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.
This 2004 drama won Best Picture for its portrayal of the racial and social tensions in Los Angeles. The film was inspired by a real-life incident where co-writer, producer, and director Paul Haggis’s Porsche was carjacked in 1991.
The film features a star-studded ensemble cast of Sandra Bullock, Don Cheadle, Matt Dillon, Jennifer Esposito, Brendan Fraser, Terrence Howard, Chris “Ludacris” Bridges, Thandie Newton, Michael Peña, and Ryan Phillippe. The film received six Academy Award nominations and won for three. The roles of Thandie Newton and Matt Dillon were particularly praised.