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Best movies that are oscar winners or nominees in music (original dramatic score) category

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.



L.A. Confidential(1997)

Combined Rating:
87
Combined Critics Rating: 81

As corruption grows in 1950s LA, three policemen - one strait-laced, one brutal, and one sleazy - investigate a series of murders with their own brand of justice.



Titanic(1997)

Combined Rating:
86
Combined Critics Rating: 79

A seventeen-year-old aristocrat falls in love with a kind but poor artist aboard the luxurious, ill-fated R.M.S. Titanic.



The English Patient(1996)

Combined Rating:
82
Combined Critics Rating: 76

At the close of WWII, a young nurse tends to a badly-burned plane crash victim. His past is shown in flashbacks, revealing an involvement in a fateful love affair.



Chinatown(1974)

Combined Rating:
81
Combined Critics Rating: 73

A private detective hired to expose an adulterer finds himself caught up in a web of deceit, corruption, and murder.



Apollo 13(1995)

Combined Rating:
80
Combined Critics Rating: 71

NASA must devise a strategy to return Apollo 13 to Earth safely after the spacecraft undergoes massive internal damage putting the lives of the three astronauts on board in jeopardy.



Good Will Hunting(1997)

Combined Rating:
77
Combined Critics Rating: 66

Will Hunting, a janitor at M.I.T., has a gift for mathematics, but needs help from a psychologist to find direction in his life.



Pleasantville(1998)

Combined Rating:
77
Combined Critics Rating: 69

Two 1990s teenage siblings find themselves in a 1950s sitcom where their influence begins to profoundly change that complacent world.



Shine(1996)

Combined Rating:
72
Combined Critics Rating: 65

Pianist David Helfgott, driven by his father and teachers, has a breakdown. Years later he returns to the piano, to popular if not critical acclaim.



Amistad(1997)

Combined Rating:
69
Combined Critics Rating: 59

In 1839, the revolt of Mende captives aboard a Spanish owned ship causes a major controversy in the United States when the ship is captured off the coast of Long Island. The courts must decide whether the Mende are slaves or legally free.



Kundun(1997)

Combined Rating:
68
Combined Critics Rating: 64

From childhood to adulthood, Tibet's fourteenth Dalai Lama deals with Chinese oppression and other problems.



Nixon(1995)

Combined Rating:
66
Combined Critics Rating: 60

A biographical story of former U.S. President Richard Milhous Nixon, from his days as a young boy, to his eventual Presidency, which ended in shame.



Sleepers(1996)

Combined Rating:
65
Combined Critics Rating: 50

After a prank goes disastrously wrong, a group of boys are sent to a detention center where they are brutalized; over 10 years later, they get their chance for revenge.



Michael Collins(1996)

Combined Rating:
62
Combined Critics Rating: 53

Neil Jordan's historical biopic of Irish revolutionary Michael Collins, the man who led a guerrilla war against the UK, helped negotiate the creation of the Irish Free State, and led the National Army during the Irish Civil War.



Sense and Sensibility(1995)

Combined Rating:
59
Combined Critics Rating: 42

Rich Mr. Dashwood dies, leaving his second wife and her three daughters poor by the rules of inheritance. The two eldest daughters are the titular opposites.



The Thin Red Line(1998)

Combined Rating:
58
Combined Critics Rating: 39

Adaptation of James Jones' autobiographical 1962 novel, focusing on the conflict at Guadalcanal during the second World War.



Braveheart(1995)

Combined Rating:
56
Combined Critics Rating: 34

When his secret bride is executed for assaulting an English soldier who tried to rape her, Sir William Wallace begins a revolt against King Edward I of England.



Elizabeth(1998)

Combined Rating:
56
Combined Critics Rating: 38

A film of the early years of the reign of Elizabeth I of England and her difficult task of learning what is necessary to be a monarch.



Hamlet(1996)

Combined Rating:
44
Combined Critics Rating: 25

Hamlet, Prince of Denmark, returns home to find his father murdered and his mother remarrying the murderer, his uncle. Meanwhile, war is brewing.



Straw Dogs(1971)

Combined Rating:
43
Combined Critics Rating: 21

A young American and his English wife come to rural England and face increasingly vicious local harassment.




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