How to stream all this year’s best picture Oscar nominees

“The Favourite” is tied with “Roma”  for the most nominations.
“The Favourite” is tied with “Roma” for the most nominations.
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The nominees for the 91st annual Academy Awards were announced on Tuesday, Jan. 22, which gives you a month to catch up on all eight of the films nominated for best picture before the big night on Feb. 24.

Netflix’s Roma tied with The Favourite for the most nominations. Some of the best picture candidates are still in their theatrical runs, but there are also plenty of nominated films that you can enjoy from the comfort of your couch.

Finding the nominees amid the sea of available streaming services is frustrating, but don’t worry, we have you covered, with a list of the Oscar-nominated films and where to stream or pre-order them, from the stirring Roma to the dazzling A Star Is Born.

Here’s where to go for your pre-Oscars binge:

A Star Is Born

Bradley Cooper’s directorial debut, A Star Is Born, is a remake of the 1937, 1954, and 1976 films of the same name. It stars Cooper as an alcoholic musician who discovers and falls in love with a struggling young singer played by the pop star Lady Gaga, who co-wrote the film’s original music with Cooper and a team of songwriters.

You’ll have to buy A Star Is Born to stream the fourth iteration of this classic tearjerker. Here’s what it costs to own right now:


Netflix is betting big that Oscar winner Alfonso Cuarón’s stirring film, Roma, could net the streaming giant its first best picture Oscar. And indeed, the power of the stunning black-and-white film, whose central character is based in part on the nanny who helped raise Cuarón himself, is undeniable.

Stream Roma here:

  • Included with Netflix  ($9 to $16 per month in the US)

Green Book

The 1960s-set dramedy Green Book has been mired in controversy since it debuted in November. The movie, which depicts the road trip of a renowned black pianist (Mahershala Ali) and his Italian-American chauffeur (Viggo Mortensen) through the US Deep South in the 1960s, is still in theaters.

You can preorder it to stream when it becomes available on Feb. 19 (giving you just three days to watch it before Oscars night):

The Favourite

This period comedy-drama, in which two ladies-in-waiting (Emma Stone and Rachel Weisz) compete viciously for the affections of a childlike Queen Anne (Olivia Colman, in a Golden Globe-winning performance) is still in theaters.

It is, however, available for streaming preorder:


Spike Lee’s clever, searing, righteously didactic telling of the unbelievable true story of the police infiltration of a Colorado Ku Klux Klan chapter in 1979 is one of the top contenders for best picture. The film netted Lee his long-overdue first nomination for directing Oscar, as well as his first best picture nomination.

It’s available to rent or buy online:

Black Panther

Quartz culture writer Adam Epstein called this crowd-pleaser the best Marvel film yet, citing the thrilling world-building that director Ryan Coogler did in creating the fictional African kingdom of Wakanda. And it is the first superhero movie ever to earn an Academy Award best picture nomination.

Here’s where you can watch it:


Vice, the new Dick Cheney biopic from The Big Short director Adam McKay, is not a perfect film, Adam Epstein argues—and yet its retelling of the wrongs committed by the administration of US president George W. Bush and his vice-president makes it one of the most politically and culturally necessary films of the year.

The movie is still in theaters. Preorder it here to watch when it becomes available:

Bohemian Rhapsody

Bohemian Rhapsody is the highest-grossing music biopic of all time, even if some argue it let down its subject, Queen frontman Freddie Mercury. It is available to buy on digital and will be available on Blu-ray & DVD on Feb. 12.

Here’s where to buy it to stream now: