Rachel Paige
February 20, 2015 10:42 am

The 87th annual Academy Awards are this Sunday. That means this is your last chance pre-ceremony to watch all the Oscar nominated movies you still haven’t seen from this past year! Hey, better late than never, right?

Don’t worry if Birdman is gone from your nearest theater, it’s already out on DVD. Indeed, many Oscar nominated movies can be viewed from the comforts of your own living room. So make some microwave popcorn, sit back, and brush up on these noms before they win big Sunday night.

Birdman

Best Picture, Best Actor, Best Director, Best Supporting Actress, Best Supporting Actor, Best Original Screenplay, Best Cinematography, Best Sound Mixing, Best Sound Editing

How to Watch: DVD

You’ve probably already seen this one. But go ahead and watch it again because it’s just that good.

Boyhood

Best Picture, Best Supporting Actor, Best Supporting Actress, Best Director, Best Screenplay, Best Editing

How to Watch: DVD, Redbox, On Demand

No other movie this Oscar season (or literally in the history of time) has been able to give us all the feels that come with watching someone grow up right before our eyes (and condensed down into only two hours!).

The Theory of Everything

Best Picture, Best Actor, Best Actress, Best Adapted Screenplay, Best Original Score

How to Watch: DVD, Amazon Instant Video, On Demand

If you want to see two actors completely transform into the real-life people they’re playing, you need to check out the Theory of Everything. Many speculate that Eddie Redmayne might walk away with Oscar glory for Best Actor.

The Grand Budapest Hotel

Best Picture, Best Director, Best Original Screenplay, Best Score, Best Cinematography, Best Film Editing, Best Production Design, Best Costume Design, Best Makeup and Hairstyling, Best Original Score

How to Watch: DVD, HBO Go,

There’s something magically whimsical about everything Wes Anderson touches, and Grand Budapest Hotel is no exception. It’s filled with the most bright and vibrant characters, background colors, scenery, ideas.

Gone Girl 

Best Actress

How to Watch: DVD, Amazon Play, Google Play, Redbox

Think Amazing Amy can take home a little gold?

The Judge

Best Supporting Actor

How to Watch: DVD, Google Play, Amazon Play, Redbox, On Demand

Robert Duvall already has an Oscar, but that was from way back in 1984. Also, Robert Downey Jr.

Big Hero 6 

Best Animated Feature

How to Watch: DVD, Amazon Instant Video

The first Disney and Marvel animated feature was a treat for both young and old audience alike. You can bet there will be more of these movies in the future.

How To Train Your Dragon 2

Best Animated Feature

How to Watch: DVD, Amazon Instant Video

While this second Dragon was a lot heavier than the first, it was still just as heartwarming as the original. Also, dragons are cool.

Guardians of the Galaxy

Best Visual Effects, Best Makeup and Hairstyling

How to Watch: DVD, On Demand

Let’s hope that GotG wins at least one Oscar, so then Chris Pratt cay say by association that he is an Oscar winner.

Finding Vivian Maier

Best Documentary Feature

How to Watch: DVD

Vivian Maier went mostly unrecognized for her work as a photographer during her lifetime. It was only after her death that her real life story began to unfurl, and through interviews with people who knew her best, this documentary recognizes her work, and legacy.

Last Days in Vietnam

Best Documentary Feature

How to Watch: DVD, and it WAS streaming live on PBS, and we all missed it

If you’re a big war buff, you’re going to want to check this documentary out. It’s got a very high 95% rating on Rotten Tomatoes.

Virunga

Best Documentary Feature

How to Watch: Netflix

BTW, this is the movie Netflix has been tweeting up a storm about. They’re so happy it’s on the site, and everyone should basically go watch it immediately. It’s about trying to save gorillas in the Congo, so be ready to cry through half of it.

Crisis Hotline: Veterans Press 1

Best Documentary Short Subject

How to Watch: HBO Go, Amazon Instant Video

This documentary takes us behind the scenes at a crisis hotline that operates 24/7 for veterans who are dealing with the stress and hardships after returning from overseas.

Captain America: The Winter Soldier

Visual Effects

How to Watch: DVD, Google Play, Amazon

Just like “Oscar Winner Chris Pratt,” don’t you want, “Oscar Winner Captain America,” huh?

X-Men Days of Future Past

Visual Effects

How to Watch: DVD, Google Play, Amazon Play, Redbox

Yes, the visual effects in X-Men were fascinating, especially the slow motion/fast chase moment where Quicksilver runs on the walls.

Nightcrawler

Best Original Screenplay

How to Watch: DVD, Amazon Instant Video, Google Play

Do you need an intense crime thriller that’s also about journalism? That’s Nightcrawler. Enjoy!

ALL the live action shorts

All the shorts can be downloaded in a bundle right here!

ALL the animated shorts

And all the animated shorts can be downloaded in a bundle right here!

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