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All 56 Oscar-Nominated Movies Ranked by WTFDetective

It has been a very long road to the 93rd Academy Awards. SO we are giving you All 56 Oscar-Nominated Movies Ranked by US. Every one of us loves to watch movies, but with the recent release of shitty movies, all of us need to check whether a movie is good before purchasing one. Choosing a movie is the hardest part. Oscar awards being the most prestigious award that a movie can get, we can always rely on Oscar nominated movies.

So we took our time and watched all of the 56 movies that were nominated for Oscar. And here’s all the 56 movies according to our personal preferance. Trust me, Nomadland ain’t our favorite. You can comment your top 5 favorite movies below in the comments section.

Let’s get in to the list.

56. Hillbilly Elegy

The official Teaser/Trailer [YouTube]

Directed by: Ron Howard
Nominations: (2) Best Supporting Actress, Best Makeup and Hairstyling

Hillbilly Elegy is a 2020 American drama film directed by Ron Howard, from a screenplay by Vanessa Taylor, based on the 2016 memoir of the same name by J. D. Vance.

55. The Midnight Sky

The official Teaser/Trailer [YouTube]

Directed by: George Clooney
Nominations: (1) Best Visual Effects

The Midnight Sky is a 2020 American science fiction film directed by George Clooney, based on the 2016 novel Good Morning, Midnight by Lily Brooks-Dalton.

54. Yes-People

Directed by: Gísli Darri Halldórsson and Arnar Gunnarsson
Nominations: (1) Best Animated Short

Yes-People is a 2020 Icelandic animated short film by Gísli Darri Halldórsson and Arnar Gunnarsson.

53. The One and Only Ivan

The official Teaser/Trailer [YouTube]

Directed by: Thea Sharrock
Nominations: (1) Best Visual Effects

The One and Only Ivan is a 2020 American fantasy drama film directed by Thea Sharrock from a screenplay written by Mike White based on the children’s novel of the same name by K. A. Applegate.

52. Over the Moon

The official Teaser/Trailer [YouTube]

Directed by: Glen Keane
Nominations: (1) Best Animated Feature Film

Over the Moon is a 2020 computer-animated musical fantasy film directed by Glen Keane and co-directed by John Kahrs, from a screenplay by Audrey Wells with additional screenplay material by Alice Wu and Jennifer Yee McDevitt.

51. Greyhound

The official Teaser/Trailer [YouTube]

Directed by: Aaron Schneider
Nominations: (1) Best Sound

Greyhound is a 2020 American war film directed by Aaron Schneider and starring Tom Hanks, who also wrote the screenplay. The film is based on the 1955 novel The Good Shepherd by C. S. Forester, and also stars Stephen Graham, Rob Morgan, and Elisabeth Shue.

50. Borat Subsequent Movie film

The official Teaser/Trailer [YouTube]

Directed by: Jason Woliner
Nominations: (2) Best Supporting Actress, Best Adapted Screenplay

Borat Subsequent Moviefilm: Delivery of Prodigious Bribe to American Regime for Make Benefit Once Glorious Nation of Kazakhstan (or simply Borat Subsequent Moviefilm or Borat 2) is a 2020 mockumentary comedy film directed by Jason Woliner (in his feature directorial debut).

49. Pieces of a Woman

The official Teaser/Trailer [YouTube]

Directed by: Kornél Mundruczó
Nominations: (1) Best Actress

Pieces of a Woman is a 2020 Canadian-American drama directed by Kornél Mundruczó, from a screenplay by Kata Wéber. The film stars Vanessa Kirby, Shia LaBeouf, Molly Parker, Sarah Snook, Iliza Shlesinger, Benny Safdie, Jimmie Fails, and Ellen Burstyn. Martin Scorsese serves as one of the executive producers.

48. A Shaun the Sheep Movie: Farmageddon

The official Teaser/Trailer [YouTube]

Directed by: Richard Phelan, Will Becher
Nominations: (1) Best Animated Feature

Shaun travels to the Big City in search of a missing farmer. However, he finds it difficult to return home safely along with his flock. – Plot

47. Love and Monsters

The official Teaser/Trailer [YouTube]

Directed by: Michael Matthews
Nominations: (1) Best Visual Effects

Love and Monsters is a 2020 American monster adventure film directed by Michael Matthews, with Shawn Levy and Dan Cohen serving as producers. The film stars Dylan O’Brien, Jessica Henwick, Dan Ewing, Michael Rooker and Ariana Greenblatt.

46. The Life Ahead

The official Teaser/Trailer [YouTube]

Directed by: Edoardo Ponti
Nominations: (1) Best Original Song

The Life Ahead (Italian: La vita davanti a sé) is a 2020 Italian drama film directed by Edoardo Ponti, from a screenplay by Ponti and Ugo Chiti. It’s the third screen adaptation of the 1975 novel The Life Before Us by Romain Gary. It stars Sophia Loren, Ibrahima Gueye and Abril Zamora, and is set in Bari, Italy.

45. My Octopus Teacher

The official Teaser/Trailer [YouTube]

Directed by: Pippa Ehrlich, James Reed
Nominations: (1) Best Documentary Feature

My Octopus Teacher is a 2020 Netflix Original documentary film directed by Pippa Ehrlich and James Reed, which documents a year spent by filmmaker Craig Foster forging a relationship with a wild common octopus in a South African kelp forest. At the 93rd Academy Awards, it won the award for Best Documentary Feature.

44. The United States vs. Billie Holiday

The official Teaser/Trailer [YouTube]

Directed by: Lee Daniels
Nominations: (1) Best Actress

The United States vsBillie Holiday is a 2021 American biographical film about singer Billie Holiday, based on the book Chasing the Scream: The First and Last Days of the War on Drugs by Johann Hari.

43. Better Days 

The official Teaser/Trailer [YouTube]

Directed by: Derek Tsang
Nominations: (1) Best International Feature

Better Days (Chinese: 少年的你) is a 2019 Chinese romantic crime film directed by Derek Tsang and written by Lam Wing Sum, Li Yuan and Xu Yimeng.

42. If Anything Happens I Love You

The official Teaser/Trailer [YouTube]

Directed by: Will McCormack, Michael Govier
Nominations: (1) Best Animated Short

If Anything Happens I Love You is an American 2D animated short film written and directed by Will McCormack and Michael Govier. Its story follows two grieving parents as they struggle to confront the death of their daughter, who was killed in a school shooting.

41. Onward

The official Teaser/Trailer [YouTube]

Directed by: Dan Scanlon
Nominations: (1) Best Animated Feature

Onward is a 2020 American computer-animated urban fantasy adventure film produced by Pixar Animation Studios and released by Walt Disney Pictures.

40. Mulan

The official Teaser/Trailer [YouTube]

Directed by: Niki Caro
Nominations: (2) Best Costume Design, Best Visual Effects

Mulan is a 2020 American fantasy action drama film produced by Walt Disney Pictures.

39. News of the World

The official Teaser/Trailer [YouTube]

Directed by: Paul Greengrass
Nominations: (4) Best Cinematography, Best Original Score, Best Production Design, Best Sound

Five years after the end of the Civil War, Capt. Jefferson Kyle Kidd crosses paths with a 10-year-old girl taken by the Kiowa people. Forced to return to her aunt and uncle, Kidd agrees to escort the child across the harsh and unforgiving plains of Texas. However, the long journey soon turns into a fight for survival as the traveling companions encounter danger at every turn — both human and natural.

38. The Present 

The official Teaser/Trailer [YouTube]

Directed by: Farah Nabulsi
Nominations: (1) Best Live Action Short

The Present (Arabic: الهدية‎, romanized: Al Hadiya, lit. ‘The Gift‘) is a 2020 short film directed by Farah Nabulsi and co-written by Nabulsi and Hind Shoufani, about a father and daughter in the Palestinian enclaves of the Israeli-occupied West Bank trying to buy a wedding anniversary gift.

37. Eurovision Song Contest: The Story of Fire Saga 

The official Teaser/Trailer [YouTube]

Directed by: David Dobkin
Nominations: (1) Best Original Song

Eurovision Song Contest: The Story of Fire Saga is a 2020 American musical comedy film directed by David Dobkin and written by Will Ferrell and Andrew Steele.

36. The White Tiger 

The official Teaser/Trailer [YouTube]

Directed by: Ramin Bahrani
Nominations: (1) Best Adapted Screenplay

The White Tiger is a 2021 drama film written and directed by Ramin Bahrani. The film stars Adarsh Gourav (in his first leading role), Priyanka Chopra, and Rajkummar Rao. The film was produced by Mukul Deora and Ramin Bahrani, and executive produced by Chopra, Prem Akkaraju, and Ava DuVernay.

35. Genius Loci

The official Teaser/Trailer [YouTube]

Directed by: Adrien Merigeau
Nominations: (1) Best Animated Short

Genius Loci is a 2020 French animated short film by Adrien Merigeau.

34. Two Distant Strangers 

The official Teaser/Trailer [YouTube]

Directed by: Travon Free, Martin Desmond Roe
Nominations: (1) Best Live Action Short

Two Distant Strangers is a 2020 American short science-fiction drama film written by Travon Free and directed by Free and Martin Desmond Roe. The film examines the deaths of Black Americans during encounters with police through the eyes of a character trapped in a time loop that keeps ending in his death.

33. The Letter Room

The official Teaser/Trailer [YouTube]

Directed by: Elvira Lind
Nominations: (1) Best Live Action Short

An empathetic corrections officer gets transferred to the prison’s letter room, where he finds escape in the deeply personal letters written to an inmate on death row. – Plot

32. Pinocchio

The official Teaser/Trailer [YouTube]

Directed by: Matteo Garrone
Nominations: (2) Best Costume Design, Best Makeup, and Hairstyling

Pinocchio is a 2019 fantasy film, co-written, directed, and produced by Matteo Garrone, based on the 1883 book The Adventures of Pinocchio by Italian author Carlo Collodi.

31. The Man Who Sold His Skin

The official Teaser/Trailer [YouTube]

Directed by: Kaouther Ben Hania
Nominations: (1) Best International Feature

A Syrian refugee in Lebanon allows his back to become a canvas for a famous tattoo artist. Soon, collectors become interested in this work of art. – Plot

30. A Concerto Is a Conversation 

The official Teaser/Trailer [YouTube]

Directed by: Ben Proudfoot, Kris Bowers
Nominations: (1) Best Documentary Short

A Concerto Is a Conversation is a 2021 American documentary film directed by Ben Proudfoot and Kris Bowers. It was nominated for the Academy Award for Best Documentary Short Subject at the 93rd Academy Awards. The 13-minute film centers on Bowers’s conversations with his grandfather about personal and family history.

29. Crip Camp

The official Teaser/Trailer [YouTube]

Directed by: Nicole Newnham, James LeBrecht
Nominations: (1) Best Documentary Feature

Crip Camp: A Disability Revolution is a 2020 American documentary film directed, written and co-produced by Nicole Newnham and James LeBrecht. Barack and Michelle Obama serve as executive producers under their Higher Ground Productions banner.

28. White Eye

The official Teaser/Trailer [YouTube]

Directed by: Tomer Shushan
Nominations: (1) Best Live Action Short

White Eye is a 2019 Israeli live-action short film by Tomer Shushan. It was nominated for Best Live Action Short Film at the 93rd Academy Awards.

27. One Night in Miami

The official Teaser/Trailer [YouTube]

Directed by: Regina King
Nominations: (3) Best Supporting Actor, Best Adapted Screenplay, Best Original Song

One Night in Miami… is a 2020 American drama film directed by Regina King in her feature film directorial debut with a screenplay by Kemp Powers based on his 2013 stage play of the same name.

26. Hunger Ward

The official Teaser/Trailer [YouTube]

Directed by: Skye Fitzgerald, Michael Shueuerman
Nominations: (1) Best Documentary Short

Hunger Ward is a 2020 American documentary film directed by Skye Fitzgerald and Michael Shueuerman. The film deals with the ongoing famine in Yemen and the efforts of two hospitals to combat the resultant child malnutrition.

25. A Love Song for Latasha

The official Teaser/Trailer [YouTube]

Directed by: Sophia Nahli Allison
Nominations: (1) Best Documentary Short

A Love Song for Latasha is a 2019 American biographical documentary short film directed by Sophia Nahli Allison. Drawing on memories from the subject’s cousin and best friend, the film reimagines the life of Latasha Harlins, a Black Los Angeles girl shot and killed by a convenience store owner in 1991.

24. The Mole Agent

The official Teaser/Trailer [YouTube]

Directed by: Maite Alberdi
Nominations: (1) Best Documentary Feature

The Mole Agent (Spanish: El agente topo) is a 2020 internationally co-produced documentary film directed by Maite Alberdi. It was screened at the 2020 Sundance Film Festival in the World Cinema Documentary Competition.

23. Feeling Through

The official Teaser/Trailer [YouTube]

Directed by: Doug Roland
Nominations: (1) Best Live Action Short

Feeling Through is a 2019 American short drama film directed by Doug Roland. It was nominated for the 2021 Academy Award for Best Live Action Short Film. Academy Award-winning deaf actress Marlee Matlin serves as an executive producer.

22. The Trial of the Chicago 7 

The official Teaser/Trailer [YouTube]

Directed by: Aaron Sorkin
Nominations: (6) Best Picture, Best Supporting Actor, Best Original Screenplay, Best Cinematography, Best Editing, Best Original Song

The Trial of the Chicago 7 is a 2020 American historical legal drama film written and directed by Aaron Sorkin.

21. Colette 

The official Teaser/Trailer [YouTube]

Directed by: Anthony Giacchino
Nominations: (1) Best Documentary Short

In Nazi-occupied France, resistance took courage. Seventy-five years later, facing one’s ghosts may take even more.

20. Another Round

The official Teaser/Trailer [YouTube]

Directed by: Thomas Vinterberg
Nominations: (2) Best Director, Best International Feature

Another Round (Danish: Druk, “binge drinking”) is a 2020 comedy-drama film directed by Thomas Vinterberg, from a screenplay by Vinterberg and Tobias Lindholm. An international co-production between Denmark, the Netherlands, and Sweden, the film stars Mads Mikkelsen, Thomas Bo Larsen, Magnus Millang, and Lars Ranthe.

19.  Emma.

The official Teaser/Trailer [YouTube]

Directed by: Autumn de Wilde
Nominations: (2) Best Costume Design, Best Makeup and Hairstyling

Emma. is a 2020 period comedy-drama film directed by Autumn de Wilde, from a screenplay by Eleanor Catton, based on Jane Austen’s 1815 novel of the same name. The film follows the story of Miss Emma Woodhouse (Anya Taylor-Joy), a wealthy and elegant young woman living with her father in Regency-era England.

18. Wolfwalkers

The official Teaser/Trailer [YouTube]

Directed by: Tomm Moore, Ross Stewart
Nominations: (1) Best Animated Feature

Wolfwalkers is a 2020 animated fantasy adventure film directed by Tomm Moore and Ross Stewart. The film is the third and final installment in Moore’s “Irish Folklore Trilogy”, following his previous films The Secret of Kells (2009) and Song of the Sea (2014).

17. Burrow 

The official Teaser/Trailer [YouTube]

Directed by: Madeline Sharafian
Nominations: (1) Best Animated Short

Burrow is a 2020 American 2D animated short film written and directed by Madeline Sharafian, produced by Pixar Animation Studios, and distributed by Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures.

16. Do Not Split

Directed by: Anders Hammer
Nominations: (1) Best Documentary Short

Do Not Split (Chinese: 不割席) is a 2020 American–Norwegian documentary short film directed by Anders Hammer about the 2019–2020 Hong Kong protests. The film was nominated for the Academy Award for Best Documentary Short Subject at the 93rd Academy Awards.

15. Time

The official Teaser/Trailer [YouTube]

Directed by: Garrett Bradley
Nominations: (1) Best Documentary Feature

Entrepreneur Fox Rich spends the last two decades campaigning for the release of her husband, Rob G. Rich, who is serving a 60-year prison sentence for a robbery they both committed in the early 1990s in a moment of desperation.

14. Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom

The official Teaser/Trailer [YouTube]

Directed by: George C. Wolfe
Nominations: (5) Best Actor, Best Actress, Best Costume Design, Best Production Design, Best Makeup and Hairstyling

Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom is a 2020 American drama film directed by George C. Wolfe and written by Ruben Santiago-Hudson, based on the play of the same name by August Wilson. The film, and its source play, focus on Ma Rainey, an influential blues singer, and dramatize a turbulent recording session in 1920s Chicago.

13. Da 5 Bloods

The official Teaser/Trailer [YouTube]

Directed by: Spike Lee
Nominations: (1) Best Original Score

Da 5 Bloods is a 2020 American war drama film directed, produced, and co-written by Spike Lee. It stars Delroy Lindo, Jonathan Majors, Clarke Peters, Johnny Trí Nguyễn, Norm Lewis, Isiah Whitlock Jr., Mélanie Thierry, Paul Walter Hauser, Jasper Pääkkönen, Jean Reno, and Chadwick Boseman.

12. Collective

The official Teaser/Trailer [YouTube]

Directed by: Alexander Nanau
Nominations: (2) Best Documentary Feature, Best International Feature

Journalists uncover health care fraud in the wake of a deadly nightclub fire in Bucharest, Romania, in 2015.

11. Opera

The official Teaser/Trailer [YouTube]

Directed by: Erick Oh
Nominations: (1) Best Animated Short

Opera is a 2020 South Korean/American animated short film by Erick Oh, who worked on the award-winning Pig: The Dam Keeper Poems.

10. Sound of Metal 

The official Teaser/Trailer [YouTube]

Directed by: Darius Marder
Nominations: (6) Best Picture, Best Actor, Best Supporting Actor, Best Original Screenplay, Best Sound, Best Editing

Sound of Metal is a 2019 American drama film directed and co-written by Darius Marder starring Riz Ahmed as a metal drummer who loses his hearing. The film also features Olivia Cooke, Paul Raci, Lauren Ridloff, and Mathieu Amalric.

9. Mank

The official Teaser/Trailer [YouTube]

Directed by: David Fincher
Nominations: (10) Best Picture, Best Director, Best Actor, Best Supporting Actress, Best Cinematography, Best Production Design, Best Costume Design, Best Original Score, Best Sound, Best Makeup and Hairstyling

Mank is a 2020 American biographical drama film about screenwriter Herman J. Mankiewicz and his development of the screenplay for Citizen Kane (1941). Directed by David Fincher, based on a screenplay by his late father Jack Fincher, the film was produced by Ceán Chaffin, Douglas Urbanski, and Eric Roth.

8. Quo Vadis, Aida? 

The official Teaser/Trailer [YouTube]

Directed by: Jasmila Žbanić
Nominations: (1) Best International Film

( lit. Where are you going, Aida?) is a 2020 Bosnian war drama film written, produced, and directed by Jasmila Žbanić. An international co-production of twelve production companies, the film was shown in the main competition section of the 77th Venice International Film Festival.

7. Soul

The official Teaser/Trailer [YouTube]

Directed by: Pete Docter and Kemp Powers
Nominations: (3) Best Animated Feature, Best Original Score, Best Sound

The soul is a 2020 American computer-animated fantasy comedy-drama film produced by Pixar Animation Studios and released by Walt Disney Pictures.

6. Tenet

The official Teaser/Trailer [YouTube]

Directed by: Christopher Nolan
Nominations: (2) Best Production Design, Best Visual Effects

Tenet is a 2020 science fiction action-thriller film written and directed by Christopher Nolan, who produced it with Emma Thomas. A co-production between the United Kingdom and United States, it stars John David Washington, Robert Pattinson, Elizabeth Debicki, Dimple Kapadia, Michael Caine, and Kenneth Branagh.

5. Promising Young Woman

The official Teaser/Trailer [YouTube]

Directed by: Emerald Fennell
Nominations: (5) Best Picture, Best Director, Best Actress, Best Original Screenplay, Best Editing

Promising Young Woman is a 2020 American black comedy thriller film written and directed by Emerald Fennell in her feature directorial debut. The film stars Carey Mulligan as a woman seeking to avenge the death of her best friend, who was a rape victim.

4. Nomadland

The official Teaser/Trailer [YouTube]

Directed by: Chloé Zhao
Nominations: (6) Best Picture, Best Director, Best Actress, Best Adapted Screenplay, Best Cinematography, Best Editing

Nomadland is a 2020 American drama film based on the 2017 non-fiction book Nomadland: Surviving America in the Twenty-First Century by Jessica Bruder.

3. Judas and the Black Messiah

The official Teaser/Trailer [YouTube]

Directed by: Shaka King
Nominations: (6) Best Picture, Best Supporting Actor (x2), Best Original Screenplay, Best Original Song, Best Cinematography

Judas and the Black Messiah is a 2021 American biographical drama film about the betrayal of Fred Hampton (played by Daniel Kaluuya), chairman of the Illinois chapter of the Black Panther Party in late-1960s Chicago, at the hands of William O’Neal (played by Lakeith Stanfield), an FBI informant.

2. The Father

The official Teaser/Trailer [YouTube]

Directed by: Florian Zeller
Nominations: (6) Best Picture, Best Actor, Best Supporting Actress, Best Adapted Screenplay, Best Production Design, Best Editing

The Father is a 2020 drama film co-written and directed by Florian Zeller, in his directorial debut, based on his 2012 play Le Père.

1. Minari

The official Teaser/Trailer [YouTube]

Directed by: Lee Isaac Chung
Nominations: (6) Best Picture, Best Director, Best Actor, Best Supporting Actress, Best Original Screenplay, Best Original Score

Minari (Korean: 미나리 [minaɾi], transl. “water celery”) is a 2020 American drama film written and directed by Lee Isaac Chung. It stars Steven Yeun, Han Ye-ri, Alan Kim, Noel Kate Cho, Youn Yuh-jung, and Will Patton.

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