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Posted at 2:10 PM ET, 01/25/2011

'Winter's Bone,' 'The Fighter': Which Oscar movies to catch before the show? (#1tweetreview)

By Katie Rogers
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Not pictured: swans. "Winter's Bone" is an Oscar nominee, too. (Christian Hartmann/AP)

By now, you know which Oscar-nominated films are the buzziest.

No doubt you left theaters a little woozy after experiencing Christopher Nolan's "Inception." (And you're probably still reeling, pun intended, after hearing of Nolan's Oscar snub.) You probably watched nerds duke it out for the duration of "The Social Network." And chances are, you sat through "127 Hours," a movie that's sort of its own spoiler alert, waiting for James Franco's hiker character to hack his own arm off.

And, after a mental tango like "Black Swan," is anyone paying any attention to leading actress nominees other than Natalie Portman? Nina, her lovely-but-creepy character, is splashed nearly everywhere there's Oscar coverage.

So which movies do you still need to bone up on? Excuse the pun in advance:

There's "Winter's Bone," a best-picture nominee which starring Jennifer Lawrence, who graces the leading lady category with Portman:

And there's "The Kids Are All Right," carried by supporting-actor nominee Mark Ruffalo.

"The Fighter" helped Christian Bale nab the Golden Globe for supporting actor. Will it help him win the Oscar?

Let us know which movies to see before the big awards show on Feb. 27.

Use #1tweetreview to tell us your favorite Oscar movie and why we should watch it. Or leave us a comment about the movies we can't miss.

#1tweetreview The fighter is amazingly real and entertaining! Loved it! Def underrated!less than a minute ago via Twitter for iPhone

@washingtonpost Black Swan is a must see for Natalie Portman's performance #1tweetreview #Oscarsless than a minute ago via Twitter for BlackBerry®

#1tweetreview Winter's Bone is a bizarrely good tale of courage, optimism and poverty. The main character is a hero on so many levelsless than a minute ago via web

#1tweetreview Inception, I think I need to watch it again as there is so much happening so fast. Not my favorite, but understand the hype.less than a minute ago via Twitter for iPhone

By Katie Rogers  | January 25, 2011; 2:10 PM ET
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