When it comes to finding a movie to watch on Netflix, I feel like most people do one of two things. They'll either scope out whatever new releases the streaming site is offering (which these days includes the latest Disney hits, among others), or they'll check out Netflix's nostalgia-tinged flavor-of-the-month, as they also seem to scoop up a couple movies that were a big part of Millennials' childhoods (hey there, E.T. and Lilo & Stitch). But there are also a lot of Oscar-winning movies on Netflix that you need to stop overlooking.
The prestige pictures offered on Netflix are numerous, and they constitute much more than the movies you've probably had recommended your queue. Netflix has likely suggested you watch recent Oscar-winners like Spotlight and The Big Short, but there are plenty of other films that have taken home Oscar gold that you may have missed. These are older films, some of which you probably wouldn't even think twice about watching, but all of them are definitely worth checking out. If a movie didn't come out in the past few years, that doesn't mean it's obsolete. In many cases, that makes it a classic if it's able to still hold up. And all of the Oscar-winning films on Netflix listed below do just that.