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.



Boyhood(2014)

Combined Rating:
97
Combined Critics Rating: 97

The life of Mason, from early childhood to his arrival at college.



Moonlight(2016)

Combined Rating:
97
Combined Critics Rating: 97

A chronicle of the childhood, adolescence and burgeoning adulthood of a young, African-American, gay man growing up in a rough neighborhood of Miami.



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.



Gravity(2013)

Combined Rating:
96
Combined Critics Rating: 95

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



Inside Out(2015)

Combined Rating:
96
Combined Critics Rating: 95

After young Riley is uprooted from her Midwest life and moved to San Francisco, her emotions - Joy, Fear, Anger, Disgust and Sadness - conflict on how best to navigate a new city, house, and school.



La La Land(2016)

Combined Rating:
96
Combined Critics Rating: 95

While waiting for their big breaks, two proper L.A. dreamers, a suavely- charming, soft-spoken jazz pianist and a brilliant, vivacious playwright, attempt to reconcile aspirations and relationship in a magical old-school romance.



The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King(2003)

Combined Rating:
95
Combined Critics Rating: 92

Gandalf and Aragorn lead the World of Men against Sauron's army to draw his gaze from Frodo and Sam as they approach Mount Doom with the One Ring.



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.



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.



No Country for Old Men(2007)

Combined Rating:
94
Combined Critics Rating: 91

Violence and mayhem ensue after a hunter stumbles upon a drug deal gone wrong and more than two million dollars in cash near the Rio Grande.



Ratatouille(2007)

Combined Rating:
94
Combined Critics Rating: 92

A rat who can cook makes an unusual alliance with a young kitchen worker at a famous restaurant.



Toy Story 3(2010)

Combined Rating:
94
Combined Critics Rating: 92

The toys are mistakenly delivered to a day-care center instead of the attic right before Andy leaves for college, and it's up to Woody to convince the other toys that they weren't abandoned and to return home.



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.



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.



Up(2009)

Combined Rating:
93
Combined Critics Rating: 90

Seventy-eight year old Carl Fredricksen travels to Paradise Falls in his home equipped with balloons, inadvertently taking a young stowaway.



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.



The Artist(2011)

Combined Rating:
93
Combined Critics Rating: 91

A silent movie star meets a young dancer, but the arrival of talking pictures sends their careers in opposite directions.



Argo(2012)

Combined Rating:
93
Combined Critics Rating: 90

Acting under the cover of a Hollywood producer scouting a location for a science fiction film, a CIA agent launches a dangerous operation to rescue six Americans in Tehran during the U.S. hostage crisis in Iran in 1980.




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