Skip the 2012 Emmy Awards for Any of These 15 Streaming Movies from Multiple Nominees

By  · Published on September 23rd, 2012

We love television, but we love movies more. And we love movies a lot more than awards for television. So, why would we watch the 2012 Emmy Awards when we can just watch any number of this year’s nominees in their great film works, a lot of which are streaming on Netflix. Classics that you’ll find from the Watch Instantly service featuring Emmy nominees include Platoon, Fatal Attraction, Reservoir Dogs, Black Hawk Down, The Terminator and plenty others.

But I noticed a bunch of recommended titles with the special circumstance of involving two or more Emmy-nominated talents, including a few from the contending directors. Speaking of which, I could have counted Louis C.K.’s Pootie Tang, but I still haven’t seen it. Maybe that’s what I’ll be watching this evening.

Check out the list and links after the jump.

Here are 15 great movies from multiple Emmy nominees that you can stream over at Netflix instead of watching the big ceremony.

Adventureland— Bill Hader (Supporting Comedy Actor), Kristen Wiig (Supporting Comedy Actress)

Alec Baldwin (Comedy Actor), Judy Davis (Supporting Actress in a Miniseries or Movie)

The Big LebowskiSteve Buscemi (Drama Actor), Julianne Moore (Lead Actress in a Miniseries or Movie)

Broken FlowersFrances Conroy (Supporting Actress in a Miniseries or Movie), Jessica Lange (Supporting Actress in a Miniseries or Movie)

DriveBryan Cranston (Drama Actor), Christina Hendricks (Supporting Drama Actress)

Glengarry Glen Ross— Alec Baldwin (Comedy Actor), Ed Harris (Supporting Actor in a Miniseries or Movie)

Gosford ParkMaggie Smith (Supporting Drama Actress), Clive Owen (Lead Actor in a Miniseries or Movie), Julian Fellowes (Writing for Drama Series)

Jon Hamm (Drama Actor), David Straithairn (Supporting Actor in a Miniseries or Movie)

Mean GirlsTina Fey (Comedy Actress), Amy Poehler (Comedy Actress)

Primary ColorsKathy Bates (Drama Actress), Emma Thompson (Lead Actress in a Miniseries or Movie), Phil Abraham (Directing for a Drama Series)

Red Riding Trilogy: Part 3: 1983
Michelle Dockery (Drama Actress), Jim Carter (Supporting Drama Actor)

SmokeGiancarlo Esposito (Supporting Drama Actor), Jared Harris (Supporting Drama Actor), Ashley Judd (Lead Actress in a Miniseries or Movie)

Tiny FurnitureLena Dunham (Comedy Actress; Directing for a Comedy Series; Writing for a Comedy Series), Merritt Wever (Supporting Comedy Actress)

Twelve and HoldingMerritt Wever (Supporting Comedy Actress), Michael Cuesta (Directing for a Drama Series)

Woody Allen: A DocumentaryLarry David (Comedy Actor), Robert B. Weide (Directing for a Comedy Series)

Christopher Campbell began writing film criticism and covering film festivals for a zine called Read, back when a zine could actually get you Sundance press credentials. He's now a Senior Editor at FSR and the founding editor of our sister site Nonfics. He also regularly contributes to Fandango and Rotten Tomatoes and is the President of the Critics Choice Association's Documentary Branch.