Oscars Streaming Guide: Here's how to stream every Best Picture winner ever (updated)

Ethan Alter
Senior Writer, Yahoo Entertainment
Photo: Everett Collection

Parasite nabbed the Best Picture prize at this year’s Oscar ceremony, joining a long list of titles that stretches back to the late 1920s. Once upon a time, you’d have to make the trek to your local video store and come home with a stack of DVDs or VHS tapes to catch up on every past winner. In the streaming age, almost all of these movies are a mere click away on digital video platforms or streaming services. Whether you want to revisit your favorite Best Picture winners or fill in gaps in your Oscar viewing, Yahoo Entertainment’s comprehensive streaming guide has you covered.

2019: Parasite
After 92 years, a foreign-language film finally took home the Best Picture statue, and the Academy couldn’t have picked a better movie to make history than Bong Joon-ho’s gripping social satire. As cleverly constructed as any Coen Brothers yarn, and as superbly orchestrated as any Steven Spielberg thrill ride, Parasite is a film that can and will speak to audiences around the world for years to come.
Where to stream: Parasite can be rented or purchased on Amazon, iTunes and Vudu

2018: Green Book
Viggo Mortensen drives Best Supporting Actor winner, Mahershala Ali, through the Deep South in the early ’60s and learns to become a better person along the way. Co-written and directed by Peter Farrelly, Green Book emerged as the controversial consensus favorite in a crowded Best Picture race that included Roma, Black Panther and A Star Is Born.   
Where to stream: Green Book is currently streaming on Hulu with a Showtime add-on, and can be purchased on Amazon, iTunes and Vudu.

2017: The Shape of Water
Guillermo del Toro’s lovingly crafted creature feature goes all-in on its unlikely romance between a woman and a fish god (Sally Hawkins and Doug Jones). It’s The Creature from the Black Lagoon by way of Disney’s Beauty and the Beast, and just as swoon-inducing as that sounds.
Where to stream: The Shape of Water can be purchased on Amazon and Vudu.

2016: Moonlight
Even after the behind-the-scenes drama surrounding Moonlight‘s Best Picture win fades from memory, Barry vividly-realized coming of age story will rank among the most important — and very best — films to take home that statue.
Where to stream: Moonlight is currently streaming on Netflix and can be rented or purchased on AmazoniTunes and Vudu.

2015: Spotlight
The contemporary heir to All the President’s Men scoops up the award its predecessor missed out on. Come for the A-list cast, stay for the thrill of what classic shoe-leather reporting looks like.
Where to stream: Spotlight is currently streaming on Hulu with a Showtime add-on, and can be rented or purchased on AmazoniTunes and Vudu

2014: Birdman
Sure Black Panther is the first comic book movie based on a pre-existing superhero to score a Best Picture nod. But Alejandro González Iñárritu’s eccentric treatise on art and commerce is technically the first superhero movie to win the top prize… with a former Batman as its star, no less.
Where to stream: Birdman can be rented or purchased on AmazoniTunes and Vudu.

2013: 12 Years a Slave
Steve McQueen’s brutal, harrowing dramatization of former slave Solomon Northup’s experience in the pre-Civil War Deep South remains painful, but necessary viewing.
Where to stream: 12 Years a Slave can be rented or purchased on AmazoniTunes and Vudu.

2012: Argo
Ben Affleck’s political thriller plays fast and loose with the history of the Iran Hostage Crisis, but that third act airport escape is genuinely edge-of-your-seat fare.
Where to stream: Argo can be purchased on AmazoniTunes and Vudu.

2011: The Artist
Eight decades separate the only two silent films to win Best Picture. Technically, The Artist has one spoken word, but that doesn’t detract from Michel Hazanavicius’s careful recreation of a vanished Hollywood or Jean Dujardin’s Oscar-winning performance.
Where to stream: The Artist can be purchased on Amazon and Vudu.

2010: The King’s Speech
Let’s be honest: The Social Network probably should have won this year. But The King’s Speech does feature a career-apex star turn by Colin Firth, and has more dramatic meat than your typical prestige period picture.
Where to stream: The King’s Speech is currently available to stream on Netflix and Hulu with a Showtime add-on, and can be rented or purchased on Amazon, iTunes and Vudu.

The 2009 Best Picture winner The Hurt Locker  (Photo: Summit Entertainment/courtesy Everett Collection)

2009: The Hurt Locker
Kathryn Bigelow made history as the first — and still only  —female filmmaker to win the Best Director Oscar, but the movie’s Best Picture win was a pretty big .deal as well. Made on a miniscule budget, this pulse-pounding Iraq War drama provide to be the David that took down the Goliath known as James Cameron’s Avatar.
Where to stream: The Hurt Locker is currently available to stream on Hulu with an HBO add-on, and can be rented or purchased on AmazoniTunes and Vudu.

2008: Slumdog Millionaire
Danny Boyle traveled to India and returned with a crowd-pleasing hit that proved to be the Academy’s final answer for that year’s Best Picture.
Where to stream: Slumdog Millionaire is currently available to stream on Hulu with a Cinemax add-on, and can be rented or purchased on AmazoniTunes and Vudu.

2007: No Country for Old Men
Best Coen Brothers movie ever? There’s a strong argument to be made in its favor, with or without the Best Picture statue. (But the statue definitely helps.)
Where to stream: No Country for Old Men is currently available to stream on Hulu with a Starz add-on, and can be rented or purchased on AmazoniTunes and Vudu.

2006: The Departed
Martin Scorsese turns the lean, mean Hong Kong thriller Infernal Affairs into a sprawling and totally seductive Boston-based crime epic. Watch one scene, and you’re in for the whole ride.
Where to stream: The Departed is currently available to stream on Netflix, and can be rented or purchased on AmazoniTunes and Vudu.

2005: Crash
Love it or hate it, Paul Haggis’s controversial race-relations drama does feature an ensemble of terrific actors (including Oscar nominee, Matt Dillon) wrestling with still-timely material.
Where to stream: Crash is currently available to stream on Netflix, and can be rented or purchased on AmazoniTunes and Vudu.

2004: Million Dollar Baby
Clint Eastwood enters the Best Picture ring for the second time with a boxing drama that starts off like a modern-day Rocky only to take a tear-jerking turn.
Where to stream: Million Dollar Baby is available to rent or purchase on AmazoniTunes and Vudu.

2003: The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King
Peter Jackson’s trilogy-capper is still the only “Part 3” to win a Best Picture statue. But really, it’s the culmination of an epic 12-hour movie, one that thrilled Middle-earth fans and first-timers alike.
Where to stream: The Return of the King is currently available to stream on Netflix, and can be rented or purchased on AmazoniTunes and Vudu.

2002: Chicago
Rob Marshall’s jazzy adaptation of the long-running Broadway favorite kick-started the return of the movie musical, complete with razzle-dazzle production numbers and chart-worthy songs.
Where to stream: Chicago is currently available to stream on Hulu with a Cinemax add-on, and can be rented or purchased on AmazoniTunes and Vudu.

2001: A Beautiful Mind
Ron Howard and Russell Crowe team up for a biopic that mostly prizes inspiration over authenticity. But with a gross of nearly $200 million, it clearly inspired a whole bunch of people.
Where to stream: A Beautiful Mind is currently available to stream on  Amazon Prime and Hulu with Starz add-ons, and can be rented or purchased on Vudu.

2000: Gladiator
Ridley Scott’s Roman epic is the blockbuster he and Russell Crowe were born to make together, combining the spectacle of ’50s swords-and-sandals adventures with 21st century digital tools.
Where to stream: Gladiator is currently available to stream on FuboTV, and can be rented or purchased on AmazoniTunes and Vudu.

Annette Bening stars in the 1999 Best Picture winner, American Beauty  (Photo: Courtesy Everett Collection)

1999: American Beauty
A critical and commercial hit in its initial release, American Beauty is perhaps best enjoyed today as a turn-of-the-millennium time capsule, filled with performances (and plot points) that reflect how much the times have changed.
Where to stream: American Beauty is currently available to stream on Netflix, and can be rented or purchased on AmazoniTunes and Vudu.

1998: Shakespeare in Love
Sure, Saving Private Ryan has that masterful Omaha Beach sequence, but Shakespeare in Love boasts an equally masterful Tom Stoppard script, plus a delightful ensemble headed up by Gwyneth Paltrow and Joseph Fiennes.
Where to stream: Shakespeare in Love is currently available to stream on Amazon Prime and Hulu with Showtime add-ons, and can be rented or purchased on iTunes and Vudu.

1997: Titanic
James Cameron’s sweeping star-crossed romance made the world safe for Leonardo DiCaprio stans, “I’m the king of the world” jokes and Céline Dion ballads.
Where to stream: Titanic is currently available to stream on FuboTV and Philo, and can be rented or purchased on Amazon and Vudu.

1996: The English Patient
Elaine Benes might not be a fan, but everyone else pretty much fell in love with Anthony Minghella’s handsome adaptation of the bestselling book.
Where to stream: The English Patient is currently available to stream on Hulu with a Showtime add-on, and can be rented or purchased on Amazon, iTunes and Vudu.

1995: Braveheart
Mel Gibson picked up matching Director and Picture Oscars for turning the life of medieval Scottish rebel William Wallace into pop culture legend.
Where to stream: Braveheart is currently available to stream on FuboTV, and can be rented or purchased on AmazoniTunes and Vudu.

1994: Forrest Gump
In which Tom Hanks races through four decades of American history as a football star turned soldier turned long-distance runner turned chocolate aficionado.
Where to stream: Forrest Gump is currently available to stream on Hulu with a Starz add-on, and can be rented or purchased  on AmazoniTunes and Vudu.

1993: Schindler’s List
Steven Spielberg’s transition from blockbuster hit machine to elder statesman of historical epics began in earnest with this remarkable World War II drama, which depicts in stark terms how a civilized nation can turn a blind eye to suffering and horror when the ruling party reaps the profits.
Where to stream: Schindler’s List is currently available to stream on Amazon Prime and Hulu with Starz add-ons and on Sling TV, and can be rented or purchased on iTunes and Vudu.

1992: Unforgiven
For Westerns, there’s before Unforgiven and after Unforgiven. Clint Eastwood’s best movie as a director (and actor) profoundly impacted the genre going forward, leeching all of the romance out of playing cowboy.
Where to stream: Unforgiven is available to rent or purchase on AmazoniTunes and Vudu.

1991: The Silence of the Lambs
One of the few horror films to be nominated for Best Picture — and still the only one to ever win — Jonathan Demme’s masterful adaptation of Thomas Harris’s bestseller pairs well with some fava beans and a nice Chianti.
Where to stream: The Silence of the Lambs is available to rent or purchase on Amazon, iTunes and Vudu.

1990: Dances with Wolves
These days, Kevin Costner’s sprawling Western is probably best remembered for beating out the superior Goodfellas for Best Picture. What it lacks in edge, it makes up for in scope and generosity of spirt.
Where to stream: Dances with Wolves is currently available to stream on Amazon Prime and Hulu with Starz add-ons, and can be rented or purchased on iTunes and Vudu.

Morgan Freeman and Jessica Tandy in the 1989 Best Picture winner Driving Miss Daisy  (Photo: Warner Brothers/courtesy Everett Collection)

1989: Driving Miss Daisy
It may be one of the most controversial Best Picture winners of the last 30 years, but few would argue that Jessica Tandy and Morgan Freeman aren’t an excellent onscreen team.
Where to stream: Driving Miss Daisy is available to rent or purchase on AmazoniTunes and Vudu.

1988: Rain Man
Tom Cruise and Dustin Hoffman’s odd, but believable brother act is the engine that powers Barry Levinson’s smoothly assembled drama.
Where to stream: Rain Man is currently available to stream on Amazon Prime, Tubi and Vudu, and can be rented or purchased on iTunes.

1987: The Last Emperor
Bernardo Bertolucci’s period epic distills nearly six decades of contemporary Chinese history into a lushly visualized two-and-a-half hours.
Where to stream: The Last Emperor is currently available to stream on Amazon Prime and Hulu with Cinemax add-ons, and can be rented or purchased on iTunes and Vudu.

1986: Platoon
Oliver Stone used his own in country experiences during the Vietnam War as the basis for his grunt’s eye view of that still-controversial conflict.
Where to stream: Platoon is currently available to stream on Amazon Prime and Hulu with a Showtime add-on, and can be rented or purchased on iTunes and Vudu.

1985: Out of Africa
Meryl Street and Robert Redford positively sparkle as sun-dappled lovers in Sydney Pollack’s early 20th century romance.
Where to stream: Out of Africa is currently available to stream on Amazon Prime and Hulu with Cinemax add-ons, and can be rented or purchased on iTunes and Vudu.

1984: Amadeus
Forget Seven: the deadly sin of envy has never been dramatized more effectively than in Miloš Forman’s take on the lives of Salieri and Mozart.
Where to stream: Amadeus is available to rent or purchase on AmazoniTunes and Vudu.

1983: Terms of Endearment
Give your tear ducts a workout with James L. Brooks’ beloved 10-hankie weepie starring Shirley MacLaine and Debra Winger as an estranged mother and daughter who bond through tragedy.
Where to stream: Terms of Endearment is currently streaming on Amazon Prime, and can be rented or purchased on iTunes and Vudu.

1982: Gandhi
Ben Kingsley’s career-defining performance is the main attraction in Richard Attenborough’s expansive biopic.
Where to stream: Gandhi is currently streaming on Crackle, and can be rented or purchased on AmazoniTunes and Vudu.

1981: Chariots of Fire
Two runners from strikingly different religious and cultural backgrounds compete alongside each other — to the strains of a vintage Vangelis score — in the 1924 Olympics.
Where to stream: Chariots of Fire is currently available to stream on Amazon Prime and Hulu with HBO add-ons, and can be rented or purchased on iTunes and Vudu.

1980: Ordinary People
Nearly 20 years before American Beauty, this Robert Redford-directed drama mined the fissures in a seemingly picture-perfect suburban family.
Where to stream: 
Ordinary People is currently available to stream on Amazon Prime, and can be rented or purchased on iTunes and Vudu.

Dustin Hoffman and Meryl Streep star in the 1979 Best Picture winner, Kramer vs. Kramer  (Photo: Columbia/Courtesy Everett Collection)

1979: Kramer vs. Kramer
Thanks to nuanced performances by Dustin Hoffman and Meryl Streep, writer-director Robert Benton’s thoughtful drama became one of the defining on-screen depictions of divorce.
Where to stream: Kramer vs. Kramer is currently streaming on Crackle, and can be rented or purchased on AmazoniTunes and Vudu.

1978: The Deer Hunter
Not everything in Michael Cimino’s Vietnam War drama has aged well, but the Russian Roulette sequence still has the power to shock.
Where to stream: The Deer Hunter can be rented or purchased on Amazon, iTunes and Vudu.

1977: Annie Hall
Real life and reel life collide in Woody Allen’s fractured (and fictionalized) dramatization of his relationship with muse Diane Keaton.
Where to stream: Annie Hall can be rented or purchased on Amazon, iTunes and Vudu.

1976: Rocky
In a year filled with heavyweight nominees like All the President’s MenNetwork and Taxi Driver, Sylvester Stallone’s underdog wound up taking home the title … and launching a franchise that still endures to this day.
Where to stream: Rocky is currently streaming on FuboTV, and can be rented or purchased on Amazon, iTunes and Vudu.

1975: One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest
Led by a never-better Jack Nicholson, the inmates run the asylum in a Best Picture winner that’s inspired everything from Girl, Interrupted to M. Night Shyamalan’s Glass.
Where to stream: One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest can be rented or purchased on Amazon, iTunes and Vudu.

1974: The Godfather Part II
The second chapter in Francis Ford Coppola’s Godfather saga is arguably better than the first, which explains why it’s still the only “Part II” to have a Best Picture statue.
Where to stream: The Godfather Part II is available to rent or purchase on AmazoniTunes and Vudu

1973: The Sting
The pairing of Robert Redford and Paul Newman steals the show in George Roy Hill’s con artist classic.
Where to stream: The Sting can be rented or purchased on Amazon, iTunes and Vudu.

1972: The Godfather
No matter how many times you’ve seen it, watching this Mob masterpiece is an offer no sane movie fan can refuse.
Where to stream: The Godfather can be rented or purchased on Amazon, iTunes and Vudu.

1971: The French Connection
Popeye Doyle’s desperate car chase through the New York City streets may be The French Connection‘s most famous sequence, but the greatest accomplishment of William Friedkin’s gritty cop thriller is how raw and vital it feels decades later.
Where to stream: The French Connection is currently streaming on Hulu, and can be rented or purchased on Amazon, iTunes and Vudu.

1970: Patton
From the first frame to last, George C. Scott commands the screen as the iconic World War II general.
Where to stream: Patton is currently available to stream on Amazon Prime and Hulu with Cinemax add-ons, and can be rented or purchased on iTunes and Vudu.

1969: Midnight Cowboy
The only X-rated movie to win Best Picture (though its rating has since been downgraded to an R) is also one of cinematic history’s most provocative buddy pictures.
Where to stream: Midnight Cowboy is currently available to stream on Amazon Prime, and can be rented or purchased on iTunes and Vudu.

Jon Voight and Dustin Hoffman star in the 1969 Best Picture winner, Midnight Cowboy  (Photo: Courtesy Everett Collection)

1968: Oliver!
The last musical to win Best Picture until Chicago came along 35 years later is less visually accomplished than many of its predecessors, but good luck getting the songs out of your head.
Where to stream: Oliver! can be rented or purchased on Amazon, iTunes and Vudu.

1967: In the Heat of the Night
Norman Jewison’s revolutionary crime drama challenged longstanding racial prejudices onscreen and off.
Where to stream: In the Heat of the Night is currently available to stream on Amazon Prime, and can be rented or purchased on iTunes and Vudu.

1966: A Man for All Seasons
Kevin Smith’s favorite movie boasts one of the all-time great screenplays, brought to life by a cast that includes Paul Scofield and Robert Shaw as Thomas More and Henry VIII, respectively.
Where to stream: A Man for All Seasons can be rented or purchased on Amazon, iTunes and Vudu.

1965: The Sound of Music
The hills are alive with the sound of Julie Andrews’s stirring songs in the second Robert Wise-directed musical to win Best Picture.
Where to stream: The Sound of Music is currently streaming on Disney+, and can be rented or purchased on Amazon, iTunes and Vudu.

1964: My Fair Lady
Audrey Hepburn and Rex Harrison headline George Cukor’s adaptation of the Broadway musical, which is currently unavailable to stream, but can be purchased on a 50th anniversary Blu-ray Edition.

1963: Tom Jones
Tony Richardson’s rollicking period comedy puts a zany post-modern spin on pre-modern 18th century literature.
Where to stream: Tom Jones is currently streaming on The Criterion Channel, and can be rented or purchased on iTunes.

1962: Lawrence of Arabia
Granted, David Lean’s larger-than-life dramatization of T.E. Lawrence’s life is best enjoyed on the biggest possible screen. But we’ll let you watch it at home if you promise not to pause for snack breaks.
Where to stream: Lawrence of Arabia is currently streaming on Amazon Prime with an IMDb TV subscription and Crackle, and can be rented or purchased on iTunes and Vudu.

1961: West Side Story
The quintessential movie musical remains a touchstone for almost every song-and-dance picture made since.
Where to stream: West Side Story is currently streaming on Amazon Prime and Hulu with Starz add-ons, and can be rented or purchased on iTunes and Vudu.

1960: The Apartment
Using a combination of sophisticated wit and stellar performances by Jack Lemmon and Shirley MacLaine, Billy Wilder convinced Oscar voters to cast their ballots for one of the era’s most stealthily progressive movies.
Where to stream: The Apartment is currently streaming on Amazon Prime, and can be rented or purchased on iTunes and Vudu.

Charlton Heston stars in the 1959 Best Picture winner Ben-Hur  (Photo: Courtesy Everett Collection)

1959: Ben-Hur
Without William Wyler’s biblical epic and its standout chariot race, we’d never have gotten The Phantom Menace‘s enjoyable pod racing sequence.
Where to stream: Ben-Hur can be rented or purchased on Amazon, iTunes and Vudu.

1958: Gigi
Vincente Minnelli’s ornately orchestrated film capped a decade where the MGM model for movie musicals dominated cinemas.
Where to stream: Gigi can be rented or purchased on AmazoniTunes and Vudu.

1957: The Bridge on the River Kwai
David Lean’s behind-enemy-lines World War II drama remains the gold standard for POW stories, boasting a remarkable cast and a richly tense finale.
Where to stream: The Bridge on the River Kwai is available to rent or purchase on Amazon, iTunes and Vudu.

1956: Around the World in 80 Days
The very model of a major Hollywood studio 1950s extravaganza, Around the World in 80 Days combines lavish sets with a cast of celebrity cameos that could populate a small country.
Where to stream: Around the World in 80 Days can be rented or purchased on Amazon, iTunes and Vudu.

1955: Marty
Ernest Borgnine’s signature big-screen role is still a remarkable mix of comedy and pathos, resulting in a moving portrait of a lonely man trying to break out of the rut his life has become.
Where to stream: Marty can be rented or purchased on AmazoniTunes and Vudu.

1954: On the Waterfront
Marlon Brando was more than a contender — he won the Best Actor statue and inspired a generation of Method actors — in Elia Kazan’s authentic depiction of one honest man’s attempts to challenge a corrupt system.
Where to stream: On the Waterfront is currently streaming on Crackle, and can be rented or purchased on Amazon, iTunes and Vudu.

1953: From Here to Eternity
If you only know Fred Zinnemann’s romance for its steamy beach scene, there’s so much more to fall in love with in the full feature.
Where to stream: From Here to Eternity is currently streaming on Crackle, and can be rented or purchased on Amazon, iTunes and Vudu.

1952: The Greatest Show on Earth
Master showman, Cecil B. DeMille orchestrates a veritable carnival under the big top, featuring acrobats, animals and Charlton Heston.
Where to stream: The Greatest Show on Earth can be rented or purchased on Amazon, iTunes and Vudu.

1951: An American in Paris
Gene Kelly went all-out for what may be his musical masterpiece, choreographing a series of spectacular numbers that culminate in an oft-imitated, but never-equaled, dream ballet.
Where to stream: An American in Paris can be rented or purchased on Amazon, iTunes and Vudu.

1950: All About Eve
Fasten your seatbelts: Joseph L. Mankiewicz’s immortal behind the scenes of Hollywood comedy is one wild, witty ride.
Where to stream: All About Eve can be rented or purchased on Amazon, iTunes and Vudu.

1949: All the King’s Men
Broderick Crawford’s towering performance as populist politician Willie Stark is more relevant than ever today.
Where to stream: All the King’s Men is currently streaming on Crackle, and can be rented or purchased on Amazon, iTunes and Vudu.

The 1949 Best Picture winner All the King’s Men  (Photo: Courtesy Everett Collection)

1948: Hamlet
Watch one of cinema’s greatest actors — Laurence Olivier — direct himself in the greatest play from one of history’s greatest playwrights.
Where to stream: Hamlet is currently streaming on The Criterion Channel, and can be rented or purchased on Amazon, iTunes and Vudu.

1947: Gentleman’s Agreement
With World War II only two years in the rearview, Elia Kazan’s timely drama explored the scourge of anti-Semitism on the home front.
Where to stream: Gentleman’s Agreement can be rented or purchased on Amazon, iTunes and Vudu.

1946: The Best Years of Our Lives
William Wyler’s incisive drama charts the changing lives and fortunes of three World War II veterans after they return home from overseas.
Where to stream: The Best Years of Our Lives can be rented or purchased on Amazon and iTunes.

1945: The Lost Weekend
Decades before Leaving Las Vegas, Billy Wilder’s The Lost Weekend mined the perils of alcoholism to stellar dramatic effect.
Where to stream: The Lost Weekend can be rented or purchased on Amazon, iTunes and Vudu.

1944: Going My Way
It’s an old-fashioned culture clash — with added musical numbers! — when Bing Crosby’s Missouri-trained priest gets a taste of Big Apple living.
Where to stream: Going My Way can be rented or purchased on Amazon, iTunes and Vudu.

1943: Casablanca
Casablanca
‘s Best Picture victory was the beginning of a beautiful — and enduring — friendship with the Golden Age of Hollywood’s most romantic movie.
Where to stream: Casablanca can be rented or purchased on Amazon, iTunes and Vudu.

1942: Mrs. Miniver
In the midst of the World War II years, Mrs. Miniver gave American audiences a taste of that famous British stiff-upper lip.
Where to stream: Mrs. Miniver can be rented or purchased on Amazon, iTunes and Vudu.

1941: How Green Was My Valley
Don’t hold its victory over Citizen Kane against it; John Ford’s saga of a Welsh mining family is stirring dramatic stuff. Just maybe not as seismic an accomplishment as Orson Welles’s picture.
Where to stream: How Green Was My Valley can be rented or purchased on Amazon, iTunes and Vudu.

1940: Rebecca
Alfred Hitchcock’s moody classic can be purchased on a typically deluxe Criterion Collection Blu-ray set, but isn’t currently available to stream.

Clark Gable and Vivien Leigh in the 1939 Best Picture winner Gone With the Wind  (Photo: Courtesy Everett Collection)

1939: Gone With the Wind
Frankly, my dear, Gone With the Wind remains required, if admittedly problematic, viewing for all serious movie lovers.
Where to stream: Gone With the Wind can be rented or purchased on Amazon, iTunes and Vudu.

1938: You Can’t Take It With You
The dream team of Jimmy Stewart and Frank Capra originated with this screwball comedy classic about two lovers who are crazy about each other despite their crazy families.
Where to stream: You Can’t Take It With You can be rented or purchased on Amazon, iTunes and Vudu.

1937: The Life of Emile Zola
The original Scarface, Paul Muni, plays celebrated the French author and activist in a movie that’s part biopic and part courtroom drama.
Where to stream: The Life of Emile Zola can be rented or purchased on Amazon, iTunes and Vudu.

1936: The Great Ziegfeld
The first biopic to win Best Picture appropriately turns the life of the titular Broadway showman into one of the lavish musicals he used to produce for the stage.
Where to stream: The Great Ziegfeld can be rented or purchased on Amazon, iTunes and Vudu.

1935: Mutiny on the Bounty
It’s a battle for the Bounty as Charles Laughton and Clark Gable square off as, respectively, the ship’s tyrannical captain and the stalwart lieutenant who opposes him.
Where to stream: Mutiny on the Bounty can be rented or purchased on Amazon, iTunes and Vudu.

1934: It Happened One Night
Frank Capra’s hilarious road movie is the first great romantic comedy of the sound era … and the first comedy to win Best Picture. That’s no joke.
Where to stream: It Happened One Night is currently streaming on Crackle, and can be rented or purchased on Amazon, iTunes and Vudu.

1932/1933: Cavalcade
Before Downton Abbey, there was Cavalcade: a portrait of a wealthy British family spanning multiple decades of the early 20th century.
Where to stream: Cavalcade can be rented or purchased on Amazon, iTunes and Vudu.

1931/1932: Grand Hotel
An entire galaxy of movie stars — from Greta Garbo to Wallace Beery — checks into the titular hotel, where drama plays out behind every door.
Where to stream: Grand Hotel can be rented or purchased on Amazon, iTunes and Vudu.

1930/1931: Cimarron
Edna Ferber’s sprawling novel about life on the frontier serves as the basis for the first Western to win Best Picture.
Where to stream: Cimarron can be rented or purchased on Amazon, iTunes and Vudu.

1929/1930: All Quiet on the Western Front
A decade before World War II consumed the globe, this searing anti-war drama looked back on the physical and emotional devastation caused by the first World War.
Where to stream: All Quiet on the Western Front can be rented or purchased on Amazon, iTunes and Vudu.

Lew Ayres and Raymond Griffith in the 1929/1930 Best Picture winner,  All Quiet on the Western Front  (Photo: Courtesy Everett Collection)

1928/1929: The Broadway Melody
The first talkie to win Best Picture is also the first musical to win Best Picture — a song-and-dance revue with a loose story wrapped around it.
Where to stream: The Broadway Melody can be rented or purchased on Amazon, iTunes and Vudu.

1927/1928: Wings
The first film to win the Best Picture statue soars on its daring aviation sequences and full-hearted romance.
Where to stream: Wings can be rented or purchased on Amazon, iTunes and Vudu.

The 91st Annual Academy Awards airs Sunday, Feb. 24 at 8 p.m. on ABC.

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