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Oscars 2024: How to watch the films in this year's awards race

Natalie Portman and Julianne Moore in May December
Natalie Portman and Julianne Moore star in May December

Awards season is well under way - with a string of precursor ceremonies taking place in the run-up to the Oscars on 10 March.

Here are a few of the movies which are in contention for the Bafta Film Awards and Oscars this year - and where UK audiences can watch them.

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Air

What's it about? - The true story of how Michael Jordan, as a young basketball star, was persuaded to launch the Air Jordan trainers in collaboration with Nike.

Who's in it? - Matt Damon, Ben Affleck, Jason Bateman, Marlon Wayans and Viola Davis.

Where can I see it? - On Amazon Prime Video.

All of Us Strangers

What's it about? - A chance encounter between two young men who live in a tower block prompts one of them to reflect on his life and his relationship with his parents.

Who's in it? - Andrew Scott, Paul Mescal, Claire Foy and Jamie Bell.

Where can I see it? - In cinemas from 26 January.

American Fiction

What's it about? - A black author becomes frustrated when publishers only want him to write about issues relating to his race. He jokingly writes a novel which plays up to black stereotypes, only to find it becomes a bestseller.

Who's in it? - Jeffrey Wright, Tracee Ellis Ross, Issa Rae and Sterling K Brown.

Where can I see it? - In cinemas from 2 February.

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Anatomy of a Fall

What's it about? - A woman is accused of murdering her husband, after he is found dead in the snow outside their house. The only other person nearby when he fell to the ground from the top storey was her visually impaired son.

Who's in it? - Sandra Hüller, Swann Arlaud, Milo Machado-Graner.

Where can I see it? - It was released in cinemas in early November.

Barbie

What's it about? - The famous doll leaves her kingdom of toys and enters the real world with her partner Ken. They are confronted with the realities of human life, and when they return, Ken uses what he's learned to set about implementing a patriarchy.

Who's in it? - Margot Robbie, Ryan Gosling, America Ferrera and Will Ferrell.

Where can I see it? - The film can be rented digitally from platforms such as Curzon Home Cinema, YouTube, Google Play, Apple TV+ and Amazon Prime Video.

Read more: Barbie movie added £80m to UK economy, studio says

The Color Purple

What's it about? - Previously a hit Broadway musical, this screen adaptation of Alice Walker's novel follows the struggles of African-American woman living in the US south during the early 1900s, where they encounter prejudice and domestic violence.

Who's in it? - Fantasia Barrino, Colman Domingo, Taraji P. Henson, Danielle Brooks.

Where can I see it? - In cinemas from 26 January.

Ferrari

What's it about? - Enzo Ferrari, reeling from the death of his son as his car company faces bankruptcy, enters his racing team in the 1957 Mille Miglia race across Italy.

Who's in it? - Adam Driver, Penélope Cruz, Shailene Woodley.

Where can I see it? - In cinemas from 26 December.

The Holdovers

What's it about? - A grumpy history teacher must stay at his boarding school to look after the pupils who aren't going home for the holidays - a group known as the holdovers.

Who's in it? - Paul Giamatti, Dominic Sessa and Da'Vine Joy Randolph.

Where can I see it? - In cinemas.

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Killers of the Flower Moon

What's it about? - Set in 1920s Oklahoma, members of an Osage tribe are brutally murdered as white settlers attempt to move in, fuelled by greed over the oil on their land.

Who's in it? - Leonardo DiCaprio, Robert De Niro and Lily Gladstone.

Where can I see it? - On Apple TV+.

Maestro

What's it about? - US conductor Leonard Bernstein falls in love with Costa Rican actress Felicia Montealegre.

Who's in it? - Bradley Cooper and Carey Mulligan.

Where can I see it? - On Netflix.

Read more: Bernstein's family defend Cooper over nose row

May December

What's it about? - An actress spends time with a woman she's planning to play on screen - who was involved in a tabloid scandal over her relationship with a 13-year-old boy she taught.

Who's in it? - Natalie Portman, Julianne Moore and Charles Melton.

Where can I see it? - Sky Cinema.

Napoleon

What's it about? - French Emperor Napoleon Bonaparte leads his country into battle while grappling with his complex relationship with his wife Josephine.

Who's in it? - Joaquin Phoenix, Vanessa Kirby, Tahar Rahim and Rupert Everett.

Where can I see it? - In cinemas.

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Nyad

What's it about? - Diana Nyad attempts to become the first woman to swim from Cuba to Florida without the use of a shark cage

Who's in it? - Annette Bening, Jodie Foster and Rhys Ifans.

Where can I see it? - On Netflix now.

Read more: Netflix film follows woman who braved sharks and jellyfish

One Life

What's it about? - The true story of how Sir Nicholas Winton saved hundreds of Jewish children from the Nazis prior to World War Two - many of whom he later met at a recording of BBC series That's Life.

Who's in it? - Sir Anthony Hopkins, Johnny Flynn, Jonathan Pryce and Helena Bonham Carter

Where can I see it? - In cinemas.

Oppenheimer

What's it about? - J. Robert Oppenheimer leads a team of scientists who design and develop the atomic bomb during World War II, but later struggles with his conscience over what he has created.

Who's in it? - Cillian Murphy, Emily Blunt, Matt Damon, Robert Downey Jr and Florence Pugh.

Where can I see it? - It can be rented from platforms including YouTube, Google Play, Apple TV and Amazon Prime Video.

Read more: Can anything stop Oppenheimer's march to the Oscars?

Origin

What's it about? - Isabel Wilkerson, author of Caste: The Origins of Our Discontents, investigates the genesis of injustice.

Who's in it? - Aunjanue Ellis, Jon Bernthal, Vera Farmiga and Audra McDonald.

Where can I see it? - In cinemas from 9 February.

Past Lives

What's it about? - A woman who emigrated from South Korea to the US as a child reconnects with the man who was her best friend at school.

Who's in it? - Greta Lee, Teo Yoo and John Magaro.

Where can I see it? - Rentable from Curzon Home Cinema, Amazon Prime Video, Apple TV+, YouTube, Google Play and other online platforms.

Poor Things

What's it about? - A woman is kept alive when a mad scientist transports the brain of her unborn child into her head. The infant in a woman's body then goes on an adventure across the world.

Who's in it? - Emma Stone, Mark Ruffalo, Willem Dafoe and Ramy Youssef.

Where can I see it? - In cinemas.

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Priscilla

What's it about? - A teenage Priscilla Beaulieu meets rock star Elvis Presley at a house party, leading to a life-long relationship.

Who's in it? - Cailee Spaeny and Jacob Elordi.

Where can I see it? - In cinemas.

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Rustin

What's it about? - Civil rights activist Bayard Rustin organises the protest in Washington where Martin Luther King delivered his I Have A Dream Speech.

Who's in it? - Colman Domingo, Chris Rock, Jeffrey Wright and Audra McDonald.

Where can I see it? - On Netflix now.

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Saltburn

What's it about? - An Oxford university student befriends a wealthy classmate, who invites him back to the family's stately home for the summer.

Who's in it? - Barry Keoghan, Jacob Elordi, Rosamund Pike, Richard E. Grant and Carey Mulligan.

Where can I see it? - On Amazon Prime Video.

Society of the Snow

What's it about? - A plane flying from Uruguay to Chile crashes in the Andes, leaving the young rugby team on board to go to extreme measures as they try to survive the freezing conditions.

Who's in it? - Enzo Vogrincic, Matías Recalt, Agustín Pardella, Felipe González Otaño

Where can I see it? - On Netflix

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Wonka

What's it about? - A young Willy Wonka, obsessed with chocolate, dreams of opening his own shop but finds the industry is run by a cartel of greedy chocolatiers.

Who's in it? - Timothée Chalamet, Paterson Joseph, Hugh Grant, Olivia Colman, Rowan Atkinson.

Where can I see it? - In cinemas.

Read more: Wonka film is a sweet treat, critics say

The Zone of Interest

What's it about? - An Auschwitz commander and his wife build an enjoyable family life, ignoring and dismissing the horrors taking place in the concentration camp across the road.

Who's in it? - Christian Friedel and Sandra Hüller.

Where can I see it? - In cinemas from 2 February.