Director: Jean-Marc Vallée
Starring: Matthew McConaughey, Jared Leto, Jennifer Garner, Steve Zahn

The stars of this film, Matthew McConaughey and Jared Leto, swept awards season for their indelible portrayals of an electrician newly diagnosed with AIDS and an HIV-positive trans woman, respectively, who work together to smuggle unapproved drugs into the U.S. Set in the mid-'80s, Dallas Buyers Club confronts the homophobia, stigma, and rampant miseducation associated with HIV at that time, as well as the healthcare system that keeps treatment out of reach for many people. —Dria Roland