Deranged cinephiles planning to lock themselves away from the world and watch nothing but award-caliber movies for the next few days in anticipation of the 88th Academy Awards this Sunday are in luck. Over at Decider, writer Paige Gawley has assembled a list of all 62 Oscar-winning films currently available on Netflix. The roll call includes eight Best Picture winners, such as Forrest Gump, Amadeus, and even 1927’s Wings, the very first film to nab the top prize. A dedicated movie addict will be able to tear through Netflix’s selection of Best Picture honorees in less than a day, but Decider’s reverse chronological list has plenty of other options, spotlighting winners from a variety of categories. Viewers can (vicariously) travel back to 1955, for instance, and witness for themselves Charles LeMaire’s trophy-nabbing costume design for Love Is A Many-Splendored Thing. Back then, there were actually separate costume awards for black-and-white and color film, with Splendored triumphing in the color category. Or why not jump forward to 1974, when Art Carney’s turn in Harry And Tonto somehow eclipsed the efforts of Jack Nicholson in Chinatown and Al Pacino in The Godfather Part II.
Feeling more contemporary than that? Check out some 2012 winners, including Django Unchained (with Best Supporting Actor Christoph Waltz) and Silver Linings Playbook (with Best Actress Jennifer Lawrence). Decider’s Oscar roll call has numerous possibilities for Netflix subscribers. Should they so desire, they can check out seven different movies that won Best Song, ranging from State Fair in 1945 to Tarzan in 1999. There are eight editing winners here, too, for those viewers who truly appreciate Oscar-worthy editing such as the kind found in The English Patient. The possibilities may not be “endless,” as Gawley suggests, but there are enough movies here to tide even the most rigorous viewer over until Sunday night’s telecast.