Every Best Film winner at the Bafta Film Awards – A Streaming Guide

In this complete streaming guide, you can find where to watch every BAFTA winner for Best Film. This includes where to stream every winner from 1946 until present day on popular streaming services in the United Kingdom.

William Wyler’s 1946 drama The Best Years of Our Lives, an emotional epic about servicemen returning home from the Second World War, swept the board at the Oscars and is an American standard, but it holds a special place in British film history too. It was the big winner at the very first British Academy Film Awards, taking home the prize for the awkwardly named “Best Film From Any Source” - or as it’s now known, Best Film at the BAFTA Film Awards.

The most recent entry on the list is the stunning German war drama All Quiet on the Western Front. In between are decades of notable movies, some of them classics, some of them just acclaimed films of their era, all of them worth checking out and ticking off.

As the years have gone on, the BAFTAs have been compared more and more to their very slightly more prestigious American equivalent, but the British awards have their own identity, rarely trying to second-guess who will grab the Oscar statues. All Quiet is part of a run of recent BAFTA Best Film winners, for instance, that don’t match the Oscar for Best Picture: The Power of the Dog, 1917, Roma, Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri, La La Land, The Revenant and Boyhood all won the top British prize before missing out across the pond, with only Nomadland breaking the sequence by winning both big gongs in 2020.

Looking further into film history, BAFTA has revealed its tastes by sticking with a few favourites. Martin Scorsese had to wait until 2006 to win his first Best Picture with The Departed - that movie didn’t win Best Film at the BAFTAs, but Marty couldn’t be too annoyed with the Brits because he’d won as far back as 1975 with Alice Doesn’t Live Here Anymore, then again in 1990 for Goodfellas, then yet again in 2004 for The Aviator.

By 2006, BAFTA had given Scorsese enough gongs and was happy to stick up for a filigree British film like The Queen instead. Naturally, the ceremony favours the best of British, giving its top prize to breakout 1990s comedy hits such as Four Weddings and a Funeral and The Full Monty, neither of which were serious Best Picture contenders. BAFTA also loves a good, very English period drama based on a novel, rewarding A Room with a View, Atonement, Howard’s End and Sense and Sensibility.

BAFTA may not always get it right when it comes to films posterity thinks are worth remembering - even cineastes don’t talk much now about The Sound Barrier or Lacombe, Lucien. But its early Best Film roll call is a mine of gems, from Bicycle Thieves and La Ronde to Chariots of Fire and Gandhi. This year’s Best Film nominees - Anatomy of a Fall, The Holdovers, Killers of the Flower Moon, Oppenheimer and Poor Things - know that when BAFTA awards its top prize, the world listens - and watches.

Find streaming offers for every BAFTA winner for Best Film below.

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  1. Oppenheimer

    Oppenheimer

    2023

    IMDB 8.4 (645k)

    #1

    The story of J. Robert Oppenheimer's role in the development of the atomic bomb during World War II.

  2. All Quiet on the Western Front

    #2

    Paul Baumer and his friends Albert and Muller, egged on by romantic dreams of heroism, voluntarily enlist in the German army. Full of excitement and patriotic fervour, the boys enthusiastically march into a war they believe in. But once on the Western Front, they discover the soul-destroying horror of World War I.

  3. The Power of the Dog

    The Power of the Dog

    2021

    IMDB 6.8 (191k)

    #3

    Charismatic rancher Phil Burbank inspires fear and awe in those around him. When his brother brings home a new wife and her son, Phil torments them until he finds himself exposed to the possibility of love.

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  4. Nomadland

    Nomadland

    2021

    IMDB 7.3 (180k)

    #4

    A woman in her sixties embarks on a journey through the western United States after losing everything in the Great Recession, living as a van-dwelling modern-day nomad.

  5. 1917

    1917

    2019

    IMDB 8.2 (665k)

    #5

    At the height of the First World War, two young British soldiers must cross enemy territory and deliver a message that will stop a deadly attack on hundreds of soldiers.

  6. Roma

    Roma

    2018

    IMDB 7.7 (168k)

    #6

    In 1970s Mexico City, two domestic workers help a mother of four while her husband is away for an extended period of time.

  7. Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri

    #7

    After seven months have passed without a culprit in her daughter's murder case, Mildred Hayes makes a bold move, painting three signs leading into her town with a controversial message directed at Bill Willoughby, the town's revered chief of police. When his second-in-command Officer Jason Dixon, an immature mother's boy with a penchant for violence, gets involved, the battle between Mildred and Ebbing's law enforcement is only exacerbated.

  8. La La Land

    La La Land

    2016

    IMDB 8.0 (659k)

    #8

    Mia, an aspiring actress, serves lattes to movie stars in between auditions and Sebastian, a jazz musician, scrapes by playing cocktail party gigs in dingy bars, but as success mounts they are faced with decisions that begin to fray the fragile fabric of their love affair, and the dreams they worked so hard to maintain in each other threaten to rip them apart.

  9. The Revenant

    The Revenant

    2015

    IMDB 8.0 (866k)

    #9

    In the 1820s, a frontiersman, Hugh Glass, sets out on a path of vengeance against those who left him for dead after a bear mauling.

  10. Boyhood

    Boyhood

    2014

    IMDB 7.9 (365k)

    #10

    The film tells a story of a divorced couple trying to raise their young son. The story follows the boy for twelve years, from first grade at age 6 through 12th grade at age 17-18, and examines his relationship with his parents as he grows.

  11. 12 Years a Slave

    12 Years a Slave

    2013

    IMDB 8.1 (734k)

    #11

    In the pre-Civil War United States, Solomon Northup, a free black man from upstate New York, is abducted and sold into slavery. Facing cruelty as well as unexpected kindnesses Solomon struggles not only to stay alive, but to retain his dignity. In the twelfth year of his unforgettable odyssey, Solomon’s chance meeting with a Canadian abolitionist will forever alter his life.

  12. Argo

    Argo

    2012

    IMDB 7.7 (600k)

    #12

    As the Iranian revolution reaches a boiling point, a CIA 'exfiltration' specialist concocts a risky plan to free six Americans who have found shelter at the home of the Canadian ambassador.

  13. The Artist

    The Artist

    2011

    IMDB 7.9 (247k)

    #13

    Hollywood, 1927: As silent movie star George Valentin wonders if the arrival of talking pictures will cause him to fade into oblivion, he sparks with Peppy Miller, a young dancer set for a big break.

  14. The King's Speech

    The King's Speech

    2010

    IMDB 8.0 (704k)

    #14

    The King's Speech tells the story of the man who became King George VI, the father of Queen Elizabeth II. After his brother abdicates, George ('Bertie') reluctantly assumes the throne. Plagued by a dreaded stutter and considered unfit to be king, Bertie engages the help of an unorthodox speech therapist named Lionel Logue. Through a set of unexpected techniques, and as a result of an unlikely friendship, Bertie is able to find his voice and boldly lead the country into war.

  15. The Hurt Locker

    The Hurt Locker

    2008

    IMDB 7.5 (471k)

    #15

    During the Iraq War, a Sergeant recently assigned to an army bomb squad is put at odds with his squad mates due to his maverick way of handling his work.

  16. Slumdog Millionaire

    Slumdog Millionaire

    2008

    IMDB 8.0 (873k)

    #16

    A teenager reflects on his life after being accused of cheating on the Indian version of "Who Wants to be a Millionaire?".

  17. Atonement

    Atonement

    2007

    IMDB 7.8 (297k)

    #17

    As a 13-year-old, fledgling writer Briony Tallis irrevocably changes the course of several lives when she accuses her older sister's lover of a crime he did not commit.

  18. The Queen

    The Queen

    2006

    IMDB 7.3 (115k)

    #18

    The Queen is an intimate behind the scenes glimpse at the interaction between HM Elizabeth II and Prime Minister Tony Blair during their struggle, following the death of Diana, to reach a compromise between what was a private tragedy for the Royal family and the public's demand for an overt display of mourning.

  19. Brokeback Mountain

    Brokeback Mountain

    2005

    IMDB 7.7 (379k)

    #19

    Rodeo cowboy Jack and ranch hand Ennis are hired as sheepherders in 1963 Wyoming. One night on Brokeback Mountain, they spark a physical relationship. Though Ennis marries his longtime sweetheart and Jack marries a fellow rodeo rider, they keep up their tortured, sporadic love affair for 20 years.

  20. The Aviator

    The Aviator

    2004

    IMDB 7.5 (382k)

    #20

    A biopic depicting the life of filmmaker and aviation pioneer Howard Hughes from 1927 to 1947, during which time he became a successful film producer and an aviation magnate, while simultaneously growing more unstable due to severe obsessive-compulsive disorder.