From 'Parasite' to 'The Pianist': Cannes Film Festival winners you can stream at home

Updated: May 15, 2020, 09:11 PM(IST)

Since 1946, the Cannes Film Festival has been honouring some of the finest work done by the cinema. Here are some of the top Palme d’Or and Grand Prix-winning movies from the past years.



Parasite (Palme d’Or, 2019)

Streaming on: Amazon Prime

A black comedy thriller directed by Bong Joon-ho, 'Parasite' tells the story of a poor family scheming to become the employees of a much wealthier family. It is the first South Korean Drama to win the Palme d'Or, at Cannes Film Festival.


Atlantics (Grand Prize, 2019)

Streaming on: Netflix

'Atlantics' was a supernatural romantic drama directed by Mati Diop, The film is centered around a young woman, Ada, and her partner, Souleiman, struggling in the face of employment, class, migration, crime, family struggles, and ghosts. 


The Tree Of Life (Palme d’Or, 2011)

Streaming on: Hulu

Terrence Malick directorial 'The Tree of Life' chronicles the origins and meaning of life by way of a middle-aged man's childhood memories of his family living in 1950s Texas, interspersed with imagery of the origins of the known universe and the inception of life on Earth.


Blue Is The Warmest Color (Palme d’Or, 2013)

Streaming on: Netflix

Abdellatif Kechiche's romance drama is based on the 2010 graphic novel of the same name by Julie Maroh as the film follows a story of a Adele, a French teenager who discovers desire and freedom as an aspiring female painter Emma enters her life. 


Uncle Boonmee Who Can Recall His Past Lives (Palme d’Or, 2010)

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Thai art drama 'Uncle Boonmee Who Can Recall His Past Lives' directed by Apichatpong Weerasethakul. The film explores the story of a Uncle Boonmee who is preparing himself for death together with his loved ones—including the spirit of his dead wife, Huay, and his lost son, Boonsong, who has returned in a non-human form—Boonmee explores his past lives as he contemplates the reasons for his illness.


The Pianist (Grand Prix, 2001)

Streaming on: Netflix

'The Pianist' is a 2002 biographical war drama film produced and directed by Roman Polanski, The movies is based on the autobiographical book of the same name, a Holocaust memoir by the Polish-Jewish pianist and composer Władysław Szpilman. The movie follows the story of Man's Survival in Warsaw, 1939-1945.


Oldboy (Grand Prix, 2004)

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A 2003 South Korean action thriller film directed by Park Chan-wook. It is based on the Japanese manga of the same name written by Garon Tsuchiya and illustrated by Nobuaki Minegishi. The movie is the second installment of 'The Vengeance Trilogy', preceded by Sympathy for Mr. Vengeance and followed by Lady Vengeance.

The film follows the story of Oh Dae-su, who is imprisoned in a cell which resembles a hotel room for 15 years without knowing the identity of his captor or his captor's motives.


4 Months, 3 Weeks and 2 Days (Palme d’Or, 2007)

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Romanian art film directed by Cristian Mungiu The film is set in Communist Romania in the final years of the Nicolae Ceaușescu era. It tells the story of two students, roommates in a university dormitory, who try to procure an illegal abortion.



Blackkklansman (Grand Prix, 2018)

Streaming on: HBO Now and Hulu

'BlacKkKlansman' is a 2018 American biographical black comedy crime film directed by Spike Lee and written by Charlie Wachtel, David Rabinowitz, Kevin Willmott, and Lee. The film is based on the 2014 memoir Black Klansman by Ron Stallworth. 


Fahrenheit 9/11 (Palme d’Or, 2004)

Streaming on: Hulu

American documentary film 'Fahrenheit 9/11' directed, written by, and starring filmmaker, Michael Moore. The film takes a critical look at the presidency of George W. Bush, the war in Iraq, and its coverage in the media. 


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