The Oscars are almost upon us and already you can watch some of the nominees on demand through video streaming services like Amazon Video
The Oscars are drawing nearer and La La Land is leading the field with 14 nominations.
Starring Ryan Gosling and Emma Stone, La La Land tells the story of Mia and Sebastian, who are both trying to pursue their artistic dreams in Los Angeles.
Universally praised by critics and cinema-goers alike, it’s hard to see past La La Land lifting the gong for Best Picture at the Oscars come February 26th. However, there are plenty of other films in the frame, including:
With the exception of Hell or High Water, most of these films are still showing at the cinema. However, video streaming services such as Amazon Video are allowing you to pre-order these titles so you can watch them in the comfort of your own home the moment it releases.
If you’d like to get started on watching some of the films up for an Academy Award, we’ve listed all the titles available to watch on demand right now.
Hell or High Water
David Mackenzie revitalises the western genre with this tightly directed and taut caper film starring Chris Pine and Ben Foster as 2 brothers who come together to rob branch after branch of the bank that is foreclosing on their family land.
Nothing can seemingly stop them, until they find themselves in the crosshairs of a relentless, foul-mouthed Texas Ranger (played by Jeff Bridges) looking for one last triumph on the eve of his retirement.
Viggo Mortensen puts in a brilliant performance as Ben Cash, who along with this wife take their 6 children to live in the wilderness of Washington state.
Isolated from society, Ben and Leslie devote their existence to raising their kids. They teach them to think critically, training them to be physically fit and athletic, guiding them in the wild without technology and demonstrating the beauty of co-existing with nature. However, when his wife dies suddenly, Ben must take his sheltered offspring into the outside world for the first time.
Captain Fantastic is Viggo Mortensen’s film, earning its sole Oscar nomination for Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role. Exasperating, arrogant and impatient but also warm, loving and caring, Mortensen plays the complex role of Ben Cash with such ease and skill.
Colin Farrell stars as David, a man who has just been dumped by his wife. To make matters worse, David lives in a society where single people have 45 days to find true love, or else they are turned into the animal of their choice and released into the woods.
Audacious, surreal and incredibly funny, The Lobster truly is a one of a kind film.
Nominated in the Best Animated Feature category, Zootropolis takes place in the all-animal city of Zootropolis where Officer Judy Hopps jumps at the chance to crack a case, even if it means having to work with fast-talking con artist Nick Wilde.
We love Zootropolis, it’s like a Disneyfied buddy cop film that also delivers a poignant message about the world we live in. It’s a film that can be enjoyed by children and adults alike.
Florence Foster Jenkins
Another year, another Oscar nomination for Meryl Streep. She plays the titular role in Stephen Frear’s comedy about the true story of a wealthy heiress’ attempts to become an opera singer despite her horrible singing voice.
Florence Foster Jenkins is a delightful comedy that moves and amuses. Streep is in captivating form as the New York socialite who is determined to fulfill her dreams of performing at Carnegie Hall.
Deepwater Horizon depicts the worst oil spill in American history that took place in the Gulf of Mexico in 2010.
Nominated for Best Visual Effects and Sound Editing, Deepwater Horizon is a technically well-made disaster flick with plenty of thrilling action set pieces and explosions galore.
The Jungle Book
The Jungle Book is one of those rare remakes that improves upon the original film. Jon Favreau uses visually stunning CGI along with a stellar cast featuring the likes of Ben Kingsley, Bill Murray, Idris Elba and Scarlett Johansson to bring Rudyard Kipling’s classic story to life.