Best Of Netflix: Oscar Winners Past

As we prepare for another Academy Awards ceremony (and one in which a black-and-white silent movie might win Best Picture for the first time in decades), take a look back at some Oscar winners of yesteryear. We would like to thank the Academy‚ and Netflix for the instant streaming.

New On Netflix: Hook

Steven Spielberg’s icky-creepy update to the Peter Pan legend stars Robin Williams as a grown-up Peter and a hammy Dustin Hoffman as Captain Hook.

Best Of Netflix: Biopics

Nothing can raise Oscar’s golden eyebrows quite like a good biopic. In celebration of Clint Eastwood’s J. Edgar, which features Leonardo DiCaprio as the first director of the FBI, here are a few biography films featuring other fiery, passionate men available as instant history lessons on Netflix.

Best of Netflix: Swimming Pool Scenes

Summer’s winding down, but that doesn’t mean the pool is closed just yet — here are a few movies that will help you beat the heat on Netflix Instant. Get your suit on and jump in.

New On Netflix: Sleepers

An all-star cast including Brad Pitt, Robert De Niro and Dustin Hoffman brings even more weight to this harrowing tale of abuse and revenge based on Lorenzo Carcaterra’s haunting memoir.

Best of Netflix: Troubled Marriages

No one can turn love into a battlefield quite like Hollywood. Here are a few films where marriage isn’t so much a contract of mutual compassion but a source of heavy (and we do mean heavy) conflict.

Best of Netflix: Stay Out of the Water

Summer’s right around the corner, but we bet you’ll think twice before taking a swim after checking out these underwater thrillers. Come on in, the water’s not fine…