How To Watch Oscar-Nominated Flicks from Your Couch

Movie fans, rejoice! You can watch about two-thirds of the Oscar-nominated flicks from your couch.

But it'll cost you. Of the 62 full-length movies and shorts nominated for any category, only 11 are available online through an all-you-can-watch subscription-- Netflix, Hulu, Amazon Prime or HBO Now. A month's subscription to all four will cost you more than $39. Buying or renting the remainder online will cost you about $175 more.

(This doesn't include as many as 22 titles that aren't available online at all.)

Narrowing your ambitions by focusing on just best picture and the four acting categories will still cost you about $70, not including the monthly subscriptions. And limiting yourself this way might set back your hopes of winning the Oscar pool.

Here's your viewing guide:

Best Picture (and Direction)

None of the nine best picture nominees is available through a subscription service.

You can rent "Arrival" and "Hell or High Water" through Amazon, Google Play or Apple's iTunes. You'll have to buy downloads of "Hacksaw Ridge," ''Manchester by the Sea" and "Moonlight" to watch over the weekend, though iTunes says rentals of all three are coming Tuesday. "Fences" will be available for purchase only next Friday.

Rentals typically cost about $3 or $4, or a dollar more if you want it in high definition. Buying downloads usually cost about $15 for standard definition or $20 for HD. Shop around, as prices aren't always the same at the various services. Based on the cheapest options, including waiting for rentals, you'll have to spend more than $35 on the best picture movies.

You'll need to visit a theater for "Hidden Figures," ''La La Land" and "Lion." All three are available as pre-orders, meaning you buy now and the download will automatically be available whenever it comes out online. But the movies aren't likely to be online before...

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