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- “Minari” is a drama about a Korean-American family living in Arkansas during the 1980s.
- The critically acclaimed movie received six nominations at the 2021 Academy Awards.
- You can watch the film now in theaters or through VOD services like Prime Video and Vudu.
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In February, “Minari” took home the award for best foreign language film at the 2021 Golden Globes. And now, the film has a chance to grab even more honors at the 2021 Academy Awards on April 25. The movie is up for a total of six Oscars.
“Minari” is a drama following a Korean-American family’s move to Arkansas in the 1980s. It touches on many topics related to the “American Dream” and the obstacles that immigrants face in this country. The film features “The Walking Dead” star Steven Yeun, and is inspired by director Lee Isaac Chung’s life growing up in America.
“Minari” is nominated for best picture, best directing (Chung), best actor in a leading role (Yeun), best actress in a supporting role (Youn Yuh-jung), best original screenplay, and best original score at the 2021 Academy Awards.
Critics and audiences are giving the film widespread acclaim, leading to a 98% “Certified Fresh” rating and a 91% audience score on Rotten Tomatoes. Insider critic Jacob Sarkisian gave the film an “A+” rating in his full review and called it “a perfect movie that will move you with every scene.”
If you want to see the film before the Oscars air on April 25, you can watch it now in theaters or through video-on-demand (VOD) streaming services.
How to watch ‘Minari’
“Minari” became available to stream through VOD platforms on February 26. The film also remains in a number of theaters if you’d prefer to see it on the big screen.
The movie is available to rent through Vudu, Prime Video, Redbox, Fandango Now, Google Play, Apple TV, and the Microsoft Store.
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All of these options feature a digital rental price of $20, although rental times vary. Typically, most platforms will let you watch a movie during a 30-day period and give you 48 hours to watch it once you start it up. The movie is available in 4K Ultra HD with HDR, high definition (HD), and standard definition (SD) through select services.
You should check with the platform first to confirm its rental period limits and to see if it offers high-quality viewing options. Digital rental services are available on a variety of media devices and smart TVs. You can find more information about how to rent movies online here.
How to watch other Oscar-nominated films
In addition to “Minari,” you can stream several other movies nominated for best picture at the 2021 Academy Awards.
“Sound of Metal” starring Riz Ahmed is available on Prime Video. The streaming service alone costs $9 a month, although it can be paired with Amazon Prime for $13 a month or $119 a year.
Meanwhile, “Promising Young Woman” starring Carey Mulligan is available via a number of video-on-demand platforms, like Vudu and FandangoNow. “The Father” will also be available to purchase through VOD services starting March 26.
“Nomadland,” which is up for six Oscars, is streaming right now on Hulu. There are several ways you can watch Hulu, but our recommendation is to take advantage of the $13 a month bundle that includes ESPN+ and Disney Plus. The bundle will also give you access to other Oscar-nominated films, like “Onward” and “Soul” on Disney Plus.
Finally, “The Trial of the Chicago 7” and “Mank” are both available exclusively on Netflix. You can subscribe to Netflix for as low as $9 a month.