Is ‘Bohemian Rhapsody’ on Netflix? How to Watch the Freddie Mercury Biopic Before the Academy Awards

Bohemian Rhapsody was one of the biggest movies of 2018. The Freddie Mercury biopic took in more than $212 million at the domestic box office, making it the 12th-highest-grossing film of the year. And it wasn’t just a hit with moviegoers. The movie about the life of the Queen frontman has also racked up an impressive array of awards and nominations.

Star Rami Malek earned a Golden Globe for his portrayal of Mercury, and the movie also won the Golden Globe award for best motion picture (drama). It also took home honors at the BAFTAs and the Screen Actors Guild Awards.

Jim Beach, Roger Taylor and Brian May of Queen, Best Actor in a Motion Picture Drama for ‘Bohemian Rhapsody’ winner Rami Malek,Producer Graham King, and Mike Myers pose in the press room during the 76th Annual Golden Globe Awards | Kevin Winter/Getty Images

On Sunday, Bohemian Rhapsody is up for the biggest award of all: best picture at the 91st annual Academy Awards. While it’s not a favorite to win the top prize (odds are on either Green Book or Roma), it’s definitely a contender. If you haven’t seen the movie yet, you can judge whether it deserves to win for yourself by streaming it before the awards ceremony.

Bohemian Rhapsody isn’t on Netflix

Netflix subscribers won’t be able to watch Bohemian Rhapsody for free, since the movie isn’t available on the streaming service. (Other best picture nominees Roma and Black Panther are, though.) However, you can stream the movie on other platforms.

Bohemian Rhapsody is currently available to rent on YouTube, Google Play, and Vudu, and iTunes for $5.99. You can also buy the movie for $19.99 from Amazon Prime Video. 

Redbox On Demand has the cheapest streaming rental price — $4.99. (It’s $19.99 to purchase.) You can also rent the DVD from a Red Box kiosk for $1.75.

You may also still be able to catch the movie on the big screen. Bohemian Rhapsody, which was released in November, is still playing in some theaters.

How to stream other best picture nominees

Most – though not all – of the other best picture nominees are also streaming. Here’s where you can watch them.

  • A Star Is Born: Available to rent on iTunes, Vudu, Google Play, and Red Box on Demand
  • Black Panther: Streaming on Netflix; available for rent on Amazon, iTunes, Vudu, Google Play, and YouTube.
  • BlacKkKlansman: Available to rent on Amazon, iTunes, Google Play, YouTube, Vudu, and Red Box on Demand.
  • Green Book: Available to purchase from Amazon, iTunes, Google Play, YouTube, and Vudu.
  • Roma: Streaming on Netflix.
  • The Favourite: Available to purchase on Amazon, iTunes, YouTube, Google Play, and Vudu
  • Vice: Still in theaters

In addition to Vice, several other best picture nominees are still showing in theaters, including The Favourite, Green Book, A Star Is Born, and BlacKkKlansman. Several nominated films, including BlacKkKlansman, Black Panther, and A Star Is Born are  also available to rent on DVD.

The 91st Academy Awards ceremony will air on ABC on Sunday, February 24 at 8/5p.

Read more: ‘Bohemian Rhapsody’ Is the Highest-Grossing Music Biopic Ever: Why Critics Still Aren’t Sold

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