Here Are The Films To Keep An Eye Out For In The 2022 Oscars Race

Here Are The Films To Keep An Eye Out For In The 2022 Oscars Race

As we go into 2022, it will be time to recognize the movies that made 2021 entertaining.

The year is coming to an end and despite the pandemic, there was a great number of movie releases this year to make it a memorable one. As we go into 2022, it will be time to recognize the movies that made 2021 entertaining. There have been many good films worthy of an Academy Award but there can only be one winner in each category. 

Voting for the Oscars begins at the end of January. We can expect to find out the results at the end of March 2022, mostly on the 27th. Here are the top films you can expect to hear a lot about and have the potential for winning awards at the Oscars. 

1. Belfast

This is a semi-autobiographical coming-of-age comedy-drama film that chronicles the life of a working-class family and their young son's childhood during the turmoil in the capital of Northern Ireland in the late 1960s.


2. The Power of the Dog

A domineering but charismatic rancher intimidates and treats his brother's new wife and her teen son with mocking cruelty. But things take a turn when long-hidden secrets come to light.


3. West Side Story

This musical romantic drama is the reboot of the iconic 1957 stage musical and 1961 film of the same name based on William Shakespeare's play Romeo and Juliet. It was directed by Steven Spielberg.


4. Dune

This science-fiction film is the first part of the planned two-part adaptation of the 1965 novel by Frank Herbert. It follows Paul Atreides in the near future as his noble family is thrust into a war for the deadly and inhospitable desert planet Arrakis.


5. King Richard

This biographical drama film follows the life of Richard Williams, the father, and coach of famed tennis players Venus and Serena Williams starring Will Smith in the titular role, with Aunjanue Ellis, Saniyya Sidney, Demi Singleton, Tony Goldwyn, and Jon Bernthal.


6. Licorice Pizza

This coming-of-age comedy-drama follows the lives of Alana Kane and Gary Valentine who grow up, run around and fall in love in California's San Fernando Valley in the 1970s.


7. Drive My Car

This movie is a Japanese drama based on the short story of the same name by Haruki Murakami. It follows an aging, widowed actor who seeks a chauffeur and ends up with a 20-year-old girl. Despite their initial misgivings, a very special relationship develops between the two.


8. Don’t Look Up

This Netflix satirical science fiction film was written, produced, and directed by Adam McKay and follows two astronomers who try to warn mankind of an approaching comet that will destroy planet Earth.


9. House of Gucci

This biographical crime drama film is based on the 2001 book The House of Gucci: A Sensational Story of Murder, Madness, Glamour, and Greed by Sara Gay Forden. It follows the story of Patrizia Reggiani (Lady Gaga) and Maurizio Gucci (Adam Driver), as their romance transforms into a fight for control of the Italian fashion brand Gucci.


10. Spencer

This historical fiction and psychological drama film was inspired by Princess Diana played by Kristen Stewart and her decision to end her marriage to Prince Charles (Jack Farthing) and leave the British royal family.


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