Where To Stream The 2018 Oscar Movies Before The Big Night Finally Arrives

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Film buffs finally know the nominees for the 2018 Oscars, but the next step is making sure they can watch this year's nominated films before the awards air on Sunday, March 4. With just a little more than a month before the 90th Academy Awards, hosted once again by Jimmy Kimmel, it's time to figure out where to stream the 2018 Oscar movies. After all, how can you pick your favorites if you haven't even seen the contenders?

Of course, that starts with the nine nominees for Best Picture — Call Be Your Name, Darkest Hour, Dunkirk, Get Out, Lady Bird, Phantom Thread, The Post, The Shape Of Water, Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri — the biggest award of the night. Unfortunately, all but Get Out and Dunkirk are still in theaters. (They're available for pre-order, though, if you want to get them as soon as they're available for streaming.)

But, don't worry, there are many other nominated movies that are available for free if you have a Netflix, Amazon, or HBO GO login. And if you don't mind paying a little extra, you can check out even more films. Is Dunkirk in HD worth $5.99? That's for you to decide.

If renting or buying isn't your thing though, there are other movies nominated in categories like Best Documentary and Best Animated Film that you're free to stream for free to your heart's content in the days leading up to the biggest night in Hollywood. So, sit back, relax, and grab the popcorn, because you've got a lot of streaming to do and not a whole lot of time to do it.

1. 'Get Out'

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Want to see the thriller that had everyone talking in 2017? Then just log-in to HBO Now or HBO Go and you're all set to watch it.

2. 'Dunkirk'

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It's currently available to rent or buy on Amazon, YouTube, iTunes, and Google Play. Basically, take your pick on where you want to stream Harry Styles' film debut.

3. 'Mudbound'

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The Netflix original movie, which earned four nominations (including one for Rachel Morrison, the first woman nominated for Best Cinematographer), is available, yes, you guessed it, on Netflix.

4. 'Roman J. Israel, Esq.'

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Denzel Washington earned a Best Actor nomination for this film, and you can see his performance on Jan. 30 when the movies starts streaming on Amazon and iTunes.

5. 'The Florida Project'

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You can catch this one in theaters, or wait until it starts streaming on Amazon and iTunes on Jan. 30 to see Best Supporting Actor nominee Willem Dafoe.

6. 'The Big Sick'

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Check out the nominee for Best Original Screenplay, which is an atypical rom-com about a Pakistani man who falls in love with a woman who falls into a coma, on Amazon Prime.

7. 'The Boss Baby'

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This baby isn't just the boss, he's now an Oscar nominee for Best Animated Feature. Catch him on Netflix.

8. 'Coco'

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Get ready to take a journey with young Miguel to the Land of the Dead when this Pixar film, nominated for Best Animated Feature, starts streaming on Amazon and iTunes Feb. 13.

9. 'Loving Vincent'

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This Best Animated Feature nominee, which looks at the life and death of Vincent van Gogh entirely through oil painting, is available to rent or buy on Amazon.

10. 'Dear Basketball'


This Best Animated Short nominee, based on a poem Kobe Bryant wrote to announce his retirement is available here.

11. 'Lou'

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This Pixar short about a toy-stealing boy who finds his match in the lost and found box is available to buy for $1.99 on Amazon. It's a small price to pay to see this Best Animated Short nominee.

12. 'Logan'

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Watch this spaghetti western superhero flick up for Best Adapted Screenplay on HBO Go and HBO Now. Don't have a login? Rent or buy it on Amazon, YouTube, Google Play, or iTunes.

13. 'Blade Runner 2049'

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This sci-fi sequel, which earned noms for cinematography, sound editing, and sound mixing, is available to buy or rent on Amazon, YouTube, iTunes, and Google Play.

14. 'Marshall'

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If you watch the biopic Marshall on Amazon, YouTube, Google Play, or iTunes, take a good listen to the music. Its only nomination is for Best Original Song for “Stand Up for Something,” co-written by Diane Warren and Common.

15. 'Victoria and Abdul'

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Watch Judy Dench play Queen Victoria like the royalty she is in this nominee for Best Makeup and Hair and Costume Design, on Amazon, YouTube, and Google Play.

16. 'Beauty and the Beast'

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Be our guest and watch this Disney live-action remake, up for costume design, on Netflix.

17. 'Guardians Of The Galaxy, Vol 2'

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Hook up your walkman and check out this nominee for visual effects on Netflix.

18. 'Kong: Skull Island'

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Kong got nominated for its visual effects, and you can check them out on HBO Go or HBO Now.

19. 'War For The Planet Of The Apes'

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Spend a little quality time with Caesar, who's up for visual effects, by renting or buying on Amazon, YouTube, Google Play, and Vudu.

20. 'Abacus: Small Enough To Jail'

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This Best Documentary (Feature) nominee about the saga surrounding the Sung family, owners of Abacus Federal Savings of Chinatown, New York, is free on Amazon Prime.

21. 'Last Men In Aleppo'

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If you have a Netflix account, you can see this Best Documentary (Feature) nominee about volunteer rescue workers in Syria, better known as the White Helmets.

22. 'Strong Island'

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The Netflix original documentary by director Yance Ford looks into the murder of his brother

23. 'Icarus'

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This Best Documentary (Feature) nominee helped unmask the Russian Olympic doping scandal and is available on Netflix.

24. 'On Body and Soul'

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If you want to watch this Best Foreign Language Film about two socially awkward co-workers in Budapest wait until Feb. 2. That's when it will be on Netflix.

25. 'Heroin(e)'

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This Netflix documentary, which is up for Best Documentary (Short), is about three women's battle against the opoid epidemic.

Before the Oscars air, you can spend your time immersed in films that are short, full-length, animated, live-action, or even documentary. With all these films to stream, you might not do anything else in the upcoming weeks before the ceremony.