Best movies on amazon prime that are oscar winners or nominees in actor in a leading role category

La La Land(2016)

Combined Rating:
Combined Critics Rating: 96

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.

Manchester by the Sea(2016)

Combined Rating:
Combined Critics Rating: 95

A depressed uncle is asked to take care of his teenage nephew after the boy's father dies.

The Wolf of Wall Street(2013)

Combined Rating:
Combined Critics Rating: 83

Based on the true story of Jordan Belfort, from his rise to a wealthy stock-broker living the high life to his fall involving crime, corruption and the federal government.


Combined Rating:
Combined Critics Rating: 85

A working-class African-American father tries to raise his family in the 1950s, while coming to terms with the events of his life.

Captain Fantastic(2016)

Combined Rating:
Combined Critics Rating: 80

In the forests of the Pacific Northwest, a father devoted to raising his six kids with a rigorous physical and intellectual education is forced to leave his paradise and enter the world, challenging his idea of what it means to be a parent.


Combined Rating:
Combined Critics Rating: 73

A biography of sports legend Muhammad Ali, focusing on his triumphs and controversies between 1964 and 1974.

Being the Ricardos(2021)

Combined Rating:
Combined Critics Rating: 74

Follows Lucy and Desi as they face a crisis that could end their careers and another that could end their marriage.

Saturday Night Fever(1977)

Combined Rating:
Combined Critics Rating: 64

A Brooklyn teenager feels his only chance to succeed is as the king of the disco floor. His carefree youth and weekend dancing help him to forget the reality of his bleak life.

The Color of Money(1986)

Combined Rating:
Combined Critics Rating: 63

Fast Eddie Felson teaches a cocky but immensely talented protégé the ropes of pool hustling, which in turn inspires him to make an unlikely comeback.


Combined Rating:
Combined Critics Rating: 38

A young Amish boy is sole witness to a murder; policeman John Book goes into hiding in Amish country to protect him until the trial.

Henry V(1989)

Combined Rating:
Combined Critics Rating: 42

In the midst of the Hundred Years War, the young King Henry V of England embarks on the conquest of France in 1415.