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. A Star is Born
  2. Green Book
  3. If Beale Street Could Talk
  4. Roma
  5. BlacKkKlansman
  6. The Favourite
  7. Mary Poppins Returns
  8. Black Panther
  9. First Man
  10. Can You Ever Forgive Me?
  11. Vice
  12. Eighth Grade
  13. First Reformed
  14. Boy Erased
  15. On the Basis of Sex
  16. Crazy Rich Asians
  17. All is True
  18. Cold War
  19. A Quiet Place
  20. Widows
  21. Mary Queen of Scots
  22. The Wife
  23. The Ballad of Buster Scruggs
  24. Ben is Back
  25. Leave No Trace
  26. The Hate U Give
  27. The Mule
  28. Capernaum
  29. Bohemian Rhapsody
  30. Stan & Ollie

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, 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.

Bumped Off: Beautiful Boy, The Front Runner, Destroyer, Peterloo, Ad Astra, The Happy Prince, At Eternity’s Gate, The Old Man & the Gun, Wildlife.

By ochippie

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