Top Oscar nominated movies worth watching


Charlotte McGeady, Staff Writer

The Oscar nominations for Best Picture came out late Jan.  of this year, but which ones are worth your time? We’ll let you know the top three out of ten nominees worth sitting down and watching with a bag of popcorn.

  • The Banshees of Inisherin

This is a movie full of funny moments that ends with a pit of sadness and dread that bubbles into something that can only be described as relief. 

With an amazing performance by Colin Farrell and acting that can only be described as cry-worthy and gut wrenching from Barry Keoghan, this movie is worth watching. The credits roll and all you can do is sit and think as Carter Burwell’s haunting score plays.

“I’ve never been more moved by a movie,” said one survey taker. “It’s something that had a pit in my stomach the entire time, and then somehow would make me laugh.”

The Banshees of Inisherin is available on HBO Max and to rent on Apple TV, Prime Video and Youtube Movies.

  • Tár

This movie is a hysterical take on cancel culture, starring the eight time Oscar winner Cate Blachett as she wows audiences while we descend into her failure and madness. 

“This is one of my favorite Cate Blanchett movies, it’s one of my favorite performances by her,” another survey taker explained. 

Its music is another plus to this continuously wowing movie. Tár is centered around music, and its composer, Hildur Guðnadóttir’s, created unique music throughout the movie. It’s a shock to many that it didn’t get nominated for best soundtrack. 

It’s a movie with a lot of meta humor that others will enjoy while also taking itself very seriously. I believe anyone can sit down and thoroughly enjoy this movie. 

You can view Tár on Peacock and for rent on Prime Video and Apple Tv.

  • Everything Everywhere all at Once

A24 is the little studio that could; with winning 2017 Best Picture for Moonlight, the first Best Picture academy award for the studio, and giving Everything Everywhere All at Once a clear chance to be the second. 

Everything Everywhere All at Once got the top 35% of votes on the survey for favorite movie nominated for best picture out of 10 other movies, making it a favorite among the people.

“A24 is my favorite studio. I’ve seen a lot of their movies, I’m glad how much they grew,” a surveyor commented. 

And the studio excels even more in Everything Everywhere All at Once by bringing new opportunities for previous child actor Ke Huy Quan and returning Hollywood legend Jamie Lee Curtis. This star studded cast brings a home-like feeling for the audience, and you believe this family of three is a real family running a dingy laundry mat. 

It has unbeatable humor that masks a deeper, much more intense story that children of immigrants to the average person can enjoy. It leaves you with this warm feeling knowing you would be happy in another universe just doing laundry and taxes with someone. 

You can rent Everything Everywhere All at Once on Prime Video, Apple TV, Roku, Showtime and Paramount+.


All of these movies have a unique story, being from different studios with just one goal: show their message to the world. These three are the top Oscar nominations that are worth seeing for their message that has inspired so many to get them on this list. You can see who wins the Oscar on March 12th, 8 p.m. EST!

Photo: Andrew Eccles for Variety