How to watch the Oscars 2022 Best Picture nominees

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It’s that time of year again – the 2022 Oscar Nominations walked through and they look good as heck. With so many amazing movies releasing in 2021, it was only a matter of time before these picks were solidified. And with ten solid movies, I think it’s time to find a way to watch them all. Here’s how you can watch every Best Picture nominee this year.

Belfast Cast

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Belfast

In this Anglo-Irish coming-of-age drama, Belfast is told through the eyes of a child, chronicling the struggles his family went through during “The Troubles”, a thirty-year period of conflict in Ireland, and how his family survived.

Directed by Kenneth Branagh and featuring names like Judi Dench, Jamie Dornan, and more, Belfast is a movie that will change you. While the film won’t be available to rent as of mid-February, it’s available for purchase on Digital on Amazon.

Buy Belfast on Amazon.

Coda

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Coda

Apple TV+ is coming for the Best Picture crown this year. Coda Ruby tells the story, a “coda”, which means “child of adult death”, and she is the only hearing member of her family. While she wants to pursue her dreams, she is terrified of leaving her family behind when their business is threatened and must make a choice.

Coda is directed by Sian Heder and casts Emilia Jones as Ruby, and the film does a great job of showing the struggle these children can face, as well as life through a different perspective of a deaf person. Since the film was released by a streaming service, Coda is available to stream now on Apple TV+.

Stream Coda on Apple TV+.

Leonardo DiCaprio in Don't Look Up

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Don’t look up

Directed by Adam McKay, Don’t look up is a Netflix Original film about two scientists who discover an extinction-level asteroid hurtling towards Earth. The only problem is that it seems nobody cares – not even the President of the United States.

With a shine Don’t look up to throwincluding stars such as Leonardo DiCaprio, Jennifer Lawrence and many more, this film certainly made news and broke records, even with its wild end. If you’re looking to watch this dark comedy/doomsday movie, it’s available now to stream on Netflix.

Stream Don’t Search on Netflix.

Two of the main stars of Drive My Car.

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drive my car

There’s always a movie every year at the Oscars that’s a movie under the radar but it’s still just as good, and drive my car was the choice. This drama from Japan follows a top actor and director who recently lost his wife and now has to deal with the young women who have been assigned to drive his car while running a huge production.

drive my car was directed by Ryusuke Hamaguchi and stars Hidetoshi Nishijima. Since mid-February, drive my car is not available to stream, rent, or purchase anywhere online, and is likely only available in select theaters. However, I am sure that over time, drive my car will be available to everyone online.

Zendaya and Timothée Chalamet in Dune, visions of the future

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dune

I know you’ve heard of it at least once this year. According to the novel of the same name, dune follows a young man who finds himself on a dangerous adventure in order to protect his family as well as his people.

dune has certainly been talked about in 2021 for many months, shatter box office expectations and already mark a continuation with its brilliant visual effects and sci-fi story. Directed by Denis Villeneuve and featuring a star-studded cast with names like Timothée Chalamet, Zendaya, Oscar Isaac and more, dune is available to rent on Amazon and will soon be back streaming on HBO Max.

Rent Dune on Amazon.
Dune will air on HBO Max on March 10, 2022.

Will Smith King Richard Trailer Screenshot

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King Richard

If you want a brilliant biopic, check out King Richard. This film, directed by Reinaldo Marcus Green and starring Will Smith, tells the story of the father of Venus and Serena Williams, and the efforts he had to make to ensure that his daughters could achieve the greatness they rightly deserved.

the King Richard to throw is full of stars, and with Will Smith receiving a Best Actor nomination for his lead role, that should be even more of an incentive to watch. While King Richard was available to stream on HBO Max for some time, as of February 14, 2022, it is only available for purchase on Amazon at this time.

Buy King Richard on Amazon.
King Richard will air again on HBO Max on April 7, 2022

Alana Haim and Cooper Hoffman in Licorice Pizza

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Licorice Pizza

Directed by Paul Thomas Anderson, Licorice Pizza is a coming-of-age comedy-drama telling the story of Alana and Gary, from their meeting to their love story and everything in between, showing what it’s like to experience that first love in 1973.

With Alana Haim and Cooper Hoffman in their first films, Licorice Pizza is a great movie with a love story that will stay with you long after you finish the movie. While Licorice Pizza is not available for streaming at this time, it is in many theaters across the country and widely available to view.

Bradley Cooper smiling with Rooney Mara at Nightmare Alley Carnival.

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alley of nightmares

Led by the master of horror and fantasy himself, Guillermo del Toro, alley of nightmares tells the story of Stanton Carlisle, who worked in a carnival for many years, and ended up using the tricks and tricks of a psychic to somehow enter the minds of patrons, pretending that he is also clairvoyant. Using this, he rises in society, cheats on everyone he meets, and changes his life for the better – until it gets worse.

alley of nightmares is an exciting movie, and considering its stellar cast of stars like Bradley Cooper, Cate Blanchett, Rooney Mara and more, this movie is definitely worth watching. Since February 14, 2022, alley of nightmares is available to stream on Hulu.

Stream Nightmare Alley on Hulu.

Benedict Cumberbatch in The Power of the Dog

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The power of the dog

then, we have The power of the dog a Netflix Original starring Benedict Cumberbatch and directed by Jane Campion. This great western The film follows Phil Burbank, a rancher who has a bit of an attitude problem when his brother brings home a new woman.

As a huge fan of Cumberbatch’s work, he certainly puts on a great performance, and the rest of the cast are superb as well. Since this is a Netflix Original, The power of the dog is available to stream on Netflix now.

Stream The Power of the Dog on Netflix.

Ariana debose as Anita in America, West Side Story

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West Side Story

Last but not least, we have West Side Story, directed by Steven Spielberg and starring newcomer Rachel Zegler, plus Ansel Elgort, Ariana DeBose, and more. This adaptation of the classic Broadway show tells the story of Maria and Tony, a classic Romeo and Juliet tale where they want to run away together, but must deal with the ongoing gang battle between the Jets and the Sharks, two immigrant groups with different ethnic backgrounds fighting for their neighborhood in 1950s New York.

Many fans think that Spielberg even improved on the original adaptation of West Side Story in 1961 (which won the Best Picture Oscar), so you know it’s worth the time to watch it. Although not available for streaming at this time, West Side Story will be dancing on Disney+ on March 2, 2022 for everyone to see, so be sure to check it out soon.

Stream West Side Story on Disney+ starting March 2, 2022.

With so many outstanding movies, I’m sure you have your hands full by now. Better plan some time to binge, because you’ll want to watch each of these movies.

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