captain-phillips-oscars-best-pictureCaptain Phillips director Paul Greengrass and Tom Hanks attend a press conference for the film. Photo courtesy of Getty.

If you haven’t seen it… This is one of those edge of your seat, what-will-happen-next films that keeps you guessing until the very end. Based on true events,
Captain Phillips chronicles the 2009 hijacking of a large container ship near the coast of Africa. The film analyzes the human will to survive from the perspective of the crew aboard
Maersk Alabama and the small group of Somali pirates who manage to overtake it. No spoilers here—see the film to catch the unforgettable ending.
Read on for 5 reasons why
Captain Phillips
should win the Oscar for Best Picture…