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

Gravity(2013)

Combined Rating:
96
Combined Critics Rating: 95

Two astronauts work together to survive after an accident which leaves them alone in space.



Zero Dark Thirty(2012)

Combined Rating:
95
Combined Critics Rating: 94

A chronicle of the decade-long hunt for al-Qaeda terrorist leader Osama bin Laden after the September 2001 attacks, and his death at the hands of the Navy S.E.A.L.s Team 6 in May 2011.



Marriage Story(2019)

Combined Rating:
95
Combined Critics Rating: 95

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



Carol(2015)

Combined Rating:
94
Combined Critics Rating: 94

An aspiring photographer develops an intimate relationship with an older woman in 1950s New York.



Little Women(2019)

Combined Rating:
94
Combined Critics Rating: 94

Jo March (Saoirse Ronan) reflects back and forth on her life, telling the beloved story of the March sisters - four young women, each determined to live life on her own terms.



Nomadland(2020)

Combined Rating:
94
Combined Critics Rating: 95

A woman in her sixties, after losing everything in the Great Recession, embarks on a journey through the American West, living as a van-dwelling modern-day nomad.



Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri(2017)

Combined Rating:
93
Combined Critics Rating: 92

A mother personally challenges the local authorities to solve her daughter's murder when they fail to catch the culprit.



The Shape of Water(2017)

Combined Rating:
92
Combined Critics Rating: 92

At a top secret research facility in the 1960s, a lonely janitor forms a unique relationship with an amphibious creature that is being held in captivity.



Million Dollar Baby(2004)

Combined Rating:
92
Combined Critics Rating: 88

A determined woman works with a hardened boxing trainer to become a professional.



Room(2015)

Combined Rating:
92
Combined Critics Rating: 90

A young boy is raised within the confines of a small shed.



Arrival(2016)

Combined Rating:
92
Combined Critics Rating: 89

When twelve mysterious spacecraft appear around the world, linguistics professor Louise Banks is tasked with interpreting the language of the apparent alien visitors.



Gone Girl(2014)

Combined Rating:
91
Combined Critics Rating: 87

With his wife's disappearance having become the focus of an intense media circus, a man sees the spotlight turned on him when it's suspected that he may not be innocent.



Brooklyn(2015)

Combined Rating:
91
Combined Critics Rating: 89

An Irish immigrant lands in 1950s Brooklyn, where she quickly falls into a romance with a local. When her past catches up with her, however, she must choose between two countries and the lives that exist within.



The Queen(2006)

Combined Rating:
90
Combined Critics Rating: 88

After the death of Princess Diana, Queen Elizabeth II struggles with her reaction to a sequence of events nobody could have predicted.



Atonement(2007)

Combined Rating:
90
Combined Critics Rating: 86

Fledgling writer Briony Tallis, as a thirteen-year-old, irrevocably changes the course of several lives when she accuses her older sister's lover of a crime he did not commit.



Black Swan(2010)

Combined Rating:
90
Combined Critics Rating: 86

A committed dancer wins the lead role in a production of Tchaikovsky's "Swan Lake" only to find herself struggling to maintain her sanity.



American Beauty(1999)

Combined Rating:
90
Combined Critics Rating: 85

A sexually frustrated suburban father has a mid-life crisis after becoming infatuated with his daughter's best friend.



Ma Rainey's Black Bottom(2020)

Combined Rating:
89
Combined Critics Rating: 90

Tensions rise when trailblazing blues singer Ma Rainey and her band gather at a recording studio in Chicago in 1927.



The Post(2017)

Combined Rating:
88
Combined Critics Rating: 90

A cover-up that spanned four U.S. Presidents pushed the country's first female newspaper publisher and a hard-driving editor to join an unprecedented battle between the press and the government.



A History of Violence(2005)

Combined Rating:
88
Combined Critics Rating: 84

A mild-mannered man becomes a local hero through an act of violence, which sets off repercussions that will shake his family to its very core.




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