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 Variety ranking of top Academy Award contenders:


  1. The Fabelmans
  2. The Banshees of Inisherin
  3. Tar
  4. Top Gun: Maverick
  5. Women Talking
  6. Everything Everywhere All at Once
  7. Elvis
  8. Emancipation
  9. Living
  10. The Woman King
  11. Glass Onion
  12. Triangle of Sadness
  13. Black Panther: Wakanda Forever
  14. Avatar: The Way of Water
  15. She Said
  16. Empire of Light
  17. Pinocchio
  18. Babylon
  19. The Inspection
  20. Thirteen Lives
  21. RRR
  22. Devotion
  23. Aftersun
  24. The Whale
  25. All Quiet of the Western Front
  26. Bardo
  27. Bones and All
  28. The Son
  29. Till
  30. Armageddon Time


Snubbed: Marcel the Shell with Shoes On, Lightyear, The Northman, The Stranger, Bros, Prey, Pearl, The Pale Blue Eye, Nope, The Gray Man, Downton Abbey: A New Era, Hustle, A Man Called Otto, The Batman, The Adam Project.


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