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by Paula Bernstein
January 16, 2014 12:45 PM
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Stream Them Now: Watch the Oscar Nominated Best Documentary Features Online

A musical sequence from "The Act of Killing." Drafthouse Films

The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences announced the 2014 Oscar nominations this morning. "The Act of Killing," "Cutie and the Boxer," "Dirty Wars," "The Square" and "20 Feet from Stardom" were all nominated for Best Documentary Features.

While some of them are still available in select theaters or on DVDs, we've got the lowdown on where you can watch these docs online now.

"The Square" (Netflix)

"The Act of Killing" (Netflix)

"Cutie and the Boxer" (Netflix)

"Dirty Wars" (Netflix)

"20 Feet from Stardom" (iTunes)


  • Orca | January 17, 2014 5:34 PMReply

    Blackfish, the most influential documentary of the year, was snubbed by Oscar and is available on Netflix.

  • HLOIE | January 16, 2014 1:14 PMReply

    The Act of Killing just became available on Netflix.

  • jmsm | January 16, 2014 1:07 PMReply

    Also, Sarah Polley's "Stories We Tell" is available for rent on Amazon Instant Video, which we all know *should* have received at least a nomination, if not the Oscar.

  • Jake Ziegler | March 3, 2014 12:42 PM

    "Stories We Tell" was definitely eligible for the Best Documentary award, because it was on the short list of 15 potential nominees. I'm bummed it didn't get nominated.

  • Bonnie Bouman | January 17, 2014 6:12 PM

    "Stories We Tell" was probably not eligible for the documentary category, because it blended reality (documentation) with fiction (scripted acting). That made it creative and inventive -- an innovation and perhaps a new development in movie-making (time will tell). But it was not a documentary in the sense we think of them.

  • JD | January 16, 2014 6:32 PM

    YOU thought it should have received a nod not all of us. I was very strongly hoping it didn't because I personally don't think it's that good. It's ok if it were a short doc, but it was too long and, talking about her family aside, a bit self involved.