2018 Oscar Predictions

by IngJane | created - 08 Feb 2017 | updated - 7 months ago | Public

Movies released in 2017 in USA that could be potential 90th Academy Award contenders. Detailed explanations why I think it has possibilities and for what. Uptaded on 30th September: Top 9 Best Picture Nominees

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1. Call Me by Your Name (2017)

R | 132 min | Drama, Romance

93 Metascore

In 1980s Italy, a romance blossoms between a seventeen year-old student and the older man hired as his father's research assistant.

Director: Luca Guadagnino | Stars: Armie Hammer, Timothée Chalamet, Michael Stuhlbarg, Amira Casar

Votes: 106,109 | Gross: $18.10M

About a romance between a 17-year-old boy and a guest in Italy / Luca Guadagnino + Armie Hammer & Timothée Chalamet / Moonlight was an upgrade from Boyhood and this might be an upgrade from Moonlight, the book is great and the reactions from Sundance were amazing. Definitely keep an eye out for this one.

2. Darkest Hour (2017)

PG-13 | 125 min | Biography, Drama, History

75 Metascore

In May 1940, the fate of Western Europe hangs on British Prime Minister Winston Churchill, who must decide whether to negotiate with Adolf Hitler, or fight on knowing that it could mean a humiliating defeat for Britain and its empire.

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

Votes: 96,917 | Gross: $56.44M

Winston Churchill biography World War II movie / Joe Wright (Atonement and Pride and Prejudice director) + Anthony McCarten (Oscar-nominated screenwriter) + Gary Oldman (Oscar-nominated actor) playing Winston Churchill & John Hurt (Oscar-nominated actor) & Ben Mendelsohn & Lily James & Stephen Dillane

3. The Shape of Water (2017)

R | 123 min | Adventure, Drama, Fantasy

87 Metascore

At a top secret research facility in the 1960s, a lonely janitor forms a unique relationship with an amphibious creature that is being held in captivity.

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

Votes: 213,813 | Gross: $63.86M

Guillermo Del Torro (Pans Labyrinth) + Octavia Spencer (Oscar-winning actress) & Michael Shannon (Oscar-nominated actor) / Maybe I am just way too over excited to see this but I am hoping for something like Pan's Labyrinth and that was an Oscar darling

4. 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: 294,433 | Gross: $92.05M

When I was updating this list everything I said about Blade Runner got deleted, the longest description was for this one. People who've seen it are calling it a masterpiece.

5. The Post (2017)

PG-13 | 116 min | Biography, Drama, History

83 Metascore

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 the press and the government.

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

Votes: 71,769 | Gross: $81.90M

Steven Spielberg (2 time Oscar winning director) + Josh Singer (Oscar winning screenwriter, Spotlight) + John Williams (5 time Oscar winning composer) + Janusz Kaminski (2 time Oscar winning cinematographer) + Meryl Streep (3 time Oscar winning actress and 20 times nominated) & Tom Hanks (2 time Oscar winning actor) / Might be Spielberg's big comeback to Oscars it for sure is promising

6. Dunkirk (2017)

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

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: 389,138 | Gross: $188.37M

World War II movie / Christopher Nolan (Oscar-nominated director and screenwriter) + Hans Zimmer (Oscar-winning composer) + Tom Hardy (Oscar-nominated actor) & Mark Rylance (Oscar winning actor) & Kenneth Branagh (Oscar-nominated actor) & Cillian Murphy

7. Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri (2017)

R | 115 min | Crime, Drama

88 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: 234,891 | Gross: $54.51M

Martin McDonagh (Oscar-winning short film director and In Bruges screenwriter) + Frances McDormand (Oscar-winning actress) & Woody Harrelson (Oscar-nominated actor) & Lucas Hedges (Oscar-nominated actor) & Peter Dinklage (Golden Globe and Emmy-winning actor)

8. Phantom Thread (2017)

R | 130 min | Drama, Romance

90 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, Julie Vollono

Votes: 57,964 | Gross: $21.02M

Paul Thomas Anderson (Oscar-nominated director and screenwriter) + Daniel Day-Lewis (3 times Oscar winning actor) / This DDL's last movie and if it is true, he will for sure want to finish on a big note. It will be amazing.

9. Last Flag Flying (2017)

R | 125 min | Comedy, Drama, War

65 Metascore

Thirty years after they served together in Vietnam, a former Navy Corpsman Larry "Doc" Shepherd re-unites with his old buddies, former Marines Sal Nealon and Reverend Richard Mueller, to bury his son, a young Marine killed in the Iraq War.

Director: Richard Linklater | Stars: Bryan Cranston, Laurence Fishburne, Steve Carell, J. Quinton Johnson

Votes: 12,578 | Gross: $0.97M

Richard Linklater (Oscar nominated director and writer) + Bryan Cranston (Oscar nominated actor) & Steve Carell (Oscar nominated actor) & Laurence Fishburne (Oscar nominated actor)

10. Downsizing (2017)

R | 135 min | Comedy, Drama, Sci-Fi

63 Metascore

A social satire in which a man realizes he would have a better life if he were to shrink himself to five inches tall, allowing him to live in wealth and splendor.

Director: Alexander Payne | Stars: Matt Damon, Christoph Waltz, Hong Chau, Kristen Wiig

Votes: 47,316 | Gross: $24.45M

Alexander Payne (2 time Oscar winning screenwriter, director) + Matt Damon (Oscar-nominated actor and Oscar-winning screenwriter) & Kristen Wiig (Oscar-nominated screenwriter, actress) & Christoph Waltz (2 time Oscar winning actor) & Neil Patrick Harris (Golden Globe nominated and Emmy winning actor) & Alec Baldwin (Oscar-nominated actor)

11. Mother! (2017)

R | 121 min | Drama, Horror, Mystery

75 Metascore

A couple's relationship is tested when uninvited guests arrive at their home, disrupting their tranquil existence.

Director: Darren Aronofsky | Stars: Jennifer Lawrence, Javier Bardem, Ed Harris, Michelle Pfeiffer

Votes: 117,497 | Gross: $17.80M

Darren Aronofsky (0scar nominated director, screenwriter) + Jennifer Lawrence (Oscar-winning actress) & Michelle Pfeiffer (Oscar nominated actress) & Javier Bardem (Oscar winning actor) & Ed Harris (Oscar-nominated actor) & Domhnall Gleeson (In 2015 4/4 movies he starred in were Oscar nominees, he can't miss)

12. Suburbicon (2017)

R | 105 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

42 Metascore

As a 1950s suburban community self-destructs, a home invasion has sinister consequences for one seemingly normal family.

Director: George Clooney | Stars: Matt Damon, Julianne Moore, Oscar Isaac, Noah Jupe

Votes: 21,186 | Gross: $5.78M

Geroge Clooney (Oscar-winning actor and producer, oscar nominated director) + Ethan and Joel Coen (Oscar-winning screenwriters and directors) + Matt Damon (Oscar-nominated actor and Oscar-winning screenwriter) & Julianne Moore (Oscar-winning actress) & Josh Brolin (Oscar-nominated actor) & Oscar Isaac (Golden Globe winning actor)

13. Annihilation (2018)

R | 115 min | Adventure, Drama, Horror

79 Metascore

A biologist signs up for a dangerous, secret expedition into a mysterious zone where the laws of nature don't apply.

Director: Alex Garland | Stars: Natalie Portman, Jennifer Jason Leigh, Tessa Thompson, Benedict Wong

Votes: 127,758 | Gross: $32.73M

Alex Garland ("Ex Machina director and screenwriter) + Natalie Portman (Oscar-winning actress) & Jennifer Jason Leigh (Oscar nominated actress) & Tessa Thompson & Oscar Isaac (Golden Globe winning actor) & Gina Rodriguez


14. Detroit (2017)

R | 143 min | Crime, Drama, History

77 Metascore

Fact-based drama set during the 1967 Detroit riots in which a group of rogue police officers respond to a complaint with retribution rather than justice on their minds.

Director: Kathryn Bigelow | Stars: John Boyega, Anthony Mackie, Algee Smith, Jacob Latimore

Votes: 31,223 | Gross: $16.79M

Kathryn Bigelow (Oscar-winning director) + Mark Boal (Oscar-winning screenwriter) + Anthony Mackie & John Boyega & Jason Mitchell & Will Poulter & John Krasinski (Emmy nominated actor)

15. The Snowman (2017)

R | 119 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

23 Metascore

Detective Harry Hole investigates the disappearance of a woman whose scarf is found wrapped around an ominous-looking snowman.

Director: Tomas Alfredson | Stars: Michael Fassbender, Rebecca Ferguson, Charlotte Gainsbourg, Jonas Karlsson

Votes: 35,261 | Gross: $6.67M

Tomas Alfredson ("Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy" and "Let the Right One In" director) + Hossein Amini (Oscar-nominated screenwriter) + Michael Fassbender (Oscar-nominated actor) & J.K. Simons (Oscar winning actor) & Rebecca Ferguson & Val Kilmer & Toby Jones (Golden Globe and Emmy nominated actor)

16. Happy End (2017)

R | 107 min | Drama

72 Metascore

A drama about a family set in Calais with the European refugee crisis as the backdrop.

Director: Michael Haneke | Stars: Isabelle Huppert, Jean-Louis Trintignant, Mathieu Kassovitz, Fantine Harduin

Votes: 6,684 | Gross: $0.30M

Michael Haneke (Oscar-winning foreign film director and screenwriter) + Isabelle Huppert (Oscar nominated actress) & Jean-Louis Trintignant / Had lots of potential, it's not Amour

17. Todos lo saben (2018)

132 min | Drama, Mystery, Thriller

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: Penélope Cruz, Javier Bardem, Bárbara Lennie, Ricardo Darín

Votes: 852

Asghar Farhadi (Oscar-winning foreign film director and screenwriter) + Penélope Cruz (Oscar-winning actress) & Javier Bardem (Oscar winning actor)

Presumably moved to *2018*

18. 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: 31,199 | Gross: $12.64M

Jonathan Dayton & Valerie Faris (Little Miss Sunshine directors) + Simon Beaufoy (Oscar-winning screenwriter) + Emma Stone (Oscar-winning actress) & Steve Carrel (Oscar-nominated actor) / After seeing the trailer, I am not so sure. It might even be a comedy, or it was a misleading trailer.

19. The Mercy (2018)

112 min | Adventure, Biography, Drama

63 Metascore

The incredible story of amateur sailor Donald Crowhurst and his solo attempt to circumnavigate the globe. The struggles he confronted on the journey while his family awaited his return is one of the most enduring mysteries of recent times.

Director: James Marsh | Stars: Rachel Weisz, David Thewlis, Colin Firth, Mark Gatiss

Votes: 919

James Marsh (Oscar-winning director, The Theory of Everything) + Rachel Weisz (Oscar-winning actress) & Colin Firth (Oscar winning actor)

20. 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: 34,799 | Gross: $10.58M

Sofia Coppola (Oscar-winning director and screenwriter) + Nicole Kidman (Oscar-winning actress) & Colin Farrel (Golden Globe winning actor) & Kristen Dunst (Golden Globe and Emmy nominated actress) & Elle Fanning / A very good film and Sofia Coppola should be nominated for Best Director, I have no guarantees though. If the year turns out to be very competitive I doubt The Beguiled has much chances.

21. The Killing of a Sacred Deer (2017)

R | 121 min | Drama, Mystery, Thriller

73 Metascore

Steven, a charismatic surgeon, is forced to make an unthinkable sacrifice after his life starts to fall apart, when the behavior of a teenage boy he has taken under his wing turns sinister.

Director: Yorgos Lanthimos | Stars: Barry G. Bernson, Herb Caillouet, Bill Camp, Raffey Cassidy

Votes: 60,081 | Gross: $2.29M

Yorgos Lanthimos (Oscar nominated director, screenwriter) + Nicole Kidman (Oscar-winning actress) & Colin Farrel (Golden Globe winning actor) / Based on the reactions from Cannes this is a very divisive movie and we know Oscars aren't a fan of films like these

22. Molly's Game (2017)

R | 140 min | Biography, Crime, Drama

71 Metascore

The true story of Molly Bloom, an Olympic-class skier who ran the world's most exclusive high-stakes poker game and became an FBI target.

Director: Aaron Sorkin | Stars: Jessica Chastain, Idris Elba, Kevin Costner, Michael Cera

Votes: 63,346 | Gross: $28.78M

Aaron Sorkin (Oscar-winning screenwriter, directing debut) + Jessica Chastain (Oscar nominated actress) & Idris Elba

23. Under the Silver Lake (2018)

R | 139 min | Comedy, Crime, Drama

59 Metascore

A man becomes obsessed with the strange circumstances of a billionaire mogul's murder and the kidnapping of a girl.

Director: David Robert Mitchell | Stars: Riley Keough, Sydney Sweeney, Jimmi Simpson, Andrew Garfield

Votes: 213

Modern noir crime set in L.A. / David Robert Mitchell (It Follows director) + Andrew Garfield (Oscar-nominated actor) / I loved It Follows and this movie should be even better, it is a dark horse so I am not 100 percent sure about the Oscars

24. Mudbound (2017)

R | 134 min | Drama, War

85 Metascore

Two men return home from World War II to work on a farm in rural Mississippi, where they struggle to deal with racism and adjusting to life after war.

Director: Dee Rees | Stars: Carey Mulligan, Jason Clarke, Garrett Hedlund, Jonathan Banks

Votes: 25,787

Deals with racism after two men return home from World War II / Sundance favorite / Dee Rees + Carey Mulligan (Oscar nominated actress) & Johnathan Banks / Not so sure because it is a Netflix film, but nevertheless, it premiered at Sundance it is a great movie and a movie Oscars would love

25. Wind River (2017)

R | 107 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

73 Metascore

A veteran tracker with the Fish and Wildlife Service helps to investigate the murder of a young Native American woman, and uses the case as a means of seeking redemption for an earlier act of irresponsibility which ended in tragedy.

Director: Taylor Sheridan | Stars: Kelsey Asbille, Jeremy Renner, Julia Jones, Teo Briones

Votes: 123,751 | Gross: $33.80M

Sundance Film Festival / Taylor Sheridan (Oscar-nominated screenwriter) + Jeremy Renner (Oscar-nominated actor) & Elizabeth Olsen

26. Murder on the Orient Express (2017)

PG-13 | 114 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

52 Metascore

When a murder occurs on the train he's travelling on, celebrated detective Hercule Poirot is recruited to solve the case.

Director: Kenneth Branagh | Stars: Kenneth Branagh, Penélope Cruz, Willem Dafoe, Judi Dench

Votes: 136,807 | Gross: $102.83M

Kenneth Branagh (Oscar nominated director, actor, and screenwriter) + Johnny Depp (Oscar-nominated actor) & Penélope Cruz (Oscar-winning actress) & Judi Dench (Oscar-winning actress) & Michelle Pfeiffer (Oscar nominated actress) & Willem Dafoe (Oscar-nominated actor) & Daisy Ridley / Not so sure about the Oscars anymore

27. Mary Magdalene (2018)

120 min | Drama

47 Metascore

The story of Mary Magdalene.

Director: Garth Davis | Stars: Rooney Mara, Joaquin Phoenix, Chiwetel Ejiofor, Tahar Rahim

Votes: 1,811

Garth Davis (Lion 2016) + Rooney Mara (Oscar nominated actress) & Joaquin Pheonix (Oscar-nominated actor) & Chiwetel Ejiofor (Oscar-nominated actor) / This is a very promising film and Joaquin Pheonix is playing Jesus

28. Coco (I) (2017)

PG | 105 min | Animation, Adventure, Comedy

81 Metascore

Aspiring musician Miguel, confronted with his family's ancestral ban on music, enters the Land of the Dead to find his great-great-grandfather, a legendary singer.

Directors: Lee Unkrich, Adrian Molina | Stars: Anthony Gonzalez, Gael García Bernal, Benjamin Bratt, Alanna Ubach

Votes: 173,751 | Gross: $209.73M

Pixar animated movie + Lee Unkrich (Oscar-winning director, Toy Story 3)

29. 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: 98,048 | Gross: $51.34M

Doug Liman (Edge of Tomorrow, The Bourne Identity) + Tom Cruise (Oscar-nominated actor) & Domhnall Gleeson / It might be just a fine action movie but Domhall knows how to pick a great movie so we will see how this one turns out

30. Wonderstruck (2017)

PG | 116 min | Drama, Family, Mystery

71 Metascore

Tells the tale of two children separated by fifty years. In 1927, Rose searches for the actress who's life she chronicles in her scrapbook; in 1977, Ben runs away from home to find his father.

Director: Todd Haynes | Stars: Oakes Fegley, Julianne Moore, Michelle Williams, Millicent Simmonds

Votes: 5,395 | Gross: $1.03M

Todd Haynes (Oscar nominated director, Carol) + Julianne Moore (Oscar-winning actress) & Michelle Williams (Oscar nominated actress) / After its premiere at Cannes it wasn't much talked about and I don't think it will be like Carol was

31. The Greatest Showman (2017)

PG | 105 min | Biography, Drama, Musical

48 Metascore

Celebrates the birth of show business, and tells of a visionary who rose from nothing to create a spectacle that became a worldwide sensation.

Director: Michael Gracey | Stars: Hugh Jackman, Michelle Williams, Zac Efron, Zendaya

Votes: 123,566 | Gross: $173.96M

Original musical-biography + Michael Arndt (Oscar-winning screenwriter) + Hugh Jackman (Oscar-nominated actor) & Michelle Williams (Oscar nominated actress)

32. Submergence (2017)

112 min | Drama, Romance, Thriller

38 Metascore

In a room with no windows on the eastern coast of Africa, a Scotsman, James More, is held captive by jihadist fighters. Thousands of miles away in the Greenland Sea, Danielle Flinders ... See full summary »

Director: Wim Wenders | Stars: Alicia Vikander, James McAvoy, Alexander Siddig, Jannik Schümann

Votes: 2,365

Wim Wenders (Oscar-nominated director) + Alicia Vikander (Oscar-winning actress) & James McAvoy & Charlotte Rampling (Oscar nominated actress)

33. The Current War (2017)

105 min | Biography, Drama, History

42 Metascore

The dramatic story of the cutthroat race between electricity titans Thomas Edison and George Westinghouse to determine whose electrical system would power the modern world.

Director: Alfonso Gomez-Rejon | Stars: Tom Holland, Benedict Cumberbatch, Michael Shannon, Katherine Waterston

Votes: 450

Alfonso Gomez-Rejon (Me and Earl and the Dying Girl director) + Benedict Cumberbatch (Oscar-nominated actor) as Thomas Edison & Michael Shannon (Oscar-nominated actor) as George Westinghouse & Nicholas Hoult as Nikola Tesla & Tom Holland & Katherine Waterston / True story, historical figures, great cast and a promising director

34. Song to Song (2017)

R | 129 min | Drama, Music, Romance

54 Metascore

Two intersecting love triangles. Obsession and betrayal set against the music scene in Austin, Texas.

Director: Terrence Malick | Stars: Ryan Gosling, Rooney Mara, Michael Fassbender, Natalie Portman

Votes: 12,779 | Gross: $0.44M

Terrence Malick (Oscar-nominated director and screenwriter) + Emmanuel Lubezki (3 times Oscar winning cinematographer) + Cate Blanchett (2-time Oscar-winning actress) & Natalie Portman (Oscar-winning actress) & Christian Bale (Oscar winning actor) & Ryan Gosling (Oscar-nominated actor) & Michael Fassbender (Oscar-nominated actor) & Rooney Mara (Oscar nominated actress) & Benicio Del Toro (Osar-winning actor) & Holly Hunter (Oscar-winning actress) / For sure this movie looked promising with its cast and crew but it is not gonna be an Oscar darling maybe it gets some small nominations for cinematography, nothing big

35. The Glass Castle (2017)

PG-13 | 127 min | Biography, Drama

56 Metascore

A young girl comes of age in a dysfunctional family of nonconformist nomads with a mother who's an eccentric artist and an alcoholic father who would stir the children's imagination with hope as a distraction to their poverty.

Director: Destin Daniel Cretton | Stars: Brie Larson, Woody Harrelson, Naomi Watts, Ella Anderson

Votes: 15,727 | Gross: $17.27M

Destin Daniel Cretton (Short Term 12 director) + Brie Larson (Oscar-winning actress) & Naomi Watts (Oscar nominated actress) & Woody Harrelson (Oscar-nominated actor) / Vey unlikely, it won't be at film festivals and has a summer release and even I'm not excited to see this

36. Loving Vincent (2017)

PG-13 | 94 min | Animation, Biography, Crime

62 Metascore

In a story depicted in oil painted animation, a young man comes to the last hometown of painter Vincent van Gogh to deliver the troubled artist's final letter and ends up investigating his final days there.

Directors: Dorota Kobiela, Hugh Welchman | Stars: Douglas Booth, Jerome Flynn, Robert Gulaczyk, Helen McCrory

Votes: 27,387 | Gross: $6.74M

Animated movie about Vincent Van Gogh + Hugh Welchman (Oscar winner) + Saoirse Ronan (2 time Oscar nominated actress) / This will be the animated movie of the year and if it's that good it might even be nominated for bigger categories

37. Wonder Wheel (2017)

PG-13 | 101 min | Drama

45 Metascore

On Coney Island in the 1950s, a lifeguard tells the story of a middle-aged carousel operator, his beleaguered wife, and the visitor who turns their lives upside-down.

Director: Woody Allen | Stars: Justin Timberlake, Juno Temple, Robert C. Kirk, Kate Winslet

Votes: 12,623 | Gross: $1.40M

Woody Allen (4 time Oscar winning director and screenwriter) + Kate Winslet (Oscar-winning actress) & Justin Timberlake / Woody Allen's movies in these years are either a hit or a miss and they always have great cast

38. Victoria & Abdul (2017)

PG-13 | 111 min | Biography, Drama, History

58 Metascore

Queen Victoria strikes up an unlikely friendship with a young Indian clerk named Abdul Karim.

Director: Stephen Frears | Stars: Judi Dench, Ali Fazal, Tim Pigott-Smith, Eddie Izzard

Votes: 18,423 | Gross: $22.25M

Stephen Frears (2 time Oscar nominated director) + Judi Dench (Oscar-winning actress) / It's early to say but Florence Foster Jenkins turned out good and this sounds promising especially with Judi Dench

39. Stronger (I) (2017)

R | 119 min | Biography, Drama

76 Metascore

Stronger is the inspiring real life story of Jeff Bauman, an ordinary man who captured the hearts of his city and the world to become a symbol of hope after surviving the 2013 Boston Marathon bombing.

Director: David Gordon Green | Stars: Jake Gyllenhaal, Tatiana Maslany, Miranda Richardson, Richard Lane Jr.

Votes: 23,654 | Gross: $4.21M

Jake Gylenhall (Oscar-nominated actor) & Tatiana Maslany (Emmy-winning actress) / The director is not a house name but the movie is a biography based on a book and hopefully in 2018 we'll see Jake Gylenhall nominated for his 2nd Oscar

40. Euphoria (I) (2017)

104 min | Adventure, Drama

Sisters in conflict travelling through Europe toward a mystery destination.

Director: Lisa Langseth | Stars: Alicia Vikander, Eva Green, Charlotte Rampling, Charles Dance

Votes: 376

Alicia Vikander (Oscar winning actress) & Eva Green & Charlotte Rampling (Oscar nominated actress) & Charles Dance / It was supposed to come out in 2018

41. Roman J. Israel, Esq. (2017)

PG-13 | 122 min | Crime, Drama

58 Metascore

Roman J. Israel, Esq., a driven, idealistic defense attorney, finds himself in a tumultuous series of events that lead to a crisis and the necessity for extreme action.

Director: Dan Gilroy | Stars: Denzel Washington, Colin Farrell, Carmen Ejogo, Lynda Gravatt

Votes: 15,043 | Gross: $11.96M

Dan Gilroy (Nightcrawler director and writer) + Denzel Washington (2 time Oscar winning actor) & Colin Farrell / We know what Dan Gilroy and Jake Gyllenhaal made together, know it is time to see Dan Gilroy + Denzel

42. Get Out (I) (2017)

R | 104 min | Horror, Mystery, Thriller

84 Metascore

A young African-American visits his white girlfriend's parents for the weekend, where his simmering uneasiness about their reception of him eventually reaches a boiling point.

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

Votes: 305,163 | Gross: $176.04M

Get Out came out in February and it is so good. Jordan Peele will be nominated for Best Original Screenplay* and I hope even more nominations come.

43. Beauty and the Beast (2017)

PG | 129 min | Family, Fantasy, Musical

65 Metascore

An adaptation of the fairy tale about a monstrous-looking prince and a young woman who fall in love.

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

Votes: 207,235 | Gross: $504.01M

Best Original Song* this year should definitely go to Evermore (I doubt think there'll be anything better). Other possibilities: Production Design* (Still I think Blade Runner 2049 will win that one), Costume Design*, Makeup and Hairstyling* and maybe some technical categories