DISH Network’s Award Winning Stable of Films
Most people know that DISH Network has a vast amount of content, but many don’t realize just how great so much of it is. Sometimes lost in the heaps of live sports programming and endless channels that the satellite television provider are a plethora of award winning and nominated films for subscribers to enjoy. If you are looking for something great to watch, you should consider signing up for DISH—or current users just searching your Hopper 3 DVR—in order to catch some of these amazing flicks.
You can find all of the best Oscar-winning movies in the DISH on-demand library by scrolling to the Academy Award categories.
Let’s take a look at some of the best from the Best Picture films that are now available on DISH Network:
Forrest Gump – 1995 Academy Award for Best Picture, Best Director, Best Actor, Best Adapted Screenplay
In a loaded year, Forrest Gump stood out as one of the best pictures and the Academy certainly recognized it as so. Beating out such all-time classics as Pulp Fiction and The Shawshank Redemption, Forrest Gump won for its uniquely charming story about the adventures of the titular character—a kind-hearted and athletically gifted but dumb-witted man that happens to find himself involved the most extraordinary circumstances and in the midst of major historical events during his lifetime. This film, based on a book by Winston Groom and directed by Robert Zemeckis, is a can’t-miss film for fans of comedy-drama.
The Hurt Locker – 2009 Academy Award for Best Picture, Best Director, Best Original Screenplay
The Hurt Locker took home six Academy Awards in 2009, including director Katherine Bigelow winning the first Best Director prize ever for a female. This intense picture, which follows the wartime experience of an elite American bomb disposal unit in the Army during the Iraq War, was widely regarded as one of the most intense dramatizations of not only the recent conflict in the Middle East, but any war ever. The incredibly-acted, well-shot film is dripping with suspense and drama and is sure to pull in just about any viewer who tunes in.
The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King – 2003 Academy Award for Best Picture, Best Director, Best Adapted Screenplay
The entire Lord of the Rings trilogy is excellent, but none is regarded more fondly than The Return of the King—the incredible end to this saga that began when director Peter Jackson first released The Fellowship of the Ring in 2001. Nominated for 11 total Academy Awards in 2003 and winning each of those categories, this epic fantasy film reached lofty heights that only the original Ben-Hur and Titanic managed to ascend. While viewers should definitely catch all three movies in this amazing series, the finale is clearly the best of the bunch and will leave you wanting more. If only The Hobbit lived up to expectations.