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.



Sideways(2004)

Combined Rating:
93
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.



Arrival(2016)

Combined Rating:
92
Combined Critics Rating: 89

When twelve mysterious spacecraft appear around the world, linguistics professor Louise Banks is tasked with interpreting the language of the apparent alien visitors.



District 9(2009)

Combined Rating:
91
Combined Critics Rating: 87

An extraterrestrial race forced to live in slum-like conditions on Earth suddenly finds a kindred spirit in a government agent who is exposed to their biotechnology.



Up in the Air(2009)

Combined Rating:
91
Combined Critics Rating: 87

Ryan Bingham enjoys living out of a suitcase for his job traveling around the country firing people, but finds that lifestyle threatened by the presence of a potential love interest and a new hire.



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.



The Big Sick(2017)

Combined Rating:
90
Combined Critics Rating: 89

Pakistan-born comedian Kumail Nanjiani and grad student Emily Gardner fall in love but struggle as their cultures clash. When Emily contracts a mysterious illness, Kumail finds himself forced to face her feisty parents, his family's expectations, and his true feelings.



(500) Days of Summer(2009)

Combined Rating:
88
Combined Critics Rating: 82

An offbeat romantic comedy about a woman who doesn't believe true love exists, and the young man who falls for her.



Beasts of the Southern Wild(2012)

Combined Rating:
88
Combined Critics Rating: 86

Faced with both her hot-tempered father's fading health and melting ice-caps that flood her ramshackle bayou community and unleash ancient aurochs, six-year-old Hushpuppy must learn the ways of courage and love.



Paterson(2016)

Combined Rating:
88
Combined Critics Rating: 90

A quiet observation of the triumphs and defeats of daily life, along with the poetry evident in its smallest details.



Ghost World(2001)

Combined Rating:
87
Combined Critics Rating: 84

With only the plan of moving in together after high school, two unusually devious friends seek direction in life. As a mere gag, they respond to a man's newspaper ad for a date, only to find it will greatly complicate their lives.



Flight(2012)

Combined Rating:
87
Combined Critics Rating: 82

An airline pilot saves almost all his passengers on his malfunctioning airliner which eventually crashed, but an investigation into the accident reveals something troubling.



Star Trek Into Darkness(2013)

Combined Rating:
87
Combined Critics Rating: 82

After the crew of the Enterprise find an unstoppable force of terror from within their own organization, Captain Kirk leads a manhunt to a war-zone world to capture a one-man weapon of mass destruction.



The Curious Case of Benjamin Button(2008)

Combined Rating:
86
Combined Critics Rating: 80

Tells the story of Benjamin Button, a man who starts aging backwards with bizarre consequences.



Ida(2013)

Combined Rating:
86
Combined Critics Rating: 86

Anna, a young novitiate nun in 1960s Poland, is on the verge of taking her vows when she discovers a dark family secret dating back to the years of the German occupation.



Road to Perdition(2002)

Combined Rating:
85
Combined Critics Rating: 79

Bonds of loyalty are put to the test when a hitman's son witnesses what his father does for a living.



Prometheus(2012)

Combined Rating:
85
Combined Critics Rating: 79

Following clues to the origin of mankind, a team finds a structure on a distant moon, but they soon realize they are not alone.



Borat Subsequent Moviefilm(2020)

Combined Rating:
85
Combined Critics Rating: 80

Borat returns from Kazakhstan to America and this time he reveals more about the American culture, the COVID-19 pandemic and the political elections.



Cast Away(2000)

Combined Rating:
84
Combined Critics Rating: 77

A FedEx executive must transform himself physically and emotionally to survive a crash landing on a deserted island.



Revolutionary Road(2008)

Combined Rating:
84
Combined Critics Rating: 78

A young couple living in a Connecticut suburb during the mid-1950s struggle to come to terms with their personal problems while trying to raise their two children.




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