Gone Girl was interesting. I didn't love it but if you're into crazy fucked up women, which I think you might be, then you should watch it just for her. I've never seen her in anything else but she was good in this role.
And if you want to see Doogie Howser attempt to be straight, and Nora from the Leftovers you should give it a try.
There were lots of good movies nominated last year. Did you see any of those?
Also I think you're talking about The Blind Side. Sandra Bullock plays the woman who adopted a big football player. I liked that movie, but it's a feel good story. The kid used to be on The Ravens up until a year or two ago.