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.

Moonrise Kingdom

In the new Wes Anderson film a pair of young lovers flee their New England town, causing a local search party to fan out and find them. I’m sure it’s much quirkier than it sounds.

New On Netflix: Blue In The Face

The companion piece to Smoke features many of the same characters ad-libbing various situations set in and around Harvey Keitel’s Brooklyn cigar shop.

New On Netflix: Smoke

Harvey Keitel, William Hurt and Forest Whitaker star in director Wayne Wang and writer Paul Auster’s charming collection of New York stories set ’round a Brooklyn cigar shop.

New On Netflix: City of Industry

Harvey Keitel scowls, stomps and chainsmokes his way through director John Irvin’s industrial wasteland/moral apocalypse in this nasty crime caper co-starring Stephen Dorff and Timothy Hutton.

New On Netflix: Reservoir Dogs

Quentin Tarantino changed the face — and the tune — of the Cinema of Cool forever with his tale of a heist gone horribly yet oh so memorably wrong.

New On Netflix: Cop Land

Sylvester Stallone leads a powerhouse alpha-male cast (including Robert De Niro, Harvey Keitel and Ray Liotta) in this none too plausible action drama.

Best of Netflix: Thug Life

Let’s face it — when you want your Gangster Movie fix, you want it now. Luckily, Netflix Instant has plenty of options to get your crime on — here are some of the best gangster movies you can watch, well, instantly.