Christopher Nolan’s latest movie is a powerful biopic about one of the most prominent and controversial figures of the 20th century – J. Robert Oppenheimer, the physicist known as the father of the atomic bomb.
The film has been a smash hit, with many moviegoers doubling up to see this with Greta Gerwig’s Barbie for the ultimate Barbenheimer experience.
If you’re wondering when you’ll be able to watch Oppenheimer at home, then we’ve rounded up everything you need to know. We also have a similar article for Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3.
How to watch Oppenheimer now
Currently, the only way to watch Oppenheimer is to go to the cinema. Oppenheimer is still showing in selected movie theatres almost three months after its premiere.
You can buy tickets from AMC Theatres, Fandango and Cinemark in the US, and Cineworld and Vue in the UK. If you want a taste of what is to come, check out the official trailer:
When could Oppenheimer release on streaming services?
Universal has not confirmed a streaming release date for Oppenheimer, but we can estimate when it might be.
When Oppenheimer is released, it will almost certainly come to NBC’s streaming service Peacock in America. The UK platform isn’t confirmed, but Peacock is available via Now (formerly Now TV), so it is likely that it will come to Now’s Cinema Membership.
According to Deadline, Nolan stipulated that Oppenheimer would be exclusive to theatres for at least 100 days. In addition, Universal has an exclusive streaming deal with Peacock that means that new releases must arrive within four months of release (via Variety).
Therefore, it’s likely that Oppenheimer will arrive on Peacock in November 2023. However, the UK streaming release date could be later than this.
When will Oppenheimer be released on VOD, DVD and Blu-ray?
Universal has decided to give American audiences a Thanksgiving present – in the US, Oppenheimer will be released on DVD, Blu-ray, 4K Ultra HD on 21 November 2023. The film will be available to buy or rent from the same day on platforms such as Prime Video, Apple TV, YouTube, Xfinity, Vudu, Microsoft, and Verizon.
In the UK, Oppenheimer’s home release is scheduled for one day later, on 22 November 2023.