80s Best Picture Nominees by Plot

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A photographer is trapped in Cambodia during Pol Pot's bloody 'Year Zero' cleansing campaign
A young African-American woman named Celie must must live down the problems facing African-Americans in the early 1900s
In colonial Kenya a Dutch baroness has a passionate but ultimately doomed love affair with a big game hunter
The story of the original Mercury 7 astronauts and their macho approach to the space program
A young Canadian woman's dream of a better life in the gambling business is interrupted when her drug dealing ex-husband returns
The story of Puyi, Emperor of China
Rich and bored aristocrats in Rococo France play in high-stakes games of passion and betrayal
A leftist revolutionary and a homosexual pedophile share a prison cell
18th Century Spanish Jesuits try to protect a remote South American Indian tribe from Portuguese slavers
An aging couple who return to the same cottage every summer are visited by their daughter, her fiancee and his young son
The story of a mother and daughter who are very different and their relationship
A young English woman travels to early 1900s Italy and falls in love
Between two Thanksgivings, a woman's husband falls in love with her sister, and her ex-husband rekindles a relationship with another sister
An English teacher at a prep school inspires his students to change their lives of conformity through literature
An alcoholic country singer gets a new wife, tries to reach out to his long lost daughter and tries to put his troubled life behind him
A married man's one night stand comes back to haunt him when his former lover becomes obsessed with and begins stalking him
When a secretary's idea is stolen by her boss, she seizes an opportunity to steal it back by pretending she has her boss's position
A biography of the Indian lawyer who led his country in non-violent resistance against British rule
Cultural mistrust and false accusations doom the friendship of an Indian doctor, Englishwoman engaged to a city magistrate and an English educator
A widowed Brooklyn book keeper is torn between her fiancee and his brother
The story of two British track athletes, one a determined Scottish Christian, the other a determined English Jew, who both compete in the 1924 Olympics
A down-on-his-like alcoholic lawyer pushes a medical malpractice case in order to improve his own situation, but later realizes he is doing the right thing
A mob hit man and hit woman fall in love, even though they've been assigned to kill each other
A boxer's violence and temper give him success in the ring but destroys his life outside it
A black officer is sent to investigate the murder of a black soldier in Louisiana near the end of World War II
A speech teacher at a school for the deaf falls in love with a deaf woman who works there
A group of baby boomer college friends reunite after the death of a friend
A selfish yuppie's father leaves his inheritance to his savant brother; they travel cross country
The true story of American journalist Charles Horman who disappeared in the aftermath of the U.S. backed Chilean coup of 1973
A lonely boy befriends an alien stranded on Earth
A Texas widow tries to keep her farm together with the help of a blind man and an African-American man
The story of Ron Kovic, a Vietnam veteran who becomes and anti-war and pro-human rights activist
A nine year old boy grows up in London during the blitz of World War II
Two FBI agents investigate the disappearance of three civil rights activists
Indiana Jones is hired by the U.S. government to find the Ark of the Convenant before the Nazis
An old Jewish woman and her African-American chauffeur have a relationship that grows of the years
A detective must protect a young Amish boy who becomes the target of a ruthless killer after witnessing a murder
The Story of Mozart told from the point of view by Antonio Sallieri
A corn farmer heres voices that he believes are telling him to build baseball diamonds in his fields, and as he does the Chicago Black Sox begin to appear
The story of two rival reporters and a television news producer who has daily emotional breakdowns
A strong willed peasant girl earns the affection of two men and in the end falls tragically into the arms of one
A radical American journalist becomes involved in the Russian Revolution and hopes to bring their same idealism to the United States
An unemployed actor with a reputation for being difficult disguises him self as a woman to get a role in a soap opera
Biography of country singer Loretta Lynn
An emotionally detached writer of travel guides must carry on with his life after his son is killed and his marriage crumbles
A young recruit in Vietnam faces a moral crisis when confronted with the horrors of war and the duality of man
The story of Christy Brown, who learned to write and paint despite having cerebral palsy
A Victorian surgeon rescues a heavily deformed man living as a side-show freak
An aging actor's assistant struggles to keep his employer's life together
The accidental death of a younger son in an affluent family causes strains in the relationships of the other family members

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