The 2018 Oscars Movie To Watch, Based On Your Zodiac Sign

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Sea creatures with a strange, but totally undeniable, sex appeal. Journalists who expose the U.S. government’s secrets through use of the first amendment. A powerful attraction that builds over the course of a lazy summer in Northern Italy. These are but a sampling of this year’s awards show contenders, movies that span continents, eras, and genres. One thing’s for sure: You won’t get bored watching them.
But where to begin? With a war saga, or with a drama about a tortured artist at work? If you're overwhelmed by all of this cinematic goodness, we've matched up each of the 12 sun signs with an Oscars contender. Instead of reading reviews, just let the stars chart your path to the Oscars.
The Academy Awards air on March 4, 2018, so you have just under two months to stream, or head to the theaters, before the big day. Granted, we won’t know the official nominations until January 23. But based on the Golden Globe, BAFTA, and SAG Award nominations, we can extrapolate some pretty solid predictions of what movies will be nominated for an Academy Award. So, without further ado, here's a zodiac-themed compatibility guide to help your navigate pre-Oscars movie-watching regimen.
Ready to launch into the new year but not sure where to start? Take a cue from the stars and let your horoscope guide you. 'Scope the rest of your year here.
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If you're an Aries, watch...

Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri

Courageous, confident, and determined, Aries are most certainly the trailblazers of the zodiac. Aries may find affinity with Mildred Hayes, the protagonist of Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri, who takes action after her daughter, Angela, is brutally murdered, and the town's police respond passively. Mildred plasters messages on the billboards directed at the town's police department, and soon takes more extreme steps — including throwing molotov cocktails.
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If you're a Taurus, watch...


Christopher Nolan's war epic depicts the massive effort to rescue the Allied troops stranded on the beach of Dunkirk, France. Had civilians in the U.K. not driven their boats across the Channel, the 400,000 troops would, almost certainly, have been picked off by air strikes. Tauruses are dependable in times of crisis. And, more importantly, they're relentlessly stubborn. They would rescue their loved ones anywhere.
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If you're a Gemini, watch...

Lady Bird

Greta Gerwig's Golden Globe-winning directorial debut is a coming-of-age story — and then some. Lady Bird, played by Saoirse Ronan, is ready to move to New York and be a person with an interesting life. First, though, she'll have to get through her senior year at Catholic high school in Sacramento. Gerwig's screenplay consists of the kind of witty dialogue (and clever adolescent comebacks) that the most verbally expressive sign in the zodiac would appreciate.
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If you're a Cancer, watch...

Call Me By Your Name

Above all, Cancer signs love a good love story. They won't be disappointed by Call Me By Your Name, an emotional saga set over the course of a summer in Northern Italy. Elio (Timothée Chalamet) and his parents spend each summer at their villa. This year, an American scholar named Oliver (Armie Hammer) is hired to be Elio's father's assistant. And so begins a love story that will make you weep, and weep harder if you're a Cancer.
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If you're a Leo, watch...

The Greatest Showman

The Greatest Showman will, almost definitely, garner a nomination for Best Original Song. So, all Leos looking to practice their arias in the shower, look no further than "This Is Me" from The Greatest Showman. This big-hearted, original musical about P.T. Barnum is literally about the importance of performance, which happens to be most Leos' side-hobbies.
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If you're a Virgo, watch...

The Disaster Artist

Virgos are perfectionists, and so is Tommy Wiseau, the filmmaker behind The Room. He had a vision about a love triangle and a friendship gone awry, and was determined to see that vision enacted — even if the final product was a disaster. The melodramatic, nonsensical movie The Room ended up becoming a cult classic. James Franco plays Wiseau in The Disaster Artist, a movie about the making of The Room. Like a good Virgo, Wiseau wouldn't stop until he reached perfection. But unlike a Virgo, he certainly lacked a cohesive system and methodology, as you'll see in The Disaster Artist.
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If you're a Libra, watch...

The Phantom Thread

The Phantom Thread, a movie about a fictional couture dressmaker in postwar London, is a movie concerned with the creation of beautiful things. Gowns, to be in fact. Loads of them. So many extravagant dresses that Libras, the sign that especially prizes harmony and beauty, will be sated into a sweet dream-state.
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If you're a Scorpio, watch...

I, Tonya

I, Tonya reinterprets the events that transpired between Tonya Harding and Nancy Kerrigan leading up to the 1994 Winter Olympics in Lillehammer, and gives Harding the voice she didn't have back then. The film courses with intensity and competition, mood swings and prolonged eye contact. What's a Scorpio not to love?
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If you're a Sagittarius, watch...

The Florida Project

Six-year-old Moonee (Brooklynn Prince) and her young mother Hailey (Bria Vinaite) live in a motel outside of Disney World in Orlando, Florida. For Moonee, life's an adventure. Summer has just begun, and she leads a clique of motel kids on voyages to the ice cream store down the highway, or to the nearby abandoned housing complex. Moonee's a typical Sagittarius – the world, for her, is replete with possibility. For her mother, though, life's a struggle, and no one's making it easier for her. The Florida Project interweaves childlike wonder with the brutal realities of poverty and systemic inequality.
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If you're a Capricorn, watch...

The Post

Katharine Graham and Ben Bradlee, played by Meryl Streep and Tom Hanks in The Post, were individuals that prized their work at the Washington Post above all. While the publisher and managing editor, respectively, at the paper, Graham and Bradlee supervised some of the 20th century's most important and intrepid journalism. The Post examines the incident that put the Post on the map: Graham's decision to publish the classified Pentagon Papers, which revealed America's decades-long interventions in Vietnam. Capricorns, those hard workers, will appreciate a movie that so prioritizes work itself.
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If you're an Aquarius, watch...

Get Out

Aquariuses like movies that prompt deep philosophical conversations, and Get Out, Jordan Peele's socially conscious horror comedy, will deliver. Get Out, the story of a young Black man (Daniel Kaluuya) who goes to visit his white girlfriend's family, and is pulled into their sinister plans, is a thrill to watch. It's also a thrill to discuss Get Out's implications about race in America, after the movie's done.
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If you're a Pisces, watch...

The Shape of Water

What Pisces would want realism when they could have magical realism instead? That's where the movies of Guillermo Del Toro come in. In The Shape of Water, a mute maid named Elisa (Sally Hawkins) develops a strong affinity with the mer-creature being held in the government lab in which she works. Though neither of them can speak, they have a deep connection with one another — a connection so strong that Elisa will put her life in danger to prevent him from being sacrificed.
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