Watching movies is one of the fun activities to fill spare time. Apart from being entertaining, we can learn many lessons from these films.
However, because there are so many choices that are presented, sometimes we are confused about which movie we want to watch. For those of you who are confused about looking for quality shows, you don’t need to worry.
There are five Oscar-class films that you can watch to fill your spare time. However, these films are more special because they feature Marvel movie stars , you know. Their acting skills are above average, really!
The Hurt Locker (2008)
Not only nominated, this film directed by Kathryn Bigelow managed to bring home six trophies at the 82nd Academy Awards. The story of the Explosive Ordnance Disposal (EOD) team’s struggle during the Iraq War was able to steal the attention of the Oscar judges.
The script written by Mark Boal is also considered to be able to describe the psychological condition of the war soldiers perfectly. All of that can not be separated from the strong appearance of the actors.
Unmitigated, four Marvel movie stars are lined up to play in this intense film. The Hurt Locker stars Jeremy Renner (Hawkeye), Anthony Mackie (Sam Wilson/Falcon/Captain America), Evangeline Lily (Hope van Dyne/Wasp), and Guy Pearce (Aldrich Killian in Iron Man 3 ).
War Horse (2011)
Before speculation about Loki’s appearance in Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness (2022) surfaced, Tom Hiddleston and Benedict Cumberbatch had met in one movie, you know. It’s just, not in the form of a superhero .
Both as Captain James Nicholls and Major Jamie Stewart in Steven Spielberg’s film War Horse . As the title suggests, this film follows the journey of an Irish Hunter horse named Joey during World War I.
War Horse won six Oscar nominations, including Best Picture. Unfortunately, War Horse failed to take home the trophy that night. Even so, this film successfully earned a coffers of 177.6 million US Dollars during its release.
American Hustle (2013)
Deception-themed films are always interesting to watch, including David O. Russell’s American Hustle . In addition to Jeremy Renner, this film also features Bradley Cooper (voiced by Rocket Raccoon), Jennifer Lawrence (played by Mystique in the X-Men film series ), to Michael Peña (played by Luis in Ant-Man ). This film even cast Christian Bale, who played Gorr the God Butcher in Thor: Love and Thunder as the main character.
American Hustle tells the story of the collaboration between two master con artists and an FBI agent in catching a corrupt politician. Thanks to its unique theme, this film has won ten Oscar nominations, including the Best Picture category. However, the Goddess of Fortune favored Alfonso Cuarón’s Gravity that night. Gravity managed to bring home seven Oscars ahead of American Hustle .
Don’t admit to being a biopic lover if you haven’t watched Tom McCarthy’s Spotlight . The title itself is the name of the investigative team of journalists formed by Walter “Robby” Robinson of The Boston Globe.
In the early 2000s, the team succeeded in uncovering cases of child sexual abuse by religious leaders in Boston, United States. The role of Robinson itself was successfully performed by Michael Keaton, who plays Adrian Toomes/Vulture in Spider-Man: Homecoming .
Apart from Keaton, Spotlight is also studded with other Marvel movie stars, such as Mark Ruffalo (Bruce Banner/Hulk), Rachel McAdams (Christine Palmer in Doctor Strange ), and Liev Schreiber (Victor Creed/Sabretooth in the film series). X-Men film series ).
Thanks to the brilliant acting of the cast and the important themes raised in the script, Spotlight won Best Picture and Best Original Screenplay at the 88th Academy Awards. Cool, right?
The Martian (2015)
Uniquely, there is one other star-studded Marvel film that competed with Spotlight in the same year. The Martian managed to bag seven Oscar nominations, but failed to bring home the trophy that night.
Even though it didn’t win a trophy, this film is no less cool than Spotlight , you know. The film, directed by Ridley Scott, invites the audience to witness the struggles of an astronaut’s life on Mars. The storyline becomes even more interesting when NASA tries to help him.
Matt Damon, the actor who once played the fake Loki in Thor: Ragnarok, was cast as the main character. Meanwhile, other supporting actors, such as Jessica Chastain (as Vuk/Margaret in the film series X-Men film series ), Sebastian Stan (plays Bucky Barnes/Winter Soldier), Benedict Wong (plays Wong in Doctor Strange ), Donald Glover (plays Aaron Davis in Doctor Strange), Spider-Man: Homecoming ), to Chiwetel Ejiofor (who played Karl Mordo in Doctor Strange ), also managed to steal the show.
The presence of Marvel movie stars in the row of Oscar-class films above is able to give its own color to the film’s storyline. From the list of films above, which one is your favourite?