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2016SpotlightMark Ruffalo, Michael Keaton, Rachel McAdamsThe true story fo how the Boston Globe uncovered the massive scandal of child molestation and cover-up within the local Catholic Archdiocese, shaking the entire Catholic church to core.
The Big ShortChristian Bale, Steve Carell, Ryan GoslingFour denizens in the world of high-finance predict the credit and housing bubble collapse of the mid-2000s, and decide to take to the big banks for their greed and lack of foresight.
Bridge Of SpiesTom Hanks, Mark Rylance, Alan AldaDuring the Cold War, an American lawyer is recruited to defend an arrested spy in court, then help the CIA facilitate an exchange for Francis Gary Powers, a soviet captured U2 pilot.
BrooklynSaoirse Ronan, Emory Cohen, Domhnall GleesonAn Irish immigrant lands in 1950s Brooklyn, where she falls into a romance with a local. When her past catches up to her, she must choose between 2 countries and the lives there.
Mad Max: Fury RoadTom Hardy, Charlize Theron, Nicholas HoultA woman rebels against a tyrannical ruler in postapocalyptic Australia in search for her homeland with the help of a group of female prisoners, a psychotic worshipper, & a drifter, Max.
The MartianMatt Damon, Jessica Chastain, Kristen WiigDuring a manned mission to Mars, Astronaut Mark Watney is presumed dead after a fierce storm and left behind by his crew. He survives and finds himself stranded and alone.
The RevenantLeonardo DiCaprio, Tom Hardy, Will PoulterA frontiersman on a fur trading expedition in the 1820s fights for survival after being mauled by a bear and left for dead by members of his own hunting team.
RoomBrie Larson, Jacob Tremblay, Sean BridgersA kidnapped mother and son escape from a room in which they have endured impresonment for the entirety of the boy's life.
2015BirdmanAlejandro G. Inarritu, John Lesher, James W. ScotchdopoleA washed up actor, who once played a superhero, battles his ego and attempts to recover his family, his career and himself in the days leading up to the opening of a Broadway play.
American SniperClint Eastwood, Robert Lorenz, Andrew LazarNavy SEAL sniper Chris Kyle saves countless lives on the battlefield and turns him into a legend. Back home to his wife and kids, Chris finds that it is the war he can't leave behind.
BoyhoodRichard Linklater, Cathleen SutherlandThe life of a young man, Mason, from age 5 to age 18.
The Grand Budapest HotelWes Anderson, Scott Rudin, Steven Rales, Jeremy DawsonThe adventures of Gustave H, a legendary concierge at a famous hotel from the fictional Republic of Zubrowka, and Zero Moustafa, the lobby boy who becomes his most trusted friend.
The Imitation GameNora Grossman, Ido Ostrowsky, Teddy SchwarzmanDuring World War II, mathematician Alan Turing tries to crack the enigma code with help from fellow mathematicians.
SelmaChristian Colson, Oprah Winfrey, Dede GardnerA chronicle of Martin Luther King's campaign to secure equal voting rights via an epic march from Selma to Montgomery, Alabama in 1965.
The Theory of EverythingTim Bevan, Eric Feliner, Lisa Bruce, Anthony McCartenThe relationship between the famous physicist Stephen Hawking and his wife.
WhiplashJason Blum, Helen Estabrook, David LancasterA promising young drummer enrolls at a music conservatory where his dreams of greatness are mentored by an instructor who will stop at nothing to realize a student's potential.
201412 Years a SlaveChiwetel Ejiofor, Michael Williams, Michael FassbenderIn the antebellum United States, Solomon Northup, a free black man from upstate New York, is abducted and sold into slavery.
American HustleChristian Bale, Amy Adams, Bradley CooperA con man, Irving Rosenfeld, along with his seductive partner Sydney Prosser, is forced to work for a wild FMI agent, who pushes them into powerbrokers and mafia.
Captain PhillipsTom Hanks, Barkhad Abdi, Barkhad AbdirahmanTrue store of Captain Richard Phillips and the 2009 hijacking by Somali pirates of US MV Maersk Alabama, the first American cargo ship to be hijacked in 200 years.
Dallas Buyers ClubMatthew McConaughey, Jennifer Garner, Jared LetoIn 1985 Dallas, electrician and hustler Ron Woodroof works around the system to help AIDS patients get the medication they need after he is diagnosed with it.
XGravitySandra Bullock, George Clooney, Ed HarrisA medical engineer and an astronaut work together to survive after a catastrophe destroys their shuttle and leaves them adrift in orbit.
HerJoaquin Phoenix, Amy Adams, Scarlett JohanssonA lonely writer develops an unlikely relationship with his newly purchased operating system that's designed to meet his every need.
NebraskaBruce Dern, Will Forte, June SquibbAn aging, booze-addled father makes the trip from Montana to Nebraska with his estranged son in order to claim a million-dollar Mega Sweepstakes marketing prize.
PhilomenaJudi Dench, Steve Coogan, Sophie Kennedy ClarkA world-weary political journalist picks up the story of a woman's search for her son, who was taken away from her decades ago after she was forced to live in a convent.
The Wolf of Wall StreetLeonardo DiCaprio, Jonah Hill, Margot RobbieBased on the true story of Jordan Belfort, from his rise to a wealthy stock-broker living the high life to has fall involving crime, corruption and the federal government.
2013XArgoBen Affleck, Bryan Cranston, John GoodmanDramatazation of 1980 joint CIA-Canadian secret operation to extract 6 fugitive American diplomatic personnel out of revolutionary Iran.
AmourJean-Louis Trintignant, Emmanuelle Riva, Isabelle HuppertGeorges and Anne are in their 80's. One day Anne has an attack, and the couples bond of love is severely tested.
Beasts of the Southern WildQuvenzhane Wallis, Dwight Henry, Levy EasterlyFaced with her hot-tempered father's fading health and melting ice-caps that flood her bayou community and unleash ancient aurochs, 6 year old Hushpuppy must learn courage/love.
XDjango UnchainedJamie Foxx, Christopher Waltz, Leonardo DiCapricoWith the help of his mentor, a slave-turned-bounty hunter sets out to rescue his wife from a brutal Mississippi plantation owner.
XLes MiserablesHugh Jackman, Russel Crowe, Anne HathawayIn 19th century France, Jean Valjean, who for decades has been hunted by ruthless policeman Javert after he breaks parole, agrees to care for factory worker's daughter, Cosette.
XLife of PiSuraj Sharma, Irrfan Khan, Adil HussainA young man who survives a disaster at sea is hurtled into an epic journey of adventure and discovery. While cast away, he forms an unexpected connection with a Bengal tiger.
LincolnDaniel Day-Lewis, Sally Field, David StrathairnAs the civil war continues to rage, Lincoln struggles with continuing carnage on the battlefield and as he fights with many inside his own cabinet on the decision to free the slaves.
Silver Linings PlaybookBradley Cooper, Jennifer Lawrence, Robert De NiroAfter a stint in a mental institution, former teacher Pat Solitano moves back in with his parents and tries to reconcile with his ex-wife. Then he meets Tiffany, a girl with her own problems.
Zero Dark ThirtyJessica Chastain, Joel Edgerton, Chris PrattA chronicle of the decade-long hunt for al-Qaeda terrorist leader Osama bin Laden after the 09/11/01 attacks, and his death at the hands of Navy S.E.A.L. team 6 in May 2011.
2012The ArtistJean Dujardin, Berenice Bejo, John GoodmanHollywood 1927: As silent movie star George Valentin wonders if the arrival of talking pictures will cause him to fade into oblivion.
The DescendantsGeorge Clooney, Shailene Woodley, Amara MillerA land baron tries to re-connect with his two daughters after his wife suffers a boating accident.
Extreemly Loud & Incredibly CloseThomas Horn, Tom Hanks, Sandra BullockA 9 year old amateur inventor, Francophile, and pacifist searches New York City for the locket that matches a mysterious key left behind by his father.
The HelpEmma Stone, Viola Davis, Octavia SpencerAn aspiring author during the civil rights movement of the 1960s decides to write a book detailing the African-American maid's point of view on the white families for which they work.
XHugoAsa Butterfield, Chloe Grace Moretz, Christopher LeeSet in1930s Paris, an orphan who lives in the walls of a train station is wrapped up in a mystery involving his late father and an automation.
Midnight in ParisOwen Wilson, Rachel McAdams,A family travel to the French capital for business. The party includes a young engaged couple who are forced to confront their differing views of a perfect life.
MoneyballBrad Pitt, Robin Wright, Jonah HillOakland A's general manager BIlly Beane's successful attempt to put together a baseball club on a budget by employing computer-generated analysis to draft his players.
XThe Tree of LifeBrad Pitt, Sean Penn, Jessica ChastainA family with three boys in the 1950s. The eldest son witnesses the loss of innocence.
War HorseJeremy Irvine, Emily Watson, David ThewlisYoung Albert enlists to serve in WW I after his beloved horse is sold to the cavalry. Albert's hopeful journey takes him out of England and across Europe as the war rages on.
2011XThe King's SpeechColin Firth, Geoffrey Rush, Helena Bonham CarterThe 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.
XInceptionLeonardo DiCaprio, Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Ellen PageIn 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.
XBlack SwanNatalie Portman, Mila Kunis, Vincent CasselA 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 Odile, the Black Swan.
XThe FighterMark Wahlberg, Christian Bale, Amy AdamsA look at the early years of boxer "Irish" Micky Ward and his brother who helped train him before going pro in the mid 1980s.
The Kids Are All RightAnnette Bening, Julianne Moore, Mark RuffaloTwo children conceived by artificial insemination bring their birth father into their family life.
X127 HoursJames Franco, Amber Tamblyn, Kata MaraA mountain climber becomes trapped under a boulder while canyoneering alone near Moab, Utah and resorts to desperate measures in order to survive.
The Social NetworkJesse Eisenberg, Andrew Garfield, Justin TimberlakeA chronicle of the founding of Facebook, the social-networking Web site.
Toy Story 3Tom Hanks, Tim Allen, Joan CusackThe 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.
XTrue GritJeff Bridges, Matt Damon, Hailee SteinfieldA tough U.S. Marshal helps a stubborn young woman track down her father's murderer.
XWinter's BoneJennifer Lawrence, John Hawkes, Garret DillahuntAn unflinching Ozark Mountain girl hacks through dangerous social terrain as she hunts down her drug-dealing father while trying to keep her family intact.
2010XThe Hurt LockerJeremy Renner, Anthony Mackie, Brian GeraghtyIraq. Forced to play a dangerous game of cat-and-mouse in the chaos of war, an elite Army bomb squad unit must come together in a city where everyone is a potential enemy and every object could be a deadly bomb.
XAvatarSam Worthington, Zoe Saldana, Sigourney WeaverA paraplegic marine dispatched to the moon Pandora on a unique mission becomes torn between following his orders and protecting the world he feels is his home.
XThe Blind SideQuinton Aaron, Sandra Bullock, Tim McGrawQuinton Aaron, Sandra Bullock, Tim McGraw
XDistrict 9Sharlto Copley, David James, Jason CopeAn extraterrestrial race forced to live in slum-like conditions on Earth suddenly finds a kindred spirit in a government agent who is exposed to their biotechnology.
An EducationCarey Mulligan, Peter Sarsgaard, Alfred MolinaA coming-of-age story about a teenage girl in 1960s suburban London, and how her life changes with the arrival of a playboy nearly twice her age.
XInglourious BasterdsBrad Pitt, Diane Kruger, Eli RothIn Nazi-occupied France during World War II, a group of Jewish-American soldiers known as "The Basterds" are chosen specifically to spread fear throughout the Third Reich by scalping and brutally killing Nazis.
PreciousGabourey Sidibe, Mo'Nique, Paula PattonIn Harlem, an overweight, illiterate teen who is pregnant with her second child is invited to enroll in an alternative school in hopes that her life can head in a new direction.
XUpEdward Asner, Jordan Nagai, John RatzenbergerBy tying thousands of balloon to his home, 78-year-old Carl Fredricksen sets out to fulfill his lifelong dream to see the wilds of South America.
Up in the AirGeorge Clooney, Vera Farmiga, Anna KendrickWith a job that has him traveling around the country firing people, Ryan Bingham leads an empty life out of a suitcase, until his company does the unexpected: ground him.
2009XSlumdog MillionaireDev Patel, Freida Pinto, Saurabh ShuklaA Mumbai teen who grew up in the slums, becomes a contestant on the Indian version of "Who Wants To Be A Millionaire?" He is arrested under suspicion of cheating.
The Curious Case of Benjamin ButtonBrad Pitt, Cate Blanchett, Tilda SwintonTells the story of Benjamin Button, a man who starts aging backwards with bizarre consequences.
Frost/NixonFrank Langella, Michael Sheen, Kevin BaconA dramatic retelling of the post-Watergate television interviews between British talk-show host David Frost and former president Richard Nixon.
XMilkSean Penn, Josh Brolin, Emile HirschThe story of Harvey Milk, and his struggles as an American gay activist who fought for gay rights and became California's first openly gay elected official.
The ReaderKate Winslet, Ralph Fiennes, Bruno GanzPost-WWII Germany: Nearly a decade after his affair with an older woman came to a mysterious end, law student Michael Berg re-encounters his former lover as she defends herself in a war-crime trial.
2008XNo Country for Old MenTommy Lee Jones, Javier Bardem, Josh BrolinViolence and mayhem ensue after a hunter stumbles upon some dead bodies, a stash of heroin and more than $2 million in cash near the Rio Grande.
XAtonementKeira Knightley, James McAvoy, Brenda BlethynFledgling writer Briony Tallis, as a 13-year-old, irrevocably changes the course of several lives when she accuses her older sister's lover of a crime he did not commit.
JunoEllen Page, Michael Cera, Jennifer GarnetFaced with an unplanned pregnancy, an offbeat young woman makes an unusual decision regarding her unborn child.
Michael ClaytonGeorge Clooney, Tilda Swinton, Tom WilkinsonA law firm brings in its "fixer" to remedy the situation after a lawyer has a breakdown while representing a chemical company that he knows is guilty in a multi-billion dollar class action suit.
A Serious ManMichael Stuhlbarg, Richard Kind, Sari LennickA black comedy drama centered on Larry Gopnik, a Midwestern professor who watches his life unravel through multiple sudden incidents. Though seeking for meaning and answers he seems to stay stalled.
There Will Be BloodDaniel Day-Lewis, Paul Dano, Ciaran HindsA story about family, greed, religion, and oil, centered around a turn-of-the-century prospector in the early days of the business.
2007XThe DepartedLeonardo DiCaprio, Matt Damon, Jack NicholsonTwo men from opposite sides of the law are undercover within the Massachusetts State Police and the Irish mafia, but violence and bloodshed boil when discoveries are made, and the moles are dispatched to find out their enemy's identities.
BabelBrad Pitt, Cate Blanchett, Gael Garcia BernalTragedy strikes a married couple on vacation in the Moroccan desert, touching off an interlocking story involving four different families.
XLetters From Iwo JimaKen Watanabe, Kazunari Ninomiya, Tsuyoshi IharaThe story of the battle of Iwo Jima between the United States and Imperial Japan during World War II, as told from the perspective of the Japanese who fought it.
XLittle Miss SunshineSteve Carell, Toni Collette, Greg KinnearA family determined to get their young daughter into the finals of a beauty pageant take a cross-country trip in their VW bus.
The QueenHelen Mirren, Michael Sheen, James CromwellAfter the death of Princess Diana, HRM Queen Elizabeth II struggles with her reaction to a sequence of events nobody could have predicted.
2006XCrashDon Cheadle, Sandra Bullock, Thandie NewtonSeveral stories interweave during two days in Los Angeles involving a collection of inter-related characters.
Brokeback MountainJake Gyllenhaal, Heath Ledger, Michelle WilliamsThe story of a forbidden and secretive relationship between two cowboys and their lives over the years.
CapotePhilip Seymour Hoffman, Clifton Collins Jr., Catherine KeenerTruman Capote (Hoffman), during his research for his book In Cold Blood, an account of the murder of a Kansas family, the writer develops a close relationship with Perry Smith, one of the killers.
Good Night, and Good LuckDavid Strathairn, George Clooney, Patricia ClarksonBroadcast journalist Edward R. Murrow looks to bring down Senator Joseph McCarthy.
MunichEric Bana, Daniel Craig, Marie-Josee CrozeBased on the true story of the Black September aftermath, about the five men chosen to eliminate the ones responsible for that fateful day.
2005XMillion Dollar BabyHilary Swank, Clint Eastwood, Morgan FreemanA hardened trainer/manager works with a determined woman in her attempt to establish herself as a boxer.
XThe AviatorLeonardo DiCaprio, Cate Blanchett, Kate BeckinsaleA biopic depicting the early years of legendary director and aviator Howard Hughes' career, from the late 1920s to the mid-1940s.
Finding NeverlandJohnny Depp, Kate Winslet, Julie ChristieThe story of J.M. Barrie's friendship with a family who inspired him to create Peter Pan.
RayJamie Foxx, Regina King, Kerry WashingtonThe life and career of the legendary popular music pianist, Ray Charles.
XSidewaysPaul Giamatti, Thomas Haden Church, Virginia MadsenTwo men reaching middle age with not much to show but disappointment, embark on a week long road trip through California's wine country, just as one is about to take a trip down the aisle.