Ahead of the Oscars, Apple offers $19.99 movie bundles and discounts

This is a good opportunity to snag some top-notch movies for less.

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The Oscars are a little less than a month away, and Apple wants to get you into the spirit (and maybe sell a few Apple TV 4K boxes) with Oscar-themed discount bundles on award-winning films.

There are eight "award winning bundles," each priced at $19.99 and consisting of four movies. Five bucks a film isn't a bad price to own a movie on iTunes—that's about what you normally pay to rent one.

In addition to the bundles, Apple has discounts on a number of past major award winners. Here's the list of what's on offer.

$19.99 award-winning movie bundles

Classic Best Picture CollectionGone With the Wind, Casablanca, An American in Paris, Ben-Hur

Classic Best Actor Collection: Yankee Doodle Dandy, Captains Courageous, Sergeant York, The Philadelphia Story

Classic Best Actress CollectionGaslight, Who's Afraid of Virginia Wolf?, Jezebel, Cabaret

MusicalsGigi, The Great Ziegfeld, Singin' in the Rain, An American in Paris

DramasGravity, A Streetcar Named Desire, LOTR: The Return of the King, Network

Contemporary Best Picture CollectionArgo, Unforgiven, The Departed, Chariots of Fire

Contemporary Best Actor CollectionThe Aviator, Shine, Mystic River, Training Day

Contemporary Best Actress CollectionDriving Miss Daisy, The Blind Side, Million Dollar Baby, The Color Purple

Discounted Past Winners

There are a couple of big lists of past Oscar winners, including Best Original Screenplay and Best Adapted Screenplay winners for under $10. There are too many in each of those categories to list, but here are a few highlights.

Best Adapted Screenplay

The Big Short

The Social Network

Slumdog Millionaire

To Kill a Mockingbird

Brokeback Mountain

Best Original Screenplay

Django Unchained


Pulp Fiction

Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind

Almost Famous



Limited 4K options

All of the above movies are limited to HD resolution. If you want some 4K films, there are only two related options in the store right now. Blade Runner 2049 (nominated for five Oscars this year) is on sale for $14.99. La La Land (winner of six Oscars last year) is on sale for $6.99, a steep discount from the usual $19.99 price. Apple has pages where you can pre-order this year's Oscar nominated films, many of which will be in 4K, but there aren't really any deals to be found there.

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