7 Movies from 2017 That Have a Good Chance of Winning Best Picture

7 Movies from 2017 That Have a Good Chance of Winning Best Picture

It could be a little too early to place your bets on the movies that could win big next awards season, especially since some of these movies from 2017 have yet to be released to the public. But based on promising reviews and a powerhouse production team, it is hard to ignore them as possible recipient for the highly coveted Best Picture award. Take Moonlight for example, the Best Picture of 2016 was a critics’ favorite to win even before the film hit cinemas.

The movies from 2017 that are listed for various reasons. These can range from interesting premises, known directors, and excellent casts. So without further ado, meet your top contenders for winning the Best Picture award in no particular order.

Movies from 2017 That Could Win Oscar Gold

1. Call Me by Your Name

Movies of 2017, Call Me by Your Name

Call Me by Your Name has a 100% rating in review aggregator site Rotten Tomatoes, citing universal acclaim. The film’s director, Luca Guadagnino, has only a few movies under his belt, but he is currently attached to the remake of the horror movie Suspiria. Though Suspiria boasts a more star-studded Hollywood cast, Call Me by Your Name is certain to be Guadagnino’s big break.  

The coming-of-age drama is set in 1980s Italy and revolves around an Italian teen and an American young adult. The lush cinematography alone should be enough reason for you to bet that this would be an Oscar favorite next year. Furthermore, nearly every review has even given this passion project a perfect score.

2. Detroit


Katherine Bigelow is one of Hollywood’s most successful directors, with The Hurt Locker and Zero Dark Thirty scoring her several awards and nominations. Detroit is another of Bigelow’s films that scored high with critics. It has the specific kind of controversial theme that the Academy Awards seems to be attracted to lately. Aside from a possible Best Picture nod, lead actors Will Poulter and John Boyega might be getting Oscar nominations as well.

3. Battle of the Sexes

Battle of the Sexes

Jonathan Dayton and Valerie Faris have the type of offbeat rumor that lures critics into praising their films. Little Miss Sunshine, for example, earned four Oscar nominations including Best Picture. Their latest film is based off the real-life “battle of the sexes” tennis match between Billie Jean King and Bobby Riggs. Playing the leads are Emma Stone and Steve Carell, both of whom had done great in the recent Oscar races.

The screenplay is written by Simon Beaufoy, who won an Oscar award for Slumdog Millionaire. To top it off, Danny Boyle serves as one of the producers.

4. Get Out

Film Title: Get Out

Considering the universal acclaim Get Out has received, it may have a chance of garnering a Best Picture nomination. Even if its genre and release date may seemingly be out of stretch, this horror/comedy is not something that should be underestimated. Besides, if Mad Max: Fury Road could become a surprise Oscar hit, then who is to say Get Out won’t strike gold as well?

Additionally, Get Out is more than just your slash-and-kill horror film. It has a socially aware portrayal of the rising racial tensions in the country. The film even adds a comedic spin to the whole plot, making it all the more unique.

5. Dunkirk

Dunkirk Movie

Christopher Nolan is known for his visually stunning and mind-boggling films. Ironically, his exceptional productions haven’t done that great in the Academy Awards. But Nolan fans should rejoice because Dunkirk looks like it’s secured a spot on the Oscar nominees list. Unlike Nolan’s previous works, Dunkirk is shorter and more precise when it comes to the storytelling aspect. It also happens to be Nolan’s best reviewed movie so far, holding a 92% Rotten Tomatoes rating and a Metascore of 94.

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