Best movies that are oscar winners in actor in a leading role 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.



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.



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 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.



The Father(2020)

Combined Rating:
90
Combined Critics Rating: 89

A man refuses all assistance from his daughter as he ages. As he tries to make sense of his changing circumstances, he begins to doubt his loved ones, his own mind and even the fabric of his reality.



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.



The Pianist(2002)

Combined Rating:
89
Combined Critics Rating: 84

A Polish Jewish musician struggles to survive the destruction of the Warsaw ghetto of World War II.



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.



Milk(2008)

Combined Rating:
89
Combined Critics Rating: 86

The story of Harvey Milk, and his struggles as an American gay activist who fought for gay rights and became California's first openly gay elected official.



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.



Gladiator(2000)

Combined Rating:
84
Combined Critics Rating: 76

When a Roman General is betrayed, and his family murdered by an emperor's corrupt son, he comes to Rome as a gladiator to seek revenge.



Ray(2004)

Combined Rating:
84
Combined Critics Rating: 79

The story of the life and career of the legendary rhythm and blues musician Ray Charles, from his humble beginnings in the South, where he went blind at age seven, to his meteoric rise to stardom during the 1950s and 1960s.



The Last King of Scotland(2006)

Combined Rating:
84
Combined Critics Rating: 78

Based on the events of the brutal Ugandan dictator Idi Amin's regime as seen by his personal physician during the 1970's.




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