10 Movies That Will Contend For Best Picture Next Year

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Fury 2014
Fury
Cast: Brad Pitt, Shia LaBeouf, Logan Lerman, Jon Bernthal and Michael Pena
Director: David Ayer
Release Date: November 14th, 2014

Why It Could Win: David Ayer broke onto the scene with his third film End of Watch in 2012. The take-no-prisoners cop thriller was shocking and poignant, offering its writer-director a double dose of stellar opportunities. One is the fierce Arnold Schwarzenegger action flick Sabotage. The other is this World War II drama about a tank crew on a dangerous mission behind enemy lines. The Academy loves a good war movie (Saving Private Ryan, Apocalypse Now, War Horse, Lincoln). Having seen what he brought to the cop-drama genre, I believe Ayer is primed to deliver them one.
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