These Are The Oscar-Winning Movies On Netflix

Every year, the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences hands out awards to some of the best films of the previous year. Though whether or not these really are the greatest movies out there remains to be seen, all of these Oscar-winners are enjoyable films. If you’ve been meaning to check out past Academy Award-winning movies, here’s a list of past winners available on Netflix, in order of release date. All of these films won for either Best Picture, Best Screenplay (Adapted or Original), or both, and most took home several other awards as well.

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West Side Story (1961)

Musical drama West Side Story won for Best Picture, Best Director (Robert Wise and Jerome Robbins), Best Supporting Actor (George Chakiris), Best Supporting Actress (Rita Moreno) as well as in a number of technical categories, including Art Direction, Cinematography, Film Editing, and Sound.

Doctor Zhivago (1965)

War eric Doctor Zhivago won for Best Adapted Screenplay, Art Direction, Cinematography, Costume Design, and Original Score.

Annie Hall (1977)

Rom-com Annie Hall won for Best Picture, Best Original Screenplay, Best Director (Allen), and Best Actress (Diane Keaton)

Dances with Wolves (1990)

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Western Dances with Wolves won for Best Picture, Best Adapted Screenplay, Best Director and Best Actor (Kevin Costner), Best Supporting Actor (Graham Greene), Best Supporting Actress (Mary McDonnell), as well as a number of other awards including Best Film Editing and Best Original Score.

Silence of the Lambs (1991)

Psychological thriller Silence of the Lambs won for Best Picture, Best Adapted Screenplay, Best Director (Jonathan Demme), Best Actor (Anthony Hopkins), and Best Actress (Jodie Foster).

Schindler’s List (1993)

Historical drama Schindler’s List won for Best Picture, Best Adapted Screenplay, Best Director (Steven Spielberg), Best Original Score, Best Film Editing, Best Cinematography, and Best Art Direction.

Pulp Fiction (1994)

Crime drama Pulp Fiction won on for Best Original Screenplay out of seven total nominations.

The English Patient (1996)

World War II drama The English Patient won for Best Picture, Best Director (Anthony Minghella), Best Actress in a Supporting Role (Juliette Binoche), as well as a number of technical awards including Best Cinematography and Best Film Editing.

Good Will Hunting (1997)

Drama Good Will Hunting won for Best Original Screenplay and Best Actor in a Supporting Role (Robin Williams).

L.A. Confidential (1997)

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Crime drama L.A. Confidential won for Best Adapted Screenplay and Best Actress in a Supporting Role (Kim Basinger).

The Cider House Rules (1999)

Historical drama The Cider House Rules won for Best Adapted Screenplay and Best Actor in a Supporting Role (Michael Caine).

The Pianist (2002)

Biographical drama The Pianist won for Best Adapted Screenplay, Best Director (Roman Polanski), and Best Actor (Adrien Brody).

Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind (2004)

Sci-fi romance Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind won for Best Original Screenplay out of two total nominations.

The Departed (2006)

Crime thriller The Departed won for Best Picture, Best Adapted Screenplay, Best Director (Martin Scorsese), and Best Film Editing.

No Country For Old Men (2007)

Crime thriller No Country for Old Men for Best Picture, Best Adapted Screenplay, Best Director (Joel and Ethan Coen), and Best Actor in a Supporting Role (Javier Bardem).

Milk (2008)

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Biographical drama Milk won for Best Original Screenplay and Best Actor (Sean Penn).

The King’s Speech (2010)

Biographical drama The King’s Speech for Best Picture, Best Original Screenplay, Best Director (Tom Hooper), and Best Actor (Colin Firth).

Her (2013)

Sci-fi Romance Her won for Best Original Screenplay out of a total of five nominations.

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