From Poor Things to Oppenheimer: 5 Must-See Oscar-Nominated Films
From Poor Things to Oppenheimer: 5 Must-See Oscar-Nominated Films 2024 ( Photo Credit – IMDb )

As Barb-enheimer, one of the most iconic cinematic clashes of the past year, comes to an end, movie buffs and cinephiles look to this year with a lot of hope. 2024 was surely an iconic year for the film industry, with the release of some of the biggest hits like Barbie, Oppenheimer, and Poor Things. Movies with risky plotlines raised the bar high for movie lovers in the past year. Featuring stellar casts and gripping plots, here are five Oscar-nominated critically acclaimed films that have captured the hearts of fans and are a must-watch. And here’s where you can watch them.


With a stellar cast led by Cillian Murphy, who portrays the role of scientist J. Robert Oppenheimer, the movie secures the most Oscar nominations, totaling 13. Set against the backdrop of World War II, the plot unfolds as Lt. Gen. Leslie Groves Jr. selects physicist J. Robert Oppenheimer to spearhead the covert Manhattan Project.

Entrusted with the monumental task of developing the atomic bomb, Oppenheimer and his team dedicated years to research and development. Their relentless efforts culminated on July 16, 1945, as they bore witness to the inaugural nuclear detonation, marking a pivotal moment in history. The booming explosion of the atomic bomb heralds a new era, forever altering the trajectory of global affairs.

Where to Watch: JioCinema

Poor Things

Starring Emma Stone, Mark Ruffalo, and Willem Dafoe in lead roles, “Poor Things” has garnered 11 nominations. The plot revolves around the peculiar patient, Bella Baxter, who resides in the ward of Godwin, a surgeon. Max, a new assistant to the surgeon, discovers Bella and is captivated by her childlike personality.

He soon learns of the extraordinary medical procedure that created Bella, where the brain of an infant was transplanted into her mother’s head to save her life. After Bella accepts Max’s proposal for marriage, the duo embarks on a journey in which Bella’s mind begins to mature.

Where to Watch: Rent or purchase at Apple TV or Google Play Movies

Killers of the Flower Moon

Based on actual events, the story of ‘Killers of the Flower Moon’ unfolds in the Osage Nation, where the discovery of oil on their reservation in 1920s Oklahoma leads to immense wealth. However, sinister forces within the community orchestrate a series of murders targeting wealthy Osage, including Mollie Kyle’s family.

As the killings escalate, Mollie’s husband, Ernest Burkhart, becomes embroiled in the conspiracy. The film stars Leonardo DiCaprio, Robert De Niro, and Lily Gladstone in lead roles and secured 10 nominations. The movie also earned Lily Gladstone an Oscar nomination, which was historic in itself because of her heritage.

Where To Watch: Apple TV


Starring Margot Robbie as Barbie and Ryan Gosling as Ken, ‘Barbie’ has been a favorite of audiences and critics and received nominations in 8 categories. The movie transports viewers to the imaginative realm of Barbie Land, where Barbie resides amidst various versions of herself in a matriarchal society. However, a pivotal incident compels Barbie to embark on a journey alongside Ken, venturing from the confines of Barbieland to the complexities of the real world. Along this transformative path, they confront societal norms and grapple with existential crises.

Where to Watch: JioCinema

American Fiction

Starring Jeffrey Wright in the lead role, American Fiction has secured 5 nominations. The story revolves around the life of Thelonious Monk Ellison, a brilliant African-American writer and professor who faces rejection from publishers and conflicts at his university over his portrayal of racial issues.

Forced to revisit his hometown of Boston, he confronts family struggles and societal expectations. As he grapples with personal and professional challenges, Monk’s journey prompts introspection and reevaluation of his identity and beliefs. This comedy-drama is the perfect watch for anyone going through the same challenges.

Where to Watch: Amazon Prime Video

These Oscar-nominated movies have brought back the focus to cinema in a world of streaming. With beautifully crafted stories, they have increased curiosity for the upcoming projects of Christopher Nolan, Emma Stone, and many more.

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