Grab some popcorn and stream these 15 Golden Globe-nominated movies ahead of 2021's awards show

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Gear up for the 2021 Golden Globe Awards by streaming these award-nominated TV shows. (Getty Images)
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There's no doubt that 2020 was an unprecedented year in many industries, including Hollywood. Thankfully, there were still dozens of films to keep us entertained that have been recognized both by critics and movie lovers, many of which are currently available to stream from the comfort of our own homes.

When are the 2021 Golden Globes?

With the 2021 Golden Globe Awards taking place on Feb. 28, millions will be tuning in to watch the prestigious awards show. If you're looking to catch up on the nominated films and place your bets on the likely winners, we have rounded up a list of the must-see movies to get you started.

How can I stream Golden Globe-nominated movies?

Scroll through for this year's top Golden Globe-nominated movies to stream on Netflix, Amazon Prime Video, Disney+ and Apple TV+.

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Best movies from Netflix

Mank

Mank. Image via Netflix
Mank. Image via Netflix

David Fincher's "Mank" led the 2021 Golden Globe nominations with six nods, including Best Picture, Best Director and Best Screenplay. This film is a biographical drama set in 1930s Hollywood, following alcoholic screenwriter Herman J. Mankiewicz (Gary Oldman) as he races to finish the screenplay for “Citizen Kane.”

The Trial of the Chicago 7

The Trial of the Chicago 7. Image via Netflix
The Trial of the Chicago 7. Image via Netflix

Aaron Sorkin's "The Trial of the Chicago 7" earned five Golden Globe nominations, including Best Picture, Best Screenplay, Best Director, Best Actor in a Supporting Role for Sacha Baron Cohen and Best Original Song. The movie, inspired by a true story, follows one of the most notorious trials in history - the 1969 Chicago Seven trial. The movie also stars Eddie Redmayne and Yahya Abdul-Mateen II.

The Prom

The Prom. Image via Netflix
The Prom. Image via Netflix

Directed by Ryan Murphy, "The Prom" is a musical comedy starring Meryl Streep, James Corden, Nicole Kidman and Kerry Washington. The movie, which was nominated for Best Picture, follows a group of down-on-their-luck Broadway stars who find out via Twitter that a high school senior named Emma was told that she couldn’t bring her girlfriend to the prom. They decide to rally for her, hoping the good publicity will help save their own careers.

Ma Rainey's Black Bottom

Ma Rainey's Black Bottom. Image via Netflix
Ma Rainey's Black Bottom. Image via Netflix

Based on the play of the same name by August Wilson, "Ma Rainey's Black Bottom" takes us to an afternoon in 1927 when fiery, fearless blues singer Ma Rainey (Viola Davis) joins her band for a recording session, but clashes with her new trumpet player Levee (Chadwick Boseman). While this film didn't earn a Best Picture nod, it gave Boseman a posthumous nomination for Best Actor, and Davis a nod for Best Actress.

Pieces of a Woman

Pieces of a Woman. Image via Netflix
Pieces of a Woman. Image via Netflix

This film explores the heartbreaking trauma of a home birth and explores how grief and loss takes a toll on the couple. For her role in this film, Vanessa Kirby has earned many award nominations this season, including a Golden Globe nod for Best Actress.

The Life Ahead

The Life Ahead. Image via Netflix
The Life Ahead. Image via Netflix

This Italian drama is nominated for Best Foreign Language Film. It tells the story of Madame Rosa, played by Sophia Loren, who forms an unlikely friendship with a 12-year-old street kid named Momo (Ibrahima Gueye), an orphan who fends for himself.

Over the Moon

Over the Moon. Image via Netflix
Over the Moon. Image via Netflix

Nominated for Best Animated film, "Over the Moon" tells the story of a girl named Fei Fei who lost her mother when she was very young. To stop her father from getting remarried and to prove that true love exists, she builds a rocket to the moon on a mission to prove the existence of Chang’e, the legendary moon goddess of Chinese mythical folklores.

Best movies from Prime Video

Borat Subsequent Moviefilm

Borat Subsequent Moviefilm. Image via Amazon Studios
Borat Subsequent Moviefilm. Image via Amazon Studios

In this sequel to 2006's "Borat: Cultural Learnings of America for Make Benefit Glorious Nation of Kazakhstan," it’s been 14 years since Borat Sagdiyev (Sacha Baron Cohen) traveled to America and embarrassed his homeland of Kazakhstan. To make amends and win favour from the Trump administration, he takes his daughter Tutar (Maria Bakalova) to America. The film has been nominated for Best Picture, Best Actor (Cohen) and Best Actress (Bakalova).

Palm Springs

Palm Springs. Image via Neon
Palm Springs. Image via Neon

Two wedding guests, Nyles (Andy Samberg), and maid of honor Sarah, (Cristin Millioti) are stuck in a time loop, reliving the same day over and over again as they try to figure out how to escape. The film earned a nod for Best Picture and Best Actor for Samberg.

One Night in Miami...

One Night in Miami... Image via Amazon Studios
One Night in Miami... Image via Amazon Studios

Regina King makes her directorial debut with "One Night in Miami...," which follows a fictional account of an evening in 1964 when Cassius Clay (Eli Goree), Jim Brown (Aldis Hodge), Sam Cooke (Leslie Odom Jr.) and Malcom X (Kingsley Ben-Adir) discuss the responsibility of being successful black men during the civil rights movement. The movie, written by Kemp Powers, is based on his play of the same name. The film received a nomination for Best Director for King and Best Supporting Actor for Odom, Jr.

Best movies from Disney +

Soul

Soul. Image via Disney+
Soul. Image via Disney+

Joe Gardner (voice of Jamie Foxx) is a middle-school band teacher who accidentally trips and lands himself in The Great Before – where new souls get their personalities before they go to Earth. Determined to return to his life, Joe teams up with a new soul, 22 (voice of Tina Fey), to try to get back to Earth. "Soul" is nominated for Best Animated film.

Hamilton

Hamilton. Image via Disney+
Hamilton. Image via Disney+

The filmed version of the original Broadway production of "Hamilton" scored a nomination for Best Picture and Best Actor for Lin-Manuel Miranda. It's inspired by the real life events of one of America's founding fathers and first Secretary of the Treasury, Alexander Hamilton (Lin-Manuel Miranda).

Onward

Onward. Image via Disney+
Onward. Image via Disney+

In a magical fantasy world, elf brothers Ian & Barney Lightfoot (Tom Holland, Chris Pratt) are given a spell to spend an entire day with their deceased father for 24 hours. The spell, however, backfires and they only get half their dad back with just a day to fix things. "Onward" is also nominated for Best Animated film.

Best movies from Apple TV +

Wolfwalkers

Wolfwalkers. Image via Apple TV+
Wolfwalkers. Image via Apple TV+

Robyn Goodfellowe (voiced by Honor Kneafsey), and her father, Bill (Sean Bean), are sent to track and kill the last of the wolves that live in the woods. However, when Robyn meets Mebh (Eva Whittaker), a wild girl who was raised by wolves, she starts a new friendship. "Wolfwalkers" is nominated for Best Animated film.

On the Rocks

On the Rocks. Image via Apple TV+
On the Rocks. Image via Apple TV+

Written and directed by Sofia Coppola, this film follows young mother Laura (Rashida Jones), who reconnects with her father (Bill Murray) as she suspects her husband of cheating on her. Bill Murray earned a Best Actor in a Supporting Role nomination for his work in this film.

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