22 Oscar-Nominated Movies You Can Stream Right Now

The 2016 Academy Awards are just around the corner, which means these are the last few hours to squeeze in some last minute viewings before the big show. After all, it’s a whole lot more fun to get invested, and subsequently outraged over the “snubs”, when you’ve actually seen the films in question. Fortunately, a ton of the 2016 Oscar nominees are conveniently available to stream online, Hell, you can watch seven out of the eight best picture nominees from the comfort of your living room right now.

For those of you looking to play a little last-minute catch-up before the ceremony, I’ve put together a handy-dandy list. Some are only available for purchase, some you can rent, and some are already on Netflix and Amazon Prime, but all of them are available to stream online.  If you’re in a hurry or feeling budget conscious, check out the little snapshot below of all titles organized by availability, or if you’re looking for a little more detail check out the full list below, including what the films are nominated for and where you can find them. And before you fill out those ballots, make sure to check out Adam’s Oscar predictions or click here for all our Oscar coverage. Happy viewing and may the odds be ever in your (favorite movie’s) favor.

The Big Short

Director: Adam McKay

Writers: Adam McKay and Charles Randolph

Cast: Ryan Gosling, Steve Carell, Christian Bale, Brad Pitt, Marisa Tomei, John Magaro, Finn Wittrock, Melissa Leo

Nominations: Best Picture, Best Director, Best Supporting Actor, Best Achievement in Film Editing, Best Adapted Screenplay

How You Can Watch: Available for purchase on Amazon, iTunes and other streaming platforms.

Brooklyn

Director: John Crowley

Writer: Nick Hornby

Cast: Saoirse Ronan, Emory Cohen, Domhnall Gleeson, Julie Walters, Emily Bett Rickards, Jessica Parre

Nominations: Best Picture, Best Actress, Best Adapted Screenplay

Where to Watch: Available for purchase on Amazon, iTunes and other streaming platforms.

Mad Max: Fury Road

Director: George Miller

Writers: George Miller, Brendan McCarthy, Nick Lathouris

Cast: Tom Hardy, Charlize Theron, Zoe Kravitz, Abby Lee, Nicholas Hoult, Hugh Keays-Byrne, Rosie Huntington-Whitely, Riley Keough, Courtney Eaton, Angus Sampson, Megan Gale

Nominations: Best Picture, Best Directing, Cinematography, Film Editing, Costume Design, Makeup and Hairstyling, Sound Mixing, Sound Editing, Visual Effects, Production Design

Where to Watch: Available on HBONow and for purchase on Amazon, iTunes and other streaming platforms.

Sicario

Director: Denis Villeneuve

Writer: Tyler Sheridan

Cast: Emily Blunt, Benicio Del Toro, Josh Brolin, Victor Garber, Jon Bernthal, Jeffrey Donovan, Daniel Kaluuya

Nominations: Best Original Score, Cinematography, Sound Editing

Where to Watch: Available to rent or purchase on Amazon, iTunes and other streaming platforms.

The Martian

Director: Ridley Scott

Writer: Drew Goddard

Cast: Matt Damon, Jessica Chastain, Kate Mara, Chiwetel Ejiofor, Donald Glover, Mackenzie Davis, Michael Pena, Jeff Daniels, Sean Bean, Sebastian Stan, Kristen Wiig, Benedict Wong, Askel Hennie

Nominations: Best Picture, Best Leading Actor, Best Adapted Screenplay, Sound Editing, Sound Mixing, Visual Effects, Production Design

Where to Watch: Available to rent or purchase on Amazon, iTunes and other streaming platforms.

Cinderella

Director: Kenneth Branagh

Writer: Chris Weitz

Cast: Cate Blanchett, Lily James, Richard Madden, Helena Bonham Carter, Nonso Anozie, Stellan Skarsgard, Holliday Grainger, Hayley Atwell

Nominations: Best Costume Design

Where to Watch: Available to watch with a Starz subscription or for purchase on Amazon, iTunes and other streaming platforms.

Inside Out

Director: Pete Docter

Writer: Pete Docter, Ronnie Del Carmen, Meg LaFauve, Josh Cooley

Cast: Amy Poehler, Bill Hader, Phyllis Smith, Richard Kind, Lewis Black, Mindy Kaling, Diane Lane, Kaitlyn Dias, Kyle MacLauchlan

Nominations: Best Animated Feature, Best Original Screenplay

Where to Watch: Available with a Starz subscription or to purchase on Amazon, iTunes and other streaming platforms.

Spotlight

Director: Tom McCarthy

Writers: Tom McCarthy, Josh Singer

Cast: Mark Ruffalo, Michael Keaton, Rachel McAdams, Liev Schreiber, John Slattery, Brian D’Arcy James, Stanley Tucci

Nominations: Best Pictures, Best Supporting Actor, Best Supporting Actress, Best Director, Best Original Screenplay, Film Editing

Where to Watch: Available to rent or purchase on Amazon, iTunes and other streaming platforms.

Amy

Director: Asif Kapadia

Cast: Amy Winehouse, Mitch Winehouse, Mark Ronson

Nominations: Best Documentary Feature

Where to Watch: Available on AmazonPrime and to rent or purchase on Amazon, iTunes and other streaming platforms.

Ex Machina

Director: Alex Garland

Writer: Alex Garland

Cast: Alicia Vikander, Oscar Isaac, Domhnall Gleeson, Sonoya Mizuno

Nominations: Best Original Screenplay, Visual Effects

Where to Watch: Available on AmazonPrime and to rent or purchase on Amazon, iTunes and other streaming platforms.

Bridge of Spies

Director: Steven Spielberg

Writers: Joel Coen, Ethan Coen and Matt Charman

Cast: Tom Hanks, Mark Rylance, Alan Alda, Amy Ryan, Jesse Plemons

Nominations: Best Picture, Best Supporting Actor, Best Original Screenplay, Best Score, Sound Mixing, Production Design

Where to Watch: Available to rent or purchase on Amazon, iTunes and other streaming platforms.

Shaun the Sheep

Directors: Mark Burton and Richard Starzak

Writers: Mark Burton and Richard Starzak

Cast: Justin Fletcher, John Sparkes, Omid Djalili, Richard Webber, Sean Connolly

Nominations: Best Animated Feature

Where to Watch: Available to rent or purchase on Amazon, iTunes and other streaming platforms.

World of Tomorrow

Director: Don Hertzfeldt

Writer: Don Hertzfeldt

Cast: Julia Pott, Winona Ma

Nominations: Best Animated Short

Where to Watch: Available on Netflix or to purchase on Amazon, iTunes and other streaming platforms.

Creed

Director:  Ryan Coogler

Writer: Ryan Coogler, Aaron Covington

Cast: Michael B. Jordan, Sylvester Stallone, Tessa Thompson, Phylicia Rashad

Nominations: Best Supporting Actor

Where to Watch: Available for purchase on Amazon, iTunes or other streaming platforms.

Steve Jobs

Director: Danny Boyle

Writer: Aaron Sorkin

Cast: Michael Fassbender, Kate Winslet, Seth Rogen, Michael Stuhlbarg, Jeff Daniels, Katherine Waterson, Ripley Sobo, Perla Haney-Jardine, Makenzie Moss

Nominations: Best Leading Actor, Best Supporting Actress

Where to Watch: Available for rent or purchase on Amazon, iTunes and other streaming platforms.

Trumbo

Director: Jay Roach

Writer: John McNamara

Cast: Bryan Cranston, Diane Lane, Michael Stuhlbarg, John Getz, Helen Mirren

Nominations: Best Leading Actor

Where to Watch: Available for rent or purchase on Amazon, iTunes and other streaming platforms.

The Danish Girl

Director: Tom Hooper

Writer: Lucinda Coxon

Cast: Eddie Redmayne, Alicia Vikander, Amber Heard, Ben Wishaw

Nominations: Best Leading Actor, Best Supporting Actress, Costume Design, Production Design

Where to Watch: Available for purchase on Amazon, iTunes and other streaming platforms.

The Look of Silence

Director: Joshua Oppenheimer

Cast: Adi Rukun

Nominations: Best Documentary Feature

Where to Watch: Available for rent or purchase on Amazon, iTunes and other streaming platforms.

Room

Director: Lenny Abrahamson

Writer: Emma Donoghue

Cast: Brie Larson, Jacob Tremblay, Sean Bridgers, Joan Allen, William H. Macy

Nominations: Best Picture, Best Leading Actress, Best Director, Best Adapted Screenplay

Where to Watch: Available for rent or purchase on Amazon, iTunes and other streaming platforms.

Straight Outta Compton

Director: F. Gary Gray

Writer: Jonathan Herman and Andrea Berloff

Cast: O’Shea Jackson Jr., Corey Hawkins, Jason Mitchell, Neil Brown Jr., Aldis Hodge, Alexandra Shipp, Paul Giamatti

Nominations: Best Original Screenplay

Where to Watch: Available to rent or purchase on Amazon, iTunes and other streaming platforms.

Theeb

Director: Naji Abu Nowar

Writer: Naji Abu Nowar, Bassel Ghandour

Cast: Jacir Eid Al-Hwietat, Hussein Salameh Al-Sweilhiyeen, Hassan Mutlag Al-Mariyeh

Nominations: Best Foreign Film

Where to Watch: Available for rent or purchase on Amazon, iTunes and other streaming platforms.

Cartel Land

Director: Matthew Heineman

Cast: Manuel ‘El Doctor’ Mireles

Nominations: Best Documentary Feature

Where to Watch: Available on Netflix and for rent or purchase on Amazon, iTunes and other streaming platforms.

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