20 Oscar-Nominated Movies You Can Watch On Demand

Joseph Allen
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OSCARS_88 logoWith the Oscars right around the corner, it’s a good time to catch up on all the films nominated for this year’s ceremony. Luckily, if you have cable, many of them are already available through Movies On Demand, and several more will be premiering in the near future. From The Martian to Spotlight, here’s a list of every Oscar nominated film that you can watch over the next month. Visit rentmoviesondemand.com for more information about availability.

The Martian – Now Playing 

When an astronaut (Matt Damon) is stranded on Mars, he attempts to survive while his team tries to stage a rescue.

Nominated: 7 awards, including Best Picture and Best Actor–Matt Damon

Bridge of Spies Now Playing

During the height of the Cold War, James Donavan (Tom Hanks), a New York lawyer, is thrust into the world of espionage after his defense of an accused Soviet spy, Rudolf Abel (Mark Rylance). Based on historical events.

Nominations: 6 awards, including Best Picture and Best Supporting Actor–Mark Rylance

Amy Now Playing (until 2/29)

A truly tragic story, Amy uses archival footage and testimonials to create an intimate portrait of the late famed singer Amy Winehouse.

Nominated: Best Documentary Feature

Straight Outta Compton Now Playing

Straight Outta Compton tells the gritty, true story of the rap group N.W.A. (which included Dr. Dre and Ice Cube), and its groundbreaking influence on the hip-hop genre during the late 1980s, which is still felt today.

Nominated: Best Original Screenplay

Sicario Now Playing

Idealistic FBI agent Kate Macer (Emily Blunt) becomes embroiled in the war on drugs and is forced to deal with the heightened tension and insanity that pervades the Mexican border.

Nominated: 3 awards, including Best Cinematography

Shaun the Sheep Movie Now Playing

The story of Shaun, a sheep that thinks and acts like a person and often gets himself into trouble, despite the sheepdog’s best efforts.

Nominated: Best Animated Feature Film

Steve Jobs Now Playing

Two years after the Ashton Kutcher film, Jobs, Michael Fassbender takes on the role of the Apple co-founder and tells his story across three separate product launches over the course of 15 years.

Nominated: Best Actor–Michael Fassbender and Best Supporting Actress–Kate Winslet

Spectre Now Playing

The latest 007 film sees James Bond (Daniel Craig) following a cryptic message from his past that leads him to uncover SPECTRE, a sinister criminal organization that’s been closely tied to his life tragedies.

Nominated: Best Music, Original Song

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Trumbo

Trumbo Now Playing

Based on a true story, Trumbo tracks the life of Dalton Trumbo (Bryan Cranston), a Hollywood screenwriter who was blacklisted in 1947 for his political beliefs.

Nominated: Best Actor–Bryan Cranston

Theeb Now Playing

Set in 1916, a young boy living in the Ottoman Empire tags along with his older brother for an adventure across the desert.

Nominated: Best Foreign Language Film

Youth Premieres 2/23

Fred Ballinger (Michael Caine), an aging composer and conductor, is vacationing at a Swiss Spa when he receives an opportunity to perform for Queen Elizabeth II and Prince Philip.

Nominated: Best Music, Original Song

Room Premieres 2/23

Adapted from the novel by Emma Donoghue, Room details the life of a mother (played by Brie Larson) and son (Jacob Tremblay) who have been trapped inside a single room for seven years as they attempt to escape their captor and readapt to the outside world.

Nominated: 4 awards, including Best Picture and Best Actress–Brie Larson

Spotlight Premieres 2/23

The Catholic Church comes under scrutiny in this true story of the Boston Globe’s investigation into the possible systemic molestation of children by clergy.

Nominated: 6 awards, including Best Picture, Best Director, Best Original Screenplay, and Best Supporting Actor/Actress–Mark Ruffalo/Rachel McAdams

Creed Premieres 3/1

Rocky Balboa (Sylvester Stallone) punches his way back onto the big screen in the latest Rocky franchise film. Adonis Johnson (Michael B. Jordan), the son of Apollo Creed, he works toward establishing a boxing legacy of his own under the seasoned boxer's watchful eye.

Nominated: Best Supporting Actor–Sylvester Stallone

The Danish Girl Premieres 3/1

Inspired by the life of real artist Einar Wegener (Eddie Redmayne) during the 1920s, The Danish Girl follows Wegener as he rediscovers his feminine side and becomes the first person to undergo a sex-change operation—while still married to Gerda (Alicia Vikander).

Nominated: 4 awards, including Best Actor–Eddie Redmayne and and Best Supporting Actress–Alicia Vikander

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Carol

Carol Premieres 3/15

Set in the 1950s, Carol tells the story of two women (played by Cate Blanchett and Rooney Mara) who fall in love with one another and are forced to deal with the complicated consequences.

Nominated: 6 awards, including Best Actress and Best Supporting Actress–Cate Blanchett and Rooney Mara

The Big Short Premieres 3/15

On the brink of the 2008 housing collapse, this true story follows several men who saw the crash coming and bet against the U.S. economy in order to make a fortune.

Nominated: 5 awards, including Best Picture and Best Supporting Actor–Christian Bale

Brooklyn Premieres 3/15

Brooklyn follows Ellis (Saoirse Ronan), a young Irish immigrant to the U.S., who falls in love before being forced to return home to deal with unforeseen circumstances.

Nominated: 3 awards, including Best Picture and Best Actress–Saoirse Ronan

Anomalisa Premieres 3/29

When a man, Michael (David Thewlis), finds himself reinvigorated after meeting a woman (The Hateful Eight’s Jennifer Jason Leigh) who shakes up his incredibly mundane existence.

Nominated: Best Animated Feature Film

The Hateful Eight Premieres 3/29

Directed by Quentin Tarantino, a group of criminals and law enforcers (starring Samuel L. Jackson, Kurt Russell and Jennifer Jason Leigh) find themselves trapped in a stagecoach stopover during a blizzard in the 1870s.

Nominated: 3 awards, including Best Supporting Actress–Jennifer Jason Leigh