Here we go. 185 movies. 230 movies. Don’t choke. This list is built from your own recommendations from two days ago. Too many? The Academy sends out a list of eligible films every year that’s twice this long, from which the Oscar nominees are chosen. So we’ve already saved you several thousand dollars in tickets by cutting that in half. You guys sure know how to anticipate.
When we say “Most Anticipated” around here, a lot of us think in terms of “Oscar Anticipation” — but a lot of us don’t. Some people anticipate a movie because that movie will be a blast to see in a packed theater at a midsummer matinee. Others anticipate the kind of movie that leaves us emotionally drained in an empty theater in the dead of winter, all alone. Whatever the reason you have to anticipate any of these movies, that’s your business. We don’t ask questions and we won’t set guidelines. You get to pick 12% of the titles. That’s 25 clicks, 25 button-ticks. Then then poll software sorts out which movies rise to the top. And with that carefree method, we’ll see how many movies that land in our top 20 (sight unseen) end up being nominated for Best Picture ten months from now. Scientific? Nope. As if the Academy of Motion Picture Arts of Sciences is scientific? They miss the boat on some of the finest films every year.
Thanks to diligent Chris Price for providing the first foundation on which this list was assembled, and special thanks to our pal Al Robinson for taking on the task of adding the directors and release dates to most of them. Any mistakes you see, just let me know, because all the mistakes are for sure the part that I did.
You can chose up to 25 of the movies listed. (You’ll find some of the most interesting titles at the very bottom. So try not to use up your last pick on Neighbors 2: Sorority Rising before you scan all the way down.)