6 award-winning movies to watch on Netflix now

(L-R) Keira Knightley, Matthew Beard, Matthew Goode, Benedict Cumberbatch, and Allen Leech star in THE IMITATION GAME.

Tired of scrolling through Netflix’s seemingly endless options without knowing what to watch next? Feed your soul with some of these award-winning films that are currently available on Netflix in the U.S.

Icarus

This Netflix Original documentary won an Oscar this year and is not a film to be missed. The two-hour documentary follows the uncovering of a major international doping scandal in a place you’d least expect: the Olympics.

The Imitation Game

If you finished Sherlock, and want more Benedict Cumberbatch, give this period drama a spin. Follow the true story of a gay mathematician and his team’s efforts in WWll, to crack the German’s Enigma code. The film won an Oscar for its writing-adapted screenplay.

Spotlight

This drama on Netflix, which is based on the true story about the work of journalists at the Boston Globe, covers the fight of a news team to uncover a shocking cover-up by the Catholic church. The film stars Mark Ruffalo, Rachel McAdams, and Michael Keaton, and won two Academy Awards and numerous others.

Schindler’s List

Schindler’s List follows the incredible true story of Oskar Schindler, a man who saved over 1,000 Jews during the Holocaust. Keep the tissues on hand and take some time to watch this incredible film. It was awarded a whopping 7 Oscars in 1994.

The Hurt Locker

The Hurt Locker, which picked up 6 Oscar wins in 2010 tells the story of the U.S. army’s top explosive ordinance disposal team as they navigate the Iraq War. The film gritty and suspenseful film is a must watch for those who enjoy military dramas.

The Godfather

Throw it way back to 1972 with this classic film, which earned 3 Oscars in its day, including Best Picture. The film follows the youngest son in an organized-crime family, as he seeks vengeance upon the would-be killers of his family’s patriarch.

Clear your calendar for the week, you won’t want to miss out on a chance to watch any of these stellar films on Netflix!

12 Comments

  1. I loved watching the Schiedlers List and The Godfather. Loved both of them. I will watch the other three soon. And I hope I enjoy them as much as I did the others. Thank u for the list of movies from Netflick. WHICH Nwtflix is what I use as tv. I have.no cable which is nice.

    • A really good Netflix Original is TRAVELERS; it’s just released the 3rd season & it is very good! U will get locked in & BINGE watch the whole show. I will name a few more for you too, to just take a look at, u may be really interested in them. Another is the Shannara Chronicles, it’s more Fantasy suspense but is an amazing series and itself. And just on the movie/series side I would recommend::::
      #1) Light as a Feather
      #2) Sabrina (NEW)(WITCH)
      #3) Constantine (Keanu Reeves)
      #4) The 100 (It’s amazing)
      #5) the Frankenstein Chronicles (Netflix Original)
      #6) The Originals (Fantasy/Vampires, but a very, VERY good series & actually finishes its storyline) ALL MY RECOMMENDATIONSARE FOR THOSE THAT I PERSONALLY HAVE SEEN AND THEY COME TO A CONCLUSION AND THEY DON’T LEAVE YOU HANGING AND THEY DON’T COME OUT WITH ANY MORE SEASONS OR THEY STOP MAKING THE SHOW COMPLETELY! THAT TOP THING! BUT THESE ARE JUST RECOMMENDATIONS PLEASE JUST LOOK THEM UP AND SEE IF THEY INTEREST YOU AT ALL JUST GIVING YOU SOME IDEAS 💫💫🎁💫💫!
      #7)Thor Ragnarok (Amazing)
      #8) Guardians of the Galaxy #2(NEW)
      #9) The Santa Clarita Diet (Love/awesome/funny/suspense)
      #10) Malevolent (Good/Ok)
      #11) Copycat (Amazing) Sigourney Weaver really good MOVIE.
      #12)The Reaping
      #13) The Village (M. Night shyamalan)
      #14)L.A. Confidential (Kim Basinger)
      #15) The Conjuring (& THEIR WHOLE COLLAGE OF A COLLECTION OF MOVIE’S BASED AROUND EACH OTHER)
      #16) Mystic River
      #17) The Devil’s Advocate
      #18) SEVEN (Brad Pitt & Morgan Freeman)(Amazing)
      #19) Once Upon a Time (series, but amazingly really great)
      #20) Magicians

      ########## OH YEAH!!! ###############
      ****🔥🔥🔥 LUCIFER 🔥🔥🔥**** Netflix just finished it’s filming of the last episode of season, so should be soon!!! AND NOW, THAT SHOW… THAT SHOW…..

      ITS AMAZING & AWESOME & I PRAY THAT NETFLIX’S GOT EM FOR ANOTHER SEASON!!! LUCIFER IS RIDICULOUSLY AWESOME!!!
      Well I hope I gave you a little bit to go through. you know you may have seen some and you may not have seen others so out of those hopefully you’ll find something that you like and if I’m lucky you’ll find more than one! Happy hunting! 🎁🎁💫💫💫💕💕💕

  2. I have two screen payment and by twin boys and I absolutely love Netflix lot of great movies old and new I’ve had it for a few years really enjoy it and very reasonable price

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