The Oscars are just around the corner. This year again, ten productions are fighting for the title "Best Film". The selection for 2023 could not be more different. From action hits to tragic comedies, there is almost everything your heart desires. These films are nominated for an Oscar in the King category, so here's how you can see them.
Last year's action hit is one of the hottest Oscar contenders. More than 35 years after the first part, Tom Cruise (60) returns as Pete "Maverick" Mitchell in "Top Gun: Maverick" and thus delighted audiences in cinemas worldwide. The strip is now included in Sky's Wow subscription and is available for Amazon Prime Premium subscribers.
"Everything Everywhere All at Once" already caused price surprises at the Golden Globes. And in Germany, too, only a few had the sci-fi adventure on the screen when it was released in cinemas in April 2022. However, the fantasy film about multiple universes was able to convince both critics and viewers. "Everything Everywhere All at Once" can now be seen again in selected cinemas. The film is available for purchase or rental on YouTube, Amazon Prime Video and Co.
"The Debate" is not soft cinema. The drama follows women from a secluded cult who are sexually abused by their male parishioners. Rooney Mara (37), Claire Foy (38) and Frances McDormand (65) star in the film, which is based on the true story of the Mennonite colony in Bolivia. "The Debate" has been in cinemas across Germany since February 9th.
"The Banshees of Inisherin" is about two Irish men who deal differently with the sudden end of their long-lasting friendship. The main actors Colin Farrell (46) and Brendan Gleeson (67) were already in the 2008 film "See Bruges ... and die?" together in front of the camera - both films were directed by Martin McDonagh (52). The extraordinary comedy has been in German cinemas since January 5th and will also be available from Disney from March 15th.
The tragic comedy "Triangle of Sadness" by Swedish director Ruben Östlund (48) takes place in the world of the rich and beautiful. For a group of well-heeled influencers, however, a luxury cruise ends in chaos and panic - and a new class society. The socially critical film was released in German cinemas on October 13, 2022 and can currently still be seen in selected cinemas.
"The Fabelmans" by Steven Spielberg (76) partly tells the life story of the director. In the 1950s, eight-year-old Sammy Fabelman sees his first feature film in the cinema and from then on wants to be a director himself. With all the tools and his friends, he has perfected his talent for making films over the years. "The Fabelmans" will be released in German cinemas on March 9th.
"Nothing new in the West" is the great German Oscar hope. The anti-war film by director Edward Berger (53) has been nominated for nine trophies, breaking the previous German record of "Das Boot" (six nominations, 1983). As in the novel by Erich Maria Remarque, the film is about Paul Bäumer (Felix Kammerer, 27) and his classmates, who are motivated by their teacher to go to war. After the theatrical release in September 2022, "Nothing New in the West" is now available exclusively on Netflix.
Similar to the first part of the saga, weeks after its theatrical release, "Avatar: The Way of Water" is still riding a wave of success. For more than ten years, fans of the film had to wait for a sequel - and it was worth it. The work of "Titanic" director James Cameron (68) has already inspired millions of cinema-goers. The film is currently still in the cinema, but it is not clear when it will come to the Disney streaming service. Finally, in a recent interview with Variety, Cameron spoke out against streaming and for the cinema.
"Elvis" is still a topic of conversation in the media for months after its theatrical release. In the autobiography about Elvis Presley (1935-1977), directed by Baz Luhrman (60), Austin Butler (31) plays the king of rock 'n' roll. Opinions differed on the presentation, and above all on the authenticity of his dialect - but "Elvis" was able to convince numerous critics and the cinema audience. The strip is now included in the Amazon Prime Video subscription and in the Sky Wow subscription.
The music drama "Tár" follows the story of the fictional character Lydia Tár (Cate Blanchett, 53), who is said to be the first woman to conduct a German orchestra. Not only does she find it difficult to assert herself in the male-dominated profession, her professional and private lives are also becoming increasingly blurred. The film celebrated its German premiere at the Berlinale on February 23rd and has been in cinemas since March 2nd.