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The Best Oscar Winning Movies On Netflix, Ranked

Updated March 31, 2020 1.9k votes 416 voters 24.2k views46 items

List RulesOnly 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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  • Philadelphia1
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    2

    Philadelphia

    Tom Hanks, Denzel Washington

    Released1993

    Directed byJonathan Demme

    Best Actor

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  • The Pianist2
    37
    5

    The Pianist

    Adrien Brody, Thomas Kretschmann

    Released2002

    Directed byRoman Polanski

    Best Adapted Screenplay, Best Director, Best Actor

    The Pianist is a 2002 historical drama film co-produced and directed by Roman Polanski,...  more

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  • As Good as It Gets3
    60
    28

    As Good as It Gets

    Jack Nicholson, Helen Hunt

    Released1997

    Directed byJames L. Brooks

    Best Actor, Best Actress

    As Good as It Gets is a 1997 American romantic comedy film directed by James L. Brooks and...  more

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  • Driving Miss Daisy4
    37
    8

    Driving Miss Daisy

    Morgan Freeman, Dan Aykroyd

    Released1989

    Directed byBruce 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...  more

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  • The King's Speech5
    98
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    The King's Speech

    Helena Bonham Carter, Colin Firth

    Released2010

    Directed byTom 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...  more

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    #1 of 14 Pretty Good Movies About Historical Royals#113 of 340 The Best Political Films Ever Made

  • Pan's Labyrinth6
    59
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    Pan's Labyrinth

    Sergi López, Maribel Verdú

    Released2006

    Directed byGuillermo 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...  more

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  • Silver Linings Playbook7
    31
    10

    Silver Linings Playbook

    Jennifer Lawrence, Robert De Niro

    Released2012

    Directed byDavid O. Russell

    Best Actress

    Silver Linings Playbook is a 2012 American romantic comedy-drama film written and directed by...  more

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  • The Theory of Everything8
    44
    25

    The Theory of Everything

    Eddie Redmayne, Felicity Jones

    Released2014

    Directed byJames Marsh

    Best Actor

    The Theory of Everything is a 2014 British biographical coming of age romantic drama film...  more

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  • Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon9
    33
    15

    Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon

    Zhang Ziyi, Michelle Yeoh

    Released2000

    Directed byAng 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...  more

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  • Rosemary's Baby10
    25
    7

    Rosemary's Baby

    Mia Farrow, Tony Curtis

    Released1968

    Directed byRoman Polanski

    Best Supporting Actress

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  • Roma11
    44
    32

    Roma

    Yalitza Aparicio, Marina de Tavira

    Released2018

    Directed byAlfonso 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...  more
  • Room12
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    32

    Room

    Brie Larson, Jacob Tremblay

    Released2015

    Directed byLenny Abrahamson

    Best Actress

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  • Indiana Jones and the Raiders of the Lost Ark13
    18
    2

    Released1981

    Directed bySteven 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...  more

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  • Inception14
    22
    10

    Inception

    Leonardo DiCaprio, Tom Hardy

    Released2010

    Directed byChristopher 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...  more

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  • Goodfellas15
    14
    1

    Goodfellas

    Robert De Niro, Samuel L. Jackson

    Released1990

    Directed byMartin Scorsese

    Best Supporting Actor

    Goodfellas is a 1990 American crime film directed by Martin Scorsese. It is a film adaptation...  more

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  • Crash16
    18
    7

    Crash

    Sandra Bullock, Brendan Fraser

    Released2004

    Directed byPaul 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....  more

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  • Howards End17
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    Howards End

    Anthony Hopkins, Helena Bonham Carter

    Released1992

    Directed byJames 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...  more

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  • Dallas Buyers Club18
    51
    50

    Dallas Buyers Club

    Jennifer Garner, Matthew McConaughey

    Released2013

    Directed byJean-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...  more

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  • Inglourious Basterds19
    15
    8

    Inglourious Basterds

    Brad Pitt, Michael Fassbender

    Released2009

    Directed byQuentin Tarantino

    Best Supporting Actor

    Inglourious Basterds is a 2009 German-American war black comedy film written and directed by...  more

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  • Moonlight20
    14
    6

    Moonlight

    Trevante Rhodes, André Holland

    Released2016

    Directed byBarry 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...  more

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  • Sling Blade21
    11
    4

    Sling Blade

    Robert Duvall, Billy Bob Thornton

    Released1996

    Directed byBilly Bob Thornton

    Best Adapted Screenplay

    Sling Blade is a 1996 American drama film set in rural Arkansas, written and directed by Billy...  more

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  • The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King22
    11
    4

    Released2003

    Directed byPeter Jackson

    Best Picture, Best Director, Best Adapted Screenplay, Best Original Score, Best Original Song, Best Visual Effects, Best Art Direction, Best Costume Design, Best Makeup, Best Sound Mixing, Best Film Editing

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  • Icarus23
    2
    2

    Icarus

    Bryan Fogel, Nikita Kamaev

    Released2017

    Directed byBryan Fogel

    Best Documentary Feature

    Icarus is a 2017 documentary film directed by Bryan Fogel. While exploring the option of...  more
  • Tarzan24
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    Tarzan

    Rosie O'Donnell, Glenn Close

    Released1999

    Directed byKevin Lima, Chris Buck

     Best Music, Original Song

    Tarzan is a 1999 American animated adventure musical film produced by Walt Disney Feature...  more

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  • Marriage Story25
    12
    7

    Marriage Story

    Adam Driver, Scarlett Johansson

    Released2019

    Directed byNoah Baumbach

    Best Supporting Actress (Laura Dern)

    Marriage Story is a 2019 American drama film directed by Noah Baumbach. A stage director (Adam...  more