Best movies that are oscar winners or nominees in actress in a leading role 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.



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.



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: 94

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



Nomadland(2020)

Combined Rating:
95
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.



A Star Is Born(2018)

Combined Rating:
94
Combined Critics Rating: 94

A musician helps a young singer find fame, even as age and alcoholism send his own career into a downward spiral.



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.



American Hustle(2013)

Combined Rating:
93
Combined Critics Rating: 91

A con man, Irving Rosenfeld, along with his seductive partner Sydney Prosser, is forced to work for a wild FBI agent, Richie DiMaso, who pushes them into a world of Jersey powerbrokers and mafia.



Carol(2015)

Combined Rating:
93
Combined Critics Rating: 94

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



Little Women(2019)

Combined Rating:
93
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.



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.



Lady Bird(2017)

Combined Rating:
92
Combined Critics Rating: 95

In 2002, an artistically inclined seventeen-year-old girl comes of age in Sacramento, California.



Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind(2004)

Combined Rating:
92
Combined Critics Rating: 89

When their relationship turns sour, a couple undergoes a procedure to have each other erased from their memories. But it is only through the process of loss that they discover what they had to begin with.



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: 89

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



Amour(2012)

Combined Rating:
91
Combined Critics Rating: 90

Georges and Anne are an octogenarian couple. They are cultivated, retired music teachers. Their daughter, also a musician, lives in Britain with her family. One day, Anne has a stroke, and the couple's bond of love is severely tested.



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.



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.



Silver Linings Playbook(2012)

Combined Rating:
90
Combined Critics Rating: 85

After a stint in a mental institution, former teacher Pat Solitano moves back in with his parents and tries to reconcile with his ex-wife. Things get more challenging when Pat meets Tiffany, a mysterious girl with problems of her own.



Brooklyn(2015)

Combined Rating:
90
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.




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