Take a closer look at the nine films that will be competing for the title of Best Picture at this year's Academy Awards.
Michael Haneke directs the French film “Amour,” which tells of the love story between an elderly couple when their relationship is tested. Starring: Jean-Louis Trintignant and Emmanuelle Riva.
Directed by Ben Affleck, “Argo” tells the story of a 1980 CIA-Canadian operation to rescue American diplomatic personnel out of Iran. Starring: Ben Affleck, John Goodman and Bryan Cranston.
Benh Zeitlin directs the story of a young girl who learns about courage and love while coping with an ill father and threats to her bayou community. Starring: Quvenzhane Wallis, Dwight Henry and Levy Easterly.
Quentin Tarantino’s latest film features a slave-turned-bounty hunter trying to rescue his wife from a cruel plantation owner. Starring: Jamie Foxx, Leonardo DiCaprio and Don Johnson.
The popular musical “Les Miserables” hit the big screen under the direction of Tom Hooper. Taking place in 19th-century France, Jean Valjean agrees to take care of Cosette, the daughter of factory worker Fantine. Starring: Hugh Jackman, Russell Crowe, Anne Hathaway and Amanda Seyfried.
Ang Lee directs “Life of Pi,” which tells of a young man’s journey and unlikely friendship with a tiger after he is cast away following a storm at sea. Starring: Suraj Sharma and Irrfan Khan.
Steven Spielberg’s biographical film focuses on President Abraham Lincoln during the Civil War. Starring: Daniel Day-Lewis and Sally Field
David O. Russell directs “The Silver Linings Playbook,” which tells the story of Pat Solitano, a former teacher who recently spent time in a mental institution. He meets a girl who has problems of her own. Starring: Bradley Cooper, Jennifer Lawrence and Robert de Niro.
Directed by Kathryn Bigelow, this movie chronicles the decade-long hunt for Osama bin Laden. Starring: Jessica Chastain, Chris Pratt and Joel Edgerton.
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