Ten Oscar Winning Movies You Can Stream on Netflix Before the Big Show

Sometimes, it's feels like awards season is all about best dressed lists, bejeweled clutches, and red carpet reports. One way to keep the focus on film is to seek out and enjoy a few previous winners. There are a surprising number of Oscar winning and nominated films already available on Netflix Instant that span nearly 60 years of movie and Academy history with winners in nearly every category. Here's a wonderful collection of statue winners you can stream on Netflix:

Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid:
This classic western featuring the always-charming Paul Newman won for:


  • Best Cinematography

  • Best Music

  • Best Original Screenplay

Brokeback Mountain:
A lot of movie buffs feel this movie was robbed when it lost Best Picture to Crash. If you agree, you can at least take relief in its wins for:


  • Best Director

  • Best Original Score

  • Best Adapted Screenplay

The King's Speech:
Colin Firth won the hearts of movie goers everywhere with his performance in this historical drama. He and the film won:


  • Best Picture

  • Best Director

  • Best Actor in a Leading Role

  • Best Original Screenplay

Good Will Hunting:
We can thank this movie for introducing us to Matt Damon and Ben Affleck. Hollywood has never been the same. It won for:


  • Best Actor in a Supporting Role

  • Best Original Screenplay


Cleopatra:
There's no denying it; this movie is simply beautiful. With sets and costumes that will take your breath away, it's no surprise it won Oscars for:

  • Best Art Direction

  • Best Cinematography

  • Best Costume Design

  • Best Effects



Breakfast at Tiffany's:

Audrey Hepburn is a delight in this picture, which is why many people feel she was snubbed when she didn't win Best Actress for her part. However, the film did win:

  • Best Music

  • Best Original Score

Man on Wire:
There aren't many Oscar winning documentaries available on Netflix Streaming, but this one more than makes up for it. Incredibly heartwarming and inspiring, it won:


  • Best Documentary

Kramer vs. Kramer:
With Dustin Hoffman and Meryl Streep in the two leading roles, it's no surprise this movie swept the Oscars in 1980. It took home:


  • Best Actor in a Leading Role

  • Best Actress in a Supporting Role

  • Best Adapted Screenplay

  • Best Director

  • Best Picture

Ordinary People:
There's nothing ordinary about winning an Oscar and yet you rarely hear about this great movie. This oft-forgotten picture won Academy Awards for:


  • Best Actor in a Supporting Role

  • Best Director

  • Best Adapted Screenplay

  • Best Picture

Hugo:
Director Martin Scorsese said he made this movie for his daughter and you can tell. It's full of love and perfect for family movie night. It took home technical Oscars for:


  • Best Art Direction

  • Best Cinematography

  • Best Sound Editing

  • Best Sound Mixing

  • Best Visual Effects

(Photo Credit: The Weinstein Company)

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