It’s nearing that time of year again, so here, for your delectation are the top 10 movies you absolutley need to have watched to be able to say anything of any use about the this years awards (the 83rd)

“The Kids Are All Right” (4 Nominations)
Two children conceived by artificial insemination bring their birth father into their family life.

“Winter’s Bone” (4 Nominations)
An unflinching Ozark Mountain girl hacks through dangerous social terrain as she hunts down her drug-dealing father while trying to keep her family intact.

“Black Swan” (5 Nominations)
A ballet dancer wins the lead in “Swan Lake” and is perfect for the role of the delicate White Swan – Princess Odette – but slowly loses her mind as she becomes more and more like Odette’s evil sister, Odile, the Black Swan.

“Toy Story 3″ (5 Nominations)
The toys are mistakenly delivered to a day-care center instead of the attic right before Andy leaves for college, and it’s up to Woody to convince the other toys that they weren’t abandoned and to return home.

“127 Hours” (6 Nominations)
A mountain climber becomes trapped under a boulder while canyoneering alone near Moab, Utah and resorts to desperate measures in order to survive.

“The Fighter” (7 Nominations)
A look at the early years of boxer “Irish” Micky Ward and his brother who helped train him before going pro in the mid 1980s.

“Inception” (8 Nominations)
In a world where technology exists to enter the human mind through dream invasion, a highly skilled thief is given a final chance at redemption which involves executing his toughest job to date: Inception.

“The Social Network” (8 Nominations)
A chronicle of the founding of Facebook, the social-networking Web site.

“True Grit” (10 Nominations)
A tough U.S. Marshal helps a stubborn young woman track down her father’s murderer.

“The King’s Speech” (12 Nominations)
The story of King George VI of Britain, his impromptu ascension to the throne and the speech therapist who helped the unsure monarch become worthy of it.

If that’s not enough for you to be going on with, then you should also pay attention to (in no particular order): 

“Alice in Wonderland”, “Animal Kingdom”, “Biutiful”, “Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 1”, “How to Train Your Dragon”, “Another Year”, “Barney’s Version”, “Blue Valentine”, “Country Strong”, “Day & Night”, “Dogtooth”, “Exit through the Gift Shop”, “Gasland”, “God of Love”, “Hereafter”, “I Am Love”, “In a Better World”, “Incendies”, “Inside Job”, “Iron Man 2”, “Killing in the Name”, “Let’s Pollute” , “Madagascar, carnet de voyage (Madagascar, a Journey Diary)”, “Na Wewe”, “Outside the Law (Hors-la-loi)”, “Poster Girl”, “Rabbit Hole”, “Restrepo”, “Salt”, “Strangers No More”, “Sun Come Up”, “Tangled”, “The Confession”, “The Crush”, “The Gruffalo”, “The Illusionist”, “The Lost Thing”, “The Tempest”, “The Town”, “The Warriors of Qiugang”, “The Way Back”, “The Wolfman”, “Tron: Legacy”, “Unstoppable”, “Waste Land”, “Wish 143”

Everything you need to know is here: http://www.oscars.org/

 


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