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VOTE Which Film Will Win the Best Picture Oscar in 2015?  

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Which movie will take home the Oscar for best picture at the 87th Annual Academy Awards? It's time for your predictions as to which film you think should win the 2015 Best Picture Oscar. There are plenty of great 2014 movies vying for the prestigious award including critical favorites like Richard Linklater's Boyhood, Angelina Jolie's Unbroken, and Morten Tyldum's The Imitation Game. But don't underestimate Oscar night mainstays like David Fincher with Gone Girl, Alejandro Gonzalez Innaritu with Birdman, or Peter Jackson with The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies.

A couple of 2014's best actresses have multiple movies that are Oscar frontrunners. Reese Witherspoon has two films - Wild and The Good Lie, while Jessica Chastain has A Violent Year, Interstellar, and The Disappearance of Eleanor Rigby that could all be up for contention. Both actresses have previously won the Best Actress Oscar and might be able to repeat in 2015.

Other Oscar night movies to consider in your Oscar pool include The Theory of Everything and Wes Anderson's The Grand Budapest Hotel. So, which 2014 films snag spots on the Academy's shortlist and which film will win the 2015 Best Picture Oscar? Vote below and feel free to add other films you think might have a chance.

Want more Best Picture and Oscar movie lists? Check out our Very Best Oscar-Winning Movies list!

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Birdman Emma Stone, Naomi Watts, Edward Norton Birdman or, commonly referred to as Birdman, is a 2014 American black comedy-drama film co-written, produced, and directed by Alejandro González Iñárritu. It stars Michael ...more

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Whiplash J.K. Simmons, Melissa Benoist, Miles Teller Whiplash is a 2014 American drama film written and directed by Damien Chazelle based on his experiences in the Princeton High School Studio Band. Starring Miles Teller and J. K. Simmons, the ...more

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Selma Oprah Winfrey, Common, Cuba Gooding Jr. Selma is a 2014 historical drama film directed by Ava DuVernay and written by Paul Webb. It is based on the 1965 Selma to Montgomery voting rights marches led by James Bevel, Hosea Williams, and ...more

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voting closed at #4 Gone Girl Ben Affleck, Neil Patrick Harris, Tyler Perry Gone Girl is a 2014 American psychological thriller film directed by David Fincher and adapted by Gillian Flynn from her 2012 novel of the same name. It stars Ben Affleck and Rosamund Pike. Set ...more

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Boyhood Ethan Hawke, Patricia Arquette, Ellar Coltrane Boyhood is a 2014 American independent coming-of-age drama film, written and directed by Richard Linklater, and starring Patricia Arquette, Ellar Coltrane, Lorelei Linklater, and Ethan Hawke. ...more

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voting closed at #7 Interstellar Anne Hathaway, Matthew McConaughey, Matt Damon Interstellar is a British-American 2014 science fiction epic film directed by Christopher Nolan, starring Matthew McConaughey, Anne Hathaway, Jessica Chastain and Michael Caine. The film ...more

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voting closed at #6 Into the Woods Johnny Depp, Anna Kendrick, Meryl Streep Into the Woods is a 2014 American fantasy musical drama film directed by Rob Marshall, and adapted to the screen by James Lapine from his and Stephen Sondheim's Tony Award-winning Broadway ...more

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The LEGO Movie Chris Pratt, Will Arnett, Elizabeth Banks Lego: The Piece of Resistance is a 2014 animation, action and comedy film written and directed by Phil Lord and Chris Miller.

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voting closed at #8 St. Vincent Bill Murray, Melissa McCarthy, Naomi Watts

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The Imitation Game Keira Knightley, Benedict Cumberbatch, Mark Strong The Imitation Game is a 2014 historical thriller film directed by Morten Tyldum, with a screenplay by Graham Moore loosely based on the biography Alan Turing: The Enigma by Andrew Hodges. It ...more

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Wild Reese Witherspoon, Michiel Huisman, Laura Dern Wild is a 2014 American biographical drama film directed by Jean-Marc Vallée, written by Nick Hornby, and based on Cheryl Strayed's 2012 memoir Wild: From Lost to Found on the Pacific ...more

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Guardians of the Galaxy is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Which Film Will Win the Best Picture Oscar in 2015?
voting closed at #14 aldous_42 added Guardians of the Galaxy Chris Pratt, Zoe Saldana, Dave Bautista Guardians of the Galaxy is a 2014 American superhero film directed by James Gunn, based on the Marvel Comics superhero team. Peter Quill (Chris Pratt) forms a group of intergalactic criminals ...more

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voting closed at #9 ChloeFletcher added Life Itself Life Itself is a 2014 American biographical documentary film about film critic Roger Ebert, directed by Steve James and produced by Zak Piper, Steve James and Garrett Basch. The film is based on ...more

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voting closed at #11 Dear White People Dennis Haysbert, Tessa Thompson, Tyler James Williams Watch for Free with Amazon Prime Free Trial Dear White People is a 2014 American satirical comedy-drama film written and directed by Justin Simien. The film focuses on black students attending a college in America and stars Tyler James ...more

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voting closed at #13 Calvary Brendan Gleeson, Chris O'Dowd, Kelly Reilly Calvary is a 2014 Irish drama film written and directed by John Michael McDonagh. The film stars Brendan Gleeson, Chris O'Dowd, Kelly Reilly, Aidan Gillen, Dylan Moran and Isaach de ...more

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voting closed at #24 Chef Jon Favreau, Sofía Vergara, John Leguizamo Chef is a 2014 American comedy-drama film directed by Jon Favreau. After a public altercation with a food critic, a professional chef (Jon Favreau) quits his job at a popular Los Angeles ...more

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voting closed at #25 Nightcrawler Jake Gyllenhaal, Rene Russo, Bill Paxton Nightcrawler is a 2014 American neo-noir crime thriller film written and directed by Dan Gilroy in his directorial debut. The film stars Jake Gyllenhaal as a thief who starts shooting footage of ...more

The Most Overrated Actors of All Time

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voting closed at #16 The Homesman Meryl Streep, Hilary Swank, Tommy Lee Jones The Homesman is a 2014 American period drama film set in the 1850s midwest produced and directed by Tommy Lee Jones and co-written with Kieran Fitzgerald and Wesley Oliver, based on the 1988 ...more

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Annie Jamie Fox, Quvenzhan√© Wallis, Rose Byrne Annie is a 2014 American musical comedy-drama film directed by Will Gluck, based on the 1977 Broadway musical. A foster kid (Quvenzhané Wallis), who lives with her mean foster mom ...more

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voting closed at #23 The Fault in Our Stars Shailene Woodley, Willem Dafoe, Laura Dern The Fault in Our Stars is a 2014 American romantic drama film directed by Josh Boone, based on the novel of the same name by John Green. The film stars Shailene Woodley, Ansel Elgort, and Nat ...more

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The Disappearance of Eleanor Rigby James McAvoy, Jessica Chastain, Viola Davis The Disappearance of Eleanor Rigby is the collective title of three films written and directed by Ned Benson. The films star Jessica Chastain and James McAvoy, and is Benson's first feature film ...more

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voting closed at #29 A Most Violent Year Jessica Chastain, Albert Brooks, Oscar Isaac Watch for Free with Amazon Prime Free Trial A Most Violent Year is a 2014 crime drama film written and directed by J. C. Chandor. The film stars Oscar Isaac and Jessica Chastain with Alessandro Nivola, David Oyelowo, Albert Brooks, and ...more

The Worst Oscar-Winning Actors Ever

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voting closed at #12 Get on Up Dan Aykroyd, Viola Davis, Octavia Spencer Get on Up is a 2014 American biographical drama film about the life of singer James Brown directed by Tate Taylor and written by Jez and John-Henry Butterworth. The film stars an ensemble cast ...more

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voting closed at #21 conniejiang2002 added Divergent Kate Winslet, Shailene Woodley, Ashley Judd Divergent is a 2014 American science fiction action film directed by Neil Burger, based on the novel of the same name by Veronica Roth. The film is the first installment in The Divergent Series ...more

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voting closed at #15 Pride Andrew Scott, Bill Nighy, Dominic West

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voting closed at #19 The Good Lie Reese Witherspoon, Corey Stoll, Thad Luckinbill The Good Lie is a 2014 American drama film written by Margaret Nagle, and directed by Philippe Falardeau. Filmed in Atlanta, Georgia and South Africa, the film stars Reese Witherspoon, Arnold ...more

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The Grand Budapest Hotel Bill Murray, Jude Law, Willem Dafoe The Grand Budapest Hotel is a 2014 comedy film directed by Wes Anderson. The screenplay by Anderson is from a story by Anderson and Hugo Guinness, inspired by the writings of Stefan Zweig. It ...more

Stars Who Passed on Iconic Hollywood Roles

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voting closed at #35 Mr. Turner Timothy Spall, Marion Bailey, Lesley Manville

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voting closed at #18 Top Five Adam Sandler, Rosario Dawson, Chris Rock

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voting closed at #35 Obvious Child Jenny Slate, Jake Lacy, Gaby Hoffmann Obvious Child is a 2014 American romantic comedy-drama film directed by Gillian Robespierre. After a drunken one-night stand, stand-up comedian Donna (Jenny Slate) finds out she is pregnant and ...more

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voting closed at #28 The Judge Robert Downey Jr., Leighton Meester, Robert Duvall Watch for Free with Amazon Prime Free Trial The Judge is a 2014 drama film written by Bill Dubuque, Nick Schenk and David Seidler; and directed by David Dobkin.

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voting closed at #31 Inherent Vice Joaquin Phoenix, Josh Brolin, Owen Wilson Inherent Vice is a 2014 American neo-noir comedy-drama film directed by Paul Thomas Anderson, based on the novel by Thomas Pynchon. In 1970, drug-fueled Los Angeles private investigator Larry ...more

The Worst Best Picture-Winning Films

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voting closed at #36 Men, Women & Children Kaitlyn Dever, Rosemarie DeWitt, Ansel Elgort

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voting closed at #40 HardyPierce added Timbuktu Abel Jafri, Fatoumata Diawara, Hichem Yaboubi Watch for Free with Amazon Prime Free Trial Timbuktu is a 2014 French-Mauritanian drama film directed by Abderrahmane Sissako. It was selected to compete for the Palme d'Or in the main competition section at the 2014 Cannes Film Festival. ...more

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American Sniper Bradley Cooper, Sienna Miller, Jonathan Groff American Sniper is a 2014 American biographical war drama film directed by Clint Eastwood and written by Jason Hall. It is based on the book American Sniper: The Autobiography of the Most Lethal ...more

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The Gambler Jessica Lange, Mark Wahlberg, Brie Larson The Gambler is an upcoming drama film written by Fyodor Dostoevsky and directed by Szabolcs Hajdu.

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voting closed at #44 CrossbonesGT added Captain America: The Winter Soldier Scarlett Johansson, Cobie Smulders, Samuel L. Jackson Captain America: The Winter Soldier is a 2014 American superhero film featuring the Marvel Comics character Captain America, produced by Marvel Studios and distributed by Walt Disney Studios ...more

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aldous_42 added Edge of Tomorrow Tom Cruise, Emily Blunt, Bill Paxton Edge of Tomorrow is a 2014 American military science fiction thriller film starring Tom Cruise and Emily Blunt. Doug Liman directed the film based on a screenplay adapted from the 2004 Japanese ...more

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voting closed at #45 Exodus: Gods and Kings Christian Bale, Aaron Paul, Sigourney Weaver

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voting closed at #34 Rosewater Gael Garcia Bernal, Jason Jones, Shohreh Aghdashloo Rosewater is a 2014 American drama film written and directed by Jon Stewart, based on the memoir Then They Came for Me by Maziar Bahari and Aimee Molloy. It recounts Bahari's 2009 imprisonment ...more

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voting closed at #41 Still Alice Kristen Stewart, Alec Baldwin, Julianne Moore Still Alice is an upcoming 2015 drama film written by Lisa Genova and directed by Richard Glatzer and Wash Westmoreland.

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voting closed at #39 Kill The Messanger Jeremy Renner, Robert Patrick, Jena Sims

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voting closed at #42 Citizenfour Edward Snowden

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Big Hero 6 Ryan Potter, Scott Adsit, Jamie Chung Big Hero 6 is a 2014 American 3D computer-animated superhero action comedy film produced by Walt Disney Animation Studios and released by Walt Disney Pictures. It is the 54th film in the Walt ...more

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voting closed at #48 Big Eyes Amy Adams, Christoph Waltz, Danny Huston Big Eyes is a 2014 American biographical drama film directed by Tim Burton. Famous for drawing portraits and paintings with big eyes, American artist Margaret Keane (Amy Adams) fights a legal ...more

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voting closed at #49 Foxcatcher Sienna Miller, Channing Tatum, Steve Carell Foxcatcher is a 2014 American biographical true crime drama film produced and directed by Bennett Miller. Written by E. Max Frye and Dan Futterman, the film stars Steve Carell, Channing Tatum, ...more

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voting closed at #32 Force Majeure Kristofer Hivju, Johannes Kuhnke, Clara Wettergren Force Majeure is a 2014 drama film written and directed by Ruben Östlund.

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eilish added The Hunger Games: Mockingjay, Part 1 Jennifer Lawrence, Elizabeth Banks, Julianne Moore The Hunger Games is a 2012 action, adventure film written by Gary Ross, Suzanne Collins and Billy Ray and directed by Gary Ross.

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voting closed at #50 The Hobbit: Battle of the Five Armies Ian McKellen, Martin Freeman, Benedict Cumberbatch