The Deer Hunter (1978)
This brooding Academy Award winning Best Picture about Vietnam earned Christopher Walken his only Oscar (Supporting Actor) and not only beat out one of the same Coming Home (1978) but also two other very depressing movies Midnight Express (1978) & An Unmarried Woman (1978) nominated that year. Co-producer Michael Cimino also won the Best Director Oscar and was co-nominated for Screenplay Writing. The film also won for Editing and Sound. Lead Actor Robert De Niro and Supporting Actress Meryl Streep were also nominated. Added to the National Film Registry in 1996. #79 on AFI’s 100 Greatest Movies list; #30 on AFI’s Most Heart-Pounding Movies list.