Oscar-Winning Movies to Watch on Netflix: Dances with Wolves
If you liked Avatar but hated all the space and aliens, you’ll love our first Oscar-winning movie on Netflix streaming: Dances with Wolves.
This drama stars Kevin Costner (who also directed) as a Civil War soldier who takes a post out on the American frontier. He encounters a Sioux tribe, falls in love with a medicine man’s daughter, and … well, you’ll have to watch the rest. (But we promise: No blue aliens.)
Dances with Wolves took home Oscars for Best Picture, Best Director and Best Adapted Screenplay. It’s rare among Oscar-winning movies since it’s a western (only one other western film had taken home Best Picture before it). But the movie was a runaway success at the box office, pulling in roughly nine times its budget, making this one of the top Oscar-winning movies to watch on Netflix.