Oscar bait 2021

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1. Never Rarely Sometimes Always (2020)

PG-13 | 101 min | Drama

91 Metascore

A pair of teenage girls in rural Pennsylvania travel to New York City to seek out medical help after an unintended pregnancy.

Director: Eliza Hittman | Stars: Sidney Flanigan, Talia Ryder, Théodore Pellerin, Eliazar Jimenez

Votes: 15,467

2. First Cow (2019)

PG-13 | 122 min | Drama, Western

89 Metascore

A skilled cook has traveled west and joined a group of fur trappers in Oregon, though he only finds true connection with a Chinese immigrant also seeking his fortune. Soon the two collaborate on a successful business.

Director: Kelly Reichardt | Stars: Alia Shawkat, John Magaro, Dylan Smith, Ryan Findley

Votes: 9,680

3. Birds of Prey (2020)

R | 109 min | Action, Adventure, Comedy

60 Metascore

After splitting with the Joker, Harley Quinn joins superheroes Black Canary, Huntress and Renee Montoya to save a young girl from an evil crime lord.

Director: Cathy Yan | Stars: Margot Robbie, Rosie Perez, Mary Elizabeth Winstead, Jurnee Smollett

Votes: 171,515 | Gross: $84.16M

4. The Way Back (2020)

R | 108 min | Drama, Sport

66 Metascore

Jack Cunningham was a high school basketball phenom who walked away from the game, forfeiting his future. Years later, when he reluctantly accepts a coaching job at his alma mater, he may get one last shot at redemption.

Director: Gavin O'Connor | Stars: Ben Affleck, Al Madrigal, Janina Gavankar, Michaela Watkins

Votes: 32,221

5. The Invisible Man (I) (2020)

R | 124 min | Drama, Horror, Mystery

72 Metascore

When Cecilia's abusive ex takes his own life and leaves her his fortune, she suspects his death was a hoax. As a series of coincidences turn lethal, Cecilia works to prove that she is being hunted by someone nobody can see.

Director: Leigh Whannell | Stars: Elisabeth Moss, Oliver Jackson-Cohen, Harriet Dyer, Aldis Hodge

Votes: 171,030 | Gross: $64.91M

6. The Photograph (I) (2020)

PG-13 | 106 min | Drama, Romance

62 Metascore

A series of intertwining love stories set in the past and in the present.

Director: Stella Meghie | Stars: Issa Rae, LaKeith Stanfield, Chanté Adams, Y'lan Noel

Votes: 3,927

7. Nomadland (2020)

R | 107 min | Drama

93 Metascore

After losing everything in the Great Recession, a woman embarks on a journey through the American West, living as a van-dwelling modern-day nomad.

Director: Chloé Zhao | Stars: Frances McDormand, David Strathairn, Linda May, Gay DeForest

Votes: 26,133

8. The Trial of the Chicago 7 (2020)

R | 129 min | Drama, History, Thriller

77 Metascore

The story of 7 people on trial stemming from various charges surrounding the uprising at the 1968 Democratic National Convention in Chicago, Illinois.

Director: Aaron Sorkin | Stars: Eddie Redmayne, Alex Sharp, Sacha Baron Cohen, Jeremy Strong

Votes: 103,634

9. Minari (2020)

PG-13 | 115 min | Drama

88 Metascore

A Korean family starts a farm in 1980s Arkansas.

Director: Lee Isaac Chung | Stars: Steven Yeun, Yeri Han, Alan S. Kim, Noel Cho

Votes: 10,701

10. One Night in Miami (2020)

R | 114 min | Drama

83 Metascore

A fictional account of one incredible night where icons Muhammad Ali, Malcolm X, Sam Cooke, and Jim Brown gathered discussing their roles in the Civil Rights Movement and cultural upheaval of the 60s.

Director: Regina King | Stars: Kingsley Ben-Adir, Eli Goree, Aldis Hodge, Leslie Odom Jr.

Votes: 16,809

11. Ma Rainey's Black Bottom (2020)

R | 94 min | Drama, Music

87 Metascore

During a recording session, tensions rise between Ma Rainey, her ambitious horn player and the white management determined to control the uncontrollable "Mother of the Blues".

Director: George C. Wolfe | Stars: Viola Davis, Chadwick Boseman, Glynn Turman, Colman Domingo

Votes: 25,316

12. Mank (2020)

R | 131 min | Biography, Comedy, Drama

79 Metascore

1930's Hollywood is reevaluated through the eyes of scathing social critic and alcoholic screenwriter Herman J. Mankiewicz as he races to finish the screenplay of Citizen Kane (1941).

Director: David Fincher | Stars: Gary Oldman, Amanda Seyfried, Lily Collins, Tom Pelphrey

Votes: 40,888

13. Da 5 Bloods (2020)

R | 154 min | Adventure, Drama, War

82 Metascore

Four African-American vets battle the forces of man and nature when they return to Vietnam seeking the remains of their fallen squad leader and the gold fortune he helped them hide.

Director: Spike Lee | Stars: Delroy Lindo, Jonathan Majors, Clarke Peters, Norm Lewis

Votes: 40,617

14. News of the World (2020)

PG-13 | 118 min | Action, Adventure, Drama

73 Metascore

A Civil War veteran agrees to deliver a girl, taken by the Kiowa people years ago, to her aunt and uncle, against her will. They travel hundreds of miles and face grave dangers as they search for a place that either can call home.

Director: Paul Greengrass | Stars: Tom Hanks, Helena Zengel, Tom Astor, Travis Johnson

Votes: 41,723

15. Judas and the Black Messiah (2021)

R | 126 min | Biography, Drama, History

86 Metascore

Bill O'Neal infiltrates the Black Panther Party per FBI Agent Mitchell and J. Edgar Hoover. As Party Chairman Fred Hampton ascends, falling for a fellow revolutionary en route, a battle wages for O'Neal's soul.

Director: Shaka King | Stars: Daniel Kaluuya, LaKeith Stanfield, Jesse Plemons, Dominique Fishback

Votes: 17,369

16. Promising Young Woman (2020)

R | 113 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

72 Metascore

A young woman, traumatized by a tragic event in her past, seeks out vengeance against those who crossed her path.

Director: Emerald Fennell | Stars: Carey Mulligan, Bo Burnham, Alison Brie, Clancy Brown

Votes: 40,139

17. The Father (I) (2020)

PG-13 | 97 min | Drama

87 Metascore

A man refuses all assistance from his daughter as he ages. As he tries to make sense of his changing circumstances, he begins to doubt his loved ones, his own mind and even the fabric of his reality.

Director: Florian Zeller | Stars: Anthony Hopkins, Olivia Colman, Mark Gatiss, Olivia Williams

Votes: 1,986

18. Sound of Metal (2019)

R | 120 min | Drama, Music

82 Metascore

A heavy-metal drummer's life is thrown into freefall when he begins to lose his hearing.

Director: Darius Marder | Stars: Riz Ahmed, Olivia Cooke, Paul Raci, Lauren Ridloff

Votes: 36,524

19. On the Rocks (2020)

R | 96 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

73 Metascore

A young mother reconnects with her larger-than-life playboy father on an adventure through New York.

Director: Sofia Coppola | Stars: Bill Murray, Rashida Jones, Marlon Wayans, Jessica Henwick

Votes: 22,607

20. Pieces of a Woman (2020)

R | 126 min | Drama

66 Metascore

When a young mother's home birth ends in unfathomable tragedy, she begins a year-long odyssey of mourning that fractures relationships with loved ones in this deeply personal story of a woman learning to live alongside her loss.

Director: Kornél Mundruczó | Stars: Vanessa Kirby, Shia LaBeouf, Ellen Burstyn, Iliza Shlesinger

Votes: 26,858

21. Soul (2020)

PG | 100 min | Animation, Adventure, Comedy

83 Metascore

After landing the gig of a lifetime, a New York jazz pianist suddenly finds himself trapped in a strange land between Earth and the afterlife.

Directors: Pete Docter, Kemp Powers | Stars: Jamie Foxx, Tina Fey, Graham Norton, Rachel House

Votes: 189,935

22. Crip Camp (2020)

R | 106 min | Documentary

86 Metascore

Down the road from Woodstock, a revolution blossomed at a ramshackle summer camp for teenagers with disabilities, transforming their lives and igniting a landmark movement.

Directors: James Lebrecht, Nicole Newnham | Stars: Larry Allison, Dennis Billups, William Bronston, George Bush

Votes: 2,969

23. Welcome to Chechnya (2020)

TV-MA | 107 min | Documentary

86 Metascore

A group of activists risk their lives fighting for LGBTQ+ rights in Chechnya.

Director: David France | Stars: Olga Baranova, David Isteev, Ramzan Kadyrov, Maxim Lapunov

Votes: 1,703

24. The Wolf House (2018)

Not Rated | 75 min | Animation, Drama, Horror

86 Metascore

Tells the story of Maria, a young woman who takes refuge in a house in southern Chile after escaping from a German colony.

Directors: Joaquín Cociña, Cristóbal León | Stars: Amalia Kassai, Rainer Krause

Votes: 1,319

25. Rewind (III) (2019)

86 min | Documentary, Drama

87 Metascore

Digging through the vast collection of his father's home videos, a young man reconstructs the unthinkable story of his boyhood and exposes vile abuse passed through generations.

Director: Sasha Joseph Neulinger | Stars: Sasha Joseph Neulinger, Howard Nevison

Votes: 1,307

26. Wolfwalkers (2020)

PG | 103 min | Animation, Adventure, Family

87 Metascore

A young apprentice hunter and her father journey to Ireland to help wipe out the last wolf pack. But everything changes when she befriends a free-spirited girl from a mysterious tribe rumored to transform into wolves by night.

Directors: Tomm Moore, Ross Stewart | Stars: Honor Kneafsey, Eva Whittaker, Sean Bean, Simon McBurney

Votes: 14,248

27. Dick Johnson Is Dead (2020)

PG-13 | 89 min | Documentary, Drama

89 Metascore

A daughter helps her father prepare for the end of his life.

Director: Kirsten Johnson | Stars: Michael Hilow, Ana Hoffman, Dick Johnson, Kirsten Johnson

Votes: 4,240

28. Gunda (2020)

G | 93 min | Documentary

90 Metascore

Documentary looks at the daily life of a pig and its farm animal companions: two cows and a one-legged chicken.

Director: Viktor Kosakovskiy | Star: Gunda

Votes: 322

29. Time (I) (2020)

PG-13 | 81 min | Documentary

91 Metascore

Fox Rich fights for the release of her husband, Rob, who is serving a 60-year sentence in prison.

Director: Garrett Bradley | Stars: Rob Rich II, Fox Rich, Freedom Rich, Justus Rich

Votes: 2,421

30. Collective (2019)

Not Rated | 109 min | Documentary

95 Metascore

Director Alexander Nanau follows a crack team of investigators at the Romanian newspaper Gazeta Sporturilor as they try to uncover a vast health-care fraud that enriched moguls and politicians and led to the deaths of innocent citizens.

Director: Alexander Nanau | Stars: Razvan Lutac, Mirela Neag, Catalin Tolontan, Tedy Ursuleanu

Votes: 3,505



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