Many people do not know the list of most Oscar-winning movies in history. Only a few days are left before the 94th edition of the famed Oscar Awards at the iconic Dolby Theatre in Los Angeles.
The first-ever Oscar ceremony was held back in 1929, many great titles have had the honor of winning the prestigious award, however, only three films to date have reached the lofty figure of receiving 11 Oscars. In this article, here we present the full list of movies that have received the most Oscar awards in history.
- 1 List of top 10 most Oscar-winning movies in history
- 2 1. Titanic (1997): 11 Oscars
- 3 2. The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King (2003): 11 Oscars
- 4 3. Ben-Hur (1959): 11 Oscars
- 5 4. Gone with the Wind (1939): 10 Oscars
- 6 5. West Side Story (1961): 10 Oscars
- 7 6. The English Patient (1996): 9 Oscars
- 8 7. Gigi’ (1958): 9 Oscars
- 9 8. The Last Emperor (1987): 9 Oscars
- 10 9. From Here to Eternity (1953): 8 Oscars
- 11 10. On the Waterfront (1954): 8 Oscars
List of top 10 most Oscar-winning movies in history
Here we present the list of the top 10 most Oscar-winning movies in history:-
1. Titanic (1997): 11 Oscars
Titanic is a 1997 American epic romance and disaster movie. It is directed, written, produced, and co-edited by James Cameron. The movie is based on both historical and fictional aspects. It shows us how the RMS Titanic sank down. The movie stars Leonardo DiCaprio and Kate Winslet as members of different social classes who fall in love aboard the ship during its ill-fated maiden voyage. It also stars Billy Zane, Kathy Bates, Frances Fisher, Gloria Stuart, Bernard Hill, Jonathan Hyde, Victor Garber, and Bill Paxton.
2. The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King (2003): 11 Oscars
The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King is a 2003 epic fantasy adventure movie. It is directed by Peter Jackson and produced by Barrie M. Osborne, Jackson and Fran Walsh. The movie is based on the third volume of J. R. R. Tolkien’s The Lord of the Rings. The film is the final entry in the Lord of the Rings trilogy.
3. Ben-Hur (1959): 11 Oscars
Ben-Hur is a 1959 American religious epic movie. It is directed by William Wyler and produced by Sam Zimbalist. The movie stars Charlton Heston in the main role. The movie is a remake of the 1925 silent movie with a same title. The movie is also an adaptation from Lew Wallace’s 1880’s novel named Ben-Hur: A Tale of the Christ.
4. Gone with the Wind (1939): 10 Oscars
Gone with the Wind is a 1939 American epic historical romance movie. It is an adaptation of the 1936 novel by Margaret Mitchell. The movie was produced by David O. Selznick of Selznick International Pictures and directed by Victor Fleming. The movie tells us the story of Scarlett O’Hara the role was played by Vivien Leigh, the strong-willed daughter of a Georgia plantation owner, followed by her romantic pursuit of Ashley Wilkes (Leslie Howard), who is married to his cousin, Melanie Hamilton (Olivia de Havilland), and her subsequent marriage to Rhett Butler (Clark Gable).
5. West Side Story (1961): 10 Oscars
West Side Story is a 1961 American musical romantic drama movie. It is directed by Robert Wise and Jerome Robbins. The movie is an adaptation of the 1957 Broadway musical of the same title, which in turn was inspired by Shakespeare’s play Romeo and Juliet. The movie stars Natalie Wood, Richard Beymer, Russ Tamblyn, Rita Moreno, and George Chakiris.
6. The English Patient (1996): 9 Oscars
The English Patient is a 1996 epic romantic war drama movie. It is directed by Anthony Minghella and is based on the 1992 novel of the same name written by Michael Ondaatje and was produced by Saul Zaentz. The film tells us about the eponymous protagonist, a man who burned beyond recognition who spoke with an English accent, who recalls his history in a series of flashbacks, revealing to the audience his true identity and the love affair he was involved in before the war.
7. Gigi’ (1958): 9 Oscars
Gigi is a 1958 American musical romantic comedy movie. It is directed by Vincente Minnelli and processed using Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer’s Eastmancolor film process Metrocolor. It is based on the 1944 novella of the same name written by Colette. At the 31st Academy Awards, the film has won all nine of its nominations, including Best Picture and Best Director for Minnelli. It held the record for the highest clean sweep of nominations until The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King won all eleven of its nominations at the 76th Academy Awards in 2004.
8. The Last Emperor (1987): 9 Oscars
The Last Emperor is a 1987 epic biographical drama movie. The movie is all about the life of Puyi, the final Emperor of China. It is directed by Bernardo Bertolucci and is an adaptation from Puyi’s 1964 autobiography, and independently produced by Jeremy Thomas. The film tells us the life of Puyi’s life from his ascent to the throne as a small boy to his imprisonment and political rehabilitation by the Communist Party of China. The movie stars John Lone in the eponymous role, with Peter O’Toole, Joan Chen, Ruocheng Ying, Victor Wong, Dennis Dun, Vivian Wu, Lisa Lu, and Ryuichi Sakamoto.
9. From Here to Eternity (1953): 8 Oscars
From Here to Eternity is a 1953 American drama romance war movie. It is directed by Fred Zinnemann, and written by Daniel Taradash, based on the 1951 novel of the same written by James Jones. The picture deals with the tribulations of three U.S. Army soldiers, played by Burt Lancaster, Montgomery Clift, and Frank Sinatra, stationed on Hawaii in the months leading up to the attack on Pearl Harbor. The film stars Deborah Kerr and Donna Reed portray the women in their lives, and the supporting cast includes Ernest Borgnine, Philip Ober, Jack Warden, Mickey Shaughnessy, Claude Akins, and George Reeves.
10. On the Waterfront (1954): 8 Oscars
On the Waterfront is a 1954 American crime drama movie. It is directed by Elia Kazan and written by Budd Schulberg. The film stars Marlon Brando and features Karl Malden, Lee J. Cobb, Rod Steiger, Pat Henning, and Eva Marie Saint in her film debut. The film focuses on union violence and corruption amongst longshoremen, while detailing widespread corruption, extortion, and racketeering on the waterfronts of Hoboken, New Jersey.