These Oscar-winning movies on Netflix are great to watch during Oscars weekend or any time of year. These Academy Award-winning movies on Netflix won awards for sound, costume design, makeup, music, and the Best Picture.
The Oscars is a nickname for The Academy Awards, an annual American awards ceremony hosted by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences (AMPAS) to recognize excellence in cinematic achievements in the United States film industry as assessed by the Academy’s voting membership. The various category winners are awarded a copy of a statuette, officially called the Academy Award of Merit, which has become commonly known by its nickname “Oscar.” (Source)
This upcoming weekend is known as “Oscars weekend.” Celebs start partying on Thursday night and enjoy festivities leading up to the awards show, which airs live on Sunday night. My friend Corinne at Wondermom Wannabe has a great list of Oscar Party Appetizers, Oscar Party Bingo, and a list of the 2017 Oscar Nominees if you want to make an event out of this with your family, too.
These Academy Award-winning movies on Netflix include everything from comedy-drama, crime-drama, and romance to true stories. These are great selections to add to your Netflix list.
What better way to celebrate Oscars weekend than by binge-watching Netflix?
All the titles listed are currently on Netflix, but that is subject to change without notice.
18 OSCAR-WINNING MOVIES ON NETFLIX
- Mudbound – Two Mississippi families — one black, one white — confront the brutal realities of prejudice, farming and friendship in a divided World War II era. | Watch on Netflix
- On Body and Soul – Two shy and socially awkward co-workers in Budapest form a special bond through a mysterious mystic connection that manifests in a dream. | Watch on Netflix
- Icarus – In his Oscar-winning film, an American cyclist plunges into a vast doping scandal involving a Russian scientist — Putin’s most-wanted whistleblower. | Watch on Netflix
- Heroin(e) – This Oscar-nominated film follows three women — a fire chief, a judge and a street missionary — battling West Virginia’s devastating opioid epidemic. | Watch on Netflix
- Strong Island – The forces of family, grief and racial injustice converge in this Oscar-nominated documentary exploring the murder of filmmaker Yance Ford’s brother. | Watch on Netflix
- Spotlight – A team of reporters and editors at the Boston Globe relentlessly investigate a shocking child molestation cover-up by the Catholic Church. | Watch on Netflix
- No Country for Old Men – A drug deal gone bad and a bag full of cash entwine an unsuspecting hunter, a veteran sheriff and a murderous hit man in the stark West Texas desert. | Watch on Netflix
- Milk – Sean Penn stars in this biopic about Harvey Milk, the openly gay San Francisco politician who was murdered by a disgruntled city supervisor in 1978. | Watch on Netflix
- Good Will Hunting – When professors discover that an aimless janitor is also a math genius, a therapist helps the young man confront the demons that are holding him back. | Watch on Netflix
- Undefeated -An inspirational profile of an inner-city high school football team’s valiant effort to reach the school’s first-ever playoff game. | Watch on Netflix
- Boyhood -After divorcing, a mother and father continue to share the task of guiding their young son through youth and adolescence, and finally to adulthood. | Watch on Netflix
- Atonement – Young Briony fingers a young man for a crime after she discovers a lustful letter and witnesses a sexual encounter between him and her sister. | Watch on Netflix
- The Cider House Rules – A protégé to a physician who runs an orphanage sets off to see the world, but reality soon intrudes on his youthful idealism and moral certitude. | Watch on Netflix
- L. A. Confidential -Three wildly different cops form an uneasy alliance to ferret out police corruption in this Oscar-winning whodunit set in 1950s Los Angeles. | Watch on Netflix
- Dallas Buyers Club -Refusing to accept a death sentence from his doctor after being diagnosed with AIDS in 1986, Ron Woodroof smuggles medications from abroad. | Watch on Netflix
- The Constant Gardener – Justin Quayle, a member of the British High Commission based in Africa, begins his own international investigation when his wife is murdered. | Watch on Netflix
- Room – Kidnapped, confined to a tiny room and raped, a young woman gives birth to a son. When he reaches his fifth birthday, she begins plotting an escape. | Watch on Netflix
- Lincoln -Director Steven Spielberg takes on the towering legacy of Abraham Lincoln, focusing on his stewardship of the Union during the Civil War years. | Watch on Netflix
More Award-Winning Movies on Netflix
- Golden Globe Award Winning Movies on Netflix – The Golden Globe Awards are accolades bestowed by the 93 members of the Hollywood Foreign Press Association … recognizing excellence in film and television.
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