9 Movies You Must See Before Oscar Sunday (PHOTOS)

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Oscars: Snubs & Surprises
Ben Affleck and Kathryn Bigelow were noticeably missing.
Everyone’s office has that one movie fan that always wins the Oscar betting pool, who wears their newly-won gift card to Outback Steakhouse like a badge of honor.

No one wants to lose to that guy. In an effort to prevent your resident watercooler handicapper from earning another victory notch for his cubicle wall, here are the movies Celebuzz suggests that you see before Oscar night.

In the build-up to Awards season, some movies beat the drum louder than others.

Films like Argo and Les Miserables come out of the gate designed for all the attention, and get it – if their box office grosses are any indication. Other releases take the less-is-more approach, relying on word of mouth – and just being damn good movies – to attract Oscar’s spotlight.

Those are the films we’re highlighting today. So stop everything you’re doing and put them in your eyes now.

Which of these movies have you seen? Which ones do you think have the best shot at Oscar? Drop your reviews in the comments below.