Here are the 5 movies you need to watch before Oscar season

The 2017 awards season is shaping up to be an absolute knockout.

From musicals and science fiction, historical dramas and biopics, animated movies to war epics, the selection of the best films on the award circuit offers a blockbuster recommendation for everyone.

So we've put together a few we would recommend to watch before Oscar season creeps up on us.

Just so you’re in the know and can for once be that smug know-all that has seen them all.

You can thank us later.

By Anna O'Donoghue

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