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 over-hyped movies that have taken a tumble.

This is the

ranking of top possible Academy Award contenders:

  1. The Post
  2. Dunkirk
  3. Lady Bird
  4. Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri
  5. The Shape of Water
  6. Call Me By Your Name
  7. Mudbound
  8. Darkest Hour
  9. Phantom Thread
  10. The Florida Project
  11. Blade Runner 2049
  12. I, Tonya
  13. Get Out
  14. Last Flag Flying
  15. Detroit
  16. Battle of the Sexes
  17. Star Wars: The Last Jedi
  18. Coco
  19. Molly’s Game
  20. Downsizing
  21. Stronger
  22. Wonderstruck
  23. Mother!
  24. Victoria and Abdul
  25. The Beguiled
  26. Logan
  27. The Greatest Showman
  28. All the Money in the World
  29. Wind River
  30. Wonder Wheel
  31. The Big Sick
  32. Hostiles
  33. Wonder Woman
  34. War for the Planet of the Apes
  35. The Disaster Artist
  36. Novitiate
  37. The Meyerowitz Stories
  38. Beauty and the Beast
  39. Breathe
  40. First They Killed My Father

Snubbed: The Current War, Frantz, Split, A Cure for Wellness, The Killing of a Sacred Deer, 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, Thor:Ragnarok, Betting on Zero, Take Me, The Lost City of Z, Berlin Syndrome, Crown Heights, Lucky, Baby Driver, Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2, Graduation, Win It All, The Trip to Spain, War Machine, Life (2017), The Boss Baby.

Bumped Off: Suburbicon, Goodbye Christopher Robin, Mary Magdalene, Murder on the Orient Express.

By ochippie

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