12 Years a Slave(2013)

Combined Rating:
97
Combined Critics Rating: 96

In the antebellum United States, Solomon Northup, a free black man from upstate New York, is abducted and sold into slavery.



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.



The Irishman(2019)

Combined Rating:
96
Combined Critics Rating: 96

An aging hitman recalls his time with the mob and the intersecting events with his friend, Jimmy Hoffa, through the 1950-70s.



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.



Argo(2012)

Combined Rating:
93
Combined Critics Rating: 90

Acting under the cover of a Hollywood producer scouting a location for a science fiction film, a CIA agent launches a dangerous operation to rescue six Americans in Tehran during the U.S. hostage crisis in Iran in 1980.



Moneyball(2011)

Combined Rating:
91
Combined Critics Rating: 88

Oakland A's general manager Billy Beane's successful attempt to assemble a baseball team on a lean budget by employing computer-generated analysis to acquire new players.



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.



Dallas Buyers Club(2013)

Combined Rating:
91
Combined Critics Rating: 87

In 1985 Dallas, electrician and hustler Ron Woodroof works around the system to help AIDS patients get the medication they need after he is diagnosed with the disease.



Selma(2014)

Combined Rating:
91
Combined Critics Rating: 91

A chronicle of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.'s campaign to secure equal voting rights via an epic march from Selma to Montgomery, Alabama, in 1965.



The Big Short(2015)

Combined Rating:
91
Combined Critics Rating: 87

Four denizens in the world of high-finance predict the credit and housing bubble collapse of the mid-2000s, and decide to take on the big banks for their greed and lack of foresight.



Ford v Ferrari(2019)

Combined Rating:
91
Combined Critics Rating: 88

American car designer Carroll Shelby and driver Ken Miles battle corporate interference and the laws of physics to build a revolutionary race car for Ford in order to defeat Ferrari at the 24 Hours of Le Mans in 1966.



Captain Phillips(2013)

Combined Rating:
90
Combined Critics Rating: 87

The true story of Captain Richard Phillips and the 2009 hijacking by Somali pirates of the U.S.-flagged MV Maersk Alabama, the first American cargo ship to be hijacked in two hundred years.



Steve Jobs(2015)

Combined Rating:
90
Combined Critics Rating: 87

Steve Jobs takes us behind the scenes of the digital revolution, to paint a portrait of the man at its epicenter. The story unfolds backstage at three iconic product launches, ending in 1998 with the unveiling of the iMac.



BlacKkKlansman(2018)

Combined Rating:
90
Combined Critics Rating: 90

Ron Stallworth, an African American police officer from Colorado Springs, CO, successfully manages to infiltrate the local Ku Klux Klan branch with the help of a Jewish surrogate who eventually becomes its leader. Based on actual events.



First Man(2018)

Combined Rating:
90
Combined Critics Rating: 91

A look at the life of the astronaut, Neil Armstrong, and the legendary space mission that led him to become the first man to walk on the Moon on July 20, 1969.



Lawrence of Arabia(1962)

Combined Rating:
90
Combined Critics Rating: 86

The story of T.E. Lawrence, the English officer who successfully united and led the diverse, often warring, Arab tribes during World War I in order to fight the Turks.



The Pianist(2002)

Combined Rating:
89
Combined Critics Rating: 84

A Polish Jewish musician struggles to survive the destruction of the Warsaw ghetto of World War II.



The Queen(2006)

Combined Rating:
89
Combined Critics Rating: 88

After the death of Princess Diana, Queen Elizabeth II struggles with her reaction to a sequence of events nobody could have predicted.



Milk(2008)

Combined Rating:
89
Combined Critics Rating: 86

The story of Harvey Milk, and his struggles as an American gay activist who fought for gay rights and became California's first openly gay elected official.



The Fighter(2010)

Combined Rating:
89
Combined Critics Rating: 84

A look at the early years of boxer "Irish" Micky Ward and his brother who helped train him before going pro in the mid 1980s.




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