Oppenheimer Is Now Available to Stream! How to Watch the Film at Home


Christopher Nolan’s Oppenheimer has become a huge phenomenon following its release. 

Hitting theaters the same day at Greta Gerwig’s Barbie in an event that was dubbed “Barbenheimer” as movie-goers flocked to the theater to see both films, Oppenheimer quickly became a box office smash as it made an impressive $80.5 million in its first three days in theaters.

Starring Peaky Blinders’ Cillian Murphy as the titular J. Robert Oppenheimer, the star-studded film centers on the creation of the atomic bomb during World War II. More specifically, it follows Oppenheimer, the man responsible for making the Manhattan Project a success.

After being a box office smash, the film is finally available to stream from the comfort of your own home as it was released on digital on Nov. 21.

Here’s everything to know about how to watch.

When did Oppenheimer release in theaters?

The U.K. premiere of ‘Oppenheimer’.


Ahead of the SAG-AFTRA strike, Oppenheimer held its U.K. premiere on July 13, where the cast walked the red carpet before leaving early to “go and write their pickets” and join the strike, Nolan said during the premiere. 

The film officially hit theaters on July 21, the same day Barbie was released. The cultural phenomenon was dubbed “Barbenheimer” as movie-goers flocked to the theater to watch both films back-to-back. 

How long was Oppenheimer’s theatrical release window?

On the set of ‘Oppenheimer’.
Melinda Sue Gordon/Universal Pictures

Variety previously reported in 2021 that Nolan asked Universal to give the film an exclusive theatrical window between 90 to 120 days.

When did Oppenheimer become available to stream?

Cillian Murphy and Robert Downey Jr. in ‘Oppenheimer’.

Melinda Sue Gordon/Universal Pictures

Though Barbie, which was released on the same day as Oppenheimer, it arrived on digital in September. Meanwhile, Oppenheimer was given a longer theatrical window. 

On Nov. 21, the film became available on 4K Ultra HD, Blu-ray and Digital. Universal Pictures adds that the new version also features over three hours of special features.

Where will Oppenheimer be available to stream?

Florence Pugh and Cillian Murphy in ‘Oppenheimer’.

Universal Pictures

The film is currently available for purchase on Amazon as well as Apple TV+, Vudu, Xfinity, YouTube and more streaming platforms.

Seeing as Oppenheimer is a Universal Pictures film, it will likely be available to stream on Peacock and Prime Video at a later date. In 2021, Variety reported that Universal movies would land on Peacock after their theatrical release, before eventually heading to Prime Video, per the Wall Street Journal.

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