After wading through more than our fair share of popcorn fluff over the past few months, the Oscar contenders have finally arrived. From unconventional sports movies to Ryan Gosling overload, there is much to look forward to and a lot of talent on display from now till November.

Here's a look at the big dramas on the horizon and which ones we think look best:
Drive Movie Poster
Drive
R2011
Based on 43 critics

Driver (Ryan Gosling) is a skilled Hollywood stuntman who moonlights as a getaway driver for criminals.... Read More

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The Rum Diary
R2011
Based on 37 critics

As the Eisenhower era draws to a close, journalist Paul Kemp (Johnny Depp) decides he's had enough of... Read More

Straw Dogs Movie Poster
Straw Dogs
R2011
Based on 29 critics

Married couple David (James Marsden) and Amy (Kate Bosworth) move to her hometown of Blackwater, Miss.,... Read More

Warrior Movie Poster
Warrior
PG-132011
Based on 35 critics

An estranged family finds redemption in the unlikeliest of places: the MMA ring. Tommy (Tom Hardy), an... Read More

Anonymous Movie Poster
Anonymous
PG-132011
Based on 43 critics

As royal troops set fire to the Globe Theatre, Elizabethan-era playwright Ben Jonson (Sebastian Armesto)... Read More

Moneyball Movie Poster
Moneyball
PG-132011
Based on 42 critics

Billy Beane (Brad Pitt), general manager of the Oakland A's, one day has an epiphany: Baseball's conventional... Read More

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Contagion
PG-132011
Based on 38 critics

When Beth Emhoff (Gwyneth Paltrow) returns to Minnesota from a Hong Kong business trip, she attributes... Read More

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The Ides of March
R2011
Based on 43 critics

As Ohio's Democratic primary nears, charming Gov. Mike Morris (George Clooney) seems a shoo-in for the... Read More