Best movies that are golden globes winners in best actor - motion picture drama category

Manchester by the Sea(2016)

Combined Rating:
95
Combined Critics Rating: 95

A depressed uncle is asked to take care of his teenage nephew after the boy's father dies.



There Will Be Blood(2007)

Combined Rating:
93
Combined Critics Rating: 91

A story of family, religion, hatred, oil and madness, focusing on a turn-of-the-century prospector in the early days of the business.



The King's Speech(2010)

Combined Rating:
93
Combined Critics Rating: 90

The story of King George VI of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, his impromptu ascension to the throne and the speech therapist who helped the unsure monarch become worthy of it.



Lincoln(2012)

Combined Rating:
91
Combined Critics Rating: 89

As the War continues to rage, America's president struggles with continuing carnage on the battlefield as he fights with many inside his own cabinet on the decision to emancipate the slaves.



Dallas Buyers Club(2013)

Combined Rating:
91
Combined Critics Rating: 87

In 1985 Dallas, electrician and hustler Ron Woodroof works around the system to help AIDS patients get the medication they need after he is diagnosed with the disease.



The Godfather(1972)

Combined Rating:
91
Combined Critics Rating: 87

The aging patriarch of an organized crime dynasty transfers control of his clandestine empire to his reluctant son.



The Descendants(2011)

Combined Rating:
90
Combined Critics Rating: 87

A land baron tries to reconnect with his two daughters after his wife is seriously injured in a boating accident.



The Revenant(2015)

Combined Rating:
90
Combined Critics Rating: 86

A frontiersman on a fur trading expedition in the 1820s fights for survival after being mauled by a bear and left for dead by members of his own hunting team.



Mystic River(2003)

Combined Rating:
89
Combined Critics Rating: 85

With a childhood tragedy that overshadowed their lives, three men are reunited by circumstance when one has a family tragedy.



The Wrestler(2008)

Combined Rating:
89
Combined Critics Rating: 84

A faded professional wrestler must retire, but finds his quest for a new life outside the ring a dispiriting struggle.



About Schmidt(2002)

Combined Rating:
88
Combined Critics Rating: 85

A man upon retirement embarks on a journey to his estranged daughter's wedding only to discover more about himself and life than he ever expected.



The Truman Show(1998)

Combined Rating:
88
Combined Critics Rating: 82

An insurance salesman/adjuster discovers his entire life is actually a television show.



The Aviator(2004)

Combined Rating:
87
Combined Critics Rating: 82

A biopic depicting the early years of legendary Director and aviator Howard Hughes' career from the late 1920s to the mid 1940s.



Crazy Heart(2009)

Combined Rating:
87
Combined Critics Rating: 84

A faded country music musician is forced to reassess his dysfunctional life during a doomed romance that also inspires him.



The Theory of Everything(2014)

Combined Rating:
87
Combined Critics Rating: 81

A look at the relationship between the famous physicist Stephen Hawking and his wife.



Joker(2019)

Combined Rating:
86
Combined Critics Rating: 80

In Gotham City, mentally troubled comedian Arthur Fleck is disregarded and mistreated by society. He then embarks on a downward spiral of revolution and bloody crime. This path brings him face-to-face with his alter-ego: the Joker.



Amadeus(1984)

Combined Rating:
86
Combined Critics Rating: 80

The incredible story of Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, told by his peer and secret rival Antonio Salieri - now confined to an insane asylum.



Darkest Hour(2017)

Combined Rating:
85
Combined Critics Rating: 84

During the early days of World War II, the fate of Western Europe hangs on the newly-appointed British Prime Minister Winston Churchill, who must decide whether to negotiate with Adolf Hitler, or fight on against incredible odds.



A Beautiful Mind(2001)

Combined Rating:
85
Combined Critics Rating: 79

After John Nash, a brilliant but asocial mathematician, accepts secret work in cryptography, his life takes a turn for the nightmarish.



Cast Away(2000)

Combined Rating:
84
Combined Critics Rating: 76

A FedEx executive must transform himself physically and emotionally to survive a crash landing on a deserted island.




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