2015 Oscar Watchlist

Write on the comments if there are other movies that need to be on the list. Rows 1-32 are Best Picture to Writing targets, rows 33-42 are animated and rows 43-65 are songs and visuals.
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1.
Foxcatcher (2014)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.0/10 X  
Mark and Dave Schultz, U.S. Olympic Wrestling champions, join Team Foxcatcher led by multimillionaire John E. du Pont as they train for the 1988 games in Seoul - but John's emotional self-destruction threatens to consume them all. (134 mins.)
Director: Bennett Miller
“ The Director of Academy Award hits like Capote and Moneyball returns with a move that seems to be his most darkest movie ever. It could have Steve Carrel get a nomination. ” - adog1990
 
2.
Birdman or (The Unexpected Virtue of Ignorance) (2014)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.8/10 X  
Illustrated upon the progress of his latest Broadway play, a former popular actor's struggle to cope with his current life as a wasted actor is shown. (119 mins.)
“ Will Alfonso Cuaron's friend and team mate of "The Three Amigos of Cinema" Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu get another Oscar nominated for Director or Screenplay? And since it's going to be a original comedy like Little Miss Sunshine it will be on the list. ” - adog1990
 
3.
Gone Girl (2014)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.1/10 X  
With his wife's disappearance having become the focus of an intense media circus, a man sees the spotlight turned on him when it's suspected that he may not be innocent. (149 mins.)
Director: David Fincher
“ One of the greatest modern directors of all time next to Steven Spielberg and Martin Scorsese is coming out with a new movie but since it has Tyler Perry in a role who is know for being one of the worst directors of all time today, god help this movie. ” - adog1990
 
4.
The Imitation Game (2014)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.1/10 X  
During World War II, mathematician Alan Turing tries to crack the enigma code with help from fellow mathematicians. (114 mins.)
Director: Morten Tyldum
“ With plot that sounds worthy, it might get some acting awards. ” - adog1990
 
5.
Interstellar (2014)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.6/10 X  
A team of explorers travel through a wormhole in space in an attempt to ensure humanity's survival. (169 mins.)
“ Christopher Nolan comes back with an original movie with Academy Award winners Matthew McConaughey and Anne Hathaway as space explorers going into wormholes. Will this help Christopher Nolan recover from Man of Steel? ” - adog1990
 
6.
Boyhood (2014)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.0/10 X  
The life of Mason, from early childhood to his arrival at college. (165 mins.)
“ After Before Midnight, Richard Linklater makes a new film that is getting very positive reviews. ” - adog1990
 
7.
Inherent Vice (2014)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  
In 1970, drug-fueled Los Angeles private investigator Larry "Doc" Sportello investigates the disappearance of a former girlfriend. (148 mins.)
“ Paul Thomas Anderson who is being declared the Stanley Kubrick of the 21st Century is back with a dark comedy crime drama with Joaquin Phoenix as a 1970's drug addicted detective trying to find his former girlfriend. ” - adog1990
 
8.
Mr. Turner (2014)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  
An exploration of the last quarter century of the great, if eccentric, British painter J.M.W. Turner's life. (150 mins.)
Director: Mike Leigh
“ Mike Leigh is back with another nomination for Best Original Screenplay. ” - adog1990
 
9.
Unbroken (2014)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  
After a near-fatal plane crash in WWII, Olympian Louis Zamperini spends a harrowing 47 days in a raft with two fellow crewmen before he's caught by the Japanese navy and sent to a prisoner-of-war camp. (137 mins.)
Director: Angelina Jolie
“ Angelina Jolie might pull a George Clooney and Ben Affleck move as a famous acting person turning to be a good director. She also has the Coen Brothers writing the script with famous writer & director Richard LaGravenese that looks promising but the script is co-written by William Nicholson who is a writer that the Nostalgia Critic hates movies by him might be risky to wait and see. ” - adog1990
 
10.
Wild (2014)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  
A chronicle of one woman's 1,100-mile solo hike undertaken as a way to recover from a recent personal tragedy. (115 mins.)
“ The director of the acclaimed Dallas Buyers Club comes out with another film that the Oscars might like. ” - adog1990
 
11.
A Most Violent Year (2014)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.0/10 X  
In New York City 1981, an ambitious immigrant fights to protect his business and family during the most dangerous year in the city's history. (125 mins.)
Director: J.C. Chandor
“ J. C. Chandor makes yet another film and might be his third Oscar film in a row. ” - adog1990
 
12.
The Grand Budapest Hotel (2014)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.1/10 X  
The adventures of Gustave H, a legendary concierge at a famous hotel from the fictional Republic of Zubrowka between the first and second World Wars, and Zero Moustafa, the lobby boy who becomes his most trusted friend. (99 mins.)
Director: Wes Anderson
“ The very best Wes Anderson movie ever! It is worth Screenplay and Production Design. ” - adog1990
 
13.
A Most Wanted Man (2014)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  
A Chechen Muslim illegally immigrates to Hamburg, where he gets caught in the international war on terror. (122 mins.)
Director: Anton Corbijn
“ Since this is a John le Carre adapted movie and his last movies (The Constant Gardener and Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy) got nominated for Best Adapted Screenplay, this one is on the list and what makes this film the most hype on the watch list is it is one of Philip Seymour Hoffman's final films and he could get nominated for Best Actor. ” - adog1990
 
14.
Big Eyes (2014)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.0/10 X  
A drama about the awakening of the painter Margaret Keane, her phenomenal success in the 1950s, and the subsequent legal difficulties she had with her husband, who claimed credit for her works in the 1960s. (106 mins.)
Director: Tim Burton
“ Tim Burton re-teams up with the writers of his masterpiece Ed Wood on a film that looks promising to his fans and Christopher Waltz may get another Oscar nomination along with Amy Adams. ” - adog1990
 
15.
The Theory of Everything (2014)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.7/10 X  
A look at the relationship between the famous physicist Stephen Hawking and his wife. (123 mins.)
Director: James Marsh
“ A film about Stephen Hawking and his relationship with his wife should be the attention for Best Acting. ” - adog1990
 
16.
Into the Woods (2014)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.0/10 X  
A witch tasks a childless baker and his wife with procuring magical items from classic fairy tales to reverse the curse put on their family tree. (125 mins.)
Director: Rob Marshall
“ From the director of Chicago and Nine, makes another musical film with a bet for Best Original Song nomination with costume design and production design, only this time another nomination for Academy Award legend Meryl Streep. ” - adog1990
 
17.
The Judge (2014)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  
Big-city lawyer Hank Palmer returns to his childhood home where his father, the town's judge, is suspected of murder. Hank sets out to discover the truth and, along the way, reconnects with his estranged family. (141 mins.)
Director: David Dobkin
“ Movie buffs are excited for Robert Duvall to shine in this movie from the director of Wedding Crashers. ” - adog1990
 
18.
St. Vincent (2014)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  
A young boy whose parents have just divorced finds an unlikely friend and mentor in the misanthropic, bawdy, hedonistic war veteran who lives next door. (102 mins.)
Director: Theodore Melfi
“ Bill Murray could get another nomination for his acting if this comedy drama he is starting in gets good praise. ” - adog1990
 
19.
Maps to the Stars (2014)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.2/10 X  
A tour into the heart of a Hollywood family chasing celebrity, one another and the relentless ghosts of their pasts. (111 mins.)
“ A satire on how Hollywood can affect some stars may get some nominations for screenplay or acting, unless David Cronberg is try to be a big Hollywood Rebel to be kick out of movie award events. ” - adog1990
 
20.
The Homesman (2014)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  
Three women who have been driven mad by pioneer life are to be transported across the country by covered wagon by the pious, independent-minded Mary Bee Cuddy, who in turn employs low-life drifter George Briggs to assist her. (122 mins.)
Director: Tommy Lee Jones
“ Tommy Lee Jones makes his second film as a director with a film that looks promising and sometimes Academy Award actors and actress can directed Academy Award nominated films. ” - adog1990
 
21.
Magic in the Moonlight (2014)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  
A romantic comedy about an Englishman brought in to help unmask a possible swindle. Personal and professional complications ensue. (97 mins.)
Director: Woody Allen
“ Woody Allen makes yet another original screenplay, but will it get some Oscar picks or will will have to wait for another year or other years latter for a better Woody Allen original screenplay movie? ” - adog1990
 
22.
Pawn Sacrifice (2014)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.0/10 X  
Set during the Cold War, American chess prodigy Bobby Fischer finds himself caught between two superpowers and his own struggles as he challenges the Soviet Empire. (115 mins.)
Director: Edward Zwick
“ The story of famous chess players directed by Edward Zwick of The Last Samurai and Glory could have some awards for it's acting and the first nomination for Tobey Maguire. ” - adog1990
 
23.
Miss Julie (2014)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.6/10 X  
Over the course of a midsummer night in Fermanagh in 1890, an unsettled daughter of the Anglo-Irish aristocracy encourages her father's valet to seduce her. (129 mins.)
Director: Liv Ullmann
“ Two time Academy Award nominee Liv Ullmann makes a film that could get acting and costume to production picks from critics. ” - adog1990
 
24.
The Drop (2014)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  
Bob Saginowski finds himself at the center of a robbery gone awry and entwined in an investigation that digs deep into the neighborhood's past where friends, families, and foes all work together to make a living - no matter the cost. (106 mins.)
“ The reasons for this movie to be on the list
1. It is directed by Academy Award nominee for Best Foreign Language Film, Michael R. Roskam
2. Script by famous novelist Dennis Lehane of Gone Baby Gone and Mystic River
3. James Gandolfini's final final film. ” - adog1990
 
25.
This Is Where I Leave You (2014)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  
When their father passes away, four grown siblings are forced to return to their childhood home and live under the same roof together for a week, along with their over-sharing mother and an assortment of spouses, exes and might-have-beens. (103 mins.)
Director: Shawn Levy
“ An original comedy drama with Jane Fonda sounds promising but the director is the director of Night of the Musseum which might be tricky but it's his first R-Rated film so let's see what happens. ” - adog1990
 
26.
The Hundred-Foot Journey (2014)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  
The Kadam family leaves India for France where they open a restaurant directly across the road from Madame Mallory's Michelin-starred eatery. (122 mins.)
“ Steven Spielberg and Oprah Winfrey team up with the director of The Cider House Rules to make a film that is worthy Best Picture and another nomination for Helen Mirren's acting. ” - adog1990
 
27.
The Rover (2014)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.4/10 X  
10 years after a global economic collapse, a hardened loner pursues the men who stole his only possession, his car. Along the way, he captures one of the thieves' brother, and the duo form an uneasy bond during the dangerous journey. (103 mins.)
Director: David Michôd
“ The director of Animal Kingdom makes his version of Mad Max which might have some good acting but it might be doomed cause of Robert Patenson from the awful Twilight series. ” - adog1990
 
28.
Get on Up (2014)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  
A chronicle of James Brown's rise from extreme poverty to become one of the most influential musicians in history. (139 mins.)
Director: Tate Taylor
“ The story of James Brown directed by The Help's Tate Taylor is right for acting awards. ” - adog1990
 
29.
The Fault in Our Stars (2014)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.8/10 X  
Two teenage cancer patients begin a life-affirming journey to visit a reclusive author in Amsterdam. (126 mins.)
Director: Josh Boone
“ This Comedy Drama based on a book is getting very much attention. Can it do good with the critics? ” - adog1990
 
30.
Trash (2014)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  
Set in Brazil, three kids who make a discovery in a garbage dump soon find themselves running from the cops and trying to right a terrible wrong. (114 mins.)
“ The Oscars love Stephen Daldry films. ” - adog1990
 
31.
The Railway Man (2013)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  
A former British Army officer, who was tormented as a prisoner of war at a Japanese labor camp during World War II, discovers that the man responsible for much of his treatment is still alive and sets out to confront him. (116 mins.)
“ Colin Firth is a good actor and he may be great in another World War II film as a former prisoner of war out to find the people who torture him until his life was ruined by them. ” - adog1990
 
32.
The Lego Movie (2014)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.8/10 X  
An ordinary Lego construction worker, thought to be the prophesied 'Special', is recruited to join a quest to stop an evil tyrant from gluing the Lego universe into eternal stasis. (100 mins.)
“ Being declared one of the best animated films of all time and is right for the nomination for Best Animated Feature lets hope Tomm Moore's The Song of the Sea doesn't beat them for the nomination like what The Secret of Kells did to Phil Lord and Christopher Miller's Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs who also did this movie. ” - adog1990
 
33.
How to Train Your Dragon 2 (2014)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.9/10 X  
When Hiccup and Toothless discover an ice cave that is home to hundreds of new wild dragons and the mysterious Dragon Rider, the two friends find themselves at the center of a battle to protect the peace. (102 mins.)
Director: Dean DeBlois
“ The sequel to a great animated film that shows us a trailer that looks epic and promising that this will be better than the first film. Will it happen and be this year's Kung Fu Panda 2 that can have moments that can make the audience shed tears? ” - adog1990
 
34.
Big Hero 6 (2014)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.9/10 X  
The special bond that develops between plus-sized inflatable robot Baymax, and prodigy Hiro Hamada, who team up with a group of friends to form a band of high-tech heroes. (102 mins.)
“ After the success of the Academy Award wining Frozen, Disney may get back into the Best Animated Feature race by having this be the first animated theatrical Marvel film based on the comic book series by two of the creators of Ben 10. ” - adog1990
 
35.
The Tale of the Princess Kaguya (2013)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.1/10 X  
Found inside a shining stalk of bamboo by an old bamboo cutter and his wife, a tiny girl grows rapidly into an exquisite young lady. The mysterious young princess enthralls all who encounter her - but ultimately she must confront her fate, the punishment for her crime. (137 mins.)
Director: Isao Takahata
“ Studio Ghibli gets back to the Best Animated Feature race with this film being the longest Studio Ghibli, having the film distributed by now Academy Award favorite and surprise nominated film company GKIDS and being directed by Isao Takahata of the powerful Grave of the Fireflies who is finally back on the animated film director seat. But their biggest competition is The Song of the Sea who's director, Tomm Moore had his film The Secert of Kells beat Cloudy with a Change of Meatballs and Ponyo for the nomination of Best Animated Feature at the 82nd Academy Awards. ” - adog1990
 
36.
Song of the Sea (2014)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.2/10 X  
Ben, a young Irish boy, and his little sister Saoirse, a girl who can turn into a seal, go on an adventure to free the faeries and save the spirit world. (93 mins.)
Director: Tomm Moore
“ Tomm Moore of the surprise Academy Award nominated The Secret of Kells returns in his second and promising beautiful animated film. Will this get nominated along with the Lego Movie or do the same way Secret of Kells did with Cloudy with a Change a Meatballs for the 82nd Academy Awards? Most importantly will it be released in time for this Oscar session? If not, next year is good with Spongebob and Kung Fu Panda 3. ” - adog1990
 
37.
The Boxtrolls (2014)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  
A young orphaned boy raised by underground cave-dwelling trash collectors tries to save his friends from an evil exterminator. (96 mins.)
“ The makers of Coraline and ParaNorman are back with a promising perfect animated film for kids and the Academy Awards love stop-motion animated films a lot. Also the film has a special appearance voice by Sam 'CatBug' Lavagnino in his first feature film. ” - adog1990
 
38.
The Book of Life (2014)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  
Manolo, a young man who is torn between fulfilling the expectations of his family and following his heart, embarks on an adventure that spans three fantastic worlds where he must face his greatest fears. (95 mins.)
“ Guillermo del Toro of Hellboy and Pan's Labyrinth two of the Academy Awards' favorite visual films produces this animated film that might have animation good as an art book. But it might be risky cause the studio who is making this made one of the worst animated films of all time called "Free Birds" and Guillermo is writing the last Hobbit movie which may make this film not get a nomination like Pacific Rim (which I am still upset that the Academy didn't chose for Best Visual Effects). If it turns good it will be a tough contender for the other good animated films like The Tale of the Princess and Big Hero 6. But since it's main character has a guitar with him and loves music, it might get a nomination for Best Original Song if there will be an original song or songs and if nominated, might be rivals with Muppets Most Wanted, like The Muppets were with Rio. ” - adog1990
 
39.
Mr. Peabody & Sherman (2014)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  
The time-travelling adventures of an advanced canine and his adopted son, as they endeavor to fix a time rift they created. (92 mins.)
Director: Rob Minkoff
“ The director of The Lion King returns to animation with a great adapted of a classic cartoon. ” - adog1990
 
40.
Rocky and Bullwinkle (2014 Short Film)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.4/10 X  
Bullwinkle is tricked into marrying a robot controlled by Boris. Can Rocky stop this wedding before Bullwinkle is betrothed to a mechanical gal? (9 mins.)
Director: Gary Trousdale
“ This animated short looks promising to be in the finals of the Best Animated Short race. ” - adog1990
 
41.
Feast (2014 Short Film)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.3/10 X  
The love life of a man as told through the meals he gives his adopted dog, Winston. (6 mins.)
Director: Patrick Osborne
“ Now a days when Disney is releasing an animated feature film they always have a short film before that is right to be in the final list of animated shorts in the race for Best Animated Short Film. This one is deffentaly going to make the final round and get nominated if the audience and critics love it. ” - adog1990
 
42.
Begin Again (2013)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  
A chance encounter between a disgraced music-business executive and a young singer-songwriter new to Manhattan turns into a promising collaboration between the two talents. (104 mins.)
Director: John Carney
“ From the director of Once makes another movie of music and since Once won Best Original Song this film might be on the raider of Best Original Song list. ” - adog1990
 
43.
Muppets Most Wanted (2014)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 X  
While on a grand world tour, The Muppets find themselves wrapped into an European jewel-heist caper headed by a Kermit the Frog look-alike and his dastardly sidekick. (107 mins.)
Director: James Bobin
“ After the success of The Muppets being the first Muppet film wining Best Original Song. Can this Muppet movie get a nomination like its predecessor did? ” - adog1990
 
44.
Annie (2014)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.2/10 X  
A foster kid, who lives with her mean foster mom, sees her life change when business tycoon and New York mayoral candidate Will Stacks makes a thinly-veiled campaign move and takes her in. (118 mins.)
Director: Will Gluck
“ This film will have some original songs by Jay-Z with the same songs from the musical is on the raider since this year is the year of Musicals, good family and kids movies and Michael Bay films. ” - adog1990
 
45.
Frank (2014)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.0/10 X  
Jon, a young wanna-be musician, discovers he's bitten off more than he can chew when he joins an eccentric pop band led by the mysterious and enigmatic Frank. (95 mins.)
“ A film of a rock band with it's lead singer hiding his identity with a big mask head might have some original songs to get a nomination for Best Original Song ” - adog1990
 
46.
Jersey Boys (2014)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  
The story of four young men from the wrong side of the tracks in New Jersey who came together to form the iconic 1960s rock group The Four Seasons. (134 mins.)
Director: Clint Eastwood
“ Since we are in the year of Musical films, good family and kids movies and Michael Bay films. Jersey Boys might be on the list of songs if Clint Eastwood can get back at making good movies. ” - adog1990
 
47.
Guardians of the Galaxy (2014)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.1/10 X  
A group of intergalactic criminals are forced to work together to stop a fanatical warrior from taking control of the universe. (121 mins.)
Director: James Gunn
“ A new promising Marvel movie might some have some awards for sound and visual effects. But its directed by one of the directors who won a Razzie for surprise Worst Picture winner Movie 43 may be risky for critics and it's audience. ” - adog1990
 
48.
The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies (2014)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  
Bilbo and Company are forced to engage in a war against an array of combatants and keep the Lonely Mountain from falling into the hands of a rising darkness. (144 mins.)
Director: Peter Jackson
“ The Lord of the Rings series is the best thing since Star Wars and is perfect in visual effects if it doesn't be like the Star Wars prequels. ” - adog1990
 
49.
Dawn of the Planet of the Apes (2014)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  
A growing nation of genetically evolved apes led by Caesar is threatened by a band of human survivors of the devastating virus unleashed a decade earlier. (130 mins.)
Director: Matt Reeves
“ Will Academy Award voters accept the visuals of this film like the first Neo Planet of the Apes film? ” - adog1990
 
50.
X-Men: Days of Future Past (2014)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.0/10 X  
The X-Men send Wolverine to the past in a desperate effort to change history and prevent an event that results in doom for both humans and mutants. (132 mins.)
Director: Bryan Singer
“ This X-Men film looks promising with the Sentalis that might make it the first X-Men movie to be nominated for Best Visual Effects. ” - adog1990
 
51.
Exodus: Gods and Kings (2014)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.1/10 X  
The defiant leader Moses rises up against the Egyptian Pharaoh Ramses, setting 600,000 slaves on a monumental journey of escape from Egypt and its terrifying cycle of deadly plagues. (150 mins.)
Director: Ridley Scott
“ A film that is up for most likely to get some nominations for Production Design, Make Up or Costume Design. ” - adog1990
 
52.
Fury (2014)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  
1945, in the World War II Germany, the tough Sergeant Don 'Wardaddy' Collier commands a tank and survives... (134 mins.)
Director: David Ayer
“ After Lone Survivor's success, Fury looks like it be right for the Best Sound awards. ” - adog1990
 
53.
Transformers: Age of Extinction (2014)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.7/10 X  
Autobots must escape sight from a bounty hunter who has taken control of the human serendipity: Unexpectedly, Optimus Prime and his remaining gang turn to a mechanic, his daughter, and her back street racing boyfriend for help. (165 mins.)
Director: Michael Bay
“ And since we are in the year of not only musicals and good family and kids movies, we are in the year of Michael Bay films. Out of all the films he is putting up this year that are The Purge: Anarchy, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, Ouija, Project Almanac (in other countries) and Transformers 4, Transformers 4 is the only film by him to get Oscar treatment since the Oscars love Transformers. ” - adog1990
 
54.
The Zero Theorem (2013)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.1/10 X  
A hugely talented but socially isolated computer operator is tasked by Management to prove the Zero Theorem: that the universe ends as nothing, rendering life meaningless. But meaning is what he already craves. (107 mins.)
Director: Terry Gilliam
“ Terry Gilliam returns to his old school sci-fi route with Christoph Waltz playing the role. This film will be only good for Best Costume Design and Production Design bets. ” - adog1990
 
55.
Noah (2014)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.8/10 X  
A man is chosen by his world's creator to undertake a momentous mission before an apocalyptic flood cleanses the world. (138 mins.)
“ The Academy loves visual effects of water, rare animals and rock bitters that built the ark for Noah. ” - adog1990
 
56.
Captain America: The Winter Soldier (2014)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.8/10 X  
As Steve Rogers struggles to embrace his role in the modern world, he teams up with a fellow Avenger and S.H.I.E.L.D agent, Black Widow, to battle a new threat from history: an assassin known as the Winter Soldier. (136 mins.)
“ Critics and comic book fans are saying this film is one of the best comic book movies and is good as The Avengers, and puts DC Comics to shame. It will be a great contender for Visual Effects and Sound. ” - adog1990
 
57.
Suite Française (2014)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  
During the early years of Nazi occupation of France in World War II, romance blooms between Lucile Angellier (Michelle Williams), a French villager, and Bruno von Falk (Matthias Schoenaerts), a German soldier. (107 mins.)
Director: Saul Dibb
“ The director of The Duchess returns with another movie that is worthy the costume designs. ” - adog1990
 
58.
Belle (2013)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  
The mixed race daughter of a Royal Navy Admiral is raised by her aristocratic great-uncle in 18th century England. (104 mins.)
Director: Amma Asante
“ A right contender for Best Costume Design. ” - adog1990
 
59.
Paddington (2014)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  
A young Peruvian bear travels to London in search of a home. Finding himself lost and alone at Paddington Station, he meets the kindly Brown family, who offer him a temporary haven. (95 mins.)
Director: Paul King
“ Will Paddington be this year's Hugo? ” - adog1990
 
60.
Sin City: A Dame to Kill For (2014)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 X  
Some of Sin City's most hard-boiled citizens cross paths with a few of its more reviled inhabitants. (102 mins.)
“ Will the Academy Awards chose Sin City 2 for Cinematography and Visual Effects to have fans forgive them for not nominating Sin City? ” - adog1990
 
61.
Maleficent (2014)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.0/10 X  
A vengeful fairy is driven to curse an infant princess, only to discover that the child may be the one person who can restore peace to their troubled land. (97 mins.)
“ While the visual effects are so-so, it will most likely get some bets for costume and art. ” - adog1990
 
62.
The Amazing Spider-Man 2 (2014)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  
When New York is put under siege by Oscorp, it is up to Spider-Man to save the city he swore to protect as well as his loved ones. (142 mins.)
Director: Marc Webb
“ This Spider-Man movie looks promising and can be better than the first Amazing Spider-Man movie. It is a right contender for the visuals. ” - adog1990
 
63.
Godzilla (2014)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 X  
The world is beset by the appearance of monstrous creatures, but one of them may be the only one who can save humanity. (123 mins.)
Director: Gareth Edwards
“ The visual effects in Godzilla and the movie itself are get good early reviews and may be great as Pacific Rim and may be better than that film (I still love Pacific Rim and am still upset that the Academy chose Lone Ranger over that for Best Visual Effects). ” - adog1990
 
64.
Lucy (2014)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.4/10 X  
A woman, accidentally caught in a dark deal, turns the tables on her captors and transforms into a merciless warrior evolved beyond human logic. (89 mins.)
Director: Luc Besson
“ Luc Benson's Lucy looks like it could be this year's The Fifth Element for some Sound awards. ” - adog1990
 
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Dracula Untold (2014)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.3/10 X  
As his kingdom is being threatened by the Turks, young prince Vlad Tepes must become a monster feared by his own people in order to obtain the power needed to protect his own family, and the families of his kingdom. (92 mins.)
Director: Gary Shore
“ When it comes to old century vampire movies, they are on the list for Best Costume Design, Make-up and Production Design. ” - adog1990