Bombay 60: The best Hollywood movies of all time

Everyone has their favourite movie, that is why there is a huge debate over which one is the best. Fortunately, Bombay 60 has a list of movies that covers them all! Our critics and users glanced upon all the genres, eras, countries and plots of countless Hollywood movies to find out the best ones. Take a look at the best Hollywood movies of all time below:

2001: A Space Odyssey

One of the greatest films ever made is 2001: A Space Odyssey which was released in 1968. It follows the work of sci-fi seer Arthur C Clarke who envisions the beginning of human civilisation and the far future. It was showered with praise due to its technical achievements and clinical vision of the future. 

Check out the achievements of this movie that made it one of the best in Hollywood by reading below:

AwardCategoryResult
Academy AwardsBest Story and Screenplay – Written Directly for the ScreenNominated
Academy AwardsBest Art DirectionNominated 
Academy AwardsBest Special Visual EffectsWon
British Academy Film AwardsBest FilmNominated
British Academy Film AwardsBest Art DirectionWon
British Academy Film AwardsBest British CinematographyWon
British Academy Film AwardsBest SoundtrackWon
British Academy Film AwardsUnited Nations AwardWon
Cinema Writers CircleBest Foreign FilmWon
David di Donatello AwardsBest Foreign FilmWon
Directors Guild of America AwardsOutstanding Directorial Achievement in Motion PicturesNominated
Hugo AwardsBest Dramatic PresentationWon
Kansas City Film Critics Circle AwardsBest FilmWon
Kansas City Film Critics Circle AwardsBest DirectorWon
Laurel AwardsBest Road ShowWon
National Board of Review AwardsTop 10 Films10th Place

The Godfather

Released in 1972, The Godfather focuses on the transformation of the Corleone family’s youngest son, Michael, from a reluctant outsider to a ruthless mafia boss. It received a lot of awards and nominations from prestigious institutions. Take a look at some of them below:

AwardCategoryResult
45th Academy AwardsBest PictureWon
45th Academy AwardsBest DirectorNominated
45th Academy AwardsBest Adapted ScreenplayWon
45th Academy AwardsBest Costume DesignNominated
45th Academy AwardsBest Film EditingNominated
45th Academy AwardsBest SoundNominated
45th Academy AwardsBest Original Dramatic ScoreNominated
26th British Academy Film AwardsBest Film MusicWon
26th British Academy Film AwardsBest Costume DesignNominated
25th Directors Guild of America AwardsOutstanding Directorial Achievement in Motion PicturesWon
30th Golden Globe AwardsBest Motion Picture – DramaWon
30th Golden Globe AwardsBest DirectorWon
30th Golden Globe AwardsBest ScreenplayWon
30th Golden Globe AwardsBest Original ScoreWon
15th Grammy AwardsBest Original Score Written for a Motion Picture of TV SpecialWon
25th Writers Guild of America AwardsBest Drama Adapted from Another MediumWon

In the Mood for Love

In the Mood for Love was an instant classic when it was released in 2000. This film is about the love story of 2 neighbours that started in the narrow streets and stairs of 1960’s Hong Kong. It is often listed as one of the best movies of all time, garnering plenty of awards and nominations such as:

AwardCategoryResult
2000 Cannes Film FestivalTechnical Grand PrizeWon
2000 Cannes Film FestivalBest Actor Won
2001 Hong Kong Film AwardsBest Art DirectionWon
2001 Hong Kong Film AwardsBest Costume and Make-up DesignWon
2001 Hong Kong Film AwardsBest Film EditingWon
2001 Hong Kong Film AwardsBest PictureWon
2001 Hong Kong Film AwardsBest DirectorWon
2001 Hong Kong Film AwardsBest ScreenplayNominated
2001 Hong Kong Film AwardsBest Original ScoreNominated
2001 Hong Kong Film AwardsBest CinematographyNominated
2000 Golden Horse Film Festival and AwardsBest ActressWon
Hong Kong Film Critics Society AwardsBest DirectorWon
Hong Kong Film Critics Society AwardsFilm of MeritWon
National Society of Film Critics 2002Best Foreign Language FilmWon
National Society of Film Critics 2002Best CinematographyWon
2001 Cesar AwardsBest Foreign FilmWon
2001 New York Film Critics Circle AwardsBest Foreign Language FilmWon
2001 New York Film Critics Circle AwardsBest CinematographyWon
2002 Argentine Film Critics Association AwardsBest Foreign Language FilmWon
2000 Asia-Pacific Film FestivalBest EditingWon
2000 Asia-Pacific Film FestivalBest CinematographyWon
2001 Australian Film Institute AwardsBest Foreign Language FilmNominated
2001 British Independent Film AwardsBest Foreign Language FilmWon
2002 Broadcast Film Critics Association AwardsBest Foreign Language FilmNominated

There Will Be Blood

There Will Be Blood is directed by one of the most significant filmmakers, Paul Thomas Anderson. It follows the life of a silver miner who transformed into an oilman on a quest for wealth during the oil boom of the late 19th and 20th centuries. This film has been regarded as one of the best movies of the 21st century, garnering a plethora of awards and nominations from the biggest award-giving bodies. Take a look at some of them below:

AwardCategoryResult
Academy AwardsBest PictureNominated
Academy AwardsBest DirectorNominated
Academy AwardsBest ActorWon
Academy AwardsBest Adapted ScreenplayNominated
Academy AwardsBest Art DirectionNominated
Academy AwardsBest CinematographyWon
Academy AwardsBest Film EditingNominated
Academy AwardsBest Sound EditingNominated
American Film InstituteTop 10 Films1st Place
Austin Film Critics Association AwardsBest CinematographyWon
Austin Film Critics Association AwardsBest ScoreWon
Austin Film Critics Association AwardsBest DirectorWon
Austin Film Critics Association AwardsBest FilmWon
Australian Film Critics Association AwardsBest Overseas FilmWon
Australian Film Critics Association AwardsBest FilmNominated
Australian Film Critics Association AwardsBest DirectionNominated
Australian Film Critics Association AwardsBest Adapted ScreenplayNominated
BAFTA AwardsBest Film MusicNominated
BAFTA AwardsBest Production DesignNominated
BAFTA AwardsBest CinematographyNominated
BAFTA AwardsBest SoundNominated
Belgian Syndicate of Cinema CriticsGrand PrixNominated
Broadcast Film Critics AssociationBest FilmNominated
Broadcast Film Critics AssociationBest ActorWon
Broadcast Film Critics AssociationBest ComposerWon
Directors Guild of AmericaOutstanding Directing – Feature FilmNominated
Golden Eagle AwardBest Foreign Language FilmWon
Golden Globe AwardsBest Actor for Motion Picture DramaWon
Golden Globe AwardsGolden Globe Award for Best Motion Picture – DramaNominated
International Film Critics PollBest Ensemble CastNominated
International Film Critics PollBest Production DesignNominated
International Film Critics PollBest CinematographyNominated
International Film Critics PollTop Ten Films1st Place
International Film Critics PollBest ActorNominated

Jaws

Jaws is considered as one of the most suspenseful movies of all time. The movie revolves around the tale of a shark terrorizing a town for more than 4 decades. It has successfully set the reputation of grey-finned creatures nowadays. Its director, Steven Spielberg, executed the film with masterly skill, making it become one of the most nominated films in history. Take a look at some of the awards and achievements Jaws had received below:

AwardCategoryResult
OscarBest SoundWon
OscarBest Film EditingWon
OscarBest Music – Original Dramatic ScoreWon
OscarBest PictureNominated
BAFTA AwardsAnthony Asquith Award for Film MusicWon
BAFTA AwardsBest ActorWon
BAFTA AwardsBest DirectionNominated
BAFTA AwardsBest FilmNominated
BAFTA AwardsBest Film EditingNominated
BAFTA AwardsBest ScreenplayNominated
BAFTA AwardsBest SoundTrackNominated
Academy of Science, Fiction, Fantasy and Horror FilmsBest DVD/Blu-Ray CollectionNominated
Academy of Science, Fiction, Fantasy and Horror FilmsSaturn AwardNominated
Academy of Science, Fiction, Fantasy and Horror FilmsGolden Scroll – Best AdvertisingWon
Academy of Science, Fiction, Fantasy and Horror FilmsOutstanding Film Award of 1975Won
American Cinema EditorsBest Edited Feature FilmWon
Directors Guild of America Outstanding Directorial Achievement in Motion PicturesNominated
DVD Exclusive AwardsDVDX AwardNominated
Golden Globes AwardBest Original ScoreWon
Golden Globes AwardBest Motion Picture – DramaWon
Golden Globes AwardBest ScreenplayWon
Golden Globes AwardBest Director – Motion PictureNominated
Golden SchmoesBest DVD/Blu-Ray of the YearNominated
Gold Spirit AwardsBest Edition of an Existing ScoreNominated
Grammy AwardsAlbum of the Best Original Score Written for a Motion Picture or a Television SpecialWon
Guinness World Record First Summer Blockbuster FilmWon
International Film Music Critics AwardBest Archival Release of an Existing ScoreNominated
National Film Preservation BoardNational Film RegistryWon
Online Film and Television Association OFTA Film Hall of Fame WinnerWon
People’s Choice AwardFavourite Motion PictureWon
San Sebastian International Film FestivalBest FilmWon
Satellite AwardsOutstanding Overall DVDWon
Writers Guild of AmericaBest Drama Adapted from Another MediumNominated

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