Where to Watch

Get your remote ready... here's where you can watch this year's Spirit Award nominees.

The 2021 Spirit Award-nominated films and television series are more than just italicized names on a list – they represent the best in independent TV and cinema, and they’re out there right now, just waiting to be watched.

The following list includes nominated films and series that are available to stream, rent or watch in theaters. Availability is subject to change; we’ll do our best to keep this list updated as Spirit Awards season progresses.

And of course, don’t forget why you’re binge-watching all of this exceptional entertainment in the first place…

Watch the Film Independent Spirit Awards LIVE on IFC, Thursday, April 22, 2021 at 10:00 pm ET / 7:00 pm PT to see which nominees become winners, and so much more.
 

Atlanta’s Missing and Murdered: The Lost Children

Nominated for Best New Non-Scripted or Documentary Series
Streaming on HBO Max

The Assistant

Nominated for Best First Screenplay, Best Female Lead and Best Cinematography
Streaming on HBO Max

Bacurau

Nominated for Best International Film
Streaming on the Criterion Channel and Kanopy

Bad Education

Nominated for Best Screenplay
Streaming on HBO Max

Bull

Nominated for Best Male Lead and Best Cinematography
Streaming on Hoopla, Hulu and Kanopy

City So Real

Nominated for Best New Non-Scripted or Documentary Series
Streaming on Hulu

Collective

Nominated for Best Documentary
Available to rent on major streaming platforms

Crip Camp

Nominated for Best Documentary
Streaming on Netflix

Dick Johnson Is Dead

Nominated for Best Documentary
Streaming on Netflix

The Disciple

Nominated for Best International Film
Coming to Netflix in 2021

Farewell Amor

Nominated for Someone to Watch Award
Available to rent on major streaming platforms

First Cow

Nominated for Best Feature, Best Director and Best Supporting Male
Streaming on Fubo and Showtime

The Forty-Year-Old Version

Nominated for Best First Feature
Streaming on Netflix

French Exit

Nominated for Best Supporting Female
To be released in February 2021

The Great

Nominated for Best Female Performance in a New Scripted Series
Streaming on Hulu

The Half of It

Nominated for Best Screenplay
Streaming on Netflix

I Carry You With Me

Nominated for Best First Feature and Best Editing
To be released in 2021

I May Destroy You

Nominated for Best New Scripted Series; Best Ensemble Cast in a New Scripted Series winner
Streaming on HBO Max

Immigration Nation

Nominated for Best New Non-Scripted or Documentary Series
Streaming on Netflix

The Invisible Man

Nominated for Best Editing
Streaming on HBO Max

The Killing of Kenneth Chamberlain

Nominated for Someone to Watch Award
To be released in 2021

The Killing of Two Lovers

Nominated for John Cassavetes Award
To be released February 23, 2021

La Leyenda Negra

Nominated for John Cassavetes Award
Streaming on HBO Max

Landfall

Nominated for Truer Than Fiction Award
To be released in 2021

Lapsis

Nominated for Best First Screenplay
Available to rent on major streaming platforms

Lingua Franca

Nominated for John Cassavetes Award
Streaming on Netflix

Little America

Nominated for Best New Scripted Series and Best Male Performance in a New Scripted Series
Streaming on Apple TV+

Love Fraud

Nominated for Best New Non-Scripted or Documentary Series
Streaming on Showtime

Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom

Nominated for Best Feature, Best Female Lead, Best Male Lead, Best Supporting Male
Streaming on Netflix

Minari

Nominated for Best Feature, Best Director, Best Screenplay, Best Male Lead and Best Supporting Female
Available on major streaming platforms February 26, 2021

Miss Juneteenth

Nominated for Best First Feature, Best First Screenplay, Best Female Lead and Best Supporting Female
Streaming on BET+ and Kanopy

The Mole Agent

Nominated for Best Documentary
Streaming on Hulu

Never Have I Ever

Nominated for Best Female Performance in a New Scripted Series
Streaming on Netflix

Never Rarely Sometimes Always

Nominated for Best Feature, Best Director, Best Screenplay, Best Female Lead, Best Supporting Female, Best Cinematography and Best Editing
Streaming on HBO Max

Night of the Kings

Nominated for Best International Film
To be released February 26, 2021

Nine Days

Nominated for Best First Feature and Best Supporting Male
To be released in 2021

Nomadland

Nominated for Best Feature, Best Director, Best Female Lead, Best Cinematography and Best Editing
Streaming on Hulu

One Night in Miami…

Robert Altman Award winner
Streaming on Amazon Prime

P-Valley

Nominated for Best Male Performance in a New Scripted Series
Streaming on Starz

Palm Springs

Nominated for Best First Screenplay
Streaming on Hulu

Pier Kids

Nominated for Truer Than Fiction Award
Release date TBD

Preparations to Be Together for an Unknown Period of Time

Nominated for Best International Film
Available to rent via virtual cinemas

Promising Young Woman

Nominated for Best Director, Best Screenplay and Best Female Lead
Available to rent on major streaming platforms

Quo Vadis, Aida?

Nominated for Best International Film
To be released in 2021

Residue

Nominated for John Cassavetes Award and Best Editing
Streaming on Netflix

Saint Frances

Nominated for John Cassavetes Award
Streaming on Kanopy and Starz

She Dies Tomorrow

Nominated for Best Cinematography
Streaming on Hulu

Small Axe

Nominated for Best New Scripted Series
Streaming on Amazon Prime

Sound of Metal

Nominated for Best First Feature, Best Male Lead and Best Supporting Male
Streaming on Amazon Prime

Straight Up

Nominated for Best First Screenplay
Streaming on Netflix

Stray

Nominated for Truer Than Fiction Award
To be released March 5, 2021

A Teacher

Nominated for Best New Scripted Series
Streaming on Hulu (FX on Hulu)

Time

Nominated for Best Documentary
Streaming on Amazon Prime

Unorthodox

Nominated for Best New Scripted Series, Best Female Performance in a New Scripted Series and Best Male Performance in a New Scripted Series
Streaming on Netflix

We Are Who We Are

Nominated for Best Female Performance in a New Scripted Series
Streaming on HBO Max

We’re Here

Nominated for Best New Non-Scripted or Documentary Series
Streaming on HBO Max

The White Tiger

Nominated for Best Male Lead
Streaming on Netflix

Work in Progress

Nominated for Best Female Performance in a New Scripted Series
Streaming on Showtime

ZeroZeroZero

Nominated for Best Male Performance in a New Scripted Series
Streaming on Amazon Prime