Which Oscar-nominated movies are appropriate for children, and where to stream them in 2024

What’s right for the Academy Awards isn’t always right for families.

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The Holdovers

THE HOLDOVERS
HOLDOVERS_FP_00406_R Dominic Sessa stars as Angus Tully and Paul Giamatti as Paul Hunham in director Alexander Payne’s THE HOLDOVERS, a Focus Features release. Credit: Courtesy of FOCUS FEATURES / © 2023 FOCUS FEATURES LLC /

Paul Giamatti stars in this comedy-drama directed by Alexander Payne which finds a bitter professor, one of his students, and a lunchlady stuck at their school over the holidays.

What age is it appropriate for? The Holdovers is Rated R for “language, some drug use, and brief sexual material.” And yes, there’s cursing but the drinking and sexual material are not too bad. Teens should be fine with this one.

Where to stream: Peacock