The Best Oscar-Nominated Movies to See Before the Ceremony


Original illustration by Stephanie DeAngelis

It's that time of year again—the Oscars is rapidly approaching on February 26. While finding the perfect appetizers for your Oscars party or perfecting your cocktail game, you may have forgotten one of the most important parts about prepping for the ceremony: seeing the best of this year's nominated films. Since 2016 gave us so many incredible pictures to choose from, we decided to lend a hand in narrowing down what absolutely can't be missed. Each of the films listed here is nominated for Best Picture and what will take home the Oscar is anyone's guess. All we know is that this year, these films are up against some stiff competition. Keep reading for six of the best Oscar-nominated movies to see before the award show.