Where to Watch Poor Things: The Oscar-Winning Film Has Hit Streaming in Australia

Where to Watch Poor Things: The Oscar-Winning Film Has Hit Streaming in Australia

If you’ve been across awards season of late, you’ll know that Poor Things is one of the films turning heads right now. The film, directed by Yorgos Lanthimos and starring Emma Stone, Willem Dafoe, Vicki Pepperdine, Ramy Youssef and Mark Ruffalo, has been one of the leading titles in the awards race, and took home a bunch of hardware at today’s Oscars. Here’s everything you need to know about watching the film in Australia.

How to watch the Oscar-Winning Poor Things


If you want to watch Poor Things now that it’s become the winner of multiple Oscars, you can do so in a few ways. Firstly, you can (obviously) catch the award-nominated film in cinemas across Australia (for a limited time). Other options for where to watch Poor Things in Australia include assorted digital platforms where you can pay to rent or purchase the film. More on that ahead.

Where to stream Poor Things in Australia

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Image: Searchlight Pictures

As of right now, you can find Poor Things for rent or purchase on the following VOD platforms: Apple TV ($19.99), Google Play ($19.99), Amazon Prime Video ($24.99), YouTube ($14.99).

Poor Things also hit streaming as of March 7 and can be found on Disney+ in Australia.

How many Oscars did Poor Things win?

In the 2024 Oscars, Poor Things landed itself an impressive 11 nominations. These were for Best Picture, Best Director, Actress in a Leading Role, Actor in a Supporting Role, Adapted Screenplay, Cinematography, Costume Design, Original Score, Makeup and Hairstyling, Production Design, and Film Editing.

The film walked away with four wins for Best Actress in a Leading Role for Emma Stone, plus Best Costume Design, Makeup and Hairstyling and Production Design.

Poor Things: Plot

Poor Things is based on the 1992 novel by Alasdair Gray, which was inspired by Mary Shelley’s classic horror story, Frankenstein. It stars Emma Stone as Bella Baxter, and she is joined by Mark Ruffalo as Duncan Wedder, Willem Dafoe as Godwin Baxter, Vicki Pepperdine as Mrs Prim and Ramy Youssef as Max McCandles.

The official synopsis for the film reads as follows:

Brought back to life by an unorthodox scientist, a young woman runs off with a lawyer on a whirlwind adventure across the continents. Free from the prejudices of her times, she grows steadfast in her purpose to stand for equality and liberation.

Speaking about her character, Bella Baxter, Emma Stone explained to the NYT that this role is one of her favourites.

“She’s drinking up the world around her in such a unique and beautiful way that I just dream I could,” she said.

“I find her so inspiring, and living in that every day throughout that whole process was just the greatest gift — it’s the most joy I’ve ever gotten to have as a character. Every person that exists has so much that built them up to what they are in adulthood, and it was interesting to discover that if you strip all that away, all that’s left is joy and curiosity.”

Poor Things: Trailer

Intrigued yet? Thought so.

You can catch a glimpse of Poor Things through the vibrant trailer below:

Lead Image Credit: Searchlight

This article has been updated with additional information.

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