With the Academy Awards just around the corner, fans and film buffs are brushing up on the year's cinematic milestones. The most anticipated category, Best Picture, is flooded with familiar names of movies that have made an impact in the last 12 months.

Some other nominations may sound a little foreign to some, and we're not just referring to the international films. In a ceremony that strives to recognize the best cinematic accomplishments across various genres, there's bound to be at least a few titles that viewers aren't aware of. Here's a rundown of five Oscar-nominated films that may need some explaining.