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The Best Oscar Winning Movies On Netflix, Ranked 

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Updated February 19, 2020 2.1k votes 284 voters 15.2k views 42 items

List Rules Only Netflix-streaming movies that have won an Academy Award.

If you're looking for critically-acclaimed films to watch, here are the best Oscar-winning movies on Netflix. Featuring Best Picture winners and some of the greatest films of all time, this list of Oscar winners streaming now on Netflix is updated regularly with newly added and popular movies. 

Vote up the best Academy Award-winning films on Netflix, and add your favorite Oscar winners if they're missing from the list. 

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The King's Speech is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Oscar Winning Movies On Netflix, Ranked
Helena Bonham Carter, Colin Firth, Guy Pearce

Released: 2010

Directed by: Tom Hooper

Best Actor, Best Picture, Best Original Screenplay, Best Director

The King's Speech is a 2010 British historical drama film directed by Tom Hooper and written by David Seidler. Colin Firth plays King George VI who, to cope with a stammer, sees Lionel Logue, an ...more

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#309 of 599 The Greatest Epic Movies Ever Made #65 of 221 The Greatest World War II Movies of All Time #225 of 243 Critically Acclaimed Movies That Kinda Suck

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Lincoln is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Oscar Winning Movies On Netflix, Ranked
Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Daniel Day-Lewis, Sally Field

Released: 2012

Directed by: Steven Spielberg

Best Actor, Best Production Design

Lincoln is a 2012 American epic historical drama film directed by Steven Spielberg, starring Daniel Day-Lewis as United States President Abraham Lincoln and Sally Field as Mary Todd Lincoln. The ...more

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#158 of 379 The 50+ Best War Movies Ever Made, Ranked #12 of 82 The Best Movies Based on Non-Fiction Books

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Pan's Labyrinth is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Oscar Winning Movies On Netflix, Ranked
Doug Jones, Ivana Baquero, Sergi López i Ayats

Released: 2006

Directed by: Guillermo del Toro

Best Cinematography, Best Production Design, Best Makeup and Hairstyling

Pan's Labyrinth, originally known in Spanish as El laberinto del fauno, is a 2006 Spanish-Mexican dark fantasy film written and directed by Mexican Guillermo del Toro. It was produced and ...more

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#187 of 254 The Best Psychological Thrillers of All Time #475 of 803 The Greatest Chick Flicks Ever Madelisted on Every Oscar Winning Film Ever

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The Fighter is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Oscar Winning Movies On Netflix, Ranked
Amy Adams, Christian Bale, Mark Wahlberg

Released: 2010

Directed by: David O. Russell

Best Supporting Actor, Best Supporting Actress

The Fighter is a 2010 American biographical sports drama film directed by David O. Russell. Fledgling boxer Micky Ward (Mark Wahlberg) tries to escape the shadow of his more famous but troubled ...more

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#195 of 243 Critically Acclaimed Movies That Kinda Suck #34 of 179 The Best Sports Movies Ever Made

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As Good as It Gets is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Oscar Winning Movies On Netflix, Ranked
Jack Nicholson, Helen Hunt, Julie Benz

Released: 1997

Directed by: James L. Brooks

Best Actor, Best Actress

As Good as It Gets is a 1997 American romantic comedy film directed by James L. Brooks and produced by Laura Ziskin. It stars Jack Nicholson as a misanthropic, homophobic, racist, ...more

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#116 of 803 The Greatest Chick Flicks Ever Made #187 of 460 The Most Quotable Movies of All Timelisted on The Highest Grossing 90s Movies

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The Dark Knight is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Oscar Winning Movies On Netflix, Ranked
Christian Bale, Michael Caine, Heath Ledger

Released: 2008

Directed by: Christopher Nolan

Best Supporting Actor, Best Sound Editing

The Dark Knight is a 2008 superhero film directed by Christopher Nolan, based on the DC Comics character, Batman. Bruce Wayne (Christian Bale), Police Lieutenant James Gordon (Gary Oldman) and ...more

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#1 of 67 Every Movie Coming To Netflix In February 2020 Behind-The-Scenes Stories From The Set Of 'The Dark Knight'listed on Every Oscar Winning Film Ever

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Roma is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Oscar Winning Movies On Netflix, Ranked
Roma Yalitza Aparicio, Marina de Tavira, Marco Graf

Released: 2018

Directed by: Alfonso Cuarón

Best Director, Best Foreign Language Film, Best Cinematography

Roma is a 2018 Mexican drama film directed by Alfonso Cuarón. The film follows the life of an indigenous live-in maid for a wealthy family named Cleodegaria "Cleo" ...more
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The Theory of Everything... is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Oscar Winning Movies On Netflix, Ranked
Eddie Redmayne, Felicity Jones, Harry Lloyd

Released: 2014

Directed by: James Marsh

Best Actor

The Theory of Everything is a 2014 British biographical coming of age romantic drama film directed by James Marsh and adapted by Anthony McCarten from the memoir Travelling to Infinity: My Life ...more

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#118 of 236 The Best Movies Based on True Stories #6 of 23 Great Movies About Inventors & Innovatorslisted on Every Oscar Winning Film Ever

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Crouching Tiger, Hidden ... is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Oscar Winning Movies On Netflix, Ranked
Zhang Ziyi, Michelle Yeoh, Chow Yun-Fat

Released: 2000

Directed by: Ang Lee

Best Foreign Language Film, Best Original Music Score, Best Cinematography, Best Production Design

Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon is a 2000 wuxia film. An American-Chinese-Hong Kong-Taiwanese co-production, the film was directed by Ang Lee and featured an international cast of Han actors, ...more

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#341 of 599 The Greatest Epic Movies Ever Made #58 of 710 The Best Movies Roger Ebert Gave Four Starslisted on Every Oscar Winning Film Ever

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Ex Machina is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Oscar Winning Movies On Netflix, Ranked
Domhnall Gleeson, Alicia Vikander, Oscar Isaac

Released: 2015

Directed by: Alex Garland

Best Visual Effects

Ex Machina is a 2015 independent science fiction psychological thriller film directed by Alex Garland. A young programmer (Domhnall Gleeson) is selected to participate in a ground-breaking ...more

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#2 of 82 Great Movies About Furious Women Out for Revenge #60 of 160 The Best Dystopian And Near Future Movieslisted on Every Oscar Winning Film Ever

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Tarzan is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Oscar Winning Movies On Netflix, Ranked
Rosie O'Donnell, Glenn Close, Minnie Driver

Released: 1999

Directed by: Kevin Lima, Chris Buck

 Best Music, Original Song

Tarzan is a 1999 American animated adventure musical film produced by Walt Disney Feature Animation and released by Walt Disney Pictures. The 37th film in the Walt Disney Animated Classics, it ...more

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#237 of 351 The Best Movies Based On Books Every Song in Tarzan, Ranked by Singabilitylisted on Every Oscar Winning Film Ever

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Dallas Buyers Club is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Oscar Winning Movies On Netflix, Ranked
Jennifer Garner, Matthew McConaughey, Jared Leto

Released: 2013

Directed by: Jean-Marc Vallée

Best Actor, Best Supporting Actor, Best Makeup

Dallas Buyers Club is a 2013 American biographical drama film, co-written by Craig Borten and Melisa Wallack, directed by Jean-Marc Vallée. Ron Woodroof was an AIDS patient diagnosed in ...more

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#70 of 236 The Best Movies Based on True Stories #75 of 113 The Best Movies About Disease Outbreakslisted on Every Oscar Winning Film Ever

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Her is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Oscar Winning Movies On Netflix, Ranked
Scarlett Johansson, Olivia Wilde, Amy Adams

Released: 2013

Directed by: Spike Jonze

Best Original Screenplay

Her is a 2013 American romantic science fiction comedy-drama film written, directed, and produced by Spike Jonze. The film's musical score was composed by Arcade Fire, with the cinematography ...more

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#103 of 172 The Greatest Date Movies of All Time #272 of 324 Movies with the Best Soundtrackslisted on Every Oscar Winning Film Ever

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Room is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Oscar Winning Movies On Netflix, Ranked
Brie Larson, Jacob Tremblay, Joan Allen

Released: 2015

Directed by: Lenny Abrahamson

Best Actress

Room is a 2015 independent drama film directed by Lenny Abrahamson, based on the novel by Emma Donoghue. After being held captive for seven years, a woman (Brie Larson) and her son (Jacob ...more

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#82 of 157 The Best Movies You Never Want to Watch Again #229 of 292 The Top Tearjerker Movies That Make Men Crylisted on Every Oscar Winning Film Ever

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Sling Blade is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Oscar Winning Movies On Netflix, Ranked
Robert Duvall, Billy Bob Thornton, John Ritter

Released: 1996

Directed by: Billy Bob Thornton

Best Adapted Screenplay

Sling Blade is a 1996 American drama film set in rural Arkansas, written and directed by Billy Bob Thornton, who also stars in the lead role. It tells the story of a man named Karl Childers with ...more

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#487 of 599 The Greatest Epic Movies Ever Made #177 of 292 The Top Tearjerker Movies That Make Men Crylisted on Every Oscar Winning Film Ever

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Rosemary's Baby is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Oscar Winning Movies On Netflix, Ranked
Mia Farrow, Tony Curtis, John Cassavetes

Released: 1968

Directed by: Roman Polanski

Best Supporting Actress

Rosemary's Baby is a 1968 American psychological horror film written and directed by Roman Polanski, based on the bestselling 1967 novel of the same name by Ira Levin. The cast includes Mia ...more

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#119 of 254 The Best Psychological Thrillers of All Time All The Spooky Evidence That Rosemary’s Baby Is, In Fact, A Cursed Movielisted on Every Oscar Winning Film Ever

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The Lives of Others is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Oscar Winning Movies On Netflix, Ranked
Ulrich Tukur, Ulrich Mühe, Martina Gedeck

Released: 2006

Directed by: Florian Henckel von Donnersmarck

Best Foreign Language Film

The Lives of Others is a 2006 German drama film, marking the feature film debut of filmmaker Florian Henckel von Donnersmarck, about the monitoring of East Berlin by agents of the Stasi, the ...more

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#14 of 136 The Greatest Movies in World Cinema History #45 of 320 The Best Political Films Ever Madelisted on Every Oscar Winning Film Ever

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The Pianist is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Oscar Winning Movies On Netflix, Ranked
Adrien Brody, Thomas Kretschmann, Emilia Fox

Released: 2002

Directed by: Roman Polanski

Best Adapted Screenplay, Best Director, Best Actor

The Pianist is a 2002 historical drama film co-produced and directed by Roman Polanski, scripted by Ronald Harwood, and starring Adrien Brody. It is based on the autobiographical book The ...more

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#7 of 67 Every Movie Coming To Netflix In February 2020 #955 of 1,699 The Most Rewatchable Movieslisted on Every Oscar Winning Film Ever

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Raging Bull is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Oscar Winning Movies On Netflix, Ranked
Robert De Niro, Joe Pesci, Martin Scorsese

Released: 1980

Directed by: Martin Scorsese

Best Actor, Best Film Editing

Raging Bull is a 1980 American biographical black-and-white sports drama film directed by Martin Scorsese, produced by Robert Chartoff and Irwin Winkler and adapted by Paul Schrader and Mardik ...more

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#55 of 351 The Best Movies Based On Books Behind The Scenes Of 'Raging Bull,' The Masterpiece Scorsese Never Wanted To Makelisted on Every Oscar Winning Film Ever

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American Beauty is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Oscar Winning Movies On Netflix, Ranked
Kevin Spacey, Annette Bening, Mena Suvari

Released: 1999

Directed by: Sam Mendes

Best Picture, Best Actor, Best Director, Best Original Screenplay Best Cinematography 

American Beauty is a 1999 American drama film directed by Sam Mendes. An advertising executive (Kevin Spacey) has a midlife crisis when he becomes infatuated with his teenage daughter's best ...more

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#292 of 1,699 The Most Rewatchable Movies #233 of 599 The Greatest Epic Movies Ever Madelisted on Every Oscar Winning Film Ever

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Inception is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Oscar Winning Movies On Netflix, Ranked
Leonardo DiCaprio, Tom Hardy, Marion Cotillard

Released: 2010

Directed by: Christopher Nolan

Best Sound Mixing, Best Cinematography, Best Visual Effects, Best Sound Editing

Inception is a 2010 science fiction thriller film written, produced, and directed by Christopher Nolan. The film stars a large ensemble cast that includes Leonardo DiCaprio, Ellen Page, Joseph ...more

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The Danish Girl is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Oscar Winning Movies On Netflix, Ranked
The Danish Girl Eddie Redmayne, Alicia Vikander, Ben Whishaw

Directed by: Tom Hooper

Best Supporting Actress

The Danish Girl is a 2015 romantic drama film directed by Tom Hooper, and loosely inspired by the lives of Danish painters Lili Elbe and Gerda Wegener. Lili (Eddie Redmayne) and Gerda's (Alicia ...more
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A Separation is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Oscar Winning Movies On Netflix, Ranked
Leila Hatami, Peyman Moaadi, Shahab Hosseini

Released: 2011

Directed by: Asghar Farhadi

Best Foreign Language Film

A Separation is a 2011 Iranian drama film directed by Asghar Farhadi. A middle-class couple in Iran are attempting to divorce while dealing with the conflicts that arise when the husband hires a ...more
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The Iron Lady is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Oscar Winning Movies On Netflix, Ranked
Meryl Streep, Jim Broadbent, Iain Glen

Released: 2011

Directed by: Phyllida Lloyd

Best Actress, Best Makeup and Hairstyling

The Iron Lady is a 2011 drama and biography film written by Abi Morgan and directed by Phyllida Lloyd.

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#538 of 582 The Greatest Film Scores of All Time #22 of 41 35+ Great Political Movies Based on True Stories

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Philadelphia is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Oscar Winning Movies On Netflix, Ranked
Tom Hanks, Denzel Washington, Julius Erving

Released: 1993

Directed by: Jonathan Demme

Best Actor

Philadelphia is a 1993 American drama film and one of the first mainstream Hollywood films to acknowledge HIV/AIDS, homosexuality, and homophobia. It was written by Ron Nyswaner, directed by ...more

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#47 of 157 The Best Movies You Never Want to Watch Again #127 of 292 The Top Tearjerker Movies That Make Men Crylisted on Every Oscar Winning Film Ever