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. A Star is Born
  2. If Beale Street Could Talk
  3. Roma
  4. The Favourite
  5. Beautiful Boy
  6. Green Book
  7. First Man
  8. BlacKkKlansman
  9. The Front Runner
  10. Capernaum
  11. Black Panther
  12. Boy Erased
  13. Vice
  14. Destroyer
  15. Mary Queen of Scots
  16. Widows
  17. Can You Ever Forgive Me?
  18. Peterloo
  19. The Ballad of Buster Scruggs
  20. Ad Astra
  21. Eighth Grade
  22. The Happy Prince
  23. At Eternity’s Gate
  24. Mary Poppins Returns
  25. Bohemian Rhapsody
  26. The Old Man & the Gun
  27. On the Basis of Sex
  28. Crazy Rich Asians
  29. Wildlife
  30. A Quiet Place

Snubbed: Outlaw King, Ralph Breaks the Internet, The Sisters Brothers, Sorry to Bother You, Private Life, Won’t You Be My Neighbor?, Mid90s, Goldstone, Mary and the Witch’s Flower, Journey’s End, Free Solo, Avengers: Infinity War, Mission: Impossible – Fallout, Leave No Trace, Game Night, The Kindergarten Teacher, The 12th Man, Three Identical Strangers, The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society, Solo, A Futile and Stupid Gesture, The Polka King, Annihilation, What Will People Say, The Rider, Lean on Pete, 7 Days in Entebbe, Don’t Worry He Won’t Get Far on Foot, Incredibles 2Science Fair.