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The Best Oscar Winning Movies On Netflix, Ranked

Updated March 31, 2020 1.8k votes 406 voters 23.0k 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
    35
    4

    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 on Wikipedia
  • As Good as It Gets3
    55
    27

    As Good as It Gets

    Jack Nicholson, Helen Hunt

    Released1997

    Directed byJames L. Brooks

    Best Actor, Best Actress

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  • The King's Speech4
    97
    73

    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 on Wikipedia
  • Pan's Labyrinth5
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    37

    Pan's Labyrinth

    Sergi López, Maribel Verdú

    Released2006

    Directed byGuillermo del Toro

    Best Cinematography, Best Production Design, Best Makeup and Hairstyling

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  • The Theory of Everything6
    44
    22

    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 on Wikipedia

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  • Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon7
    34
    14

    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 on Wikipedia

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  • Driving Miss Daisy8
    28
    8

    Driving Miss Daisy

    Morgan Freeman, Dan Aykroyd

    Released1989

    Directed byBruce Beresford

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

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  • Silver Linings Playbook9
    28
    10

    Silver Linings Playbook

    Jennifer Lawrence, Robert De Niro

    Released2012

    Directed byDavid O. Russell

    Best Actress

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  • Roma10
    45
    30

    Roma

    Yalitza Aparicio, Marina de Tavira

    Released2018

    Directed byAlfonso Cuarón

    Best Director, Best Foreign Language Film, Best Cinematography

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  • Rosemary's Baby11
    24
    7

    Rosemary's Baby

    Mia Farrow, Tony Curtis

    Released1968

    Directed byRoman Polanski

    Best Supporting Actress

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  • Room12
    43
    31

    Room

    Brie Larson, Jacob Tremblay

    Released2015

    Directed byLenny Abrahamson

    Best Actress

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  • Inception13
    20
    10

    Inception

    Leonardo DiCaprio, Tom Hardy

    Released2010

    Directed byChristopher Nolan

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

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  • Howards End14
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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 on Wikipedia
  • Indiana Jones and the Raiders of the Lost Ark15
    12
    2

    Released1981

    Directed bySteven Spielberg

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

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  • Goodfellas16
    11
    1

    Goodfellas

    Robert De Niro, Samuel L. Jackson

    Released1990

    Directed byMartin Scorsese

    Best Supporting Actor

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  • Crash17
    14
    5

    Crash

    Sandra Bullock, Brendan Fraser

    Released2004

    Directed byPaul Haggis

    Best Picture, Best Original Screenplay, Best Film Editing

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  • Dallas Buyers Club18
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    Dallas Buyers Club

    Jennifer Garner, Matthew McConaughey

    Released2013

    Directed byJean-Marc Vallée

    Best Actor, Best Supporting Actor, Best Makeup

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  • Tarzan19
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    Tarzan

    Rosie O'Donnell, Glenn Close

    Released1999

    Directed byKevin Lima, Chris Buck

     Best Music, Original Song

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  • Inglourious Basterds20
    14
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    Inglourious Basterds

    Brad Pitt, Michael Fassbender

    Released2009

    Directed byQuentin Tarantino

    Best Supporting Actor

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  • Purple Rain21
    7
    0

    Purple Rain

    Prince, Apollonia Kotero

    Released1984

    Directed byAlbert Magnoli

    Best Original Song Score

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  • The Dark Knight22
    35
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    The Dark Knight

    Christian Bale, Michael Caine

    Released2008

    Directed byChristopher Nolan

    Best Supporting Actor, Best Sound Editing

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  • Icarus23
    2
    2

    Icarus

    Bryan Fogel, Nikita Kamaev

    Released2017

    Directed byBryan Fogel

    Best Documentary Feature

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  • The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King24
    8
    2

    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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  • Moonlight25
    11
    7

    Moonlight

    Trevante Rhodes, André Holland

    Released2016

    Directed byBarry Jenkins

    Best Picture, Best Adapted Screenplay, Best Supporting Actor

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