7 Oscar Winners You Can Watch on Netflix

All About Eve, movie

 

Hollywood’s award season is just heating up, and with all the attention being lavished on this year’s best films and performances, it’s a great time to be a film fan. If you can’t get to the movie theater — or if you’ve already seen every critically acclaimed flick in the last year — you can still take part in the excitement over Oscar. You can stream any of these previous Best Picture winners on Netflix today.

1. All About Eve

If you haven’t seen this classic film from 1950, about a deceptive ingénue who claws her way to the top on Broadway, you’re missing out on a piece of film history. It features exceptional performances from Hollywood legends like Bette Davis, Anne Baxter, and Marilyn Monroe. All About Eve racked up 14 Academy Award nominations and won six, including Best Picture. To this day, it’s the only film to ever receive four female acting nods.

All About Eve, movie

Hollywood’s award season is just heating up, and with all the attention being lavished on this year’s best films and performances, it’s a great time to be a film fan. If you can’t get to the movie theater — or if you’ve already seen every critically acclaimed flick in the last year — you can still take part in the excitement over Oscar. You can stream any of these previous Best Picture winners on Netflix today.

platoon

3. Platoon

Director and writer Oliver Stone crafted Platoon based on his own experiences as a soldier during the Vietnam War. Released in 1986 when the war was still fresh in many minds, it tells the story of a group of soldiers during the controversial conflict, and the physical and psychological wounds they received. The film features compelling performances from Charlie Sheen, Tom Berenger, and Willem Dafoe. It won four Oscars, including Best Picture.

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4. The Last Emperor

The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences has always had a soft spot for epic historical dramas. So it’s no surprise that this 1987 biopic, which tells the story of Puyi, the Last Emperor of China, won nine Oscars, including Best Director and Best Picture. Bernardo Bertolucci directed this stirring film, which follows Puyi through his life as a child, political reign, and later his imprisonment and exile

1. All About Eve

If you haven’t seen this classic film from 1950, about a deceptive ingénue who claws her way to the top on Broadway, you’re missing out on a piece of film history. It features exceptional performances from Hollywood legends like Bette Davis, Anne Baxter, and Marilyn Monroe. All About Eve racked up 14 Academy Award nominations and won six, including Best Picture. To this day, it’s the only film to ever receive four female acting nods.

dances with wolves

5. Dances with Wolves

In 1990, this epic film helped revive the American love affair with the western film when he releasedDances with Wolves. The film follows an American Civil War soldier as he immerses himself in the customs and lifestyle of the Sioux. Written, directed, and starring Kevin Costner, Dances with Wolves won seven Academy Awards, including Best Picture and Best Director.

shakespeare in love

6. Shakespeare in Love

If you’re in the mood for a light-hearted romp, this John Madden film is a welcome break from the high drama of many of the other Oscar-winners on this list. Released in 1998, Shakespeare in Love follows the titular character as he falls for Viola and struggles to write Romeo and Juliet. It’s a whimsical film with an engaging script and charming performances from Joseph Fiennes, Judi Dench and Gwyneth Paltrow. It won seven Oscars, including Best Picture and Best Actress

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7. The King’s Speech

The 21st century has seen a wide range of films — from racy musicals to gritty war dramas, awarded the coveted Best Picture Oscar. In 2011, Tom Hooper’s The King’s Speech won the top prize. This historical drama, starring Best Actor winner Colin Firth, follows King George VI in his attempts to conquer his lifelong stutter so he can effectively rule England. It’s a film that both celebrates classic Hollywood tropes and conventions, through its storytelling and grand scenery — and pushes boundaries of filmmaking with dramatic cinematography and camerawork. The King’s Speech won seven Academy Awards.

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