This list was created by taking the list of films eligible for the Oscars (generally, films with a Los Angeles theatrical showing for at least seven consecutive days in the calendar year) and supplementing with additional films that met our own more relaxed criteria, even if they didn't meet the Academy's. These are generally films that were only released in film festivals that we felt Cosmo voters had an opportunity to see due to subsequent DVD or streaming release in the 2018 calendar year.
If a film you think should be eligible doesn't appear on this list, contact us. We can review and announce their eligibility if you successfully make the case for them.
You can also download a PDF copy of this list.