The top 10 movies from Oscar-nominated directors

The Oscar nominees were announced yesterday and some prominent filmmakers were honored for the Best Director category. Before you decide who should win, make sure you check out some of the other notable films they’ve directed.

David O. Russell, “American Hustle”

  • Silver Linings Playbook – Break-out star Jennifer Lawrence stars along-side Bradley Cooper, Robert De Niro, and Jacki Weaver in a story about an unexpected bond that forms between a formerly institutionalized man and a woman with her own issues. (Movie, 2012) – Available on M-GO, Amazon Instant Video, Redbox Instant and Vudu.
  • The Fighter – Based on the rise of Boston boxer “Irish” Mickey Ward (Mark Wahlberg), who won the world lightweight title with the help of his trainer brother, Dick Eklund (Christian Bale). (Movie. 2010) – Available on M-GO, Amazon Instant Video, Redbox Instant and Vudu.

Martin Scorsese, “The Wolf of Wall Street”

  • The Departed – An undercover state cop (Leonardo DiCaprio) who has infiltrated an Irish gang and a mole in the police force working for the same mob race to track down and identify each other before being exposed to the enemy, after both sides realize their outfit has a rat. (Movie, 2006) – Available on M-GO, Amazon Instant Video, Blockbuster on Demand, Redbox Instant and Vudu.
  • Goodfellas – In the 1950s an Irish-Italia hoodlum (Ray Liotta) joins the New York Mafia, but his mob career is not what he expected. (Movie, 1990) – Available on M-GO, Amazon Instant Video, Blockbuster on Demand and Vudu.

Alfonso Cuarón, “Gravity”

  • Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban – Harry, Ron & Hermione, now teenagers, return for their third year at Hogwarts, where they are forced to face escaped prisoner, Sirius Black, who poses a great threat to Harry. (Movie, 2004) – Available on M-GO, Amazon Instant Video, Blockbuster on Demand, Redbox Instant and Vudu.
  • Y Tu Mamá También – Over the course of a summer, two best friends, Julio and Tenoch, live out a carefree cross-country escapade with a gorgeous older woman where they find a connection with each other, themselves and the world around them. (Movie, 2002) – Available on M-GO and Netflix.

Steve McQueen, “12 Years a Slave”

  • Shame – The arrival of his needy sister (Carey Mulligan) forces a man (Michael Fassbender) to confront his sex addiction out in the open. (Movie, 2011) – Available on M-GO, Amazon Instant Video and Vudu.
  • Hunger – Focusing on the 1981 hunger strikes by Republican prisoners in Northern Ireland. Bobby Sands is one of a group of prisoners who first protested with a hunger strike in pursuit of their claims for recognition as political prisoners. (Movie, 2008) – Available on M-GO, Hulu Plus and Amazon Instant Video.

Alexander Payne, “Nebraska”

  • The Descendants – A sometimes humorous, sometimes tragic journey for Matt King (George Clooney), an indifferent husband and father of two girls, who is forced to re-examine his past and embrace his future when his wife suffers a boating accident off of Waikiki. (Movie 2011) – Available on M-GO, Amazon Instant Video and Vudu.
  • Sideways – The misadventures begin when Miles, an un-recovered divorcee and would-be novelist with a wine fixation, decides to gift old college buddy and washed-up actor Jack with a celebratory trip to the vineyards of the Santa Ynez Valley the week before Jack’s wedding. (Movie, 2004) – Available on M-GO, Amazon Instant Video and Vudu.

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  • bettingwell.com

    In the five most successful director is Martin Scorsese, who has created a huge number of brilliant movies. My favorite movies are, of course, Taxi Driver and Goodfellas. Last year David O.Russell positively surprised with Silver Linings Playbook, but this year I do not think that his American Hustle deserve for Oscar. I hope that The best director award will win Steve McQueen for 12 years a Slave.