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. The Post
  2. Downsizing
  3. Darkest Hour
  4. Mudbound
  5. Dunkirk
  6. Phantom Thread
  7. Blade Runner 2049
  8. Last Flag Flying
  9. Battle of the Sexes
  10. Call Me By Your Name
  11. Detroit
  12. Suburbicon
  13. The Shape of Water
  14. Wonderstruck
  15. Goodbye Christopher Robin
  16. Coco
  17. Mother!
  18. The Greatest Showman
  19. Wonder Wheel
  20. Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri
  21. The Beguiled
  22. The Florida Project
  23. Star Wars: The Last Jedi
  24. Molly’s Game
  25. Victoria and Abdul
  26. Wind River
  27. War for the Planet of the Apes
  28. Logan
  29. Mary Magdalene
  30. Murder on the Orient Express

Snubbed: The Current War, Lady Bird, Get Out, Frantz, Split, A Cure for Wellness, The Killing of a Sacred Deer, The Meyerowitz Stories, I, Tonya, Good Time, The Square, Brad’s Status, BPM, A Ghost Story, Cars 3, Wakefield, The Glass Castle, From the Land of the Moon, Jane, It Comes at Night, Okja, The Little Hours, The Lovers, The Foreigner, Hostiles, Thor:Ragnarok, The Big Sick, The Disaster Artist, Betting on Zero, Take Me, The Lost City of Z, Berlin Syndrome, Crown Heights, Lucky, Baby Driver, Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2, Wonder Woman, Graduation, Win It All, The Trip to Spain, War Machine, Beauty and the Beast (2017), Life (2017), Boss Baby.