18 Must-See Movies That Weren't Nominated for Oscars

The Oscars neglected a number of great films. Here's a look at the best of the snubbed, and where you can stream (or leave your house to watch) them right now.

Two women stand next to an Oscar as they watch the Oscar Statues parade

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Two women stand next to an Oscar as they watch the Oscar Statues parade

To the surprise of no one, the Academy consistently misses the mark when it comes to the breadth of quality cinema released in a year. And while we have a knack for picking the people and projects that will no doubt be getting announced during the Oscars ceremony, it's still frustrating to look back at the best of 2019 and see so many of our favorite films being left without that spotlight.

We know how it can be for some; you spend the weekend leading into the Oscars trying to devour every film available to be seen streamed, but why not relieve that stress, watch what you actually want, then take in any number of these neglected necessities? We're guaranteeing you that one of these 18 films will have something for you—everything from NBA lockout heists and family strife to intergalactic sex romps and riotgrrl bands imploding are here for you to take in. All are flames, and a better representation of where film will be heading in 2020 and beyond.

Here is a look at the best films that got neglected by the 2020 Oscars.

'Apollo 11'

Apollo 11

'The Art of Self Defense'

The Art of Self Defense

'Ash Is Purest White'

Ash is Purest White



'Dark Waters'

Dark Waters

'The Farewell'

'The Farewell'

'Her Smell'

Her Smell

'A Hidden Life'

A Hidden Life

'High Flying Bird'

High Flying Bird

'High Life'

High Life

'Honey Boy'

Honey Boy



'The Last Black Man in San Francisco'

The Last Black Man in San Francisco





'Portrait of a Lady on Fire'

Portrait of a Lady on Fire

'Uncut Gems'

Uncut Gems



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