How to watch all the Oscar-nominated movies

Jakob Barnes
Emma Stone in Poor Things, Cillian Murphy in Oppenheimer, and Lily Gladstone in Killers of the Flower Moon

The date every movie fan looks forward to is fast-approaching, with the Oscars 2024 ceremony set to take place on Sunday, March 10, 2024. But, to truly enjoy the show, you’ll need to have seen all the Oscar-nominated movies, and we can help with that.

Every year, the Oscars ceremony sparks debate among film fans around the world, often throwing up surprise wins, rousing speeches, and even a slap every now and again.

You can watch the big show with a passing knowledge of the movies being celebrated on the big night, of course, but it’s far more interesting if you’ve actually seen and have an opinion on the selections made by the Oscars committee.

So, we’ve scoured the streaming platforms and gathered all the information you need on how to watch all the Oscar-nominated movies this year. Please note, this list only contains feature-length fiction films, so there’s no documentaries or short films.

How to watch Oppenheimer

Robert Downey Jr. in Oppenheimer

The latest Christopher Nolan movie to blow our minds is also the director’s most celebrated by the Academy to date, with 13 nominations in total. As well as dominating the technical fields, Oppenheimer also brought nominations for Cillian Murphy, Robert Downey Jr., and Emily Blunt.

Oppenheimer is one you’ll have to pay to watch, either by purchasing a physical copy, or renting the movie from the likes of Amazon Prime Video.

How to watch The Holdovers

Dominic Sessa and Paul Giamatti standing in the snow in The Holdovers.

A Christmas movie nominated for Best Picture? Yes, indeed, and The Holdovers is fully deserving of its five Oscar nominations. We wouldn’t be surprised to see Paul Giamatti produce a surprise win in the Best Actor race, either.

You can watch The Holdovers on Peacock, where it is streaming exclusively right now. Otherwise, you can purchase or rent from the usual digital sources.

How to watch Barbie

Margot Robbie as Barbie

Who knew a live-action Barbie movie would not only work, but become such a huge success? It’s one of the highest-grossing movies of all time now, and bagged eight Oscar nominations, including Best Picture, and Best Supporting Actor for Ryan Gosling.

Barbie is available to stream on HBO’s Max platform, or you can purchase/rent from the usual digital sources.

How to watch Killers of the Flower Moon

Leonardo DiCaprio and Lily Gladstone in Killers of the Flower Moon

When Martin Scorsese brings out a new movie, we are obliged to pay attention. Killers of the Flower Moon is the most melancholic and meaningful film to come from the legendary director, and it picked up an impressive 10 Oscar nominations, including a much-deserved nod for Lily Gladstone.

As an Apple TV production, Killers of the Flower Moon can be watched on the platform.

How to watch Poor Things

Emma Stone in Poor Things

Yorgos Lanthimos loves to make his movies as weird as possible, and with Poor Things, he has outdone himself. As absurd as this Frankenstein-inspired flick may be, it’s absolutely brilliant, and could well pick up plenty of wins from its 11 nominations.

Poor Things is actually unavailable to watch on any digital platforms, and it hasn’t had a physical release yet. The movie will be available on Hulu as of March 7, though, so there’s not long to wait.

How to watch Anatomy of a Fall

Sandra Huller in Anatomy of a Fall

We love to see international cinema being recognized by the Academy, and Anatomy of a Fall is one of the best foreign language films of the last year, for sure. This courtroom drama picked up five nominations in total, including Best Picture, Best Director, and Best Actress.

Anatomy of a Fall is not available on any dedicated streaming services, but you can purchase or rent it via Amazon Prime Video.

How to watch Past Lives

The cast of Past Lives

Get ready for your heart to be broken by the incredible Past Lives, which tells the story of childhood sweethearts who are reunited at different stages of their adult life. Rather criminally, Past Lives only got two Oscar nominations, for Best Picture and Best Original Screenplay. We demand justice for Greta Lee!

Find out just how great Past Lives is by watching it on Netflix now.

How to watch Maestro

Bradley Cooper as Leonard Bernstein in Maestro

Bradley Cooper is becoming something of an Academy darling since moving into the directing game, and his latest, Maestro, bagged seven Oscar nominations, including Best Picture and Best Lead Actor for the man himself.

As a Netflix production, you can watch Maestro as part of your subscription to the platform.

How to watch American Fiction

Jeffrey Wright as Monk in American Fiction

Jeffrey Wright shines in this sharp, satirical comedy, and he is now an Oscar-nominated actor because of his role here. American Fiction picked up five nominations, but it would be quite a surprise if it won any awards, sadly.

At the moment, you’d have to pay to watch the movie on Amazon Prime Video, but as an MGM production, American Fiction should eventually be on the platform free of charge.

How to watch The Zone of Interest

Christian Friedel in The Zone of Interest as Rudolf stands smoking a cigar.

Jonathan Glazer has always made slightly unsettling films, but The Zone of Interest is by far his most disturbing, and also his most impressive. With five nominations, this examination of the cruelty of the holocaust and Auschwitz has potential to be a real dark horse at this year’s Oscars.

You can buy The Zone of Interest from Amazon Prime Video.

How to watch Rustin

Colman Domingo as Bayard Rustin in Rustin

Colman Domingo stars in this biopic, and he picked up his first Oscar nomination thanks to his role as Bayard Rustin. This is a Netflix production, so you can watch it on the platform as part of your subscription.

How to watch Nyad

Annette Bening in Nyad

Nyad was one of the big surprises of the Oscar nominations announcements, with both Annettte Bening and Jodie Foster picking up nods for Lead Actress and Support Actress. It’s another Netflix production, so you can watch it there, and there only.

How to watch The Color Purple

The cast of The Color Purple

Just the one nomination for The Color Purple, but a fairly big one, as Danielle Brooks is part of the Support Actress category. You can watch this dazzling musical on Max right now.

How to watch May December

May December movie still

Many film fans claim May December suffered some of the more heinous Oscar snubs this year, with Charles Melton not making it into the Supporting Actor category. The Todd Haynes flick did get one nomination, though, for Original Screenplay, and readers in the US can catch it on Netflix now.

How to watch Io Capitano

One of the teenagers travelling from Senegal to Italy in Il Capitano.

Nominated in the Foreign Language category, lo Capitano is Italy’s submission this year, and it releases theatrically on US screens on February 23, and on UK screens on March 8.

How to watch Perfect Days

The cast of Perfect Days

Wim Wenders is back, and his new film, Perfect Days, is still playing in theaters across the US. This meditative drama movie is nominated in the Foreign Language category, and is Japan’s entry at this year’s awards.

How to watch Society of the Snow

The cast of Society of the Snow

Acclaimed horror filmmaker, J. A. Bayona, brings to life the true story of a Uruguayan rugby team stranded in the Andes mountains in Society of the Snow. You can watch this incredibly bleak but brilliant movie on Netflix, and decide whether it should win the award for Best Foreign Language Film or Best Makeup and Hairstyling (or both).

How to watch The Teacher’s Lounge

Leonie Benesch in The Teacher's Lounge

Germany’s submission for the Foreign Language category is sadly not available to watch on any digital platforms, and you can’t catch The Teacher’s Lounge in theaters either.

How to watch The Boy and the Heron

Mahito in The Boy and the Heron

You can still catch The Boy and the Heron in select theaters across the US and UK but you’ll have to be quick. There is currently no sign of when or where this Studio Ghibli movie will arrive on a streaming platform, but we’ll update you when we hear anything.

How to watch Elemental

The animated stars of Elemental.

You can always guarantee a nomination for any Disney/Pixar collaboration, and Elemental has found itself in the Animated Feature category this year. The film is available on Disney Plus for subscribers to the service.

How to watch Nimona

A still from Nimona on Netflix

Nimona was one of the best animated movies of 2023, and it was rightfully recognized as part of the Animated Feature category at the Oscars this year. It’s a Netflix original, so you will be able to watch it on the platform if you have a subscription.

If not, Netflix has actually made the movie available in its entirety on YouTube so that everyone can enjoy it.

How to watch Robot Dreams

Dog and Robot in Robot Dreams

Sadly, there is no way to watch Robot Dreams on any digital platforms at present. We’ll update you as soon as that changes.

How to watch Spider-Man: Across the Spider-Verse

Miles Morales fights The Spot in Spider-Man: Across the Spider-Verse.

Viewers in the US can watch the latest Spider-Verse flick on Netflix as part of their subscription. Elsewhere, the brilliant Spider-Man movie is available to rent or purchase on digital platforms like Amazon Prime Video.

How to watch The Creator

Madeleine Yuna Voyles as Alphie in The Creator cast

If you like dystopian futures involving robots and destructive spaceships, The Creator is the one for you. Nominated for two Oscars, in visual effects and sound, you can catch The Creator on Hulu in the US, or on Disney Plus in the UK.

How to watch Godzilla Minus One

Godzilla still from Godzilla Minus One

One of the surprise hits of 2023, Godzilla Minus One made the big lizard absolutely terrifying once more, and the movie smashed it at the box office, too. Unfortunately, there is no way to watch this movie on streaming platforms, and there are no immediate plans for a Blu-ray release, either.

How to watch Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3

Rocket in Guardians of the Galaxy Vol 3

Truth be told, we’ve been starved of great Marvel movies since Avengers Endgame way back in 2019. With this in mind, it’s no exaggeration to say that Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3 is the best MCU entry since Thanos was defeated. You can watch the latest adventure on Disney Plus.

How to watch Mission: Impossible – Dead Reckoning

Tom Cruise in Mission: Impossible - Dead Reckoning Part 1

Tom Cruise lives and breathes cinema, and he always delivers a brilliant experience for the audience. The latest Mission Impossible movie bagged two Oscar nominations: for visual effects and sound. You can watch Ethan Hunt’s new mission as part of a Paramount Plus subscription.

How to watch Napoleon

Joaquin Phoenix in Napoleon

When a movie stars Joaquin Phoenix and has Ridley Scott in the director’s chair, it’s worth watching. Napoleon is Oscar-nominated in three categories: Best Costume Design, Best Production Design, and Best Visual Effects. You can watch it on Apple TV+ right now.

How to watch Indiana Jones and the Dial of Destiny

Harrison Ford as Indiana Jones in Dial of Destiny.

The general consensus on Indiana Jones and the Dial of Destiny was not the best, but the adventure movie did pick up an Oscar nomination for its musical score. You can watch it on Disney Plus right now.

How to watch El Conde

Jaime Vadell in El Conde

This Chilean horror-comedy comes from acclaimed director, Pablo Larrain (Jackie, Spencer), and it’s nominated for its cinematography. You can find this unusual vampire flick on Netflix.

There we have it, you now have the details on all the Oscar-nominated movies and how to watch as many as possible. For more on the show, here’s who’s hosting the Oscars 2024, and here are the new movies arriving in March. We’ve also got a list of all the best movies heading to streaming this month, too.

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