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Best movies that are oscar winners or nominees in art direction category

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.



Pan's Labyrinth(2006)

Combined Rating:
95
Combined Critics Rating: 93

In the falangist Spain of 1944, the bookish young stepdaughter of a sadistic army officer escapes into an eerie but captivating fantasy world.



The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring(2001)

Combined Rating:
93
Combined Critics Rating: 90

A meek Hobbit from the Shire and eight companions set out on a journey to destroy the powerful One Ring and save Middle Earth from the Dark Lord Sauron.



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.



The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers(2002)

Combined Rating:
92
Combined Critics Rating: 89

While Frodo and Sam edge closer to Mordor with the help of the shifty Gollum, the divided fellowship makes a stand against Sauron's new ally, Saruman, and his hordes of Isengard.



The Dark Knight(2008)

Combined Rating:
92
Combined Critics Rating: 88

When the menace known as the Joker emerges from his mysterious past, he wreaks havoc and chaos on the people of Gotham, the Dark Knight must accept one of the greatest psychological and physical tests of his ability to fight injustice.



Avatar(2009)

Combined Rating:
92
Combined Critics Rating: 88

A paraplegic marine dispatched to the moon Pandora on a unique mission becomes torn between following his orders and protecting the world he feels is his home.



Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire(2005)

Combined Rating:
90
Combined Critics Rating: 85

A young wizard finds himself competing in a hazardous tournament between rival schools of magic, but he is distracted by recurring nightmares.



King Kong(2005)

Combined Rating:
90
Combined Critics Rating: 86

In 1933 New York, an overly ambitious movie producer coerces his cast and hired ship crew to travel to the mysterious Skull Island, where they encounter Kong, a giant ape who is immediately smitten with leading lady Ann Darrow.





Atonement(2007)

Combined Rating:
89
Combined Critics Rating: 86

Fledgling writer Briony Tallis, as a thirteen-year-old, irrevocably changes the course of several lives when she accuses her older sister's lover of a crime he did not commit.



Inception(2010)

Combined Rating:
89
Combined Critics Rating: 84

A thief, who steals corporate secrets through use of dream-sharing technology, is given the inverse task of planting an idea into the mind of a CEO.



True Grit(2010)

Combined Rating:
89
Combined Critics Rating: 85

A stubborn teenager enlists the help of a tough U.S. Marshal to track down her father's murderer.



Hugo(2011)

Combined Rating:
89
Combined Critics Rating: 85

In Paris in 1931, an orphan named Hugo Cabret who lives in the walls of a train station is wrapped up in a mystery involving his late father and an automaton.



Star Wars(1977)

Combined Rating:
89
Combined Critics Rating: 84

Luke Skywalker joins forces with a Jedi Knight, a cocky pilot, a Wookiee, and two droids to save the galaxy from the Empire's world-destroying battle-station, while also attempting to rescue Princess Leia from the evil Darth Vader.



Schindler's List(1993)

Combined Rating:
89
Combined Critics Rating: 84

In German-occupied Poland during World War II, Oskar Schindler gradually becomes concerned for his Jewish workforce after witnessing their persecution by the Nazi Germans.



Saving Private Ryan(1998)

Combined Rating:
89
Combined Critics Rating: 83

Following the Normandy Landings, a group of U.S. soldiers go behind enemy lines to retrieve a paratrooper whose brothers have been killed in action.



Master and Commander: The Far Side of the World(2003)

Combined Rating:
88
Combined Critics Rating: 84

During the Napoleonic Wars, a brash British captain pushes his ship and crew to their limits in pursuit of a formidable French war vessel around South America.




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