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The Best Oscar Winning Movies On Netflix, Ranked 

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Updated March 31, 2020 2.8k votes 376 voters 19.8k views 46 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. 

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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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Philadelphia is listed (or ranked) 2 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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As Good as It Gets is listed (or ranked) 3 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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Pan's Labyrinth is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Oscar Winning Movies On Netflix, Ranked
Sergi López, Maribel Verdú, Ivana Baquero

Released: 2006

Directed by: Guillermo del Toro

Best Cinematography, Best Production Design, Best Makeup and Hairstyling

Pan's Labyrinth is a 2006 Spanish-Mexican dark fantasy film directed by Guillermo del Toro. It was produced and distributed by Esperanto Films. In the Falangist Spain of 1944, the bookish young ...more

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The Pianist is listed (or ranked) 5 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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The Theory of Everything... is listed (or ranked) 6 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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#135 of 234 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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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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Room is listed (or ranked) 8 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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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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#1,001 of 1,699 The Most Rewatchable Movies #176 of 581 The Greatest Film Scores of All Timelisted on Every Oscar Winning Film Ever

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Rosemary's Baby is listed (or ranked) 10 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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Driving Miss Daisy is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Oscar Winning Movies On Netflix, Ranked
Morgan Freeman, Dan Aykroyd, Jessica Tandy

Released: 1989

Directed by: Bruce Beresford

Best Picture, Best Actress, Best Adapted Screenplay, Best Makeup and Hairstyling

Driving Miss Daisy is a 1989 American comedy-drama film directed by Bruce Beresford and written by Alfred Uhry, based on Uhry's play of the same name. The film stars Jessica Tandy, Morgan ...more

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Tarzan is listed (or ranked) 12 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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Silver Linings Playbook ... is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Oscar Winning Movies On Netflix, Ranked
Jennifer Lawrence, Robert De Niro, Bradley Cooper

Released: 2012

Directed by: David O. Russell

Best Actress

Silver Linings Playbook is a 2012 American romantic comedy-drama film written and directed by David O. Russell, adapted from the novel The Silver Linings Playbook by Matthew Quick. The film ...more

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Howards End is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Oscar Winning Movies On Netflix, Ranked
Anthony Hopkins, Helena Bonham Carter, Emma Thompson

Released: 1992

Directed by: James Ivory

Best Actress, Best Writing Adapted Screenplay, Best Production Design

Howards End is a 1992 film based upon the novel of the same name by E. M. Forster, a story of class relations in turn-of-the-20th-century England. The film—produced by Merchant Ivory Productions ...more

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Inception is listed (or ranked) 15 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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Dallas Buyers Club is listed (or ranked) 16 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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The Dark Knight is listed (or ranked) 17 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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Crash is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Oscar Winning Movies On Netflix, Ranked
Sandra Bullock, Brendan Fraser, Ludacris

Released: 2004

Directed by: Paul Haggis

Best Picture, Best Original Screenplay, Best Film Editing

This movie is a 2004 ensemble drama film co-written, produced, and directed by Paul Haggis. The film is about racial and social tensions in Los Angeles, California. A self-described ...more

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#1,423 of 1,699 The Most Rewatchable Movies #59 of 63 Movies You Wish You Could Still Watch for the First Timelisted on Every Oscar Winning Film Ever

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Inglourious Basterds is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Oscar Winning Movies On Netflix, Ranked
Brad Pitt, Michael Fassbender, Diane Kruger

Released: 2009

Directed by: Eli Roth, Quentin Tarantino

Best Supporting Actor

Inglourious Basterds is a 2009 German-American war black comedy film written and directed by Quentin Tarantino and starring Brad Pitt, Christoph Waltz, Mélanie Laurent, Michael ...more

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Goodfellas is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Oscar Winning Movies On Netflix, Ranked
Robert De Niro, Samuel L. Jackson, Joe Pesci

Released: 1990

Directed by: Martin Scorsese

Best Supporting Actor

Goodfellas is a 1990 American crime film directed by Martin Scorsese. It is a film adaptation of the 1986 non-fiction book Wiseguy by Nicholas Pileggi, who co-wrote the screenplay with Scorsese. ...more

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Jerry Maguire is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Oscar Winning Movies On Netflix, Ranked
Tom Cruise, Lucy Liu, Renée Zellweger

Released: 1996

Directed by: Cameron Crowe

Best Supporting Actor

Jerry Maguire is a 1996 American romantic comedy-drama sports film written, produced and directed by Cameron Crowe, and stars Tom Cruise, Cuba Gooding Jr. and Renée Zellweger. It was ...more

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Moonlight is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Oscar Winning Movies On Netflix, Ranked
Trevante Rhodes, André Holland, Janelle Monáe

Released: 2016

Directed by: Barry Jenkins

Best Picture, Best Adapted Screenplay, Best Supporting Actor

Moonlight is a 2016 American coming-of-age drama film directed by Barry Jenkins, based on Tarell Alvin McCraney's unpublished semi-autobiographical play. A chronicle of the childhood, ...more

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Marriage Story is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Oscar Winning Movies On Netflix, Ranked
Adam Driver, Scarlett Johansson, Laura Dern

Released: 2019

Directed by: Noah Baumbach

Best Supporting Actress (Laura Dern)

Marriage Story is a 2019 American drama film directed by Noah Baumbach. A stage director (Adam Driver) and his actor wife (Scarlett Johansson) struggle through a grueling, coast-to-coast divorce ...more

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Purple Rain is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Oscar Winning Movies On Netflix, Ranked
Prince, Apollonia Kotero, Wendy Melvoin

Released: 1984

Directed by: Albert Magnoli

Best Original Song Score

Purple Rain is a 1984 American rock musical drama film directed by Albert Magnoli and written by Magnoli and William Blinn. In it, Prince makes his film debut, which was developed to showcase ...more

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Indiana Jones and the Ra... is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Oscar Winning Movies On Netflix, Ranked
Harrison Ford, Alfred Molina, Karen Allen

Released: 1981

Directed by: Steven Spielberg

Best Art Direction, Best Film Editing, Best Sound, Best Sound Effects Editing, Best Visual Effects

Raiders of the Lost Ark is a 1981 American adventure film directed by Steven Spielberg. The screenplay by Lawrence Kasdan was from a story by George Lucas and Philip Kaufman. It was produced by ...more

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