2018 Potential Oscar Contenders

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1.
Call Me by Your Name (2017)
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In 1983, the son of an American professor is enamored by the graduate student who comes to study and live with his family in their northern Italian home. Together, they share an unforgettable summer full of music, food, and romance that will forever change them. (132 mins.)
Director: Luca Guadagnino
 
3.
Downsizing (2017)
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A social satire in which a guy realizes he would have a better life if he were to shrink himself. (135 mins.)
Director: Alexander Payne
 
3.
Mudbound (2017)
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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. (134 mins.)
Director: Dee Rees
 
4.
Dunkirk (2017)
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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. (106 mins.)
 
5.
Blade Runner 2049 (2017)
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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. (164 mins.)
 
6.
Mother! (2017)
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A couple's relationship is tested when uninvited guests arrive at their home, disrupting their tranquil existence. (121 mins.)
 
7.
Marshall (2017)
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About a young Thurgood Marshall, the first African-American Supreme Court Justice, as he battles through one of his career-defining cases. (118 mins.)
Director: Reginald Hudlin
 
8.
The Current War (2017)
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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. (105 mins.)
 
9.
Phantom Thread (2017)
Set in the fashion world of 1950s London, a dressmaker is commissioned to design for members of high society and the royal family.
 
10.
Battle of the Sexes (2017)
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The true story of the 1973 tennis match between World number one Billie Jean King and ex-champ and serial hustler Bobby Riggs. (121 mins.)
 
11.
The Glass Castle (2017)
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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. (127 mins.)
 
12.
The Greatest Showman (2017)
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
 
13.
Mary Magdalene (2018)
The story of Mary Magdalene.
Director: Garth Davis
 
14.
The Post (2017)
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. Inspired by true events.
 
15.
Suburbicon (2017)
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A home invasion rattles a quiet family town. (104 mins.)
Director: George Clooney
 
16.
Detroit (2017)
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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. (143 mins.)
Director: Kathryn Bigelow
 
17.
Molly's Game (2017)
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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. (140 mins.)
Director: Aaron Sorkin
 
18.
Lean on Pete (2017)
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The film follows fifteen-year-old Charley Thompson. He wants a home, food on the table and a high school he can attend for more than part of the year... (121 mins.)
Director: Andrew Haigh
 
19.
The Killing of a Sacred Deer (2017)
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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. (121 mins.)
 
20.
The Mercy (2017)
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
 
21.
The Snowman (2017)
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Detective Harry Hole investigates the disappearance of a woman whose pink scarf is found wrapped around an ominous-looking snowman. (119 mins.)
Director: Tomas Alfredson
 
22.
Thank You for Your Service (2017)
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A group of U.S. soldiers returning from Iraq struggles 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. (108 mins.)
Director: Jason Hall
 
23.
Happy End (2017)
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A drama about a family set in Calais with the European refugee crisis as the backdrop. (107 mins.)
Director: Michael Haneke
 
24.
Darkest Hour (2017)
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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. (125 mins.)
Director: Joe Wright
 
25.
The Mountain Between Us (2017)
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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. (112 mins.)
Director: Hany Abu-Assad
 
26.
My Abandonment (2017)
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
 
27.
First They Killed My Father (2017)
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Cambodian author and human rights activist Loung Ung recounts the horrors she suffered as a child under the rule of the deadly Khmer Rouge. (136 mins.)
Director: Angelina Jolie
 
28.
The Shape of Water (2017)
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An other-worldly fairy tale, set against the backdrop of Cold War era America circa 1962. In the hidden high-security government laboratory where she works, lonely Elisa (Sally Hawkins) is trapped in a life of isolation. Elisa's life is changed forever when she and co-worker Zelda (Octavia Spencer) discover a secret classified experiment. (119 mins.)
 
29.
You Were Never Really Here (2017)
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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. (85 mins.)
Director: Lynne Ramsay
 
30.
Film Stars Don't Die in Liverpool (2017)
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A romance sparks between a young actor and a Hollywood leading lady. (105 mins.)
Director: Paul McGuigan
 
30.
Goodbye Christopher Robin (2017)
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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. (107 mins.)
Director: Simon Curtis
 
31.
Victoria and Abdul (2017)
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Queen Victoria strikes up an unlikely friendship with a young Indian clerk named Abdul Karim. (111 mins.)
Director: Stephen Frears