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How to Watch 2013 Oscar Films Online

The excitement of the Oscars nears, and while predictions are pouring in, you still have time to catch the honored movies online before they go down in film history. Though many best picture nominees, including Amour, Les Misérables, Django Unchained, Lincoln, Silver Linings Playbook, and Zero Dark Thirty aren't yet available for digital purchase, there are plenty of other Oscar-nominated flicks to watch before Sunday's event.

  • Argo — Nominated for best picture, Argo follows Ben Affleck's CIA agent character as he must free American diplomats from Iran during the Iranian Revolution. Watch the film on Google Play ($4 rent), Amazon Instant ($15 buy), or iTunes ($5 HD rent, $20 HD buy).
  • Anna Karenina — Based on the classic novel by Leo Tolstoy, the film adaptation of Anna Karenina is nominated for best costume design. Available on Google Play ($5 rent, $13 buy), Amazon Instant ($5 rent, $13 buy), and iTunes ($6 HD rent, $15 HD buy).
  • Brave — The Scottish princess who refuses to follow tradition and pick a suitor is up for best animated feature. Watch the Pixar film on Google Play ($4 rent, $15 buy), Amazon ($4 rent, $15 buy), and iTunes ($5 HD rent, $20 HD buy).
  • Beasts of the Southern Wild — This fantastical bayou tale of a 6-year-old girl with a wild imagination has snagged best picture, best director, best actress, and best adapted screenplay nominations. Watch on Google Play ($5 rent, $13 buy), Amazon Instant ($4 rent, $13 buy), and iTunes ($6 HD rent, $15 HD buy).
  • FlightDenzel Washington is up for best actor for his role as a pilot that makes a miraculous landing. Available on Google Play (45 rent, $13 buy), Amazon Instant ($5 rent, $13 buy), and iTunes ($6 HD rent, $15 HD buy).
  • Life of Pi — The surreal tale of survival based on a bestselling book is in the running for best picture, best director, and best adapted screenplay. Watch the film on Google Play ($15 HD buy), Amazon Instant ($15 HD buy), and iTunes ($15 HD buy).

Where to watch more films being honored on Sunday, including James Bond and a video game bad guy turned good after the break.

  • Paranorman — In this stop-motion animation nominated for best animated feature, Norman, who has a gift for talking to the dead, must ward off evil supernatural spirits. Available on Google Play ($4 rent, $15 buy), Amazon Instant ($4 buy, $15 rent), and iTunes ($4 rent, $15 buy).
  • The Pirates! Band of Misfits — Arrrr! Watch the pirate captain (played by Hugh Grant) compete for Pirate of the Year, as well as best animated feature. Buy the movie on Google Play ($20), Amazon Instant ($13), and iTunes ($15, $20 HD).
  • The SessionsHelen Hunt is up for the best supporting actress title for her role as a therapist/sex surrogate helping a man who has spent his life in an iron lung to lose his virginity. Watch the film on Google Play ($5 rent, $13 buy), Amazon Instant ($5 rent, $13 buy), or in HD on iTunes ($6 rent, $15 buy).
  • Skyfall — James Bond meets Javier Bardem's creepy villain in the latest spy thriller nominated for best cinematography, best original song, and best sound editing. Available on Google Play ($5 rent), Amazon Instant ($6 HD rent, $15 HD buy), and iTunes ($5 rent, $15 buy).
  • Wreck-it Ralph — Retro video game goon, Ralph, doesn't want to be bad anymore, and goes on a quest to become a hero. Watch the best animated feature nominee on Google Play ($20 HD buy), Amazon Instant ($15, available March 5), and iTunes ($20 HD buy).
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