Watch This: Oscar Winning Movies



Words by Erica Musyt

It’s Movie Time! With the Oscars freshly behind us I thought that I would bring to you some Oscar Winning movies that you can catch on Netflix right now!

Good Will Hunting

Will Hunting is a mathematical genius, but chooses to work as a janitor at M.I.T. With the help from therapist Sean Maguire, Will is able to find his direction in life. In 1998 Matt Damon and Ben Affleck won the Oscar for Best Original Screenplay along with cast member Robin Williams for Best Supporting Actor.

Who Framed Roger Rabbit

When famous toon, Roger Rabbit, is accused of murder his only hope in finding the real killer is a toon-hating detective. In 1989 this wild animated picture won the Oscar for Best Film Editing, Best Sound Effects and Best Visual Effects.

Rain Man

When Charlie discovers that his estranged father left a $3 million fortune to the institution that his autistic brother Raymond resides in, Charlie returns home motivated only by money. After checking Raymond out of the institution, Charlie takes him back to Los Angeles. Their cross-country trips changes both their lives in ways they could never have imagined. In 1989 this inspirational film won the Academy Awards for Best Picture, Best Actor (Dustin Hoffman), Best Director, and Best Original Screenplay.

Shakespeare In Love

Set in the late sixteenth century, a young William Shakespeare is out of money and out of ideas. He unexpectedly meets his muse and is inspired to write one of the greatest love stories ever told. In 1999 this romantic comedy won six Oscars - Best Picture, Best Actress (Gwyneth Paltrow), Best Supporting Actress (Dame Judi Dench), Best Costume Design, Best Original Screenplay, and Best Production Design.

The English Patient

Near the end of World War II, a badly burned plane crash victim is tended to by a nurse in an Italian monastery. Through a series of flashbacks, the man’s past is revealed involving a fatal love affair. In 1997 this sweeping love story won the Oscars for Best Picture, Best Supporting Actress (Juliette Binoche), Best Director, Best Cinematography, Best Film Editing, Best Costume Design and Best Production Design.