Oscar-Nominated Films You Can Watch From Home (Without Renting)


32 Oscar-nominated films you can find on your favorite streaming services

Just like, well, basically everything, the Oscars are going to be a little weird this year. If you’re someone who runs off to the movie theater to watch every nominated film before the ceremony, you might be at a loss this year as to how to make sure you’ve seen all of the nominated films. (View the full list of nominees here.) The good news is that they’re basically all available to stream. The bad news is that some of them come with a pretty hefty rental price tag. If you’re already paying a monthly subscription fee for Netflix, Hulu, Amazon Prime, and more, the idea of paying $20 for a feature film seems exorbitant. We feel you. That’s why we rounded up all of the nominated films you can see depending on what streaming services you have- so you can at least be somewhat prepared before the big night! 

If you’ve got Netflix:

10 Nominations including Best Picture, Best Director, Best Actor in a Leading Role, Best Actress in a Supporting Role

In this film, 1930s Hollywood is reevaluated through the eyes of scathing wit and alcoholic screenwriter Herman J. Mankiewicz as he races to finish “Citizen Kane.” David Fincher directs, with Gary Oldman playing Herman Mankiewicz and Amanda Seyfried playing Marion Davies. | Watch Here

The Trial of the Chicago Seven 
6 nominations including Best Picture and Best Actor in a Supporting Role

The film follows the 1969 trial of seven men charged with conspiracy after allegedly inciting violent protests at the 1968 Democratic National Convention. Sascha Baron Cohen is nominated for playing social activist Abbie Hoffman. | Watch Here

Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom 
5 nominations including Best Actor in a Leading Role and Best Actress in a Leading Role

Based on the play by August Wilson, this film follows singer Ma Rainey during a tense recording session with her band in 1927 Chicago. It stars Viola Davis and marks the final performance of actor Chadwick Boseman before he passed away from colon cancer at age 43. | Watch Here

Hillbilly Elegy 
2 nominations including Best Actress in a Supporting Role

Based on the 2016 memoir by J. D. Vance, the film follows a bright young law student who returns to his Appalachian hometown. Glenn Close is nominated for playing the family matriarch, known as Mawmaw. | Watch Here

Over the Moon 
Nominated for Best Animated Feature Film

This animated film follows a creative little girl who builds her own rocketship to the moon, where she meets a mythical goddess. | Watch Here

A Shaun the Sheep Movie: Farmageddon 
Nominated for Best Animated Feature Film

Shaun the Sheep is back! In this animated feature, an alien crashes near Shaun’s farm, and the two of them team up to make sure the alien isn’t captured. | Watch Here

Crip Camp 
Nominated for Best Documentary Feature

This doc follows a revolutionary summer camp for disabled kids that helped to spark the disability rights movement. | Watch Here

My Octopus Teacher 
Nominated for Best Documentary Feature

In this documentary, a diver spends a year following a wild octopus through a South African kelp forest. | Watch Here

A Love Song For Latasha 
Nominated for Best Documentary Short Subject

This biographical film draws on the filmmakers memories of her cousin and best friend, a young Black girl who was shot and killed by a Los Angeles convenience store owner in 1991. | Watch Here

If Anything Happens I Love You 
Nominated for Best Animated Short Film

In this animated film, two grieving parents journey through an emotional void as they mourn the loss of a child. | Watch Here

Two Distant Strangers 
Nominated for Best Live-Action Short Film

In this short film, a young Black man is forced to relive the same day over and over, in which he is killed in various brutal ways by a white police officer. | Watch Here

The Present 
Nominated for Best Live-Action Short Film

This short film, which is in Arabic with English subtitles, follows a father and daughter as they set out in the West Bank to a wedding anniversary gift for the man’s wife. | Watch Here

If you’ve got Hulu:

7 nominations including Best Picture, Best Director, Best Actress in a Leading Role

Chloe Zhao directs this film which stars Frances McDormand as a widower who leaves her life behind to travel the country in a van. | Watch Here

The United States vs. Billie Holiday 
Nominated for Best Actress in a Leading Role

Andra Day stars at Billie Holiday during a chapter of her life when the FBI launches an undercover narcotics sting operation against her. | Watch Here

Nominated for Best Documentary, Best International Film

This thrilling Romanian documentary follows a group of journalists as they discover a healthcare fraud scheme in the wake of a deadly Romanian nightclub fire. | Watch Here

The Mole Agent 
Nominated for Best Documentary

This comedic documentary follows an 83-year-old man who poses as a resident in a Chilean nursing home to see if he can find signs of abuse. |Watch Here

Another Round 
Nominated for Best Director, Best International Film

This Danish film, directed by Thomas Vinterberg, follows four high school teachers who decide to start drinking every day to see how it affects their social and professional lives. | Watch Here

Quo Vadis, Aida? 
Nominated for Best International Film 

When the Serbian army takes over a small town in Bosnia in 1995, a UN translator and her family seek refuge. | Watch Here

Better Days 
Nominated for Best International Film

This Chinese romantic crime drama sees a bullied high school student and a small-time criminal become the prime suspects in the murder of a teenage girl. | Watch Here

If you’ve got Amazon Prime:

Sound of Metal
Nominated for Best Picture

Riz Ahmed plays a heavy metal drummer whose life is turned upside down when he begins to lose his hearing. | Watch Here

Borat Subsequent Moviefilm
Nominated for Best Adapted Screenplay, Best Actress in a Supporting Role

A follow up to the 2006 Borat film, Sacha Baron Cohen is back as Borat, who returns to America to bring glory to his home country of Kazakhstan and ultimately save his own daughter, played by Maria Bakalova. | Watch Here

One Night in Miami… 
3 nominations including Best Actor in a Supporting Role

Leslie Odom Jr. is nominated for playing Sam Cooke, in this film which imagines a fictional night when Jim Brown, Sam Cooke and Malcom X meet up in Miami to discuss the responsibility of being successful black men during the civil rights movement. | Watch Here

Dominated for Best Documentary Feature

In the early 1990s, high school sweethearts Fox and Rob committed a robbery. In this doc, Fox desperately campaigns for her husband’s release as he serves a 60 year prison sentence. | Watch Here

If you’ve got Disney+:

Nominated for Best Animated Feature Film

In this family film, two magical elf brothers embark on an adventure to try to spend one last day with their father. | Watch Here

Nominated for Best Animated Feature Film

In this animated film, a middle school band teacher (voiced by Jamie Foxx) is en route to play at a jazz club when he ends up traveling to another dimension where he helps a new soul find their true passion. | Watch Here

Nominated for Best Animated Short Film

In this adorable animated short, a young and naive rabbit gets herself into a bit of trouble when she tries to dig the burrow of her dreams. | Watch Here

If you’ve got Apple TV+:

Nominated for Best Animated Feature Film

This fantasy adventure film is part of Tomm Moore’s Irish Folklore Trilogy. The film follows an Irish wolf hunter who meets a young girl and learns that wolves are actually a lot more complicated than they seem. | Watch Here

Available on YouTube:

Nominated for Best Documentary Short

This film follows a former French resistance fighter who travels to Germany to visit the concentration camp where her brother died at the hands of the Nazis.

A Concerto is a Conversation 
Nominated for Best Documentary Short

Director Kris Bowers speaks with his grandfather about their family history and his escape from the Jim Crow south in this 13 minute film. 

Do Not Split
Nominated for Best Documentary Short

This film was made at the center of the Hong Kong protests and follows local protestors and demonstrators as they fight to stay independent from mainland China. 

Yes- People
Nominated for Best Animated Short 

This Icelandic animated short tracks the morning routine of a group of people as they wake up in an apartment block one winter.

Feeling Through
Nominated for Best Live-Action Short

A late-night encounter on a New York City street leads to a profound connection between a teen-in-need and a man who is both deaf and blind.