This list will be frequently updated as movies move in-and-out of contention.
Updated 10/16/18 I took a closer look at this year's race and decided to finally add in the animated and documentary categories. The animation category will be narrowed down as time goes on but as of right now these are the films in contention. I also added/removed several movies that have been released or announced since the list was created.
Added: A Quiet Place Bad Times at the El Royale Ben is Back Bird Box Blindspotting Capharnaüm Cold War Creed II Don’t Worry, He Won’t Get Far on Foot First Reformed Judy Paddington 2 Sorry to Bother You Support the Girls The Ballad of Buster Scruggs The Incredibles 2 The Hate U Give The Mule Vox Lux White Boy Rick Batman Ninja Duck Duck Goose Early Man Fahrenheit 11/9 Free Solo Lu Over the Wall Hale County This Morning, This Evening Hotel Transylvania 3: Summer Vacation Maquia: When the Promised Flower Blooms Minding the Gap Mirai Monster Family Next Gen On Her Shoulders RBG Sherlock Gnomes Shirkers Smallfoot Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse Teen Titans Go! To the Movies The Grinch Three Identical Strangers Won’t You Be My Neighbor? Wreck-it Ralph 2: Ralph Breaks the Internet
Removed: Adrift Burden Come Sunday Dumplin' Everybody Knows Fast Color Fighting with My Family Georgetown Gloria Bell High Life Jeremiah Terminator LeRoy Kursk Life Itself Loro 1 Maya Miss Bala Operation Finale Outlaw King Peterloo Puzzle Red Joan Sunset The Aftermath The Best of Enemies The Catcher Was a Spy The Hummingbird Project The Irishman The Little Stranger The Man Who Killed Don Quixote The Mercy The Nightingale The True History of the Kelly Gang Trial by Fire Under the Silver Lake Untitled Pippa Bianco Project Vita and Virginia Wendy Where Is Kyra? Where'd You Go, Bernadette Woman Walks Ahead