1. Carol

A beautiful tale of forbidden love in 1950s Manhattan is "Carol."

2. An Education

In the 1960s London described in "An Education," a little girl loses her innocence.

3. Little Women

With its all-star ensemble, "Little Women" gives Louisa May Alcott's timeless novel fresh life.

4. 12 Years a Slave

The film "12 Years a Slave" was inspired on a book published in 1853 by a free man who had been abducted and sold into slavery.

5. Argo

A comedy-drama called "Argo" is on the Iranian hostage crisis that occurred in 1979.

6. Raise the Red Lantern

The severe realities that women in 20th-century China had to deal with are highlighted in "Raise the Red Lantern."

7. The Irishman

Martin Scorsese is the director of the three and a half-hour crime movie "The Irishman."

8. Apollo 13

"Apollo 13" follows America's third attempt to set foot on the moon.

9. Brooklyn

The complicated reality that immigrants have always experienced while coming to America is touched with in "Brooklyn."

10. Portrait of a Lady on Fire

In "Portrait of a Lady on Fire," two women's love in 18th-century France is shown through breathtaking cinematography.