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Certified Fresh Hidden Gems from This Year's Golden Globe Winners

by | January 13, 2016 | Comments

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Grae Drake delves into this year’s Golden Globe award winners, and discusses some of their Certified Fresh hidden gems. Check out the list of Grae’s recommendations below!

#5
#5
Adjusted Score: 92689%
Critics Consensus: It's sentimental and somewhat predictable, but those are small complaints, given the tender atmosphere and moving performances at the heart of What's Eating Gilbert Grape.
Synopsis: Gilbert Grape (Johnny Depp) is a small-town young man with a lot of responsibility. Chief among his concerns are his... [More]
Directed By: Lasse Hallström

#4

Thelma & Louise (1991)
86%82%

#4
Adjusted Score: 90459%
Critics Consensus: Simultaneously funny, heartbreaking, and peppered with action, Ridley Scott's Thelma & Louise is a potent, well-acted road movie that transcends the feminist message at its core.
Synopsis: Meek housewife Thelma (Geena Davis) joins her friend Louise (Susan Sarandon), an independent waitress, on a short fishing trip. However,... [More]
Directed By: Ridley Scott

#3

Short Term 12 (2013)
98%92%

#3
Adjusted Score: 104161%
Critics Consensus: Short Term 12 is an emphatic, revealing drama that pulls audiences into the perspective of neglected youths.
Synopsis: A supervisor (Brie Larson) at a group home for at-risk teens connects with a new resident (Kaitlyn Dever) while facing... [More]
Directed By: Destin Daniel Cretton

#2

Winter's Bone (2010)
94%76%

#2
Adjusted Score: 100247%
Critics Consensus: Bleak, haunting, and yet still somehow hopeful, Winter's Bone is writer-director Debra Granik's best work yet -- and it boasts an incredible, starmaking performance from Jennifer Lawrence.
Synopsis: Faced with an unresponsive mother and a criminal father, Ozark teenager Ree Dolly (Jennifer Lawrence) does what she can to... [More]
Directed By: Debra Granik

#1

Love's a Bitch (2000)
93%94%

#1
Adjusted Score: 96680%
Critics Consensus: The brutality of Amores Perros may be difficult to watch at times, but this intense, gritty film packs a hard wallop.
Synopsis: "Amores Perros" is a bold, intensely emotional, and ambitious story of lives that collide in a Mexico City car crash.... [More]