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.
The Big Lebowski – Steve Buscemi (Drama Actor), Julianne Moore (Lead Actress in a Miniseries or Movie)
Broken Flowers – Frances Conroy (Supporting Actress in a Miniseries or Movie), Jessica Lange (Supporting Actress in a Miniseries or Movie)
Drive – Bryan 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 Park – Maggie Smith (Supporting Drama Actress), Clive Owen (Lead Actor in a Miniseries or Movie), Julian Fellowes (Writing for Drama Series)
Howl – Jon Hamm (Drama Actor), David Straithairn (Supporting Actor in a Miniseries or Movie)
Mean Girls – Tina Fey (Comedy Actress), Amy Poehler (Comedy Actress)
Primary Colors – Kathy 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)
Smoke – Giancarlo Esposito (Supporting Drama Actor), Jared Harris (Supporting Drama Actor), Ashley Judd (Lead Actress in a Miniseries or Movie)
Tiny Furniture – Lena Dunham (Comedy Actress; Directing for a Comedy Series; Writing for a Comedy Series), Merritt Wever (Supporting Comedy Actress)
Twelve and Holding – Merritt Wever (Supporting Comedy Actress), Michael Cuesta (Directing for a Drama Series)
Woody Allen: A Documentary – Larry David (Comedy Actor), Robert B. Weide (Directing for a Comedy Series)