Of course it’s too early to make Oscar predictions; the nominees are months away from being announced.  Some of what may be the best films of the year haven’t even come out yet.  But that doesn’t mean we can’t talk about it anyway and make guesses based on almost nothing.  At the very least, here is a list of movies that deserve a watch, as they might be in the Oscar conversation soon.

This is the AwardsCircuit.com ranking of top possible Academy Award contenders:

  1. Billy Lynn’s Long Halftime Walk
  2. Fences
  3. Loving
  4. La La Land
  5. Manchester by the Sea
  6. Moonlight
  7. The Birth of a Nation
  8. Lion
  9. Arrival
  10. Hidden Figures
  11. Silence
  12. Passengers
  13. 20th Century Woman
  14. American Pastoral
  15. Nocturnal Animals
  16. Florence Foster Jenkins
  17. Sully
  18. The Girl on the Train
  19. The Lobster
  20. Allied
  21. Hell or High Water
  22. Love & Friendship
  23. Miss Sloane
  24. Moana
  25. Zootopia
  26. Patriots Day
  27. The Light Between Oceans
  28. All Eyez on Me
  29. The Founder
  30. Denial

Snubbed: Gold, Rules Don’t Apply, Collateral Beauty, Bleed For This, Rogue One, Deepwater Horizon, Certain Women, The 13th, Hacksaw Ridge, American Honey, Hunt for the Wilderpeople, A Man Called Ove, The Handmaiden, The Dresser, Captain Fantastic, 10 Cloverfield Lane, Swiss Army Man, Jackie, Kubo and the Two Strings, Finding Dory, Captain America: Civil War, Paterson, The Nice Guys, Complete Unknown, Elvis & Nixon, Indignation, The Neon Demon, Disorder, Whiskey Tango Foxtrot, Anthropoid, The Shallows, ARQ, Christine, Last Days in the Desert, Tale of Tales, Star Trek Beyond, Tallulah, Hail Caesar, Deadpool, The Fundamentals of Caring, The BFG, Equals, Come What May, The Invitation, Sausage Party, The Edge of Seventeen, Life Animated, My King, Green Room, Hello My Name is Doris.

By ochippie

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