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12 Oscar-Nominated Movies You Can Watch Online Right Now

Salva Mubarak
Senior Features Writer

Oscars night is filled with stunning red carpet looks, heartfelt speeches, and shocking on-stage moments (the Will-Chris altercation is right up there with La La Land accidentally being announced as the Best Picture). But amidst all the following Internet chatter about the night, it’s easy to forget that the awards stand for celebrating the best of cinema in the West, and it’s ultimately about the movies and the people behind making them. While the most nominated movies, Dune and The Power Of Dog, couldn’t be more diverse from each other in their subject, it’s the impressive filmmaking and performances that bridge the gap between the two.

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We’ve curated a list of all the Oscar-nominated movies from this year that you can easily stream online right now. So if you’re looking to update your watch list for the weekend, you’d better bookmark this for the future…

12 Oscar-Nominated Movies You Can Watch Online On Netflix, Amazon Prime Video, And More


This coming-of-age drama won all three awards it was nominated for at the Oscars, including Best Picture, Best Supporting Actor (Troy Kotsur), and Best Adapted Screenplay. A remake of a 2014 French film, the movie follows the titular Child Of Deaf Adults (CODA) Ruby (played by Emilia Jones) as she helps her family’s struggling fish business while dealing with her own high school issues.

Watch it on Apple TV

Don’t Look Up

This black comedy presents the bleak state of affairs in the world when it comes to climate change and its ravaging effects on our planet. The star cast was packed with acting stalwarts, including Meryl Streep, Leonardo DiCaprio, Jennifer Lawrence, Timothée Chalamet, Jonah Hill, Cate Blanchett, and Ron Perlman. It also featured an extended cameo by pop star Ariana Grande. The movie was nominated for four awards at the Oscars, including Best Picture, Best Original Screenplay, Best Original Score, and Best Film Editing.

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This epic science fiction film is the first of a two-part adaptation of Frank Herbert’s 1965 novel of the same name. Set in the far future, the movie follows Paul Atreides (Timothée Chalamet) as he deals with the legacy of his noble family and a war for the deadly and inhospitable planet Arrakis. The movie also stars Zendaya, Jason Momoa, Oscar Isaac, Josh Brolin, Stellan Skarsgård, Dave Bautista, Charlotte Rampling, and Javier Bardem. The movie was nominated for 10 awards at this year’s Oscars and won six of them, including Best Sound, Best Original Score, Best Film Editing, Best Production Design, Best Visual Effects and Best Cinematography.

Watch it on Amazon Prime Video

Drive My Car

This Best Picture nominee is a Japanese drama film that is primarily based on a Haruki Murakami short story. It follows the story of an ageing, widowed actor who is in need of a driver. He hires a 20-year-old woman to be his driver, despite having misgivings about her being a female driver. The two slowly bond over past demons and learn to heal together over the course of the movie. From its four nominations, the movie won the Best International Feature Film Award.

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The Power Of Dog

This period Western is based on a 1967 novel of the same name by Thomas Savage. Starring Benedict Cumberbatch, Kodi Smit-McPhee, Kirsten Dunst, and Jesse Plemons, the movie is about a hard-headed ranch owner whose life is upended when his brother brings home a new wife and her son. The critically-acclaimed film received 12 nominations at the Academy Awards, including Best Picture, Best Actor (Cumberbatch), and Best Supporting Actress (Dunst), but won only the Best Director award for Jane Campion.

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West Side Story

Directed by Steven Spielberg, the romantic-drama is a feature length adaptation of a classic 1957 stage musical. The Romeo and Juliet-esque story follows star-crossed lovers Tony (Ansel Elgort) and Maria (debutante Rachel Zegler), as their love story blossoms and fuels the fire between the two warring gangs they belong two, the Jets and the Sharks. Actress Ariana DeBose won the Best Supporting Actress award for her role as Anita in the movie.

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This adaptation of an eponymous stage musical marks the directorial debut of Lin-Manuel Miranda. The original play is a semi-autobiographical story written by Jonathan Larson about him writing a musical to enter the industry. The movie reintroduced the world (mostly the Internet) to the brilliance of Andrew Garfield, who even earned a nomination for Best Actor for his role as Larson.

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Being The Ricardos

Director Aaron Sorkin’s biographical drama about I Love Lucy star Lucille Ball, and her relationship with Desi Arnaz, features Nicole Kidman and Javier Bardem in starring roles. The movie earned three nominations at the Academy Awards, including Best Actor and Actress for the leading pair and Best Supporting Actor for JK Simmons.

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The Tragedy Of Macbeth

Director Joel Coen’s retelling of the Shakespeare classic stars Denzel Washington, Francis McDormancd, Harry Melling, and Brendan Gleeson. Washington was nominated for the Best Actor award, but lost to Will Smith (for King Richard).

Watch it on Apple TV

The Eyes Of Tammy Faye

The biographical drama traces the rise and fall of American TV evangelist Tammy Faye Bakker. Based on a documentary of the same name, the movie stars Jessica Chastain and Andrew Garfield. The movie won in both the categories it was nominated for, including a Best Actress win for Chastain and for Best Makeup and Hairstyling.

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The Lost Daughter

Actress Maggie Gyllenhaal makes her debut as a feature film director with this Olivia Coleman and Dakota Johnson starrer. The film is a study of the complex nature of motherhood, through the eyes of Leda Caruso (Coleman) who is forced to confront her past when she meets a woman and her young daughter on her vacation. The movie earned three nominations at the awards, including Best Actress, Best Supporting Actress, and Best Adapted Screenplay.

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Easily one of the best Disney movies of recent times, Encanto follows the adventures of Mirabel, the only member of the Madrigals, a multi-generational Colombian family, who doesn’t have special powers granted by their magical house. Lin-Manuel Miranda, who has created the original score for the movie, can be credited for the earworm ‘We Don’t Talk About Bruno’ that refuses to leave our brains. The movie won the Best Animated Feature award at the Oscars.

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