Best movies that are oscar winners or nominees in writing (original screenplay) category

Boyhood(2014)

Combined Rating:
97
Combined Critics Rating: 97

The life of Mason, from early childhood to his arrival at college.



Parasite(2019)

Combined Rating:
97
Combined Critics Rating: 97

A poor family, the Kims, con their way into becoming the servants of a rich family, the Parks. But their easy life gets complicated when their deception is threatened with exposure.



Inside Out(2015)

Combined Rating:
96
Combined Critics Rating: 95

After young Riley is uprooted from her Midwest life and moved to San Francisco, her emotions - Joy, Fear, Anger, Disgust and Sadness - conflict on how best to navigate a new city, house, and school.



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.



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.



Zero Dark Thirty(2012)

Combined Rating:
95
Combined Critics Rating: 94

A chronicle of the decade-long hunt for al-Qaeda terrorist leader Osama bin Laden after the September 2001 attacks, and his death at the hands of the Navy S.E.A.L.s Team 6 in May 2011.



Spotlight(2015)

Combined Rating:
95
Combined Critics Rating: 94

The true story of how the Boston Globe uncovered the massive scandal of child molestation and cover-up within the local Catholic Archdiocese, shaking the entire Catholic Church to its core.



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.



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.



American Hustle(2013)

Combined Rating:
94
Combined Critics Rating: 91

A con man, Irving Rosenfeld, along with his seductive partner Sydney Prosser, is forced to work for a wild FBI agent, Richie DiMaso, who pushes them into a world of Jersey powerbrokers and mafia.



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.



Lady Bird(2017)

Combined Rating:
93
Combined Critics Rating: 95

In 2002, an artistically inclined seventeen-year-old girl comes of age in Sacramento, California.



Get Out(2017)

Combined Rating:
93
Combined Critics Rating: 90

It's time for a young African-American to meet with his white girlfriend's parents for a weekend in their secluded estate in the woods, but before long, the friendly and polite ambience will give way to a nightmare.



Finding Nemo(2003)

Combined Rating:
93
Combined Critics Rating: 90

After his son is captured in the Great Barrier Reef and taken to Sydney, a timid clownfish sets out on a journey to bring him home.



The Incredibles(2004)

Combined Rating:
93
Combined Critics Rating: 90

A family of undercover superheroes, while trying to live the quiet suburban life, are forced into action to save the world.



Up(2009)

Combined Rating:
93
Combined Critics Rating: 90

Seventy-eight year old Carl Fredricksen travels to Paradise Falls in his home equipped with balloons, inadvertently taking a young stowaway.



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.



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.




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