9 Must-See Movies on Netflix Featuring This Year's Oscar Nominees (VIDEOS)

matt damonNow that we know which actors have been nominated for Academy Awards this year, why not take a look back at some of the best performances to date from these uber-talented stars? All you need is a Netflix account to catch up on many of the roles that put these celebs on the map!


Revisiting these remarkable moments in film is the perfect reminder of why these actors are nominated in the first place, and of all the work they've done to bring them to this place of high esteem! And, as we said, you can find all these movies on Netflix -- so let the award season binge-watching begin! 

1. What's Eating Gilbert Grape (Leonardo DiCaprio, Best Actor nominee for The Revenant)

Leo landed his first Oscar nomination for his role as Johnny Depp's handicapped teenage brother in this 1993 film. Trust us: You can't call yourself a Leo fan if you haven't seen this one!

2. The Aviator (Cate Blanchett, Best Actress nominee for Carol)

Yeah, okay, so this one stars Leonardo DiCaprio, too. But it also stars Cate in a performance that won her the Oscar for Best Supporting Actress!

3. Good Will Hunting (Matt Damon, Best Actor nominee for The Martian)

Talk about a movie that put an actor on the map: Matt Damon and Ben Affleck shared the Oscar for Best Writing, Screenplay Written Directly for the Screen in 2008 for Good Will Hunting (Robin Williams also won Best Supporting Actor for his performance in the film). 

4. Greenberg (Brie Larson, Best Actress nominee, Room; Jennifer Jason Leigh, Best Supporting Actress nominee, The Hateful Eight)

Two Oscar noms for the price of one! Brie Larson and Jennifer Jason Leigh both costarred alongside Ben Stiller in this quirky dramedy; Leigh was also one of the writers. 

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5. Iris (Kate Winslet, Best Supporting Actress nominee, Steve Jobs)

Pretty much every Kate Winslet performance ever has been worthy of an Oscar, so it's not surprising that she was nominated for Best Supporting Actress for this 2001 film (also starring Dame Judi Dench).

6. Inglourious Basterds (Michael Fassbender, Best Actor nominee, Steve Jobs)

Fassbender was an indispensable part of Quentin Tarantino's ensemble cast in this award-winning 2009 movie.

7. Mean Girls (Rachel McAdams, Best Supporting Actress nominee, Spotlight)

Sure, you've seen Mean Girls at least 896,000 times. But why not make it 896,001? Rachel McAdams as Regina George NEVER gets old.

8. The Kids Are All Right (Mark Ruffalo, Best Supporting Actor nominee, Spotlight)

Mark Ruffalo was nominated for Best Supporting Actor for this movie, too. And if that's not enough to get your attention, it's got Annette Bening and Julianne Moore playing a lesbian couple dealing with the appearance of their children's biological father!

9. Silver Linings Playbook (Jennifer Lawrence, Best Actress nominee, Joy)

It's the role that won Jennifer Lawrence a Best Actress Oscar back in 2013, so if you haven't seen it yet? You really, really should.


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