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The best Oscar-winning movies on Netflix

Our pick of the best Academy Award winners now available to stream on Netflix in the UK

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Time Out Film

The Oscars are the biggest night during Hollywood's busy award season (sorry, Golden Globes), giving stars and filmmakers another chance to dress up in their finest, glide down the red carpet and celebrate the very best in movies from the last 12 months. 

Of course, this annual event means that each year there are heaps of new films added to your ‘must watch’ list. Thankfully, Netflix is here to help – whether you're after serious dramas or romantic movies, there are loads of Academy Award-winning films available to stream. So, from ‘Moonstruck’ to ‘Schindler's List’, here's our handy guide to the best Oscar winners available to watch on Netflix UK

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  • Film
  • Drama

Director Adam McKay

Cast Christian Bale, Steve Carell, Ryan Gosling

Academy Awards Best Adapted Screenplay

This outrageous, subversive movie goes to the roots of the credit crunch, following the story of the crafty traders who predicted the financial collapse of 2008 – and got filthy rich in the process. Ryan Gosling, Christian Bale and Steve Carell lead the all-star cast.

Birdman (2014)
  • Film
  • Drama

Director Alejandro G Iñárritu

Cast Michael Keaton, Emma Stone, Edward Norton

Academy Awards Best Picture, Best Director, Best Original Screenplay, Best Cinematography

Michael Keaton is captivating in this savage, sad and sweet Best Picture-winner. He’s Riggan Thomson, a faded Hollywood actor best known for playing the crappy superhero Birdman. As he attempts to reinvent himself as a serious actor on Broadway, he finds the character of Birdman impossible to escape.

The Revenant (2015)
  • Film
  • Action and adventure

Director Alejandro G Iñárritu

Cast Leonardo DiCaprio, Tom Hardy

Academy Awards Best Director, Best Actor, Best Cinematography

Director Alejandro G Iñárritu and actor Leonardo DiCaprio both picked up Oscars for their work on this survival thriller about frontiersman Hugh Glass. 



Schindler's List (1993)
  • Film

Director Steven Spielberg

Cast Liam Neeson, Ben Kingsley, Ralph Fiennes

Academy Awards Best Picture, Best Director, Best Adapted Screenplay, Best Original Score, Best Film Editing, Best Cinematography, Best Art Direction

This is a movie so painstakingly crafted, so precise in its details, that it could’ve become cold and removed, unable to fully feel the horrors it depicts. It’s proof of the sheer depth of Spielberg’s empathy that that never happens. No wonder he won the Oscar for Best Director. 


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