Best movies that are oscar winners in writing (adapted screenplay) 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.



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.



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.



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.



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.



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.



Sideways(2004)

Combined Rating:
92
Combined Critics Rating: 91

Two men reaching middle age with not much to show but disappointment embark on a week-long road trip through California's wine country, just as one is about to take a trip down the aisle.



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.



Slumdog Millionaire(2008)

Combined Rating:
92
Combined Critics Rating: 89

A Mumbai teen reflects on his upbringing in the slums when he is accused of cheating on the Indian Version of "Who Wants to be a Millionaire?"



The Big Short(2015)

Combined Rating:
91
Combined Critics Rating: 87

Four denizens in the world of high-finance predict the credit and housing bubble collapse of the mid-2000s, and decide to take on the big banks for their greed and lack of foresight.



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.



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.



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.



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.



The Imitation Game(2014)

Combined Rating:
88
Combined Critics Rating: 82

During World War II, mathematician Alan Turing tries to crack the enigma code with help from fellow mathematicians.



Jojo Rabbit(2019)

Combined Rating:
84
Combined Critics Rating: 77

A young boy in Hitler's army finds out his mother is hiding a Jewish girl in their home.



Brokeback Mountain(2005)

Combined Rating:
62
Combined Critics Rating: 44

The story of a forbidden and secretive relationship between two cowboys, and their lives over the years.