9. Dallas Buyers Club (nominated for Best Picture, Best Actor and Best Supporting Actor)

Based on a true tale, Texan Ron Woodroof works around the system to help AIDs victims get the medication they need by organising an illicit trade in a drug cocktail that shows signs of slowing the virus. Also starring Matthew McConaughey, Jared Leto and Jennifer Garner.

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