Slumdog Millionaire

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Winner: Slumdog Millionaire
Filmed in India, Slumdog Millionaire tells the story of a young man who grew up in the slums of Mumbai and makes his way to a successful turn on a televised game show. Questioned by authorities for his extensive knowledge in spite of growing up in poverty, the young man is forced to explain his past. The movie took home the Golden Globe® this year for Best Dramatic Picture.
The Curious Case of Benjamin Button

 

The Curious Case of Benjamin Button
Based on the short story by F. Scott Fitzgerald and starring Brad Pitt and Cate Blanchett, The Curious Case of Benjamin Button tells the story of a man who ages in reverse and serves as a reflection of life, death and all the things people experience—and perhaps take for granted—in between.
Frost/Nixon

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Frost/Nixon
Based on the play by Peter Morgan, Frost/Nixon tells the story of the 1977 interviews between British TV journalist David Frost and former President Richard Nixon. During these interviews, which took place not long after Nixon resigned, the former president admitted for the first time that he let down the American people.
Milk

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Milk
Milk takes a closer look at the life of late politician Harvey Milk, a gay rights activist and the first self-identified gay man to be elected to public office in California. A member of the San Francisco Board of Supervisors, Harvey and San Francisco Mayor George Moscone were assassinated by a former colleague in 1977. 

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The Reader
Staring Kate Winslet and Ralph Fiennes, The Reader tells the story of law student Michael Berg, who in his teenage years has an illicit affair with an older woman. Years later during a war crimes trial, the woman is revealed to have been a Nazi prison guard who harbors a secret only Michael knows.