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10 Top Rated Oscar Winning Movies To Watch On Netflix

The Academy Awards aka Oscars are regarded as on the best awards for the achievement in film and its related fields. It is the most converted award show in the world, watched by millions of fans around the globe. The Oscar-winning films are tagged as one of the best films of the year. There are several categories in which a film can win an academy award like in acting, direction, production design, sound design, cinematography, etc.

Here are 10 Film that has won Oscars and is available to stream on Netflix in 2020.

1. Marriage Story

Director – Noah Baumbach
Year of Release – 2019
Star Cast – Scarlett Johansson, Adam Driver, and Laura Dern
Run Time – 2 hours 17 minutes
Academy Award – Supporting Actress ( dern)

charlie barber, played by Adam, is a playwright, and director Nicole, played by scarlet are having issues with their married life and are going through a divorce. The film won an Academy Award for dern”s performance in supporting role.

2. Her

Director – Spike Jonze
Year of Release – 2013
Star Cast – Joaquin Phoenix, Amy Adams, Rooney Mara, Olivia Wilde, and Scarlett Johansson
Run Time – 2 hours 6 minutes
Academy Award – Best original screenplay

It follows the story of Theodore Twombly, an introvert and lonely writer who falls in love with an Ai. It is a science fiction film with a touch of romance. Her is one of the best films since 2000 and ranks 84th in that list. Best known for its story and screenplay.

3. The Departed

Director – Martin Scorsese
Year of Release – 2006
Star Cast – Leonardo DiCaprio, Matt Damon, Jack Nicholson, and Mark Wahlberg
Run Time – 2 hours 31 minutes
Academy Awards – Best Picture, Best Director, Best Adapted Screenplay, and Best Film Editing.

It is an American crime film that is loosely based on real-life events. It was both a commercial and critical success film. The synopsis is – Colin is a mole in an Irish mob gang, and the police department assigns billy to infiltrate the gang. When both sides realize the situation, Sullivan and Costigan each attempt to discover the other’s identity before they are found out.

4. Argo

Director – Ben Affleck
Year of Release – 2012
Star Cast – Ben Affleck, Bryan Cranston, Alan Arkin, and John Goodman
Run Time – 2 hours 10 minutes
Academy Awards – Best Picture, Best Adapted Screenplay, and Best Film Editing.

Argo is a historical drama film that was premiered at Telluride Film Festival; it is based on the rescue operation of six American diplomats from Iran. Ben got praised for his direction of the film. Iran hostage crises serve as the basis of the film.

5. The Revenant

Director – Alejandro González Iñárritu
Year of Release – 2015
Star Cast – Leonardo DiCaprio, Tom Hardy, Domhnall Gleeson, and Will Poulter
Run Time – 2 hours 36 minutes
Academy Awards – Best Director, Best Actor, and Best Cinematography

The Revenant is an epic adventure film that showcases the adventures of Hugo Glass. This film earned DiCaprio an oscar that was due; his acting is top-notch in this film. If you are a fan of adventure films and DiCaprio, then you should watch it.

6. Roma

Director – Alfonso Cuarón
Year of Release – 2018
Star Cast – Yalitza Aparicio and Marina de Tavira
Run Time – 2 hours 15 minutes
Academy Awards – Best Foreign Language Film, Best Cinematography, and Best Director

Roma is a drama film that was premiered at the Venice film festival and got praised for its storytelling and direction. It tells the story of Cleo, a native Mexican domestic worker living in the Roma area. Alfonso Cuarón got his second Academy Award by directing this film. A classic drama film in Spanish, its a must-watch.

7. Inception

Director – Christopher Nolan
Year of Release – 2010
Star Cast – Leonardo DiCaprio, Ken Watanabe, Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Marion Cotillard, Ellen Page, Tom Hardy, and Cillian Murphy
Run Time – 2 hours 28 minutes
Academy Awards – Best Cinematography, Best Sound Editing, Best Sound Mixing, and Best Visual Effects

Inception is considered to be one of the best sci-fi films of all time and somewhat considered to be the most confusing film of all time. It is critically as well as a commercially successful film. Considered to be one of the best works of Nolan. You can rewatch it any time of the day.

8. Silver Linings Playbook

Director – David O. Russell
Year of Release – 2012
Star Cast – Bradley Cooper, Jennifer Lawrence, Robert De Niro, Jacki Weaver, Anupam Kher, and Chris Tucker
Run Time – 2 hours 2 minutes
Academy Award – Best Actress ( Lawrence )

Silver Linings Playbook is based on a book of the same name by Mathew Quick, Lawrence got an Oscar for her performance in the film. IT also stars Bradley Cooper and acting legend Robert Deniro, in prominent roles. You should watch it if you like good romantic dramas.

9. 12 Years A Slave

Director – Steve McQueen
Year of Release – 2013
Star Cast – Chiwetel Ejiofor, Michael Fassbender, and Benedict Cumberbatch
Run Time – 2 hours 14 minutes
Academy Awards – Best Picture, Best Adapted Screenplay, and Best Supporting Actress

Twelve years a slave is a film based slave memoir Twelve Years a Slave by Solomon Northup, It stars Chiwetel Ejiofor as Solomon who was sold into slavery by two conmen in Washington Dc. IT won the best Picture so you should give it a try.

10. Dallas Buyers Club

Director – Jean-Marc Vallée
Year of Release – 2013
Star Cast – Matthew McConaughey, Jennifer Garner, and Jared Leto
Run Time – 2 hours
Academy Awards – Best Makeup and Hairstyling,  Best Actor, and Best Actor in supporting role

Dallas Buyers Club is a biographical film which was premiered at the Toronto film festival; The film tells the story of Ron Woodroof, an AIDS patient diagnosed in the mid-1980s when HIV/AIDS treatments were not possible, while the disease was not understood and highly stigmatized.

As part of the experimental AIDS treatment movement, he smuggled unapproved pharmaceutical drugs into Texas for treating his symptoms and distributed them to fellow people with AIDS by establishing the “Dallas Buyers Club” while facing opposition from the Food and Drug Administration. Watch it if you want to see Jared Leto’s acting and an inspirational story.

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