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21 Oscar-Nominated Movies to Stream on Peacock Right Now

Celebrate Oscar® season with these celebrated films.

By Adam Waring
Oppenheimer Peacock

We smell Oscar! Awards season is upon us, and Peacock’s got a juicy collection of Oscar-nominated (and winning) films to help you celebrate. Whether it’s new movies that are in contention this year, or acclaimed hits from years past, this solid list should keep you cinematically satisfied for quite some time.

1. Oppenheimer (2023)

In this epic blockbuster hit from Christopher Nolan, Physicist J. Robert Oppenheimer (Cillian Murphy) and a team of scientists spend years developing the atomic bomb, forever changing the course of history. Nominated for 13 Oscars, including Best Picture, Best Director, and Best Actor.

Stream Oppenheimer.

2. The Holdovers (2023)

Director Alexander Payne is in fine form with this charming dramedy set in 1971. Forced to spend Christmas break at his prep school, a curmudgeonly instructor (Paul Giamatti) develops an unlikely bond with a troubled student and the head cook (Da'Vine Joy Randolph). Nominated for five Oscars, including Best Picture, Best Actor, and Best Supporting Actress.

Stream The Holdovers.

3. Dallas Buyers Club (2013)

Based on a remarkable true story, this 1980s-set drama stars Matthew McConaughey as Texas electrician Ron Woodroof, who smuggles medicine into the United States to help AIDS patients get the care they need after he is diagnosed with the disease. Nominated for six Oscars including Best Picture, winner of three (including McConaughey for Best Actor and Jared Leto for Best Supporting Actor).

Stream Dallas Buyers Club.

4. Arrival (2016)

In this stunning, smart sci-fi film directed by Denis Villeneuve, Amy Adams stars as a linguistics professor who leads an elite team of investigators in a race against time to communicate with extraterrestrial visitors. Nominated for eight Oscars including Best Picture and Best Director, winner of one (Best Sound Editing).

Stream Arrival.

5. Promising Young Woman (2020)

Carey Mulligan stars in this thought-provoking drama as a young woman traumatized by a tragic event in her past who seeks vengeance against those who crossed her path. Nominated for five Oscars including Best Picture, Best Director, and Best Actress, winner of one for Best Original Screenplay.

Stream Promising Young Woman.

6. Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind (2004)

This star-studded, visually arresting favorite from acclaimed writer Charlie Kaufman and director Michel Gondry focuses on a couple (Jim Carrey, Kate Winslet) who, after a painful breakup, undergo a medical procedure to have each other erased from their memories. Nominated for two Oscars, winner of one (for Kaufman’s Original Screenplay).

Stream Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind.

7. The Curious Case of Benjamin Button (2008)

Brad Pitt and Cate Blanchett star in this lavishly produced fantasy drama from director David Fincher. Born an old man in 1918 New Orleans, Benjamin Button ages in reverse and becomes familiar with the nature of love — and death — as he pursues the woman of his dreams. Nominated for 13 Oscars including Best Picture, Best Director, and Best Actor, winner of three (Best Visual Effects, Best Art Direction, Best Make Makeup).

Stream The Curious Case of Benjamin Button.

8. The Constant Gardener (2005)

The acclaimed Brazilian filmmaker Fernando Maeirelles directed this beautiful, thrilling drama about a mild-mannered English diplomat (Ralph Fiennes) who begins a transcontinental quest to uncover the truth about his wife's death in Kenya, unearthing disturbing revelations. Nominated for Four Oscars, winner of one (Best Supporting Actress Rachel Weisz).

Stream The Constant Gardener.

9. Brokeback Mountain (2005)

Ang Lee became the first Asian to win the Academy Award for Best Director for this groundbreaking western weepie from a short story by Annie Proulx. In 1960s Wyoming, rodeo cowboy Jack Twist (Jake Gyllenhaal) and rancher Ennis Del Mar (Heath Ledger) share a secret forbidden romance that endures through many years. Nominated for eight Oscars including Best Picture, Best Actor (Ledger), and Best Supporting Actor (Gyllenhaal), winner of two (also Best Original Score).

Stream Brokeback Mountain.

10. Pretty Woman (1990)

Richard Gere and Julia Roberts star in this classic rom-com about a cold-hearted businessman who pays a woman to accompany him on a week of social events in Beverly Hills, not expecting to fall in love. Roberts received an Oscar nomination for Best Actress for her role.

Stream Pretty Woman.

11. Lost In Translation (2003)

Writer-director Sofia Coppola made a big splash with this bittersweet drama about a lonely, aging actor (Bill Murray), in Tokyo to shoot a commercial, who forms an unlikely bond with a conflicted young woman (Scarlett Johansson) accompanying her celebrity photographer husband. Nominated for four Oscars, including Best Picture, Best Director, and Best Actor, winner of Best Original Screenplay.

Stream Lost in Translation.

12. Working Girl (1988)

In this delightfully perfect cross between a romantic comedy and a workplace comedy, savvy New York City receptionist Tess McGill (Melanie Griffith) takes her boss's place working with a merger specialist (Harrison Ford) after her idea is stolen without giving due credit. Nominated for six Oscars, including Best Picture, Best Director (Mike Nichols), and Best Actress, winner of Best Original Song for “Let the River Run” by Carly Simon.

Stream Working Girl.

13. Death Becomes Her (1992)

Now a warning?!” Meryl Streep and Goldie Hawn star as a fading actress and her longtime rival who fight over a plastic surgeon they're both interested in, and the secret to eternal beauty. This fan-favorite comedy is chock full of meme-able lines and is not to be missed. Nominated for (and won) one Oscar for Best Visual Effects.

Stream Death Becomes Her.

14. Back to the Future (1985)

Michael J. Fox made the transition from teen sitcom star to bigtime movie star with this megahit film directed by Robert Zemeckis. High school teenager Marty McFly is accidentally sent to 1955 in a time-traveling DeLorean invented by his friend, the eccentric scientist Doc Brown (Christopher Lloyd). Nominated for four Oscars, winner of one for best Sound Effects Editing.

Stream Back to the Future.

15. Kung Fu Panda (2008)

Chosen to fulfill an ancient prophecy, a clumsy panda (Jack Black) must become a martial arts master and defend his people from a villainous snow leopard. The whole family will love this huge hit from Dreamworks Animation. Nominated for one Oscar for Best Animated Feature.

Stream Kung Fu Panda.

16. Atonement (2007)

Based on a critically acclaimed bestselling book, this drama revolves around a false accusation that forever changes the lives of a young teen (Saoirse Ronan), her older sister (Keira Knightley), and the latter's innocent lover (James McAvoy). Nominated for seven Oscars including Best Picture, winner of one for Best Original Score.

Stream Atonement.

17. Alien (1979)

Sigourney Weaver became a star with this terrifying sci-fi classic directed by Ridley Scott. Crew members aboard an interstellar freighter encounter a merciless monster that crawls around their ship's dark corridors as it kills them one by one. Nominated for two Oscars, winner of one for Best Visual Effects.

Stream Alien.

18. Creed (2015)

The Rocky legacy was brought back to life with this well-received hit. Long-retired boxer Rocky Balboa (Sylvester Stallone) agrees to train Apollo Creed's son to become a fighter, even as the former champ battles an opponent deadlier than any he ever faced in the ring. Stallone was nominated for the Best Supporting Actor Oscar.

Stream Creed.

19. Pride & Prejudice (2005)

Jane Austen’s beloved 19th century novel receives a fine adaptation with this gorgeous, beautifully acted film. As Elizabeth Bennet (Keira Knightley) faces mounting pressure to marry, sparks fly when she meets the handsome Mr. Darcy (Matthew Macfadyen) while living in the English countryside. Nominated for four Oscars, including Best Actress.

Stream Pride & Prejudice.

20. Ray (2004)

In this acclaimed biopic, Ray Charles (Oscar-winner Jamie Foxx), blind since childhood, overcomes poverty, hardship, and addiction to become a legend who redefines soul music and inspires a generation. Nominated for five Oscars, including Best Picture, winner of two (also Best Sound Mixing).

Stream Ray.

21. My Cousin Vinny (1992)

A Brooklyn lawyer (Joe Pesci) with no experience and his talkative girlfriend (Marisa Tomei) travel to Alabama to defend his wrongfully convicted cousin (Ralph Macchio) in this enduring, fan-favorite comedy. Tomei won the Best Supporting Actress Oscar for her not-to-be-missed performance as the colorful, whip-smart Mona Lisa Vito.

Stream My Cousin Vinny.

Check out all of the Oscar-Nominated films on Peacock.

Note: Content availability is subject to change. Titles are not ranked.