With all the movies I’ve shared with you this year, I just had to post this list of 50 movies you must see before Oscar Night. A dear friend of mind who is in the movie business makes an awards season list every year, and this year I asked him if I could share it with you. I’m so glad he said yes.
This list is based on critics awards and industry buzz, and I’m doing my best to work my way through the list. What have you seen? What are your favorites?
50 Films You Must See Before Oscar Night
1. La La Land
3. Manchester by the Sea
4. Hell or High Water
5. Hacksaw Ridge
11. Hidden Figures
14. Captain Fantastic
15. 20th Century Women
16. Florence Foster Jenkins
18. Nocturnal Animals
21. O.J.: Made in America
22. The Jungle Book
23. Kubo and the Two Strings
24. Sing Street
25. Rogue One: A Star Wars Story
26. Doctor Strange
27. Toni Erdmann
28. The Girl on the Train
30. The Lobster (free with Amazon Prime)
33. The Red Turtle
34. Miss Sloane (free with Amazon Prime)
36. Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them
37. Finding Dory
38. Live by Night
39. Captain America: Civil War
41. The Salesman (free with Amazon Prime)
42. Life, Animated
43. My Life as a Zucchini
44. The Edge of Seventeen
45. A Man Called Ove
47. Star Trek Beyond
49. Rules Don’t Apply (Free with Amazon Prime)
50. The BFG
So far, I have seen Zootopia, Moana, The Jungle Book, Kubo, Fantastic Beasts, Finding Dory, Captain America: Civil War, A Man Called Ove, and The BFG, and Florence Foster Jenkins. I’ll let you know my favorites once I make my way through more of the list.
Next up for me, Rogue One: A Star Wars Story, Lion, Loving, and Hidden Figures as soon as it comes out. Many of these movies can be purchased or rented through Amazon, and some are free with Amazon Prime (as noted.) If the film is still in the theaters, please, go see it there. You’ll enjoy it so much more!
For those of you who will be watching the award shows, here’s the schedule. I can’t wait!
Awards Show Schedule:
Golden Globes – Sunday, January 8th (NBC)
People’s Choice Awards – Wednesday, January 18th (CBS)
Screen Actors Guild Awards – Sunday, January 29th (TNT / TBS)
NAACP Image Awards – Saturday, February 1st (TV One)
BAFTA Awards – Sunday, February 12th (BBC America)
The Grammys – Sunday, February 12th (CBS)
Independent Spirit Awards – Saturday, February 25th (IFC)
Academy Awards – Sunday, February 26th (ABC)
What have been your favorite films of 2016? Share in the comments!