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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American Fiction

F_03452_R Jeffrey Wright stars as Thelonious "Monk" Ellison in writer/director Cord Jefferson’s AMERICAN FICTION An Orion Pictures Release Photo credit: Claire Folger © 2023 Orion Releasing LLC. All Rights Reserved. /

Written and directed by Cord Jefferson, American Fiction stars Jeffrey Wright as an author who publishes a book under a pen name out of frustration, only for things to spiral out of control.

What age is it appropriate for? The movie is Rated R for “language throughout, some drug use, sexual references and brief violence.” Like The Holdovers there’s a fair amount of language, and some drug use, but you shouldn’t turn older teens away from the complicated and fascinating material, which delves heavily into racial politics.

Where to stream: American Fiction is not available to stream free, but you can purchase it on most major platforms, or see it in theaters.