When you have been working the entire day, you would not want to look for a good movie for hours. So, the Polish TV Company has prepared for you the best movies in all the popular genres. How do we know that they are the best? Well, those are the movies that have won the main cinematography award of the year, Oscar.

Here is the list. You can check the genres, and choose a movie to watch.

The Best Animated Feature Film

Do you love animated movies? Then, this category is for you. With them, we guarantee you at least a couple of nice evenings.

Soul

Soul

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Director: Pete Docter and Anna Murray

Soul is an unusual movie. Well, all movies created by Pixar Studio are unusual, and Soul is not the first movie that has won an Oscar. So, let us move on with a review.

Soul is a cartoon about a school teacher who has been always dreaming about becoming a great musician. His dream is about to come true, but he falls into a manhole and ends up in a coma. His soul is heading to the Great Beyond, but he isn`t ready for such a trip.

Are you ready to find out how the entire story ends? We bet you will find many interesting moments worth laughing and crying.

And here are the nominees.

Onward

Onward

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Director: Dan Scanlon

Onward is one more movie about the deepest matters of our life. However, let us have a look at the details. Millenia ago, magic was an inseparable part of the world inhabited by mystical creatures. With technological advancement though, magic becomes obsolete, nobody needs it.

Two elf brothers Ian and Barley have to deal with the early death of their dad and a new boyfriend whom they don’t really like. After the boys get some magical stuff and the description of a “visitation spell” that can bring their father back, even if it just for a single day, their journey starts.

The movie teaches us to deal with the heaviest losses in a very soft understanding manner. And of course, you will enjoy just watching it.

Over the Moon

Over the Moon

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Director: Glen Keane, John Kars

Over the Moon is a deeply emotional story about the biggest losses, the ways to overcome them, and to move on.

Fei Fei loses her mother. Soon after that, her father engages with another woman, and Fei Fei still cannot cope with the loss of the closest person in the world. Moreover, she knows about the goddess of the Moon who took a potion for immortality. After a lot of adventures, she learns to move on by accepting the death of close people.

This movie, even though it has a sad beginning, teaches us to overcome sad moments, to put up with the worst events and heaviest losses, and move on.

Cinematography

Now, we move to movies. What about those of them who were awarded or nominated for the main award for cinematography? Here we go!

Mank

Mank

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Director: David Fincher

Mank is a biographical drama. It tells us about screenwriter Herman J. Mankiewicz and his creation of a screenplay for Citizen Kane. After a lot of struggle, he manages to create the piece of his life. In the end, the movie created based on his screenplay wins the Academy Award for the Best Original Screenplay.

Now, it is time to mention the top nominees.

Judas and the Black Messiah

Judas and the Black Messiah

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Director: Shaka King

This is one more biographical drama. However, the story is completely different from the story of a screenwriter. Judas and the Black Messiah tells viewers a tragic story of a young criminal who becomes an FBI informant. We see that even though the young man is fighting the crime, there are still many questions to ask and many doubts to resolve. And there is no way back even though he would like to quit.

News of the World

News of the World

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Director: Paul Greengrass

One more nominee worth your attention is this western drama. The movie is telling a story about an elderly Civil War veteran. He is tasked with returning a young girl to the last member of her family. The girl was raised as one of the Kiowa. In the end, the girl has to deal with the loss of both her real family and her Kiowa family.

This is a story about the harsh life in after-war times, about people, their attitudes and feelings, and, of course, about the fact that our real family is those who love us, and they are not always those who are considered to be our relatives.

Directing

Without proper directing, not a single good movie would exist. It is understandable why an award for directing is given. Here are the movies that got their award for the best directing (ok, and those movies that were nominated for it).

Nomadland

Nomadland

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Director: Chloe Zhao

Nomadland is a story about a woman, her struggle, her survival, and her way to self-sufficiency. Well, it is a story not about a woman but about many people who have had hard times. Fern loses everything: her work, her husband, and even sells all her belongings to buy a van and travel the country in search of a job.

After a lot of struggles, she meets nomads and discovers the true enjoyment in her freedom.

Now, some words about the nominees, they for sure deserve your attention, too.

Another Round

Another Round

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Director: Thomas Wirtenberg

Does drinking improve the quality of life? Four friends and colleagues decided to test the theory of a psychiatrist they have heard about. The theory is that if one has a blood alcohol content (BAC) of 0.05, this person will feel more joyful, creative, and their life is going to improve. The friends decided to test the theory.

What do you think, what the results were? Watch the movie to find out.

Minari

Minari

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Director: Lee Isaac Chung

Minari tells a story about a Korean family who is trying to make a living in the rural USA during the 1980-s. The family moves from California to Arkansas and struggles to set up a farm. The movie tells us about their efforts, how it influences their relationship, about people's different characters, and about what real love and attachment can do.

Documentary

Documentaries also have deserved our attention. Moreover, some of them are real masterpieces, they teach us the things that normal people cannot learn by living their ordinary lives. First, some words about the winner.

My Octopus Teacher

My Octopus Teacher

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Director: Pippa Ehrlich, James Reed

Foster starts freediving and documents her experiences when she meets a curious octopus. For more than a year, she tries to gain the octopus`s trust and finally, manages to do it.

The movie tells us about the amazing relationship between a human and a wild being. They learn about each other, they help each other, and they teach each other. An amazing movie to watch and learn.

The nominees are the following.

Collective

Collective

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Director: Alexander Nanau

A fire in a club Colectiv causes 27 people to die and around 200 ends up in a public hospital. After the hospitalization, patients continue dying. So, rumors are widespread that disinfectants in hospitals are provided by the same pharmacological company, and all of them are diluted.

An investigation starts. It is revealed that for years, the pharmacological company used to bribe the Health Ministry to deliver inefficient medications to public hospitals. But even after the Health Minister resigns, the problem isn't solved.

The Mole Agent

The Mole Agent

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Director: Maite Alberdi

The main events unfold in a home for elderly people. An agent hires an elderly man to go there and live undercover. His task is to check whether the caregivers abuse the elderly inhabitants.

International Feature Film

This award is given to the best movies that contain dialogues predominantly not in English. You can imagine what a quality movie it shall be to get such an award. So, the winner and the nominees are the following.

Another Round

Another Round

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Director: Thomas Wirtenberg (Denmark)

Yes, one more time Another Round is mentioned here. Now, do you think it might be worth your time? So, four teachers decided to test a theory of a psychiatrist they have heard about. While initially, they succeed, in the end, the results of the test are different for each of them.

Better Days

Better Days

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Director: Kwok Cheung Tsang (Hong Kong)

It is a touching, stressful, vulnerable, and deep movie that brings one of the most painful topics to light – bullying. The movie tells us about a teenage girl who has to pass her exams while she is constantly dealing with violent bullying. She meets a stranger who takes care of her while she is struggling with exams.

The Man Who Sold His Skin

The Man Who Sold His Skin

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Director: Kaouther Ben Hania (Tunisia)

While the movie is classified as satirical drama, it is a mix of everything: satire, drama, tragedy, politics, and whatever else. The movie tells us about a Syrian refugee who agrees that his back is turned into a canvas for a famous tattoo artist. After a while, collectors get interested in the masterpiece.