Prestigious war movies are ready for Academy Awards, but just in case All is quiet on the Western front, the fever is warranted. The popular Edward Berger-directed project is one of the few Netflix originals to capture the attention of critics as well as Academy voters, having received multiple Academy Award nominations in various categories. Categories include Best Cinematography, Best International Feature Film and Best Picture. It’s a macabre, brutal film, though it never flaunts the shallow glories of war.
An adaptation of classic 1928 novel by Erich Maria Remarque, All is quiet on the Western front stars Felix Kammerer as young German soldier Paul Bäumer, thrown into the trenches during World War I when his chastity and innocence are stripped from him.
Although far from the popcorn movie (in case Top Gun: Maverick, Avatar: The Road of Waterand Elvis) and heartwarming (in case Fabelman’s house and Everything Anywhere All At Once) co-tenant on the list of Best Movies, All quiet Still, it’s a deeply satisfying viewing experience, even if the knot in your gut will take time to untangle.
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To keep track of your Oscar viewing ahead of the Oscars in March, there’s only one way to watch All quiet Online: A Netflix original, the series is streamed exclusively on the mega-streamer. The good news is that you don’t need to pay a dime more than your basic monthly Netflix subscription to access movies; it will be right there waiting in your movie queue.
Lauren Puckett-Pope is an editorial associate at ELLE, where she covers film, television, books and fashion.