Since it’s awards season, we thought that we’d honor some of the greatest winners and nominees in Hollywood history. We are currently having a sale celebrating these acclaimed films, and here are some selected titles that are now available for less!
From Here to Eternity (1953)
Director Fred Zinnemann’s classic drama of the lives, loves, and conflicts of the men and women at a Pearl Harbor Army base shortly before the 1941 Japanese attack won eight Oscars, including Best Picture, Director, and both supporting roles. Montgomery Clift is the rebellious private, Burt Lancaster and Deborah Kerr the surf-swept lovers; with Donna Reed, Frank Sinatra, and Ernest Borgnine.
The Glenn Miller Story (1954)
The music of the Big Band era lives again in this famed biography of the musician and band leader. James Stewart shines in the title role as the film depicts Miller’s relationship with wife Helen (June Allyson), his road to success, and his tragic, untimely death. Special musical guests include Louis Armstrong, Gene Krupa, Frances Langford, and The Glenn Miller Orchestra, performing such classics as “Pennsylvania 6-5000,” “Moonlight Serenade,” and “Chattanooga Choo-Choo.” With Harry Morgan.
The King and I (1956)
East meets West with delightful results in this beloved Rodgers and Hammerstein musical based on the 1944 novel “Anna and the King of Siam” by Margaret Landon. Yul Brynner reprises his Broadway role as the 19th-century Siamese monarch who hires English governess Anna Leonowens (Deborah Kerr) to teach his wives and children and winds up getting an education of his own. Features such songs as “Getting to Know You,” “I Whistle a Happy Tune,” “Hello Young Lovers,” and “Shall We Dance?”
To Kill a Mockingbird (1962)
Three Oscars, including a Best Actor award for Gregory Peck, went to director Robert Mulligan’s dramatic look at life in racially segregated ’30s Alabama, as seen through the eyes of two children─”Scout” Finch (Mary Badham) and her older brother Jem (Philip Alford)─whose attorney father, Atticus (Peck), defends a black man accused of raping a white woman. With Brock Peters, Robert Duvall; based on Harper Lee’s award-winning novel.
One of the most entertaining westerns of all time chronicles the wild adventures of real-life outlaws Butch (Paul Newman) and Sundance (Robert Redford). Join the likable crooks as they hatch a plan to rob a Union Pacific train─twice─and recruit schoolteacher Etta Place (Katharine Ross) to help them rob banks in Bolivia while being pursued by a super-posse of lawmen. Strother Martin, Jeff Corey co-star in George Roy Hill’s production from William Goldman’s Oscar-winning script.
The Sting (1973)
Winner of seven Academy Awards including Best Picture, George Roy Hill’s lively classic set in 1930s Chicago stars Paul Newman and Robert Redford as Henry Gondorff and Johnny Hooker, grifters out to dupe ruthless banker Doyle Lonnegan (Robert Shaw). Seeking revenge for the murder of Johnny’s former partner, the daring pair concocts an elaborate “sting” to relieve big bettor Lonnegan of his riches without leaving their fingerprints on the job. With Eileen Brennan.
Director Roman Polanski and screenwriter Robert Towne’s marvelous blend of ’40s film noir mystery and ’70s sexual tensions stars Jack Nicholson as Jake Gittes, an L.A. private eye who sticks his nose where it doesn’t belong one time too many. Hired for what he believes to be a routine case involving a cheating husband, Jake is quickly caught up in a dangerous web of shady business dealings and corrupt politics. Faye Dunaway, John Huston, John Hillerman co-star.
One of the most popular films of all time, Steven Spielberg’s science-fantasy epic is a wonderful fable for all ages. When an alien becomes stranded on Earth, he’s befriended by 10-year-old Elliott (Henry Thomas) who enlists the aid of his older brother Michael (Robert MacNaughton) and younger sister Gertie (Drew Barrymore) in an effort to help the extra-terrestrial get home. Dee Wallace, Peter Coyote also star.
Terms of Endearment (1983)
Follow the lives and loves of a mother and daughter over the years, and the special bond they share, in this poignant comedy-drama, based on Larry McMurtry’s novel, that garnered five Oscars, including Best Picture, Director, Actress, and Supporting Actor. Shirley MacLaine is feisty mother Aurora Greenway; Debra Winger, her independent daughter Emma; Jack Nicholson, the womanizing ex-astronaut who lives next door. With John Lithgow, Jeff Daniels, Danny DeVito; directed by James L. Brooks.
Hidden Figures (2016)
Based on the nonfiction book by Margot Lee Shetterly, this engaging drama relays the true–if seldom told–story of a group of African American women who worked as mathematicians at NASA in the early 1960s. The film follows three of the ladies (Taraji P. Henson, Octavia Spencer, Janelle Monáe) as they fight against the racial prejudice of the day and prove themselves to be instrumental and invaluable at a crucial point in the U.S. space program’s infancy. With Kirsten Dunst, Jim Parsons, and Kevin Costner.