With the end of the year approaching, Oscar season is very much in full swing, and though it's safe to say that Christopher Nolan's Dunkirk has been the out-and-out Best Picture frontrunner since its release, a lot can change ahead of next year's Academy Award ceremony on March 4th.
But what about those outside contenders, those movies that, in a just world, would be bonafide, sure-fire nominees?
These 13 films are objectively among the best-reviewed movies of 2017, but either due to the snotty standards of the Academy, a poor box office haul or the film simply being too out-there for the Oscars' more mainstream tastes, they're all going to lose out on that precious award glory.
From one of the year's most acclaimed superhero movies to a long-awaited sequel that truly lived up to the hype and a fleet of art-house hits in-between, these are the year's most passionately-championed movies which will sadly get snubbed by Oscar, and have fans raging for the remainder of the awards circus...
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