Personally:1) Gravity2) Short Term 123) Captain Phillips4) 12 Years a Slave5) Dallas Buyers ClubNice diverse lineup. I don't really like Dallas Buyers Club, and I think 12 Years a Slave is heavily flawed, but the top three are VERY good.
I always try to diversify my choices a little. 12 Years does have a few problems, but it's a remarkably told story. Dallas Buyers was a surprise for me. Wasn't expecting to like it as much as I did. Wish more people saw Short Term.
I too wish more people saw Short Term 12. Exceptional film.