These are the best movies on Netflix, Rotten Tomatoes *and* Academy-approved.
Rotten Tomatoes Score: 99%
Oscar Wins: Best Supporting Actress (Kim Basinger), Best Adapted Screenplay (Curtis Hanson and Brian Helgeland)
This close-to-perfect film noir follows a troubled trio of cops as they delve into the underbelly of 1950s Hollywood. Basinger not only won an Oscar, but staged a well-deserved comeback with this tense and sexy mystery. [Watch L.A. Confidential on Netflix]