Whoa—don’t rush us through the best of 2017 just yet. We’re still savoring the arrival of a late-breaking batch of gloriousness: Phantom Thread, I, Tonya and Call Me by Your Name. Even Rian Johnson’s Star Wars: The Last Jedi was an event worth celebrating. But as ever, we turn to the future, and the future is bright (at least cinematically speaking). We look forward to the returns of such directorial masters as Terrence Malick, Ava DuVernay, Wes Anderson and Lars von Trier. And while we know that a well-balanced movie-going diet includes blockbusters, rude comedies and plenty of popcorn, this list trims the fat: Here are the 15 films we expect to see at the Oscar podium come 2019.
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