2023 Oscar Nominated Films to Watch with the Family

Award season is here and the the 95th annual Oscars nominations were released in late January. Here’s a list of this year’s nominated films that would make for a great movie night with your family. The Oscars air on Sunday, March 12, 2023 on ABC.

Marcel the Shell with Shoes On

Marcel is an adorable, 1-inch-tall shell who ekes out a colorful existence with his grandmother, Connie, and their pet lint, Alan. Once part of a sprawling community of shells, they now live alone as the sole survivors of a mysterious tragedy. However, when a documentary filmmaker discovers them, the short film he posts online brings Marcel millions of passionate fans, as well as unprecedented dangers and a new hope of finding his long-lost family.

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Rated: PG

Age Recommendation: 8 and up

Where to Watch: Showtime

Puss in Boots: The Last Wish

Puss in Boots discovers that his passion for adventure has taken its toll: he has burned through eight of his nine lives. He sets out on an epic journey to find the mythical Last Wish and restore his nine lives.

Rated: PG

Age Recommendation: 8 and up

Read the full Parent Guide for Puss in Boots: The Last Wish

The Sea Beast

When a young girl stows away on the ship of a legendary sea monster hunter, they launch an epic journey into uncharted waters – and make history to boot.

Rated: PG

Age Recommendation: 8 and up

Where to Watch: Netflix

Turning Red

“Turning Red” introduces 13-year-old Mei Lee, a confident-but-dorky teenager torn between staying her mother’s dutiful daughter and the chaos of adolescence. And as if changes to her interests, relationships and body weren’t enough, she also “poofs” into a giant red panda at decidedly inconvenient times.

Rated: PG

Age Recommendation: 9 and up

Where to Watch: Disney+

Guillermo del Toro’s Pinocchio

A father’s wish magically brings a wooden boy to life in Italy, giving him a chance to care for the child.

Rated: PG

Age Recommendation: 10 and up

Where to Watch: Netflix

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Black Panther: Wakanda Forever

In “Black Panther: Wakanda Forever,” Queen Ramonda, Shuri, M’Baku, Okoye and the Dora Milaje fight to protect their nation from intervening world powers in the wake of King T’Challa’s death. As the Wakandans strive to embrace their next chapter, the heroes must band together with the help of War Dog Nakia and Everett Ross and forge a new path for the kingdom of Wakanda. The new threat develops in a hidden undersea nation lead by King Namor as the treat to protect the world’s vibranium resources.

Rated: PG-13

Age Recommendation: 13

Where to Watch: Disney+

Read the Parent Guide to Black Panther: Wakanda Forever

Top Gun: Maverick

After thirty years, Maverick is still pushing the envelope as a top naval aviator, but must confront ghosts of his past when he leads TOP GUN’s elite graduates on a mission that demands the ultimate sacrifice from those chosen to fly it.

Rated: PG-13

Age Recommendation: 13

Where to Watch: Paramount+

Avatar: The Way of Water

A decade after the first film Jake Sully lives with his newfound family formed on the extrasolar moon Pandora. Once a familiar threat returns to finish what was previously started, Jake must work with Neytiri and the army of the Na’vi race to protect their home.

Rated: PG-13

Age Recommendation: 13

Where to Watch: Disney+

Read the Parent Guide to Avatar: The Way of Water

The Fabelmans

Growing up in post-World War II era Arizona, young Sammy Fabelman aspires to become a filmmaker as he reaches adolescence, but soon discovers a shattering family secret and explores how the power of films can help him see the truth.

Rated: PG-13

Age Recommendation: 13

Elvis

The life of American music icon Elvis Presley, from his childhood to becoming a rock and movie star in the 1950s while maintaining a complex relationship with his manager, Colonel Tom Parker.

Rated: PG-13

Age Recommendation: 13

Where to Watch: HBO Max

Glass Onion: A Knives Out Mystery

World-famous detective Benoit Blanc heads to Greece to peel back the layers of a mystery surrounding a tech billionaire and his eclectic crew of friends.

Rated: PG-13

Age Recommendation: 13

Where to Watch: Netflix

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