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2020 Best Picture Nominees

On February 9, the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences held the 92nd Academy Awards. At the end of the night, Bong Joon-Ho's film Parasite was awarded Best Picture, the first non-English language film to be so honored. (Additionally, Parasite won Best International Feature Film and Joon-Ho won Best Director and Best Original Screenplay for Parasite.) In case you missed it, Parasite is currently out on DVD. Below are all 9 of this year's nominees for Best Picture, including links to place holds on DVD or information about when these films may be available for home viewing. MHL is here to help you with your next home movie night!

Parasite
Parasite

Winner: Best Picture
 
Greed and class discrimination threaten the relationship between the wealthy Park family and the destitute Kim clan in Bong Joon Ho's darkly hilarious modern fairytale. 
Ford V Ferrari
Ford V Ferrari

American car designer Carroll Shelby and driver Ken Miles battle corporate interference, the laws of physics and their own personal demons to build a revolutionary race car for Ford and challenge Ferrari at the 24 Hours of Le Mans in 1966. (DVD release date 2/11/20)


In the 1950s, truck driver Frank Sheeran gets involved with Russell Bufalino and his Pennsylvania crime family. As Sheeran climbs the ranks to become a top hit man, he also goes to work for Jimmy Hoffa -- a powerful Teamster tied to organized crime.
 
(Note: The Irishman is a Netflix Original movie, not currently available on DVD. However, you can borrow a Roku with Netflix from MHL.)
Jojo Rabbit
Jojo Rabbit

A World War II satire that follows a lonely German boy named Jojo whose world view is turned upside down when he discovers his single mother is hiding a young Jewish girl in their attic. Aided only by his idiotic imaginary friend, Adolf Hitler, Jojo must confront his blind nationalism. (DVD release date 2/18/20)
Joker
Joker

Mentally ill comedian Arthur Fleck is mistreated by the town of Gotham City, which leads to his downward spiral, bringing him face-to-face with his alter-ego known as the Joker.
Little Women
Little Women

Four sisters come of age in America in the aftermath of the Civil War. (DVD release date 4/7/20)


A stage director and his actor wife struggle through a gruelling, coast-to-coast divorce that pushes them to their personal and creative extremes.
 
(Note: Marriage Story is a Netflix Original movie, not currently available on DVD. However, you can borrow a Roku with Netflix from MHL.)
1917
1917

At the height of the First World War, two young British soldiers, Schofield and Blake are given a seemingly impossible mission. In a race against time, they must cross enemy territory and deliver a message that will stop a deadly attack on hundreds of soldiers—Blake’s own brother among them. (Currently in theaters. DVD release date TBD.)
Once upon a time in. . . Hollywood /
Once upon a time in. . . Hollywood /

Follows a television actor and his stunt double as they navigate the changing film industry in Los Angeles in 1969.