The Oscar-winning films to stream now


Awards season is officially over for 2023, but that doesn’t mean you can’t relive the fun. With the gongs for the Golden Globes, BAFTAs and Oscars already handed out, now is the perfect time to look back at some of the winners of Oscars past. Luckily, thanks to the myriad streaming services at our disposal, it’s easier than ever to get stuck into a great movie.

From Francis Ford Coppola’s classic gangster flick The Godfather, and Ang Lee’s epic adventure Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon, to Korean thriller Parasite and this year’s best international feature All Quiet On The Western Front, here’s our guide to the best Oscar-winning films to stream at home.

Black Panther: Wakanda Forever (2022)

Where to watch: Disney+

Directed by: Ryan Coogler

Starring: Michael B. Jordan, Letitia Wright, Angela Bassett, Tenoch Huerta

The sequel to the original Black Panther film, which was released in 2018, didn’t disappoint Marvel fans. Following King T’Challa’s death, the plot sees the star-studded cast fight to protect the kingdom of Wakanda. Angela Bassett was nominated for a BAFTA for Best Supporting Actress with her stellar performance, and the film was in the running for six Critics’ Choice Movie Awards, two Golden Globes and two Screen Actors Guild Awards, as well as taking home the Best Costume Design Oscar. As the sixth highest-grossing film of 2022, this is definitely a must-watch. 

All Quiet On The Western Front (2022)

Where to watch: Netflix

Directed by: Edward Berger

Starring: Felix Kammerer, Albrecht Schuch, Aaron Hilmer

Edward Berger’s epic anti-war film has enjoyed a busy awards season, scooping four Oscars for international feature, production design, score and cinematography. This German-language adaptation of Erich Maria Remarque’s 1929 novel follows the lives of Paul Bäumer and his classmates as they’re conscripted into the army during the First World War. Highlighting the brutality of conflict, James Friend’s award-winning cinematography depicts powerful images of life on the frontline. 

Blonde (2022)

Where to watch: Netflix

Directed by: Andrew Dominik

Starring: Ana de Armas, Adrien Brody, Bobby Cannavale, Xavier Samuel, Julianne Nicholson

This moving biopic of the life and loves of Marilyn Monroe charts her rise to prominence and the toll being one of the most famous people in the world took on her. Alternating between colour and black and white, the film transports viewers back to 1950s America — when Monroe was at the height of her fame — but is actually a fictionalised take on her life based on the 2000 book of the same name. Although the film was released to mixed reviews, leading actress Ana de Armas received nominations for the Academy Award, Golden Globe and BAFTA for Best Actress for her performance. 

12 Years A Slave (2013)

Where to watch: Amazon Prime Video

Directed by: Steve McQueen

Starring: Chiwetel Ejiofor, Lupita Nyong’o, Michael Fassbender, Brad Pitt

Leading man Chiwetel Ejiofor picked up a BAFTA for his performance as Solomon Northup, a free Black man from upstate New York who is abducted and enslaved in the antebellum United States. This poignant retelling of an incredible true story follows Northup’s 12-year ordeal as he struggles against the odds to survive and retain his dignity. Supporting actress Lupita Nyong’o took her first Oscar for her emotive portrayal of Patsey in the film — which won best picture at the Oscars, BAFTAs and Golden Globes in 2014.

Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon (2000)

Where to watch: Netflix

Directed by: Ang Lee

Starring: Michelle Yeoh, Chow Yun-fat, Zhang Ziyi, Chang Chen

This romantic action-adventure set in 19th-century Qing dynasty China saw director Ang Lee sweep best director wins at the Golden Globes and BAFTAs, and took the awards for best foreign language film at the Oscars, BAFTAs and Golden Globes. The film, which follows a young Chinese warrior on the run with a mysterious man after stealing the prized blade of a renowned swordsman, also picked up accolades for its costume design, original score and cinematography.

The Father (2020)

Where to watch: Amazon Prime Video

Directed by: Florian Zeller

Starring: Anthony Hopkins, Olivia Colman, Mark Gatiss, Olivia Williams

Anthony Hopkins won his second Oscar (and a BAFTA) for his performance as an octogenarian Londoner succumbing to dementia in Florian Zeller’s The Father — becoming the oldest winner of a competitive acting category at age 83. Appearing opposite Olivia Colman, in the midst of his mental decline, Hopkins’ character tries to make sense of his changing circumstances, questioning his loved ones and his fading memories, losing his grip on reality and rejecting his daughter’s attempts to care for him. This moving and mysterious drama also picked up a BAFTA and Oscar for best adapted screenplay.

The Godfather (1972)

Where to watch: Now TV

Directed by: Francis Ford Coppola 

Starring: Marlon Brando, Al Pacino, James Caan, Diane Keaton

50 years on from its release, Francis Ford Coppola’s seminal gangster flick still regularly tops best films lists, having picked up best picture gongs at the Oscars and Golden Globes, with Marlon Brando also taking the awards for his portrayal of mafia boss Don Vito Corleone and Coppola himself winning best director. The first of the Godfather trilogy, the film sees the patriarch of a powerful crime family in post-war New York City hand over control of his empire to his reluctant youngest son. What ensues is a clash of values between father and son, and a violent feud between the city’s Five Families of organised crime.

Jojo Rabbit (2019)

Where to watch: Disney+

Directed by: Taika Waititi

Starring: Taika Waititi, Scarlett Johansson, Roman Griffin Davis, Thomasin McKenzie

Taika Waititi’s satirical Second World War drama, which follows a young German boy in the Hitler Youth whose idiotic imaginary best friend happens to be the country’s infamous dictator, picked up an Oscar and a BAFTA for best adapted screenplay in 2020. On the brink of the Third Reich’s demise, Jojo is shocked to find that his single mother is harbouring a young Jewish girl in the attic of their home and struggles to reconcile his feelings toward an emerging friendship with his heavy indoctrination in this touching comedy.

Life of Pi (2012)

Where to watch: Amazon Prime Video, Disney+

Directed by: Ang Lee

Starring: Suraj Sharma, Irrfan Khan

A film adaptation of Yann Martel’s best-selling novel was said to be impossible. Not for director Ang Lee, who won an Oscar for his visually stunning rendition, which also took awards for its cinematography, musical score and striking visual effects. The critically-acclaimed fantasy-adventure drama follows a young Indian man who survives a shipwreck en route to Canada, only to find himself castaway on a lifeboat with a Bengal tiger.

Nomadland (2020)

Where to watch: Disney+

Directed by: Chloé Zhao

Starring: Frances McDormand, David Strathairn

Frances McDormand won a third Oscar for her portrayal of a woman in her sixties who embarks on a sojourn through the American West, living a nomadic existence after losing everything in the Great Recession. Nomadland won best picture at both the Oscars and BAFTAs in 2021, earning double directing accolades for Chinese filmmaker Chloé Zhao.

Parasite (2019)

Where to watch: Amazon Prime Video

Directed by: Bong Joon Ho

Starring: Song Kang-Ho, Choi Woo-shik, Park So-dam, Lee Sun-kyun, Cho Yeo-jeong

The first foreign language film to take the Oscar for best picture, Korean comedy-thriller Parasite tells the tale of the Kims, a destitute family who, through luck and a few underhand moves, hustle their way into jobs at the home of the wealthy Park family in an attempt to escape their financial woes. Director Bong Joon Ho picked up another Oscar for his masterful examination of greed and class discrimination in South Korea, with the picture also winning best foreign film at the BAFTAs, Oscars and Golden Globes.

The Power of the Dog (2022)

Where to watch: Netflix

Directed by: Jane Campion

Starring: Benedict Cumberbatch, Kirsten Dunst, Jesse Plemons, Kodi Smit-McPhee

After picking up BAFTAs for best picture and best director, Netflix’s The Power of the Dog led the pack at the 2022 Oscars with a whopping 12 nominations, including best leading actor for Benedict Cumberbatch, and supporting actor nods for Dunst, Plemons and Smit-McPhee. In the end, it may have only won one (best director for Jane Campion) but it’s still more than worth a watch. Set in mid-1920s Montana, the film follows charismatic, yet volatile, rancher Phil Burbank who — wrestling with his own past — ruthlessly torments his brother’s new wife and her son, until he finds himself vulnerable to the possibility of love.

The Queen (2006)

Where to watch: Amazon Prime Video

Directed by: Stephen Frears

Starring: Helen Mirren, Michael Sheen, James Cromwell, Sylvia Syms

Dame Helen Mirren won an Oscar, a BAFTA, a Golden Globe and a SAG award for her portrayal of Queen Elizabeth II in Stephen Frears’ biographical drama, which also scooped best film at the BAFTAs. Set in the days immediately following the death of Princess Diana, the film chronicles the public response — or lack thereof — of the Royal Family among the fallout of the tragedy and examines the role of a monarch at the close of the 20th century.

The Revenant (2015)

Where to watch: Amazon Prime Video

Directed by: Alejandro G. Iñárritu

Starring: Leonardo DiCaprio, Tom Hardy, Will Poulter, Domhnall Gleeson

As well as a BAFTA and a Golden Globe, Leonardo DiCaprio won his first — long overdue — Oscar for his leading role as legendary frontiersman Hugh Glass, who must use his survival skills to find his way home after being left for dead by his hunting team following a bear attack. The Revenant earned director Alejandro G. Iñárritu gongs at the Golden Globes, BAFTAs and Oscars in 2016, as well as taking best film at the BAFTAs and Globes.

Roma (2018)

Where to watch: Netflix

Directed by: Alfonso Cuarón

Starring: Yalitza Aparicio, Marina de Tavira

Set in 1970s Mexico City, Alfonso Cuarón’s touching drama chronicles a year in the life of a middle-class family’s maid. Roma swept through the BAFTAs, Oscars and Golden Globes, taking the awards for best foreign language film, while Cuarón won big for his achievements in direction and cinematography. 

Roman Holiday (1953)

Where to watch: Now TV

Directed by: William Wyler

Starring: Audrey Hepburn, Gregory Peck

Audrey Hepburn won her first and only Oscar for her leading role in William Wyler’s romantic comedy. Costume designer Edith Head also picked up an Oscar for her work on the film, which sees Hepburn play a dissatisfied and sheltered princess who escapes her handlers and embarks on an adventure around Rome with an American journalist.

Room (2015)

Where to watch: Amazon Prime Video

Directed by: Lenny Abrahamson

Starring: Brie Larson, Jacob Tremblay, Sean Bridgers

Room, based on the best-selling novel by Emma Donoghue, tells the story of Jack and his Ma, who, held captive in an isolated shed by a kidnapper, make the most of their confined existence before orchestrating a treacherous plan to escape. Brie Larson was awarded an Oscar, BAFTA, Golden Globe and SAG Award for her lead performance opposite newcomer Jacob Tremblay in this moving drama-thriller.

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