Oscar voters get Thanksgiving bounty of DVD screeners: ‘Bridge of Spies,’ ‘Room,’ ‘Trumbo,’ ‘The Walk’ …

Just in time for Thanksgiving Oscar voters have a bounty of screeners to watch over the holiday. The most recent arrivals are two of our top 10 Best Picture contenders: “Bridge of Spies,” Steven Spielbergs Cold War thriller with two-time Oscar champ Tom Hanks as James Donovan, a lawyer defending accused Soviet spy Rudolf Abel (three-time Tony winner Mark Rylance); and “Room,”  Lenny Abrahamson‘s dark drama with rising star Brie Larson as a kidnap victim and newcomer Jacob Tremblay as the son she conceived in captivity.

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Also arriving this week were three biopics about a trio of fascinating fellows: “Pawn Sacrifice,” with Tobey Maguire as world chess champ Bobby Fischer; “Trumbo,” in which Emmy and Tony champ Bryan Cranston plays the Oscar-winning scripter Dalton Trumbo who was blacklisted during the Red Scare; and “The Walk,” a visual wonder in which Joseph Gordon-Levitt recreates the daring feat of Phillipe Petit who crossed a tightrope spanning between the twin towers of the World Trade Center in 1974. 

The feel-good comedy “I’ll See You in My Dreams” with Emmy and Tony champ Blythe Danner was the first of this year’s Oscar hopefuls to be sent out to voters way back at the end of August. Since then, another 30 have landed on the doorsteps of academy members.

Below, a listing of these 31 films with the most recent first. 

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Nov. 24: “Bridge of Spies
Nov. 24: “Room

Nov. 23: “Pawn Sacrifice
Nov. 23: “Trumbo”
Nov. 23: “The Walk” 

Nov. 20: “Beasts of No Nation”
Nov. 20: “Truth”

Nov. 18: “Black Mass”

Nov. 16: “Jurassic World”
Nov. 16: “Ex Machina”  

Nov. 13: “Minions”

Nov. 11: “Brooklyn”
Nov. 11: “He Named Me Malala”

Nov. 9: “Mad Max: Fury Road”

Nov. 8: “Southpaw”
Nov. 8: “Woman in Gold”

Nov. 6: “Trainwreck”

Nov 2: “Love and Mercy”
Nov. 2: “Mr. Holmes”
Nov. 2: “99 Homes”  

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Oct. 30: “Furious 7”

Oct. 29: “I Smile Back”
Oct. 29: “Learning to Drive” 

Oct. 23: “Mission: Impossible Rogue Nation”

Oct. 22: “The End of the Tour”

Oct. 21: “Straight Outta Compton”

Oct. 18: “The Diary of a Teenage Girl”
Oct. 18: “Infinitely Polar Bear” 
Oct. 18: “Irrational Man”
Oct. 18: “Testament of Youth”

Sept. 30: “Grandma”

Aug. 28: “I’ll See You in My Dreams”

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