The Top 15 Best Picture Winners Available On Netflix Instant

Chad Hoolihan

Having no affiliation with any spiritual or philosophical movements, Chad instead attempts to find meaning through watching movies.  He also enjoys  watching birds fight over food in supermarket parking lots.

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32 Responses

  1. Kleeberg says:

    The fact that The English Patient and Shakespeare In Love are on that list tells me that Netflix needs to step it’s game up.

  2. horror_fan says:

    I was trying to watch the French Connection on Netflix instant. There are long French-speaking scenes and there is no subtitle for them. Is this how really the movie is?

  3. BPsandman84 says:

    Some good movies here.

    By the way, regardless of the fact that it beat a masterpiece like *Raging Bull*, *Ordinary People* is no slouch of a film.

  4. The Greatest Show on Earth is on Netflix and that is hands down the worst best picture winner. 2 and a half hours of Charlton Heston’s manly unibrow.

    • AaronWYL says:

      It’s near the bottom, but I would definitely rather watch it again rather than “Cavalcade” or “The Great Ziegfeld” (this one is close, though)

  5. workers_song says:

    Happened to watch “Marty” this morning. It’s absolutely fantastic. Had me almost in tears at parts, laughing, great performance from Borgnine. I haven’t stopped thinking about it for hours now.

  6. isaiah8500 says:

    Annie Hall was amazing.

  7. How Shakespeare In Love won out in 1999 ahead of pictures like Saving Private Ryan and The Thin Red Line will remain exceptionally curious for a very long time.

  8. Ferbach says:

    can’t wait to see de top 5 of the top 10 of the top 15 of the Best Picture Winners.

  9. Adhiboy says:

    I just saw American Beauty for the first time yesterday. I really liked how it turned all the perceptions of a typical 90s family on its head. One thing I didn’t get was the bag scene. Wtf

    • Sloshy42 says:

      What it meant to me was that this simple bag, an ordinary thing, as he said, had this entire life behind it. It wasn’t just a bag but a series of meaningful experiences. I think the intention was that, by capturing this bag on video, he wasn’t just filming the bag but in a sense everything that got it there, every meaningful thing that happened to it. I believe the intention was that we should apply this kind of thinking to people and realize that we are all beautiful because of the lives we’ve experienced. We’re not so simple and everything we do is the result of something else. At the end of the movie, as Lester looks back on his life and realizes how happy he used to be and how his family loved each other, and suddenly sees this beauty in it and reminisces.