Our 5 favorite Oscar movies!

Our 5 favorite Oscar movies!

Get your popcorn ready and dive with us into a journey through captivating stories, breathtaking achievements, and awe-inspiring performances. Here's our eclectic and passionate selection, to be enjoyed without moderation. Let's go!

1 | Anatomy of a Fall by Justine Triet: The French film that's taking the world by storm!

The monumental favorite of The Little Zebra team is undoubtedly Anatomy of a Fall by Justine Triet. This masterpiece plunges us into a gripping legal thriller where a writer must face the accusation of her husband's murder. The tension mounts as the trial reveals the complexities of their relationship and private life, keeping the viewer on the edge of their seat until the very last second.

Did you know...

Justine Triet, born on July 17, 1978, is a renowned French director, screenwriter, and editor, trained at the National School of Fine Arts. She was introduced to the general public at the 2013 Cannes Film Festival with her first feature film The Battle of Solferino, and gained international recognition by winning the Palme d'Or at the 76th Cannes Film Festival for Anatomy of a Fall, becoming the third female director to receive this honor. In 2024, she made history by being the first French director nominated for the Oscar for Best Director and Best Original Screenplay, cementing her talent and unique vision of cinema.

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2 | Unsurprisingly, the second spot goes to… Oppenheimer by Christopher Nolan!

Oppenheimer, the latest cinematic epic by Christopher Nolan, has captivated both audiences and critics, emerging as a standout of this award season. This fascinating biopic delves into the complex life of J. Robert Oppenheimer, the father of the atomic bomb, skillfully intertwining ethical dilemmas, scientific rivalries, and major historical stakes that marked the creation of the most destructive weapon in history.


We also LOVED the film's original soundtrack, available on Spotify right here >!

Christopher Nolan, an acclaimed British director, is known for his ability to weave complex narratives with impressive technical mastery. His filmography, including successes like Inception and Interstellar, speaks to his creative genius and innovative approach to cinema. Oppenheimer is no exception, garnering numerous nominations that underscore the excellence of its direction and production.

3 | The Zone of Interest by Jonathan Glazer: A journey into the past…

In The Zone of Interest, Jonathan Glazer takes us into the dark heart of history, within the family of Rudolf Höss, the commandant of Auschwitz. This bold film explores the shocking dichotomy between the Höss family's pursuit of an idyllic life in their neighboring house to the concentration camp and the unspeakable horror unfolding just steps away. Through this familial lens, the film questions the banality of evil and humanity's capacity to ignore the unimaginable to preserve a facade of normality.

4 | A film full of love: Past Lives by Céline Song

Céline Song offers us with Past Lives a delicate and profound exploration of themes of love, destiny, and life choices. This poignant story follows the journey of two soulmates separated by time and distance, whose paths cross again in New York, years after their separation in South Korea. Their love, tinged with melancholy and unspoken words, questions the very nature of the bonds that unite us.For those seeking a touch of romance, Past Lives was previously recommended by The Little Zebra as a perfect movie idea for a romantic evening on Valentine's Day. Its ability to capture the nuances of love and the regrets of paths not taken makes it an ideal choice for sensitive hearts. 

5 | All your faces by Jeanne Herry: Not nominated for the Oscars… but for the César Awards!

With All your faces, Jeanne Herry presents us with a profoundly touching and human work, exploring restorative justice programs in France. Through the eyes of victims and perpetrators trying to rebuild their lives through dialogue, the film offers an empathetic and nuanced look at healing and forgiveness. The star-studded cast, including Adèle Exarchopoulos, Leila Bekhti, Gilles Lellouche, and Raphaël Quenard, brings undeniable authenticity and emotional power to this exploration of the darkest and brightest facets of the human soul.

From historical drama to legal thriller to a transcontinental love story, our selection invites you to discover works that move, question, and inspire… Bring a little bit of the 7th art into your daily life :-)

Enjoy your movie ♡

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