News // 289 FEATURE FILMS QUALIFY FOR BEST PICTURE CONSIDERATION AT 86th ACADEMY AWARD



There are 289 feature films eligible for the Best Picture Oscar at the 86th Academy Awards. These films are in contention for a possible nomination once ballots are mailed out. The nominations for the 86th Academy Awards will be announced in January.


When glancing at the list, you'll notice a handful of movies that would never actually make it to the list of nominations (i.e. The Purge, The Best Man Holiday, and others).


Under Academy guidelines, a feature film must run longer than 40 minutes and be shown on 35mm or 70mm film, or approved digital format. The film must also open in a commercial movie theater in Los Angeles County by December 31 and run for at least seven consecutive days.


Take a look at the films vying for a Best Picture nomination below. (I've marked the films I've seen in bold.)


About Time

Admission

Adore

After Earth

Afternoon Delight

Ain't Them Bodies Saints

All Is Lost

Alone Yet Not Alone

American Hustle

Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues

The Armstrong Lie

Arthur Newman

At Any Price

August: Osage County

Augustine

Austenland

Baggage Claim

Ballad of Rustom

Battle of the Year

Beautiful Creatures

Before Midnight

The Best Man Holiday

Between Us

The Big Wedding

Black Nativity

The Bling Ring

Blue Caprice

Blue Is the Warmest Color

Blue Jasmine

The Book Thief

Brave Miss World

The Broken Circle Breakdown

Broken City

Bullet to the Head

The Butterfly's Dream

The Call

Captain Phillips

Carrie

Charlie Countryman

Cleaver's Destiny

Closed Circuit

Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs 2

The Company You Keep

The Condemned

The Conjuring

Copperhead

The Counselor

The Croods

Dallas Buyers Club

Dancing on a Dry Salt Lake

Dead Man Down

Delivery Man

Despicable Me 2

Diana

Disconnect

Don Jon

Down the Shore

Drinking Buddies

The East

Elysium

Emperor

Ender's Game

Enough Said

Epic

Ernest and Celestine

Escape from Planet Earth

Escape from Tomorrow

Escape Plan

Everybody Had a Plan

Evil Dead

The Fall of 1980

The Family

Fast and Furious 6

The Fifth Estate

Fill the Void

Filly Brown

For No Good Reason

47 Ronin

42

Frances Ha

Free Birds

Free China: The Courage to Believe

Frozen

Fruitvale Station

G.I. Joe: Retaliation

Gahan Wilson: Born Dead, Still Weird

Gangster Squad

Getaway

Gimme Shelter

Gimme the Loot

Girl Most Likely

Girls Against Boys

Gloria

Go For Sisters

A Good Day to Die Hard

Grace Unplugged

The Grandmaster

Gravity

The Great Beauty

The Great Gatsby

Grown Ups 2

Grudge Match

The Hangover Part III

Hannah Arendt

Hansel and Gretel Witch Hunters

A Haunted House

Haute Cuisine

The Heat

Her

The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug

Hollywood Seagull

Homefront

The Host

Hours

How I Live Now

How Sweet It Is

The Hunger Games: Catching Fire

The Hunt

I Spit on Your Grave 2

I Used to be Darker

The Iceman

Identity Thief

If I Were You

Il Futuro

I'm So Excited!

The Impaler

In A World...

In the Fog

The Incredible Burt Wonderstone

The Inevitable Defeat of Mister and Pete

Inside Llewyn Davis

Insidious: Chapter 2

Instructions Not Included

The Internship

The Invisible Woman

Iron Man 3

Jack the Giant Slayer

Jackass Presents: Bad Grandpa

Jayne Mansfield's Car

Jewtopia

Jobs

Kamasutra 3D

Kevin Hart: Let Me Explain

Khumba

Kick-Ass 2

Kill Your Darlings

The Kings of Summer

L.A. Superheroes

Labor Day

The Last Exorcism Part II

The Last Stand

Last Vegas

Lee Daniels' The Butler

The Legend of Sarila

A Letter to Momo

Live At the Foxes Den

The Lone Ranger

Lone Survivor

The Lords of Salem

Lore

Love Is All You Need

Lovelace

The M Word

Machete Kills

Mama

Man of Steel

Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom

Mental

Metallica Through the Never

The Missing Picture

Monsters University

Morning

The Mortal Instruments: City of Bones

Movie 43

Much Ado About Nothing

Mud

Mumia: Long Distance Revolutionary

Murph: The Protector

The Muslims are Coming!

Nebraska

99% - The Occupy Wall Street Collaborative Film

No One Lives

Nothing Left to Fear

Now You See Me

O Apostolo

Oblivion

Officer Down

Oldboy

Olympus Has Fallen

One Chance

One Direction: This Is Us

Only God Forgives

Out Of the Furnace

Oz the Great and Powerful

Pacific Rim

The Package

Pain and Gain

Paradise: Love

Paranoia

Parkland

The Past

The Patience Stone

Pawn

Pawn Shop Chronicles

Peeples

Percy Jackson: Sea of Monsters

Philomena

The Place Beyond the Pines

Planes

Populaire

Prince Avalanche

Prisoners

Puella Magi Madoka Magica The Movie - Rebellion

The Purge

R.I.P.D.

Reaching for the Moon

Red 2

Redemption

Renoir

Riddick

Rio 2096: A Story of Love and Fury

Romeo and Juliet

Runner Runner

Rush

Safe Haven

Salinger

The Sapphires

Saving Mr. Banks

The Secret Life of Walter Mitty

Shadow Dancer

Short Term 12

Side Effects

A Single Shot

The Smurfs 2

Snitch

Somm

Sound City

Spark: A Burning Man Story

Specific Intent 2

The Spectacular Now

Spring Breakers

The Square

Star Trek into Darkness

State 194

Still Mine

Stoker

Texas Chainsaw

Thanks for Sharing

This Is Martin Bonner

This Is the End

Thor: The Dark World

3 Geezers!

Tim's Vermeer

The To Do List

To the Wonder

Touring Talkies

Trance

The Truth About Emanuel

Turbo

12.12.12

12 Years a Slave

21 and Over

Twice Born

2 Guns

Two: The Story of Roman and Nyro

Tyler Perry's A Madea Christmas

Tyler Perry's Temptation Confessions of a Marriage Counselor

The Ultimate Life

Unfinished Song

Upside Down

Wadjda

Walking with Dinosaurs

The Wall

Warm Bodies

The Way Way Back

We Steal Secrets: The Story of Wikileaks

We're the Millers

What Maisie Knew

White House Down

Why We Ride

The Wind Rises

Winnie Mandela

The Wolf of Wall Street

The Wolverine

World War Z

The World's End

Yossi

You're Next

Zaytoun

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