Got too much time on your hands? Make the most of it and catch up on these Oscar-winning movies online!

Let’s face it, we’re all bored in the house! For most of us, going out during weekends or hanging out with friends was the highlight, but unfortunately, we can’t do that now. So how do we pass time and not fall into the abyss? A great source of entertainment is, of course, movies. Lucky for us, we live in a world where the internet is fast and streaming services are plenty. So here are some excellent Oscar-winning movies that you can watch while you practice social distancing.

Social distancing can get quite taxing if you have a mundane routine at home. But let us assure you these movies have the power to engross, engage and leave you in awe of the art of filmmaking and storytelling.

So, give scrolling through social media feeds a break and go watch these Oscar-winning movies now!

NETFLIX

1.American Factory

2. Inglorious Basterds

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For a while now, I’ve said that Quentin Tarantino is my favourite director, but I’d always felt guilty in saying that because I’d only seen half of his directed efforts. So it is my ambition to now watch all of his films (all that he has directed, will eventually watch the films he wrote but didn’t direct) in a relatively short space of time, and then potentially rank them. But first, let’s talk Basterds.
Inglorious Basterds has often been credited as one of QT’s very best so naturally my expectations were high. They were high, and they were met. I can safely say I loved every minute of it and I simply can’t believe it took me so long to watch it. The screenplay is terrific, unique and surprisingly easy to follow for the most part. The timeline of events left me a little confused at times but that is probably me just being slow. Scattered throughout are some very memorable moments and, as always with Tarantino, some awesome dialogue, certain lines I will remember forever. And of course, what Tarantino film is without an explosive, dazzling finale, and this example is surely up there with the very best. It is obvious that what Mr. Tarantino puts front and centre when writing a screenplay are the characters, and this film is no exception. Each individual character has been written perfectly, you connect with the ones you’re supposed to, you hate the ones you’re supposed to and by the end, everyone has had a complete arc that is perfect for each of them respectively. What I have noticed with all of the Tarantino films I have seen so far (Reservoir Dogs, Pulp Fiction, Kill Bill 1&2 and OUATIH) is he definitely knows how to pace his films, which I guess is one of the advantages of both writing and directing the same film. This film is 2 hours and 33 minutes but it felt so quick, which really adds to the re-watch factor much like all of his other films. [Continued in comments]

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3. Her

4. Inception

5. The Theory Of Everything

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If you are more obsessed with science or with those interesting theories of the great scientist or with the idea of studying these scientist… Then this is the movie for you! . . . இத்தன நாள் இந்த படத்த நான் ஏன் பாக்கல னு நினைக்கும் போது ரொம்ப regression ஆ இருக்கு. எனக்கு பொதுவா அறிவியல்(science) ல ரொம்ப ஆர்வம் இருக்கும். அதுலயும் எனக்கு ரொம்ப புடிச்ச ஒரு genre sci-fi dhan adhulayum சயின்டிஸ்ட் ah பத்தி ஒரு படம் ந சும்மா வ வ்விட முடியும். சரி ஓகே னு பாத்தேன். படம் ஆரம்பத்துல இருந்து முடிவு வரைக்கும் எந்த ஒரு விதத்துலயும் ஒரு சலிப்பும் ஏற்பட வில்லை. ஏதோ ஒரு நான் ஒரு சயின்டிஸ்ட் மாரி தான் feel பன்னென் andha manishan oda character development um romba aazhama pathinchidhu. படத்தோட பேருக்கும் அதோட முடிவுக்கும் ஒரு பெரிய அர்த்தம் இருக்கு. அது என்ன னு climax la metaphorical ah சொல்லிருப்பாங்க. Kandipa ellarum paakanum. Must watch!! . . . #thetheoryofeverything #eddyredmayne #felicityjones #stephenhawking #science #blackhole #cambridgeuniversity #relativitytheory #scififantasy #scifi #obsessed #worldcinema #mustwatch #bestfilm #art #filmcommunity #filmmakerslife #filmmaking #filmisnotdead

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Amazon Prime Video

1. No Country For Old Men

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No Country for Old Men (2007) – 8.2/10 • **SPOILER ALERT** • Javier Bardem’s acting as the assassin is superb. I was very excited about watching this movie for a long of time but the reason I haven’t so far was because his character scared the heck out of me when I watched the trailer 13 years ago. His character is a creepy psychopath that made me feel uncomfortable throughout the whole movie, and delivered some iconic scenes. • The lack of soundtrack also made the movie even more tense. The hunt for the money felt real, we could empathise with the characters even more and feel like I was there along with them. It amplified my anxiety, but it served the story well. I kept waiting for the bad guy to pop up from the shadows at any moment, as the movie became increasingly like a horror film through its first two acts. • I also really liked the story telling method used in this movie. Nothing is spoon fed to us, there is never overlong exposition or a patronising narration. Instead, the way the characters act and speak are all the information we need to understand who they are, their backgrounds and their motivations. I appreciate it when movies don’t underestimate the intelligence of their audiences and let us reach our own conclusions without being too on the nose, and this movie excels at this. By the end, the words “this is no country for old men” kept screaming in my head even if these words are never actually spoken in the movie. • That being said, there were a couple of things I had issue with, and no video on youtube provided a sufficient explanation for me, so were in my opinion a miss by the directors. Firstly, Woody Harelson’s character is too enigmatic and non-essential to the story. Secondly, there was a “subverting expectations” scene that did work for the overall narrative and theme of the movie but it left a bad taste in my mouth. And finally, there is a scene near the end of the movie which serves no other purpose other than remind us how creepy one of the mains is, which we knew already, so it was kind of random. • PS. Where is the missing floor??! • #nocountryforoldmen #creepy #action #classic #movie #film #posters #review #oscars #chrispicks

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2. American Beauty 

3. Gone With The Wind

4. Shakespeare in Love

5. Manchester by the Sea

6. Moonlight

Also Read: Getting bored alone all day? It’s time you had a Netflix party

HOTSTAR

1. The Shape Of Water

2. Fantastic Beasts And Where To Find Them

3. Life Of Pi

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#LifeofPi comes to theaters on November 21!

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4. Avatar

5. Titanic

HOOQ

1. The Prestige

2. Dirty Pretty Things

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New from @thehellwiththispodcast! • Ep. 80 – "Dirty Pretty Things" (2002) What a difference a month can make, eh? Today's episode was recorded on #Oscar Sunday, which couldn't be more apparent than now, given all the happenings 'round ol' planet Earth. That said, now you've got no excuse to hunker down and watch this week's movie, 2002's seemingly forgotten #DirtyPrettyThings. Despite its horrible title, this movie isn't about pretty things, though it could be said the seedy underbelly of humanity can make up for the "dirty" part of the title. The movie takes on some rather topical and still-relevant topics, like immigration and the things people have to suffer through to achieve it. Chad takes this time to introduce co-host Mark to this week's movie. Performers of note: #ChiwetelEjiofor #Audrey Tautou #SergiLopez #SophieOkonedo #BenedictWong #ZlatkoBuric #StevenFrears

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3. Inside Job

4. The English Patient

5. The Village

Let the binge-watching begin!