Billy Hayes, an American college student, is caught smuggling drugs out of Turkey and thrown into prison.”

Stars: Brad Davis, Irene Miracle, Bo Hopkins.

Source: IMDB


1980: “Kramer vs. Kramer”

Columbia Pictures‘Kramer vs. Kramer’ was directed by Robert Benton.

Plot: “Ted Kramer’s wife leaves her husband, allowing for a lost bond to be rediscovered between Ted and his son, Billy. But a heated custody battle ensues over the divorced couple’s son, deepening the wounds left by the separation.”

Stars: Dustin Hoffman, Meryl Streep, Jane Alexander.

Source: IMDB


1981: “Ordinary People”

Paramount Pictures‘Ordinary People’ was directed by Robert Redford.

Plot: “The accidental death of the older son of an affluent family deeply strains the relationships among the bitter mother, the good-natured father, and the guilt-ridden younger son.”

Stars: Donald Sutherland, Mary Tyler Moore, Judd Hirsch.

Source: IMDB


1982: “On Golden Pond”

Universal Pictures‘On Golden Pond’ was directed by Mark Rydell.

Plot: “Norman is a curmudgeon with an estranged relationship with his daughter Chelsea. At Golden Pond, he and his wife nevertheless agree to care for Billy, the son of Chelsea’s new boyfriend, and a most unexpected relationship blooms.”

Stars: Katharine Hepburn, Henry Fonda, Jane Fonda.

Source: IMDB


1983: “ET”

Universal Pictures‘ET’ was directed by Steven Spielberg.

Plot: “A troubled child summons the courage to help a friendly alien escape Earth and return to his home world.”

Stars: Henry Thomas, Drew Barrymore, Peter Coyote.

Source: IMDB


1984: “Terms of Endearment”

Paramount Pictures‘Terms of Endearment’ was directed by James L. Brooks.

Plot: “Follows hard-to-please Aurora looking for love, and her daughter’s family problems.”

Stars: Shirley MacLaine, Debra Winger, Jack Nicholson.

Source: IMDB


1985: “Amadeus”

Orion Pictures‘Amadeus’ was directed by Milos Forman.

Plot: “The incredible story of Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, told by his peer and secret rival Antonio Salieri – now confined to an insane asylum.”

Stars: Shirley MacLaine, Debra Winger, Jack Nicholson.

Source: IMDB


1986: “Out of Africa”

Universal Pictures‘Out of Africa’ was directed by Sydney Pollack.

Plot: “In 20th-century colonial Kenya, a Danish baroness/plantation owner has a passionate love affair with a free-spirited big-game hunter.”

Stars: Meryl Streep, Robert Redford, Klaus Maria Brandauer.

Source: IMDB


1987: “Platoon”

Orion Pictures‘Platoon’ was directed by Oliver Stone.

Plot: “A young recruit in Vietnam faces a moral crisis when confronted with the horrors of war and the duality of man.”

Stars: Charlie Sheen, Tom Berenger, Willem Dafoe.

Source: IMDB


1988: “The Last Emperor”

Columbia Pictures‘The Last Emperor’ was directed by Bernardo Bertolucci.

Plot: “The story of the final Emperor of China.”

Stars: John Lone, Joan Chen, Peter O’Toole.

Source: IMDB


1989: “Rain Man”

MGM/UA Communications Company‘Rain Man’ was directed by Barry Levinson.

Plot: “Selfish yuppie Charlie Babbitt’s father left a fortune to his savant brother Raymond and a pittance to Charlie; they travel cross-country.”

Stars: Dustin Hoffman, Tom Cruise, Valeria Goli.

Source: IMDB


1990: “Born on the Fourth of July”

Universal Pictures‘Born on the Fourth of July’ was directed by Oliver Stone.

Plot: “The biography of Ron Kovic. Paralysed in the Vietnam war, he becomes an anti-war and pro-human rights political activist after feeling betrayed by the country he fought for.”

Stars: Tom Cruise, Bryan Larkin, Raymond J. Barry.

Source: IMDB


1991: “Dances with Wolves”

Orion Pictures‘Dances with Wolves’ was directed by Kevin Costner.

Plot: “Lt. John Dunbar, exiled to a remote western Civil War outpost, befriends wolves and Native Americans, making him an intolerable aberration in the military.”

Stars: Kevin Costner, Mary McDonnell, Graham Greene.

Source: IMDB


1992: “Bugsy”

TriStar Pictures‘Bugsy’ was directed by Barry Levinson.

Plot: “The story of how Benjamin ‘Bugsy’ Siegel started Las Vegas.”

Stars: Warren Beatty, Annette Bening, Harvey Keitel.

Source: IMDB


1993: “Scent of a Woman”

Universal Pictures‘Scent of a Woman’ was directed by Martin Brest.

Plot: “A prep school student needing money agrees to ‘babysit’ a blind man, but the job is not at all what he anticipated.”

Stars: Al Pacino, Chris O’Donnell, James Rebhorn.

Source: IMDB


1994: “Schindler’s List”

Universal Pictures‘Schindler’s List’ was directed by Steven Spielberg.

Plot: “In German-occupied Poland during World War II, industrialist Oskar Schindler gradually becomes concerned for his Jewish workforce after witnessing their persecution by the Nazis.”

Stars: Liam Neeson, Ralph Fiennes, Ben Kingsley.

Source: IMDB


1995: “Forrest Gump”

Paramount Pictures‘Forrest Gump’ was directed by Robert Zemeckis.

Plot: “Forrest Gump, while not intelligent, has accidentally been present at many historic moments, but his true love, Jenny Curran, eludes him.”

Stars: Tom Hanks, Robin Wright, Gary Sinise.

Source: IMDB


1996: “Sense and Sensibility”

Sony Pictures‘Sense and Sensibility’ was directed by Ang Lee.

Plot: “Rich Mr. Dashwood dies, leaving his second wife and her three daughters poor by the rules of inheritance. The two eldest daughters are the titular opposites.”

Stars: Emma Thompson, Kate Winslet, James Fleet.

Source: IMDB


1997: “The English Patient”

Miramax Films‘The English Patient’ was directed by Anthony Minghella.

Plot: “At the close of WWII, a young nurse tends to a badly-burned plane crash victim. His past is shown in flashbacks, revealing an involvement in a fateful love affair.”

Stars: Ralph Fiennes, Juliette Binoche, Willem Dafoe.

Source: IMDB


1998: “Titanic”

Paramount Pictures‘Titanic’ was directed by James Cameron.

Plot: “A seventeen-year-old aristocrat falls in love with a kind but poor artist aboard the luxurious, ill-fated R.M.S. Titanic.”

Stars: Leonardo DiCaprio, Kate Winslet, Billy Zane.

Source: IMDB


1999: “Saving Private Ryan”

Paramount Pictures‘Saving Private Ryan’ was directed by Steven Spielberg.

Plot: “Following the Normandy Landings, a group of U.S. soldiers go behind enemy lines to retrieve a paratrooper whose brothers have been killed in action.”

Stars: Tom Hanks, Matt Damon, Tom Sizemore.

Source: IMDB


2000: “American Beauty”

DreamWorks‘American Beauty’ was directed by Sam Mendes.

Plot: “A sexually frustrated suburban father has a mid-life crisis after becoming infatuated with his daughter’s best friend.”

Stars: Kevin Spacey, Annette Bening, Thora Birch.

Source: IMDB


2001: “Gladiator”

DreamWorks‘Gladiator’ was directed by Ridley Scott.

Plot: “When a Roman general is betrayed and his family murdered by an emperor’s corrupt son, he comes to Rome as a gladiator to seek revenge.”

Stars: Russell Crowe, Joaquin Phoenix, Connie Nielsen.

Source: IMDB


2002: “A Beautiful Mind”

Universal Pictures‘A Beautiful Mind’ was directed by Ron Howard.

Plot: “After John Nash, a brilliant but asocial mathematician, accepts secret work in cryptography, his life takes a turn for the nightmarish.”

Stars: Russell Crowe, Ed Harris, Jennifer Connelly.

Source: IMDB


2003: “The Hours”

Miramax Films‘The Hours’ was directed by Stephen Daldry.

Plot: “The story of how the novel ‘Mrs. Dalloway’ affects three generations of women, all of whom, in one way or another, have had to deal with suicide in their lives.”

Stars: Meryl Streep, Nicole Kidman, Julianne Moore.

Source: IMDB


2004: “The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King”

New Line Cinema‘The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King’ was directed by Peter Jackson.

Plot: “Gandalf and Aragorn lead the World of Men against Sauron’s army to draw his gaze from Frodo and Sam as they approach Mount Doom with the One Ring.”

Stars: Elijah Wood, Viggo Mortensen, Ian McKellen.

Source: IMDB


2005: “The Aviator”

Miramax FIlms‘The Aviator’ was directed by Martin Scorsese.

Plot: “A biopic depicting the early years of legendary Director and aviator Howard Hughes’ career from the late 1920s to the mid-1940s.”

Stars: Leonardo DiCaprio, Cate Blanchett, Kate Beckinsale.

Source: IMDB


2006: “Brokeback Mountain”

Focus Features‘Brokeback Mountain’ was directed by Ang Lee.

Plot: “The story of a forbidden and secretive relationship between two cowboys, and their lives over the years.”

Stars: Jake Gyllenhaal, Heath Ledger, Michelle Williams.

Source: IMDB


2007: “Babel”

Paramount Vantage‘Babel’ was directed by Alejandro G. Iñárritu.

Plot: “Tragedy strikes a married couple on vacation in the Moroccan desert, touching off an interlocking story involving four different families.”

Stars: Brad Pitt, Cate Blanchett, Gael García Bernal.

Source: IMDB


2008: “Atonement”

Focus Features‘Atonement’ was directed by Joe Wright.

Plot: “Fledgling writer Briony Tallis, as a thirteen-year-old, irrevocably changes the course of several lives when she accuses her older sister’s lover of a crime he did not commit.”

Stars: Keira Knightley, James McAvoy, Brenda Blethyn.

Source: IMDB


2009: “Slumdog Millionaire”

Warner Brothers Pictures‘Slumdog Millionaire’ was directed by Danny Boyle and Loveleen Tandan.

Plot: “A Mumbai teenager reflects on his life after being accused of cheating on the Indian version of ‘Who Wants to Be a Millionaire?'”

Stars: Dev Patel, Freida Pinto, Saurabh Shukla.

Source: IMDB


2010: “Avatar”

20th Century Fox‘Avatar’ was directed by James Cameron.

Plot: “A paraplegic Marine dispatched to the moon Pandora on a unique mission becomes torn between following his orders and protecting the world he feels is his home.”

Stars: Sam Worthington, Zoe Saldana, Sigourney Weaver.

Source: IMDB


2011: “The Social Network”

Sony Pictures‘The Social Network’ was directed by David Fincher.

Plot: “As Harvard student Mark Zuckerberg creates the social networking site that would become known as Facebook, he is sued by the twins who claimed he stole their idea, and by the co-founder who was later squeezed out of the business.”

Stars: Jesse Eisenberg, Andrew Garfield, Justin Timberlake.

Source: IMDB


2012: “The Descendants”

Fox Searchlight Pictures‘The Descendants’ was directed by Alexander Payne.

Plot: “A land baron tries to reconnect with his two daughters after his wife is seriously injured in a boating accident.”

Stars: George Clooney, Shailene Woodley, Amara Miller.

Source: IMDB


2013: “Argo”

Warner Brothers Pictures‘Argo’ was directed by Ben Affleck.

Plot: “Acting under the cover of a Hollywood producer scouting a location for a science fiction film, a CIA agent launches a dangerous operation to rescue six Americans in Tehran during the U.S. hostage crisis in Iran in 1980.”

Stars: Ben Affleck, Bryan Cranston, John Goodman.

Source: IMDB


2014: “12 Years a Slave”

Fox Searchlight Pictures’12 Years a Slave’ was directed by Steve McQueen.

Plot: “In the antebellum United States, Solomon Northup, a free black man from upstate New York, is abducted and sold into slavery.”

Stars: Chiwetel Ejiofor, Michael Kenneth Williams, Michael Fassbender.

Source: IMDB


2015: “Boyhood”

Universal Pictures‘Boyhood’ was directed by Richard Linklater.

Plot: “The life of Mason, from early childhood to his arrival at college.”

Stars: Ellar Coltrane, Patricia Arquette, Ethan Hawke.

Source: IMDB


2016: “The Revenant”

20th Century Fox‘The Revenant’ was directed by Alejandro G. Iñárritu.

Plot: “A frontiersman on a fur trading expedition in the 1820s fights for survival after being mauled by a bear and left for dead by members of his own hunting team.”

Stars: Leonardo DiCaprio, Tom Hardy, Will Poulter.

Source: IMDB


2017: “Moonlight”

A24‘Moonlight’ was directed by Barry Jenkins.

Plot: “A timeless story of human self-discovery and connection, ‘Moonlight’ chronicles the life of a young black man from childhood to adulthood as he struggles to find his place in the world while growing up in a rough neighbourhood of Miami.”

Stars: Mahershala Ali, Naomie Harris, Trevante Rhodes.

Source: IMDB


2018: “Three Billboards Outside Ebbing Missouri”

Fox Searchlight Pictures‘Three Billboards Outside Ebbing Missouri’ was directed by Martin McDonagh.

Plot: “A mother personally challenges the local authorities to solve her daughter’s murder when they fail to catch the culprit.”

Stars: Frances McDormand, Woody Harrelson, Sam Rockwell.

Source: IMDB


2019: “Bohemian Rhapsody”

20th Century Fox‘Bohemian Rhapsody’ was directed by Bryan Singer.

Plot: “The story of the legendary British rock band Queen and lead singer Freddie Mercury, leading up to their famous performance at Live Aid (1985).”

Stars: Rami Malek, Lucy Boynton, Gwilym Lee.

Source: IMDB


2020: “1917”

Universal‘1917’ was directed by Sam Mendes.

Plot: “Two young British soldiers during the First World War are given an impossible mission: deliver a message deep in enemy territory that will stop 1,600 men, and one of the soldiers’ brothers, from walking straight into a deadly trap.”

Stars: Dean-Charles Chapman, George MacKay, Daniel Mays, Colin Firth.

Source: IMDB

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