The Oscar-Nominated Movies You Can Watch Right Now


We’re just weeks away from the 88th Academy Awards, set to air on Sunday, February 28 at 8:30PM EST. The controversy about diversity amongst nominees and Hollywood in general has dominated the 2016 awards season, and we’re looking forward to hearing what Oscars host Chris Rock will have to say about the issue, amongst other things. In the meantime, play catch up with all the movies you missed this year. Refer to our handy list to see what’s available to stream online right now. We’ve also included updates on non-streamable films. Find a cozy spot and get watching. Feel free to cast your predictions for winners in the comments.

Mad Max: Fury Road

“A woman rebels against a tyrannical ruler in postapocalyptic Australia in search for her home-land with the help of a group of female prisoners, a psychotic worshipper, and a drifter named Max.”

Watch it on HBO Go or purchase to stream from iTunes/Amazon

The Martian

“During a manned mission to Mars, Astronaut Mark Watney is presumed dead after a fierce storm and left behind by his crew. But Watney has survived and finds himself stranded and alone on the hostile planet. With only meager supplies, he must draw upon his ingenuity, wit and spirit to subsist and find a way to signal to Earth that he is alive.”

Watch it on Amazon/iTunes/Google Play

Inside Out

“After young Riley is uprooted from her Midwest life and moved to San Francisco, her emotions – Joy, Fear, Anger, Disgust and Sadness – conflict on how best to navigate a new city, house, and school.”

Watch it on Google Play/Amazon/iTunes

Shaun the Sheep Movie

“When Shaun decides to take the day off and have some fun, he gets a little more action than he bargained for. A mix up with the Farmer, a caravan and a very steep hill lead them all to the Big City and it’s up to Shaun and the flock to return everyone safely to the green grass of home.”

Watch it on Google Play/iTunes/Amazon


“An idealistic FBI agent is enlisted by a government task force to aid in the escalating war against drugs at the border area between the U.S. and Mexico.”

Watch it on Amazon/Google Play/iTunes


“When her father unexpectedly passes away, young Ella finds herself at the mercy of her cruel stepmother and her scheming step-sisters. Never one to give up hope, Ella’s fortunes begin to change after meeting a dashing stranger.”

Watch it on Starz/Amazon/iTunes


“The story of Amy Winehouse in her own words, featuring unseen archival footage and unheard tracks.”

Watch it on Google Play/Amazon/iTunes

Cartel Land

“A physician in Michoacán, Mexico leads a citizen uprising against the drug cartel that has wreaked havoc on the region for years. Across the U.S. border, a veteran heads a paramilitary group working to prevent Mexico’s drug wars from entering U.S. territory.”

Watch it on Netflix/Google Play/Amazon/iTunes

The Look of Silence

“A family that survives the genocide in Indonesia confronts the men who killed one of their brothers.”

Watch it on Google Play/Amazon/iTunes

What Happened, Miss Simone?

“A documentary about the life and legend Nina Simone, an American singer, pianist, and civil rights activist labeled the High Priestess of Soul.”

Watch it on Netflix

Winter on Fire: Ukraine’s Fight for Freedom

“A documentary on the unrest in Ukraine during 2013 and 2014, as student demonstrations supporting European integration grew into a violent revolution calling for the resignation of President Viktor F. Yanukovich.”

Watch it on Netflix

Chau, beyond the Lines

“Chau, a 16-year-old boy living in a Vietnamese peace camp for kids disabled by Agent Orange, battles with the reality of his dream to one day become a professional clothing designer.”

Watch it on Netflix

Last Day of Freedom

“When Bill Babbitt realizes his brother Manny has committed a crime he agonizes over his decision to call the police. Living Condition: Bill’s Story is an animated account of his decision to support and help his brother in the face of war, crime and capital execution.”

Watch it on Netflix

The 100-Year-Old Man Who Climbed Out the Window

“After living a long and colorful life, Allan Karlsson finds himself stuck in a nursing home. On his 100th birthday, he leaps out a window and begins an unexpected journey.”

Watch it on Amazon (free for Prime subscribers)

World of Tomorrow

“A little girl is taken on a mind-bending tour of her distant future.”

Watch it on Netflix

Ex Machina

“A young programmer is selected to participate in a ground-breaking experiment in synthetic intelligence by evaluating the human qualities of a breath-taking humanoid A.I.”

Watch it on Amazon (free for Prime subscribers)

Straight Outta Compton

“The group NWA emerges from the mean streets of Compton in Los Angeles, California, in the mid-1980s and revolutionizes Hip Hop culture with their music and tales about life in the hood.”

Watch it on iTunes/Amazon/Google Play

Coming Soon/Updates

The Big Short, Preorder on Amazon

Bridge of Spies, Preorder on Amazon, February 2

Brooklyn, watch in theaters

The Revenant, watch in theaters

Room, watch in theaters

Spotlight, preorder on iTunes, February 2

Trumbo, watch in theaters

Steve Jobs, preorder on Amazon, February 2

The Danish Girl, watch in theaters

Carol, watch in theaters

Joy, watch in theaters

45 Years, watch in theaters. UK viewers can stream from these options.

Creed, preorder on iTunes, March 1

The Hateful Eight, watch in theaters

Anomalisa, preorder on Amazon

Boy and the World, watch in theaters

When Marnie Was There, buy on Blu-ray/DVD

Body Team 12, look for it in theaters

Claude Lanzmann: Spectres of the Shoah, set to premiere on HBO soon

A Girl in the River: The Price of Forgiveness, look for it in theaters

Star Wars: The Force Awakens, on Blu-ray April 5, preorder on Amazon, look for it on iTunes

Embrace of the Serpent, preorder from Oscilloscope Laboratories

Mustang, watch in theaters

Son of Saul, watch in theaters

Theeb, watch in theaters

A War, watch in theaters

Bear Story, watch in theaters

Prologue, watch in theaters

Sanjay’s Super Team, watch in theaters

We Can’t Live without Cosmos, watch in theaters

Ave Maria, watch in theaters

Day One, watch in theaters

Everything Will Be Okay (Alles Wird Gut), watch in theaters

Shok, watch in theaters

Stutterer, watch in theaters