The Oscar nominated films that still aren’t out in the UK, and when you can see them

Parasite: Alamy Stock Photo
Parasite: Alamy Stock Photo

A total of 33 feature films have been recognised with nominations at this year’s Oscars, with Joker, Once Upon A Time in Hollywood and 1917 leading the race.

We’ve put together a handy guide to the places screening nominated movies in London, but there are still a number of films recognised at this year’s awards which are yet to be released in the UK.

From Palme d’Or winning dramas and acclaimed foreign films, there are plenty of movies to get excited about over the coming weeks.

These are the Oscar nominated films that still aren’t out in the UK, with details on when you can see them in cinemas.

A Beautiful Day in the Neighbourhood

Tom Hanks bagged his first Oscar nomination in nearly two decades for his role here as US TV favourite Fred Rogers. The film follows a cynical journalist sent to interview Rogers, only for the presenter to develop a surprisingly meaningful role in his life. Hanks is up for Supporting Actor, going up against Al Pacino, Joe Pesci, Anthony Hopkins and bookies’ favourite Brad Pitt. His charming performance could prove a surprise in the category this year.

Release date: January 31

The Lighthouse

This intense new work follows two lighthouse keepers battling to keep their sanity on a remote New England island. Robert Eggers, who won acclaim with The Witch in 2015, directs Robert Pattison and Willem Dafoe in the dark drama, which is shaping up to be one of the most individual films of the year. Pattinson might be the new Batman, but this quirky auteur drama is probably as far removed from the Caped Crusader as it’s possible to get.

Release date: January 31

Richard Jewell

Clint Eastwood’s tells the story of Richard Jewell – a security guard who found a bomb at the 1996 Olympics in Atlanta and saved hundreds of lives, only to be accused of placing the device there himself by the FBI and hounded by the media. Paul Walter Houser, Olivia Wilde, John Hamm and Sam Rockwell give strong performances, but it’s Kathy Bates who is nominated for Supporting Actress for her turn as Jewell’s mother Bobi, who personally appealed to the President to clear her son’s name.

Release date: January 31​


One of the most talked about films at this year’s awards is Parasite – the movie which scooped the Palme d’Or at Cannes last summer. The dark social satire follows two families, the Parks who live in a mansion and the Kims who live together in a basement flat. Their lives become intertwined after the son of the Kim family becomes a tutor for the Parks, before things take a twisted turn. The movie from South Korean director Bong Joon Ho is up for Best Picture, Director, Original Screenplay, Best International Feature Film, Production Design and Film Editing – don’t miss it.

Release date: February 7

Les Misérables

We’re not talking about the musical set in revolutionary France – Les Misérables is a striking drama follows the lives of characters in the poverty-stricken Paris suburb of Montfermeil in Seine-Saint-Denis, who encounter violent racists and oppressive police officers. It’s a staggering achievement from first time Parisian director Ladj Ly, whose Best International Film nomination is wholly justified. The film premiered at the Cannes Film Festival back in 2019, but the film is only officially released in the UK in April, meaning it could prove to be the only Oscar-winning feature film ever not released at the time of the Oscars ceremony itself.

Release date: April 24 ​