Watch These Netflix Movies to Get Ready for Awards Season

Benedict Cumberbatch in
Benedict Cumberbatch in "The Power of the Dog"

Many major award shows already unveiled their list of nominees, and the Oscars will do it in just a month. If you want to watch all the contenders for the Academy Award sooner than later, you’ll be happy to hear that some of them are already available on Netflix.

The Power of the Dog

If we had to pick a movie that’s most likely to win Netflix an Oscar for best picture this year, it would definitely be this westers starring Benedict Cumberbatch, Kirsten Dunst, and Kodi Smit-McPhee. It centers on a volatile rancher who is forced to change his ways after his brother brings his new wife and her son home.

Don’t Look Up

Don’t Look Up is one of the most poignant satires in recent memory, and its star-studded cast includes Oscar-winners Leonardo DiCaprio, Jennifer Lawrence, Cate Blanchett, and Meryl Streep. It follows the trials and tribulations of two astronomers trying to warn humanity about an approaching comet that has the potential to destroy life as we know it.

Tick, Tick… Boom!

Andrew Garfield made a major comeback in 2021, and this movie could land him the second Oscar nomination of his career. It sees him portray Jonathan Larson, the iconic composer best known for his work on the Tony-winning rock musical Rent.