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2015 Oscar contenders

Published On: Mar 05 2014 09:07:03 AM CST
Updated On: Jul 29 2014 09:09:36 AM CDT
Get on Up

Universal Pictures

As "Get On Up" opens in theaters, take a look at some movies that could get some Oscar buzz this awards season:

Big Eyes: This movie tells the story of painter Margaret Keane and her legal woes with her husband. Starring: Amy Adams, Christoph Waltz

Inherent Vice: A drug-fueled detective looks into the disappearance of a former girlfriend in Los Angeles in 1970. Starring Joaquin Phoenix and Jena Malone.

Into the Woods: A witch tries to teach lessons to characters from the children’s stories Little Red Riding Hood, Cinderella, Jack and the Beanstalk and Rapunzel. Starring Johnny Depp, Emily Blunt and Anna Kendrick.

The Imitation Game: An English mathematician cracks the Enigma code during World War II. Starring Keira Knightley, Benedict Cumberbatch and Mark Strong.

Get on Up: This movie tells the story of James Brown’s rise from poverty to stardom. Starring Chadwick Boseman.

Gone Girl: A husband is a suspect after his wife mysteriously disappears on their wedding anniversary. Starring Ben Affleck, Rosamund Pike and Neil Patrick Harris.

The Grand Budapest Hotel: A legendary concierge at a European hotel and the lobby boy get into adventures between World War I and World War II. Starring Ralph Fiennes, F. Murray Abraham, Adrien Brody, Jude Law and Bill Murray.

Unbroken: Angelina Jolie directs this film that tells the story of Louis Zamperini, an Olympic runner who was taken prisoner by the Japanese during World War II. Starring: Jack O’Connell and Domhnall Gleeson.

The Judge: A lawyer returns home for his mother’s funeral when he discovers his father, a judge, is being accused of murder. Starring Robert Downey Jr. and Vera Farmiga.

Interstellar: Directed by Christopher Nolan, explorers use a newly discovered wormhole to surpass the limitations on human space travel. Starring: Matthew McConaughey, Anne Hathaway and Jessica Chastain.

Fury: An army sergeant commands a tank and a five-man crew on a deadly mission behind enemy lines to attack Nazi Germany. Starring: Brad Pitt, Logan Lerman and Shia LaBeouf.

Exodus: Moses leads the Israelites out of Egypt.  Directed by Ridley Scott. Starring Christian Bale and Sigourney Weaver.

The Hobbit: There and Back Again: In its final installment of the trilogy, Bilbo and the dwarves try to reclaim the treasure. Starring Cate Blanchett, Benedict Cumberbatch, Ian McKellan and Orlando Bloom.

Serena: Set in North Carolina in the Depression, the future of a man’s timber empire becomes complicated when he learns his wife, Serena, cannot have children. Starring Jennifer Lawrence and Bradley Cooper.

 

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