Oscar Eligible Movies From 2017

by Col Needham | created - 27 Dec 2017 | updated - 02 Jan 2018 | Public

This is an IMDb list in alphabetical order containing all the 2017 Oscar eligible movies as defined by AMPAS here via these eligibility rules.

At the time of list creation (27 December 2017) I have seen 177 out of 341 titles. 5 have no votes on IMDb so have not yet been seen by anyone, and a sizable number have yet to open in the UK plus have not screened at any festivals which I attended.

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1. Alien: Covenant (2017)

R | 122 min | Horror, Sci-Fi, Thriller

65 Metascore

The crew of a colony ship, bound for a remote planet, discover an uncharted paradise with a threat beyond their imagination, and must attempt a harrowing escape.

Director: Ridley Scott | Stars: Michael Fassbender, Katherine Waterston, Billy Crudup, Danny McBride

Votes: 221,635 | Gross: $74.26M

2. All I See Is You (2016)

R | 109 min | Drama, Mystery, Romance

43 Metascore

A blind woman's relationship with her husband changes when she regains her sight and discovers disturbing details about themselves.

Director: Marc Forster | Stars: Blake Lively, Jason Clarke, Ahna O'Reilly, Miquel Fernández

Votes: 7,383 | Gross: $0.22M

3. All the Money in the World (2017)

R | 132 min | Biography, Crime, Drama

72 Metascore

The story of the kidnapping of 16-year-old John Paul Getty III and the desperate attempt by his devoted mother to convince his billionaire grandfather Jean Paul Getty to pay the ransom.

Director: Ridley Scott | Stars: Michelle Williams, Christopher Plummer, Mark Wahlberg, Romain Duris

Votes: 58,181 | Gross: $25.11M

4. Wszystkie nieprzespane noce (2016)

R | 100 min | Documentary, Drama

70 Metascore

A new era is coming, and Warsaw stands uncomfortably at its edge. Art school classmates Christopher and Michal, on the precipice of their own coming of age, restlessly roam their city's ... See full summary »

Director: Michal Marczak | Stars: Krzysztof Baginski, Michal Huszcza, Eva Lebuef, Natalia Atmanska

Votes: 1,133 | Gross: $0.02M

5. American Assassin (2017)

R | 112 min | Action, Thriller

45 Metascore

After the death of his girlfriend at the hands of terrorists, Mitch Rapp is drawn into the world of counterterrorism, mentored by tough-as-nails former U.S. Navy S.E.A.L. Stan Hurley.

Director: Michael Cuesta | Stars: Dylan O'Brien, Michael Keaton, Sanaa Lathan, Taylor Kitsch

Votes: 56,374 | Gross: $36.25M

6. American Made (2017)

R | 115 min | Action, Biography, Comedy

65 Metascore

The story of Barry Seal, an American pilot who became a drug-runner for the CIA in the 1980s in a clandestine operation that would be exposed as the Iran-Contra Affair.

Director: Doug Liman | Stars: Tom Cruise, Domhnall Gleeson, Sarah Wright, Jesse Plemons

Votes: 126,228 | Gross: $51.34M

7. And the Winner Isn't (2017)

96 min | Documentary

And The Winner Isn't is a satirical documentary charting Geoffrey Moore and his daughter Ambra's journey through Hollywood, as the pair track down celebrities and industry insiders in their... See full summary »

Director: Nik Panic | Stars: Geoffrey Moore, Ambra Moore, J.J. Abrams, Alessandra Ambrosio

Votes: 19

8. Annabelle: Creation (2017)

R | 109 min | Horror, Mystery, Thriller

62 Metascore

12 years after the tragic death of their little girl, a dollmaker and his wife welcome a nun and several girls from a shuttered orphanage into their home, where they soon become the target of the dollmaker's possessed creation, Annabelle.

Director: David F. Sandberg | Stars: Anthony LaPaglia, Samara Lee, Miranda Otto, Brad Greenquist

Votes: 86,634 | Gross: $102.09M

9. Architects of Denial (2017)

102 min | Documentary

Though both the historical and modern-day persecution of Armenians and other Christians is relatively uncovered in the mainstream media and not on the radar of many average Americans, it is... See full summary »

Director: David Lee George | Stars: Taner Akçam, Julian Assange, Jonathan Babington-Heina, George Clooney

Votes: 188 | Gross: $0.07M

10. Atomic Blonde (2017)

R | 115 min | Action, Mystery, Thriller

63 Metascore

An undercover MI6 agent is sent to Berlin during the Cold War to investigate the murder of a fellow agent and recover a missing list of double agents.

Director: David Leitch | Stars: Charlize Theron, James McAvoy, John Goodman, Eddie Marsan

Votes: 145,819 | Gross: $51.57M

11. Azimuth (2017)

75 min | Action, Drama, War

At the end of The Six Day War of 1967, two soldiers, an Egyptian and an Israeli, encounter each other in the Sinai desert. Two soldiers - one goal: Survival.

Director: Mike Burstyn | Stars: Yiftach Klein, Sammy Sheik, Alon Dahan, Naama Preis

Votes: 22

12. BPM (Beats Per Minute) (2017)

Not Rated | 143 min | Drama

84 Metascore

Members of the advocacy group ACT UP Paris demand action by the government and pharmaceutical companies to combat the AIDS epidemic in the early 1990s.

Director: Robin Campillo | Stars: Nahuel Pérez Biscayart, Arnaud Valois, Adèle Haenel, Antoine Reinartz

Votes: 10,114 | Gross: $0.13M

13. The B-Side: Elsa Dorfman's Portrait Photography (2016)

R | 76 min | Documentary

77 Metascore

A look at the life and work of photographer Elsa Dorfman.

Director: Errol Morris | Star: Elsa Dorfman

Votes: 374 | Gross: $0.07M

14. Baby Driver (2017)

R | 112 min | Action, Crime, Drama

86 Metascore

After being coerced into working for a crime boss, a young getaway driver finds himself taking part in a heist doomed to fail.

Director: Edgar Wright | Stars: Ansel Elgort, Jon Bernthal, Jon Hamm, Eiza González

Votes: 350,798 | Gross: $107.83M

15. The Bad Batch (2016)

R | 118 min | Drama, Horror, Romance

62 Metascore

In a desert dystopia, a young woman is kidnapped by cannibals.

Director: Ana Lily Amirpour | Stars: Suki Waterhouse, Jason Momoa, Jayda Fink, Keanu Reeves

Votes: 19,902 | Gross: $0.18M

16. A Bad Moms Christmas (2017)

R | 104 min | Adventure, Comedy

42 Metascore

As their own mothers drop in unexpectedly, our three under-appreciated and over-burdened moms rebel against the challenges and expectations of the Super Bowl for mothers: Christmas.

Directors: Jon Lucas, Scott Moore | Stars: Mila Kunis, Kristen Bell, Kathryn Hahn, Jay Hernandez

Votes: 31,944 | Gross: $72.11M

17. The Ballad of Lefty Brown (2017)

R | 111 min | Action, Drama, Western

64 Metascore

A thrilling and action-packed Western, The Ballad of Lefty Brown is a story about loyalty, friendship, and the relentless pursuit of justice.

Director: Jared Moshe | Stars: Bill Pullman, Peter Fonda, Stephen Alan Seder, Kathy Baker

Votes: 3,798 | Gross: $0.01M

18. Band Aid (2017)

R | 91 min | Comedy, Drama, Music

67 Metascore

A couple who can't stop fighting embark on a last-ditch effort to save their marriage: turning their fights into songs and starting a band.

Director: Zoe Lister-Jones | Stars: Zoe Lister-Jones, Adam Pally, Fred Armisen, Susie Essman

Votes: 4,276 | Gross: $0.24M

19. Battle of the Sexes (2017)

PG-13 | 121 min | Biography, Comedy, Drama

73 Metascore

The true story of the 1973 tennis match between World number one Billie Jean King and ex-champ and serial hustler Bobby Riggs.

Directors: Jonathan Dayton, Valerie Faris | Stars: Emma Stone, Steve Carell, Andrea Riseborough, Sarah Silverman

Votes: 41,951 | Gross: $12.64M

20. Baywatch (2017)

R | 116 min | Action, Comedy, Crime

37 Metascore

Devoted lifeguard Mitch Buchannon butts heads with a brash new recruit, as they uncover a criminal plot that threatens the future of the bay.

Director: Seth Gordon | Stars: Dwayne Johnson, Zac Efron, Alexandra Daddario, Priyanka Chopra

Votes: 130,536 | Gross: $58.06M

21. Beach Rats (2017)

R | 98 min | Drama

78 Metascore

A Brooklyn teenager spends his days experimenting with drugs and looking online for older men to meet with.

Director: Eliza Hittman | Stars: Harris Dickinson, Madeline Weinstein, Kate Hodge, Neal Huff

Votes: 9,075 | Gross: $0.47M

22. Beatriz at Dinner (2017)

R | 82 min | Comedy, Drama

68 Metascore

A holistic medicine practitioner attends a wealthy client's dinner party after her car breaks down.

Director: Miguel Arteta | Stars: Salma Hayek, John Lithgow, Connie Britton, Jay Duplass

Votes: 7,818 | Gross: $7.12M

23. Beauty and the Beast (2017)

PG | 129 min | Family, Fantasy, Musical

65 Metascore

A selfish Prince is cursed to become a monster for the rest of his life, unless he learns to fall in love with a beautiful young woman he keeps prisoner.

Director: Bill Condon | Stars: Emma Watson, Dan Stevens, Luke Evans, Josh Gad

Votes: 231,532 | Gross: $504.01M

24. Before I Fall (2017)

PG-13 | 98 min | Drama, Fantasy, Mystery

58 Metascore

February 12 is just another day in Sam's charmed life, until it turns out to be her last. Stuck reliving her last day over and over, Sam untangles the mystery around her death and discovers everything she's losing.

Director: Ry Russo-Young | Stars: Zoey Deutch, Halston Sage, Cynthy Wu, Medalion Rahimi

Votes: 38,135 | Gross: $12.23M

25. The Beguiled (2017)

R | 93 min | Drama, Thriller

77 Metascore

The unexpected arrival of a wounded Union soldier at a girls school in Virginia during the American Civil War leads to jealousy and betrayal.

Director: Sofia Coppola | Stars: Nicole Kidman, Kirsten Dunst, Elle Fanning, Colin Farrell

Votes: 41,345 | Gross: $10.58M

26. Le grand méchant renard et autres contes... (2017)

G | 83 min | Animation, Adventure, Comedy

73 Metascore

Whoever thinks that the countryside is calm and peaceful is mistaken. In it we find especially agitated animals, a Fox that thinks it's a chicken, a Rabbit that acts like a stork, and a Duck who wants to replace Father Christmas. If you want to take a vacation, keep driving past this place.

Directors: Patrick Imbert, Benjamin Renner | Stars: Guillaume Darnault, Damien Witecka, Kamel Abdessadok, Antoine Schoumsky

Votes: 1,111 | Gross: $0.04M

27. The Big Sick (2017)

R | 120 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

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: 101,674 | Gross: $42.87M

28. Birdboy: The Forgotten Children (2015)

76 min | Animation, Drama, Horror

76 Metascore

Three children decide to leave their homes looking for a better life.

Directors: Pedro Rivero, Alberto Vázquez | Stars: Andrea Alzuri, Eva Ojanguren, Josu Cubero, Félix Arcarazo

Votes: 1,375 | Gross: $0.04M

29. Bitter Harvest (2017)

R | 103 min | Drama, Romance, War

34 Metascore

Set in 1930s Ukraine, as Stalin advances the ambitions of communists in the Kremlin, young artist Yuri battles to save his lover Natalka from the Holodomor, the death-by-starvation program that ultimately killed millions of Ukrainians.

Director: George Mendeluk | Stars: Max Irons, Samantha Barks, Terence Stamp, Barry Pepper

Votes: 2,978 | Gross: $0.56M

30. Blade Runner 2049 (2017)

R | 164 min | Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi

81 Metascore

A young blade runner's discovery of a long-buried secret leads him to track down former blade runner Rick Deckard, who's been missing for thirty years.

Director: Denis Villeneuve | Stars: Harrison Ford, Ryan Gosling, Ana de Armas, Dave Bautista

Votes: 366,576 | Gross: $92.05M

31. Blood Stripe (2016)

TV-MA | 92 min | Drama, Thriller, War

70 Metascore

The trials and tribulations of a female combat veteran and her battle with vigorous PTSD.

Director: Remy Auberjonois | Stars: Chris Sullivan, Rene Auberjonois, Ashlie Atkinson, Tom Lipinski

Votes: 168

32. Bloodline: Now or Never (2017)

Action, Drama | Completed

Special-forces Captain and anti-poaching crusader, Gabriel, goes on the rampage to take vengeance for the murder of his partner in conservation and the wholesale slaughter of endangered ... See full summary »

Director: Derrick William | Stars: Erin Ross, Rocky Myers, Erica Wessels, Gareth John Hicks

33. Bombshell: The Hedy Lamarr Story (2017)

88 min | Documentary, Biography, History

70 Metascore

The life and career of the hailed Hollywood movie star and underappreciated genius inventor, Hedy Lamarr.

Director: Alexandra Dean | Stars: Hedy Lamarr, Mel Brooks, Jennifer Hom, Anthony Loder

Votes: 2,276 | Gross: $0.82M

34. The Book of Henry (2017)

PG-13 | 105 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

31 Metascore

With instructions from her genius son's carefully crafted notebook, a single mother sets out to rescue a young girl from the hands of her abusive stepfather.

Director: Colin Trevorrow | Stars: Naomi Watts, Jaeden Martell, Jacob Tremblay, Sarah Silverman

Votes: 18,445 | Gross: $4.22M

35. Born in China (2016)

G | 79 min | Documentary

57 Metascore

Venturing into the wilds of China, "Born in China" captures intimate moments with a panda and her growing cub, a young golden monkey who feels displaced by his baby sister, and a mother snow leopard struggling to raise her two cubs.

Director: Chuan Lu | Stars: John Krasinski, Claire Keim, Xun Zhou

Votes: 2,924 | Gross: $13.83M

36. The Boss Baby (2017)

PG | 97 min | Animation, Adventure, Comedy

50 Metascore

A suit-wearing, briefcase-carrying baby pairs up with his 7-year old brother to stop the dastardly plot of the CEO of Puppy Co.

Director: Tom McGrath | Stars: Alec Baldwin, Steve Buscemi, Jimmy Kimmel, Lisa Kudrow

Votes: 90,938 | Gross: $175.00M

37. Boston (2017)

Not Rated | 114 min | Documentary

The history of the Boston Marathon from its humble origins starting with only 15 runners, to the first female runners, through the tragedy in 2013, and ultimately the triumph of 2014.

Director: Jon Dunham | Stars: Matt Damon, Robert de Castella, Manzie Jones, Rosa Mota

Votes: 85

38. Brad's Status (2017)

R | 102 min | Comedy, Drama, Music

71 Metascore

A father takes his son to tour colleges on the East Coast and meets up with an old friend who makes him feel inferior about his life's choices.

Director: Mike White | Stars: Ben Stiller, Austin Abrams, Jenna Fischer, Michael Sheen

Votes: 12,778 | Gross: $2.13M

39. Brawl in Cell Block 99 (2017)

Not Rated | 132 min | Action, Crime, Drama

79 Metascore

A former boxer-turned-drug runner lands in a prison battleground after a deal gets deadly.

Director: S. Craig Zahler | Stars: Vince Vaughn, Jennifer Carpenter, Don Johnson, Udo Kier

Votes: 41,753

40. The Breadwinner (2017)

PG-13 | 94 min | Animation, Drama, Family

78 Metascore

In 2001, Afghanistan is under the control of the Taliban. When her father is captured, a determined young girl disguises herself as a boy in order to provide for her family.

Director: Nora Twomey | Stars: Saara Chaudry, Soma Chhaya, Noorin Gulamgaus, Laara Sadiq

Votes: 13,301 | Gross: $0.31M

41. Breathe (I) (2017)

PG-13 | 118 min | Biography, Drama, Romance

51 Metascore

The inspiring true love story of Robin and Diana Cavendish, an adventurous couple who refuse to give up in the face of a devastating disease. Their heartwarming celebration of human possibility marks the directorial debut of Andy Serkis.

Director: Andy Serkis | Stars: Andrew Garfield, Claire Foy, Hugh Bonneville, Ed Speleers

Votes: 14,616 | Gross: $0.49M

42. Bright (I) (2017)

TV-MA | 117 min | Action, Crime, Fantasy

29 Metascore

A detective must work with an Orc to find a powerful wand before evil creatures do.

Director: David Ayer | Stars: Will Smith, Joel Edgerton, Noomi Rapace, Edgar Ramírez

Votes: 144,758

43. Brigsby Bear (2017)

PG-13 | 97 min | Comedy, Drama

68 Metascore

After being freed from his life in an underground bunker, a man sets out to make a movie of the only TV show he has ever known.

Director: Dave McCary | Stars: Kyle Mooney, Mark Hamill, Jorge Lendeborg Jr., Matt Walsh

Votes: 13,160 | Gross: $0.53M

44. Brimstone & Glory (2017)

67 min | Documentary

70 Metascore

Ecstatic ritual, danger and the absolute beauty of fireworks.

Director: Viktor Jakovleski

Votes: 155 | Gross: $0.03M

45. Burning Sands (2017)

TV-MA | 96 min | Drama

63 Metascore

Deep into Hell Week, a favored pledgee is torn between honoring his code of silence or standing up against the intensifying violence of underground hazing.

Director: Gerard McMurray | Stars: Trevor Jackson, Tosin Cole, DeRon Horton, Alfre Woodard

Votes: 2,220

46. The Bye Bye Man (2017)

PG-13 | 96 min | Drama, Fantasy, Horror

37 Metascore

Three friends stumble upon the horrific origins of a mysterious figure they discover is the root cause of the evil behind unspeakable acts.

Director: Stacy Title | Stars: Douglas Smith, Lucien Laviscount, Cressida Bonas, Michael Trucco

Votes: 16,839 | Gross: $22.38M

47. CHIPS (2017)

R | 100 min | Action, Comedy, Crime