Possible Oscars '22 Films You Must See

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Oscar 2022 Contenders

The 2022 Oscars will be a pretty stacked event given there are so many movies involved with four months left to go until the event is presented.

The show, which will be held at the Dolby Theatre in Los Angeles on March 27, is a highly-anticipated one that will name the Best Actress, Best Actor, Best Supporting Actress, Best Supporting Actor, Best Director, and Best Picture winners, among others.

Of course, many of the movies involved are must-watch for fans. And the list below names the best of them.

The Power of the Dog

The Power of the Dog dropped on Netflix this Wednesday. Directed by Oscar-winner Jane Champion, this film is tipped to be a front-runner. A number of betting sites offer odds on Oscars results and DraftKings betting options in New York should be plenty. The Benedict Cumberbatch film is set in 1920 Montana, with the said actor playing a pompous rancher who has his perspective on life altered when his brother and the brother’s new wife return to the ranch.


Spencer, directed by Pablo Larrain, brings Princess Diana back, focusing on the tumultuous period of her marriage to Prince Charles. The film is set in the three days around Christmas time on the royal estate of Sandringham.

The deceased Princess is played by Kristen Stewart, who is already a favorite for a Best Actress nomination as a result of her part in the movie.

The Tragedy of Macbeth

This one features a fan favorite in Denzel Washington, who plays Lord Macbeth. The play looks like a sure nomination given the Academy’s love for Shakespeare. Frances McDormand performs alongside Denzel as Lady Macbeth and they are likely to be nominated for Best Actor and Actress.


Belfast is written and directed by Oscar-winner Kenneth Branagh. The film was inspired by Branagh’s upbringing in Northern Ireland during the early days of The Troubles and is set in 1969.

Jamie Dornan and Caitriona Balfe play Branagh’s parents while Judi Dench, also an Oscar winner, is cast in a matriarchal role.


Coda, an acronym for “child of deaf adults,” tells the story of Ruby - played by Emilia Jones - who is the only member of her family who is able to hear. The film made a huge impression on viewers after it was released by Apple this summer.

Ruby functions as the “ears” of her family, which consists of parents Frank and Jackie and brother Leo, but is faced with a tough decision when her remarkable singing voice earns her recognition outside of her small town as she must choose between her family or chasing her dreams.


A remake of a sci-fi classic, Dune has probably polarized viewers where it pertains to the handling of its source material. However, there’s no doubt it’s a quality film deserving of a nomination.

Denis Villeneuve could also see himself nominated for Best Director for this one.

Stars include Timothee Chalamet, Oscar Isaac, Rebecca Ferguson, Jason Momoa, Javier Bardem, and Zendaya.

The French Dispatch

There will be lots of competition for The French Dispatch in its category but it’s likely that the film gets a nomination in February, with nominees set to be announced on the 8th.

This film puts some of the quirkiest Hollywood talents on display, with the likes of Tilda Swindon, Timothee Chalamet, Bill Murray, and Owen Wilson featuring in the ode to journalism’s “golden age.”


This film follows the early career of Aretha Franklin as she begins pulling away from the men in her life, such as her husband CL Franklin, stepping out from under their influence to become the Queen of Soul.

Oscar-winner Jennifer Hudson takes up the role of Aretha while CL is played by Forest Whitaker. Hudson won the Best Performance by an Actress award for her portrayal in the 2006 movie, Dreamgirls.

King Richard

King Richard sees renowned actor Will Smith play Richard Williams, the father of tennis stars Venus and Serena Williams. Smith, who has been making waves following the release of his memoir, Will, seems a nailed-on cert for the Best Actor nomination.

The movie tells the story of Williams’ drive to push his daughters to the top of the tennis world, a realm dominated by wealthy, white players.

Smith is no stranger to playing such iconic figures, having portrayed Muhammad Ali in 2002’s Ali, for which he received a Best Actor nomination.

The Last Duel

The Last Duel, starring Matt Damon, Ben Affleck, and Adam Diver, is a true story set in 14th-century France that relives tales from three different standpoints that intertwine with each other.

We imagine it doesn’t need to be a hard sell for a nomination given the plot and caliber of acting talent.