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Oscar nominated films currently on Netflix

Still pretending that you actually watched all the Academy Award nominated films?

Fear no longer, thanks to Netflix you can stream several of the Oscar nominated films from the comfort of your couch.

Here's what Netflix currently has on tap for Oscar nominees:

The Lobster: Best original screenplay

Featuring a rare blend of equal parts humour and fright, The Lobster brings the best of cinema to your television. According to the Netflix synopsis says it all: “In a near-future world, single people are hunted and forced to find mates within 45 days, or be turned into animals and banished to the wilderness.”

Starring in this dark comedy is Colin Farrell, along with the fine acting skills of Jessica Barden and Rachel Weisz.

Extremis: Best documentary short subject

This documentary is arguably one of the most confronting ones of the year. As the story unwinds, we see the high pressure situations that families are placed in regarding their relatives, having to make difficult end-of-life decisions for them. Directed by Dan Krauss, this documentary is momentous, and definitely worth watching.

Working with emotionally tough subject matter, Extremis is arguably one of the most documentaries of the year. Viewers see the high pressure situations that families are placed in regarding their relatives and having to make difficult end-of-life decisions for them. Directed by Dan Krauss, this documentary is momentous, and definitely worth watching.

The Jungle Book: Best visual effects

Film makers are always playing with fire when recreating classic movies, but this updated version of the Jungle Book sets a new standard. You’ll recognize the voices of some pretty notable stars during this movie, such as Bill Murray, Scarlett Johansson and Christopher Walken, but what you'll really be impressed with is the stunning, state-of-the-art visual effects.

The White Helmets: Best Documentary Short Subject

Another one destined for the film buff, especially in the wake of 2016’s tragic events in war-torn countries. You’ll see the realities for those who deal with daily airstrikes in Syria – and the stories of brave first responders who risk it all to rescue the victims from the rubble.

Get the popcorn and sweatpants ready! What's your favorite Oscar nominated movie?


 
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