47 Movies to See Before the 2011 Oscars

With the updated batch of Oscar predictions comes an update to the chart of movies to see before the late February ceremony. Currently the ten films that I have predicted to get nominated for Best Picture are at the top of the list albeit in a different order. Here are the statistics of the current list:

  • 12 of the 47 movies are currently available on DVD or Blu-Ray.
  • 14 of the 47 movies are currently in wide or limited theatrical release.
  • 17 of the 47 movies have yet to be released in theatres.
  • The biggest gain comes for 127 Hours, which is up 19 points.
  • The biggest drop comes for The Way Back which is down 24 points.

Currently I have seen 20 of the 47 films. How many have you seen?

Launch the List!

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  • Quinn

    I’ve seen 11: Inception, The Social Network, The Kids Are Alright, Toy Story 3, Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 1, Alice in Wonderland, The Town, Despicable Me, Scott Pilgrim Vs. The World, Secretariat, and Shutter Island.

    I really have to see How To Train Your Dragon and Winter’s Bone.

    Also, Alex – Are you going ot be doing a Quick Takes anytime soon? jw

  • Andrew R.

    I saw Inception, Social Network, Kids Are All Right, TS3, Winter’s Bone, Harry Potter, Alice in Wonderland, part of Iron Man 2, The Town, Scott Pilgrim, and Shutter Island.

    That makes 10.5.

    Most of these need to be rewatched, and I need to see How To Train Your Dragon and 127 Hours. And King’s Speech.

  • 14: Inception, The Social Network, The Kids are All right, Toy Story 3, Winter’s Bone, HP7:1, Alice in Wonderland, How to Train your Dragon, Exit through the Gift Shop, The Town, Uncle Boonmee, Despicable Me, Scott Pilgrim, Shutter Island

    ugh do i really have to see iron man

  • Most of the movies that I have seen are obvious from the reviews, but they are:

    Inception, 127 Hours, The Social Network, The Kids Are All Right, Toy Story 3, Winter’s Bone, Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part I, Alice in Wonderland, How to Train Your Dragon, Iron Man 2, Waiting for Superman, Client 9, Fair Game, The Town, The Wolfman, Despicable Me, Robin Hood, Scott Pilgrim vs. The World, Secretariat, Shutter Island

    @Quinn – Quick Takes will be back this weekend hopefully for good.

  • @Alex, how did you like 127 Hours? I notice you made that one the main image….

  • Anessa

    I’ve seen:
    Inception, 127 Hours, The Social Network, The Kids Are All Right, Toy Story 3, Winter’s Bone, Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part I, Alice in Wonderland, How to Train Your Dragon, Iron Man 2, Waiting for Superman, Never Let Me Go, Burlesque, Tangled, Exit through the Gift Shop, The Town, Despicable Me, Scott Pilgrim vs. The World, Secretariat, Shutter Island

    And I’m actually going to watch Fair Game and Conviction today. Also, no Love and Other Drugs?

  • I’ve seen: “Winter’s Bone”, “Inception”, “Toy Story 3”, “DH: Part One”, “The Kids Are All Right”, and “The Social Network”. Unfortunately, that may be all for a while: I don’t live near an art-house, so I’ll have to wait for DVD on a lot of the Oscar-bait films. Except for “True Grit”. And maybe “Black Swan”.

  • Andrew R.

    OK, my list is now 11.5. I saw 127 Hours.

    Excellent movie. Franco is currently the most deserving of Best Actor.

    (Actress: Bening, although I haven’t seen Black Swan. S. Actor: Ruffalo, but I expect that to change. S. Actress: Cotillard-also going to change.)

  • @raguabros: You’ve seen Uncle Boonmee? I’m very jealous, how is it?

    @Anessa: What did you think of Conviction? I quite enjoyed that film, particularly Rockwell.

    @G1000: Hate to break it to you, but Black Swan is under Fox Searchlight and will almost certainly exhibit the same release pattern as the other three (127 Hours, Conviction, and Never Let Me Go). If you didn’t get those you probably won’t get this one.

    General note: For me the biggest drop has been Another Year. That film fell off the face of the Earth near as I can tell. I hope it finds its way back in.

  • Jose

    I’ve seen 13.2 films:
    Inception, The Social Network, The Kids are All Right, Toy Story 3, the last 20 minutes or so of Winter’s Bone, Harry Potter & the Deathly Hallows: Part 1, Alice in Wonderland, How to Train Your Dragon, Iron Man 2, The Town, The Wolfman, Despicable Me, Scott Pilgrim Vs. the World, and Shutter Island.

    And from my understanding 127 Hours (and maybe Fair Game) will have a nationwide expansion on Dec. 3, which makes sense since on that day there’s only one major wide release coming out, so that’s good for the people who like me who don’t live anywhere near an arthouse theatre. And I’m hoping that since The King’s Speech had a fantastic debut weekend, it could be nationwide by Christmas. Same for Black Swan since buzz for that film make it seem like it has the potential to be a blockbuster and Rabbit Hole since Boxoffice mojo reports that by Christmas it will have a “wide expansion” even though wikipedia says it won’t be out nationwide till January 14.

  • Let’s see — I’ve seen 8/47: The Social Network, Toy Story 3, Harry Potter, Alice in Wonderland, How to Train Your Dragon, The Wolfman, Scott Pilgrim & Shutter Island.

  • Anessa

    @Davin, Yah Rockwell pretty much made Conviction. He deserves more praise but the actual movie isn’t anything to rave about.

    But the movie I saw after Conviction, called Nowhere Boy, was a big surprise. A film about John Lennon early life that was really well acted by Aaron Johnson(Kick-Ass). Have to say, it outshine my viewing expierience of Conviction by far. Also, I didn’t get to see Fair Game because I screwed up on my movie schedual. Did see Harry Potter in IMAX though.

  • Quinn

    @Anessa – I’m dying to see “Nowhere Boy”! Glad to hear you liked it.

  • We round up the must see’s and rent later flicks on NotableTV.com —-> http://notabletv.com/2011/watch-notable/5-films-to-watch-before-oscar-night/

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