Five essential 2024 Oscar-nominated films to binge on Netflix this weekend
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Five essential 2024 Oscar-nominated films to binge on Netflix this weekend

As the 2024 Oscars draw near, Netflix stands tall with an impressive 18 nominations across ten titles, including May DecemberNyad, and Maestro.  

But, of course, you do not need to watch all ten films in one go. You can stagger the flow, and our weekly essential binges list can help you do just that.

Among the stellar lineup, five films have caught the attention of both critics and audiences alike. These films range from diverse genres, themes, and formats, which will allow you to cherry-pick as per your mood.

So, if you’re looking for a cinematic treat this weekend, here are the essential 2024 Oscar-nominated films to binge on Netflix.

Five essential Oscar-nominated films to binge on Netflix:

May December

Nominated for Best Original Screenplay

Todd Haynes’ dark melodrama, May December, follows Elizabeth Berry (Natalie Portman), an actor immersed in researching a scandalous story for her upcoming film.

A not-so-subtle satire of lifetime films and pretentious method actors, the film explores the complexities of relationships as Elizabeth delves into the unusual marriage of Gracie Atherton (Julianne Moore) and Joe Yoo (Charles Melton), who began their relationship when Gracie was well into her 30s and Joe was merely 13. With outstanding performances and a disturbing story, May December is a must-watch for those who appreciate films that unnerve you.

American Symphony

Nominated for Best Original Song – ‘It Never Went Away’

Matthew Heineman’s documentary, American Symphony, takes viewers on a journey into the life of Grammy and Oscar-winning composer Jon Batiste. 

The film beautifully intertwines Batiste’s preparation for a unique performance at Carnegie Hall with the challenges he faces alongside his life partner, writer and advocate, Suleika Jaouad, as she battles leukaemia. American Symphony not only celebrates the power of music but also delves into the strength that love and creativity can provide in the face of adversity.


Nominated for Best Animated Feature Film

A subversive fairy tale with a unique heroine, Nimona offers surprises at every turn. 

Voiced by Chloë Grace Moretz, Nimona is a spirited shape-shifter who discovers the plot to frame the kingdom’s bravest knight, Ballister Boldheart (voiced by Riz Ahmed). Nimona stands out as a visually stunning and thematically resonant animated feature film.

Society of the Snow

Nominated for Best Makeup and Hairstyling and Best International Feature Film

Directed by J.A. Bayona, Society of the Snow recounts the harrowing true story of the Miracle of the Andes. 

Stranded in the snowy mountains after a plane crash, an Uruguayan rugby team faces insurmountable odds. The film explores the resilience of the human spirit as the survivors summon the strength to endure the harsh winter and lack of resources.

The Wonderful Story of Henry Sugar

Nominated for Best Live-Action Short Film

Wes Anderson’s departure from his typical narrative style, The Wonderful Story of Henry Sugar, tells the tale of a wealthy man who learns to see without using his eyes. 

As one of the Roald Dahl short stories, adapted and directed by Anderson, The Wonderful Story of Henry Sugar is a hypnotic wonder. It promises a visually captivating experience with an outstanding cast, including Benedict Cumberbatch, Dev Patel, Ben Kingsley, and Richard Ayoade.