1. A Dangerous Method
Directed by: David Cronenberg
, Michael Fassbender, Kiera Knightley
, Vincent Cassel
A slightly fictionalized telling of the relationship between Sigmund Freud and Carl Jung, A Dangerous Method
focuses on what happens when they meet a particularly challenging, beautiful young patient.
Why It's a Contender:
David Cronenberg’s late-career renaissance is yet to be recognized by the Academy — plus it’s adapted from a play by David Hampton, who previously won an Oscar for his work on Dangerous Liaisons
and has won several Tony Awards. Add to that an all-star cast and you’ve got an almost-certain award winner in the works.