Oscar Best Picture-What to Watch Next

Oscars 2021- What to watch next

Picked Your Oscar Best-Picture Nominee? Here's What to Watch Next

by Roderic March
The lineup for Best Picture at the 2021 Oscars is a striking collection of titles with many unique features. Everyone is hoping for their favorite to win: The Father, Judas and the Black Messiah, Mank, Minari, Nomadland, Promising Young Woman, Sound of Metal, The Trial of the Chicago 7.
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You've probably seen several of these movies, so we put together a list of similar titles you can watch.

To create our list of titles for fans of Best Picture nominees, we used a combination of five tools that we've developed to help studios understand audience reactions to their movies and TV shows:

  • Most-like titles
  • Nanocrowd genres
  • Nanocrowd minigenres
  • Viewer keywords
  • Crowd rating

We'll show you the data that led us to choose titles for Minari, Judas and the Black Messiah, and Nomadland. And then, we’ll show you the complete list of suggested titles for each nominee.

MINARI

Minari is one of our favorite movies, so it was particularly fun to analyze it and see which movies our algorithm selected for viewers who enjoyed it.
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If you liked Minari we suggest you try: Avalon, Entre Nos, The Namesake, Shoplifters, In America.
Not surprisingly, 4 out of 5 of these titles are American Immigrant stories about families from Poland, Columbia, India, and Ireland. Shoplifters isn't an immigrant story at all, but it has many parallel moving family themes that audiences responded to it similarly.

We chose these titles because they

  • are among the top 20 most-like titles forMinari
  • are all in the genre Moving Relationship Stories
  • share these minigenres
    • family, touching, kids, cry, tear-jerker
    • family, moving, heartbreaking, sadness, profound
    • touching, cry, family, sad, tear-jerker
  • have at least 6 of the top 15 viewer keywords in common - including family, emotional, and moving
  • are rated at least 3.5 stars out of 5

Judas and the Black Messiah

Judas and the Black Messiah is a powerful movie. It sits squarely in our Politics and Human Rights genre, with keywords including historical, powerful, political, racism, violence, and emotional. It was interesting that J. Edgar made it onto the list of recommended titles. Although racism wasn't one of its top keywords, audiences described so many of the same themes that it was among our top 5.
Jadas and the Black Messiah suggestions
If you liked Judas and the Black Messiah we suggest you try: Detroit, Mississippi Burning, BlacKkKlansman, J. Edgar, Just Mercy.

We chose these titles because they

  • are among the top 20 most-like titles for Judas and the Black Messiah
  • are all in the genre Politics and Human Rights with no secondary genres
  • share these minigenres
    • racism, african-american, powerful, slavery, hatred
    • documentary, propaganda, democracy, politician, patriot
    • politician, assassination, democracy, president, compelling
  • have at least 6 of the top 15 viewer keywords in common - including racism, historical, and powerful
  • are rated at least 3 stars out of 5

Nomadland

Nomadland was tricky. Unlike the other titles, it has so many unique features that our algorithm only found three titles that were a close enough match to recommend.
suggestions for Nomadland
If you liked Nomadland we suggest you try: the Straight story, Revolutionary Road, Paris, Texas.

We chose these 3 titles because they

  • are among the top 20 most-like titles for Nomadland
  • are all in the genre Moving Relationship Stories, and all share the same secondary genre of Humanity and the World Around Us
  • share these 2 minigenres
    • family, moving, heartbreaking, sadness, profound
    • sad, depressing, illness, touching, heartbreaking
  • had at least 6 of the top 15 viewer keywords in common - including journey, emotional, and moving
  • were rated at least 4 stars out of 5

Ready? Here’s the Full List of Suggested Titles

Here's the full list of nominees and our suggested movies and TV shows. We had fun putting this list together. Some titles were much trickier than others, like Nomadland and Sound of Metal. Others were easier but still very interesting, like Mank and The Father. Grab your bucket of popcorn and enjoy!

2021 Oscar Best Picture Nominees and Our Suggestions

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Judas and the Black Messiah

  • Detroit (2017)
  • Mississippi Burning (1988)
  • BlacKkKlansman (2018)
  • J. Edgar (2011)
  • Just Mercy (2020)
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Mank

  • Citizen Kane (1941)
  • Cradle Will Rock (1999)
  • Chaplin (1992)
  • Frost/Nixon (2008)
  • All the King's Men (2006)
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Minari

  • Avalon (1990)
  • Entre nos (2009)
  • The Namesake (2007)
  • Shoplifters (2018)
  • In America (2002)
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Nomadland

  • the Straight story (1999)
  • Revolutionary Road (2008)
  • Paris, Texas (1984)
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Promising Young Woman

  • Elle (2016)
  • Nocturnal Animals (2016)
  • 8MM (1999)
  • the Butterfly Effect (2004)
  • Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri (2017)
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Sound of Metal

  • Whiplash (2014)
  • Beautiful Boy (2018)
  • A Star Is Born (2018)
  • The Queen's Gambit (2020)
  • Children of a Lesser God (1986)
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The Father

  • Amour (2012)
  • Still Alice (2015)
  • Pieces of a Woman (2021)
  • Our Father (2014)
  • Extremely Loud & Incredibly Close (2011)
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The Trial of the Chicago 7

  • The Post (2018)
  • Marshall (2017)
  • BlacKkKlansman (2018)
  • Just Mercy (2020)
  • Judas and the Black Messiah (2021)