oscar bait

this isn't (wholly) a judgment on their quality - some of these are good movies and oscar bait at the same time. also some of these are debatable because i didn't differentiate between the clear attempts at snagging an award and the (possible) actual passionate filmmaking that ticks all of the bait boxes in retrospect.

  • Motherless Brooklyn
  • I Am Sam
  • The Help
  • The Revenant
  • Philomena
  • Extremely Loud & Incredibly Close
  • The Theory of Everything
  • The Butler
  • The Imitation Game
  • The Blind Side
  • Lincoln
  • Concussion
  • Tulip Fever
  • The Reader
  • Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri
  • Silver Linings Playbook
  • La La Land
  • Seven Pounds
  • The Soloist
  • The English Patient
  • The King's Speech
  • The Post
  • The Book Thief
  • Darkest Hour
  • 12 Years a Slave
  • Crash
  • Argo
  • The Danish Girl
  • Green Book
  • Driving Miss Daisy
  • American Sniper
  • Joy
  • Welcome to Marwen
  • Boy Erased
  • Labor Day
  • On the Basis of Sex
  • Mary Queen of Scots
  • The Judge
  • Schindler's List
  • J. Edgar
  • Chariots of Fire
  • Out of Africa
  • The Fighter
  • Dallas Buyers Club
  • Free State of Jones
  • A Room with a View
  • The Remains of the Day
  • Bridge of Spies
  • Beautiful Boy
  • Ben Is Back
  • The Social Network
  • Good Will Hunting
  • Philadelphia
  • The Cider House Rules
  • Trumbo
  • October Sky
  • A Private War
  • Bohemian Rhapsody
  • Les MisĂ©rables
  • The Hurt Locker
  • Still Alice
  • Erin Brockovich
  • As Good as It Gets
  • The Insider
  • Scent of a Woman
  • The Magic of Belle Isle