Oscars 2018: how UK film fans can watch every nominated movie

If you want to make your own mind up about this year's Oscar-nominated films, here's how to watch them (Photo: Shutterstock)
If you want to make your own mind up about this year's Oscar-nominated films, here's how to watch them (Photo: Shutterstock)

Taking place on Sunday 4 March, the 90th Academy Awards ceremony looks set to be one of the most groundbreaking nights in Oscars history.

The nominations were announced earlier this week, confirming that a diverse range of films will all be vying for the top spot on the big night.

For any movie buffs hoping to catch up on the big releases they've missed before the Oscars ceremony, here are all of the nominated films in major categories and where to watch them.

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    Get Out

    Nominated for multiple awards (including Best Director and Best Original Screenplay) you can purchase a digital copy of thriller Get Out on Amazon Instant Video.

    Call Me By Your Name


    This romantic coming-of-age drama has already left the majority of cinemas after its October release date, but you can pre-order a download on Amazon Instant Video.

    Darkest Hour

    See Gary Oldman's take on Winston Churchill in recently released war drama, Darkest Hour.

    It's in cinemas now.


    You can rent or buy Christopher Nolan's war epic through Amazon Instant Video and watch it instantly.


    Lady Bird

    Greta Gerwig's directorial debut, comedy-drama Lady Bird will be released in UK cinemas on Friday 16 February.

    Phantom Thread

    Starring Daniel Day-Lewis, historical drama Phantom Thread is schedule for release in UK cinemas on Friday 2 February.

    The Big Sick

    Romantic comedy, The Big Sick, is available to stream now for Amazon Prime members.


    The Post

    Based on a true story, Steven Spielberg's political thriller, The Post, stars Meryl Streep and Tom Hanks as the Washington Post journalists who attempted to publish the classified Pentagon Papers in the early 1970s.

    It is showing in cinemas now.

    All The Money In The World

    Still showing in some cinemas, Ridley Scott's crime thriller All The Money In The World stars Michelle Williams and Mark Wahlberg, and was released on 5 January.

    The film is available to pre-order for download on Amazon Instant Video, but there is currently no information as to when it will become available.


    The Shape of Water

    Fantasy master Guillermo del Toro returns with a captivating drama that critics are calling his best since Pan's Labyrinth.

    While an exact UK release date hasn't been nailed down at the time of writing, it looks set to be close to Valentine's Day on 14 February.

    Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri

    Catch the funny and surprising Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri (from the writer and director behind Seven Psychopaths and In Bruges) in cinemas now.



    Released in March 2017, Logan (part of the X-Men series) is long gone from cinemas, but a digital download can be purchased via Amazon Instant Video now.

    Roman J Israel Esq

    From Nightcrawler writer and director, Dan Gilroy, comes this American legal drama film starring Denzel Washington, Colin Farrell, and Carmen Ejogo.

    It is due for a UK-wide cinematic release on Friday 2 February.

    I, Tonya

    This biographical black comedy is based on the life of figure skater Tonya Harding and her connection to the 1994 attack on her rival Nancy Kerrigan.


    It will be released in UK cinemas on Friday 23 February.

    Molly's Game

    Based on Molly Bloom's memoir about her real underground poker empire and the FBI investigation that it prompted, Molly's Game is in cinemas now.

    If you miss it, you can pre-order a digital copy on Amazon Instant Video.


    This American period drama stars Carey Mulligan, Garrett Hedlund, Jason Clarke, Jason Mitchell, and Mary J Blige, and is available to stream on Netflix now.


    The Disaster Artist

    Widely released in the UK on 6 December last year, this comedic take on the making of Tommy Wiseau's infamous film The Room is still being shown at a few cinemas across the country.

    The film is also available to pre-order for download on Amazon Instant Video, but the digital release date is not displayed on the website.