Some must-see Oscar nominees like Hidden Figures and La La Land haven’t been released on DVD, Blu-Ray, or Video on Demand, but the following films are easy to watch from the comfort of your own home before the 89th Academy Awards on February 26th. These are some of the best movies year 2016 have produced. Check them out.
Florence Foster Jenkins is a biographical comedy-drama directed by Stephen Fears about the New York heiress of the same name who became an opera singer known for her complete lack of any singing skill. Meryl Streep stars as Florence Foster Jenkins, and Hugh Grant plays her husband and manager, the Shakespearean actor, St. Clair Bayfield.
The Netflix documentary 13th by Selma director Ava DuVernay centers on the impact of racial prejudice in the United States criminal justice system and is titled after the Thirteenth Amendment to the United States Constitution which outlawed slavery with one loophole—unless as punishment for a crime.
Kubo and the Two Strings is perfect for a family movie night. The 3-D stop-motion animated adventure film directed by Travis Knight has an all-star cast of voice actors, including Rooney Mara, George Takei, and Charlize Theron. The Laika film revolves around Kubo, a one-eyed boy in ancient Japan who has magical powers and must subdue an army of evil spirits.
The White Helmets is yet another short Netflix documentary to receive a nomination at the 89th Academy Awards. The prescient film follows the daily operations of volunteer workers of the Syrian Civil Defense who put themselves in the middle of the direst situations to rescue citizens. This group is also known as the White Helmets.
Zootopia is a Disney animated film directed by Byron Howard and Rich Moore that details the unlikely partnership between a fox con artist and a rabbit police officer as they undercover a conspiracy involving the disappearance of certain predator species from Zootopia. The cast includes Idris Elba, Jenny Slate, Ginnifer Goodwin, Jason Bateman, and Shakira.