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.
Directed by and starring Mel Gibson, this 1995 drama won Best Picture for its portrayal of Scottish warrior William Wallace. Nominated for 10 Academy Awards, Braveheart took home 5, including the Oscar for Best Director and Best Cinematography. Famous for its brutally realistic battle scenes, Braveheart helped cement Gibson’s reputation as a serious filmmaker. Besides Gibson, the film also stars Angus Macfadyen, Patrick McGoohan, Sophie Marceau, Catherine McCormack, Brendan Gleeson, and many others. Braveheart currently has a 78% “Fresh” rating from the critics at Rotten Tomatoes.