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After last year’s toned-down Oscar telecast, the Academy Awards return this year in full swing. Despite some controversial changes, the ceremony promises to celebrate the best that Hollywood has to offer. This year there are are a number of Oscar movies streaming online to watch ahead of the ceremony.

I’ll highlight where to stream the Best Picture nominees below. This year’s Oscars ceremony will broadcast on ABC in the U.S. plus will be available to stream through live TV streaming services like Hulu + Live TV, fuboTV, DIRECTV Stream, & YouTube TV. Cable subscribers can also stream it on ABC.com by signing in with their TV provider. For anyone outside the U.S., the Oscars find out where to watch the ceremony here.

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Oscar Movies Streaming Online, Best Picture Nominees

CODA

This movie is considered an Oscars frontrunner and is a remake of the 2014 French film La Famille Bélier. It's a coming-of-age story about a CODA (child of deaf adults) who is the only hearing person in her family. She struggles with maintaining her status as her family's interpreter while wanting to pursue a path in music despite her family's wishes for her to help them with their fishing business.

It's currently available to stream on AppleTV+.

Don't Look Up

This satirical film features an all-star cast including Leonardo DiCaprio, Jennifer Lawrence, Tyler Perry, Cate Blanchett, Jonah Hill, Timothée Chalamet, Ariana Grande, and Meryl Streep. It's about two low-level astronomers who go on a media tour to warn the world about an approaching comet that is set to destroy Earth. The film is seen as both a metaphor for climate change as well as the COVID-10 pandemic.

It's currently available to stream on Netflix.

Drive My Car

This movie is the first Japanese-language film to be nominated for Best Picture at the Academy Awards. It is a road-trip drama about an aging, widowed actor who hires a 20-year-old girl to be his chauffeur and the bond that forms between the two of them.

It is currently available to stream on HBO Max.

Dune

This sci-fi epic is based on the 1965 novel by Frank Herbert and is set to be the first in a two-part series. The film takes place in the far future and follows a young man named Paul (played by Timothée Chalamet) who must travel the universe to protect his family and his people from evil forces.

It's currently available to stream on HBO Max.

King Richard

This biographical movie stars Will Smith as Richard Williams, the father of the famous tennis stars, Venus and Serena. The film follows the journey he took as their first coach, lifting them up from their upbringing in Compton, California to the sports superstars they are today.

It's currently available to stream on HBO Max.

Nightmare Alley

This film from Guillermo Del Toro is based on the 1946 novel of the same name, which was itself adapted into a 1947 movie. It stars Bradley Cooper, Cate Blanchett, and Toni Collette and is about a carnival worker who works his way up to a lauded psychic medium and the psychiatrist who wants to expose him.

It's currently available to stream on both Hulu & HBO Max.

The Power of the Dog

This Jane Campion-directed film is a Western drama about a rancher who responds with cruelty when his brother brings home a new wife and her effeminate son. It stars Benedict Cumberbatch, Kirsten Dunst, Jesse Plemons, and Kodi Smit-McPhee.

It is currently available to stream on Netflix.

West Side Story

This remake of the 1961 film is actually the first musical directed by Steven Spielberg. It's a Romeo and Juliet-esque love story about a romance that stirs controversy between two rival gangs in 1950's New York City.

You can stream it on both Disney+ and HBO Max.

Belfast

This film follows the life of a working class family in 1960's Northern Ireland.

While it is not currently on any streaming services, you can rent it from Vudu for $5.99.

Licorice Pizza

A coming-of-age comedy-drama about a couple's first love in 1970's San Fernando Valley.

While it is not currently on any streaming services, you can rent it from Vudu for $5.99.


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