What are the best movies that did not get nominated for Best Picture by the Academy Awards?

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Every year, movie fans around the planet await those special dates from the awards season. After the Golden Globes opened the year with a bang, there is much more hype entering the 92nd Academy Awards. You can ask Oscar-pool guru friends all you want but we're pretty sure that this year's choices for Best Picture would be in a very tight race. Out of all the nine nominated films, we all have our picks. Of course, favorites like recent Golden Globe top-prize bagger '1917' and Asian phenomenon 'Parasite' are very well deep into conversation. However, you just can't count out other top picks 'Joker' and 'The Irishman', to name some. But, how about those movies that haven't earned an Oscar nomination? Of course, 2019 movies were some of the best in recent years but this does not exempt us from casting doubts on how selections are made.

As usual, the Oscars and controversy go hand in hand. If you ask movie fans how 'The Shining' and 'American Psycho' did not pass the Academy's eye test by not receiving any nominations during their time, you would probably receive a blank stare. Despite great reviews and box-office success, a film isn't really guaranteed a recognition from the real institutions. Probably, that's just how the world of entertainment works. In this list, we can help you look at some of the best movies for 2019 that did not get nominated for Best Picture by the Academy Awards. Well, at least, this flicks got our attention and the respect of fans who love cinema.

  1. 1Ad Astra


    Ad Astra is a fantasy and drama film directed by James Gray which stars Brad Pitt as Roy McBride. It narrates the story of an astronaut as he discovers the mystery that threatens the universe. 

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  1. 2The Two Popes


    The Two Popes is a movie directed by Fernando Meirelles about Pope Benedict XVI and Pope Francis' unlikely friendship. The biographical drama film released in 2019 on Netflix stars Anthony Hopkins, Jonathan Pryce, and Juan Minujín.

  2. 3John Wick: Chapter 3 - Parabellum


    John Wick: Chapter 3 - Parabellum is a 2019 action movie and is the third installment in the John Wick movie franchise. After killing an assassin on consecrated grounds, John Wick is now on the run with a 14 million price on his head.

  1. 4Rocketman


    Rocketman is a movie biography of Elton John during his breakthrough years. It was written by Lee Hall and directed by Dexter Fletcher. Its stars include Taron Egerton, Jamie Bell, and Richard Madden. The film was released on May 31, 2019 in the U.S.

  2. 5Booksmart (2019)


    The comedy film Booksmart was directed by Olivia Wilde. The cast includes Kaitlyn Dever, Beanie Feldstein, and Jessica Williams. This film was released on May 24, 2019 in the United States. It received an R rating from the MPAA.


  • #1
    February 7, 2020
    "I can understand why this didn't get the best picture nomination but should have at least gotten something. Good movie nonetheless. Still excited to see the Oscars"
    Refering to:
    The Two Popes
  • #2
    February 7, 2020
    "One of the best movies in 2019 and one of Brad Pitt's most amazing roles to date imho. Sucks that the Academy didn't even notice it LOL"
    Refering to:
    Ad Astra
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