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Netflix viewers can't believe they haven't seen Best Picture-winning film after it drops on platform

Netflix viewers can't believe they haven't seen Best Picture-winning film after it drops on platform

You can easily watch an Oscar winner on Netflix that might have slipped your notice the first time

Netflix subscribers will be able to catch up with a recent Best Picture winning movie that might have passed them by when it was out in cinemas.

Netflix are certainly doing something right at the minute, with the streaming giant adding more and more amazing additions, such as the upcoming The Gentlemen spin-off series and the recently released One Day, that viewers just can't get enough of.

Now, a 2018 film has been made available on the streamer and many can't believe they've never seen it until now.

A Best Picture winner of yesteryear which might have passed you by has come to Netflix.
Universal Pictures

The film tells the real-life story of pianist Don Shirley (Mahershala Ali) who embarks on a series of concert tours through the Deep South in 1962, where he is ferried around by driver and bodyguard Frank 'Tony Lip' Vallelonga (Viggo Mortensen).

The movie is Green Book, directed by Peter Farrelly and co-written by Farrelly and Vallelonga's son Nick, and it picked up the Oscar for Best Picture.

Green Book also picked up an Oscar for Best Original Screenplay while Ali won the Best Supporting Actor accolade.

Now, it's basically just a push of a button away on your Netflix account as it's available to stream there and some viewers are asking: "How did I miss this?"

Others just discovering the film now called it a 'wonderful movie' and 'a hug in film form', so it sounds like you might have a good time watching this. Check it out:

However, the movie isn't everyone's darling as despite being a Best Picture winner, it does have critics.

Academy Award winning director Spike Lee didn't seem best pleased when Green Book won an Oscar.

He appeared to try and leave the awards ceremony before being stopped at the doors, after which he returned to his seat before the speeches for the film were over.

Afterwards, he made it clear he didn't agree with the decision, comparing the decision to give Green Book the Best Picture Oscar to a sport where 'the ref made a bad call'.

This bunch won Oscars as Green Book ended up being crowned Best Picture.
Dan MacMedan/Getty Images

There was controversy surrounding the film as the relatives of Don Shirley said there were inaccuracies with the way he was depicted in the film.

One of Shirley's relatives called the film a 'symphony of lies' and Mahershala Ali spoke to the family.

According to Vulture, Shirley's relatives received a 'very, very respectful phone call' from the actor.

Edwin Shirley III, the nephew of Don Shirley, said: "He called me and my Uncle Maurice in which he apologized profusely if there had been any offense.

"What he said was, ‘If I have offended you, I am so, so terribly sorry. I did the best I could with the material I had. I was not aware that there were close relatives with whom I could have consulted to add some nuance to the character'."

Featured Image Credit: Universal Pictures

Topics: TV and Film, Oscars, Netflix