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10 movies you should watch before Oscar

We start with this year's bomb. His record high of seven Golden Globe awards, followed by 14 Oscar nominations, drew all the attention to "La La Land." Written and directed by Damien Chazelle, author of the Oscar-winning Whiplash, the film makes it clear that musicals can also reflect the reality of life with a fairytale narrative. Especially the attraction between Emma Stone and Ryan Gosling, who we watch in the lead roles, fascinates the audience. It's not known how many awards he'll win at the ceremony, but "La La Land" is a candidate to win the hearts of everyone who watches it!

a man and woman dancing on a field

Kenneth Lonergan's "Manchester By The Sea", which has been highly praised at every festival it has shown, stands out for its masterful acting of Casey Affleck. The film, which brings people's grieving process to the screen with its fluid script and editing, is one of the Oscar contenders in all six categories it is nominated for. The film will be released on February 3.

Casey Affleck et al. standing by water with birds flying in the background

It's time for the film of the year that impresses me the most... "Arrival" manages to go beyond classic alien invasion science fiction and makes you suddenly question time, nature and life. While emphasizing the importance of communication and mathematics in the universe, it actually reveals that empathy is the key to life. Amy Adams, one of this year's hottest actors, is joined by Jeremy Renner in the lead role. 8 Oscar-nominated "Arrival," a high-cruising production.

a group of people wearing orange robes and holding a sign

Lion, starring Dev Patel, Rooney Mara, Nicole Kidman and David Wenham, tells the story of a 5-year-old Indian boy who finds himself thousands of miles from his home after getting on the wrong train. Adopted by an Australian family, the boy decides to call his real parents after 25 years. "Lion" is nominated for six Oscars, including best picture. The film will be released in Turkey on 3 February.

Dev Patel with a beard and glasses

In the film, which tells the story of two brothers who rob banks so as not to lose their only asset, veteran actor Jeff Bridges as veteran police inspector Marcus Hamilton. "Hell or High Water" is nominated for four Oscars, including best picture.

a group of men standing in front of a sign

"Hidden Figures" tells a little-known story of space history, with the famous artist Pharell Williams among its producers. The film, about three black-born scientists behind the success of john glenn, the first American astronaut to orbit the Earth, is nominated for three Oscars, including best picture and best adapted screenplay. Veteran actor Kevin Costner and Oscar nominee Octavia Spencer for best supporting actress are eye-catching performances. The film will be released on February 24.

a group of women laughing

Mel Gibson is back on screens with a war movie, but this time not with his usual bullets, but with the incredible story of Desmond Doss, the medic who won the Medal of Honor for the wounded he saved. Andrew Garfield, a young actor who stars as Desmond Doss in the film based on a true story, is one of the strongest contenders for best actor. "Hacksaw Ridge" is one of the year's most important productions, with six Oscar nominations.

a group of men in military uniforms running away from a burning building

"Moonlight", which many critics have cited as the best film of the year; It tells the story of a young black man's self-discovery, set in miami's tough back streets, from childhood to adulthood. This fascinating production, which is the opening film of the Istanbul Independent Film Festival, which will start on February 16th in our country, is nominated for 8 Oscars.

a man with a red hat

Directed and starring Denzel Washington, "Fences" is about Troy Maxson, the head of a middle-class black family, trying to support his family in the harsh 1950s. Denzel Washington, who previously starred in the Broadway play adaptation of the film and won a TONY, took the director's chair 10 years later to adapt the project for the film.

a group of people walking down a sidewalk

We've read, listened to, watched the assassination of Kennedy, one of the legendary presidents of the United States, in different ways over the decades, but what about how his wife Jackie felt? The director Pablo Lorrain, who set out to find the answer to this question, is making a very impressive production with Natalie Portman, who he says will not make the film if he is not in the lead role. Portman, one of my favorite actors, has put his best interest in the role; Among his strong rivals, he's the biggest contender to win the statuette for me.

Natalie Portman in a red dress
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