How to Stream Oscar Nominated Movies (2021)

Watch these Best Pictures nominees at home and choose your favorite

Want to watch an Oscar-nominated movie but missed it in the theater? No worries: You can stream all of the 8 Best Picture flicks up for the biggest entertainment award of the year from the comfort of your living room.

Available on Netflix

Netflix has a range of movies available all the time, so it's not surprising that you'll find some of the Oscar nominees there. If you have a subscription, watching these highly-acclaimed movies is easy. If you don't have a subscription, it's not hard to start one.

The Trial of the Chicago 7

The Trial of the Chicago 7 is a historical drama about a group of anti–Vietnam War protestors who were arrested at the 1968 Democratic National Convention. Following a limited theatrical run, it was released directly to Netflix in October 2020.

Chicago City Hall in The Trial of the Chicago 7



Directed by David Fincher, Mank tells the story of Herman J. Mankiewicz, writer of Orson Welles's cinematic masterpiece Citizen Kane. A Blu-ray Disc release date has not yet been announced. Who needs those, though, when you can grab a Netflix subscription and watch it now?

Available on Amazon Prime Video

If you're an Amazon Prime member, you have access to Amazon Prime Video to stream some of the Oscar nominees. If you aren't a Prime subscriber, you can rent and stream digital movies from Amazon.

Sound of Metal

Sound of Metal is an emotional story about a heavy metal drummer on the verge of losing his hearing. Directed by Darius Marder in 2019, Sound of Metal didn't get a proper theatrical release until late 2020, which is why it was eligible for the 2021 Oscars.

Riz Ahmed in Sound of Metal


Available on Hulu

Many Oscar nominees eventually end up on Hulu. If you don't have an account, Hulu offers a free trial and premium plans with or without commercials.


Director Chloé Zhao brings us the screen version of Jessica Bruder's nonfiction book Nomadland: Surviving America in the Twenty-First Century. Many of the characters from the book play themselves in the movie.

Nomadland on Hulu


Available on HBO Max

In addition to original content, HBO Max subscribers can stream certain movies as soon as they hit theaters.

Promising Young Woman

Promising Young Woman is a dark comedy about a vigilante femme fatale directed by Emerald Fennell. Promising Young Woman is available to rent on Amazon. You can also rent it on YouTube and Google Play Movies & TV.

Carey Mulligan in Promising Young Woman


Judas and the Black Messiah

Directed by Shaka King, Judas and the Black Messiah is about the real-life FBI plot to take down Black Panther leader Fred Hampton. Judas and the Black Messiah is available to purchase from Amazon, Apple TV, YouTube, Vudu, and Google Play Movies & TV.

Daniel Kaluuya as Fred Hampton in Judas and the Black Messiah

Rent or Purchase

If you can't find a movie on your favorite streaming service, you may be able to rent or purchase it digitally.


Directed by Lee Isaac Chung, Minari tells the story of an immigrant family who settled in Arkansas during the 1980s. Minari is available to purchase from Amazon, YouTube, Vudu, and Google Play Movies & TV.

The Cast of Minari


The Father

The Father is an adaptation of the play "Le Père," directed by Florian Zeller. The Father is available to purchase from Amazon.

Anthony Hopkins in The Father


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