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"Oscar Winners - Best Actress" Collection

Female stars dream of lifting the golden statuette for Best Actress, and 70 women have achieved that honour in the 84 years since the first Academy Awards. Top of the pile remains the late Katherine Hepburn, who won 4 awards in her lifetime, with Meryl Streep hot on her tail with three. Streep has been nominated a remarkable 14 times in this category. See some of her best roles and many other amazing female performances in our list below.
    
After a stint in a mental institution, former teacher Pat Solitano moves back in with his parents and tries to reconcile with his ex-wife. Things get more challenging when Pat meets Tiffany, a mysterious girl with problems of her own.
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Blu-Ray player or Playstation 3 required to play The Iron Lady (2011)  Certified 12
A look at the actions taken by British Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher in the days leading up to the Falklands War in 1982.
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Blu-Ray player or Playstation 3 required to play Black Swan (2010)  Certified 18
Nina (Portman) is a ballerina in a New York City ballet company whose life, like all those in her profession, is completely consumed with dance. She lives with her obsessive former ballerina mother Erica (Hershey) who exerts a suffocating control over her. When artistic director Thomas Leroy (Cassel)
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Blu-Ray player or Playstation 3 required to play The Blind Side (2009)  Certified 12
A homeless African–American youngster from a broken home, Oher (Quinton Aaron) is taken in by the Touhys, a well–to–do white family who help him fulfill his potential on and off the football field. At the same time, Oher‘s presence in the Touhys‘ lives leads them to some insightful self–discoveries of
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Blu-Ray player or Playstation 3 required to play The Reader (2008)  Certified 15
In postwar Germany, a young man’s decades-long obsession with an older woman runs headlong into a war crimes trial, where he learns an awful truth.
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Blu-Ray player or Playstation 3 required to play La Vie En Rose (2007)  Certified 15
Biography of French singer Edith Piaf (Cotillard). Neglected by her mother, Edith is brought up by her grandmother and then by her father, a travelling acrobat. The street singer is discovered and rises to fame, determined to work even when dying.
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Blu-Ray player or Playstation 3 required to play The Queen (2006)  Certified 12
Tradition prepared her. Change will define her. In the wake of the death of Princess Diana in 1997, Queen Elizabeth II (the outstanding Helen Mirren) must come to terms with a nation in mourning, a new government under pressure to deliver an outpouring of grief and a Royal family in turmoil... Dame
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Blu-Ray player or Playstation 3 required to play Walk The Line (2005)  Certified 12
In 1955, a tough, skinny guitar-slinger who called himself J.R. Cash walked into the soon-to-be-famous Sun Studios in Memphis. It was a moment that would have an indelible effect on American culture. With his driving freight-train chords, steel-eyed intensity and a voice as deep and black as night, Cash
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Released a little over a year after the grand success of his Oscar-winning feature 'Mystic River', Clint Eastwood returns to the director's chair for 'Million Dollar Baby'. Eastwood also stars, in the role of Frankie Dunn, a down-on-his-luck former boxing manager who spends the twilight years of his
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Blu-Ray player or Playstation 3 required to play Monster (2003)  Certified 18
Dramatisation of the life of Aileen Wuornos, the prostitute sentenced to death in Florida for the murder of six men, and the outcast girl she fell in love with. Aileen always maintained that the killings were acts of self defence from violent assault from her clients.
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Blu-Ray player or Playstation 3 required to play The Hours (2002)  Certified 15
An adaptation of the novel by Michael Cunningham, this is the story of three women living in different time periods of the Twentieth Century all linked by a work of literature. In 1923 Virginia Woolf starts to write her novel 'Mrs Dalloway' whilst struggling to cope with depression and mental illness.
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Blu-Ray player or Playstation 3 required to play Monsters Ball (2001)  Certified 18
Monster's Ball is a hard hitting Southern drama tempered by a story of powerful, life-changing love. It is the story of Hank (Billy Bob Thornton), an embittered prison guard working on Death Row who begins an unlikely, but emotionally charged affair with Leticia (Halle Berry), the wife of a man he has
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Blu-Ray player or Playstation 3 required to play Erin Brockovich (2000)  Certified PG
Oscar® Winner, Best Actress, Julia Roberts, 2000: Erin Brockovich is an inspiring and funny drama based on a true story starring Julia Roberts as a twice-divorced mother of three young kids who takes on a big corporation on behalf of a small town. Desperately needing work, Erin goes to work for her
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Blu-Ray player or Playstation 3 required to play Boys Dont Cry (1999)  Certified 18
A true story about hope, fear, and the courage it takes to be yourself, Boys Don't Cry is "One of the 10 Best Films of 1999" (National Board of Review). Critically acclaimed and nominated for two Academy Awards and two Golden Globe Awards, this four-star, "must-see" (People), "riveting" (Entertainment
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Oscar® Winner, Best Picture, Best Actress, Gwyneth Paltrow,1998: A comedy about the greatest love story almost never told. Triumphant winner of 7 Academy Awards - including Best Picture - this witty, sexy smash features Oscar - winning Best Actress Gwyneth Paltrow (Sliding Doors, A Perfect Murder) and
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