Director: Michael Haneke
Writer: Michael Haneke (screenplay)
Starring: Jean-Louis Trintignant, Emmanuelle Riva and Isabelle Huppert
With their only daughter living thousands of miles away, a retired, elderly couple's relationship is severely tested when Georges's wife, Anne has an attack.
Director: Ben Affleck
Writer: Chris Terrio (screenplay), Joshuah Bearman (article)
Starring: Ben Affleck, Bryan Cranston and John Goodman
Based on the 1980 joint CIA-Canadian secret operation, six American diplomatic personnel fugitives are attempted to be extracted by the authorities out of Iran.
Beasts of the Southern Wild
Director: Benh Zeitlin
Writer: Lucy Alibar (screenplay, stage play "Juicy and Delicious") and Benh Zeitlin (screenplay)
Starring: Quvenzhané Wallis, Dwight Henry and Levy Easterly
Six-year-old Hushpuppy must learn the ways of courage and love when her temperamental father falls ill, and her bayou community is threatened with the unleashing of ancient aurochs.
Director: Quentin Tarantino
Writer: Quentin Tarantino
Starring: Jamie Foxx, Christoph Waltz and Leonardo DiCaprio
A bounty hunter sets out to recover his wife from a Mississippi plantation with the help of his mentor.
Director: Tom Hooper
Screenwriter: William Nicholson
Starring: Hugh Jackman, Russell Crowe and Anne Hathaway
In this musical adaptation set in 19th century France, fugitive Jean Valjean takes responsibility for a factory workers daughter. A decision that changes their lives forever.
Life of Pi
Writer: David Magee (screenplay), Yann Martel (novel)
Starring: Suraj Sharma, Irrfan Khan and Adil Hussain
After surviving getting lost at sea, Pi is taken on an epic journey of adventure and discovery and forms a bond with a Bengal tiger.
Director: Steven Spielberg
Writer: Tony Kushner (screenplay), Doris Kearns Goodwin (book) (in part)
Starring: Daniel Day-Lewis, Sally Field and David Strathairn
Based during the Civil War, the film offers a first-hand insight into the tough decisions and troubles that US President Abraham Lincoln had to face.
Silver Linings Playbook
Director: David O. Russell
Writer: David O. Russell
Starring: Bradley Cooper, Jennifer Lawrence and Robert De Niro
After struggling with anger and mental health issues, a former teacher moves back home with his parents. Things get more complicated when he meets Tiffany, a woman with troubles of her own.
Zero Dark Thirty
Director: Kathryn Bigelow
Writer: Mark Boal (screenplay)
Starring: Jessica Chastain, Joel Edgerton and Chris Pratt
Based on the hunt for al-Queda terrorist leader, Osama Bin Laden, the film documents the ten year journey taken and the Navy S.E.A.L. Team 6's victory.