Best Picture 2017

Most recent update: Mar. 18, 2017

kennethbranagh_dunkirkKenneth Branagh in Christopher Nolan’s Dunkirk (via The Leaky Cauldron)

Just for fun, of course. I expect Dunkirk to go all the way, but a summer release faces an uphill battle as it’s, well, a summer release – even if it is a World War II epic.


My official predictions include only performances in films set for U.S. distribution in 2016. The process of guessing who will and will not make the cut always seems to be collaborative, so feel free to leave a comment – here or on Twitter – that addresses any relevant information or contenders you feel should be included.


  1. The Post (more)

  2. Dunkirk (more)

  3. Mother! (more)

  4. The Leisure Seeker (more)

  5. Get Out (more)

I’m Thinking Nine, So…

  1. Untitled Kathryn Bigelow Film (more)
  2. Call Me by Your Name (more)
  3. Mary Magdalene (more)
  4. Blade Runner 2049 (more)

Barely Missing

  1. Murder on the Orient Express (more)

Other Possibilities

  1. Mudbound (more)
  2. Annihilation (more)
  3. Woodshock (more)
  4. Darkest Hour (more)
  5. Coco (more)
  6. The Current War (more)
  7. Victoria and Abdul (more)
  8. Thank You for Your Service (more)
  9. God Particle (more)
  10. Wonderstruck (more)
  11. Okja (more)
  12. The Glass Castle (more)
  13. Under the Silver Lake (more)
  14. Downsizing (more)
  15. Wonder Wheel (more)

Long Shots

  1. The Lovers (more)
  2. The Beguiled (more)
  3. Beauty and the Beast (more)
  4. You Were Never Really Here (more)
  5. Baby Driver (more)
  6. Split (more)
  7. Star Wars: Episode VIII (more)
  8. It Comes at Night (more)
  9. Battles of the Sexes (more)
  10. Molly’s Game (more)
  11. The Killing of a Sacred Deer (more)
  12. Untitled Simon Curtis Film (more)
  13. The Forgiven (more)
  14. The Book of Henry (more)
  15. War Machine (more)


In Limbo

The following films fall into one or more of the following categories: They might not hit theaters this year due to distributors’ schedules, they might not be complete in time, or the films might lack stateside distribution altogether.Of course, as anyone who follows this mess knows, things can change at a moment’s notice.

Of course, as anyone who follows this mess knows, things can change at a moment’s notice.

  • Where Hands Touch (more)
  • Irreplaceable You (more)

A photo of Patricia Arquette in Boyhood (via Collider).


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