Thursday, February 23, 2012


Photos courtesy Netflix

With the nominations announced and the Oscar season upon us, we begin the countdown to the biggest awards show of the year. Why not familiarize yourself with great films from the list of previous winners, all available on Netflix.

Netflix has tens of thousands of hours to click and watch instantly – including numerous Oscar winning and nominated movies, as well as a huge list of great movies in which this year’s Oscar Nominees have previously starred.

If you love Julia Roberts, check out her award winning performance in Erin Brockovich. Other groundbreaking performances include Ben Kingsley as Gandhi and Frances McDormand’s winning role in Fargo.

Whether hosting a pre-awards movie marathon, or for a background stream at your Oscar party, the following list of 13 must-see previous winners available to watch instantly on Netflix in Canada is sure to entertain:

    1. 8 Mile – Best Original Song
    2. Apollo 13 – Best Film Editing and Best Sound
    3. Bowling for Columbine – Best Documentary Feature
    4. Braveheart – five Academy Awards, including: Best Picture and Best Director
    5. Erin Brockovich – Julia Roberts, Best Actress
    6. Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind – Best Original Screenplay
    7. Fargo – three Academy Awards, including: Best Original Screenplay and Best Actress in a Leading Role
    8. Gandhi – eight Academy Awards, including: Best Picture and Best Director
    9. Pulp Fiction – Best Writing, Screenplay Written Directly for the Screen
    10. The Bridge on the River Kwai – seven Academy Awards including: Best Picture, Best Music and Best Cinematography
    11. The Hurt Locker – six Oscars including Best Director for Kathryn Bigelow
    12. The Secret in their Eyes – Best Foreign Language Film
    13. Traffic – four Academy Awards, including: Best Supporting Actor and Best Film Editing

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