This list will be frequently updated as movies move in-and-out of contention.
*Updated 11/21/18: I went through the list of movies nominated for the Independent Spirt Awards and added all the movies that were missing from my list. You will see the list of additions below. Now that we have our first round of nominations, these new additions (and the movies that were already on the list that received nominations) will no longer be removed. My final list consists of movies that were nominated for Independent Spirit Awards, Golden Globes, SAG, and Academy Awards.
Added: A Bread Factory American Animals Blame Burning En el Séptimo Día (On the Seventh Day) Happy as Lazzaro Lemonade Madeline's Madeline Mandy Monsters and Men Nancy Never Goin' Back Of Fathers and Sons Private Life Shoplifters Sócrates The Tale Thoroughbreds Thunder Road We the Animals