Five films to catch at the 21st annual Aspen Film Academy Screenings

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5. Lincoln

Daniel Day-Lewis as Abraham Lincoln -- that's all you need to know about this film before seeing it. His performance created all the hype for this movie about one of the most fascinating presidents in U.S. history. With a supporting cast including Sally Field, Tommy Lee Jones, David Strathairn Hal Holbrook, Joseph Gordon-Levitt and James Spader, Lincoln has already been nominated for seven Golden Globes.

4. Argo

This real film about the making of a fake film is further proof, after The Town, that Ben Affleck's real talent lies in directing. Argo tells the story of six American embassy workers who try to escape the country after the November 4, 1979 attack on the U.S. embassy in Tehran, Iran. As they're hiding in the home of the Canadian ambassador, a CIA agent tries to help them escape by disguising them as a crew scouting a location for a film -- and plot is based on the accounts of the spies involved. With five Golden Globe nominations, it's another likely candidate to win big.

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