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Netflix Made More Films Than Any Other Studio. Now It Wants an Oscar

  • Company outproduced everyone in 2019, with nearly 60 releases
  • ‘Built on television,’ Netflix now banking on original films
Robert De Niro, Al Pacino and Ray Romano star in Martin Scorsese’s “The Irishman.”
Robert De Niro, Al Pacino and Ray Romano star in Martin Scorsese’s “The Irishman.”Source: Netflix

Netflix Inc. has been making its own movies for years, but 2019 may be remembered as the year it truly became a film studio.

The company began the year by joining the Motion Picture Association of America, the Hollywood trade group that represents movie studios. It went on to release nearly 60 English-language feature films over the course of 2019, including Oscar contenders “The Irishman” and “Marriage Story.”