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8 Captivating Oscar-Nominated Films That Center Women & Where to Stream Them

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It’s our favorite time of year: awards season. Whenever the Oscars come around, we’re reminded of what an incredible year it was for filmmaking, especially when it came to films that put women at the center. These stories not only held our attention and fascinated us, they also showed audiences that stories about women and their experiences are not monolithic, and deserve to be seen and told. Now that the Oscars are just days away, we’re taking a look back on this year’s nominated films that put women at the forefront — how they captivated us and challenged our preconceived notions of what it means to bear witness to and tell women’s stories.

If we’re going to highlight one film here, it has to be Everything Everywhere All At Once. This is the year of Michelle Yeoh, and the unassailable actress is at the peak of her powers here. Yeoh plays Evelyn Wang, a wife, mother, and laundromat owner whose day filing taxes after being audited by the IRS turns into an inter-dimensional battle against danger. Yeoh’s Oscar-nominated performance, along with dynamic work from Jamie Lee Curtis and Stephanie Hsu, is breathtaking. What we see in this wild ride of a movie is an idiosyncratic representation of one woman’s story that speaks to universal truths experienced by audiences across the globe. If that doesn’t speak to the power of cinema, we don’t know what does.

Beyond Everything Everywhere All At Once, there are more captivating films that struck a chord with audiences this year centering women. Catch up on your must-see list and find out where to stream these Oscar-nominated movies before the awards show on March 12!

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