2019 Oscar Hopefulls

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1. A Private War (2018)

106 min | Biography, Drama, War

68 Metascore

One of the most celebrated war correspondents of our time, Marie Colvin is an utterly fearless and rebellious spirit, driven to the frontline of conflicts across the globe to give voice to the voiceless.

Director: Matthew Heineman | Stars: Rosamund Pike, Jamie Dornan, Stanley Tucci, Faye Marsay

Votes: 88

2. A Star Is Born (2018)

R | 136 min | Drama, Music, Romance

88 Metascore

A musician helps a young singer find fame, even as age and alcoholism send his own career into a downward spiral.

Director: Bradley Cooper | Stars: Lady Gaga, Bradley Cooper, Sam Elliott, Greg Grunberg

Votes: 46,238 | Gross: $94.61M

3. Ad Astra (2019)

Sci-Fi, Thriller | Post-production

Astronaut Roy McBride travels to the outer edges of the solar system to find his missing father and unravel a mystery that threatens the survival of our planet.

Director: James Gray | Stars: Brad Pitt, Tommy Lee Jones, Donald Sutherland, John Finn

4. At Eternity's Gate (2018)

PG-13 | 110 min | Biography, Drama

72 Metascore

A look at the life of painter Vincent van Gogh during the time he lived in Arles and Auvers-sur-Oise, France.

Director: Julian Schnabel | Stars: Willem Dafoe, Rupert Friend, Oscar Isaac, Mads Mikkelsen

Votes: 322

5. Vice (I) (2018)

R | Biography, Drama, History | Completed

VICE explores how a bureaucratic Washington insider quietly became the most powerful man in the world as Vice-President to George W. Bush, reshaping the country and the globe in ways still felt today.

Director: Adam McKay | Stars: Christian Bale, Amy Adams, Jesse Plemons, Steve Carell

6. Bad Times at the El Royale (2018)

R | 141 min | Mystery, Thriller

60 Metascore

Seven strangers, each with a secret to bury, meet at Lake Tahoe's El Royale, a rundown hotel with a dark past. Over the course of one fateful night, everyone will have a last shot at redemption - before everything goes to hell.

Director: Drew Goddard | Stars: Jeff Bridges, Cynthia Erivo, Dakota Johnson, Jon Hamm

Votes: 8,128 | Gross: $7.13M

7. Beautiful Boy (2018)

R | 120 min | Biography, Drama

63 Metascore

Based on the best-selling pair of memoirs from father and son David and Nic Sheff, Beautiful Boy chronicles the heartbreaking and inspiring experience of survival, relapse, and recovery in a family coping with addiction over many years.

Director: Felix Van Groeningen | Stars: Steve Carell, Timothée Chalamet, Maura Tierney, Christian Convery

Votes: 845 | Gross: $0.22M

8. BlacKkKlansman (2018)

R | 135 min | Biography, Comedy, Crime

83 Metascore

Ron Stallworth, an African American police officer from Colorado Springs, CO, successfully manages to infiltrate the local Ku Klux Klan branch with the help of a Jewish surrogate who eventually becomes its leader. Based on actual events.

Director: Spike Lee | Stars: John David Washington, Adam Driver, Laura Harrier, Topher Grace

Votes: 36,615 | Gross: $48.27M

9. Bohemian Rhapsody (2018)

PG-13 | 134 min | Biography, Drama, Music | Completed

A chronicle of the years leading up to Queen's legendary appearance at the Live Aid (1985) concert.

Director: Bryan Singer | Stars: Rami Malek, Lucy Boynton, Joseph Mazzello, Mike Myers

10. Can You Ever Forgive Me? (2018)

R | 106 min | Biography, Comedy, Drama

83 Metascore

When Lee Israel falls out of step with current tastes, she turns her art form to deception. An adaptation of the memoir Can You Ever Forgive Me?, the true story of best-selling celebrity biographer Lee Israel.

Director: Marielle Heller | Stars: Melissa McCarthy, Richard E. Grant, Dolly Wells, Ben Falcone

Votes: 246

11. Boy Erased (2018)

R | 114 min | Biography, Drama

68 Metascore

The son of a Baptist preacher is forced to participate in a church-supported gay conversion program after being forcibly outed to his parents.

Director: Joel Edgerton | Stars: Lucas Hedges, Nicole Kidman, Joel Edgerton, Russell Crowe

Votes: 356

12. Colette (2018)

R | 111 min | Biography, Drama, History

74 Metascore

Colette is pushed by her husband to write novels under his name. Upon their success, she fights to make her talents known, challenging gender norms.

Director: Wash Westmoreland | Stars: Keira Knightley, Eleanor Tomlinson, Fiona Shaw, Dominic West

Votes: 885 | Gross: $2.55M

13. Crazy Rich Asians (2018)

PG-13 | 120 min | Comedy, Romance

74 Metascore

This contemporary romantic comedy, based on a global bestseller, follows native New Yorker Rachel Chu to Singapore to meet her boyfriend's family.

Director: Jon M. Chu | Stars: Constance Wu, Henry Golding, Michelle Yeoh, Gemma Chan

Votes: 30,851 | Gross: $171.33M

14. The Death and Life of John F. Donovan (2018)

123 min | Drama

28 Metascore

A decade after the death of an American TV star, a young actor reminisces the written correspondence he shared with him, as well as the impact those letters had on both their lives.

Director: Xavier Dolan | Stars: Jacob Tremblay, Natalie Portman, Thandie Newton, Sarah Gadon

Votes: 170

15. The Favourite (2018)

R | 119 min | Biography, Drama

91 Metascore

In early 18th century England, a frail Queen Anne (Colman) occupies the throne and her close friend Lady Sarah (Weisz) governs the country in her stead. When a new servant Abigail (Stone) arrives, her charm endears her to Sarah.

Director: Yorgos Lanthimos | Stars: Olivia Colman, Rachel Weisz, Emma Delves, Faye Daveney

Votes: 949

16. Todos lo saben (2018)

R | 132 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

68 Metascore

Laura, a Spanish woman living in Buenos Aires, returns to her hometown outside Madrid with her two children to attend her sister's wedding. However, the trip is upset by unexpected events that bring secrets into the open.

Director: Asghar Farhadi | Stars: Jaime Lorente, Penélope Cruz, Javier Bardem, Bárbara Lennie

Votes: 2,940

17. First Man (2018)

PG-13 | 141 min | Biography, Drama, History

84 Metascore

A look at the life of the astronaut, Neil Armstrong, and the legendary space mission that led him to become the first man to walk on the Moon on July 20, 1969.

Director: Damien Chazelle | Stars: Ryan Gosling, Claire Foy, Jason Clarke, Kyle Chandler

Votes: 14,400 | Gross: $16.01M

18. The Front Runner (2018)

R | 113 min | Biography, Drama

67 Metascore

American Senator Gary Hart's presidential campaign in 1988 is derailed when he's caught in a scandalous love affair.

Director: Jason Reitman | Stars: Molly Ephraim, Kaitlyn Dever, Vera Farmiga, Hugh Jackman

Votes: 259

19. The Hummingbird Project (2018)

111 min | Drama

A pair of high-frequency traders go up against their old boss in an effort to make millions in a fiber-optic cable deal.

Director: Kim Nguyen | Stars: Jesse Eisenberg, Alexander Skarsgård, Salma Hayek, Michael Mando

Votes: 94

20. If Beale Street Could Talk (2018)

R | 117 min | Crime, Drama, Romance

87 Metascore

A woman in Harlem desperately scrambles to prove her fiancé innocent of a crime while carrying their first child.

Director: Barry Jenkins | Stars: KiKi Layne, Stephan James, Regina King, Colman Domingo

Votes: 368

21. Jeremiah Terminator LeRoy (2018)

108 min | Biography, Drama

60 Metascore

A young woman named Savannah Knoop spends six years pretending to be the celebrated author JT LeRoy, the made-up literary persona of her sister-in-law.

Director: Justin Kelly | Stars: Kristen Stewart, Diane Kruger, Laura Dern, Jim Sturgess

Votes: 64

22. Life Itself (2018)

R | 118 min | Drama, Romance

21 Metascore

As a young New York City couple goes from college romance to marriage and the birth of their first child, the unexpected twists of their journey create reverberations that echo over continents and through lifetimes.

Director: Dan Fogelman | Stars: Oscar Isaac, Olivia Wilde, Annette Bening, Mandy Patinkin

Votes: 1,236 | Gross: $4.10M

23. Mary Poppins Returns (2018)

PG | Family, Fantasy, Musical | Completed

Decades after her original visit, the magical nanny returns to help the Banks siblings and Michael's children through a difficult time in their lives.

Director: Rob Marshall | Stars: Emily Blunt, Meryl Streep, Colin Firth, Emily Mortimer

24. The Little Stranger (2018)

R | 111 min | Drama, Horror, Mystery

67 Metascore

After a doctor is called to visit a crumbling manor, strange things begin to occur.

Director: Lenny Abrahamson | Stars: Domhnall Gleeson, Ruth Wilson, Charlotte Rampling, Will Poulter

Votes: 1,132 | Gross: $0.71M

25. Mary Queen of Scots (2018)

Biography, Drama, History | Completed

Mary Stuart's attempt to overthrow her cousin Elizabeth I, Queen of England, finds her condemned to years of imprisonment before facing execution.

Director: Josie Rourke | Stars: Margot Robbie, David Tennant, Gemma Chan, Saoirse Ronan

26. The Man Who Killed Don Quixote (2018)

132 min | Adventure, Comedy, Drama

56 Metascore

Toby, a disillusioned advertising executive, becomes pulled into a world of time jumping fantasy when a Spanish cobbler believes him to be Sancho Panza. He gradually becomes unable to tell dreams from reality.

Director: Terry Gilliam | Stars: Adam Driver, Jonathan Pryce, Stellan Skarsgård, Olga Kurylenko

Votes: 2,517

27. On the Basis of Sex (2018)

PG-13 | Biography, Drama | Completed

The story of Ruth Bader Ginsburg, her struggles for equal rights and what she had to overcome in order to become a U.S. Supreme Court Justice.

Director: Mimi Leder | Stars: Justin Theroux, Cailee Spaeny, Felicity Jones, Armie Hammer

28. Mid90s (2018)

84 min | Comedy, Drama

78 Metascore

Follows Stevie, a thirteen-year-old in 90s-era LA who spends his summer navigating between his troubled home life and a group of new friends that he meets at a Motor Avenue skate shop.

Director: Jonah Hill | Stars: Sunny Suljic, Lucas Hedges, Na-kel Smith, Olan Prenatt

Votes: 353

29. Peterloo (2018)

PG-13 | 154 min | Drama, History

69 Metascore

The story of the 1819 Peterloo Massacre where British forces attacked a peaceful pro-democracy rally in Manchester.

Director: Mike Leigh | Stars: Rory Kinnear, Maxine Peake, Neil Bell, Philip Jackson

Votes: 205

30. Outlaw King (2018)

R | 117 min | Action, Biography, Drama

58 Metascore

A true David v Goliath story of how the great 14th Century Scottish 'Outlaw King' Robert The Bruce used cunning and bravery to defeat and repel the much larger and better equipped occupying English army.

Director: David Mackenzie | Stars: Florence Pugh, Chris Pine, Aaron Taylor-Johnson, James Cosmo

Votes: 155

31. Operation Finale (2018)

PG-13 | 122 min | Biography, Drama, History

58 Metascore

A team of secret agents set out to track down the Nazi officer who masterminded the Holocaust.

Director: Chris Weitz | Stars: Oscar Isaac, Ben Kingsley, Mélanie Laurent, Lior Raz

Votes: 8,330 | Gross: $17.59M

32. Stockholm (I) (2018)

92 min | Comedy, Crime, Drama

The strange story of the infamous 1973 hostage crisis in Stockholm.

Director: Robert Budreau | Stars: Noomi Rapace, Ethan Hawke, Mark Strong, Christopher Heyerdahl

Votes: 104

33. The Sisters Brothers (2018)

R | 121 min | Adventure, Comedy, Crime

78 Metascore

In 1850s Oregon, a gold prospector is chased by the infamous duo of assassins, the Sisters brothers.

Director: Jacques Audiard | Stars: John C. Reilly, Joaquin Phoenix, Jake Gyllenhaal, Riz Ahmed

Votes: 2,342 | Gross: $1.08M

34. Newsflash (2019)

Biography, Drama | Pre-production

On November 22, 1963 CBS newsman Walter Cronkite is given the task of reporting on live television about President John F. Kennedy's assassination in Texas.

Director: David Gordon Green | Stars: Mark Ruffalo, Seth Rogen, Logan Lerman

35. The Old Man & the Gun (2018)

PG-13 | 93 min | Comedy, Crime, Drama

79 Metascore

Based on the true story of Forrest Tucker and his audacious escape from San Quentin at the age of 70 to an unprecedented string of heists that confounded authorities and enchanted the public.

Director: David Lowery | Stars: Robert Redford, Casey Affleck, Sissy Spacek, Danny Glover

Votes: 1,205 | Gross: $1.70M

36. Under the Silver Lake (2018)

R | 139 min | Comedy, Crime, Drama

59 Metascore

Sam, intelligent but without purpose, finds a mysterious woman swimming in his apartment's pool one night. The next morning, she disappears. Sam sets off across LA to find her, and along the way he uncovers a conspiracy far more bizarre.

Director: David Robert Mitchell | Stars: Riley Keough, Grace Van Patten, Topher Grace, Andrew Garfield

Votes: 2,186

37. What They Had (2018)

R | 101 min | Drama

74 Metascore

Bridget (Hilary Swank) returns home at her brother's (Michael Shannon) urging to deal with her ailing mother (Blythe Danner) and her father's (Robert Forster) reluctance to let go of their life together.

Director: Elizabeth Chomko | Stars: Hilary Swank, Michael Shannon, Robert Forster, Blythe Danner

Votes: 129

38. Widows (2018)

R | 129 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

88 Metascore

Set in contemporary Chicago, amidst a time of turmoil, four women with nothing in common except a debt left behind by their dead husbands' criminal activities, take fate into their own hands, and conspire to forge a future on their own terms.

Director: Steve McQueen | Stars: Viola Davis, Michelle Rodriguez, Elizabeth Debicki

Votes: 551

39. Welcome to Marwen (2018)

PG-13 | Biography, Comedy, Drama | Completed

A victim of a brutal attack finds a unique and beautiful therapeutic outlet to help him through his recovery process.

Director: Robert Zemeckis | Stars: Steve Carell, Diane Kruger, Eiza González, Leslie Mann

40. Wildlife (2018)

PG-13 | 104 min | Drama

82 Metascore

A boy witnesses his parents' marriage falling apart after his mother finds another man.

Director: Paul Dano | Stars: Jake Gyllenhaal, Carey Mulligan, Bill Camp, Ed Oxenbould

Votes: 904



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