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Oscar-Winning Movies On Netflix To Choose From

By Suhani Gupta

Updated - May 29, 2023 7 min read

In case you're hoping to put a little glory into your review involvement, Netflix really has many "Oscar Winning Movies" to browse. It very well may be hard to discover precisely what you're searching for, notwithstanding, so underneath we've collected a rundown of the absolute best Oscar films on Netflix at the present time.


*Disclaimer: The movies listed in the blog are available on Netflix on a temporary basis.


1. Boyhood

Director: Richard Linklater

Starcasts: Ellar Coltrane, Patricia Arquette, Ethan Hawke 


This is an Oscar-nominated American drama earned it's way out bragging several awards - Best Director, Best Film, and even Best Supporting Actress at Oscars. The movie was lauded with a positive review because it was filmed over 12 years with the same cast creating a nostalgic capsule of the recent past and reflecting an ode to growing up and parenting. It's a journey of a boy which depicts the realities of childhood and adolescence incorporating everyday life experience to make it as realistic as possible.boyhood

IMDB Rating: 7.9/10



2. The Departed

Director: Martin Scorsese

Stars: Leonardo DiCaprio, Matt Damon, Jack Nicholson


Whenever we talk about classic thriller movies the name, Martin Scorsese comes to our mind. Martin Scorsese has been the Director of many thriller flicks, but he finally won his Oscar for this crime classic that some felt was too old-school to be profound. With casts like Leonardo Dicaprio, Matt Damon, Jack Nicholson The Departed is a long but a well-crafted gangster movie that gives an insightful look into life as an undercover agent. The movie revolves around Leonardo DiCaprio who is a cop but pretending to be the opposite. Partly during the movie, Scorsese hits us with the cruel glimpses of the fact that corruption starts from childhood itself. With this motion picture, Martin Scorsese demonstrated again that he is the ace of the urban storyteller-and of thrillingly intense filmmaking.


IMDb Rating:  8.5/10



3. The Hateful Eight

Director:  Quentin Tarantino

Stars: Samuel L. Jackson, Kurt Russell, Jennifer Jason Leigh


Quentin Tarantino's violent suspense movie that promises and delivers extremely strong violence and language. Being set after the US Civil War this movie is a very different beast; the storytelling works by stealth. Heroes are in scarce supply in this Quentin Tarantino filmAlso being said as the best thrillers of all time that opens in spectacular style with the view of breathtaking mountain vistas giving way to a snow-covered crucifix from which the camera creeps back to reveal the characteristically chapter-headed


IMDb Ratings: 7.8/10



4. Her

Director: Spike Jonze

Stars: Joaquin Phoenix, Amy Adams, Scarlett Johansson


Her is a beautiful, unusual romantic Oscar Winning movie on Netflix whose protagonist falls in love with a computer's voice, an offbeat coupling. The movie shows that affection cannot be treated as just white or black, there are some grey areas too that just requires two people to create its magical, maddening stew. "Her" won the 2014 Oscar for Best Original Screenplay which is a story that explores the modern world and its evolving nature that also indulged risks and intimacy. Having an IMDb ranking of 8, Her is one of the best science fiction movies.


IMDb Ranking:  8.0/10



5. Pulp Fiction

Director: Quentin Tarantino

Stars:  John Travolta, Uma Thurman, Samuel L. Jackson 


Pulp Friction is one of the most essential independent movies to ever be made that has won Oscar. It turned the face of modern cinema. Story of two gangsters, boss’s wife, drugs, pop culture and absolute brilliant dialogue makes this movie. Not gonna lie it’s one of the greatest movie ever made. Pulp Fiction is truly Quentin Tarantino best Oscar-winning movie, the thing about this movie is that it really involves a lot of drama with action and crime and even thrill. 


IMDb Ranking: 8.9/10



6. Schindler's List

Director: Steven Spielberg

Stars:  Liam Neeson, Ralph Fiennes, Ben Kingsley


A good thing to watch on Netflix which is about the era when Jews were prosecuted by the Nazis. During that time a German industrialist named Oskar Schindler tried to save his Jewish employees. This best war documentary is also one of the best Oscar winning movies on Netflix, 'Schindler's List' is at once the most celebrated and most keenly criticized film in the Spielberg canon. In Schindler’s List, there is an unavoidable belief in hope and optimism among the powerless, among the ones who are trapped and tormented.


IMDb Ranking: 8.9/10



7. The Silence of the Lambs

Director:  Jonathan Demme

Stars:  Jodie Foster, Anthony Hopkins, Lawrence A. Bonney


The Silence of the lambs is by far one of the greatest movies ever made. Hannibal Lecter is probably the greatest and most memorable villain in movie history and nobody plays him better than Anthony Hopkins. Though fictional, Hannibal Lecter leaves a lasting impression due to his high intelligence, sophistication and sinister demeanor along with his ability to get into your head and play with your mind and emotions. The movie is brilliantly written with impressive actor performances and leaves a lasting impression on the audience and is truly one of the best Oscar Winning movies on Netflix.0scar-winning-movies-netflix_india

IMDb Ranking: 8.6/10



8. Silver Linings Playbook

Director: David O. Russell

Stars: Bradley Cooper, Jennifer Lawrence, Robert De Niro 


While most romantic comedies typically contain awful acting, sappiness, and a lot of unsurprising minutes; Silver Linings Playbook is totally different. There might be a little sum sappiness in this movie yet there will undoubtedly be some in any romantic circumstances. In general, however, the majority of the sap in Silver Linings Playbook can be disregarded because of the way that the film is totally unique, extremely funny, and contains extraordinary acting from the two lead parts, Bradley Cooper and Jennifer Lawrence. Silver Linings Playbook is brimming with innovativeness, creativity and minimal on sentiment platitudes. It is a standout amongst other comedies to be made inside the most recent few years - it definitely makes to the list of best Oscar winning movies on Netflix as well.


IMDb Rating: 7.7/10



9. The Aviator

Director: Martin Scorsese

Star Casts: Leonardo DiCaprio, Cate Blanchett, Kate Beckinsale 


This Oscar-winning movie has shown the perfect theme of the 1920s to mid-30s in silver screen with all great aviators. This is the best movie which is a biographic movie based on Howard Hughes. Hughes who is a successful director gets into the business of making aircraft and along the way makes a lot of enemies. The movies show his life and tell us how he struggled with knowing his actual ambition. The main highlight of this best Martin Scorsese movie is the brilliant method acting done by Leonardo DiCaprio, one of the finest of Hollywood. Subscribe to Netflix-India right away to get hold of this

IMDb Rating: 7.5/10



10. Taxi Driver

Director: Martin Scorsese

Star Casts: Robert De Niro, Jodie Foster, Cybill Shepherd 


This best Oscar winning movie on Netflix is the product of brilliant direction by Martin Scorsese and greatest historical performance by Robert De Niro. Taxi Driver tells the story in Travis's perspective of how he feels intolerable of activities which occurs in the New York jungle (prostitution) and his life after the Vietnam war. Martin Scorsese has studied the human mind how they will behave in a different life situation and in this movie they showed us how a man reacts to America's condition in the 70's. Robert De Niro has his best to this flick and showed how a lonely person like his character in the movie feels. He has put life into this movie and role which you have to watch on Netflix-India right now!best-martin-scorsese-movies-netflix-india-taxi-driver-image

IMDb Rating: 8.3/10



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