This Sunday, the 94th annual Acadamy Awards will grace your TV screen and with them, another cycle of film achievement comes to a close. Among the night’s nominees, the Acadamy rightfully recognized some of the best genre films of the year in various categories. But this slideshow isn’t about them.
And if you haven’t seen those nominated for this weekend’s Oscars, you should, here’s a list:
- The Mitchells vs. The Machines
- Don’t Look Up
- Raya and the Last Dragon
- No Time to Die
- Spider-Man: No Way Home
- Nightmare Alley
- Free Guy
- Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings
These are all great! But we’re going to celebrate the great genre films of 2021 that aren’t going to be mentioned on stage in Hollywood this weekend. Films with gory animated violence, songs about seagulls, souls competing in the afterlife and more. If you’re looking for good Oscar counter-programming with a genre spin, here’s the list.