There have been hundreds of movies over the years that have been nominated for the Academy Awards. While most of nominated movies took home one or two Oscars, there are yet others that bagged as many as 10 or 11 Oscars and are considered the best movies of all time.
Many of these movies have been long forgotten while some are fresh. Here is a list of five such movies that won most Oscar awards.
This historical epic was directed by William Wyler and is considered one of the best big budget films ever made sans the latest special effects and technology. The biblical epic film seemed very much fitting to win 11 Oscars including Best Director, Best Actor and Best Art Direction.
2. Schindler’s List
This Steven Spielberg directed 1993 film is a historical period drama that is acclaimed by both the film critics and audience as well. With Liam Neeson in the lead role as Schindler, the film was nominated for 12 Academy Awards and won seven including Best Director and Best Picture.
This epic romance-disaster film directed by James Cameron is a fictionalised account of the sinking of RMS Titanic. It was soon a monstrous hit among the world audience and went on to win 11 Academy Awards including Best Picture and Best Director.
4. The Lord of the Rings – The Return of the King
This is a high fantasy adventure film directed by Peter Jackson and released in 2003. The movie is part of The Lord of the Rings trilogy and won 11 Academy Awards at the 76th Academy Awards. It is the first fantasy film to win the Oscar for Best Picture. It also won Oscar for Best Director among other categories.
5. The English Patient
This is an epic romance and a tragic love story set during WWII. The story revolves around a cartographer and his illicit affair with a nurse. Directed by Anthony Minghella, the film received critical acclaim upon its release and went on to receive 9 Oscars out of twelve nominations including Best Picture and Best Director.
6. West Side Story
This is a romantic musical tragedy film directed by Robert Wise and Jerome Robbins and released in 1961. The film is actually an adaptation of a musical by the same name. Both the audience and the critics were on high praise for the film which made it win 10 of the eleven nominations at 11th Academy Awards including those for Best Picture, Sound, Film Editing and Music.