How to Watch ‘The Father’

The Father,” director and co-writer Florian Zeller’s acclaimed drama with Anthony Hopkins and Olivia Colman in starring roles, first premiered at the Sundance Film Festival… in 2020. So a lot has changed in the 14 months since its debut — including that the drama received six Oscar nominations from the Academy Awards, including Best Picture, Best Actor for Hopkins, and Best Supporting Actress for Colman. So after almost 400 days and numerous awards season accolades — not to mention a global pandemic that threw the theatrical business into a spiral — “The Father” is available to watch in theaters and via premium on-demand services. Here’s how to watch “The Father.”

Where can I watch “The Father”?

“The Father” is out in theaters and drive-in venues in the New York area and Los Angeles, as well as theaters around the country — but that will again depend on which venues are open due to the coronavirus pandemic. Starting on Friday, March 26, “The Father” is available to rent via numerous digital platforms, including Amazon Prime Video, FandangoNOW, Apple TV and iTunes, Vudu, and more. Those who watch streaming content through Roku devices can also rent the film starting Friday, March 26.

Is “The Father” playing in theaters near me?

Yes, but of course that depends on your area. There are currently hundreds of theaters around the country showing “The Father.” After its wide release on March 12, the film grossed an estimated $390,000.

How can I watch “The Father” online?

“The Father” is streaming online via premium on-demand starting on Friday, March 26. The film will be available through the usual platforms, including Amazon Prime Video, FandangoNOW, iTunes, Vudu, Redbox, and other VOD providers.

Is “The Father” on Netflix?

No, “The Father” is not streaming on Netflix as of March 2021.

Is “The Father” streaming?

Starting on Friday, March 26, “The Father” will be streaming online as a premium on-demand title.

Where can I rent “The Father”?

Most major streaming platforms will have “The Father” available to rent, including Amazon Prime Video, FandangoNOW, Google Play, Vudu, and others. Roku users will be able to rent “The Father” as well, as will Apple TV owners via iTunes.

When can I watch “The Father”?

As mentioned, in 900 locations around the country, including theaters in the New York area and Los Angeles. On Friday, March 26, “The Father” will be out as a premium on-demand title.

How many Oscar nominations did “The Father” get?

“The Father” was nominated for six Oscars: Best Picture, Best Adapted Screenplay, Best Editing, Best Production Design, Best Actor for Hopkins, and Best Supporting Actress for Colman.

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