The 323 Films Eligible For Best Picture

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1. About Last Night (2014)

R | 100 min | Comedy, Romance

62 Metascore

Follow two couples as they journey from the bar to the bedroom and are eventually put to the test in the real world.

Director: Steve Pink | Stars: Kevin Hart, Michael Ealy, Regina Hall, Joy Bryant

Votes: 21,321 | Gross: $48.64M

2. Abuse of Weakness (2013)

Unrated | 105 min | Drama

77 Metascore

A stroke-afflicted filmmaker is manipulated by a notorious con man.

Director: Catherine Breillat | Stars: Isabelle Huppert, Kool Shen, Laurence Ursino, Christophe Sermet

Votes: 873 | Gross: $0.03M

3. Addicted (I) (2014)

R | 106 min | Drama, Thriller

32 Metascore

A gallerist risks her family and flourishing career when she enters into an affair with a talented painter and slowly loses control of her life.

Director: Bille Woodruff | Stars: Sharon Leal, Boris Kodjoe, John Newberg, Tyson Beckford

Votes: 7,738 | Gross: $17.38M

4. Age of Uprising: The Legend of Michael Kohlhaas (2013)

Unrated | 122 min | Drama, History

51 Metascore

In the 16th century in the Cévennes, a horse dealer by the name of Michael Kohlhaas leads a happy family life. When a lord treats him unjustly, he raises an army and puts the country to fire and sword in order to have his rights restored.

Director: Arnaud des Pallières | Stars: Mads Mikkelsen, Mélusine Mayance, Delphine Chuillot, David Kross

Votes: 7,119

5. Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day (2014)

PG | 81 min | Comedy, Family

54 Metascore

Alexander's day begins with gum stuck in his hair, followed by more calamities. However, he finds little sympathy from his family and begins to wonder if bad things only happen to him, his mom, dad, brother and sister - who all find themselves living through their own terrible, horrible, no good, very bad day.

Director: Miguel Arteta | Stars: Steve Carell, Jennifer Garner, Ed Oxenbould, Dylan Minnette

Votes: 37,916 | Gross: $66.95M

6. The Amazing Catfish (2013)

Not Rated | 89 min | Comedy, Drama

69 Metascore

Claudia, a lonely young woman, works in a supermarket. One night, she ends up in the hospital with a severe case of appendicitis. There, she meets Martha, the woman resting in the bed next ... See full summary »

Director: Claudia Sainte-Luce | Stars: Lisa Owen, Ximena Ayala, Sonia Franco, Wendy Guillén

Votes: 1,564 | Gross: $0.01M

7. The Amazing Spider-Man 2 (2014)

PG-13 | 142 min | Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi

53 Metascore

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.

Director: Marc Webb | Stars: Andrew Garfield, Emma Stone, Jamie Foxx, Paul Giamatti

Votes: 394,101 | Gross: $202.85M

8. American Revolutionary: The Evolution of Grace Lee Boggs (2013)

82 min | Documentary, Biography

78 Metascore

Grace Lee Boggs is an activist and philosopher in Detroit who has dedicated her life to the next American Revolution and the possibility of a better, more just future for all of humanity. ... See full summary »

Director: Grace Lee | Stars: Grace Lee Boggs, Danny Glover, Bill Ayers, James Boggs

Votes: 108

9. American Sniper (2014)

R | 133 min | Action, Biography, Drama

72 Metascore

Navy S.E.A.L. sniper Chris Kyle's pinpoint accuracy saves countless lives on the battlefield and turns him into a legend. Back home to his wife and kids after four tours of duty, however, Chris finds that it is the war he can't leave behind.

Director: Clint Eastwood | Stars: Bradley Cooper, Sienna Miller, Kyle Gallner, Cole Konis

Votes: 407,236 | Gross: $350.13M

10. Anita (II) (2013)

Not Rated | 95 min | Documentary, History

68 Metascore

A profile of Anita Hill, the African-American lawyer who challenged Clarence Thomas' nomination to the US Supreme Court and thus exposed the problem of sexual harassment to the world.

Director: Freida Lee Mock

Votes: 388

11. Annabelle (I) (2014)

R | 99 min | Horror, Mystery, Thriller

37 Metascore

A couple begins to experience terrifying supernatural occurrences involving a vintage doll shortly after their home is invaded by satanic cultists.

Director: John R. Leonetti | Stars: Ward Horton, Annabelle Wallis, Alfre Woodard, Tony Amendola

Votes: 127,421 | Gross: $84.27M

12. Annie (2014)

PG | 118 min | Comedy, Drama, Family

33 Metascore

A foster kid, who lives with her mean foster mom, sees her life change when business tycoon and New York City mayoral candidate Will Stacks makes a thinly-veiled campaign move and takes her in.

Director: Will Gluck | Stars: Quvenzhané Wallis, Cameron Diaz, Jamie Foxx, Rose Byrne

Votes: 31,721 | Gross: $85.91M

13. Antarctica: A Year on Ice (2013)

PG | 91 min | Documentary, Adventure, Biography

69 Metascore

A visually stunning chronicle of what it is like to live in Antarctica for a full year, including winters isolated from the rest of the world, and enduring months of darkness in the coldest place on Earth.

Director: Anthony Powell | Stars: Anthony Powell, Genevieve Bachman, William Brotman, Michael Christiansen

Votes: 3,033 | Gross: $0.29M

14. Archaeology of a Woman (2012)

94 min | Drama

36 Metascore

A mother's dementia reignites a past of crime and lust, forcing her daughter to make difficult decisions.

Director: Sharon Greytak | Stars: Sally Kirkland, Victoria Clark, James Murtaugh, Karl Geary

Votes: 16

15. Are You Here (2013)

R | 114 min | Comedy, Drama

37 Metascore

Two childhood best friends, one a superficial womanizer and the other a barely functioning bipolar, embark on a road trip back to their hometown after one of them learns his estranged father has died.

Director: Matthew Weiner | Stars: Owen Wilson, Zach Galifianakis, Amy Poehler, Laura Ramsey

Votes: 14,369

16. As Above, So Below (2014)

R | 93 min | Horror, Mystery, Thriller

38 Metascore

When a team of explorers ventures into the catacombs that lie beneath the streets of Paris, they uncover the dark secret that lies within this city of the dead.

Director: John Erick Dowdle | Stars: Perdita Weeks, Ben Feldman, Edwin Hodge, François Civil

Votes: 68,402 | Gross: $21.20M

17. At Middleton (2013)

R | 99 min | Comedy, Romance

60 Metascore

Two parents fall in love over the course of a single day while playing hooky from their children's college tour.

Director: Adam Rodgers | Stars: Andy Garcia, Vera Farmiga, Taissa Farmiga, Spencer Rocco Lofranco

Votes: 7,235 | Gross: $0.05M

18. Atlas Shrugged: Who Is John Galt? (2014)

PG-13 | 99 min | Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi

9 Metascore

In a post-apocalyptic America, the iron fist of the totalitarian government seeks to crush one mysterious man named John Galt, who has the power and influence to change everything..

Director: James Manera | Stars: Kristoffer Polaha, Laura Regan, Rob Morrow, Peter Mackenzie

Votes: 2,736 | Gross: $0.83M

19. Audrey (2014)

81 min | Comedy

Audrey waits and wait and WAITS for her date to show.

Director: Dean Pollack | Stars: Sybil Darrow, Edward Asner, Ed Quinn, Helena Mattsson

Votes: 48

20. Awakened (2013)

Not Rated | 107 min | Drama, Mystery, Thriller

3 Metascore

Awakened is a psychological drama/mystery thriller about a young woman who returns home to unravel the mysteries behind her mother's untimely death 14 years before.

Directors: Joycelyn Engle, Arno Malarone | Stars: Julianne Michelle, Steven Bauer, John Savage, Edward Furlong

Votes: 353

21. Bad Words (2013)

R | 89 min | Comedy, Drama

57 Metascore

A spelling bee loser sets out to exact revenge by finding a loophole and attempting to win as an adult.

Director: Jason Bateman | Stars: Jason Bateman, Kathryn Hahn, Allison Janney, Rohan Chand

Votes: 44,405 | Gross: $7.76M

22. Barefoot (I) (2014)

PG-13 | 90 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

22 Metascore

The "black sheep" son of a wealthy family meets a young psychiatric patient who's been raised in isolation her entire life. He then takes the naive young woman home for his brother's wedding.

Director: Andrew Fleming | Stars: Evan Rachel Wood, Scott Speedman, J.K. Simmons, Treat Williams

Votes: 21,752 | Gross: $0.01M

23. Bears (I) (2014)

G | 78 min | Documentary, Family

68 Metascore

A documentary that follows an Alaskan bear family as its young cubs are taught life's most important lessons.

Directors: Alastair Fothergill, Keith Scholey, Adam Chapman | Star: John C. Reilly

Votes: 5,989 | Gross: $17.77M

24. Begin Again (II) (2013)

R | 104 min | Comedy, Drama, Music

62 Metascore

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.

Director: John Carney | Stars: Keira Knightley, Mark Ruffalo, Adam Levine, Hailee Steinfeld

Votes: 131,704 | Gross: $16.17M

25. Belle (2013)

PG | 100 min | Biography, Drama, Romance

64 Metascore

The mixed-race daughter of a Royal Navy Admiral is raised by her aristocratic great-uncle in 18th-century England.

Director: Amma Asante | Stars: Gugu Mbatha-Raw, Matthew Goode, Emily Watson, Miranda Richardson

Votes: 26,141 | Gross: $10.73M

26. The Best of Me (2014)

PG-13 | 118 min | Drama, Romance

29 Metascore

A pair of former high school sweethearts reunite after many years when they return to visit their small hometown.

Director: Michael Hoffman | Stars: James Marsden, Michelle Monaghan, Luke Bracey, Liana Liberato

Votes: 60,818 | Gross: $26.76M

27. The Better Angels (2014)

PG | 95 min | Biography, Drama, History

53 Metascore

The story of Abraham Lincoln's childhood in the harsh wilderness of Indiana and the hardships that shaped him, the tragedy that marked him for ever and the two women who guided him to immortality.

Director: A.J. Edwards | Stars: Jason Clarke, Diane Kruger, Brit Marling, Wes Bentley

Votes: 1,200

28. Better Living Through Chemistry (2014)

Not Rated | 91 min | Comedy, Drama

40 Metascore

A strait-laced pharmacist's uneventful life spirals out of control when he starts an affair with a trophy-wife customer who takes him on a joyride involving sex, drugs and possibly murder.

Directors: Geoff Moore, David Posamentier | Stars: Sam Rockwell, Olivia Wilde, Michelle Monaghan, Jane Fonda

Votes: 13,505 | Gross: $0.07M

29. Beyond the Lights (2014)

PG-13 | 116 min | Drama, Music, Romance

73 Metascore

The pressures of fame have superstar singer Noni on the edge, until she meets Kaz, a young cop who works to help her find the courage to develop her own voice and break free to become the artist she was meant to be.

Director: Gina Prince-Bythewood | Stars: Gugu Mbatha-Raw, Nate Parker, Minnie Driver, Danny Glover

Votes: 14,269 | Gross: $14.62M

30. Bhopal: A Prayer for Rain (2014)

Not Rated | 96 min | Drama

50 Metascore

Interwoven stories of people in India and US as they face dilemmas of life time in the months leading to the biggest Industrial disaster in human history that claimed 10,000 innocent lives within a few hours. Inspired by real events.

Director: Ravi Kumar | Stars: Mischa Barton, Martin Sheen, Kal Penn, Rajpal Yadav

Votes: 1,850 | Gross: $0.01M

31. Bicycling with Molière (2013)

Not Rated | 104 min | Comedy, Drama

61 Metascore

Two actors. One play. Can the differences between the two egocentric men be put aside for the sake of friendship and theatre?

Director: Philippe Le Guay | Stars: Fabrice Luchini, Lambert Wilson, Maya Sansa, Camille Japy

Votes: 2,558 | Gross: $0.06M

32. Big Eyes (I) (2014)

PG-13 | 106 min | Biography, Crime, Drama

62 Metascore

A drama about the awakening of 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.

Director: Tim Burton | Stars: Amy Adams, Christoph Waltz, Danny Huston, Krysten Ritter

Votes: 78,888 | Gross: $14.48M

33. Big Hero 6 (2014)

PG | 102 min | Animation, Action, Adventure

74 Metascore

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.

Directors: Don Hall, Chris Williams | Stars: Ryan Potter, Scott Adsit, Jamie Chung, T.J. Miller

Votes: 378,401 | Gross: $222.53M

34. Birdman or (The Unexpected Virtue of Ignorance) (2014)

R | 119 min | Comedy, Drama

87 Metascore

A washed-up superhero actor attempts to revive his fading career by writing, directing, and starring in a Broadway production.

Director: Alejandro G. Iñárritu | Stars: Michael Keaton, Zach Galifianakis, Edward Norton, Andrea Riseborough

Votes: 528,517 | Gross: $42.34M

35. Black or White (2014)

PG-13 | 121 min | Drama

45 Metascore

A grieving widower is drawn into a custody battle over his granddaughter, whom he helped raise her entire life.

Director: Mike Binder | Stars: Kevin Costner, Octavia Spencer, Gillian Jacobs, Anthony Mackie

Votes: 10,807 | Gross: $21.57M

36. Blended (2014)

PG-13 | 117 min | Comedy, Romance

31 Metascore

After a bad blind date, a man and woman find themselves stuck together at a resort for families, where their attraction grows as their respective kids benefit from the burgeoning relationship.

Director: Frank Coraci | Stars: Adam Sandler, Drew Barrymore, Wendi McLendon-Covey, Kevin Nealon

Votes: 108,468 | Gross: $46.29M

37. Blood Ties (I) (2013)

R | 127 min | Action, Crime, Drama

45 Metascore

Two brothers, on either side of the law, face off over organized crime in Brooklyn during the 1970s.

Director: Guillaume Canet | Stars: Clive Owen, Marion Cotillard, Billy Crudup, Mila Kunis

Votes: 17,968 | Gross: $0.04M

38. The Blue Room (2014)

R | 76 min | Crime, Romance, Thriller

73 Metascore

In their blue hotel room, a clandestine couple of two married lovers plan an impossible future, as death shutters their already frail tranquillity. Now, the noose tightens more and more around innocents and sinners; but, was there a crime?

Director: Mathieu Amalric | Stars: Mathieu Amalric, Léa Drucker, Stéphanie Cléau, Laurent Poitrenaux

Votes: 2,873 | Gross: $0.23M

39. Blue Ruin (2013)

R | 90 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

78 Metascore

A mysterious outsider's quiet life is turned upside down when he returns to his childhood home to carry out an act of vengeance. Proving himself an amateur assassin, he winds up in a brutal fight to protect his estranged family.

Director: Jeremy Saulnier | Stars: Macon Blair, Devin Ratray, Amy Hargreaves, Kevin Kolack

Votes: 59,936 | Gross: $0.26M

40. The Book of Life (2014)

PG | 95 min | Animation, Adventure, Comedy

67 Metascore

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.

Director: Jorge R. Gutiérrez | Stars: Diego Luna, Zoe Saldana, Channing Tatum, Ron Perlman

Votes: 60,321 | Gross: $50.15M

41. Born to Fly: Elizabeth Streb vs. Gravity (2014)

Not Rated | 82 min | Documentary, Action, Biography

78 Metascore

Elizabeth Streb vs. Gravity takes us on an exhilarating journey with choreographer Elizabeth Streb - pushing the boundaries between action and art and daring us to join Streb and her dancers in pursuit of human flight.

Director: Catherine Gund | Stars: Elizabeth Streb, Sarah Callan, Jaclyn Carlson, Laura Flanders

Votes: 47 | Gross: $0.02M

42. The Boxtrolls (2014)

PG | 96 min | Animation, Adventure, Comedy

61 Metascore

A young orphaned boy raised by underground cave-dwelling trash collectors tries to save his friends from an evil exterminator.

Directors: Graham Annable, Anthony Stacchi | Stars: Ben Kingsley, Jared Harris, Nick Frost, Richard Ayoade

Votes: 51,346 | Gross: $50.84M

43. Boyhood (I) (2014)

R | 165 min | Drama

100 Metascore

The life of Mason, from early childhood to his arrival at college.

Director: Richard Linklater | Stars: Ellar Coltrane, Patricia Arquette, Ethan Hawke, Elijah Smith

Votes: 318,643 | Gross: $25.38M

44. Brick Mansions (2014)

PG-13 | 90 min | Action, Crime

40 Metascore

An undercover Detroit cop navigates a dangerous neighborhood that's surrounded by a containment wall with the help of an ex-con in order to bring down a crime lord and his plot to devastate the entire city.

Director: Camille Delamarre | Stars: Paul Walker, David Belle, RZA, Goûchy Boy

Votes: 37,885 | Gross: $20.29M

45. Bridge and Tunnel (2014)

TV-PG | 95 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

A group of twenty-somethings struggle to cope with break ups, student debt, and the transition to adulthood while living with their parents in the suburbs of New York City.

Director: Jason Michael Brescia | Stars: Arjun Gupta, Joe Murphy, Mary Kate Wiles, Annet Mahendru

Votes: 71

46. Brush with Danger (2015)

Not Rated | 90 min | Action, Drama, Thriller

22 Metascore

A painter, a fighter, both artists in their own way. Brother and sister, forced to flee their home, arrive at Seattle inside a shipping container. Trying to make their way in a new world ... See full summary »

Director: Livi Zheng | Stars: Ken Zheng, Livi Zheng, Nikita Breznikov, Norman Newkirk

Votes: 374