7 Best Picture-Winning Films To Watch On Netflix

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Academy award-winning movie and chill?

Netflix swept up a record number of films from this year's Sundance Film Festival and is slated to release a shit-ton more over the coming months. Meaning, the streaming site will become even trickier to navigate than it is now, leaving so many killer films under the radar of subscribers. Including some noteworthy Oscar favorites.

Since the Academy Award for Best Picture was first given out in the 1920s, 88 films have gone home with the elusive title. There doesn't seem to be a rhyme or reason to which ones Netflix has sought to include for viewers to watch—and many have eluded the company—but, what's more important, there are seven available right this very moment. 

Click through the gallery below to see each of the Oscar-winning films Netflix has to offer. From epic biopics to fantasized dramas, each movie offers a different experience. If you're still desperate to get your hands on the rest of these films, have no fear. Nearly all of the Best Picture Award winners are available by way of Netflix's DVD renting option. 

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Spotlight (2016)
See the true story unfold of how The Boston Globe’s “Spotlight” team uncovered the systemic child sex abuse by Roman Catholic priests in the Boston area.

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It marks her third duet with Nas

Here are some words that I never expected to read or hear again: There is a new song with Amy Winehouse. But here we are in 2019, and Salaam Remi has granted me a wish. On Valentine's Day, the Grammy-nominated producer and frequent Winehouse collaborator (also responsible for hits like Miguel's "Come Through & Chill") released "Find My Love" which features rapper Nas and that powerful and haunting voice that I have come to love and cherish so dearly.

Representatives for Remi said that the Winehouse vocals were from an old jam session the two had. Remi was a producer on both of Winehouse's albums, Frank and Back to Black. "Find My Love" marks the third time Winehouse and Nas have done duets under the direction of Remi. They were previously heard together on "Like Smoke," a single from her 2011 posthumous album Amy Winehouse Lioness: Hidden Treasures, and "Cherry Wine" from Nas' 2012 album Life Is Good. Winehouse died of alcohol poisoning on July 23, 2011, before they could complete production on her third album. My heart is still broken about it as she is by far my favorite artist.

"Find My Love" is set to appear on Remi's Do It for the Culture 2, a collection of songs curated by him. Check it out, below.



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"In the midst of chaos there's opportunity"

Following the travesty that was Fyre Festival, Ja Rule wants to take another stab at creating a music festival. Good luck getting that off the ground.

On Thursday, the rapper spoke to TMZ, where he revealed that he was planning to relaunch Icon, an app used to book entertainers, which is similar to Billy McFarland's Fyre app. He told the outlet that he wanted to create a festival similar to Fyre to support it.

"[Fyre Festival] is heartbreaking to me. It was something that I really, really wanted to be special and amazing, and it just didn't turn out that way, but in the midst of chaos there's opportunity, so I'm working on a lot of new things," he says. He then gets into the fact that he wants to form a music festival. "[Fyre] is the most iconic festival that never was... I have plans to create the iconic music festival, but you didn't hear it from me."

Ja Rule actually doesn't seem to think he is at all responsible for what came from Fyre Fest, claiming in a Twitter post that he was "hustled, scammed, bamboozled, hood winked, led astray." Even if that's his feeling, he should realize that anyone involved with Fyre shouldn't ever try their hand at music festivals again.