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

12 Years a Slave(2013)

Combined Rating:
97
Combined Critics Rating: 96

In the antebellum United States, Solomon Northup, a free black man from upstate New York, is abducted and sold into slavery.



The Social Network(2010)

Combined Rating:
96
Combined Critics Rating: 94

Harvard student Mark Zuckerberg creates the social networking site that would become known as Facebook, but is later sued by two brothers who claimed he stole their idea, and the co-founder who was later squeezed out of the business.



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.



Marriage Story(2019)

Combined Rating:
95
Combined Critics Rating: 94

Noah Baumbach's incisive and compassionate look at a marriage breaking up and a family staying together.



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.



Call Me by Your Name(2017)

Combined Rating:
92
Combined Critics Rating: 94

In Northern Italy in 1983, seventeen year-old Elio begins a relationship with visiting Oliver, his father's research assistant, with whom he bonds over his emerging sexuality, their Jewish heritage, and the beguiling Italian landscape.



The Departed(2006)

Combined Rating:
92
Combined Critics Rating: 88

An undercover cop and a mole in the police attempt to identify each other while infiltrating an Irish gang in South Boston.



Up in the Air(2009)

Combined Rating:
91
Combined Critics Rating: 87

Ryan Bingham enjoys living out of a suitcase for his job traveling around the country firing people, but finds that lifestyle threatened by the presence of a potential love interest and a new hire.



Moneyball(2011)

Combined Rating:
91
Combined Critics Rating: 88

Oakland A's general manager Billy Beane's successful attempt to assemble a baseball team on a lean budget by employing computer-generated analysis to acquire new players.



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.



Selma(2014)

Combined Rating:
91
Combined Critics Rating: 91

A chronicle of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.'s campaign to secure equal voting rights via an epic march from Selma to Montgomery, Alabama, in 1965.



Ford v Ferrari(2019)

Combined Rating:
91
Combined Critics Rating: 88

American car designer Carroll Shelby and driver Ken Miles battle corporate interference and the laws of physics to build a revolutionary race car for Ford in order to defeat Ferrari at the 24 Hours of Le Mans in 1966.



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.



Captain Phillips(2013)

Combined Rating:
90
Combined Critics Rating: 87

The true story of Captain Richard Phillips and the 2009 hijacking by Somali pirates of the U.S.-flagged MV Maersk Alabama, the first American cargo ship to be hijacked in two hundred years.



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.



Steve Jobs(2015)

Combined Rating:
90
Combined Critics Rating: 87

Steve Jobs takes us behind the scenes of the digital revolution, to paint a portrait of the man at its epicenter. The story unfolds backstage at three iconic product launches, ending in 1998 with the unveiling of the iMac.



BlacKkKlansman(2018)

Combined Rating:
90
Combined Critics Rating: 90

Ron Stallworth, an African American police officer from Colorado Springs, CO, successfully manages to infiltrate the local Ku Klux Klan branch with the help of a Jewish surrogate who eventually becomes its leader. Based on actual events.




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