3. Biutiful. Uxbal and his kids. Best Actor nominee Javier Bardem plays a father who makes his living in the shady Barcelona underground. When he finds out he has just a few weeks to live, he puts every effort into reconciling with the woman he loves and making sure his two children will have a bright future. Even though he doesn't exactly have a squeaky-clean reputation, he's a surprisingly devoted dad. When times get tough, the most important issues revolve around taking care of your family. This film highlights that perfectly, especially through Javier's riveting performance. If this new real-life dad (Bardem and actress Penelope Cruz are new parents of a baby boy) tries to be as good a father as he is in Biutiful, we think he'll do all right. Penelope Cruz And Javier Bardem Welcome A Baby Boy
4. The Fighter. Micky and Charlene. You're not always going to get along with your significant other's family, and that's totally the case in this Best Picture Oscar-nominated movie. Charlene (Amy Adams, who earned a Best Supporting Actress nod) gets pretty upset when Micky (Mark Wahlberg) puts his brother ahead of her, time and time again. But eventually the two work it out and Charlene reconciles with Micky and his dysfunctional sibling. At the end of the day, a relationship is much easier when you're on good terms with your man's family. So, in the name of love, try to get along.
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5. Rabbit Hole. Howie and Becca Corbett. After tragedy strikes their happy family, Becca (Nicole Kidman, nominated for the role) and Howie (Aaron Eckhart) find themselves coping with loss in different ways, at different paces. They end up looking for solace outside their marriage when they can't find it from each other. Becca and Howie don't fully accept or understand each other's grieving process, which is just a slow fuse that leads to a massive explosion. Once they come to terms with their tragedy and decide to continue living, together, do they find a sense of relative peace.
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