Oscar 2023 Movies on OTT: Watch Oscar-nominated movies on these OTT platforms

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Oscar 2023 nominations are out and this time India has managed to secure nominations in as many as 3 categories. These categories include Best Original Song, Best Documentary Feature, and Best Documentary Short. Although the winners will be announced during a grand event on March 12 at the Dolby Theatre in Los Angeles, for now, you can enjoy watching all the movies that have been nominated in one or the other category in the Oscars on OTT. Here is the list of where you can watch Oscar-nominated movies currently.

1. RRR- streaming on Netflix India

  • Synopsis- A fearless revolutionary and an officer in the British force, who once shared a deep bond, decide to join forces and chart out an inspirational path of freedom against the despotic rulers.
  • IMDB Rating- 7.9/10
  • Starring- N.T. Rama Rao Jr, Ram Charan, and others
  • Oscar Category- Naatu Naatu song for Best Original Song

2. All That Breathes- HBO Max

  • Synopsis- Follows 2 brothers who run a bird hospital dedicated to rescuing injured black kites, a staple in the skies of New Delhi, India.  
  • IMDB Rating- 7.4/10
  • Starring- Salik Rehman, Mohammad Saud, and others
  • Oscar Category- Best Documentary Feature Film

3. The Elephant Whisperers- streaming on Netflix India

  • Synopsis- Bomman and Bellie, a couple in South India, devote their lives to caring for an orphaned baby elephant named Raghu, forging a family like no other.
  • IMDB Rating- 7.5/10
  • Starring-N/A
  • Oscar Category- Best Documentary Short Film

4. Aftersun- streaming on Amazon Prime Video

  • Synopsis- Sophie reflects on the shared joy and private melancholy of a holiday she took with her father 20 years earlier.
  • IMDB Rating- 7.8/10
  • Starring- Paul Mescal, Frankie Corio, and others
  • Oscar Category- Best Actor

5. All Quiet on the Western Front- streaming on Netflix India

  • Synopsis- A young German soldier’s terrifying experiences and distress on the western front during World War I.
  • IMDB Rating- 7.8/10
  • Starring- Felix Kammerer, Daniel Bruhl, and others
  • Oscar Category- nominated in 9 categories including best picture & best international feature

6. Avatar: The Way of Water- available in theatres only for now

  • Synopsis- Jake Sully and Ney’tiri have formed a family and are doing everything to stay together. However, they must leave their home and explore the regions of Pandora. When an ancient threat resurfaces, Jake must fight a difficult war against the humans.
  • IMDB Rating- 7.8/10
  • Starring- Sam Worthington, Zoe Saldana, and others
  • Oscar Category- Best Picture

7. Babylon- available in theatres only for now

  • Synopsis- Decadence, depravity, and outrageous excess lead to the rise and fall of several ambitious dreamers in 1920s Hollywood.
  • IMDB Rating- 7.6/10
  • Starring-Margot Robbie, Brad Pitt, and others
  • Oscar Category- Best Original Score

8. The Banshees of Inisherin- streaming on HBO Max

  • Synopsis- Two lifelong friends find themselves at an impasse when one abruptly ends their relationship with alarming consequences for both of them.
  • IMDB Rating- 7.8/10
  • Starring-Colin Farrell, Brendan Gleeson, and others
  • Oscar Category- Best Actor, Best Picture

9. Elvis- streaming on HBO Max

  • Synopsis- Whilst on a mission to transform the mainstream rock and roll culture of the USA, singer Elvis Presley uses his fame to highlight racism within the country.
  • IMDB Rating- 7.4/10
  • Starring-Austin Butler, Tom Hanks, and others
  • Oscar Category- Best Actor

10. Everything, Everywhere All at Once- streaming on Amazon Prime Video soon

  • Synopsis- A middle-aged Chinese immigrant is swept up into an insane adventure in which she alone can save existence by exploring other universes and connecting with the lives she could have led.
  • IMDB Rating- 8/10
  • Starring-Michelle Yeoh, Ke Huy Quan, and others
  • Oscar Category- 11 categories including Best Picture, Best Actress

11. Top Gun: Maverick- streaming on Amazon Prime Video

  • Synopsis- 30 years of service leads Maverick to train a group of elite Topgun graduates to prepare for a high-profile mission while Maverick battles his past demons.
  • IMDB Rating- 8.3/10
  • Starring- Tom Cruise, Miles Teller, and others
  • Oscar Category- Best Picture

12. Black Panther: Wakanda Forever: streaming on Disney+Hotstar

  • Synopsis- The people of Wakanda fight to protect their home from intervening world powers as they mourn the death of King T’Challa.
  • IMDB Rating- 7.2/10
  • Starring- Angela Bassett, Michael B. Jordan, and others
  • Oscar Category- 5 nominations

13. Pinocchio- streaming on Netflix India

  • Synopsis- A father’s wish magically brings a wooden boy to life in Italy, giving him a chance to care for the child.
  • IMDB Rating- 7.7/10
  • Starring- Gregory Mann, Ewan McGregor, and others
  • Oscar Category- Best Animated film

14. Blonde- streaming on Netflix India

  • Synopsis- A look at the rise to frame and the epic demise of actress Marilyn Monroe, one of the biggest stars in the world.
  • IMDB Rating- 5.5/10
  • Starring- Ana de Armas, Adrien Brody, and others
  • Oscar Category- Best Actress

15. Tar-rent on Amazon Prime or Vudu

  • Synopsis- Renowned musician Lydia Tár is days away from recording the symphony that will elevate her career. When all elements seem to conspire against her, Lydia’s adopted daughter Petra becomes an integral emotional support for her struggling mother.
  • IMDB Rating- 7.6/10
  • Starring-Cate Blanchett, Nina Hoss, and others
  • Oscar Category- Best Actress

16. To Leslie- rent on Amazon Prime or Vudu soon

  • Synopsis- A single mother turns to alcoholism after using up all the prize money she received after winning the lottery. She soon finds the chance to turn her life around when a motel owner offers her a job.
  • IMDB Rating- 7.1/10
  • Starring- Andrea Riseborough, Marc Maron, and others
  • Oscar Category- Best Actress

17. The Fablemans- rent on Amazon Prime or Vudu

  • Synopsis- Young Sammy Fabelman falls in love with movies after his parents take him to see “The Greatest Show on Earth.” Armed with a camera, Sammy starts to make his own films at home, much to the delight of his supportive mother.
  • IMDB Rating- 7.7/10
  • Starring-Michelle Williams, Gabriel LaBelle, and others
  • Oscar Category- Best Actress

18. The Whale- only in theatres for now

  • Synopsis- An obese and reclusive English teacher tries to reconnect with his estranged teenage daughter for one last chance at redemption.
  • IMDB Rating- 8/10
  • Starring- Brendan Fraser, Sadie Sink, and others
  • Oscar Category- Best Actor

19. Living- only in theatres for now

  • Synopsis- A veteran civil servant receives a medical diagnosis that inspires him to move to the south coast and cram some fun into his remaining days. He meets a sunny young female colleague who seems to have the pep that had previously escaped him.
  • IMDB Rating- 7.5/10
  • Starring- Bill Nighy, Aimee Lou Wood, and others
  • Oscar Category-Best Actor

20. Marcel the Shell with Shoes on- rent on Prime or Vudu

  • Synopsis- Marcel, a 1-inch-tall shell, lives with his grandmother, Connie, the only resident of their town after their neighbors’ sudden, mysterious disappearance. When discovered by a guest amongst the clutter of his Airbnb, the short film he posts online brings Marcel millions of passionate fans and a new hope of reuniting with his long-lost family.
  • IMDB Rating- 7.8/10
  • Starring- Jenny Slate, Dean Fleischer Camp, and others
  • Oscar Category- Best Animated Film

21. Puss in Boots: The Last Wish- rent on Prime or Vudu soon

  • Synopsis- Puss in Boots discovers that his passion for adventure has taken its toll: he has burnt through eight of his nine lives. Puss sets out on an epic journey to find the mythical Last Wish and restore is nine lives.
  • IMDB Rating- 7.9/10
  • Starring- Antonio Banderas, Salma Hayek, and others
  • Oscar Category- Best Animated Film

22. The Sea Beast- streaming on Netflix

  • Synopsis- A young girl stows away on the ship of a legendary sea monster hunter, turning his life upside down as they venture into uncharted waters.
  • IMDB Rating- 7.1/10
  • Starring- Karl Urban, Zaris Angel Hator, and others
  • Oscar Category- Best Animated Film

23. Turning Red- rent on Prime or Vudu

  • Synopsis- A thirteen-year-old girl is torn between staying her mother’s dutiful daughter and the changes of adolescence. And as if the challenges were not enough, whenever she gets overly excited she transforms into a giant red panda.
  • IMDB Rating- 7/10
  • Starring-Maitreyi Ramakrishnan, Sandra Oh, and others
  • Oscar Category- Best Animated Film

24. All the Beauty and the Bloodshed- N/A

  • Synopsis- Rare footage and intimate interviews provide insight into the life and work of renowned photographer and activist Nan Goldin.
  • IMDB Rating- 8/10
  • Starring- Nan Goldin, David Wojnarowicz, and others
  • Oscar Category- Best Documentary Film

25. Fire of Love- streaming on Disney+

  • Synopsis- Intrepid scientists and lovers Katia and Maurice Krafft die in a volcanic explosion doing the very thing that brought them together, unraveling the mysteries of volcanoes by capturing some of nature’s most explosive imagery.
  • IMDB Rating- 7.6/10
  • Starring-Miranda July, Maurice Kraft, and others
  • Oscar Category- Best Documentary Film

26. A House made of Splinters- N/A

  • Synopsis- In war-torn eastern Ukraine, a group of women runs a home. They manage to create a warm place for children placed out of home due to violence or alcohol abuse.
  • IMDB Rating- 7.4/10
  • Starring- N/A
  • Oscar Category- Best Documentary Film

27. Navalny- streaming on HBO Max

  • Synopsis- Detailing the 2020 assassination attempt of Russian opposition leader and former presidential candidate Alexei Navalny, in which he was poisoned with a military-grade nerve agent.
  • IMDB Rating- 7.6/10
  • Starring- Alexei Navalny, Maria Pevchikh, and others
  • Oscar Category- Best Documentary Film

So, how many Oscars do you think India will get home this time? 1..2…. or 3 out of 3? Let us know in the comments section below.

Shivangi AgarwalShivangi Agarwal
Shivangi is an honours graduate in English from Delhi University with a passion for reading and writing. Always keen to know more about the latest gadgets, when she is not reading about tech, she loves listening to Hindi music and grooving to the latest Hindi beats.

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