Best Picture Nominees (1990-2010) by Plot

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In 1863, Amsterdam Vallon returns to the Five Points area of New York City seeking revenge against Bill the Butcher, his father's killer.
A law firm brings in its 'fixer' to remedy the situation after a lawyer has a breakdown while representing a chemical company that he knows is guilty in a multi-million dollar suit
Two imprisoned men bond over a number of years, finding solace and eventual redemption through acts of common decency.
The story of how Siegel started Las Vegas.
A coming-of-age story about a teenage girl in 1960s suburban London and how her life changes with the arrival of a playboy nearly twice her age.
Iraq. Forced to play a dangerous cat-and-mouse game in the chaos of war, an elite Army bomb squad unit must unite in a city where everyone and everything is a potential enemy.
Fledgling writer Briony Tallis, a 13 year old, irrevocably changes the course of several lives when she accuses her older sister's lover of a crime he did not commit.
A dramatic retelling of the post-Watergate television interviews between a famous British talk-show host and a former President who was surrounded by scandal.
Jerry Lundegaard's inept crime falls apart due to his and his henchmen's bungling and the persistent police work of pregnant Marge Gunderson.
A butler who sacrificed body and soul to service in the years post World War II realizes too late how misguided his loyalty has been.
The story of J.M. Barrie's friendship with a family who inspired him to create Peter Pan.
Murderesses Velma Kelly and Roxie Hart find themselves on death row together and fight for the fame that will keep them from the gallows.
The story of one of the more famous insular battles of WWII between the United States and Imperial Japan, as told by the Japanese who fought in it.
True story of the undersized Depression-era racehorse whose victories lifted not only the spirits of the team behind it, but the whole nation as well.
In a world where technology exists to enter the human mind through dream invasion, a highly skilled thief is given a chance for redemption through one final task.
During the Napoleonic Wars, a brash British captain pushes his ship and crew to their limits in pursuit of a formidable French war vessel around South America.
The story of Michael Oher, a homeless and traumatized boy who became an All-American football player with the help of a caring woman and her family.
William Wallace, a commoner, unites the 13th century Scots in their battle to overthrow English rule.
A chronicle of the founding of Facebook, as well as the dramatization of the founders' experiences.
An unflinching Ozark Mountain girl hacks through dangerous social terrain as she hunts down her drug-dealing father while trying to keep her family intact.
The lives of two mob hit men, a boxer, a gangster's wife, and a pair of diner bandits intertwine in four tales of violence and redemption.
A paraplegic marine dispatched to the moon Pandora on a unique mission becomes torn between following his orders and protecting the world he feels is his true home.
A troubled man talks to his suicidal sister's psychiatrist about their family history and falls in love with her in the process.
The story of King George VI of Britain, his impromptu ascension to the throne, and the speech therapist who helped the unsure monarch become worthy of it.
Retired Old West gunslinger William Munny reluctantly takes one last job, with the help of his old partner and a young man.
A single mother/waitress, a misanthropic author, and a gay artist form an unlikely friendship.
Violence and mayhem ensue after a hunter stumbles across some dead bodies, a stash of heroin, and more than $2 million in cash near the Rio Grande.
An extraterrestrial race forced to live in slum-like conditions on Earth suddenly finds a kindred spirit in a government agent who is exposed to their biotechnology.
An adaptation of James Jones' autobiographical 1962 novel, focusing on the conflict at Guadalcanal during the second World War.
A boy who communicates with spirits who don't know they're dead seeks the help of a disheartened child psychologist.
A New Orleans DA discovers there's more to the Kennedy assassination than the official story.
A successful black woman traces her birth mother to a lower-class white woman, who denies it; emotions run high as everyone's secrets are revealed.
Tragedy strikes a married couple on vacation in the Moroccan desert, touching off an interlocking story involving four different families.
The story about the guards on death row leading up to the execution of a black man accused of child murder and rape, who has the power of faith healing.
In Harlem, an overweight illiterate teenage girl who is pregnant with her second child is invited to enroll in an alternative school in hopes to turn her life around.
A story about family, greed, religion, and oil, centered around a turn-of-the-century prospector in the early days of the business.
A look at the early years of boxer 'Irish' Micky Ward and his brother who helped train him before going pro in the mid 1980s.
Rich Mr. Dashwood dies, leaving his second wife and her daughters poor by the rules of inheritance. The two daughters are the titular opposites.
Several stories interweave during two days in Los Angeles that show how racism and hatred has broken the connections between people, and the love that can bring them back.
A British soldier is kidnapped by IRA terrorists. He befriends one of his captors, who is drawn into the soldier's world.
Two warriors in pursuit of a stolen sword and a notorious fugitive are led to an impetuous, physically-skilled, teenage nobleman's daughter who is at a crossroads in her life.
When a sports agent has a moral epiphany and is fired for it, he decides to put his philosophy to the test with the only athlete who chooses to stay with him.
Two men from opposite sides of the law are undercover within the Massachusetts State Police and the Irish mafia, but violence and bloodshed occurs when true identities come forth.
True story of the moon-bound mission that developed severe trouble and the men that rescued it with skill and dedication.
After the death of Princess Diana, Elizabeth II struggles with her reaction to a series of events that no one could have predicted.
After being killed during a botched mugging, a man's love for his partner allows him to remain on earth as a spirit.
With a childhood tragedy that overshadowed their lives, three men are reunited by circumstance when one loses a daughter.
Lt. John Dunbar, exiled to a remote western Civil War outpost, befriends wolves and Indians, making him an intolerable aberration in the military.
By tying thousands of balloons to his home, 78-year-old Carl Fredricksen sets out to fulfill he and his late wife's lifelong dream to see the wilds of South America.
A boy and a girl from differing social backgrounds meet during the ill-fated maiden voyage of one of the most famous ships in history.
A man's coerced confession to an IRA bombing he didn't do imprisons his father as well; a British lawyer helps to fight for their freedom.
A simple Italian mail worker learns to love poetry while delivering mail to a famous poet; he uses this to woo local beauty Beatrice.
A businessman thwarts his wife's bequest of an estate to another woman.
Lester Burnham, a depressed suburban father in a mid-life crisis, decides to turn his hectic life around after developing an infatuation for his daughter's attractive friend.
A research chemist comes under personal and professional attack when he decides to appear in a '60 Minutes' exposee on Big Tobacco.
A mute woman along with her young daughter and their prized instrument are sent to 1850s New Zealand for an arranged marriage to a wealthy landowner, where she is lusted after.
In the midst of trying to legitimize his business dealings in 1979 New York and Italy, aging mafia don Michael Corleone seeks to vow for his sins and take a new mentee.
A Polish Jewish musician struggles to survive the destruction of the Warsaw ghetto during World War II.
When a Roman general is betrayed and his family murdered by a corrupt prince, he comes back to Rome to seek revenge.
Faced with an unplanned pregnancy, an offbeat young woman makes an unusual decision regarding her unborn child.
With a job that has him traveling around the country firing people, Ryan Bingham leads an empty life out of suitcase until his company grounds him.
A prep school student needing money agrees to 'babysit' a blind man, but the job is not at all what he anticipated.
The story of the author of the book 'In Cold Blood' and his encounters and friendship he developed with Perry Smith, one of the killers on whom his book is based.
Broadcast journalist Edward R. Murrow looks to bring down Senator Joseph McCarthy.
A Jewish man has a wonderful romance with the help of his humour, but must use that same quality to protect his son in a Nazi death camp.
In post-World War II Germany, a decade after his mysterious affair with an older woman came to an end, law student Michael Berg re-encounters her when she is on trial for war crime
The story of a forbidden and secretive relationship between two cowboys and their lives over the years.
A young FBI cadet must confide in an incarcerated and manipulative killer to receive his help on catching another serial killer who skins his victims.
Frodo and Sam continue to Mordor in their quest to destroy the One Ring, while their former companions make new allies and launch an assault on Isengard.
A New England couple's college-aged son dates an older woman with two small children and an unfriendly ex-husband, causing something terrible to happen.
At the close of WWII, a young nurse tends to a badly burned plane crash victim. The victim's past is shown in flashbacks, revealing an involvement in a fateful love affair.
Dick Goodwin discovers game shows are fixed; pretty boy WASP Charles Van Doren is fed answers so he beats geeky Jew Herbie Stempel.
Pianist David Helfgott, driven by his father and teachers, has a breakdown. Years later he returns to the piano to much critical and popular acclaim.
Multiple storylined drama set in 1932, showing the lives of upstairs guests and downstairs servants at a party in a country house in England.
The story of an American politican's struggles as a gay activist who fought for gay rights, ultimately becoming California's first openly gay elected official.
The British comedy-drama revolves around Charlie, his friends, and the multiple marriages and one mourning they attend.
A janitor at MIT has a gift for mathematics but needs help from a psychologist to find direction in his life.
A compassionate young man, raised in an orphanage and trained to be a doctor there, decides to leave to see the world.
A ballet dancer wins the lead in Swan Lake, and is perfect for the light and delicate half of the role, but she loses her mind trying to become more like the dark, sensual half.
A black comedy centered on Larry Gopnik, a Midwestern professor who watches his life unravel through multiple sudden incidents, while at the same time seeking meaning for his life.
A shooting at an all-night diner is investigated by three policemen in their own unique ways.
Following the Normandy landings, a group of US soldiers go behind enemy lines to retrieve a paratrooper whose brothers have been killed in action.
A tough U.S. Marshal helps a stubborn young woman track down her father's murderer.
Based on the true story of the Black September aftermath, about the five men chosen to eliminate the ones responsible for that fateful day.
The former companions in the Fellowship prepare for the final battle of Middle Earth, while Frodo and Sam finally arrive in Mordor to destroy the One Ring.
The life and career of the legendary popular music pianist, as he struggled with addictions and his blindness.
A young writer, out of ideas and short on cash, meets his ideal woman and is inspired to write one of the most famous plays of all time.
In Nazi-occupied France during WWII, a group of Jewish-American soldiers are chosen to spread fear throughout the Third Reich by scalping and brutally killing Nazis.
Belle, whose father Maurice is imprisoned by a monster (really an enchanted prince), offers herself instead and finds the prince inside the monster.
A young hobbit named Frodo has been entrusted with an ancient Ring, and is commissioned to travel on an epic quest to Mount Doom to destroy it.
Tells the story of a man with a bizarre condition that causes him to age backwards, with strange consequences.
Dr. Richard Kimble, unjustly accused of killing his wife, must find the real one-armed killer while avoiding Marshal Sam Gerard.
A woman and her daughter open a sweets shop in a small French village that shakes up the rigid morality of the community.
Henry Hill and his friends work their way up through the mob hierarchy.
A man, while not intelligent, has accidentally been present at many historic events, but his true love, Jenny, eludes him.
After a brilliant but asocial mathematician accepts secret work in cryptography, his life takes a turn for the nightmarish.
Neo military lawyer Kaffee defends Marines accused of murder; they contend they were acting under orders.
Two men reaching middle age with not much to show but disappointment embark on a week-long road trip through California's wine country.
The story of how the novel 'Mrs. Dalloway' affects three generations of women, all of whom, in some way or another, have had to deal with suicide in their lives.
Two children conceived by artificial insemination bring their birth father into their family life.
Six unemployed steel workers form a male striptease act. The women cheer them on to go for full frontal nudity.
A movie star with a sense of emptiness and a neglected newlywed meet up as strangers in Tokyo, Japan and form an unlikely bond.
The victims of an encephalitis epidemic many years ago have been catatonic ever since, but now a new drug offers the prospect of reviving them.
The toys are back, but mistakenly delivered to a day-care center instead of the attic before Andy leaves for college, and now must try to return home before he's gone.
A pig raised by sheepdogs learns to herd sheep with a little help from Farmer Hoggett.
A biopic depicting the early years of legendary director and aviator Howard Hughes' career, from the late 1920s to the mid-1940s.
A hardened trainer/manager works with a determined woman in her attempt to establish herself as a boxer.
A conservative judge is appointed by the President to spearhead America's escalating war on drugs, only to discover that his teenage daughter is an addict.
A mountain climber becomes trapped under a boulder while canyoneering alone near Moab, Utah and resorts to desparate measures in order to survive.
In Poland during World War II, a man becomes gradually concerned for his Jewish workforce after witnessing their persecution by the Nazis.
A film of the early years of the reign of one of the most famous queens of England, and her difficult task of learning what is necessary to rule.
A poet falls for a beautiful courtesan whom a jealous duke covets in this stylish musical, with music drawn from familiar 20th century sources.
A family determined to get their young daughter into the finals of a beauty pageant take a cross-country road trip in their VW bus.
A Mumbai teen who grew up in poverty becomes a contestant on the Indian version of 'Who Wants to Be a Millionaire?', is accused of cheating, but reveals how he knew the answers.
An unemployed single mother becomes a legal assistant and almost single-handedly brings down a California power company accused of polluting a city's water supply.

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