Every year, filmmakers and actors flock to Cannes for one of the one of the biggest, most highly acclaimed film festivals of all — The Cannes Film Festival. Taking place annually (although Cannes 2020 did not happen due to the COVID-19 pandemic) films are showcased and honored at the festival.
Cinephiles all over the world pay great attention and follow this celebration of film together during this period. From the lavish and star-studded red carpet all the way to the nerve-racking announcement of the winners, it’s a whole spectacle, full of things to see.
The Cannes acknowledges the best films by awarding a variety of prizes, with the Palme D’Or being the most prestigious one of all. Today, Maimovie ranked 10 critically acclaimed movies that have won an award, whether it’s the Palme D’Or, Best Actor, Best Director, etc., at the Cannes Film Festival.
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The following list was based on Maimovie on May 16, 2022, under the “critically acclaimed” and “Cannes Film Festival” Keytalks. Check out the Maimovie app or website to discover more movies and shows.
2013, 1h 55m
An aging, booze-addled father takes a trip from Montana to Nebraska with his estranged son in order to claim what he believes to be a million-dollar sweepstakes prize.
2015, 1h 58m
In 1950s New York, a department-store clerk who dreams of a better life falls for an older, married woman.
2009, 2h 33m
In Nazi-occupied France during World War II, a group of Jewish-American soldiers known as “The Basterds” are chosen specifically to spread fear throughout the Third Reich by scalping and brutally killing Nazis. The Basterds, lead by Lt. Aldo Raine soon cross paths with a French-Jewish teenage girl who runs a movie theater in Paris which is targeted by the soldiers.
1992, 2h 4m
A Hollywood studio executive is being sent death threats by a writer whose script he rejected – but which one?
2019, 1h 54m
Salvador Mallo, a filmmaker in the twilight of his career, remembers his life: his mother, his lovers, the actors he worked with. The sixties in a small village in Valencia, the eighties in Madrid, the present, when he feels an immeasurable emptiness, facing his mortality, the incapability of continuing filming, the impossibility of separating creation from his own life. The need of narrating his past can be his salvation.
1993, 2h 1m
After a long voyage from Scotland, pianist Ada McGrath and her young daughter, Flora, are left with all their belongings, including a piano, on a New Zealand beach. Ada, who has been mute since childhood, has been sold into marriage to a local man named Alisdair Stewart. Making little attempt to warm up to Alisdair, Ada soon becomes intrigued by his Maori-friendly acquaintance, George Baines, leading to tense, life-altering conflicts.
1986, 2h 6m
When a Spanish Jesuit goes into the South American wilderness to build a mission in the hope of converting the Indians of the region, a slave hunter is converted and joins his mission. When Spain sells the colony to Portugal, they are forced to defend all they have built against the Portuguese aggressors.
2018, 2h 15m
Colorado Springs, late 1970s. Ron Stallworth, an African American police officer, and Flip Zimmerman, his Jewish colleague, run an undercover operation to infiltrate the Ku Klux Klan.
2006, 2h 23m
In Babel, a tragic incident involving an American couple in Morocco sparks a chain of events for four families in different countries throughout the world. In the struggle to overcome isolation, fear, and displacement, each character discovers that it is family that ultimately provides solace. In the remote sands of the Moroccan desert, a rifle shot rings out detonating a chain of events that will link an American tourist couples frantic struggle to survive, two Moroccan boys involved in an accidental crime, a nanny illegally crossing into Mexico with two American children and a Japanese teen rebel whose father is sought by the police in Tokyo. Separated by clashing cultures and sprawling distances, each of these four disparate groups of people are nevertheless hurtling towards a shared destiny of isolation and grief.
2011, 1h 40m
Hollywood, 1927: As silent movie star George Valentin wonders if the arrival of talking pictures will cause him to fade into oblivion, he sparks with Peppy Miller, a young dancer set for a big break.