praise-worthy, beautiful, mesmerizing, deserving, diversity-bred movies that were made by people with lots of talent with a ton of effort solely for the purpose of making something good that were snubbed over movies made by people with no talent

inspired by MasterLundegaard's similar list. fuck the Academy and their self-righteousness.

the title of this list is self-explanatory, but also drastic. by that, I mean that a lot of these aren't all of the reasons in the title, like for instance Hereditary wasn't diverse-bred but it was mesmerizing. Beale Street was both diverse-bred and mesmerizing. you see where i'm going with this? okay. anyway, enjoy, and happy (or should I say sad) awards season!

  • If Beale Street Could Talk
  • Blindspotting
  • The Hate U Give
  • Mission: Impossible - Fallout
  • Private Life
  • Beautiful Boy
  • Don't Worry, He Won't Get Far on Foot
  • Can You Ever Forgive Me?
  • The House That Jack Built
  • First Reformed
  • Widows
  • Annihilation
  • Hereditary
  • Mandy
  • Suspiria
  • The Death of Stalin
  • Fahrenheit 11/9
  • Bad Times at the El Royale
  • First Man
  • You Were Never Really Here
  • Support the Girls
  • Tully
  • Eighth Grade
  • They Shall Not Grow Old
  • Hearts Beat Loud
  • The Rider
  • Isle of Dogs
  • Happy as Lazzaro
  • Leave No Trace
  • Crazy Rich Asians
  • Wildlife
  • Won't You Be My Neighbor?
  • Paddington 2
  • Revenge
  • Lean on Pete
  • Burning
  • Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse
  • Vox Lux
  • Sorry to Bother You
  • Shirkers
  • Madeline's Madeline
  • Game Night
  • Thoroughbreds