By Matt Mueller Culture Editor Published Feb 17, 2024 at 10:46 AM

Last month, the Academy revealed their latest batch of Oscar nominees – and they left us with plenty of intriguing questions to ponder until early March.

How could the Academy viciously insult the blockbuster comedy "Barbie" with a mere eight nominations, making it one of the most nominated films of the year? How could they snub Margot Robbie and Greta Gerwig ... by still nominating them for Oscars (for Best Picture and Best Adapted Screenplay), just in one less category than expected? Is there any more clear demonstration of the patriarchy in action than Ken getting nominated instead of Barbie ... even though they're in completely different categories and Robbie's presumed actress spot was taken by another woman performer from the past year?

OK, but there are a lot of legitimate questions to puzzle for the next month. Like will the "Barbie" surprises result in an "Argo"-like momentum boost? Will Christopher Nolan finally win an Oscar – and many more than one for "Oppenheimer"? Is the Flamin' Hot Cheetos movie seriously from now on to be called an Oscar-nominated Flamin' Hot Cheetos movie? And what the heck is "Letter to a Pig" – and please tell me it's about someone writing an actual letter to an actual pig?

The most pressing question, though: Where can we actually watch all these dang movies?!

In our new streaming universe, it's arguably never been easier to find the movie you're looking for ... but at the same time, it's arguably never been harder to keep track of which of the 97 streaming services has the nominee you're wanting to watch – or if it's still on the big screen, where it plays best. So, to help Oscar obsessives and awards season amateurs alike catch up on all the quality nominees selected from the past year (and "Nyad"), here's a regularly updated guide to where you can find this year's films – from the big screen to binge-happy streamers and beyond. 

And with that, happy Oscar watching – and we'll see who wins on March 10! 

(Oh, actually one more short note ... fittingly about the about shorts: If you really want extra credit and want to be an Oscar-watching completist, the shorts nominees – live-action, animated and documentary – are in local theaters right now during the run-up to the big night. For all three categories, the Oriental is currently showing the live-action, animated and documentary shorts, while the AMC Mayfair has the live-action and animated nominees. Now, on with the show(s)!)

"20 Days in Mariupol"

Nominations

  • Best Documentary

Where you can find it

  • Available to rent on Amazon Prime Video, Google Play and YouTube

"American Fiction"

Nominations

  • Best Picture
  • Best Actor
  • Best Supporting Actor
  • Best Adapted Screenplay
  • Best Score

Where you can find it

  • Now showing at the Marcus Majestic in Brookfield, Marcus Menomonee Falls, Marcus South Shore and Oriental Theatre

"American Symphony"

Nominations

  • Best Original Song

Where you can find it

  • Available to stream on Netflix

"Anatomy of a Fall"

Nominations

  • Best Picture
  • Best Director
  • Best Actress
  • Best Original Screenplay
  • Best Film Editing

Where you can find it

  • Returning to Milwaukee-area theaters on Feb. 24 and 28 as well March 3, 6 and 8
  • Available to rent on Apple TV, Amazon Prime Video, Google Play, YouTube and Spectrum OnDemand

"Barbie"

Nominations

  • Best Picture
  • Best Actor
  • Best Supporting Actress
  • Best Adapted Screenplay
  • Best Production Design
  • Best Costume Design
  • Best Original Song ("I'm Just Ken")
  • Best Original Song ("What Was I Made For?")

Where you can find it

  • Available to stream on Max
  • Returning to Milwaukee-area theaters on Feb. 23 as well March 1, 5, 7, 9 and 10
  • Available to rent on Apple TV, Amazon Prime Video, Google Play, YouTube and Spectrum OnDemand
  • Available on DVD and Blu-ray

"Bobi Wine: The People's President"

Nominations

  • Best Documentary

Where you can find it

  • Available to stream on Disney+

"The Boy and the Heron"

Nominations

  • Best Animated Feature

Where you can find it

  • Currently unavailable in Milwaukee theaters or on VOD/streaming

"The Color Purple"

Nominations

  • Best Supporting Actress

Where you can find it

  • Now showing at the Marcus Menomonee Falls and AMC Mayfair
  • Available to stream on Max
  • Available to rent on Apple TV, Google Play and YouTube
  • Available on DVD and Blu-ray beginning March 12

"The Creator"

Nominations

  • Best Sound
  • Best Visual Effects

Where you can find it

  • Available to stream on Hulu
  • Available to rent on Apple TV, Amazon Prime Video, Google Play, YouTube and Spectrum OnDemand
  • Available on DVD and Blu-ray

"El Conde"

Nominations

  • Best Cinematography

Where you can find it

  • Available to stream on Netflix

"Elemental"

Nominations

  • Best Animated Feature

Where you can find it

  • Available to stream on Disney+
  • Available to rent on Apple TV, Amazon Prime Video, Google Play, YouTube and Spectrum OnDemand
  • Available on DVD and Blu-ray

"The Eternal Memory"

Nominations

  • Best Documentary

Where you can find it

  • Available to stream on Paramount+
  • Available to rent from Amazon Prime Video

"Flamin' Hot"

Nominations

  • Best Original Song

Where you can find it

  • Available to stream on Hulu and Disney+

"Four Daughters"

Nominations

  • Best Documentary

Where you can find it

  • Available to rent on Apple TV, Amazon Prime Video, Google Play and YouTube

"Godzilla Minus One"

Nominations

  • Best Visual Effects

Where you can find it

  • Currently unavailable in Milwaukee theaters or on VOD/streaming

"Golda"

Nominations

  • Best Makeup/Hair

Where you can find it

  • Available to stream on Paramount+ and Fubo
  • Available to rent on Apple TV, Amazon Prime Video, Google Play, YouTube and Spectrum OnDemand
  • Available on DVD and Blu-ray

"Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3"

Nominations

  • Best Visual Effects

Where you can find it

  • Available to stream on Disney+
  • Available to rent Apple TV, Amazon Prime Video, Google Play and YouTube
  • Available on DVD and Blu-ray

"The Holdovers"

Nominations

  • Best Picture
  • Best Actor
  • Best Supporting Actress
  • Best Original Screenplay
  • Best Film Editing

Where you can find it

  • Now showing at the Marcus Hillside
  • Available to stream on Peacock
  • Available to rent on Apple TV, Amazone Prime Video, Google Play, YouTube and Spectrum OnDemand
  • Available on DVD and Blu-ray

"Indiana Jones and the Dial of Destiny"

Nominations

  • Best Score

Where you can find it

  • Available to stream on Disney+
  • Available to rent on Apple TV, Amazon Prime Video, Google Play, YouTube and Spectrum OnDemand
  • Available on DVD and Blu-ray

"Io Capitano"

Nominations

  • Best International Film

Where you can find it

  • Currently unavailable in Milwaukee theaters or on VOD/streaming

"Killers of the Flower Moon"

Nominations

  • Best Picture
  • Best Director
  • Best Actress
  • Best Supporting Actor
  • Best Cinematography
  • Best Film Editing
  • Best Production Design
  • Best Costume Design
  • Best Score
  • Best Original Song

Where you can find it

  • Returning to Milwaukee-area theaters on Feb. 24 and 25 as well March 2, 4, 5 and 10
  • Available to stream on Apple TV+

"Maestro"

Nominations

  • Best Picture
  • Best Actor
  • Best Actress
  • Best Original Screenplay
  • Best Cinematography
  • Best Makeup/Hair
  • Best Sound

Where you can find it

  • Available to stream on Netflix

"May December"

Nominations

  • Best Original Screenplay

Where you can find it

  • Available to stream on Netflix

"Mission Impossible: Dead Reckoning - Part One"

Nominations

  • Best Sound
  • Best Visual Effects

Where you can find it

  • Available to stream on Paramount+
  • Available to rent on Apple TV, Amazon Prime Video, Google Play, YouTube and Spectrum OnDemand
  • Available on DVD and Blu-ray

"Napoleon"

Nominations

  • Best Production Design
  • Best Costume Design
  • Best Visual Effects

Where you can find it

  • Available to stream on Apple TV+ beginning March 1
  • Available to rent on Amazon Prime Video, Google Play, YouTube and Spectrum OnDemand

"Nimona"

Nominations

  • Best Animated Feature

Where you can find it

  • Available to stream on Netflix

"Nyad"

Nominations

  • Best Actress
  • Best Supporting Actress

Where you can find it

  • Available to stream on Netflix

"Oppenheimer"

Nominations

  • Best Picture
  • Best Director
  • Best Actor
  • Best Supporting Actress
  • Best Supporting Actor
  • Best Adapted Screenplay
  • Best Cinematography
  • Best Film Editing
  • Best Production Design
  • Best Costume Design
  • Best Makeup/Hair
  • Best Score
  • Best Sound

Where you can find it

  • Available to stream on Peacock
  • Now showing at the AMC Mayfair
  • Available to rent on Apple TV, Amazon Prime Video, Google Play and YouTube 
  • Available on DVD and Blu-ray

"Past Lives"

Nominations

  • Best Picture
  • Best Original Screenplay

Where you can find it

  • Available to stream on Paramount+, FuboTV and Hoopla
  • Returning to Milwaukee-area theaters on Feb. 25 and 27, as well as March 2, 7 and 8
  • Available to rent on Apple TV, Amazon Prime Video, Google Play, YouTube and Spectrum OnDemand
  • Available on DVD and Blu-ray

"Perfect Days"

Nominations

  • Best International Film

Where you can find it

  • Currently unavailable in Milwaukee theaters or on VOD/streaming

"Poor Things"

Nominations

  • Best Picture
  • Best Director
  • Best Actress
  • Best Supporting Actor
  • Best Adapted Screenplay
  • Best Cinematography
  • Best Film Editing
  • Best Production Design
  • Best Costume Design
  • Best Makeup/Hair
  • Best Score

Where you can find it

  • Now showing at the Majestic Majestic in Brookfield and Oriental Theatre
  • Available on DVD and Blu-ray on March 12

"Robot Dreams"

Nominations

  • Best Animated Feature

Where you can find it

  • Currently unavailable in Milwaukee theaters or on VOD/streaming

"Rustin"

Nominations

  • Best Actor

Where you can find it

  • Available to stream on Netflix

"Society of the Snow"

Nominations

  • Best Makeup/Hair
  • Best International Film

Where you can find it

  • Available to stream on Netflix

"Spider-Man: Across the Spider-Verse"

Nominations

  • Best Animated Feature

Where you can find it

  • Available to stream on Netflix
  • Available to rent on Apple TV, Amazon Prime Video, Google Play, YouTube and Spectrum OnDemand
  • Available on DVD and Blu-ray

"The Teachers' Lounge"

Nominations

  • Best International Film

Where you can find it

  • Now showing at the AMC Mayfair

"To Kill a Tiger"

Nominations

  • Best International Film

Where you can find it

  • Currently unavailable in Milwaukee theaters or on VOD/streaming

"The Zone of Interest"

Nominations

  • Best Picture
  • Best Director
  • Best Adapted Screenplay
  • Best Sound
  • Best International Film

Where you can find it

  • Now showing at the Marcus North Shore and Marcus Ridge
Matt Mueller Culture Editor

As much as it is a gigantic cliché to say that one has always had a passion for film, Matt Mueller has always had a passion for film. Whether it was bringing in the latest movie reviews for his first grade show-and-tell or writing film reviews for the St. Norbert College Times as a high school student, Matt is way too obsessed with movies for his own good.

When he's not writing about the latest blockbuster or talking much too glowingly about "Piranha 3D," Matt can probably be found watching literally any sport (minus cricket) or working at - get this - a local movie theater. Or watching a movie. Yeah, he's probably watching a movie.