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Eighteen Oscar-nominated movies you can watch online today

The Oscars are around the corner, and you'll want to catch up on your movie watching ahead of Feb. 22. Check our list of 18 Oscar nominated movies and where you can find affordable prices to rent, buy or stream them online. 

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    Gillian Flynn accepts the award for best adapted screenplay for "Gone Girl" at the 20th Annual Critics' Choice Movie Awards in Los Angeles, California January 15, 2015.
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If you love the Oscars as much as we do, you'll want to catch up on your movie watching ahead of Feb. 22. We've rounded up all of the 2015 Oscar nominees that you can watch online right now. 

You'll have to rent or buy most of the movies on our list, but a handful are available through streaming services you might already subscribe to.

The Grand Budapest Hotel

Nominations:
Best Picture, Directing (Wes Anderson), Cinematography, Costume Design, Film Editing, Makeup and Hairstyling, Original Score, Production Design, and Original Screenplay 

Streaming on HBO Go until 2/28/15
Buy for $12.99 (HD) from Amazon or Google Play

Boyhood

Nominations:
Best Picture, Actor in a Supporting Role (Ethan Hawke), Actress in a Supporting Role (Patricia Arquette), Directing (Richard Linklater), Film Editing, and Original Screenplay

Rent for $3.99 (SD) or $4.99 (HD) from Amazon or Google Play
Buy for $12.99 (SD) or $14.99 (HD) from AmazonGoogle Play, or iTunes

Gone Girl

Nomination:
Actress in a Leading Role (Rosamond Pike)

Rent for $4.99 (SD) or $5.99 (HD) from Amazon or Google Play
Buy for $12.99 (SD) or $14.99 (HD) from AmazonGoogle Play, or iTunes

The Judge

Nomination:
Supporting Actor (Robert Duvall)

Buy for $14.99 (SD) or $19.99 (HD) from AmazoniTunes, or Google Play

The Boxtrolls

Nomination:
Best Animated Feature Film

Buy for $14.99 (HD Only) from AmazoniTunes, or Google Play

How to Train Your Dragon 2

Nomination:
Best Animated Feature Film

Rent for $4.99 (SD) or $5.99 (HD) from AmazoniTunes, or Google Play
Buy for $17.99 (SD) or $19.99 (HD) from AmazoniTunes, or Google Play

Ida

Nominations:
Cinematography, Foreign Language Film
Free with Netflix or Amazon Prime

Rent for $3.99 (SD) or $4.99 (HD) from Amazon or Google Play
Buy for $14.99 (SD) or $19.99 (HD)from AmazoniTunes, or Google Play

Maleficent

Nomination:
Costume Design

Rent for $4.99 (SD) or $5.99 (HD) from Amazon, or Google Play
Buy for $14.99 (SD) or $19.99 (HD) from AmazoniTunes, or Google Play

Virunga

Nomination:
Documentary Feature

Streaming on Netflix

Last Days in Vietnam

Nomination:
Documentary Feature

Rent for $3.99 (SD or HD) from Google Play
Buy for $9.99 (SD or HD) from Amazon

Finding Vivian Maier

Nomination:
Documentary Feature

Free with Showtime Anytime subscription through 3/5/15
Buy for $12.99 (SD) or $14.99 (HD) from AmazoniTunes, or Google Play

Crisis Hotline: Veterans Press 1

Nomination:
Documentary Short Subject

Streaming on HBO Go
Buy for $9.99 (HD only) from Amazon or Google Play

Guardians of the Galaxy

Nominations:
Makeup and Hairstyling, Visual Effects

Rent for $4.99 (SD) or $5.99 (HD) from Amazon or Google Play
Buy for $14.99 (SD) or $19.99 (HD) from AmazoniTunes, or Google Play

The LEGO Movie

Nomination:
Original Song ("Everything Is Awesome" by Shawn Patterson)

Free with HBO Go subscription
Buy for $9.99 (SD) or $17.99 (HD) at AmazoniTunes or Google Play

Begin Again

Nomination:
Original Song ("Lost Stars" by Gregg Alexander and Danielle Brisebois)

Rent for $4.99 (SD) or $5.99 (HD) from Amazon or Google Play
Buy for $12.99 (SD) or $14.99 (HD) from AmazoniTunes or Google Play

Captain America: The Winter Soldier

Nomination:
Visual Effects

Buy for $14.99 (SD) or $19.99 (HD) from AmazoniTunes, or Google Play

Dawn of the Planet of the Apes

Nomination:
Visual Effects

Rent for $4.99 (SD) or $5.99 (HD) from Amazon or Google Play
Buy for $9.99 (HD only) from AmazoniTunes, or Google Play

X-Men: Days of Future Past

Nomination:
Visual Effects

Rent for $4.99 (SD) or $5.99 (HD) from Amazon or Google Play
Buy for $12.99 (SD) or $14.99 (HD) from AmazoniTunes or Google Play

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