10 Movies that Probably Will Be Nominated for Best Original Screenplay at the Oscars

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1. Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri (2017)

R | 115 min | Comedy, Crime, Drama

8.5
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87 Metascore

A mother personally challenges the local authorities to solve her daughter's murder when they fail to catch the culprit.

Director: Martin McDonagh | Stars: Frances McDormand, Woody Harrelson, Sam Rockwell, Caleb Landry Jones

Votes: 10,240 | Gross: $15.45M

Written by: Martin McDonagh

2. The Shape of Water (2017)

R | 123 min | Adventure, Drama, Fantasy

7.9
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86 Metascore

In a 1960s research facility, a mute janitor forms a relationship with an aquatic creature.

Director: Guillermo del Toro | Stars: Sally Hawkins, Octavia Spencer, Michael Shannon, Doug Jones

Votes: 3,573 | Gross: $0.23M

Written by: Guillermo del Toro & Vanessa Taylor

3. Lady Bird (2017)

R | 94 min | Comedy, Drama

8.5
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94 Metascore

In the early 2000s, an artistically-inclined seventeen year-old comes of age in Sacramento, California.

Director: Greta Gerwig | Stars: Saoirse Ronan, Timothée Chalamet, Odeya Rush, Laurie Metcalf

Votes: 9,081 | Gross: $18.78M

Written by: Greta Gerwig

4. The Post (2017)

PG-13 | 115 min | Biography, Drama, History | Completed

A cover-up that spanned four U.S. Presidents pushed the country's first female newspaper publisher and a hard-driving editor to join an unprecedented battle between journalist and government. Inspired by true events.

Director: Steven Spielberg | Stars: Meryl Streep, Tom Hanks, Sarah Paulson, Bob Odenkirk

Written by: Liz Hannah & Josh Singer

5. Get Out (I) (2017)

R | 104 min | Horror, Mystery, Thriller

7.7
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84 Metascore

It's time for a young African American to meet with his white girlfriend's parents for a weekend in their secluded estate in the woods, but before long, the friendly and polite ambience will give way to a nightmare.

Director: Jordan Peele | Stars: Daniel Kaluuya, Allison Williams, Bradley Whitford, Catherine Keener

Votes: 207,047 | Gross: $175.48M

Written by: Jordan Peele

6. Dunkirk (2017)

PG-13 | 106 min | Action, Drama, History

8.3
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94 Metascore

Allied soldiers from Belgium, the British Empire and France are surrounded by the German Army, and evacuated during a fierce battle in World War II.

Director: Christopher Nolan | Stars: Fionn Whitehead, Barry Keoghan, Mark Rylance, Tom Hardy

Votes: 256,750 | Gross: $188.05M

Written by: Christopher Nolan

7. The Florida Project (2017)

R | 111 min | Drama

8.1
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92 Metascore

Set over one summer, the film follows precocious 6-year-old Moonee as she courts mischief and adventure with her ragtag playmates and bonds with her rebellious but caring mother, all while living in the shadows of Disney World.

Director: Sean Baker | Stars: Brooklynn Prince, Bria Vinaite, Willem Dafoe, Valeria Cotto

Votes: 5,872 | Gross: $4.93M

Written by: Sean Baker & Chris Bergoch

8. Phantom Thread (2017)

R | 130 min | Drama

9.2
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94 Metascore

Set in 1950's London, Reynolds Woodcock is a renowned dressmaker whose fastidious life is disrupted by a young, strong-willed woman, Alma, who becomes his muse and lover.

Director: Paul Thomas Anderson | Stars: Vicky Krieps, Daniel Day-Lewis, Lesley Manville, Sue Clark

Votes: 349

Written by: Paul Thomas Anderson

9. Darkest Hour (2017)

PG-13 | 125 min | Drama, War

6.1
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76 Metascore

During the early days of World War II, the fate of Western Europe hangs on the newly-appointed British Prime Minister Winston Churchill, who must decide whether to negotiate with Hitler, or fight on against incredible odds.

Director: Joe Wright | Stars: Gary Oldman, Lily James, Kristin Scott Thomas, Ben Mendelsohn

Votes: 2,379 | Gross: $0.45M

Written by: Anthony McCarten

10. The Big Sick (2017)

R | 120 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

7.7
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86 Metascore

Pakistan-born comedian Kumail Nanjiani and grad student Emily Gardner fall in love but struggle as their cultures clash. When Emily contracts a mysterious illness, Kumail finds himself forced to face her feisty parents, his family's expectations, and his true feelings.

Director: Michael Showalter | Stars: Kumail Nanjiani, Zoe Kazan, Holly Hunter, Ray Romano

Votes: 50,984 | Gross: $42.87M

Written by: Emily V. Gordon & Kumail Nanjiani