Where to Watch the 2021 Oscar Nominees

Get prepped for Hollywood's big night in April. Here's where to watch all the 2021 Oscar Nominees.

By Matt Lissauer

Gary Oldman as Herman Mankiewicz in "Mank."

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The nominees for the 93rd Academy Awards were announced this week. Need to catch up on the movies honored? Good news is that most of the movies are available at home either streaming or on video on demand. Here's where you can watch all the 2021 Oscar nominees.

Mank

Nominated for 10 Oscars: Best Picture, Best Actor (Gary Oldman), Best Director (David Fincher), Best Actress (Amanda Seyfried), Best Original Score (Trent Reznor, Atticus Ross), Best Cinematography (Erik Messerschmidt), Best Sound, Best Production Design, Best Makeup & Hairstyling, Best Costume Design.

Mank

Drama / 2020 / R

1930s Hollywood is reevaluated through the eyes of scathing wit and alcoholic screenwriter Herman J. Mankiewicz as he races to finish "Citizen Kane."

Judas and the Black Messiah

Nominated for 6 Oscars: Best Picture, Best Supporting Actor (Daniel Kaluuya & LaKeith Stanfield), Best Original Screenplay, Best Cinematography (Sean Bobbitt), Best Original Song ("Fight for You" - H.E.R., D'Mile, Tiara Thomas).

Judas and the Black Messiah

Biography / 2021 / R

Offered a plea deal by the FBI, William O'Neal infiltrates the Illinois chapter of the Black Panther Party to gather intelligence on Chairman Fred Hampton.

Minari

Nominated for 6 Oscars: Best Picture, Best Actor (Steven Yeun), Best Supporting Actress (Youn Yuh-jung), Best Director (Lee Isaac Chung), Best Original Screenplay, Best Original Score (Emile Mosseri).

Minari

Drama / 2020 / PG-13

A Korean American family moves to an Arkansas farm in search of its own American dream. Amidst the challenges of this new life in the strange and rugged Ozarks, they discover the undeniable resilience of family and what really makes a home.

Nomadland

Nominated for 6 Oscars: Best Picture, Best Actress (Francis McDormand), Best Directing (Chloe Zhao), Best Adapted Screenplay, Best Film Editing, Best Cinematography (Joshua James Richards).

Nomadland

Drama / 2020 / R

A woman embarks on a journey through the American West after losing everything during the recession.

Sound of Metal

Nominated for 6 Oscars: Best Picture, Best Actor (Riz Ahmed), Best Supporting Actor (Paul Raci), Best Original Screenplay, Best Sound, Best Film Editing.

Sound of Metal

Drama / 2019 / R

A drummer's life gets turned upside down when he suddenly loses his hearing.

The Father

Nominated for 6 Oscars: Best Picture, Best Actor (Anthony Hopkins), Best Actress (Olivia Colman), Best Adapted Screenplay, Best Film Editing, Best Production Design.

The Father

Drama / 2020

A woman tries to find a caregiver for her feisty, 80-year-old father as dementia continues to eat away at his memory.

The Trial of the Chicago 7

Nominated for 6 Oscars: Best Picture, Best Supporting Actor (Sacha Baron Cohen), Best Original Screenplay, Best Cinematography (Phedon Papamichael), Best Film Editing, Best Original Song ("Hear My Voice" - Celeste, Daniel Pemberton)

The Trial of the Chicago 7

Drama / 2020 / R

In 1969, seven people were charged by the federal government with conspiracy and more, arising from the protests at the 1968 Democratic National Convention in Chicago.

Promising Young Woman

Nominated for 5 Oscars: Best Picture, Best Actress (Carey Mulligan), Best Director (Emerald Fennell), Best Film Editing.

Promising Young Woman

Thriller / 2020

Nothing in Cassie's life is what it appears to be -- she's wickedly smart, tantalizingly cunning, and she's living a secret double life by night. Now, an unexpected encounter is about to give Cassie a chance to right the wrongs from the past.

Ma Rainey's Black Bottom

Nominated for 5 Oscars: Best Actor (Chadwick Boseman), Best Actress (Viola Davis), Best Production Design, Best Makeup & Hairstyling, Best Costume Design

Ma Rainey's Black Bottom

Drama / 2020 / R

Tensions rise when trailblazing blues singer Ma Rainey and her band gather at a recording studio in Chicago in 1927.

News of the World

Nominated for 4 Oscars: Best Cinematography (Dariusz Wolski), Best Original Score (James Newton Howard), Best Sound, Best Production Design.

News of the World

Drama / 2020 / PG-13

Five years after the end of the Civil War, Capt. Jefferson Kyle Kidd crosses paths with a 10-year-old girl taken by the Kiowa people. Forced to return to her aunt and uncle, Kidd agrees to escort the child across the harsh and unforgiving plains of Texas. However, the long journey soon turns into a fight for survival as the traveling companions encounter danger at every turn -- both human and natural.

One Night In Miami

Nominated for 3 Oscars: Best Supporting Actor (Leslie Odom, Jr.), Best Adapted Screenplay, Best Original Song ("Speak Now" - Leslie Odom, Jr., Sam Ashworth).

One Night in Miami

Drama / 2020 / R

On the night of Feb. 25, 1964, in Miami, Cassius Clay joins Jim Brown, Sam Cooke and Malcom X, and they discuss the responsibility of being successful black men during the civil rights movement.

Soul

Nominated for 3 Oscars: Best Animated Feature, Best Original Score (Trent Reznor, Atticus Ross, Jon Batiste), Best Sound.

Soul

Animated / 2020 / PG

Joe is a middle-school band teacher whose life hasn't quite gone the way he expected. His true passion is jazz -- and he's good. But when he travels to another realm to help someone find their passion, he soon discovers what it means to have soul.

Another Round

Nominated for 2 Oscars: Best International Feature (Denmark), Best Director (Thomas Vinterberg)

Another Round

Drama / 2020

Four high school teachers consume alcohol on a daily basis to see how it affects their social and professional lives.

Borat Subsequent Moviefilm

Nominated for 2 Oscars: Best Supporting Actress (Maria Bakalova), Best Adapted Screenplay.

Borat Subsequent Moviefilm

Comedy / 2020 / R

Kazakh funnyman Borat risks life and limb when he returns to America with his young daughter.

Collective

Nominated for 2 Oscars: Best International Feature (Romania), Best Documentary.

Collective

Documentary / 2019

Journalists uncover health care fraud in the wake of a deadly nightclub fire in Bucharest, Romania, in 2015.

Emma.

Nominated for 2 Oscars: Best Makeup & Hairstyling, Best Production Design.

Emma.

Comedy Drama / 2020 / PG

Beautiful, smart and wealthy, Emma Woodhouse navigates her way through misguided matches, romantic missteps and the challenges of growing up -- all to finally realize the love that has been there all along.

Hillbilly Elegy

Nominated for 2 Oscars: Best Supporting Actress (Glenn Close), Best Makeup & Hairstyling.

Hillbilly Elegy

Drama / 2020 / R

A Yale Law student drawn back to his Appalachian hometown reflects on his family's history and his own future.

Mulan

Nominated for 2 Oscars: Best Costume Design, Best Visual Effects.

Mulan

Adventure / 2020 / PG-13

To save her ailing father from serving in the Imperial Army, a fearless young woman disguises herself as a man to battle northern invaders in China.

Pinocchio

Nominated for 2 Oscars: Best Makeup & Hairstyling, Best Costume Design.

Pinocchio

Fantasy / 2019

A puppet who dreams of being a boy encounters fantastical creatures.

Tenet

Nominated for 2 Oscars: Best Visual Effects, Best Production Design.

Tenet

Action / 2020 / PG-13

A secret agent embarks on a dangerous, time-bending mission to prevent the start of World War III.

Pieces of a Woman

Nominated for 1 Oscar: Best Actress (Vanessa Kirby).

Pieces of a Woman

Drama / 2020 / R

A heartbreaking home birth leaves a woman grappling with the profound emotional fallout, isolated from her partner and family by a chasm of grief.

Onward

Nominated for 1 Oscar: Best Animated Feature.

Onward

Animated / 2020 / PG

Teenage elf brothers Ian and Barley embark on a magical quest to spend one more day with their late father. Like any good adventure, their journey is filled with cryptic maps, impossible obstacles and unimaginable discoveries. But when dear Mom finds out her sons are missing, she teams up with the legendary manticore to bring her beloved boys back home.

Over the Moon

Nominated for 1 Oscar: Best Animated Feature.

Over the Moon

Animated / 2020 / PG

An adventurous girl builds a rocket ship to meet a mythical goddess on the moon.

A Shaun the Sheep Movie: Farmageddon

Nominated for 1 Oscar: Best Animated Feature.

A Shaun the Sheep Movie: Farmageddon

Animated / 2020

When an alien possessing strange powers crash-lands near Mossy Bottom Farm, Shaun the Sheep quickly makes a new friend. Together they must run from a dangerous organisation who wants to capture the intergalactic visitor.

Wolfwalkers

Nominated for 1 Oscar: Best Animated Feature.

Wolfwalkers

Animated / 2020 / PG

In a time of superstition and magic, a 17th-century hunter has a change of heart when she travels to Ireland to help her father wipe out the last pack of wolves.

The White Tiger

Nominated for 1 Oscar: Best Adapted Screenplay.

The White Tiger

Drama / 2021 / R

An ambitious Indian driver uses his wit and cunning to escape from poverty and rise to the top.

Eurovision Song Contest: The Story of Fire Saga

Nominated for 1 Oscar: Best Original Song ("Húsavík (My Home Town)" - Richard Göransson, Savan Kotecha, Fat Max Gsus).

Eurovision Song Contest: The Story of Fire Saga

Comedy / 2020 / PG-13

Two small-town singers chase their pop star dreams at a global music competition, where scheming rivals, high stakes and onstage mishaps test their bond.

The Life Ahead

Nominated for 1 Oscar: Nominated for 1 Oscar: Best Original Song ("Io sì (Seen)" - Diane Warren, Laura Pausini).

The Life Ahead

Drama / 2020 / PG-13

An aging Holocaust survivor forges a bond with a young immigrant from Senegal who recently robbed her.

Da 5 Bloods

Nominated for 1 Oscar: Best Original Score (Terence Blanchard).

Da 5 Bloods

War / 2020 / R

Four African American vets battle the forces of man and nature when they return to Vietnam seeking the remains of their fallen squad leader and the gold fortune he helped them hide.

Greyhound

Nominated for 1 Oscar: Best Sound.

Greyhound

War / 2020 / PG-13

U.S. Navy Cmdr. Ernest Krause is assigned to lead an Allied convoy across the Atlantic during World War II. His convoy, however, is pursued by German U-boats. Although this is Krause's first wartime mission, he finds himself embroiled in what would come to be known as the longest, largest and most complex naval battle in history: The Battle of the Atlantic.

Crip Camp

Nominated for 1 Oscar: Best Documentary.

Crip Camp

Documentary / 2020 / R

A groundbreaking summer camp galvanizes teens who have disabilities.

The Mole Agent

Nominated for 1 Oscar: Best Documentary.

The Mole Agent

Documentary / 2020

An 83-year-old man poses as a resident in a Chilean nursing home to see if he can find signs of abuse.

My Octopus Teacher

Nominated for 1 Oscar: Best Documentary.

My Octopus Teacher

Documentary / 2020

A diver swims with an octopus that lives in a kelp forest off the coast of South Africa.

Time

Nominated for 1 Oscar: Best Documentary.

Time

Documentary / 2020 / PG-13

Entrepreneur Fox Rich spends the last two decades campaigning for the release of her husband, Rob G. Rich, who is serving a 60-year prison sentence for a robbery they both committed in the early 1990s in a moment of desperation.

Better Days

Nominated for 1 Oscar: Best International Feature (Hong Kong).

Better Days

Drama / 2019

A bullied high school student and a small-time criminal become the prime suspects in the murder of a teenage girl.

The Man Who Sold His Skin

Nominated for 1 Oscar: Best International Feature (Tunisia).

  • Where to watch: Not yet available

The Man Who Sold His Skin

Drama / 2020

A Syrian refugee in Lebanon allows his back to become a canvas for a famous tattoo artist. Soon, collectors become interested in this work of art.

Quo Vadis, Aida?

Nominated for 1 Oscar: Best International Feature (Bosnia and Herzegovina).

Quo vadis, Aida?

War / 2020 / PG-13

When the Serbian army takes over the town, Aida's family is among the thousands of citizens looking for shelter in a U.N. camp. As an insider to the negotiations, Aida has access to crucial information that she needs to interpret.

Love and Monsters

Nominated for 1 Oscar: Best Visual Effects.

Love and Monsters

Comedy / 2020 / PG-13

Seven years after the Monsterpocalypse, Joel Dawson, along with the rest of humanity, has been living underground ever since giant creatures took control of the land. After reconnecting over the radio with his high school girlfriend, Aimee, who is now 80 miles away at a coastal colony, Joel begins to fall for her again. As Joel realizes that there's nothing left for him underground, he decides to venture out to Aimee, despite all the dangerous monsters that stand in his way.

The Midnight Sky

Nominated for 1 Oscar: Best Visual Effects.

The Midnight Sky

Drama / 2020 / PG-13

A lone scientist in the Arctic races to contact a crew of astronauts returning home to a mysterious global catastrophe.

The One and Only Ivan

Nominated for 1 Oscar: Best Visual Effects.

The One and Only Ivan

Animated / 2020 / PG

A gorilla tries to piece together its past and escape captivity with help from an elephant.

Burrow

Nominated for 1 Oscar: Best Animated Short.

Burrow

Animated / 2020 / G

A young rabbit embarks on a journey to dig the burrow of her dreams, despite not having a clue what she's doing. Rather than reveal to her neighbors her imperfections, she digs herself deeper and deeper into trouble.

Genius Loci

Nominated for 1 Oscar: Best Animated Short.

  • Where to watch: Not currently available
If Anything Happens I Love You

Nominated for 1 Oscar: Best Animated Short.

If Anything Happens I Love You

Animated / 2020 / PG

In the aftermath of tragedy, two grieving parents journey through an emotional void as they mourn the loss of a child.

Opera

Nominated for 1 Oscar: Best Animated Short.

  • Where to watch: Not currently available
Yes-People

Nominated for 1 Oscar: Best Animated Short.

Feeling Through

Nominated for 1 Oscar: Best Live Action Short.

The Letter Room

Nominated for 1 Oscar: Best Live Action Short.

The Letter Room

Comedy / 2020

An empathetic corrections officer gets transferred to the prison's letter room, where he finds escape in the deeply personal letters written to an inmate on death row.

The Present

Nominated for 1 Oscar: Best Live Action Short.

  • Where to watch: Not currently available
Two Distant Strangers

Nominated for 1 Oscar: Best Live Action Short.

  • Where to watch: Not currently available
White Eye

Nominated for 1 Oscar: Best Live Action Short.

  • Where to watch: Not currently available
Colette

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Nominated for 1 Oscar: Best Documentary Short.

A Concerto Is a Conversation

Nominated for 1 Oscar: Best Documentary Short.

Do Not Split

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Nominated for 1 Oscar: Best Documentary Short.

Hunger Ward

Nominated for 1 Oscar: Best Documentary Short.

Hunger Ward

Documentary / 2020

Two female health care workers fight to save the lives of hunger-stricken children within a population on the brink of famine.

A Love Song for Latasha

Nominated for 1 Oscar: Best Documentary Short.

A Love Song for Latasha

Documentary / 2019

A reimagined narrative of Latasha Harlins through intimate memories shared by her cousin and best friend.

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Matt Lissauer

Matt Lissauer is a writer & data manager for Noovie. When he is not busy writing listicles, Matt is enjoying life in New Jersey with his lovely wife and three kids.

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