Where to stream the Best Movies of 2023 including Barbie

By Alexandra Heilbron on January 4, 2024 | 3 Comments

Margot Robbie as BarbieMany of the best movies of 2023 are now streaming on services such as Netflix, Prime Video, Disney+, Paramount+ and Crave. With the Oscars, Golden Globes and Critics Choice awards coming up soon, we’ve created a list of exactly where you can watch them.

All of these movies have received Golden Globe and Critics Choice nominations — while the Oscar nominees will be announced the morning of January 23, 2024. Have a look at these nominees and their trailers to decide what you want to watch. ~Alexandra Heilbron

Barbie (Crave)
Living the perfect life in the perfect world, Barbie (Margot Robbie) has it all. Until one day when things start changing and her perfect world seems to fall apart. Barbie now has to choose between her perfect life and finding out about the real world. Driving out of Barbie Land with Ken (Ryan Gosling), the two set out on a journey of self-discovery, experiencing life without perfection.

Golden Globe Nominations: Best Picture (Musical 0r Comedy), Best Actress Musical or Comedy (Margot Robbie), Best Supporting Actor Musical or Comedy (Ryan Gosling), Best Director (Greta Gerwig), Best Screenplay, Cinematic and Box Office Achievement in Motion Pictures, Best Original Song “I’m Just Ken,” “Dance the Night,” “What I Was Made For”
Critics Choice Nominations: Best Picture, Best Comedy, Best Actress (Margot Robbie), Best Supporting Actor (Ryan Gosling), Best Supporting Actress (America Ferrera), Best Young Actor/Actress (Ariana Greenblatt), Best Acting Ensemble, Best Director (Greta Gerwig), Best Original Screenplay, Best Cinematography, Best Production Design, Best Editing, Best Costume Design, Best Hair and Makeup, Best Score, Best Song “I’m Just Ken,” “Dance the Night,” “What I Was Made For”

Maestro (Netflix)
Chronicling the lifelong relationship between Leonard Bernstein (Bradley Cooper) and actress Felicia Montealegre (Carey Mulligan). With two separate engagements, career limitations, and barriers between them, the two form a connection that leads to a 25-year marriage and three children.

Golden Globe Nominations: Best Picture (Drama), Best Actor Drama (Bradley Cooper), Best Actress Drama (Carey Mulligan), Best Director (Bradley Cooper)
Critics Choice Nominations: Best Picture, Best Actor (Bradley Cooper), Best Actress (Carey Mulligan), Best Director (Bradley Cooper), Best Original Screenplay, Best Cinematography, Best Editing, Best Hair and Makeup

Saltburn (Prime Video)
Struggling to find his place at Oxford University, student Oliver Quick (Barry Keoghan) finds himself drawn into the world of the charming and aristocratic Felix Catton (Jacob Elordi), who invites him to his eccentric family’s sprawling estate for a summer never to be forgotten.

Golden Globe Nominations: Best Actor Drama (Barry Keoghan), Best Supporting Actress Drama (Rosamund Pike)
Critics Choice Nominations: Best Picture, Best Cinematography, Best Production Design

Society of the Snow (Netflix)
In 1972, Uruguayan Air Force Flight 571 was chartered to fly a rugby team to Chile, but catastrophically crashes on a glacier in the heart of the Andes. Only 29 of the 45 passengers survive the crash and finding themselves in one of the world’s toughest environments, they are forced to resort to extreme measures to stay alive.

Golden Globe Nominations: Best Picture (Non-English Language)
Critics Choice Nominations: Best Foreign Language Film, Best Score

May December (Netflix)
Twenty years after their notorious tabloid romance gripped the nation, married couple Gracie (Julianne Moore) and Joe (Charles Melton) buckle under the pressure when an actress (Natalie Portman) arrives to do research to play Grace in a film about their past.

Golden Globe Nominations: Best Picture (Musical or Comedy), Best Actress Musical or Comedy (Natalie Portman), Best Supporting Actor Musical or Comedy (Charles Melton), Best Supporting Actress Musical or Comedy (Julianne Moore)
Critics Choice Nominations: Best Supporting Actor (Charles Melton), Best Supporting Actress (Julianne Moore), Best Original Screenplay

Beau is Afraid (Paramount+)
Beau (Joaquin Phoenix) is a neurotic and paranoid man who inherited mental illness from his father. He’s scheduled a flight home to visit his mother. On the morning of the day he’s scheduled to leave, he hears she’s died. Beau embarks on a journey to get home in order to attend the funeral, but the trip is difficult as he suffers from hallucinations.

Golden Globe Nominations: Best Actor Musical or Comedy (Joaquin Phoenix)

Elemental (Disney+)
Ember, a tough, quick-witted and fiery young woman, is friends with a fun, sappy, go-with-the-flow guy named Wade in Element City, where fire, water, land and air-residents live together. Their friendship challenges her beliefs about the world they live in.

Golden Globe Nominations: Best Animated Film
Critics Choice Nominations: Best Animated Feature

Are You There God? It’s Me, Margaret. (Crave)
Raised by a Christian mother (Rachel McAdams) and a Jewish father (Benny Safdie), 11-year-old Margaret (Abby Ryder Fortson) has to deal with navigating adolescence and finding new friends when they move from the city to the suburbs.

Critics Choice Nominations: Best Adapted Screenplay, Best Young Actor/Actress (Abby Ryder Fortson)

Nyad (Netflix)
The true story of athlete Diana Nyad (Annette Bening) who, at the age of 60 and with the help of her best friend and coach (Jodie Foster), commits to achieving her life-long dream: a 110-mile open ocean swim from Cuba to Florida.

Golden Globe Nominations: Best Actress Drama (Annette Bening), Best Supporting Actress (Jodie Foster)
Critics Choice Nominations: Best Supporting Actress (Jodie Foster)

Spider-Man: Across the Spider-Verse (Crave)
After reuniting with Gwen Stacy (Hailee Steinfeld), Brooklyn’s friendly neighborhood Spider-Man (Shameik Moore) is catapulted across the Multiverse, where he encounters a team of Spider-People charged with protecting its very existence. When the heroes clash on how to handle a new threat, Miles must redefine what it means to be a hero so he can save the people he loves most.

Golden Globe Nominations: Best Animated Film, Best Original Score, Cinematic and Box Office Achievement in Motion Pictures
Critics Choice Nominations: Best Animated Feature, Best Visual Effects, Best Score

Rustin (Netflix)
Activist Bayard Rustin (Colman Domingo) faces racism and homophobia as he helps change the course of Civil Rights history by orchestrating the 1963 March on Washington.

Golden Globe Nominations: Best Actor Drama (Colman Domingo), Best Original Song “Road to Freedom”
Critics Choice Nominations: Best Actor (Colman Domingo), Best Song “Road to Freedom”

Air (Prime Video)
While scouting the latest N.B.A. draftees to sign, Nike marketing exec Sonny Vaccaro (Matt Damon) spots former star college basketball player Michael Jordan and decides he would be the best athlete to front a new shoe for them. However, he first has to get Jordan’s ambitious mother Deloris (Viola Davis) on board.

Golden Globe Nominations: Best Picture (Musical or Comedy), Best Actor Musical or Comedy (Matt Damon)
Critics Choice Nominations: Best Acting Ensemble, Best Original Screenplay, Best Editing

Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3 (Disney+)
While Peter Quill (Chris Pratt) is drowning his sorrows, our beloved band of misfits are settling into life on Knowhere. But it isn’t long before their lives are upended when they’re attacked by Adam Warlock (Will Poulter), who severely injures Rocket. With his best friend in danger of dying, Peter rallies his team around him on a dangerous mission to save Rocket’s life.

Golden Globe Nominations: Cinematic and Box Office Achievement in Motion Pictures
Critics Choice Nominations: Best Visual Effects

The Super Mario Bros. Movie (Prime Video)
In this big screen adaptation of the popular video game, a plumber named Mario (voice of Chris Pratt) travels through an underground labyrinth with his brother, Luigi (voice of Charlie Day), trying to save a captured princess (voice of Anya Taylor-Joy).

Golden Globe Nominations: Best Animated Film, Cinematic and Box Office Achievement in Motion Pictures, Best Original Song “Peaches”
Critics Choice Nominations: Best Song “Peaches”

Comments & Discussion

  1. Patrick Michael Luci • January 4, 2024 @ 10:57 AM

    I know I’m going to get a lot of flak about this.
    Saw- Maestro-Slow moving and Boring. Bradley Cooper needs to get over himself.
    Saw-Saltburn-One good scene. Like watching Paint Dry.
    Saw-May/December-Another Slow Moving film. But good performances.
    Saw-Nyad-This one’s a Winner. Great Performance By Annette Benning.
    Saw-Unless you’re a Barbie Fan-Awful
    The only worthwhile Nomination is the Fellow Travelers series on Showtime.
    Great Performance by Matt Bomer-Great Cast-Great Everything.

  2. Dani • January 4, 2024 @ 2:50 PM

    Totally agree with you Patrick, Maestro was so slow moving that I felt like I’d watched a 3 hour movie. I was surprised to find it was only a little over 2 hours long.
    Saltburn was not as clever as the filmmaker would like to think and also really long.
    May December. Good performance from Charles Melton. Otherwise, boring.
    I hated Barbie. Wanted to walk out of the theater within the first 10 minutes.
    Nyad was good. The performances made it worthwhile.
    I really enjoyed Society of the Snow. What a predicament they were in.
    Air was soooo boring. Not sure why they muted all the colors and dressed everyone so badly, made the past seem really dull. I thought the offices were really drab and depressing to look at, and then when Michael Jordan visited, it turned out the part of the building that was for public consumption was really nice. They should have made the whole movie look that way, no one wants to stare at drab for 2 hours.
    Guardians of the Galaxy Vol 3 was one of my favorite movies of the year. Loved it. Should have had more nominations, especially in the writing categories.

  3. Penny • January 5, 2024 @ 8:58 PM

    This article is claiming that BEAU IS AFRAID is actually one of the best films of the year?!? That movie was an atrocity. One of the worst movies I’ve ever seen.

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