Oppenheimer swept the board at the Oscars 2024, bagging seven gongs, including Best Picture and Best Director.


The film had been the clear favourite going into this year’s Academy Awards ceremony and had been expected to win big – and the movie didn’t disappoint.

The three-hour biopic examines the life of the "father of the atomic bomb" J Robert Oppenheimer, telling his life story and his involvement with the Manhattan Project during the Second World War.

The film also explores the titular scientist's legacy, which was marred by a 1954 hearing that investigated his supposed Communist sympathies and resulted in his security clearance being revoked.

So, if you’re hoping to watch (or rewatch) the masterful Oppenheimer after this year's Oscar ceremony, read on for everything you need to know about the latest streaming options.

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Where to watch Oppenheimer in the UK

Emily Blunt is Kitty Oppenheimer in Oppenheimer, looking concerned
Emily Blunt is Kitty Oppenheimer in Oppenheimer, written, produced, and directed by Christopher Nolan. Universal Pictures

Oppenheimer is available to rent or purchase on-demand on various streaming platforms, including Prime Video, Apple TV, YouTube, Vudu, Xfinity, Microsoft, and Verizon in the UK.

Oppenheimer was released in cinemas on Friday 21st July 2023, three years after Christopher Nolan’s sci-fi film Tenet, and is still available to watch in select cinemas.

The film emerged as the big winner of the night at the BAFTA Film Awards 2024, sweeping the board in several major categories at the awards ceremony.

The movie led the wins with seven gongs, including Best Director for Christopher Nolan, Best Actor for Cillian Murphy and Best Supporting Actor for Robert Downey Jr.

Speaking at a winner’s press conference after the ceremony, Murphy said the success of Oppenheimer is “a great reflection on the state of cinema”.

"You know that this is a very complex, very challenging three hour R-rated movie about a physicist and about, you know, about a very kind of dark period in our history, and the people came to see it in huge numbers," he said.

"And you know, people meet me on the street like and say that they've seen the film 5/6/7 times and, you know, like boys and girls, men and women, young and old. And that's kind of staggering. And again, very humbling. But it's I think it's, like I said, a great reflection on the state of cinema. And I think it's been a brilliant year for cinema. As we saw, I think tonight," he continued.

Is Oppenheimer coming to streaming in the UK?

Robert Downey Jr. as Lewis Strauss in Oppenheimer.
Robert Downey Jr is Lewis Strauss in Oppenheimer. Universal Pictures

Yes, the film will become available to watch in the UK on NOW TV from 12th April 2024 at no extra cost to subscribers.

NOW customers will need an Entertainment Pass to access Peacock through the streaming platform, which costs £9.99 per month, with a seven-day free trial available for all first-time subscribers.

Oppenheimer is a Universal production and is now available to stream on Peacock in the US.

Is Oppenheimer on Netflix?

No, the film is not currently available to watch on Netflix.

As detailed above, Oppenheimer is available to watch on Peacock in the US and will soon become available to watch in the UK on NOW TV.

Oppenheimer DVD and Blu-ray release date

Oppenheimer dropped on 4K Ultra HD, Blu-ray, and DVD from Tuesday 22nd November 2023, with over three hours of special features.

Oppenheimer will be available to watch on NOW TV from 12th April in the UK. Check out more of our Film coverage or visit our TV Guide and Streaming Guide to find out what's on.


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