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. Oppenheimer
  2. American Fiction
  3. Barbie
  4. Killers of the Flower Moon
  5. Poor Things
  6. The Holdovers
  7. Maestro
  8. Past Lives
  9. May December
  10. Origin
  11. The Zone of Interest
  12. Spider-Man: Across the Spider-Verse
  13. Ferrari
  14. Air
  15. The Iron Claw
  16. The Color Purple
  17. The Taste of Things
  18. Saltburn
  19. Anatomy of a Fall
  20. American Symphony
  21. All of Us Strangers
  22. Are You There God? It’s Me, Margaret.
  23. Napoleon
  24. Memory
  25. Society of the Snow
  26. Rustin
  27. Priscilla
  28. BlackBerry
  29. The Bikeriders
  30. Freud’s Last Session


Snubbed: TMNT: Mutant Mayhem, Theater Camp, You People, You Hurt My Feelings, D&D: Honor Among Thieves, The Killer, The Last Voyage of the Demeter, Blue Beetle, The Covenant.


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