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Here’s Where to Stream the Best Oscar-Nominated Films Before You Watch the Awards Ceremony

On behalf of everyone who has spent hours obsessively Googling “the best movies to watch right now,” we’d like to thank the Academy for providing us with a new collection of titles to stream.

Since the 2023 Oscar nominees were announced, we’ve been knee-deep in films as we prep for Hollywood’s biggest night on March 12. Whether you’re looking for a smart comedy or a poignant drama, here’s where you can stream the best Oscar-nominated films, from Black Panther: Wakanda Forever to Everything Everywhere All at Once (which, FYI, scored a record 11 Academy Award nominations).

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1. Everything Everywhere All at Once

  • Rating: R
  • Nominated for: Best Picture, Best Director, Best Actress (Michelle Yeoh), Best Supporting Actress (Jamie Lee Curtis, Stephanie Hsu), Best Supporting Actor (Ke Huy Quan), Best Original Score, Best Original Screenplay, Best Film Editing, Best Costume Design

We watched it for the stunning performances and silly humor (who could forget the sausage fingers??), but we stayed for the film's eye-opening take on trauma and the meaning of life. The comedy-drama revolves around Evelyn, a Chinese-American immigrant and mom who travels to a parallel dimension while she visits the IRS. After learning the multiverse is in serious danger, she realizes that she must use her newfound powers to save the day.

2. The Banshees of Inisherin

  • Rating: R
  • Nominated for: Best Picture, Best Film Editing, Best Original Score, Best Original Screenplay, Best Director, Best Supporting Actor (Brendan Gleeson, Barry Keoghan), Best Actor (Colin Farrell), Best Supporting Actress (Kerry Condon)

Don't be fooled by the trailer's comedic tone. Although there are some humorous moments in this film, it's rather dark and, at times, quite bizarre—but still very compelling. Farrell stars as Pádraic, a man who struggles to accept that his lifelong friendship with his neighbor, Colm, is falling apart when, out of the blue, he decides to end the relationship.

3. Elvis

  • Rating: R
  • Nominated for: Best Picture, Best Actor (Austin Butler), Best Film Editing, Best Cinematography, Best Costume Design, Best Makeup and Hairstyling, Best Production Design, Best Sound

Not surprisingly, Elvis's family praised the film, including his daughter, Lisa Marie Presley, who called it "exquisite" and "nothing short of spectacular." Butler delivers a stunning performance as the late King of Rock and Roll in this biographical drama, which depicts his rise to fame, his relationship with his manager and his romance with Priscilla.

4. Top Gun: Maverick

  • Rating: PG-13
  • Nominated for: Best Picture, Best Visual Effects, Best Film Editing, Best Original Song, Best Adapted Screenplay, Best Sound

Set three decades after the original film, this movie follows Maverick as he trains an elite team of Top Gun graduates for one of the most dangerous missions yet. In the process, he reflects on his career and is forced to come to terms with the fact that he will lose one of his closest friends. If you're a sucker for high-stakes action, add this one to your queue ASAP.

5. All Quiet on the Western Front

  • Rating: R
  • Nominated for: Best Picture, Best Visual Effects, Best Original Score, Best Cinematography, Best Makeup and Hairstyling, Best Adapted Screenplay, Best Production Design, Best Sound, Best International Feature Film

Based on Erich Maria Remarque's novel of the same name, the film details the horrors of World War I, as told through the lens of a young German soldier who's eager to fight for his country. However, his enthusiasm wanes as he struggles to survive.

6. The Fabelmans

  • Rating: PG-13
  • Nominated for: Best Picture, Best Director, Best Actress (Michelle Williams), Best Supporting Actor (Judd Hirsch), Best Original Score, Best Original Screenplay, Best Production Design

Ever wondered how Steven Spielberg became a legend in Hollywood? Consider watching this cozy coming-of-age drama, inspired by his own childhood. The movie follows a young boy named Sammy Fabelman, who, after seeing his first movie (The Greatest Show on Earth), gets a camera and starts to develop a passion for filmmaking.

7. Black Panther: Wakanda Forever

  • Rating: PG-13
  • Nominated for: Best Supporting Actress (Angela Bassett), Best Visual Effects, Best Original Song, Best Costume Design, Best Makeup and Hairstyling

Following the death of their beloved king, Queen Ramonda, Shuri and the Dora Milaje work doubly hard to protect the kingdom of Wakanda from foreigners. Unbeknownst to them, however, a powerful enemy begins to rise from beneath the surface—and he'll stop at nothing to get what he wants. FYI, you might want to keep some tissues nearby during the Chadwick Boseman tribute. (Please note: The film will be available to stream on February 1.)

8. Triangle of Sadness

  • Rating: R
  • Nominated for: Best Picture, Best Director, Best Original Screenplay

If you enjoyed HBO's The White Lotus, then this satirical comedy will help fill the void until the premiere of season three. The story follows a group of wealthy passengers as they enjoy a luxury cruise. But things go horribly wrong when the ship sinks after a massive storm, leaving the survivors stranded on a desert island.

9. Tár

  • Rating: R
  • Nominated for: Best Picture, Best Director, Best Actress (Cate Blanchett), Best Film Editing, Best Cinematography, Best Original Screenplay

Meet Lydia Tár, a trailblazing pianist and composer who's dominating the classical music scene—all while juggling a family and her new memoir. However, her success slowly begins to fall apart due to circumstances beyond her control. Blanchett's incredible performance already earned her a Golden Globe for Best Actress, so we wouldn't be too surprised if she adds an Oscar to the list.

10. The Martha Mitchell Effect

  • Rating: PG
  • Nominated for: Best Documentary Short Feature

If you flew through every episode of Gaslit, then allow us to introduce you to your newest obsession. This documentary focuses on Martha Mitchell, the wife of former president Richard Nixon's attorney general, John N. Mitchell. Not only does it explore her connection to the Watergate scandal, but it also details how the Nixon administration set out to discredit her by gaslighting her.

11. Turning Red

  • Rating: PG
  • Nominated for: Best Animated Feature

After waking up one morning, Mei Lee, a 13-year-old girl, is stunned to see that she has transformed into a giant red panda. She soon realizes that she only turns into the furry creature when she's feeling strong emotions. But is this just a phase that she's meant to overcome, or will she keep turning red?

12. The Boy, the Mole, the Fox and the Horse

  • Rating: TV-G
  • Nominated for: Best Animated Short Film

As you might've already guessed, the movie literally follows a young boy, a mole, a fox and a horse as they embark on an exciting adventure together. Based on the best-selling book of the same title, this heartwarming short film is just 30 minutes long and features a few of famous voices, from Idris Elba to Tom Hollander.

13. The Batman

  • Rating: PG-13
  • Nominated for: Best Visual Effects, Best Makeup and Hairstyling, Best Sound

Fans may have had mixed reactions to Edward Cullen Robert Pattinson as Batman, but one thing's for sure: he does a great job of humanizing Bruce Wayne. (And of course, we can't forget about Zoë Kravitz's brilliant take on Catwoman.) In the movie, Batman follows a series of mysterious clues in order to catch the Riddler, who's been going after the most elite residents of Gotham City.

14. Causeway

  • Rating: R
  • Nominated for: Best Supporting Actor (Brian Tyree Henry)

Jennifer Lawrence is Lynsey, a U.S. soldier who is forced to return home after she suffers a brain injury while serving in Afghanistan. While there, she finds it challenging to adjust to normal life because of her depression. But then she connects with an auto mechanic named James (Henry), who also struggles with trauma. This thoughtful and touching film is sure to spark some interesting conversations.

15. Fire of Love

  • Rating: TV-14
  • Nominated for: Best Documentary Feature

This fascinating documentary centers on married couple Katia and Maurice Krafft, who worked together as filmmakers and scientists. Their shared passion for volcanoes inspired them to embark on a deadly quest that involved capturing some of the most explosive volcanic imagery ever taped. Prepare to be blown away.

16. Avatar: The Way of Water

  • Rating: PG-13
  • Nominated for: Best Picture, Best Visual Effects, Best Production Design,
    Best Sound

From the mesmerizing underwater sequences to flawless CGI, it comes as no surprise that Avatar: The Way of Water was nominated for Best Visual Effects. In this sequel, Jake Sully and his family appear to be living happily ever after. But when Colonel Quaritch and his crew reemerge to enact their revenge, they're forced to take refuge among the Metkayina clan. (The film is exclusively in theaters, but it's expected to hit Disney+ in March 2023.)

17. Blonde

  • Rating: NC-17
  • Nominated for: Best Actress (Ana de Armas)

Based on Joyce Carol Oates's best-selling novel, Blonde is, as PureWow's Assistant Editor of News and Entertainment Joel Calfee puts it, an "unconventional portrait" of the Hollywood icon, tackling some of the most controversial moments from her career. But best of all, Armas manages to capture the essence of the late star and, according to Calfee, she "handles all the heavy subject matter with grace."

18. Aftersun

  • Rating: R
  • Nominated for: Best Actor (Paul Mescal)

This poignant and intimate film revolves around Sophie, a Scottish woman who reflects on one of her most treasured childhood memories with her dad over two decades ago. Not only does it feature stellar acting, but it also does a phenomenal job of exploring the difference between our own memories of people and who they truly are.

19. To Leslie

  • Rating: R
  • Nominated for: Best Actress (Andrea Riseborough)

A Texas woman named Leslie hits the jackpot and wins $190,000 in a local lottery, but things go downhill fast when she spends all of her winnings on alcohol and drugs. A few years later, Leslie is left homeless and struggles to rebuild her life, with the help of her estranged son and mother.

20. Argentina, 1985

  • Rating: R
  • Nominated for: Best International Feature Film

Inspired by true events, this Golden Globe-winning film depicts the 1985 trial of the Juntas. A group of determined lawyers, led by chief prosecutor Julio Strassera, go up against the leaders of Argentina's military dictatorship, despite the odds being stacked against them. It's easily one of the most captivating court dramas you'll ever see.