Three months ago I posted a list of 30 potential Best Picture Oscar contenders, plus a list of snubbed films that deserved consideration.  Since then, I’ve updated the list with reviews as I’ve seen the movies, including any personal favorites that hadn’t previously made the list.  As the Academy Awards draw closer, let’s take a look at an updated watchlist, a list that has taken into consideration those undervalued films that have risen up the ranks and those overhyped movies that have taken a tumble.

This is the ranking of top possible Academy Award contenders:

  1. La La Land
  2. Moonlight
  3. Silence
  4. Fences
  5. Manchester by the Sea
  6. Lion
  7. Arrival
  8. Loving
  9. Hacksaw Ridge
  10. Sully
  11. Hell or High Water
  12. 20th Century Woman
  13. Hidden Figures
  14. Jackie
  15. Florence Foster Jenkins
  16. Patriots Day
  17. Passengers
  18. The Jungle Book
  19. Live By Night
  20. Rogue One
  21. Miss Sloane
  22. Rules Don’t Apply
  23. Toni Erdmann
  24. The Birth of a Nation
  25. Nocturnal Animals
  26. 13th
  27. Billy Lynn’s Long Halftime Walk
  28. The Lobster
  29. Denial
  30. Collateral Beauty

Snubbed: Gold, Bleed For This, Deepwater Horizon, Certain Women, American Honey, Hunt for the Wilderpeople, A Man Called Ove, The Handmaiden, The Dresser, Captain Fantastic, 10 Cloverfield Lane, Swiss Army Man, 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.

Bumped offThe Girl on the Train, Allied, Love & Friendship, Moana, Zootopia, American Pastoral, The Light Between Oceans, All Eyez on Me, The Founder.

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