I have yet to see all of the nominees for Best Picture from 2013, but this is by far the most emotionally stirring movie I have ever seen. From the nominated films I have seen, "12 Years a Slave" is absolutely the obvious choice for the award. I have always believed the best stories are the ones that actually happened. "12 Years a Slave" not only fits that category, it tells a part of history that many choose to forget, or even worse, don't know existed.
I love Samurai movies! One hour of teasing you of things to come, followed by 30 minutes of draw dropping mayhem. With all the highlights of your favorite films (romance, politics, crime, comedy, and action), Samurai movies constantly prove why they are the absolute best cinema has to offer.