Although the Oscars only come around once a year, there are decades worth of Oscar-winning movies that you can enjoy at any time. If you can’t get to the movie theater — or if you’ve already seen every critically acclaimed flick in the last year — you can still take part in the excitement over the Oscars. You can stream any of these previous Best Picture winners on Netflix today.
1. American Beauty
Kevin Spacey earned a Best Actor Oscar for his portrayal of a suburban father obsessed with one of his teenage daughter’s friends in this Best Picture Oscar winner from 1999. The film also features impressive performances from Annette Bening, Thora Birch, and Mena Suvari. Altogether, this exceptional film was nominated for a total of eight Oscars, and won five.
2. No Country for Old Men
The winner of Best Picture in 2008, this modern Western from the Coen brothers stars Josh Brolin as Llewelyn Moss, a hunter who comes across a heap of money after a drug deal goes wrong. It’s not long before merciless killer, Chigurh (Javier Bardem) picks up his trail. Sheriff Bell (Tommy Lee Jones) becomes involved as he tries to find and protect Moss.