Little Miss Sunshine
A Superfan’s Top Five Movies
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Sarah and Alan M’Grady

Film Fans

Thirteen years ago, England-based film fans Sarah and Alan M’Grady embarked on a mission to watch every winning film in the Best Picture, Directing, Lead Actor, Lead Actress, Supporting Actor, and Supporting Actress Oscar categories. They have 77 titles to go. Below, they share their five favorites from the project.

And if they could give their own awards for best performance ever? Those would go to Gary Oldman in Darkest Hour and Angelina Jolie in Girl, Interrupted.

1

The Pianist

2002

WHERE TO WATCH

This true story shows you how people can be badly treated and how others who live alongside them can allow that to happen. It’s about the horrific consequences that this can lead to and the story of the survival that goes alongside that. A really haunting film that stays with you.

WHERE TO WATCH
The Pianist
2002
148 Mins | R
A Jewish pianist (Adrien Brody) survives Nazi occupation in Poland.


2

Green Book

2018

WHERE TO WATCH

A real double-header film, with two Oscar-nominated performances, that is an uncomfortable watch at times. Leaves you both entertained and educated by the story.

WHERE TO WATCH
Green Book
2018
130 Mins | PG-13
Two men confront racism and danger while taking a road trip through the Deep South in 1962.


3

Gone With the Wind

1939

WHERE TO WATCH

Any fan of film should watch this classic to find out how Hollywood made them back in the day and to understand the epic nature of this film and how it still holds up, even today.

WHERE TO WATCH
Gone With the Wind
1939
222 Mins | G
Civil War rogue Rhett Butler (Clark Gable) loves Southern belle Scarlett O'Hara (Vivien Leigh).


4

Ray

2004

WHERE TO WATCH

For the amazing performance by Jamie Foxx in the title role of Ray Charles and the wonderful soundtrack to complement it.

WHERE TO WATCH
Ray
2004
153 Mins | PG-13
Ray Charles (Jamie Foxx) overcomes hardships to become a legend.


5

Little Miss Sunshine

2006

WHERE TO WATCH

A lot of Oscar-winning films can have heavy subjects, so sometimes you just need the feel-good factor and go along for the ride. There are plenty of fun and colorful characters in this dysfunctional family to enjoy.

WHERE TO WATCH
Little Miss Sunshine
2006
102 Mins | R
A dysfunctional family takes a road trip to enter a daughter in a children's beauty pageant.


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