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  • The Batman

movies that have a Police Moment™ where all the "good cops" that are left help the hero remove the "bad apples"

2 films

an uncritical depiction of the police as an institution where, at first, the police are shown as racist/corrupt but really…

  • The House
  • The Power of the Dog
  • I'm Thinking of Ending Things
  • Birdman or (The Unexpected Virtue of Ignorance)
  • Boyhood
  • Foxcatcher
  • The Grand Budapest Hotel
  • Nightcrawler
  • Spotlight
  • Bridge of Spies
  • Ex Machina
  • Inside Out
  • Straight Outta Compton

2016 Oscars Best Original Screenplay

5 films

Winner: Spotlight

  • Manchester by the Sea
  • Hell or High Water
  • La La Land
  • The Lobster
  • 20th Century Women

2017 Oscars Best Original Screenplay

5 films

Winner: Manchester by the Sea

  • Get Out
  • The Big Sick
  • Lady Bird
  • The Shape of Water
  • Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri

2018 Oscars Best Original Screenplay

5 films

Winner: Get Out

  • Parasite
  • Knives Out
  • Marriage Story
  • 1917
  • Once Upon a Time… in Hollywood

2020 Oscars Best Original Screenplay

5 films

Winner: Parasite

  • Green Book
  • The Favorite
  • First Reformed
  • Roma
  • Vice

2019 Oscars Best Original Screenplay

5 films

Winner: Greenbook

  • Promising Young Woman
  • Judas and the Black Messiah
  • Minari
  • Sound of Metal
  • The Trial of the Chicago 7

2021 Oscars Best Original Screenplay

5 films

Winner: Promising Young Woman

  • Two Distant Strangers
  • Feeling Through
  • The Letter Room
  • The Present
  • White Eye
  • Mank
  • Judas and the Black Messiah
  • News of the World
  • Nomadland
  • The Trial of the Chicago 7
  • Rocketman
  • 9
  • Clerks
  • Hellboy
  • Pan's Labyrinth

Movies that shaped my understanding of what a movie could be

8 films

A list to showcase the variety of films that are out there with creative techniques and design and writing that…