20 Oscar-winning movies available on Amazon Prime Video

The stars of the 2017 Oscars are making their way to Amazon Prime Video this September - but there's plenty more already on there

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Spotlight

This harrowing drama tracking the real life uncovering of a massive child abuse scandal in the Catholic Church took home best picture and best original screenplay award. Incredibly, remarkable performances from Mark Ruffalo and Michael Keaton seemed to have passed members of the Academy by. Watch on Amazon

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A Beautiful Mind

If ever there was a film built to win an Oscar, or, ideally,  an armful of them, it was Ron Howard’s A Beautiful Mind – a biopic which tracks brilliant mathematician John Nash’s (Russell Crowe) struggles with paranoid schizophrenic disorder. It had the desired effect, winning best picture, best director and best adapted screenplay. Watch on Amazon


There Will Be Blood

Daniel Day Lewis took home his second best actor Oscar for a truly remarkable turn as a ruthless oil baron during Southern California’s oil boom in the late 19th century in David Thomas Anderson’s epic drama. Watch on Amazon


Argo

Ben Affleck had the Academy eating out of the palm of his hand in 2013 with his historical spy drama Argo, taking home the best picture, best adapted screenplay and best film editing awards. Watch on Amazon

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Birdman or (The Unexpected Virtue of Ignorance)

Boldness is not always rewarded at the Oscars, but Alejandro González Iñárritu did enough to blow away Academy voters with his theatrical drama that was shot to appear one single take. He took home the holy trinity of the best picture, best director and best original screenplay awards. Watch on Amazon