Where to Watch the 9 Best Picture Oscar Nominees Right Now

Where to Watch the 9 Best Picture Oscar Nominees Right Now

Feb 27, 2014

Want to catch up on the Best Picture nominees before Oscar night? We tell you which ones are still in theaters and which ones you can view at home on either DVD/Blu-ray or VOD.

 

American Hustle

Box Office to Date: $144.4 million

Number of Theaters Still Playing: 903

DVD/BD: March 18

VOD: cable MOD March 18

Best Bet: If you want to see Jennifer Lawrence's Oscar-nominated performance as she flips out over a smoldering microwave, you're going to have to find a theater still playing American Hustle. No need for histrionics… it's still playing at over 900 theaters around the U.S. See Fandango for theaters, tickets and showtimes near you.

 

Captain Phillips

Box Office to Date: $107 million

Number of Theaters Still Playing: Very limited screenings left in select cities

DVD/BD: January 21

VOD: cable MOD, Amazon, Vudu, iTunes

Best Bet: The Blu-ray is going to be the highest quality option to see Tom Hanks as real-life Captain Richard Phillips, but you can rent the movie in standard definition for as little as $3.99 on Amazon, Vudu and iTunes. 

 

Dallas Buyers Club

Box Office to Date: $24.8 million

Number of Theaters Still Playing: 175

DVD/BD: February 4

VOD: cable MOD, Amazon, Vudu, iTunes

Best Bet: You can still catch Matthew McConaughey and Jared Leto in this Best Picture nominee on the big screen in a few theaters, but it plays best at home on Blu-ray. The VOD services offer the standard version for rent for as little as $4.99. See Fandango for theaters, tickets and showtimes near you.

 

Gravity

Box Office to Date: $269 million

Number of Theaters Still Playing: 348

DVD/BD: February 25

VOD: cable MOD, Amazon, Vudu, iTunes

Best Bet: See Sandra Bullock and George Clooney stranded in space on the biggest screen possible while you still can—we're talking IMAX and in 3D. The next best options are the Blu-ray 3D and Blu-ray at home. This isn't a movie you will want to see in standard definition, even though the various VOD services offer it in additional to HD downloads and streaming. See Fandango for theaters, tickets and showtimes near you.

 

Her

Box Office to Date: $24.1 million

Number of Theaters Still Playing: 250

DVD/BD: N/A

VOD: N/A

Best Bet: If you want to see Joaquin Phoenix in high-waisted pants fall in love with his operating system (voiced by Scarlett Johansson) in Spike Jonze's unsettling futuristic romantic drama, you're going to have to catch it in theaters. See Fandango for theaters, tickets and showtimes near you.

 

 

Nebraska

Box Office to Date: $16.6 million

Number of Theaters Still Playing: 210

DVD/BD: February 18

VOD: cable MOD, Amazon, Vudu, iTunes

Best Bet: This is a quiet movie with strong performances (especially by Bruce Dern) that would be best appreciated in a comfortable setting free of distractions, such as in your living room on Blu-ray or VOD. Otherwise see Fandango for theaters, tickets and showtimes near you.

 

Philomena

Box Office to Date: $33 million

Number of Theaters Still Playing: 1,004

DVD/BD: N/A

VOD: Available for preorder only on Amazon, Vudu and iTunes

Best Bet: You can't watch Judi Dench in her Oscar-nominated performance anytime soon at home, but the good news is that Philomena is still playing in over a thousand theaters across the country. See Fandango for theaters, tickets and showtimes near you. 

 

12 Years a Slave

Box Office to Date: $49.2 million

Number of Theaters Still Playing: 349

DVD/BD: March 4

VOD: Available to download to own—not rent—on Amazon, Vudu and iTunes.

Best Bet: If you want to watch this harrowing slavery drama at home before the Oscars, you have to download it to own from a VOD service. Otherwise there are still a few hundred theaters playing 12 Years a Slave, which many consider the Best Picture front-runner. See Fandango for theaters, tickets and showtimes near you.

 

The Wolf of Wall Street

Box Office to Date: $113.1 million

Number of Theaters Still Playing: 627

DVD/BD: March 25

VOD: N/A

Best Bet: Martin Scorsese's opus about Wall Street excess starring Leonardo DiCaprio is ideal for home viewing due to its butt-challenging run time, but right now the only way to see it before Oscar night is in theaters. See Fandango for theaters, tickets and showtimes near you.

 

 

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