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. 1917
  2. The Irishman
  3. Once Upon a Time in Hollywood
  4. Parasite
  5. The Two Popes
  6. Marriage Story
  7. Ford v Ferrari
  8. Joker
  9. The Farewell
  10. Bombshell
  11. Jojo Rabbit
  12. Rocketman
  13. A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood
  14. Richard Jewell
  15. Little Women
  16. Just Mercy
  17. Judy
  18. A Hidden Life
  19. Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker
  20. Harriet
  21. Waves
  22. Honey Boy
  23. Avengers: Endgame
  24. Us
  25. Knives Out
  26. Dolemite Is My Name
  27. The Report
  28. Booksmart
  29. Hustlers
  30. Motherless Brooklyn

Snubbed: Midsommar, Light of My Life, Downton Abbey, How to Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World, Uncut Gems, Ready or Not, The Lighthouse, The Invisibles, The Art of Self-Defense, Lady J, Arctic, American Factory, The King, High Life, I Am Mother, Spider-Man: Far from Home, Shazam!, The Nightingale, Long Shot, Toy Story 4, Good Boys, Frozen II, Abominable.

Bumped Off: Cats, The Peanut Butter Falcon, Queen & Slim, Ad Astra, The Goldfinch, Ordinary Love, Pain & Glory, Clemency.

By ochippie

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