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2021 Oscars Best Picture Contenders: How They Compare and Where to Watch

Likewise Insights

Has it really been a year since the last Oscars? With nominations having recently been announced, the biggest awards show in the movie business is just around the corner. We’re just as excited as you are and went ahead and spotlighted this year’s contender for the Academy Award for Best Picture.

The Father

When an elderly man begins to experience the mental perils of aging, his daughter steps in to support him. Amidst these changes, he starts to question his loved ones, himself, and even what is and isn’t real. Find it in theaters or in streaming video on demand from Prime Video and other platforms starting March 26.

Judas and the Black Messiah

Starring Daniel Kaluuya as rising Black Panther’s star Fred Hampton and Lakeith Stanfield as up and coming party member William O’Neal, this historical drama has never seemed more relevant in an American culture that’s struggling to come to terms with its own racial history. The movie recently left HBO Max, but you can still check it out in theaters.


For a darker meta-take on Hollywood than you might’ve experienced in La La Land, check out this Hollywood retrospective from the 1930s through the perspective of screenwriter Herman J. Mankiewicz as he strives to complete the screenplay of Citizen Kane. You’ll find it ready to stream on Netflix.


What happens when a Korean family from California moves to Arkansas to start a farm in the 1980s? Minari seeks to answer this question with a fresh take on culture clash in rural America. Find it in streaming video on demand from Prime Video and other popular providers.


From Searchlight Pictures, this historical epic follows the journey of an old woman who departs for the American West as a nomad amidst the Great Depression. In a cinematic world where superheroes are used to taking center stage, Nomadland proves there’s still room for the everyday nobodies. Find it on Hulu.

Promising Young Woman

When a young woman struggles to wrestle with the demons of her past, she takes matters into her own and begins a nightly crusade to take vengeance in her own hands. That is, until, a friendly classmate from old comes into the picture. Find it in streaming video on demand from Prime Video and other popular providers.

Sound of Metal

When a heavy-metal drummer begins to learn his hearing, everything changes and his life is thrown into freefall when he begins to lose his hearing. Amidst learning ASL and experiencing recovery groups, Ruben’s journey takes all too many unexpected turns. Watch Sound of Metal for free on Prime Video.

The Trial of the Chicago 7

From famed playwright, producer, director Aaron Sorkin, experience the story of 7 individuals put on trial following an uprising at the 1968 Democratic National Convention in Chicago. Originally slated for theatrical release in Fall of 2020, the rights to this Paramount feature film were later sold to Netflix where you can now stream it!

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Eddie is an avid learner with an interest in history, economics, and biography books. While not quite a true streaming buff, Eddie enjoys the occasional fantasy or science fiction show or movie. In his free time, he enjoys hiking the Pacific Northwest and all forms of pick-up sports!
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