3. Lincoln (2012) ★★★★
Genre: Historical Drama
Director: Steven Spielberg
Actors: Daniel Day-Lewis, Sally Field, Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Tommy Lee Jones, David Strathairn, Hal Holbrook, David Spader
Lincoln recounts President Abraham Lincoln's efforts, during January 1865, to pass in the United States House of Representatives the Thirteenth Amendment to the United States Constitution that would formally abolish slavery in the country.
I didn't realize that the entire film only be about the passing of the 13th Amendment, but it certainly works. There is a fine cast of actors and Daniel Day-Lewis is a shoe in for Best Actor on every single awards show. I actually learned a lot of while watching this movie. I can't say that for most of the stuff I watched this year, so I give it props.