Oscar-Nominated Netflix Documentaries – The Square
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Netflix Streaming Synopsis: As the Egyptian Revolution unfolds, this 2014 Academy Award nominee for Best Documentary Feature immerses the viewer in the intense emotional drama of young people on the streets of Cairo claiming their rights and creating a society of conscience.
The Square leads our list of the best Netflix documentaries for one obvious reason: It’s the first Netflix Original to snag an Oscar nomination … making it one of the best Netflix documentaries in a much more literal sense. Of course, it’s not like Netflix is a complete stranger to big-time awards. The original Netflix TV show House of Cards snagged a trio of Emmys and a Golden Globe … but this is the first original Netflix streaming movie to earn an Oscar nomination.