Critically acclaimed movies that are oscar winners or nominees in music (original score) category

Moonlight(2016)

Combined Rating:
97
Combined Critics Rating: 98

A chronicle of the childhood, adolescence and burgeoning adulthood of a young, African-American, gay man growing up in a rough neighborhood of Miami.



Dunkirk(2017)

Combined Rating:
96
Combined Critics Rating: 96

Allied soldiers from Belgium, the British Empire and France are surrounded by the German Army, and evacuated during a fierce battle in World War II.



La La Land(2016)

Combined Rating:
96
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.



Gravity(2013)

Combined Rating:
96
Combined Critics Rating: 95

Two astronauts work together to survive after an accident which leaves them alone in space.



Marriage Story(2019)

Combined Rating:
95
Combined Critics Rating: 95

Noah Baumbach's incisive and compassionate look at a marriage breaking up and a family staying together.



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.



Carol(2015)

Combined Rating:
93
Combined Critics Rating: 94

An aspiring photographer develops an intimate relationship with an older woman in 1950s New York.



Black Panther(2018)

Combined Rating:
95
Combined Critics Rating: 94

After the death of his father, Prince T'Challa ascends to the throne of the small African country of Wakanda. T'Challa is also Black Panther, superhero. Now not only must he govern his country but defeat a dangerous adversary.



Little Women(2019)

Combined Rating:
93
Combined Critics Rating: 94

Jo March (Saoirse Ronan) reflects back and forth on her life, telling the beloved story of the March sisters - four young women, each determined to live life on her own terms.



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.



Ratatouille(2007)

Combined Rating:
95
Combined Critics Rating: 93

A rat who can cook makes an unusual alliance with a young kitchen worker at a famous restaurant.



The Shape of Water(2017)

Combined Rating:
92
Combined Critics Rating: 92

At a top secret research facility in the 1960s, a lonely janitor forms a unique relationship with an amphibious creature that is being held in captivity.



Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri(2017)

Combined Rating:
93
Combined Critics Rating: 92

A mother personally challenges the local authorities to solve her daughter's murder when they fail to catch the culprit.



Phantom Thread(2017)

Combined Rating:
86
Combined Critics Rating: 92

Set in 1950's London, Reynolds Woodcock is a renowned dressmaker whose fastidious life is disrupted by a young, strong-willed woman, Alma, who becomes his muse and lover.



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.



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.



Her(2013)

Combined Rating:
93
Combined Critics Rating: 91

A lonely writer develops an unlikely relationship with an operating system designed to meet his every need.



If Beale Street Could Talk(2018)

Combined Rating:
64
Combined Critics Rating: 91

A woman in Harlem desperately scrambles to prove her fiancé innocent of a crime while carrying their first child.



Minari(2020)

Combined Rating:
90
Combined Critics Rating: 91

A Korean family starts a farm in 1980s Arkansas.



The Power of the Dog(2021)

Combined Rating:
91
Combined Critics Rating: 91

Charismatic rancher Phil Burbank inspires fear and awe in those around him. When his brother brings home a new wife and her son, Phil torments them until he finds himself exposed to the possibility of love.




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