Oscars 2023: How to watch the 10 best picture nominees before Sunday

Learn how to watch them before the Oscars take place on Sunday, airing live on ABC.

ByCarson Blackwelder and Angeline Jane Bernabe ABCNews logo
Friday, March 10, 2023
How to watch all 10 best picture nominees before Oscars Sunday
Don't think you can watch all 10 best picture nominees before Oscars Sunday? Well buckle up!

With the 2023 Oscars this weekend, the clock is now ticking for movie fans to catch up on all the nominees before the ceremony.

The 10 films nominated for best picture are a good place to start, since they're competing for the top prize.

FULL LIST: Oscar nominations 2023

This year's crop of best picture nominees represent the Academy Awards recognizing a wide range of genres as well as a balance between box office juggernauts and indies, with the film "Everything Everywhere All at Once" being the top-nominated film with 11 nominations.

Continue reading to find out more about these movies and learn how to watch them before the Oscars take place on March 12, airing live on ABC.

"All Quiet on the Western Front"

This image released by Netflix shows a scene from "All Quiet on the Western Front."
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This epic anti-war film based on the novel by Erich Maria Remarque follows the life of an idealistic 17-year-old German soldier who enlists in the German Army with his friends and finds himself exposed to the realities of war. Edward Berger directed the film, which is up for nine Oscar nominations.

How to watch: Streaming on Netflix.

"Avatar: The Way of Water"

This image released by 20th Century Studios shows Jake Sully, portrayed by Sam Worthington, in "Avatar: The Way of Water."
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Thirteen years after he first transported moviegoers to Pandora, director James Cameron gave the world "Avatar: The Way of Water." The film follows James Sully (Sam Worthington), Neytiri (Zo Saldaña) and their family as they join forces with the Na'vi water tribe to fight off a new-yet-familiar foe who has returned for vengeance.

How to watch: Currently playing in theaters and coming to VOD on March 28.

"The Banshees of Inisherin"

This image released by Searchlight Pictures shows Brendan Gleeson in "The Banshees of Inisherin."
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"The Banshees of Inisherin," directed by Martin McDonagh, is set on a remote island off the coast of Ireland in 1923 and follows Pádraic (Colin Farrell), who is left completely shocked and confused when his best friend and drinking buddy Colm (Brendan Gleeson) decides to abruptly decided to end their lifelong friendship.

How to watch: Streaming on HBO Max.


This image released by Warner Bros. Pictures shows Austin Butler in a scene from "Elvis."
Warner Bros. Pictures via AP

The Baz Luhrmann-directed Elvis Presley biopic, aptly titled "Elvis," follows the king of rock 'n' roll, played by Austin Butler, from his humble beginnings to his meteoric rise to fame and eventual downfall, all through the eyes of his manager, Colonel Tom Parker (Tom Hanks).

How to watch: Streaming on HBO Max.

"Everything Everywhere All at Once"

This image released by A24 Films shows, from left, Stephanie Hsu, Michelle Yeoh and Ke Huy Quan in a scene from, "Everything Everywhere All At Once."
Allyson Riggs/A24 Films via AP

Set in an alternate multiverse, Daniel Kwan and Daniel Scheinert tell the story about a Chinese immigrant who learns that she has to connect with parallel universe versions of herself to prevent the multiverse from being destroyed. The film stars Michelle Yeoh, Stephanie Hsu, Ke Huy Quan and Jamie Lee Curtis.

How to watch: Streaming on Showtime -- including the add-on package to Amazon, Hulu and Paramount+ -- and available on various VOD platforms.

"The Fabelmans"

This image released by Universal Pictures and Amblin Entertainment shows Gabriel LaBelle in a scene from "The Fabelmans."
Merie Weismiller Wallace/Universal Pictures and Amblin Entertainment via AP

In this already award-winning film inspired by his own childhood, director Steven Spielberg tells the story about a young aspiring filmmaker named Sammy Fabelman who discovers a shattering family secret along the way.

How to watch: Available on various VOD platforms.


This image released by Focus Features shows Cate Blanchett in a scene from "Tár."
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Cate Blanchett stars in this Todd Field-directed psychological drama about a fictional composer's downfall.

How to watch: Streaming on Peacock.

"Top Gun: Maverick"

This image released by Paramount Pictures shows Tom Cruise portraying Capt. Pete "Maverick" Mitchell in a scene from "Top Gun: Maverick."
Scott Garfield/Paramount Pictures via AP

"Top Gun: Maverick," directed by Joseph Kosinski, picks up 30 years after the events of 1986's "Top Gun" and follows Tom Cruise's Pete "Maverick" Mitchell as he returns to train a fresh crop of Top Gun graduates for a special mission.

How to watch: Streaming on Paramount+.

"Triangle of Sadness"

This image released by Neon shows Charlbi Dean Kriek, left, and Harris Dickinson in a scene from "Triangle of Sadness."
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"Triangle of Sadness," directed by Ruben stlund, follows a model-influencer couple, played by Harris Dickinson and the late Charlbi Dean, who embark on a luxury yacht cruise with super-wealthy guests and a drunk captain (Woody Harrelson). Everything seems to be going fine on the trip -- until disaster strikes, that is.

How to watch: Streaming on Hulu.

"Women Talking"

This image released by United Artists shows Rooney Mara, from left,, Claire Foy, Judith Ivey, Sheila McCarthy, Michelle McLeod and Jessie Buckley in a scene from "Women Talking."
Michael Gibson/Orion - United Artists Releasing via AP

"Women Talking" by director Sarah Polley, is a film based on a novel of the same name by author Miriam Toews. It follows the women of Manitoba Colony -- an isolated Mennonite colony in Bolivia, and their struggle to reconcile with their faith after a series of sexual assaults.

How to watch: Available on various VOD platforms.

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