There are some great movies coming to Netflix in August, among them award-winning titles that will be forever regarded on classics of filmmaking. Some of these titles you may have not seen for years, and others you may have caught bits and pieces of on ad-supported TV channels. Either way, it’s easy to stream these movies and more on Netflix without commercial breaks. Watch them in their entirety like they were meant to be at the theater. Without further introduction, here are five Oscar-winning and nominated films arriving in August 2019.
Written by and starring Sylvester Stallone, Rocky (1976) was the recipient of 3 Oscars including Best Picture, Best Director (John G. Avildsen) and Best Film Editing. The film was also nominated for another 7 Academy Awards including Best Actor in a Leading Role (Sylvester Stallone). All five Rocky films premiere on Netflix in August, but if you only have time to see one be sure it’s the original. Arriving August 1st.
Jackie Brown (1997)
Written and directed by Quentin Tarantino, Jackie Brown is classic Tarantino with an incredible cast that features Pam Grier, Samuel L. Jackson, and Robert Forster along with Bridget Fonda, Michael Keaton, and Robert De Niro. The film was nominated for an Oscar: Best Actor in a Supporting Role (Robert Forster) as well as nominated for two Golden Globes. Arriving August 1st.
Gangs of New York (2002)
A masterpiece of filmmaking, Martin Scorsese’s Gangs of New York (2002) was nominated for a total of ten Oscars including Best Picture and Best Director (Scorsese), Best Actor in a Leading Role (Daniel Day-Lewis) and Best Cinematography (Michael Ballhaus). It didn’t take home any Oscars, but the film doesn’t need a statue to validate its historical greatness. Gangs of New York arrives on Netflix August 20th.
Something’s Gotta Give (2003)
Comedies don’t always get nominated for Oscars as much as dramas, but Something’s Gotta Give (2003) starring Jack Nicholson and Diane Keaton is worthy of as much acclaim as more serious films. The movie was nominated for an Oscar for Best Actress in a Leading Role (Diane Keaton) who has a romantic relationship with guess who, Keanu Reeves. Reeves’ performance is unsurprisingly flat but Jack Nicholson makes every scene memorable. Something’s Gotta Give arrives on Netflix August 1st.
Four Weddings and a Funeral (1994)
Another film in the comedy/drama categories, Four Weddings and a Funeral stars British darling Hugh Grant along with American actress Andie MacDowell. The film was nominated for 2 Oscars including Best Picture (Duncan Kenworthy) and Best Writing, Screenplay Written Directly for the Screen (Richard Curtis). James Fleet, Simon Callow, Kristin Scott Thomas, and John Hannah also star in the movie. Four Weddings and a Funeral premieres on August 1st.