2018 Potential Oscar Contenders

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1. Call Me by Your Name (2017)

R | 132 min | Drama, Romance

8.4
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95 Metascore

In Northern Italy in 1983, seventeen year-old Elio begins a relationship with visiting Oliver, his father's research assistant, with whom he bonds over his emerging sexuality, their Jewish heritage, and the beguiling Italian landscape.

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

Votes: 6,400 | Gross: $1.37M

2. Downsizing (2017)

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

6.4
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74 Metascore

A social satire in which a guy realizes he would have a better life if he were to shrink himself.

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

Votes: 1,376

3. Mudbound (2017)

R | 134 min | Drama

7.5
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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: 7,206

4. Dunkirk (2017)

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

8.2
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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: 263,237 | Gross: $188.05M

5. Blade Runner 2049 (2017)

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

8.4
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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: 157,730 | Gross: $91.33M

6. Mother! (2017)

R | 121 min | Drama, Horror, Mystery

6.9
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74 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: 58,406 | Gross: $17.80M

7. Marshall (2017)

PG-13 | 118 min | Biography, Drama

7.1
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66 Metascore

About a young Thurgood Marshall, 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: 1,504 | Gross: $9.39M

8. The Current War (2017)

105 min | Biography, Drama, History

6.4
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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, Katherine Waterston, Benedict Cumberbatch, Nicholas Hoult

Votes: 316

9. Phantom Thread (2017)

R | 130 min | Drama

9.3
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94 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, Sue Clark

Votes: 488

10. Battle of the Sexes (2017)

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

7.0
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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: 7,245 | Gross: $12.63M

11. The Glass Castle (2017)

PG-13 | 127 min | Biography, Drama

7.2
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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: 9,140 | Gross: $17.27M

12. The Greatest Showman (2017)

PG | 105 min | Biography, Drama, Musical | Completed

Inspired by the imagination of P.T. Barnum, The Greatest Showman is an original musical that 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

13. Mary Magdalene (2018)

Drama | Post-production

The story of Mary Magdalene.

Director: Garth Davis | Stars: Rooney Mara, Joaquin Phoenix, Chiwetel Ejiofor, Ariane Labed

14. The Post (2017)

PG-13 | 115 min | Biography, Drama, History | Completed

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 journalist and government.

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

15. Suburbicon (2017)

R | 105 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

5.3
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42 Metascore

A home invasion rattles a quiet family town.

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

Votes: 6,046 | Gross: $5.78M

16. Detroit (2017)

R | 143 min | Crime, Drama, History

7.5
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78 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: 14,903 | Gross: $16.79M

17. Molly's Game (2017)

R | 140 min | Biography, Drama

7.4
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74 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: 1,393

18. Lean on Pete (2017)

R | 121 min | Adventure, Drama

7.3
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78 Metascore

A teenager gets a summer job working for a horse trainer and befriends the fading racehorse, Lean on Pete.

Director: Andrew Haigh | Stars: Travis Fimmel, Charlie Plummer, Chloë Sevigny, Steve Zahn

Votes: 310

19. The Killing of a Sacred Deer (2017)

R | 121 min | Drama, Horror, Mystery

7.7
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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: Nicole Kidman, Colin Farrell, Alicia Silverstone, Barry Keoghan

Votes: 12,827 | Gross: $2.25M

20. The Mercy (2017)

101 min | Biography, Drama

7.5
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Yachtsman Donald Crowhurst's disastrous attempt to win the 1968 Golden Globe Race ends up with him creating an outrageous account of traveling the world alone by sea.

Director: James Marsh | Stars: Rachel Weisz, Colin Firth, David Thewlis, Andrew Buchan

Votes: 33

21. The Snowman (2017)

R | 119 min | Crime, Drama, Horror

5.2
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23 Metascore

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

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

Votes: 13,454 | Gross: $6.67M

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

R | 109 min | Biography, Drama, War

6.6
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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: Haley Bennett, Miles Teller, Joe Cole, Keisha Castle-Hughes

Votes: 1,713 | Gross: $9.47M

23. Happy End (2017)

R | 107 min | Drama

7.0
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75 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: 2,783

24. Darkest Hour (2017)

PG-13 | 125 min | Drama, War

7.3
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76 Metascore

During the early days of World War II, the fate of Western Europe hangs on the newly-appointed British Prime Minister Winston Churchill, who must decide whether to negotiate with Hitler, or fight on against incredible odds.

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

Votes: 1,850 | Gross: $1.35M

25. The Mountain Between Us (2017)

PG-13 | 112 min | Action, Adventure, Drama

6.3
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48 Metascore

Stranded after a tragic plane crash, two strangers must forge a connection to survive the extreme elements of a remote snow-covered mountain. When they realize help is not coming, they embark on a perilous journey across the wilderness.

Director: Hany Abu-Assad | Stars: Idris Elba, Kate Winslet, Beau Bridges, Dermot Mulroney

Votes: 7,097 | Gross: $30.25M

26. My Abandonment (2017)

Drama | Post-production

A father and his 13 year-old daughter are living in a paradisiacal existence in a vast urban park in Portland Oregon when a small mistake derails their lives forever.

Director: Debra Granik | Stars: Ben Foster, Jeff Kober, Dale Dickey, Isaiah Stone

27. First They Killed My Father: A Daughter of Cambodia Remembers (2017)

TV-MA | 136 min | Biography, Drama, History

7.2
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72 Metascore

Cambodian author and human rights activist Loung Ung recounts the horrors she suffered as a child under the rule of the deadly Khmer Rouge.

Director: Angelina Jolie | Stars: Sareum Srey Moch, Phoeung Kompheak, Sveng Socheata, Mun Kimhak

Votes: 4,534

28. The Shape of Water (2017)

R | 123 min | Adventure, Drama, Fantasy

8.0
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86 Metascore

In a 1960s research facility, a mute janitor forms a relationship with an aquatic creature.

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

Votes: 3,977 | Gross: $1.65M

29. You Were Never Really Here (2017)

R | 85 min | Drama, Mystery, Thriller

7.4
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88 Metascore

A missing teenage girl. A brutal and tormented enforcer on a rescue mission. Corrupt power and vengeance unleash a storm of violence that may lead to his awakening.

Director: Lynne Ramsay | Stars: Joaquin Phoenix, Ekaterina Samsonov, Alessandro Nivola, Alex Manette

Votes: 1,992

30. Film Stars Don't Die in Liverpool (2017)

R | 105 min | Biography, Drama, Romance

6.9
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72 Metascore

A romance sparks between a young actor and a Hollywood leading lady.

Director: Paul McGuigan | Stars: Jamie Bell, Annette Bening, Julie Walters, Vanessa Redgrave

Votes: 653

31. Goodbye Christopher Robin (2017)

PG | 107 min | Biography, Family, History

7.3
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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: 1,804 | Gross: $1.72M

32. Victoria & Abdul (2017)

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

6.8
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57 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: 7,628 | Gross: $22.14M