Before being impactful on the screen, a film needs to be well written. For Oscar, members of the academy receive to read the script transcribed for each nominated work. Bula brought together in a list 20 films available in streaming that won the Oscar for Best Original Screenplay or Best Adapted Screenplay, which is given to screenwriters who based the story on another source, usually a book or play. Among those selected are great classics, such as “Los Angeles: Forbidden City” (1997), by Curtis Hanson; “Um Estranho no Ninho” (1975), by Milos Forman; and “The Godfather” (1972), by Francis Ford Coppola. The titles, which are in the Netflix or Amazon Prime Video catalog, are listed according to the year of release.
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The film is based on a true story from the 1960s, when racial segregation laws were still in effect in the United States. Tony Lip needs money after his business goes bankrupt and agrees to work as a driver for Don Shirley, a celebrated black pianist. The two are very different and Tony is a bit of a racist. But, little by little, Tony and Don become good friends. The film won an Oscar for Best Picture in 2019.
In 1939, the British government recruited a group of scientists to analyze the "Enigma", a code used by Nazi officials to send messages to submarines. Among them is Alan Turing, a cryptographer who leads the creation of a machine to crack the codes in just 18 hours, so that the British can read the Germans' plans. But for everything to work out, Alan needs to learn to work as a team.
Gil is an American writer who travels to Paris with his fiancee, Inez. He does some night tours alone and discovers that, at midnight, he is transported to Paris in 1920, where he meets intellectuals and artists he has always admired, such as Ernest Hemingway and Salvador Dali. When he falls in love with Adriana, a girl from the past, Gil doesn't know whether to give in to the illusion and break up with Inez.
Since childhood, Prince George has been a stutterer. This is a serious problem for him, who constantly needs to make speeches. After trying various methods, he is overcome by his wife's insistence and agrees to visit yet another speech therapist, Dr. Lionel Logue. George initially doubts Logue's unconventional techniques, but quickly realizes that he is making progress. Now, he needs to prepare for his biggest challenge: taking the crown.
Clarice is a 16-year-old teenager who, in addition to suffering from her mother's mistreatment, is constantly abused by her father, who is pregnant for the second time. The first child was taken from her, but she is forced by the mother to say that she takes care of the child, to receive government aid. She is still in elementary school and cannot read or write. When Clarice is sent to an alternative school, she meets Professor Rain, who helps her to change her life.
Juno, a 16-year-old teenager, accidentally becomes pregnant by her best friend, Bleeker. Initially, she decides to have an abortion, but gives up on the idea when she arrives at the clinic. As she knows that she does not have the maturity to raise the baby, she looks in the newspapers for couples who can adopt him after birth. That's how she approaches Vanessa and Mark, a nice couple with good financial conditions.
Joel and Clementine have tried to make their relationship work for years. Tired of the disagreements, Clementine agrees to undergo an experimental treatment to erase Joel from her memory. Upon discovering what the ex did, Joel decides to go through the same experiment, eliminating all his memories of Clementine. But, after they forget, they meet by chance and fall in love again.
Ed Exley, Bud White and Jack Vincennes are three Los Angeles detectives who need to work together in a case of multiple homicides in the Nite Owl cafe. The tracks lead to a lucrative luxury prostitution home, which actually serves as a front for even more illicit businesses, involving major city personalities, from Hollywood stars to police department officials.
Randle Patrick, a repeat offender, is transferred from an ordinary prison to a psychiatric institution. Although he has no mental illness, he lies to avoid forced labor and to spend the rest of his sentence in a less hostile environment. Bothered by the strict rules that doctor Mildred Ratched imposes on inmates, he urges everyone to rebel, even though he knows it can increase his time in prison.
First sequence to win the Oscar for Best Film, “The Godfather Part II” tells the story of Vito Andolini, known as the mobster Don Vito Corleone. After the Italian mafia kills his family, he flees to the United States, where he begins to commit crimes to keep his wife and children. Years later, the Corleone family business is run by Vito's ambitious youngest son, Michael.
The film follows the growth of Chiron, a young black man from a poor Miami community. In addition to being mistreated by his mother, who is a drug user, Chiron is a victim of bullying at school. One day, when he is chased by the boys in the neighborhood, he meets Ruan, one of the local drug lords, who offers him a hiding place. From that day on, Chiron approaches Ruan and sees him as a father.
Michael realizes that loans made to the housing market are at risk of default. He then decides to bet against the market, something never done before. His actions attract the attention of the broker Jared Vennet, who now offers the opportunity to his clients. Together, they make a fortune, taking advantage of the economic collapse.
The film, which also won the Oscar for Best Film in 2015, tells the story of Riggan Thomson, an actor who was very successful playing Birdman, a superhero who has become a cultural icon. By refusing to do another sequel to the film, Riggan saw his fame decline. Now, to resume his career, he is putting on a play for Broadway.
Bob Harris is a decadent actor who is in Tokyo to shoot an advertising commercial. At the hotel, he meets Charlotte, a young philosopher who is in town accompanying her husband, a photographer for a rock band. Feeling lonely and bored in an unfamiliar city, Bob and Charlotte decide to tour Tokyo together. Over the days, they share their insecurities and frustrations.
Sauron plans a major attack on the city of Minas Tirith, causing the magician Gandalf and Pippin to leave for the purpose of helping the resistance. To face the Dark Lord, Aragorn assembles an army of good forces. Meanwhile, members of the Ring Society, tired and hungry, continue their journey to Mount Doom, where they intend to destroy the ring.
Even with a low IQ, Forrest Gump never felt disadvantaged. By chance, he participated in some of the most important events in the history of the United States. Forrest taught Elvis Presley to dance, served with honor in Vietnam, starred in an American football team, met Richard Nixon and toured several states on foot. Despite all his experiences, he cannot forget Jenny, his childhood love.
In 1939, businessman Oskar Schindler arrived in the city of Kraków with the intention of profiting from his business during the war. Taking advantage of his influence within the Nazi party, he manages to open a pot factory and employs Polish Jews because they are cheaper. Bribing Lieutenant Amon Göth, Schindler ensures that his employees are not sent to concentration camps. But as the war progresses, the situation is untenable.
While investigating a corruption scheme at the bank where he works, Sam Wheat is murdered. After death, he discovers that he has turned into a ghost, whose presence cannot be seen or heard by humans. So Sam decides to continue investigating the embezzlement and discovers that his wife, Molly, may be the next victim. To protect her, he asks for help from a medium who lives by deceiving people.
After being expelled from the 1st class on a train, Indian lawyer Mohandas Gandhi decides to fight British rule in his country. Dedicated to the concept of nonviolent resistance, he is rejected by the English authorities, but he attracts the attention of the whole world by placing himself as a spiritual leader of Hindus and Muslims. Through his demonstrations, Gandhi leads India to achieve independence.
In the 1950s, Don Vito Corleone is the head of one of the most influential mobster families in New York. Virgil Sollozzo, a gangster, announces to Don Vito that he intends to establish a major narcotics sales scheme in the city, but will only do so with the permission of the Corleone family. Vito refuses to support him and ends up being the victim of an attack. As he recovers, he asks his eldest son, Sonny, to take over the business for him.