As Netflix continues to whittle down its selection of movies available to stream, the selection of Oscar-winning films on the streaming service is slim. Still, in case you want to catch up on past Best Picture winners using Netflix before the ceremony starts at 8 p.m. ET on ABC, were here to help.
Here is the complete list of Best Picture winners available to stream on Netflix, as of February 25, 2017. You can click on each title to go directly to Netflix and watch the movie after signing in.
- Gentleman’s Agreement (1947) – Despite celebrating its 70th anniversary in 2017, Elia Kazan’s first Best Picture winner (he also directed On The Waterfront) is still relevant. It stars Gregory Peck as journalist investigating Anti-Semitism in the U.S. after World War II. Kazan also won Best Director and Celeste Holm won Best Supporting Actress.
- Patton (1970) – Directed by Franklin J. Schaffner and co-written by Francis Ford Coppola, Patton is an engrossing portrait of one of America’s great military heroes. The film won seven Oscars, and star George C. Scott famously refused to accept the Best Actor Oscar because he felt art shouldn’t be a competition.
- Amadeus (1984) – Milos Foreman’s second Best Picture winner stands as one of the greatest films ever made. Best on Peter Shaffer’s play about Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart and Antonio Saleri, is three hours of genius. The film won eight Oscars in 1985.
- Braveheart (1995) – Mel Gibson’s Braveheart tells the story of Sir William Wallace’s revolt against King Edward I. The film won five Oscars, with Gibson taking home two. It’s one of a handful Best Picture winners to not earn a single acting nomination.
- Shakespeare in Love (1998) – John Madden’s film is more famous for beating Saving Private Ryan, but the film also won six other awards, including Best Actress for Gwyneth Paltrow and Best Supporting Actress for Judi Dench. The film finds Joseph Fiennes as William Shakespeare, who is inspired by Paltrow’s Viola De Lesseps. It won seven Oscars in total.
- No Country For Old Men (2007) – There’s a really good case to be made for Joel and Ethan Coen’s masterpiece to have a spot among the Top 5 Best Picture winners of all time. The film is based on the Cormac McCarthy novel and features a chilling performance from Javier Bardem as the serial killer Anton Chigurh. Surprisingly, the film only won four Oscars in total.
While these are the only Best Picture winners on Netflix, there are still some important Oscar-winning films available on Netflix. Here are other must-see Oscar winners you can stream right now:
- The Graduate
- On Golden Pond
- To Kill a Mockingbird
- The African Queen
- The Hustler
- To Catch a Thief
- The Third Man
- Good Will Hunting
- The Usual Suspects