Oscars What 2017 Films Will Be The Biggest Surprise Hits During Awards Season?  

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List Rules Vote up the 2017 films you think have the best shot at upsetting the awards favorites and surprising us all with an Oscar, Golden Globe, BAFTA, Critics' Choice, or SAG win.

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Oscar season is in full swing, and some of the year's best films are already showing up at every award show. Films like Dunkirk, Lady Bird, The Shape of Water and Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri were all expected to do extremely well and they have so far, due to subject matter, filmmakers involved, and success at festivals. But other, more unexpected movies are starting to show they might have what it takes to be 2018 awards contenders.

Chief among those dark horse Oscar candidates for 2018 is Get Out, Jordan Peele's horror satire, The Disaster Artist, James Franco's brilliant take on the filming on The Room, one of the worst movies ever made, and Wonder Woman, Patty Jenkins' global phenomenon that proved the power of female superheroes. There are also a few late-breaking contenders that could suddenly show up at the Oscars and upset the race, like All the Money in the World, Phantom Thread and even Star Wars: The Last Jedi.

Here are some surprise movies that could win Oscars this year. Vote up your favorites and add anything you feel is missing.

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Daniel Kaluuya, Catherine Keener, Allison Williams Get Out is a 2017 satirical horror film written and directed by Jordan Peele. A young African American man visits his white girlfriend's family estate where he learns that many of its residents, ...more

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Booboo Stewart, Leo Howard, Charles Heuvelman Logan is a 2010 film directed by Kyle Lawrence and Caleb Doyle by Real Bean Entertainment.

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Margot Robbie, Caitlin Carver, Sebastian Stan I, Tonya is a 2017 American biographical sports black comedy film directed by Craig Gillespie. The film tells the story of the 1994 attack on figure skater Nancy Kerrigan orchestrated by Tonya ...more

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Gal Gadot, Chris Pine, Robin Wright Wonder Woman is a 2017 American superhero film directed by Patty Jenkins, based on the DC Comics character. When a pilot (Chris Pine) crashes and tells of conflict in the outside world, Diana ...more

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Harrison Ford, Ryan Gosling, Robin Wright Blade Runner 2049 is a 2017 American neo noir science fiction film directed by Denis Villeneuve, and a sequel to the 1982 film. A young blade runner's (Ryan Gosling) discovery of a long-buried ...more

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Hugh Jackman, Zac Efron, Michelle Williams The Greatest Showman is a 2017 American biographical musical drama film directed by Michael Gracey. American showman P. T. Barnum (Hugh Jackman) becomes the founder of the circus that became the ...more

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James Franco, Dave Franco, Seth Rogen The Disaster Artist is a 2017 American biographical comedy-drama film directed by James Franco. The film depicts the early friendship of Greg Sestero (Dave Franco) and Tommy Wiseau (James ...more

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Kumail Nanjiani, Zoe Kazan, Holly Hunter The Big Sick is a 2017 American romantic comedy film directed by Michael Showalter, from a screenplay by Kumail Nanjiani and Emily V. Gordon. It is based on the real courtship of Nanjiani and ...more

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Ansel Elgort, Kevin Spacey, Lily James Baby Driver is a 2017 British-American action crime thriller film written and directed by Edgar Wright. A young talented getaway driver (Ansel Elgort) who works for different bank robbers gets ...more

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Willem Dafoe, Brooklynn Kimberly Prince, Bria Vinaite The Florida Project is a 2017 American drama film directed by Sean Baker. Set over one summer, the film follows precocious 6-year-old Moonee (Brooklynn Prince) as she courts mischief and ...more

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Andy Serkis, Woody Harrelson, Steve Zahn War for the Planet of the Apes is a 2017 science fiction film directed by Matt Reeves. Following the events of Dawn of the Planet of the Apes (2014), Caesar (Andy Serkis) and the apes are ...more

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Mark Hamill, Carrie Fisher, Adam Driver This film is a 2017 American epic space opera film written and directed by Rian Johnson. Having taken her first steps into the Jedi world, Rey (Daisy Ridley) joins Luke Skywalker (Mark Hamill) ...more

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Julia Roberts, Owen Wilson, Jacob Tremblay Wonder is a 2017 American family comedy-drama film directed by Stephen Chbosky, based on the novel by R.J. Palacio. With the help of his mother (Julia Roberts) and father (Owen Wilson), a boy ...more

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Daniel Day-Lewis, Lesley Manville, Vicky Krieps Phantom Thread is a 2017 American drama film directed by Paul Thomas Anderson. During London's couture world in the 1950s, renowned dressmaker Reynolds Woodcock (Daniel Day-Lewis) meets the ...more

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Kenneth Branagh, Penélope Cruz, Willem Dafoe Murder on the Orient Express is a 2017 American mystery drama film directed by Kenneth Branagh. When a murder happens onboard a train, Detective Hercule Poirot (Kenneth Branagh) must race ...more

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Michelle Williams, Christopher Plummer, Mark Wahlberg All the Money in the World is a 2017 crime drama film directed by Ridley Scott. Based upon historical events, the film centers on the kidnapping of the grandson of industrialist J. Paul Getty ...more

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Emma Watson, Dan Stevens, Luke Evans Beauty and the Beast is a 2017 romantic/dark fantasy musical film directed by Bill Condon. The film is a live-action remake of Disney's 1991 animated film of the same name, itself an adaptation ...more

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Ahn Seo-hyun, Tilda Swinton, Paul Dano Okja is a 2017 South Korean-American action-adventure film directed by Bong Joon-ho and co-written by Bong and Jon Ronson. A young girl named Mija risks everything to prevent a powerful, ...more

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Regina Hall, Queen Latifah, Tiffany Haddish Girls Trip is a 2017 American comedy film directed by Malcolm D. Lee and written by Kenya Barris and Tracy Oliver, from a story by the pair and Erica Rivinoja. It follows a group of four friends ...more

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Jeremy Renner, Ashley Olsen, Jon Bernthal Wind River is a 2017 American thriller film directed and written by Taylor Sheridan (Sicario, Hell or High Water) in his directorial debut. US Fish and Wildlife Service agent Cory Lambert ...more

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Emma Stone, Steve Carell, Andrea Riseborough Battle of the Sexes is a 2017 American biographical sports comedy-drama film directed by Jonathan Dayton and Valerie Faris. The true story of the 1973 tennis match between World number one ...more

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John Cho, Haley Lu Richardson, Parker Posey Columbus is a 2017 American drama film written and directed by Kogonada. A Korean-born, American-raised man finds himself stuck in Columbus, Indiana, where his architect father is in a coma. The ...more