It's often said that in times of unrest, the greatest art is made — and 2017 seems to have put that theory to the test. Creatives in every industry have come forward this year, but film especially. Whether to make commentary on the state of this country or to simply provide it with enchanting distractions — the dichotomy that remains at art's core — filmmakers, actors, and creators of all kinds of have stepped up their game.
The result is a long (and somewhat intimidating) list of imaginative stories that speak to a wide range of diverse subject matter, whether that's the often-uncaptured intimacy of love between two men (Call Me By Your Name), whip-smart, genre-bending commentary on race relations (Get Out), or the retelling of one of journalism's most significant historical feats that feels even more relevant in an era where the field itself is coming into question by our own president (The Post).
Below are our ten predictions for Best Picture, so you can plan your movie dates accordingly.