When Will 'Poor Things' Be Available on Streaming?

Emma Stone has been racking up awards noms for her performance in this surreal self-discovery story.

emma stone in poor things
(Image credit: Courtesy of Searchlight Pictures)

Among the historical biopics and blockbuster comedies, Yorgos Lanthimos' latest film Poor Things offers a wholly unique origin story, starring Emma Stone as a new spin on Frankenstein's creation. Lanthimos' follow-up to 2018's The Favourite—and his second collaboration with Stone—takes place in a surrealist version of Victorian London, where Bella Baxter (Stone), a woman with the brain of a child, lives with her mad-scientist father figure (Willem Dafoe). When the fiercely-independent Bella becomes determined to explore the world herself, her adventures take her on a powerful journey of self-discovery that examine the dynamics of sex, gender, and society through a frank, distressing, and at times horrific, lens.

This movie is best entered with as little knowledge as possible, but what viewers should expect is a stunningly strange visual treat, with sets evoking Europe's famous cities and bold cinematography that shows the world through Bella's eyes. And as Bella, Stone leads the film with a fearless, wholly-dedicated performance. The film has already found tons of devoted fans and huge amounts of awards buzz for Stone, so it's time to make plans to see this film before Oscar weekend. Here's what we know so far about when Poor Things will arrive online.

How to Watch 'Poor Things'

Poor Things is currently available to own digitally on platforms including Prime Video, Apple TV, Vudu, and more. It was released on digital platforms on February 27, three months after its nationwide theatrical release on December 22, 2023. Per Decider, the film will become available to rent on March 12, the same day of its DVD/Blu-ray release.

emma stone and mark ruffalo in poor things

(Image credit: Courtesy of Searchlight Pictures)

When will 'Poor Things' arrive on streaming?

Per Variety, Poor Things will arrive on Hulu on March 7, 2024. Ahead of the announcement, we already know which streaming platform would host the film, as both its distributor Searchlight Pictures and Hulu are owned by Walt Disney Studios. The March 7 release also means that Poor Things will hit streaming just three days before the 2024 Oscars, where its nominated for 11 Oscars, including best picture, director, and lead actress for Emma Stone's performance.

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