6 Movies You Need to Watch Before the Golden Globes on Sunday

The 78th Golden Globes, hosted by Tina Fey and Amy Poehler, are happening this Sunday, February 28th at 8 p.m. EST, and you know we can't wait to watch. However, if you're like some of us, then you've probably looked at the nominees and thought: "I haven't been to a movie theater in over a year" or "I've never even heard of some of these."

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Don’t fret, because our entertainment team has got you covered. With only so many hours until the big show (and, you know, other things you have to do before then), we're highlighting six diverse films from this year's nominees that you absolutely must watch—and are all available to stream. So grab your blanket, pour a glass of wine and check out these picks before you tune into the Globes this Sunday.

1. ‘ma Rainey's Black Bottom’

Set in 1920's Chicago, Ma Rainey's Black Bottom (starring the ever-commanding Viola Davis) follows a legendary Blues singer who struggles against racist management in an attempt to record her music. The film is adapted from the award-winning August Wilson play of the same name, and it is the final appearance from the legendary Chadwick Boseman. Davis is nominated for 'Best Actress – Motion Picture Drama' at the Globes.

2. ‘mank’

Mank is leading the nominations for the Golden Globes with six, including a nomination for 'Best Motion Picture – Drama.' Starring Gary Oldman, this movie traces the story of how famed screenwriter, Herman J. Mankiewicz, developed the screenplay for one of the most iconic films of all time: Citizen Kane.

3. ‘palm Springs’

Andy Samberg of SNL and Cristin Milioti of How I Met Your Mother team up for this rom-com that takes the Groundhog Day-plotline and puts a whole new spin on it. The film was nominated for 'Best Motion Picture – Musical or Comedy' at the Globes and Samberg received a nomination for 'Best Actor – Motion Picture Musical or Comedy.'

4. ‘onward’

Soul was the Pixar film that received the most attention this past year, but don't let Onward slip under your radar. This animated feature has a star-studded cast, including voice work from Tom Holland, Chris Pratt, Julia Louis-Dreyfus and Octavia Spencer. Onward is nominated for 'Best Picture – Animated' at the Globes, and it's one you can enjoy with the whole family.

5. ‘nomadland’

Nomadland stars Academy Award-winner Frances McDormand in a story about a woman who travels the American West after losing her job from the 2008 financial crisis. The film is adapted from the non-fiction book Nomadland: Surviving America in the Twenty-First Century by Jessica Bruder, and it is nominated for 'Best Motion Picture – Drama' at the Golden Globes.

6. ‘emma’

Anya Taylor-Joy, who recently garnered attention for her captivating performance in The Queen's Gambit, takes the lead in this charming adaptation of the classic Jane Austen novel. Taylor-Joy is nominated for 'Best Actress – Motion Picture – Musical or Comedy.'

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Joel is the Associate Editor for News & Entertainment and has been reporting on all things pop culture for over 5 years. Before working at PureWow, he served as a Features...