No matter which movie snatches Best Picture at this year’s Oscars, “Barbenheimer” will still go down as the winner. Last summer’s box office face-off between Christopher Nolan’s historical drama about a troubled male genius and the atomic bomb, and Greta Gerwig’s blockbuster comedy about women working together and neon rollerblades, was one for the ages. Barbie ultimately ended up making more moolah, but soon Oppenheimer will have a chance to get the glory at the 96th Academy Awards.
Whether you want to win your office’s Oscar ballot competition or are just curious to see some of 2023’s best movies, you still have time to watch every major nominee before the Oscars air on March 10. While most of the movies up for the top award can be streamed right now, three are not yet available online: American Fiction, Poor Things, and The Zone of Interest. Here’s where to stream the rest of the 2024 Oscar nominees for Best Picture—no IMAX 70mm projector required.
Oppenheimer is up for the most awards with a total of 13 nods, including Nolan for directing and Cillian Murphy for actor in a leading role. The historical drama focuses on the development of nuclear weapons in the New Mexico desert during World War II. Clocking in with a three-hour run time, Oppenheimer is surprisingly not the longest movie up for Best Picture—that honor goes to Killers of the Flower Moon—but it is the most likely to walk away with at least one trophy.
While Barbie is up for eight awards, the bigger discourse online is about who didn’t receive a nomination for their involvement with the movie: Margot Robbie. The actor, who also served as a producer on the film, was not nominated for her portrayal of the iconic plastic doll. Gerwig also was not nominated for directing. Despite the lack of recognition in certain categories, nothing can discount the fact that Barbie grossed over $1 billion worldwide and remains the biggest theatrical success of last year.
Killers of the Flower Moon
Directed by Martin Scorsese, Killers of the Flower Moon centers on the tragic murder of members of the Osage Nation in Oklahoma in the 1920s. Lily Gladstone’s nomination for lead actress is one of the very few times that the Academy has recognized the work of Native Americans while also marking Scorsese’s 10th nod for directing. Now that Killers of the Flower Moon is available to stream at home, you’re free to stop for as many intermissions as your heart desires.
In addition to Best Picture, Past Lives is also nominated for its screenplay written by Celine Song, who directed the romantic drama. Anchored by Greta Lee’s subtle performance in the lead role, Past Lives chronicles the tension between two people who used to be romantically involved and are reuniting after years apart.
Almost two decades after his last nomination for a role in Cinderella Man, Paul Giamatti is once again nominated for Best Actor for his performance in The Holdovers. In the film, Giamatti plays a boarding school teacher who bonds with students and staff as they’re all stuck together over winter break.
Anatomy of a Fall
Anatomy of a Fall is a French drama about a woman on trial after her husband mysteriously falls to his death. Sandra Hüller is nominated for her leading role in the film. She stars in The Zone of Interest as well, which is also up for Best Picture. Justine Triet, who directed and cowrote Anatomy of a Fall, is the only woman nominated for Best Director at this year’s Oscars.
Maestro is up for seven awards, including nods to Bradley Cooper and Carey Mulligan for their leading performances. This movie about the complicated life of conductor Leonard Bernstein was directed and cowritten by Cooper.