The best award-winning films on Netflix and Amazon Prime 2021

You are welcome to decide for yourself whether award-winning films are also good films – but some of them delight film fans around the world, and you can stream them freely if you own Netflix and Amazon Prime. Here are some of the best we could find.

You won't find anything anymore Netflix or Amazon Primethat saves you the evening? You like award-winning films, love Oscar winners or just, well, good films – to put it a bit subjectively? Then you have come to the right place: We rummage through the Oscar rummage box and present you with a few flowers that are sometimes very well-known or less well-known available on the two largest streaming platforms.

In addition: You can always show off to your movie-loving friends if you know one of these pearls. Good or?

A mute cleaning lady (Sally Hawkins) in a secret laboratory is in danger when she discovers a strange experiment. The Shape of Water von Guillermo del Toros won the Oscar for “Best Film” and “Best Director” in 2018.

Genre: Romance, fantasy

Watch The Shape of Water on Netflix.

The young African-American Chiron struggles through his merciless, poverty-stricken childhood as he discovers his identity as well as his sexuality – and slowly grows up. Moonlight won the Oscar for “Best Picture” in 2017.

Genre: drama

See Moonlight on Amazon Prime.

A mother (Frances McDormand) uses creative and bizarre ways to force the local police to solve the unsolved murder of her daughter. Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri won two Academy Awards in 2017, including one for leading actress McDormand.

Genre: Drama comedy, revenge

Watch Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri on Netflix.

A symbiotic relationship emerges between the poor Kims and the wealthy Parkers as the Kims gradually infiltrate the wealthy family's home. Parasite became the first non-American film to win the Best Picture category at the 2019 Oscars.

Genre: Drama-Comedy, Thgriller

See Parasite on Amazon Prime.

Teenager Miles Morales gets in his Reality Spider-Man, but soon has to team up with several other Spider-Man from other comic dimensions in order to save the dimensional structure. Spider-Man: Into The Spider-Verse won the Oscar for "Best Animated Film" in 2019.

Genre: Animation film

Watch Spider-Man: Into The Spider-Verse on Netflix.

African-American Chris visits his girlfriend's white parents over the weekend, when his fear of their possible racism reaches a peak. Get out won the Oscar for "Best Screenplay" in 2018.

Genre: Horror, thriller

See Get Out on Amazon Prime.

Around 1820: A border man and trader (Leonardo DiCaprio) with animal skins is left alone by his group after a bear attack, so that he has to fight his way through the wilderness. The Revenant won 3 Oscars in 2016, including one for "Best Leading Role".

Genre: History film, survival

Watch The Revenant on Netflix.

Detective Benoit Blanc (Danial Craig) investigates the mysterious death of the head of an eccentric, wealthy family. The whole thing comes to a head when everyone seems to be somehow involved. Knives out was nominated for the Oscar "Best Screenplay" in 2020.

Genre: Crime, drama, comedy

See Knives Out on Amazon Prime.

In the sequel to the cult classic Blade Runner (1982), the young Blade Runner K (Ryan Gosling) has to go in search of the missing Rick Deckard (Harrison Ford) in order to get to the bottom of an ancient secret. Blade Runner 2049 won the Oscars in 2018 for "Visual Effects" and "Best Cinematography".

Genre: Crime, drama, comedy

Watch Blade Runner 2049 on Netflix.

At the end of the 18th century a young French painter was sent to an island to portray a wife. Only that she doesn't want a portrait of herself. Portrait of a young woman on fire was nominated for a Golden Globe in 2020.

Genre: Drama, romance

Portrait of a young woman in flames on Amazon Prime watch.

Every night when the teenager Taki goes to sleep, he dreams a strange dream about that of a schoolgirl named Mitsuha. It really does exist, however, and it too has a connection to Taki. Can the two overcome the distance that lies between them? Your name. has won several different awards, including the Academy of Science Fiction, Fantasy & Horror Films award for “Best Animated Film”.

Genre: Anime, romance

Your name. watch on Netflix.

A writer meets the owner of an aged high-class hotel, who tells him his adventurous story as a lobby boy. Wes Andersons The Grand Budapest Hotel won four Oscars in 2015, including the one for “Best Music”.

Genre: Crime, comedy

The Grand Budapest Hotel on Amazon Prime smarry.

Do you already know them all? Or are you already through with the films that we showed you here? Then stop by our colleagues at, they have one List of several other filmsthat have won a few awards – and are available to stream.

It remains to be seen how many more actual Theatrical films – which are often (if not always) the ones that win prizes – will also either only be released in the streaming program in 2021, or at least very soon after their release.