10 Oscar-Winning Movies to Watch on Netflix Right Now

Diana Joan

Feb 24, 2016 09:03 am / Posted by Diana Joan

Netflix currently has more than a dozen Oscar-winning films to stream, including 10 Best Picture winners ranging from “Marty” to “The Silence of the Lambs.” Many racked up multiple awards on Oscar night, a tribute to their excellence or some really great Oscar campaigning. We’re looking at you, Harvey Weinstein, who helped push “Shakespeare in Love” and “The English Patient” to Academy glory.

You can also stream Oscar-winning performances from Meryl Streep (“Sophie’s Choice” and “The Iron Lady”), Robin Williams (“Good Will Hunting”), Cher (“Moonstruck”) and Frances McDormand (“Fargo”).

The Oscars are closer than you think! As you get ready for award season by watching all the nominees, why not relive some of the greatest movies of all time? From Forrest Gump to Braveheart, some best picture winners are available on Netflix. Grab the popcorn and get ready for some award-worthy binge-watching.


Top 1. Wings (1927)

The first best picture winner ever, this film is about two young pilots in the war who fall in love with the same girl. Watch it now.


Top 2. The Greatest Show on Earth (1952)

This is the story about the dramatic lives of a group of circus performers. Watch it now.

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Top 3. Around the World in 80 Days (1956)

This is a movie adaption of the novel of the same name, in which a Victorian Englishman bets he can travel the world in 80 days. Watch it now.

Top 4. Terms of Endearment (1983)

Cry all your tears at this emotional drama about the bond between a mother and her daughter. Watch it now.

Top 5. Amadeus (1984)

Check out the story of real-life composer Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (Tom Hulce), as told by his rival Antonio Salieri. Watch it now.

Top 6. Forrest Gump (1994)

In one of his most iconic roles, Tom Hanks stars as a young man who continuously finds himself in the middle of many historic events. Watch it now.

Top 7. The English Patient (1996)

A fated love story about a young man (Ralph Fiennes) and woman (Kristin Scott Thomas) at the end of World War II. Watch it now.

Top 8. Shakespeare in Love (1998)

A story about a young Shakespeare (Joseph Fiennes) finding his muse in Gwyneth Paltrow’s character. Watch it now.

Top 9. American Beauty (1999)

This ’90s drama is about a suburban father (Kevin Spacey) becomes infatuated with his young daughter’s best friend (Mena Suvari). Watch it now.

Top 10. The Hurt Locker (2008)


Jeremy Renner stars as a veteran who leads an Explosive Ordnance Disposal team during the Iraq War. Watch it now.

It is very easy to become lost in Netflix land and believe you’ve already seen everything worth watching. Rest assured, there is very little chance you have. Above is that we count down again our best movie suggestions available to stream on Netflix Instant America from Oscars Winners Films. Enjoy!