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How To Watch Oscar Winners By Award Category On Netflix

There are two truths we all live by in the movie-watching world.

The first: each year, there is an Academy Awards that doles out the Oscars, the highest achievement a film can win.

The second: Netflix has some absolutely next-level categories for their movies.

From Canadian Deadly Disaster Movies and Gritty Dysfunctional Family Social Issue Dramas to Understated Australian Independent Dramas and Action Comedies For Ages 11 to 12, Netflix really may have something for just about everyone.

Sometimes, though, one wonders: is it too much to ask for good old-fashioned regular categories?

You know, kind of like the categories at the Oscars? 

It turns out that in some cases, it was too much to ask.

Looking for Best Original Song on Netflix? You better start singing another tune.

Looking for Best Supporting Actors on Netflix? We wish you the best of luck on your search.

But if you’re willing to stick with convention, there are some categories that you might recognize. And if you’re looking to prepare for an upcoming Oscars by catching up on its history, hopefully these help you out.

The Winners For Best Oscar Are…

Below are the main award categories that can be found on Netflix. 

A note, of course, for all of our Canadian, Icelandic, Argentinian, and other international readers: Netflix has different agreements and licenses for each film, so while the excerpt of films listed below each category might not fully reflect what’s available for you, the link will. So for an accurate list of the movies available in your region, get a-clicking!


Best Picture Oscar-Winning Dramas

A Beautiful Mind

12 Years A Slave


Best Actor Oscar Winners

Gladiator

Mystic River

Revenant


Best Actress Oscar-Winning Movies

Room

The Blind Side

The Piano


Best Animated Feature Oscar Winners

Shrek

Spirited Away

Happy Feet


Best Director Oscar-Winning Movies

Roma

The Revenant

A Beautiful Mind

Brokeback Mountain


Best Screenplay Oscar Winners

Call Me By Your Name

Django Unchained

Midnight Express

L.A. Confidential


Best Documentary Oscar Winners

My Octopus Teacher

Icarus

The Last Days

The Winners For Best Oscar-Related Category On Netflix Are…

Now we get to dive into Netflix’s fun categorizations. We’ll start with some relatively standard ones before getting more specific, ultimately revealing the movie that defies all categorization.


Oscar-Winning International Movies

Ex Machina

Roma

Mad Max: Fury Road


The Oscar-Winning Short Films Collection


Oscar-Winning War Movies

Black Hawk Down

Last of the Mohicans

American Sniper


(Not to be confused with…) Oscar-Winning War Movies Based On Books

Black Hawk Down

Last of the Mohicans

American Sniper

 

Best Director Oscar-Winning Movies Based On Books

A Beautiful Mind

Brokeback Mountain


Oscar-Winning Suspenseful Movies

Inception

Zero Dark Thirty

Jaws


Oscar-Winning Romantic Movies

Brokeback Mountain

A Star Is Born

Jerry Maguire


Oscar-Winning Dark Movies Based On Books

GoodFellas

Mystic River

Midnight Express


Oscar-Winning Films

Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom

Gladiator

Inception

… Shrek.


Oscar-Winning Movies Based On Books

The Blind Side

Jaws

… Shrek?


Oscar-Winning Movies Based On Real Life

American Sniper

Black Hawk Down

… SHREK!? (Okay, not this time.)

 

That should get you a good start on your Oscar prep. If you’re looking for another way to show off your love for movies, our Movie Watching IRLA Pack has achievements you can unlock (including to watch 3 Academy Award for Best Picture-winning films!).

And now a question for you: how many Oscar-nominated movies did you end up watching this year?

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