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How to Watch and Stream Every 2023 Oscar-Winning (and Nominated) Movie

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After months of predicting potential contenders, the 2023 Oscars race has finally come to a close. Now it’s time to catch up on all of the Academy Award–winning films because, let’s be real, some of you all haven’t had time to watch every Best Picture nomination. The silver lining is that now you can work with a shorter list, if you’re planning to just check out the movies that took home the Oscar gold last night. Most of us have probably watched films like Everything Everywhere All at Once, Avatar: The Way of Water, Top Gun: Maverick, but other winners like Navalny and Women Talking are both worth diving into as well. Fortunately, most of the winners and nominees (including The Fabelmans, Triangle of Sadness, and All Quiet on the Western Front) are already available to stream.

Congrats to all the Oscar winners. We’ve divided the list of nominated films below into a few categories, starting with the nominees for Best Picture. We’ve given films that won in any Oscar category a gold star (a.k.a. a blue arrow) by their name in the list below. Here’s how to stream the 2023 Oscar-nominated and winning movies.

Best Picture Nominees Streaming


All Quiet on the Western Front

Netflix has had a weird awards year with its prime candidates failing to make a mark, yet this World War I film from German director Edward Berger quickly became an Oscar darling. Time to add to your watch list. (Available to stream on Netflix.)


Avatar: The Way of Water

James Cameron — and Disney — must be praising Eywa, because along with Avatar’s $2 million box-office haul, it was a Best Picture nominee and won for visual effects. Never doubt Cameron. (Available in theaters.)

The Banshees of Inisherin

It was a big feckin’ year for the Irish — particularly a big feckin’ nomination haul for director Martin McDonagh’s mean little comedy about two former friends played by Colin Farrell and Brendan Gleeson. (Available to stream on HBO Max.)


Austin Butler’s voice coach deserved a piece of the love he saw this awards season. It’s been said that Butler’s accent isn’t ever going away and is now “genuine.” (Available to stream on HBO Max.)


Everything Everywhere All at Once

From directing LMFAO music videos to an Oscar-worthy feature, the Daniels had a lot to celebrate. Their bonkers and touching multiverse movie was one of the most-nominated, most-winning films, and its cast (icons Michelle Yeoh, Ke Huy Quan, Stephanie Hsu, and Jamie Lee Curtis) were represented in every acting category, with Yeoh, Quan, and Curtis taking home statues. (Available to stream on Showtime.)

The Fabelmans

Honestly, it’s a shame Gabriel LaBelle (Steven Spielberg’s teenage avatar) was never in serious contention to be nominated for The Fabelmans, because he really shines. And the man who makes him look like he could fly is, of course, the Steven Spielberg, auteur and subject of The Fabelmans. The film racked up seven nominations in the end. (Available to rent on iTunes, Amazon, Google Play, and YouTube.)


Lydia Tár, EGOT winner, has already won an Oscar for her documentary short about woodwind carvers, so this nomination was just another day for her. She did grin slightly when she saw Ana De Armas was nominated for Blonde(Available to stream on Peacock.)


Top Gun: Maverick

Top Gun: Maverick won Best Sound out of six nominations, but its greatest was allowing Lady Gaga to perform at the Oscars once again. (Available to stream on Paramount+ and MGM+.)

Triangle of Sadness

After winning the Palme d’Or at the 2022 Cannes Film Festival, director Ruben Östlund’s satire of a couple invited to an Über-rich cruise gone wrong added noms for Best Picture, Best Director, and Best Original Screenplay to its list of accolades. (Available to stream on Hulu.)


Women Talking

For a second, it was looking like Sarah Polley’s drama was losing steam in the Oscars race — only to earn a Best Picture nom. It wound up winning for Best Adapted Screenplay. (Available to stream on Prime Video and to rent on YouTube and Google Play.)

Other Oscar Movies Streaming


Paul! Mescal!! (Available to rent on iTunes, Amazon, Google Play, and YouTube.)


The voting body chose not to recognize Damien Chazelle’s direction — the elephant pooping, orgy party, bombastic ’20s vision! But the Hollywood epic did still manage to snag a few noms, and if anything, Justin Horowitz’s intoxicating score deserved the win. (Available to stream on Paramount+.)

Bardo, False Chronicle of a Handful of Truths

Bardo — Alejandro González Iñárritu’s semi-autobiographical effort — may not have swept the Academy off its feet, but its director of photography, Darius Khondji, did manage to come away with a Best Cinematography nom. (Available to stream on Netflix.)

The Batman

A huge congrats to the team behind this look of Robert Pattinson as Batman. They saved lives. (Available to stream on HBO Max.)


Black Panther: Wakanda Forever

I’m never not thinking about Namor’s thighs — sorry. And we all have two-time Academy Award winning costume designer Ruth E. Carter — the first Black woman to win two Oscars — to thank for that. Angela Bassett was the first actor nominated for a Marvel role. Somewhere, Kevin Feige is letting out the biggest “We did it, Joe” sigh. (Available to stream on Disney+.)


Its sole nomination went to Blonde’s lead, Ana de Armas, who was haunted by Marilyn Monroe — I wonder why. (Available to stream on Netflix.)


In Causeway, first-time Oscar nominee Brian Tyree Henry builds a strong bond with Jennifer Lawrence after she returns from Afghanistan with a traumatic injury. (Available to stream on Apple TV+.)

Empire of Light

One of many portraits of the power of cinema over the past years, Empire of Light earned one nomination for its cinematography. (Available to stream on HBO Max.)

Glass Onion: A Knives Out Mystery

I suspect that the Academy liked Glass Onion. (Available to stream on Netflix.)


Guillermo del Toro’s Pinocchio

Nothing’s better than a gleeful, film-loving Guillermo del Toro at your awards show — unless it’s a gleeful, film-loving del Toro when one of his animated films wins an Oscar. (Available to stream on Netflix.)


Facing death, Bill Nighy’s bureaucrat decides to take another stab at living life to the fullest — a tale as old as Leo Tolstoy’s The Death of Ivan Ilyich. (Available in theaters.)

Marcel the Shell With Shoes On

Based on Dean Fleischer-Camp and Jenny Slate’s YouTube shorts about a tender young seashell (voiced by Slate), Marcel the Shell With Shoes On is now Marcel the Shell with an Oscars nom. (Available to stream on Showtime.)

Mrs. Harris Goes to Paris 

It looks like sending Lesley Manville to Paris to wear couture Christian Dior had its awards-season perks. (Available to stream on Peacock.)

Puss in Boots: The Last Wish 

Puss in Boots may fear death, but this film fought for its place in the awards up until the bitter end. (Available in theaters and to rent on iTunes, Amazon, Google Play, and YouTube.)



Fresh off of its Golden Globe win, RRR’s electrifying dance-number song “Naatu Naatu” won once again. (Available to stream on Netflix.)

The Sea Beast

Named one of Vulture’s best animated films of last year, The Sea Beast is a good ol’ adventure film of a young girl hitching a ride with a renowned sea-monster hunter. (Available to stream on Netflix.)

Tell It Like a Woman

Diane Warren may have finally received an honorary Oscar for her accomplished musical work, but the Academy still nominated her, this time for her song “Applause” for this starry film. (Available to rent on Amazon.)

To Leslie

Congratulations to Andrea Riseborough’s campaign managers Charlize Theron, Gwyneth Paltrow, Edward Norton, Kate Winslet, and more, because the celebrity grassroots push for Riseborough’s role in this small yet affecting movie about an alcoholic mother worked. (Available to rent on iTunes, Amazon, Google Play, and YouTube.)

Turning Red

Nobody Like U” snubbed! (Available to stream on Disney+.)


The Whale

The Whale is quite depressing, but what isn’t depressing is Brendan Fraser’s first acting win (and Hong Chau’s first nomination). (Available to rent on Amazon and Google Play.)

Best Documentary Feature Film

WINNER: Navalny
After being poisoned in 2020, Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny sets off to uncover who threatened him. (Available to stream on HBO Max.)

All That Breathes
Two brothers are determined to nurse the black kite birds of New Delhi back to health. (Available to stream on HBO Max.)

All the Beauty and the Bloodshed 
Filmmaker Laura Poitras weaves an emotional tale of photographer and activist Nan Goldin as she fights against Purdue Pharma to hold them accountable for the opioid crisis. (Available to stream on HBO Max on March 19.)

Fire of Love 
This documentary tells the beautifully tragic story of two volcanologists’ work. (Available to stream on Disney+.)

A House Made of Splinters 
Directed by Simon Lereng Wilmont, this film follows a group of women who take in displaced Ukrainian children. (Available to rent on Amazon and Vudu.)

Best International Feature Film

WINNER: All Quiet on the Western Front
(See above.)

Argentina, 1985
Director Santiago Mitre tells the true story of how a fledgling legal team prosecuted Argentina’s ruthless military dictatorship. (Available to stream on Prime Video.)

Belgium’s submission covers the ups and tragic downs of a friendship between two 13-year-old boys. (Available to rent on iTunes, YouTube, and Google Play.)

It’s a big year for donkeys. (Available to stream on the Criterion Channel.)

The Quiet Girl
Representing Ireland, director Colm Bairéad’s film follows a 9-year-old girl who is sent to live with a foster family one summer. (Available in theaters.)

Best Live-Action Short Film

WINNER: An Irish Goodbye 
Two estranged brothers reunite after the death of their mom. (Not available yet.)

A young girl has dreams of her missing sister, Ivalu. (Available to rent on Amazon.)

Le Pupille  
Based on a letter acclaimed novelist Elsa Morante’s sent to her Goffredo Fofi, Le Pupille is a fantastical Christmastime story of a Catholic college for girls. (Available to stream on Disney+.)

Night Ride 
A woman hijacks a train one late night. (Available to watch on YouTube.)

The Red Suitcase
An Iranian teenager grows increasingly frightened to take her suitcase out of the Luxembourg airport. (Not available yet.) 

Best Animated Short Film

WINNER: The Boy, the Mole, the Fox and the Horse
Based on Charlie Mackesy’s novel of the same name, this short follows a group of friends — you can probably guess their respective species — who try to make it back home. (Available to stream on Apple TV+.)

The Flying Sailor 
A sailor contemplates life as he’s tumbling through the sky after his ship crashes. (Available to watch on YouTube.)

Ice Merchants 
A father and son go on an ice delivery. (Available to watch on YouTube.)

My Year of Dicks 
The world shifted when Riz Ahmed said this title out loud on Oscar-nomination morning. Written by Pamela Ribon, this short chronicles a teenager’s sexual awakening in ’90s Houston. (Available to stream on Hulu and watch on Vimeo.)

An Ostrich Told Me the World Is Fake and I Think I Believe It 
The title says it all, seriously. (Not available yet.)

Best Documentary Short Film

WINNER: The Elephant Whisperers 
A couple in South India care for an orphaned baby elephant. (Available to stream on Netflix.)

Living in the Russian Artic, a man awaits a natural event that happens every year. (Available to watch on YouTube.)

How Do You Measure a Year? 
A father, filmmaker Jay Rosenblatt, pulls a Boyhood and documents his daughter’s life from age 2 to adulthood. (Not available yet.)

The Martha Mitchell Effect 
Director Anne Alvergue’s short tells the story of Martha Mitchell, a Cabinet wife who attempted to blow the whistle on the Nixon administration. (Available to stream on Netflix.)

Stranger at the Gate
Produced by The New Yorker, Stranger at the Gate details a former Marine’s journey from planning a terrorist attack against a local mosque to reconciling with the community he planned to hurt. (Available to watch on YouTube.)

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How to Stream Every 2023 Oscar-Winning (and Nominated) Movie