2017-2018 Oscar Contenders

by sweetadri06 | created - 16 Jun 2016 | updated - 25 Dec 2016 | Public

Oscar bait movies being released in 2017

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1. 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: 380,696 | Gross: $188.37M

2. 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: 34,095 | Gross: $6.67M

3. 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: 43,354 | Gross: $24.45M

4. Annihilation (2018)

R | 115 min | Adventure, Drama, Fantasy

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: 114,648 | Gross: $32.73M

5. Detroit (2017)

R | 143 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

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: 29,920 | Gross: $16.79M

6. 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: 114,097 | Gross: $17.80M

7. 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: 19,805 | Gross: $5.78M

8. The Great Wall (I) (2016)

PG-13 | 103 min | Action, Adventure, Fantasy

42 Metascore

European mercenaries searching for black powder become embroiled in the defense of the Great Wall of China against a horde of monstrous creatures.

Director: Yimou Zhang | Stars: Matt Damon, Tian Jing, Willem Dafoe, Andy Lau

Votes: 97,291 | Gross: $45.54M

9. 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: 1,391

10. 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: 5,031 | Gross: $1.03M

11. 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: 30,012 | Gross: $12.64M

12. My Cousin Rachel (2017)

PG-13 | 106 min | Drama, Mystery, Romance

63 Metascore

A young Englishman plots revenge against his late cousin's mysterious, beautiful wife, believing her responsible for his death. But his feelings become complicated as he finds himself falling under the beguiling spell of her charms.

Director: Roger Michell | Stars: Rachel Weisz, Sam Claflin, Holliday Grainger, Iain Glen

Votes: 11,929 | Gross: $2.68M

13. The Vanishing of Sidney Hall (2017)

R | 119 min | Drama, Mystery

18 Metascore

Sidney Hall finds accidental success and unexpected love at an early age, then disappears without a trace.

Director: Shawn Christensen | Stars: Elle Fanning, Michelle Monaghan, Logan Lerman, Margaret Qualley

Votes: 2,689

14. 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: 110,050 | Gross: $173.52M

15. 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: 15,006 | Gross: $17.27M

16. 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: 220,741 | Gross: $54.49M

17. Mark Felt: The Man Who Brought Down the White House (2017)

PG-13 | 103 min | Biography, Drama, History

49 Metascore

The story of Mark Felt, who under the name "Deep Throat" helped journalists Bob Woodward and Carl Bernstein uncover the Watergate scandal in 1972.

Director: Peter Landesman | Stars: Liam Neeson, Diane Lane, Marton Csokas, Tony Goldwyn

Votes: 5,388 | Gross: $0.77M

18. 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: 54,881 | Gross: $28.78M

19. The Death and Life of John F. Donovan

Drama | Post-production

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: Natalie Portman, Bella Thorne, Thandie Newton, Jacob Tremblay

20. Rebel in the Rye (2017)

PG-13 | 106 min | Biography, Drama, Romance

46 Metascore

The life of celebrated but reclusive author, J.D. Salinger, who gained worldwide fame with the publication of his novel, "The Catcher in the Rye".

Director: Danny Strong | Stars: Nicholas Hoult, Kevin Spacey, Victor Garber, Hope Davis

Votes: 3,725 | Gross: $0.38M

21. 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: 22,713 | Gross: $4.21M

22. Under the Silver Lake (2018)

R | Crime, Thriller | Completed

Centers on a man named Sam (Garfield) who becomes obsessed with the strange circumstances of a billionaire mogul's murder and the kidnapping of a girl. Riley Keough as Sarah, Sam's new ... See full summary »

Director: David Robert Mitchell | Stars: Riley Keough, Jimmi Simpson, Andrew Garfield, Sibongile Mlambo

23. 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: 200,627 | Gross: $63.84M

24. 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: 130,527 | Gross: $102.83M

25. Marshall (2017)

PG-13 | 118 min | Biography, Drama

66 Metascore

The story of Thurgood Marshall, the crusading lawyer who would become the first African-American Supreme Court Justice, as he battles through one of his career-defining cases.

Director: Reginald Hudlin | Stars: Chadwick Boseman, Josh Gad, Kate Hudson, Sterling K. Brown

Votes: 9,110 | Gross: $10.05M

26. The Kidnapping of Edgardo Mortara

Drama, History | Pre-production

The treatment of a young Jewish boy, forcibly raised as a Christian in 19th century Italy, creates a furor which pits the Papacy itself against forces of democracy and Italian unification.

Director: Steven Spielberg | Stars: Mark Rylance, Isaac Eshete

27. Goodbye Christopher Robin (2017)

PG | 107 min | Biography, Drama

54 Metascore

A behind-the-scenes look at the life of author A.A. Milne and the creation of the Winnie the Pooh stories inspired by his son C.R. Milne.

Director: Simon Curtis | Stars: Domhnall Gleeson, Margot Robbie, Kelly Macdonald, Vicki Pepperdine

Votes: 10,613 | Gross: $1.74M

28. A Star Is Born (2018)

R | Drama, Music, Musical | Completed

A movie star helps a young singer and actress 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

29. 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: 91,054 | Gross: $56.44M

30. 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: 11,703 | Gross: $1.40M

31. 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: 33,859 | Gross: $10.58M

32. Hostiles (2017)

R | 134 min | Adventure, Drama, Western

65 Metascore

In 1892, a legendary Army captain reluctantly agrees to escort a Cheyenne chief and his family through dangerous territory.

Director: Scott Cooper | Stars: Christian Bale, Scott Shepherd, Rosamund Pike, Ava Cooper

Votes: 16,533 | Gross: $29.81M

33. Mary Magdalene (2018)

120 min | Drama

45 Metascore

The story of Mary Magdalene.

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

Votes: 1,724

34. 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: 119,366 | Gross: $33.80M

35. 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: 17,814 | Gross: $22.25M

36. 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: 56,596 | Gross: $2.29M

37. Where Is Kyra? (2017)

98 min | Drama

72 Metascore

In Brooklyn, New York, Kyra (Michelle Pfeiffer) loses her job and struggles to survive on her ailing mother's income. As the weeks and months go on, her problems worsen. This leads her on a risky and enigmatic path that threatens her life.

Director: Andrew Dosunmu | Stars: Michelle Pfeiffer, Kiefer Sutherland, Suzanne Shepherd, Sam Robards

Votes: 147 | Gross: $0.05M

38. Thank You for Your Service (I) (2017)

R | 109 min | Biography, Drama, War

68 Metascore

A group of U.S. soldiers returning from Iraq struggle to integrate back into family and civilian life, while living with the memory of a war that threatens to destroy them long after they've left the battlefield.

Director: Jason Hall | Stars: Miles Teller, Beulah Koale, Joe Cole, Scott Haze

Votes: 6,733 | Gross: $9.47M

39. 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: 53,125 | Gross: $21.02M

40. 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, Garrett Hedlund, Jason Clarke, Jonathan Banks

Votes: 24,757

41. Woman Walks Ahead (2017)

R | 101 min | Biography, Drama, History

Catherine Weldon, a portrait painter from 1890s Brooklyn, travels to Dakota to paint a portrait of Sitting Bull and becomes embroiled in the Lakota peoples' struggle over the rights to their land.

Director: Susanna White | Stars: Jessica Chastain, Ciarán Hinds, Sam Rockwell, Michael Nouri

Votes: 174

42. The Lost City of Z (2016)

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

78 Metascore

A true-life drama, centering on British explorer Col. Percival Fawcett, who disappeared while searching for a mysterious city in the Amazon in the 1920s.

Director: James Gray | Stars: Charlie Hunnam, Robert Pattinson, Sienna Miller, Tom Holland

Votes: 55,781 | Gross: $8.58M

43. Marshall (2017)

PG-13 | 118 min | Biography, Drama

66 Metascore

The story of Thurgood Marshall, the crusading lawyer who would become the first African-American Supreme Court Justice, as he battles through one of his career-defining cases.

Director: Reginald Hudlin | Stars: Chadwick Boseman, Josh Gad, Kate Hudson, Sterling K. Brown

Votes: 9,110 | Gross: $10.05M

44. 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: 425