OSCARWATCH - 2016by akkratte | created - 06 Feb 2016 | updated - 28 Feb 2017 | Public
These ten films are the "Best of the Year," and most likely to win the most awards, IF THE YEAR ENDED TODAY.
They are ranked based on likelihood of winning Best Picture at the Oscars, with #1 being most likely. Due to viewing restrictions, foreign language films will not included until end of year if Oscar potential exists.
DISCLAIMER: I may not personally recommend or like all films on this list, but these are my favorite picks to win awards.
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1. Moonlight (I) (2016)
R | 111 min | Drama
A chronicle of the childhood, adolescence and burgeoning adulthood of a young, African-American, gay man growing up in a rough neighborhood of Miami.
Votes: 203,927 | Gross: $27.85M
Previous Rank: #2
Added to list 11/2/2016
2. La La Land (I) (2016)
PG-13 | 128 min | Comedy, Drama, Music
While navigating their careers in Los Angeles, a pianist and an actress fall in love while attempting to reconcile their aspirations for the future.
Votes: 392,838 | Gross: $151.10M
Previous Rank: #1
Added to list: 12/12/2016
3. Manchester by the Sea (2016)
R | 137 min | Drama
A depressed uncle is asked to take care of his teenage nephew after the boy's father dies.
Votes: 196,032 | Gross: $47.70M
Previous Rank: #3
Added to list: 11/29/2016
4. Hell or High Water (II) (2016)
R | 102 min | Action, Crime, Drama
A divorced father and his ex-con older brother resort to a desperate scheme in order to save their family's ranch in West Texas.
Votes: 160,120 | Gross: $26.86M
Previous Rank: #5
Added to list 9/17
5. Arrival (II) (2016)
PG-13 | 116 min | Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi
A linguist is recruited by the military to communicate with alien lifeforms after twelve mysterious spacecrafts land around the world.
Votes: 469,283 | Gross: $100.55M
Previous Rank: #4
Added to list 10/18
6. Hidden Figures (2016)
PG | 127 min | Biography, Drama, History
The story of a team of female African-American mathematicians who served a vital role in NASA during the early years of the U.S. space program.
Votes: 156,219 | Gross: $169.39M
Added to list: 12/28/2016
7. Hacksaw Ridge (2016)
R | 139 min | Biography, Drama, History
World War II American Army Medic Desmond T. Doss, who served during the Battle of Okinawa, refuses to kill people, and becomes the first man in American history to receive the Medal of Honor without firing a shot.
Votes: 334,177 | Gross: $67.21M
Previous Rank: #6
Added to list: 11/12/2016
8. Lion (2016)
PG-13 | 118 min | Biography, Drama
A five-year-old Indian boy gets lost on the streets of Calcutta, thousands of kilometers from home. He survives many challenges before being adopted by a couple in Australia. 25 years later, he sets out to find his lost family.
Votes: 165,968 | Gross: $51.69M
9. Fences (2016)
PG-13 | 139 min | Drama
A working-class African-American father tries to raise his family in the 1950s, while coming to terms with the events of his life.
Votes: 78,617 | Gross: $57.64M
Previous Rank: #8
Added to list: 12/21/2016