289 Films Qualify for Oscars (Updated With Complete List)

289 Films Qualify for Oscars (Updated With Complete List)

Number is a record for the last several years

The Academy has qualified 289 films for the 86th Academy Awards, AMPAS announced on Monday.

The number is a new high for the past five years, during which time the number of qualifying films hit 281 in 2008, fell to 248 two years later, and then climbed to 282 last year.

To qualify, a film must open as a commercial film in Los Angeles County during the calendar year, and run for a minimum of seven consecutive days.

Films must also have a running time of more than 40 minutes, and must be exhibited on 35mm or 70mm film, or in a qualifying digital format.

The list ranges from “Lone Survivor” to “The Lone Ranger,” from “Short Term 12” to “12 Years a Slave” to “12.12.12,” from “Escape Plan” to “Escape From Planet Earth” to “Escape From Tomorrow.” It does not include a few films, including the critical favorite “Upstream Color” and the much talked-about “The Canyons,” that received attention in 2013 but were released online before their theatrical debuts, or that did not meet other AMPAS requirements.

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The full list of qualifying films, from “About Time” to “Zaytoun,” is below. The list with full cast members for each film is available at the Academy website.

ABOUT TIME
ADMISSION
ADORE
AFTER EARTH
AFTERNOON DELIGHT
AIN'T THEM BODIES SAINTS
ALL IS LOST
ALONE YET NOT ALONE
AMERICAN HUSTLE
ANCHORMAN 2: THE LEGEND CONTINUES
THE ARMSTRONG LIE
ARTHUR NEWMAN
AT ANY PRICE
AUGUST: OSAGE COUNTY
AUGUSTINE
AUSTENLAND

BAGGAGE CLAIM
BALLAD OF RUSTOM
BATTLE OF THE YEAR
BEAUTIFUL CREATURES
BEFORE MIDNIGHT
THE BEST MAN HOLIDAY
BETWEEN US
THE BIG WEDDING
BLACK NATIVITY
THE BLING RING
BLUE CAPRICE
BLUE IS THE WARMEST COLOR
BLUE JASMINE
THE BOOK THIEF
BRAVE MISS WORLD
THE BROKEN CIRCLE BREAKDOWN
BROKEN CITY
BULLET TO THE HEAD
THE BUTTERFLY'S DREAM

THE CALL
CAPTAIN PHILLIPS
CARRIE
CHARLIE COUNTRYMAN
CLEAVER'S DESTINY
CLOSED CIRCUIT
CLOUDY WITH A CHANCE OF MEATBALLS 2
THE COMPANY YOU KEEP
THE CONDEMNED
THE CONJURING
COPPERHEAD
THE COUNSELOR
THE CROODS

DALLAS BUYERS CLUB
DANCING ON A DRY SALT LAKE
DEAD MAN DOWN
DELIVERY MAN
DESPICABLE ME 2
DIANA
DISCONNECT
DON JON
DOWN THE SHORE
DRINKING BUDDIES

THE EAST
ELYSIUM
EMPEROR
ENDER'S GAME
ENOUGH SAID
EPIC
ERNEST & CELESTINE
ESCAPE FROM PLANET EARTH
ESCAPE FROM TOMORROW
ESCAPE PLAN
EVERYBODY HAS A PLAN
EVIL DEAD

THE FALL OF 1980
THE FAMILY
FAST & FURIOUS 6
THE FIFTH ESTATE
FILL THE VOID
FILLY BROWN
FOR NO GOOD REASON
47 RONIN
42
FRANCES HA
FREE BIRDS
FREE CHINA: THE COURAGE TO BELIEVE
FROZEN
FRUITVALE STATION

G.I. JOE: RETALIATION
GAHAN WILSON: BORN DEAD, STILL WEIRD
GANGSTER SQUAD
GETAWAY
GIMME SHELTER
GIMME THE LOOT
GIRL MOST LIKELY
GIRLS AGAINST BOYS
GLORIA
GO FOR SISTERS
A GOOD DAY TO DIE HARD
GRACE UNPLUGGED
THE GRANDMASTER
GRAVITY
THE GREAT BEAUTY
THE GREAT GATSBY
GROWN UPS 2
GRUDGE MATCH

THE HANGOVER PART III
HANNAH ARENDT
HANSEL & GRETEL WITCH HUNTERS
A HAUNTED HOUSE
HAUTE CUISINE
THE HEAT
HER
THE HOBBIT: THE DESOLATION OF SMAUG
HOLLYWOOD SEAGULL
HOMEFRONT
THE HOST
HOURS
HOW I LIVE NOW
HOW SWEET IT IS

THE HUNGER GAMES: CATCHING FIRE
THE HUNT

I SPIT ON YOUR GRAVE 2
I USED TO BE DARKER
THE ICEMAN
IDENTITY THIEF
IF I WERE YOU
IL FUTURO
I'M SO EXCITED!
THE IMPALER
IN A WORLD…
IN THE FOG
THE INCREDIBLE BURT WONDERSTONE
THE INEVITABLE DEFEAT OF MISTER & PETE
INSIDE LLEWYN DAVIS
INSIDIOUS: CHAPTER 2
INSTRUCTIONS NOT INCLUDED
THE INTERNSHIP
THE INVISIBLE WOMAN
IRON MAN 3

JACK THE GIANT SLAYER
JACKASS PRESENTS: BAD GRANDPA
JAYNE MANSFIELD'S CAR
JEWTOPIA
JOBS

KAMASUTRA 3D
KEVIN HART: LET ME EXPLAIN
KHUMBA
KICK-ASS 2
KILL YOUR DARLINGS
THE KINGS OF SUMMER

L.A. SUPERHEROES
LABOR DAY
THE LAST EXORCISM PART II
THE LAST STAND
LAST VEGAS
LEE DANIELS’ THE BUTLER
THE LEGEND OF SARILA
A LETTER TO MOMO

LIVE AT THE FOXES DEN
THE LONE RANGER
LONE SURVIVOR
THE LORDS OF SALEM
LORE
LOVE IS ALL YOU NEED
LOVELACE

THE M WORD
MACHETE KILLS
MAMA
MAN OF STEEL
MANDELA: LONG WALK TO FREEDOM
MENTAL
METALLICA THROUGH THE NEVER
THE MISSING PICTURE
MONSTERS UNIVERSITY
MORNING
THE MORTAL INSTRUMENTS: CITY OF BONES
MOVIE 43
MUCH ADO ABOUT NOTHING
MUD
MUMIA: LONG DISTANCE REVOLUTIONARY
MURPH: THE PROTECTOR
THE MUSLIMS ARE COMING!

NEBRASKA
99% – THE OCCUPY WALL STREET COLLABORATIVE FILM
NO ONE LIVES
NOTHING LEFT TO FEAR
NOW YOU SEE ME

O APOSTOLO
OBLIVION
OFFICER DOWN
OLDBOY
OLYMPUS HAS FALLEN
ONE CHANCE
ONE DIRECTION: THIS IS US
ONLY GOD FORGIVES
OUT OF THE FURNACE
OZ THE GREAT AND POWERFUL

PACIFIC RIM
THE PACKAGE
PAIN & GAIN
PARADISE: LOVE
PARANOIA
PARKLAND
THE PAST
THE PATIENCE STONE
PAWN
PAWN SHOP
CHRONICLES

PEEPLES
PERCY JACKSON: SEA OF MONSTERS
PHILOMENA
THE PLACE BEYOND THE PINES
PLANES
POPULAIRE
PRINCE AVALANCHE
PRISONERS
PUELLA MAGI MADOKA MAGICA THE MOVIE -REBELLION-
THE PURGE

R.I.P.D.
REACHING FOR THE MOON
RED 2
REDEMPTION
RENOIR
RIDDICK
RIO 2096 – A STORY OF LOVE AND FURY
ROMEO & JULIET
RUNNER RUNNER
RUSH

SAFE HAVEN
SALINGER
THE SAPPHIRES
SAVING MR. BANKS

THE SECRET LIFE OF WALTER MITTY
SHADOW DANCER
SHORT TERM 12
SIDE EFFECTS
A SINGLE SHOT
THE SMURFS 2
SNITCH
SOMM

SOUND CITY
SPARK: A BURNING MAN STORY
SPECIFIC INTENT 2
THE SPECTACULAR NOW

SPRING BREAKERS
THE SQUARE
STAR TREK INTO DARKNESS

STATE 194
STILL MINE

STOKER

TEXAS CHAINSAW
THANKS FOR SHARING
THIS IS MARTIN BONNER
THIS IS THE END
THOR: THE DARK WORLD
3 GEEZERS!
TIM'S VERMEER

THE TO DO LIST
TO THE WONDER
TOURING TALKIES
TRANCE
THE TRUTH ABOUT EMANUEL
TURBO
12.12.12
12 YEARS A SLAVE
21 & OVER
TWICE BORN
2 GUNS
TWO: THE STORY OF ROMAN & NYRO
TYLER PERRY'S A MADEA CHRISTMAS
TYLER PERRY'S TEMPTATION CONFESSIONS OF A MARRIAGE COUNSELOR

THE ULTIMATE LIFE
UNFINISHED SONG
UPSIDE DOWN

WADJDA
WALKING WITH DINOSAURS
THE WALL
WARM BODIES
THE WAY, WAY BACK
WE STEAL SECRETS: THE STORY OF WIKILEAKS
WE'RE THE MILLERS
WHAT MAISIE KNEW
WHITE HOUSE DOWN
WHY WE RIDE
THE WIND RISES
WINNIE MANDELA
THE WOLF OF WALL STREET
THE WOLVERINE
WORLD WAR Z
THE WORLD'S END

YOSSI
YOU'RE NEXT

ZAYTOUN

  • Deborah Shaffer

    This is not a full list! It does not include the 149 qualified feature documentaries, although it does randomly include a few of them. It doesn't even include the 15 feature documentaries that are on the short list!