18 major Oscar contender movies you shouldn't miss in theaters
- Here's a breakdown of the movies coming out that are in the running for Academy Award recognition.
- Titles range from "Jojo Rabbit" to "Joker" to "Once Upon a Time... in Hollywood."
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As we get deeper into the fall, the outlook of what films will be serious award-season contenders is becoming much clearer.Advertisement
In the best picture category, Fox Searchlight's Taika Waititi Nazi satire "Jojo Rabbit" has an edge coming off the coveted audience award win at the Toronto International Film Festival. But don't count out Netflix, which continues its quest for a best picture win with two very different titles: Martin Scorsese's gangster epic, "The Irishman," and Noah Baumbach's Adam Driver/Scarlett Johansson drama, "Marriage Story." Indie distributor Neon will compete with its critically acclaimed Bong Joon-ho movie "Parasite." And don't forget Quentin Tarantino's "Once Upon a Time... in Hollywood," which is still a favorite though it's been in theaters since late summer.
Meanwhile, on the acting side, Joaquin Phoenix's portrayal of DC Comics' biggest villain in Warner Bros.' "Joker" is one of the favorites for best actor, alongside Leonardo DiCaprio for "Once Upon a Time... in Hollywood" and Driver in "Marriage Story."For best actress, Johansson may be competing with herself thanks to her great performances in both "Jojo Rabbit" and "Marriage Story." And Renée Zellweger is also wowing audiences playing Judy Garland in "Judy."
Here are 18 Oscar contending movies that you shouldn't miss in theaters:
“Hustlers” — In Theaters
“Joker” — In TheatersAdvertisement
"Judy" — In Theaters
“The Laundromat” — In Theaters (Available on Netflix October 18)Advertisement
“Parasite” — In Theaters
“Jojo Rabbit” — October 18Advertisement
“The Lighthouse” — October 18
"The Irishman" — November 1 (Available on Netflix 27)Advertisement
“Marriage Story” — November 6 (Available on Netflix December 6)
“Honey Boy” — November 8Advertisement
“Ford v Ferrari” — November 15
“The Report” — November 15Advertisement
“A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood” — November 22
“Portrait of a Lady on Fire” — December 6Advertisement
"Richard Jewell" — December 13
“Uncut Gems” — December 13 (Limited), December 25 (Wide)Advertisement
"Bombshell" — December 20
"1917" — December 25 (Wide releasing beginning January 10, 2020)Advertisement
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