Where to Stream The 2017 Golden Globe-Nominated Foreign Films Before The Big Day
There are more than three dozen films and television series nominated among the 25 categories at this weekend's 74th annual Golden Globe Awards. Obviously, there's not time to watch all of them before the ceremony — but you may still be wondering where to stream the 2017 Golden Globes foreign films if you're a movie buff trying desperately to "catch 'em all" before the curtain rises this Sunday. Chances are you've seen a lot of the high-profile American offerings being honored by the Hollywood Foreign Press Association, from La La Land to Deadpool, and from Game Of Thrones to Crazy Ex-Girlfriend. But what about the films hailing from across the sea? This year's crop of Best Foreign Language Film nominees are a strong bunch… but they might be hard to find before Sunday.
The five offerings in the category this year are an eclectic bunch, featuring a biopic about a Nobel Prize-winning poet, a coming-of-age crime story, a marital drama played out within a play-within-a-movie, a father-daughter comedy involving a giant bear costume, and a thriller about a sexual assault survivor taking matters into her own hands. Unfortunately, only one of these movies is currently available for streaming, but that doesn't mean you've missed your chance to see the rest. Here's where you can find all five of these terrific films:
1. Divines (France)
You're in luck: This movie, about a young high school drop-out who finds herself in over her head after she starts working for a drug dealer, is available to stream right now on Netflix Instant.
2. Elle (France)
Unfortunately, this tense movie (part thriller, part very black comedy) isn't available for streaming yet. But it is still playing in some select theaters, so if you're lucky enough to live in one of those cities, you still have time to catch Isabelle Huppert — aka "the French Meryl Streep" — in the role that may earn her her first Oscar nomination.
3. Neruda (Chile)
Chilean filmmaker Pablo Larraín has two films under major awards consideration this year. In addition to Jackie, which looks likely to earn Natalie Portman a Golden Globe for Best Actress, he also made this biopic about the famous Chilean poet — and the fascist chief of police (Gael García Bernal) who persecuted him. You can't stream Neruda now, but it will be available on Amazon Video and iTunes starting March 21.
4. The Salesman (France/Iran)
Iranian filmmaker Asghar Farhadi already won the Golden Globe (and the Oscar) in this category four years ago for A Separation; now he brings us another relationship drama set in the turmoil of the Middle East, this time about a husband and wife co-starring in a production of Death Of A Salesman while dealing with traumatic events in their personal lives. The Salesman opens in select theaters on Jan. 27.
5. Toni Erdmann (Germany)
At 162 minutes, this German cringe-comedy is more of a marathon than a sprint… but what a marathon. The story of a prankster father attempting to reconcile with his high-strung estranged daughter has delighted critics around the globe. Like Elle, Toni Erdmann is still playing in select cities nationwide, so check your local listings to see if you can catch it in time for the ceremony. (Just make sure you set aside a full three hours before you do.)
Which of these films will take home the Golden Globe? Find out when the ceremony airs live this Sunday, Jan. 8, at 8 p.m. ET on NBC.