On Jan. 23, 2018 the whole world finally saw all the Oscar nominees, and… a lot of people were disappointed. I personally don’t care much about who wins, except when there’s a movie I really liked, which means I’m rooting for “The Shape of Water” like crazy. But anyway, here are 10 Oscar-nominated movies you really should watch!
1. The Shape of Water
The Shape of Water is a really peculiar love story about a deaf cleaning lady and a fish-man. Sounds stupid when I say it, but Guillermo del Toro knows what he’s doing. The movie got nominated in 13 categories, so I’m betting on at least 2-3 Oscars. Some of the nominations are: Best Picture, Best Actress, Best Director, Best Costume Design and 9 more.
Dunkirk is based on real events that took place during WWII, and tells about the rescue operation of 300 thousand soldiers from Dunkirk. This movie got Nolan his first “Best Director” nomination, but it wasn’t the only one. It’s also a contender in Best Picture, Best Cameraman, and 5 others.
3. Get Out
How long has it been since a horror movie was nominated for an Oscar… in 4 different categories? The answer is never. “Get Out” is about a black photographer from New York who’s about to meet the parents of his white girlfriend. Things go south very quickly, so I’m not going to spoil anything here.
4. Phantom Thread
This is definitely not your average movie. You gotta really be a genius to understand what’s going on… I’m kidding of course, but then again, Phantom Thread is about the struggles of being a genius, as well as loving one. One thing about this movie is certain – it’s stylish AF. Out of six nominations, it’ll probably get an Oscar for Best Costume Design, for sure.