Want to watch an Oscar-nominated movie but missed it in the theater? No worries: You can stream 7 of the 9 Best Picture flicks up for the biggest entertainment award of the year right from the comfort of your living room.
A few of the movies up for the top award of Best Picture are not yet available online but will be digitally available and can be preordered in time for you to make your own judgments on Oscar night.
Two are still playing the local theaters, which means they won’t be available to stream for several months so you’ll have to check your neighborhood cinema to see when and where they are playing in your area. Still in theatrical release:
- 1917, the WWI suspense film directed by Sam Mendes.
- Little Women, the Luisa May Alcott classic, directed by Greta Gerwig.
Details of when and where you can stream the other seven movies are below.
Love streaming and movies? You can also live stream the Oscars on February 9, 2020.
Available on Netflix
Netflix has a wide range of movies available all the time, so it’s not surprising that you’ll find some of the Oscar nominees there. If you already have a subscription, watching these highly-acclaimed movies is easy. If you don’t have a subscription, it’s not hard to start one.
Netflix is already showing this tale of organized crime and family ties that speculates on the ultimate fate of Jimmy Hoffa. Directed by Martin Scorsese, this film’s Blu-ray and DVD release date has not yet been announced. Who needs those, though, when you can just grab a Netflix subscription and watch it now?
Produced by Netflix, Marriage Story is a compassionate look at a marriage that’s falling apart while a family tries desperately to stay together. It has an all-star cast that includes Laura Dern, Alan Alda, Ray Liotta and other big names. Although it did have a limited theatrical release to ensure eligibility for the Academy Awards, it is now streaming on Netflix. There’s no extra fee to watch this Oscar gem on the streaming giant.
Available on Amazon Prime Video
If you’re an Amazon Prime member, then you have access to Amazon Prime Video to stream some of the Oscar nominees. If you aren’t a Prime subscriber, don’t fret. You can still rent, and stream, digital movies from Amazon.
This haunting story of a lonely German boy who discovers his mother (Scarlett Johansen) is hiding a Jewish girl in the attic, Jojo Rabbit is garnering a strong word-of-mouth reputation as a thought-provoking flick. Amazon will have it available to stream to your living room on February 4, which gives you a short window of time to view it before the big day arrives.
The Joker, as played by Joaquin Phoenix, is a man disregarded by society who begins a slow descent into madness while he transforms into a criminal mastermind. It’s available to rent digitally now on Amazon Prime and Vudu. Because you can only rent it right now, you’ll shell out some extra cash but at least you can watch it immediately that way.
Once Upon a Time in Hollywood
Rick Dalton (Leonardo DiCaprio) and his trusty stuntman-sidekick (Brad Pitt) are a pair of Hollywood old-timers who lean on each other yet live very different lives. As only a Quentin Tarantino film can, surprises are delivered in scene after scene. You can rent it digitally now for instant gratification.
This modern fairytale that explores greed and class discrimination is available digitally on Amazon Prime Video. Starring Kim Ki-taek and Park Dong-ik, this Korean film is sure to please even the most jaded moviegoer. You can stream it digitally now for a fee.
Ford vs. Ferrari
This fun cinematic take on iconic race car duo Carroll Shelby (Matt Damon) and Ken Miles (Christian Bale) and the story about how they helped Ford Motor Company build a revolutionary race car is available to stream now on Amazon Prime, Google Play, FandangoNow, Vudu and other sites. There’s a hefty fee but at least you can catch it before the Academy Awards. It’s also still available in some theaters, so check local listings, too.