Netflix drops fall premiere dates for 10 Oscar-worthy films

Netflix drops fall premiere dates for 10 Oscar-worthy films
Timothée Chalamet in The King. Photo: Netflix

Netflix has some pretty strong contenders for this year’s Oscar season and the streaming giant has unveiled its slate of competing films.

The lineup of contenders includes David Michôd’s The King (Timothée Chalamet), Steven Soderbergh’s The Laundromat (Meryl Streep, Gary Oldman, and Noah Baumbach’s Marriage Story (Scarlett Johansson and Adam Driver).

But that’s not all the streaming giant has for this year. Netflix is pulling out all the stops with 10 movies that will make theatrical debuts this fall. This will be ahead of each film’s release on the streaming platform for its subscribers. However, the films will only be released in select United States theaters. See the schedules below:

The Laundromat
US Theatrical Release: September 7
Netflix Premiere: October 18

Dolemite Is My Name
US Theatrical Release: October 4
Netflix Premiere: October 25

The King
US Theatrical Release: October 11
Netflix Premiere: November 1

The Irishman
US Theatrical Release: November 1
Netflix Premiere: November 27

Earthquake Bird
US Theatrical Release: November 1
Netflix Premiere: November 15

Marriage Story
US Theatrical Release: November 6
Netflix Premiere: December 6

Klaus
US Theatrical Release: November 6
Netflix Premiere: November 8

Lost My Body
US Theatrical Release: November 15
Netflix Premiere: November 29

Atlantics
US Theatrical Release: November 15
Netflix Premiere: November 29

The Two Popes
US Theatrical Release: November 27
Netflix Premiere: December 20

For those wondering why Netflix has to release all these films in cinemas, its to officially qualify for Oscar recognitions. The Academy requires films to run in theaters in New York or Los Angeles for a minimum of seven consecutive weeks and at least three screenings per day along with paid admission.

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