Oscar-Nominated Movies You Can Watch Right Now

by IMDb Editors | created - 15 Jan 2013 | updated - 13 Jun 2013 | Public

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1. Life of Pi (2012)

PG | 127 min | Adventure, Drama, Fantasy

7.9
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79 Metascore

A 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 another survivor: a fearsome Bengal tiger.

Director: Ang Lee | Stars: Suraj Sharma, Irrfan Khan, Adil Hussain, Tabu

Votes: 489,334 | Gross: $124.99M

Nominated for: Best Motion Picture of the Year; Best Achievement in Directing; Best Writing, Screenplay Based on Material Previously Produced or Published; Best Achievement in Cinematography; Best Achievement in Editing; Best Achievement in Production Design; Best Achievement in Music Written for Motion Pictures, Original Score; Best Achievement in Music Written for Motion Pictures, Original Song; Best Achievement in Sound Mixing; Best Achievement in Sound Editing; Best Achievement in Visual Effects

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2. Argo (2012)

R | 120 min | Biography, Drama, History

7.7
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86 Metascore

Acting under the cover of a Hollywood producer scouting a location for a science fiction film, a CIA agent launches a dangerous operation to rescue six Americans in Tehran during the U.S. hostage crisis in Iran in 1980.

Director: Ben Affleck | Stars: Ben Affleck, Bryan Cranston, John Goodman, Alan Arkin

Votes: 496,981 | Gross: $136.03M

Nominated for: Best Motion Picture of the Year; Best Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role; Best Writing, Screenplay Based on Material Previously Produced or Published; Best Achievement in Editing; Best Achievement in Music Written for Motion Pictures, Original Score; Best Achievement in Sound Mixing; Best Achievement in Sound Editing

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3. Skyfall (2012)

PG-13 | 143 min | Action, Adventure, Thriller

7.8
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81 Metascore

Bond's loyalty to M is tested when her past comes back to haunt her. When MI6 comes under attack, 007 must track down and destroy the threat, no matter how personal the cost.

Director: Sam Mendes | Stars: Daniel Craig, Javier Bardem, Naomie Harris, Judi Dench

Votes: 560,608 | Gross: $304.36M

Nominated for: Best Achievement in Cinematography; Best Achievement in Music Written for Motion Pictures, Original Score; Best Achievement in Music Written for Motion Pictures, Original Song; Best Achievement in Sound Mixing; Best Achievement in Sound Editing;

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4. Beasts of the Southern Wild (2012)

PG-13 | 93 min | Adventure, Drama, Fantasy

7.3
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86 Metascore

Faced with both her hot-tempered father's fading health and melting ice-caps that flood her ramshackle bayou community and unleash ancient aurochs, six-year-old Hushpuppy must learn the ways of courage and love.

Director: Benh Zeitlin | Stars: Quvenzhané Wallis, Dwight Henry, Levy Easterly, Lowell Landes

Votes: 74,345 | Gross: $12.80M

Nominated for: Best Motion Picture of the Year; Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role; Best Achievement in Directing; Best Writing, Screenplay Based on Material Previously Produced or Published

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5. Anna Karenina (I) (2012)

R | 129 min | Drama, Romance

6.6
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63 Metascore

In late-19th-century Russian high society, St. Petersburg aristocrat Anna Karenina enters into a life-changing affair with the dashing Count Alexei Vronsky.

Director: Joe Wright | Stars: Keira Knightley, Jude Law, Aaron Taylor-Johnson, Matthew Macfadyen

Votes: 78,097 | Gross: $12.82M

Nominated for: Best Achievement in Cinematography; Best Achievement in Production Design; Best Achievement in Costume Design; Best Achievement in Music Written for Motion Pictures, Original Score

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6. The Master (2012)

R | 138 min | Drama

7.1
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86 Metascore

A Naval veteran arrives home from war unsettled and uncertain of his future - until he is tantalized by The Cause and its charismatic leader.

Director: Paul Thomas Anderson | Stars: Philip Seymour Hoffman, Joaquin Phoenix, Amy Adams, Jesse Plemons

Votes: 117,622 | Gross: $16.38M

Nominated for: Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role; Best Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role; Best Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role

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7. Flight (I) (2012)

R | 138 min | Drama, Thriller

7.3
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76 Metascore

An airline pilot saves almost all his passengers on his malfunctioning airliner which eventually crashed, but an investigation into the accident reveals something troubling.

Director: Robert Zemeckis | Stars: Denzel Washington, Nadine Velazquez, Don Cheadle, John Goodman

Votes: 283,429 | Gross: $93.77M

Nominated for: Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role; Best Writing, Screenplay Written Directly for the Screen

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8. Moonrise Kingdom (2012)

PG-13 | 94 min | Adventure, Comedy, Drama

7.8
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84 Metascore

A pair of young lovers flee their New England town, which causes a local search party to fan out to find them.

Director: Wes Anderson | Stars: Jared Gilman, Kara Hayward, Bruce Willis, Bill Murray

Votes: 264,888 | Gross: $45.51M

Nominated for: Best Writing, Screenplay Written Directly for the Screen

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9. Frankenweenie (2012)

PG | 87 min | Animation, Comedy, Family

7.0
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74 Metascore

When a boy's beloved dog passes away suddenly, he attempts to bring the animal back to life through a powerful science experiment.

Director: Tim Burton | Stars: Winona Ryder, Catherine O'Hara, Martin Short, Martin Landau

Votes: 82,154 | Gross: $35.29M

Nominated for: Best Animated Feature Film of the Year

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10. Brave (2012)

PG | 93 min | Animation, Adventure, Comedy

7.2
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69 Metascore

Determined to make her own path in life, Princess Merida defies a custom that brings chaos to her kingdom. Granted one wish, Merida must rely on her bravery and her archery skills to undo a beastly curse.

Directors: Mark Andrews, Brenda Chapman, Steve Purcell | Stars: Kelly Macdonald, Billy Connolly, Emma Thompson, Julie Walters

Votes: 306,209 | Gross: $237.28M

Nominated for: Best Animated Feature Film of the Year

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11. ParaNorman (2012)

PG | 92 min | Animation, Adventure, Comedy

7.0
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72 Metascore

A misunderstood boy takes on ghosts, zombies and grown-ups to save his town from a centuries-old curse.

Directors: Chris Butler, Sam Fell | Stars: Kodi Smit-McPhee, Anna Kendrick, Christopher Mintz-Plasse, Tucker Albrizzi

Votes: 80,653 | Gross: $56.00M

Nominated for: Best Animated Feature Film of the Year

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12. The Pirates! Band of Misfits (2012)

PG | 88 min | Animation, Adventure, Comedy

6.7
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Pirate Captain sets out on a mission to defeat his rivals Black Bellamy and Cutlass Liz for the Pirate of the year Award. The quest takes Captain and his crew from the shores of Blood Island to the foggy streets of Victorian London.

Directors: Peter Lord, Jeff Newitt | Stars: Hugh Grant, Salma Hayek, Jeremy Piven, Martin Freeman

Votes: 39,128 | Gross: $31.05M

Nominated for: Best Animated Feature Film of the Year

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13. Wreck-It Ralph (2012)

PG | 101 min | Animation, Adventure, Comedy

7.7
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72 Metascore

A video game villain wants to be a hero and sets out to fulfill his dream, but his quest brings havoc to the whole arcade where he lives.

Director: Rich Moore | Stars: John C. Reilly, Jack McBrayer, Jane Lynch, Sarah Silverman

Votes: 301,944 | Gross: $189.42M

Nominated for: Best Animated Feature Film of the Year

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14. Mirror Mirror (I) (2012)

PG | 106 min | Adventure, Comedy, Drama

5.6
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46 Metascore

An evil queen steals control of a kingdom and an exiled princess enlists the help of seven resourceful rebels to win back her birthright.

Director: Tarsem Singh | Stars: Lily Collins, Julia Roberts, Armie Hammer, Nathan Lane

Votes: 75,272 | Gross: $64.94M

Nominated for: Best Achievement in Costume Design

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15. Snow White and the Huntsman (2012)

PG-13 | 127 min | Action, Adventure, Drama

6.1
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57 Metascore

In a twist to the fairy tale, the Huntsman ordered to take Snow White into the woods to be killed winds up becoming her protector and mentor in a quest to vanquish the Evil Queen.

Director: Rupert Sanders | Stars: Kristen Stewart, Chris Hemsworth, Charlize Theron, Sam Claflin

Votes: 245,067 | Gross: $155.33M

Nominated for: Best Achievement in Costume Design; Best Achievement in Visual Effects

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16. Ted (2012)

R | 106 min | Comedy, Fantasy

7.0
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62 Metascore

John Bennett, a man whose childhood wish of bringing his teddy bear to life came true, now must decide between keeping the relationship with the bear or his girlfriend, Lori.

Director: Seth MacFarlane | Stars: Mark Wahlberg, Mila Kunis, Seth MacFarlane, Joel McHale

Votes: 507,825 | Gross: $218.82M

Nominated for: Best Achievement in Music Written for Motion Pictures, Original Song

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17. The Avengers (2012)

PG-13 | 143 min | Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi

8.1
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69 Metascore

Earth's mightiest heroes must come together and learn to fight as a team if they are going to stop the mischievous Loki and his alien army from enslaving humanity.

Director: Joss Whedon | Stars: Robert Downey Jr., Chris Evans, Scarlett Johansson, Jeremy Renner

Votes: 1,075,828 | Gross: $623.36M

Nominated for: Best Achievement in Visual Effects

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18. Prometheus (I) (2012)

R | 124 min | Adventure, Mystery, Sci-Fi

7.0
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65 Metascore

Following clues to the origin of mankind, a team finds a structure on a distant moon, but they soon realize they are not alone.

Director: Ridley Scott | Stars: Noomi Rapace, Logan Marshall-Green, Michael Fassbender, Charlize Theron

Votes: 508,268 | Gross: $126.48M

Nominated for: Best Achievement in Visual Effects

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19. Five Broken Cameras (2011)

Not Rated | 94 min | Documentary, War

8.0
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78 Metascore

A documentary on a Palestinian farmer's chronicle of his nonviolent resistance to the actions of the Israeli army.

Directors: Emad Burnat, Guy Davidi | Stars: Emad Burnat, Soraya Burnat, Mohammed Burnat, Yasin Burnat

Votes: 5,221 | Gross: $0.11M

Nominated for: Best Documentary, Features

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20. How to Survive a Plague (2012)

Not Rated | 110 min | Documentary, History, News

7.6
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86 Metascore

The story of two coalitions -- ACT UP and TAG (Treatment Action Group) -- whose activism and innovation turned AIDS from a death sentence into a manageable condition.

Director: David France | Stars: Peter Staley, Larry Kramer, Iris Long, Bob Rafsky

Votes: 3,246 | Gross: $0.13M

Nominated for: Best Documentary, Features

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21. The Invisible War (2012)

Not Rated | 93 min | Documentary, Crime

7.6
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75 Metascore

An investigative documentary about the epidemic of rape of soldiers within the US military.

Director: Kirby Dick | Stars: Amy Ziering, Kirby Dick, Kori Cioca, Jessica Hinves

Votes: 6,154 | Gross: $0.07M

Nominated for: Best Documentary, Features

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22. Searching for Sugar Man (2012)

PG-13 | 86 min | Documentary, Biography, Music

8.2
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79 Metascore

Two South Africans set out to discover what happened to their unlikely musical hero, the mysterious 1970s rock n roller, Rodriguez.

Director: Malik Bendjelloul | Stars: Rodriguez, Stephen 'Sugar' Segerman, Dennis Coffey, Mike Theodore

Votes: 54,157 | Gross: $3.97M

Nominated for: Best Documentary, Features

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23. The Sessions (2012)

R | 95 min | Biography, Comedy, Drama

7.2
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79 Metascore

A man in an iron lung who wishes to lose his virginity contacts a professional sex surrogate with the help of his therapist and priest.

Director: Ben Lewin | Stars: John Hawkes, Helen Hunt, William H. Macy, Moon Bloodgood

Votes: 38,249 | Gross: $6.00M

Nominated for: Best Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role

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24. Rebelle (2012)

Not Rated | 90 min | Drama, War

7.1
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84 Metascore

Somewhere in Sub-Saharan Africa, Komona, a 14-year-old girl, tells her unborn child growing inside her the story of her life since she has been at war. Everything started when she was abducted by the rebel army at the age of 12.

Director: Kim Nguyen | Stars: Rachel Mwanza, Alain Lino Mic Eli Bastien, Serge Kanyinda, Ralph Prosper

Votes: 6,320 | Gross: $0.07M

Nominated for: Best Foreign Language Film of the Year

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25. Hitchcock (2012)

PG-13 | 98 min | Biography, Drama

6.8
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55 Metascore

The relationship between Alfred Hitchcock and his wife Alma Reville during the filming of Psycho (1960) in 1959 is explored.

Director: Sacha Gervasi | Stars: Anthony Hopkins, Helen Mirren, Scarlett Johansson, Danny Huston

Votes: 64,648 | Gross: $6.01M

Nominated for: Best Achievement in Makeup and Hairstyling

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26. Head Over Heels (2012)

TV-PG | 11 min | Animation, Short, Comedy

7.5
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Walter and Madge have grown apart: he lives on the floor and she lives on the ceiling. When Walter tries to reignite their old romance, the couple must face their equilibrium.

Director: Timothy Reckart | Stars: Nigel Anthony, Rayyah McCaul

Votes: 1,991

Nominated for: Best Short Film, Animated

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27. Paperman (2012)

G | 7 min | Animation, Short, Comedy

8.3
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An office worker meets the girl of his dreams and uses a fleet of paper airplanes to get her attention.

Director: John Kahrs | Stars: John Kahrs, Kari Wahlgren, Jack Goldenberg, Jeff Turley

Votes: 27,827

Nominated for: Best Short Film, Animated

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28. The Longest Daycare (2012)

PG | 5 min | Animation, Short, Comedy

7.3
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Maggie Simpson spends the day in the Ayn Rand School for Tots.

Director: David Silverman

Votes: 4,134

Nominated for: Best Short Film, Animated

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29. Adam and Dog (2012)

TV-PG | 16 min | Animation, Short, Drama

6.9
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Adam, and a dog, in the Garden of Eden.

Director: Minkyu Lee

Votes: 2,057

Nominated for: Best Short Film, Animated

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30. Fresh Guacamole (2012)

Unrated | 2 min | Animation, Short, Fantasy

7.4
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Transforming familiar objects into fresh guacamole.

Director: PES

Votes: 3,153

Nominated for: Best Short Film, Animated

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31. Asad (2012)

R | 18 min | Short, Adventure, Drama

7.1
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A coming of age fable of a Somali boy as he struggles to survive in his war-torn land.

Director: Bryan Buckley | Stars: Harun Mohammed, Ibrahim Moallim Hussein, Ali Mohammed, Abdiwale Mohamed

Votes: 754

Nominated for: Best Short Film, Live Action

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