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What are the best Oscar winning movies?

Have you seen 'Green Book' or 'Bohemian Rhapsody' recently? Well, if you haven't, you're probably missing out on the fuzz. They are both good entertaining movies and all but what sets them apart from the pack is that they are award-winning films. In fact, they are Oscar-winning movies. If you are a movie fan, you probably have been busy beginning in late August of every year just as how Hollywood is. Yes, it is time for the best filmmakers to show what they have created. As prestigious as some of the awards shows that consume Hollywood are, nothing will ever beat the glam that winning an Oscar brings. Winning an Oscar award for both filmmakers and actors can make or break them. For winners, being able to raise that gold trophy cements their legacy in the entertainment industry for generations to come.

We have all been in awe with the cinematic spectacle of recent Oscar-winning films just like 'Birdman' or '12 Years a Slave' who headlined the millennial age of cinema, and who will even pass on classics 'Titanic' and 'Forrest Gump' from the '90s? Sure, some of the moviegoers' picks did not end up on top because of the tight competition, After all, the Academy award only befalls upon the cream of the crop and the best of the best. If you've just turned into geek mode and in the mood for some best picture binge-watching, we have prepared for you this list of the best Oscar-winning movies that will surely entertain you just as they have entertained the rest of us. 

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  1. 1Titanic

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    Titanic is a 1997 American epic romance-disaster film was directed, written, co-produced and co-edited by James Cameron. It is starred by Leonardo DiCaprio and Kate Winslet. The movie runs for 3 hours and 14 minutes.

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  1. 2Schindler's List

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    Schindler's List, a work of Steven Spielberg, is about the story of Oskar Schindler, a German industrialist that puts his life and his family's lives at risk by helping 1,100 Jews survive the extermination camps.

  2. 3The Godfather

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    The Godfather tells the intimate story of the Corleone family at the core of the Italian-American surge in the 40's. It was directed by Francis Ford Coppola and has won three Oscar awards and seven nominations. 

  1. 4Casablanca

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    Casablanca is a 1943 American romantic drama film set during World War II in the Vichy-controlled Moroccan city of Casablanca. The film was directed by Michael Curtiz and starred Humphrey Bogart and Ingrid Bergman.

  2. 5Black Swan

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    Black Swan is a 2010 psychological thriller set in the cutthroat world of New York City ballet. Nina, played by Natalie Portman, finds herself locked in a web of intrigue with a new rival at the company, both vying for the role of the Swan Queen. 

  3. 6The Silence of the Lambs

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    Prepare to enter the mind of a notorious psychopath serial killer by way of 1991's The Silence of the Lambs. This crime, drama, and thriller movie follows a young FBI cadet as she tries to outsmart a ruthless killer with the help of another incarcerated madman. 

  4. 7Moonlight

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    Moonlight is an Academy Award-winning drama movie that revolves around the premise of LGBT rights and race dynamics in a modern society. It follows the story of a boy's evolution into a man while facing society's prejudice on gender preferences and racial profiling.

  5. 8Bohemian Rhapsody

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    Bohemian Rhapsody is a biographical film directed by Dexter Fletcher and Bryan Singer about the British rock band Queen, starring Rami Malek, Joseph Mazzello, and Ben Hardy. It received numerous accolades from the Academy Awards, Golden Globe and more.

  6. 9American Beauty

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    American Beauty is an award-winning drama film directed by Sam Mendes. It was first released on September 17, 1999, by Paramount studios. It starred Kevin Spacey, Annette Bening, and Thora Birch.

  7. 10Gandhi

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    Gandhi is a British-Indian historical drama film that covers the life of Mohandas K. Gandhi, a British-trained lawyer, from 1893 to his assassination and funeral in 1948.

  8. 11No Country for Old Men

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    No Country for Old Men is a bestselling mystery novel written by Cormac McCarthy, first published in 2005. Set in the border between Texas and Mexico, it tells the story of Llewellyn Moss and his entanglement in the world of crime.

  9. 12Joker

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    Joker is an award-winning psychological thriller and crime movie directed by Todd Phillips. This DC comics movie was released on October 04, 2019. It stars Joaquin Phoenix, Robert De Niro, and Zazie Beetz.

  10. 13Avatar

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    One of the highest-grossing movies of all time, 2009's action-fantasy film Avatar took the world by storm and took fans to a beautiful world populated by blue creatures. The film is about a paraplegic marine sent to the moon Pandora for a special mission. 

  11. 14Darkest Hour

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    Darkest Hour is an award-winning biopic movie directed by Joe Wright. Its cast includes Gary Oldman, Lily James, Kristin Scott Thomas, and more. 

  12. 15Annie Hall

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    Alvy Singer (Woody Allen), a neurotic comedian from New York, falls in love with Annie (Diane Keaton). The movie explores the ups and downs of modern relationships.

  13. 16Blade Runner 2049

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    Blade Runner 2049, the sequel to the classic sci-fi cult from Ridley Scott, Blade Runner, continues the events of the movie 30 years after. The movie is directed by Dennis Villeneuve and starred by Ryan Gosling and Harrison Ford as Deckard.

  14. 17The Godfather (Part 2)

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    The Godfather (Part 2) is a dramatic crime motion picture that stars Al Pacino, Robert De Niro, and Robert Duvall. It was written and directed by Francis Ford Copolla and premiered on December 12, 1974, in New York, City.

  15. 18The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King

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    The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King is a movie based on the books by J. R. R. Tolkien. The film is the third in the series and it follows Frodo and Sam as they reach Mordor and Aragorn leads an army against Sauron. It was directed by Peter Jackson.

  16. 19One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest

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    One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest is a drama movie directed by Milos Forman. Released in 1975, The motion picture was distributed under United Artists and features Jack Nicholson, Louise Fletcher, and Will Sampson.

  17. 20Black Panther

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    Black Panther is a superhero movie directed by Ryan Coogler. It is a part of the Marvel Cinematic Universe and was released in 2018. It starred Chadwick Boseman, Michael B. Jordan, Lupita Nyong'o and Danai Gurira.

    Black Panther has received numerous awards and nominations. Have a look at the list of online sources to watch Black Panther now.

  18. 21The Favourite

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    The Favourite is a comedy-drama film directed by Yorgos Lanthimos starring Olivia Colman, Emma Stone, and Rachel Weisz. Olivia Colman received the Academy Award for Best Actress for her performance on this film.

  19. 22Parasite

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    The movie Parasite is a fusion of comedy, crime, and drama directed by Bong Joon Ho. Starring Kang-ho Song, Sun-kyun Lee, and Yeo-jeong Jo, this Korean film snatched the Best Foreign Film at the Golden Globe awards in 2020. Be sure to catch it on the websites below!

  20. 23Once Upon a Time... in Hollywood

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    Once Upon a Time... in Hollywood is a comedy-drama movie about an actor and his stunt double as they struggle to find success in the final years of Hollywood's Golden Age. Directed by Quentin Tarantino, the film stars a huge ensemble cast.

  21. 24Get Out

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    Get Out is a 2017 Mystery-Thriller movie directed by Jordan Peele. It shows what happens when an African American man comes to visit his Caucasian girlfriend's parents but soon things take a turn to darker events.

  22. 25First Man

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    First Man is an adventure and drama film starring  Ryan Gosling, Claire Foy, Jason Clarke, and more. It was directed by Damien Chazelle and it was initially released on October 11, 2018, in Germany. First Man won Best Visual Effects on the 2019 Academy Awards.

  23. 26Green Book

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    An award-winning film in all aspects. A classic and cult-favorite true-to-life film centering around the life of a pianist, Don Shirley, and his bodyguard Frank Vallelonga. It will restore your faith in humanity as the friendship of these two erases color the superficially envelopes them.

  24. 27Roma

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    Roma is an Oscar-winning 2018 Spanish drama film directed by Alfonso Cuarón. It was first released on November 21, 2018, and has received several awards including the Academy Award for Best Director.

  25. 28Forrest Gump

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    This is a 1994 film directed by Robert Zemeckis, based on Winston Groom's book of the same title. It's starred by Tom Hanks, Robin Wright, and Gary Sinise as they unfold the life and adventure of a slow-witted man named Forrest Gump.

  26. 29The Shape of Water

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    The Shape of Water is a 2017 sci-fi and fantasy movie written and directed by Guillermo Del Toro with Sally Hawkins, Michael Shannon, Richard Jenkins, Doug Jones, Michael Stuhlbarg and Octavia Spencer.  

  27. 30Call Me By Your Name

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    Call Me By Your Name is an Italian dramatic romance motion picture based on a novel by André Aciman. This centers on the romantic relationship between Elio, a 17-year-old guy, and Oliver, a 24-year-old guy who is also a research assistant of Elio's father. 

  28. 31Coco

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    Coco is an animated comedic adventure motion picture that features the voices of Anthony Gonzalez, Gael García Bernal, and Benjamin Bratt. It was written and directed by Lee Unkrich and was co-directed by Adrian Molina.

  29. 32I, Tonya

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    I, Tonya is a biopic about the famous ice skater Tonya Harding and her struggle to reach the success on the Olympic games, and how her implication on Nancy Kerrigan's assault destroyed her career.

  30. 33Ford v Ferrari

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    Ford v Ferrari is a 2019 biographical drama movie about how Ford built GT40, and dethrone the legendary Scuderia Ferrari at the 1966 24 Hours of Le Mans. It was directed by James Mangold and was starred by Matt Damon and Christian Bale.

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DID YOU KNOW?

Did you know that there are three movies so far that won 11 academy awards, the most for any Oscar-nominated film? The first to achieve this feat and be a part of this 11-win trio was Ben-Hur in 1959. Even though the special effects and technology at the time were not that developed yet, it managed to win other awards aside from the Best Picture. Next on the list to win 11 Oscars was Titanic, including the Academy Award for Best Picture and Best Director. It was also one of the movies with the most Oscar nominations with 14, tying up with Joseph L. Mankiewicz's All About Eve and Damien Chazelle's La La Land. Interestingly, it was the only movie that has given James Cameron a Best Director nod in the Academy Awards up to date.

Lastly, The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King was the most recent one to be a part of this winning group. This Peter Jackson epic also holds another historical Oscar record. It has the largest sweep ever in the history of the Academy Awards after it won all of its 11 nominations in different award categories. Not only that; it was also the very first fantasy motion picture to take home the Academy Award for the Best Picture. Since the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences awards only the best Oscar-winning movies, everybody can expect better, if not the best quality of movies as the Oscars is being held yearly. 

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    Anonymous
    March 16, 2018
    "I have not seen this movie since its original release. It made an unforgettable impression on me then, but this time the impact was even more intense. It is such an extraordinary movie, in subject matter, acting, and cinematography. I had forgotten how effective the black-and-white production made this film. I'm getting ready to make a trip to Poland and Auschwitz and am glad I watched this film again in preparation for the experience . It is such a graphic and compelling reminder of what a horrific and shameful time this was in modern history."
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    Schindler's List
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    Anonymous
    May 12, 2018
    "If you want an oscar winning film, not all categories are created equal. Sound mixing oscar? Sure, use that to butter up your blu ray dvd box. But when it comes down to it, do you want to watch a movie where the sound is merely awesome or do you want to go with a film where the biopic is about someone's life and that someone's (Gary Oldman) performance earned them a freaking oscar? Yeah, maybe you should go see Darkest Hour today."
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    Darkest Hour
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    Anonymous
    February 13, 2019
    "One of the most ON-POINT movie adaptations in my opinion. After reading the LOTR trilogy book, I immediately subscribed to a movie streaming service to watch the live action film representation of the books, and yes. I was not disappointed. I hope that there'd more directors and movies that retell the story the way it should be as it was written. 👍"
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    The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King
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    Anonymous
    November 26, 2018
    "I remember back when this case/incident was on the news. It was like a story scratched from the movies. Now we have a well-directed movie with great actors and I never imagined Margot Robbie will be the one to play as Tonya. Somehow I think the movie explained why Tonya is the way she is"
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    I, Tonya
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    Anonymous
    May 15, 2018
    "I am a huge film buff and I have never missed an Academy Award. Sometimes they get it right, but sometimes they get it very wrong. Blade Runner 2049 was one of those times they got it wrong. The film was up against such stiff competition, it really was a mistake to give it the oscar."
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    Blade Runner 2049
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    Anonymous
    March 16, 2018
    "I like to watch older movies. I was bored and looking for something to watch and I came across Annie Hall. Annie Hall had Woody Allen so I was interested. After watching it I was not disappointed. I found it entertaining and worth watching. I will likely watch it again at some point."
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    Annie Hall
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    Anonymous
    May 22, 2018
    "Hard to watch after the Kevin Spacey debacle. It's basically just an entire movie about how messed up life can get if nothing matters to you but yourself. 1.0 out of 5 stars, Hate your family, run away with drug dealer. Marines are no good. Nothing redeeming about this film."
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    American Beauty
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    Anonymous
    February 13, 2019
    "As an Indian, I feel very offended that this has a low rank on this oscar winning movies list. CALLING THE ATTENTION OF MY FELLOW INDIANS AND FILM ENTHUSIASTS! Let us upvote this movie to make this number 1! 😠"
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    Gandhi
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    Anonymous
    February 13, 2019
    "Is it just me? Or I liked this one better than the first Godfather movie? Although both only starred almost the same roster of actors, Part 2 appealed more to me because of the screenplay I think."
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    The Godfather (Part 2)
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    Anonymous
    March 25, 2018
    "Honestly I felt like this movie was way over rated. It's interesting I guess, and they definitely did a ton of research on how the titanic sank, but the plot itself is just a dumb "love" story."
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    Titanic
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    Anonymous
    February 13, 2019
    "This is the very first Tom Hanks movie that I've watched that turned me to be his fan! After this, I have watched Castaway, which I think Hanks deserved to take home the Best Lead Actor award."
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    Forrest Gump
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    Anonymous
    February 25, 2019
    "Honestly, I'm not a huge fan of the band, Queen but this movie is indeed a masterpiece. Bohemian Rhapsody was both dramatic and inspirational. Rami Malek's best actor win was well deserved!"
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    Bohemian Rhapsody
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    Anonymous
    February 25, 2019
    "I was expecting that depressing vibe given that the movie is supposed to feature the hardships of people of Mexico but Roma definitely gave something more than what audience will expect 👍"
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    Roma
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    Anonymous
    November 26, 2018
    "Perfect movie to watch with the whole family. If you think this is JUST for kids, I'm already on my mid-30s and yet I cried my heart out on some scenes that I would rather not spoil 😉"
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    Coco
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    Anonymous
    May 13, 2018
    "This movie is awesome. I really enjoyed watching it at home. It has a very interesting story line and the characters are well thought through. I will watch it again with my friend."
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    No Country for Old Men
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    Anonymous
    March 15, 2018
    "My all time favorite movie! I remember the first time this movie came out and I was scared to death of Hannibal Lecter. Foster and Hopkins are the best for this movie."
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    The Silence of the Lambs
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    Anonymous
    April 16, 2018
    "This is such a romantic film. My husband and I watched it together last Valentine's Day and it was quite the treat. It has everything. Everyone needs to see this movie!"
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    Casablanca
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    Anonymous
    February 25, 2019
    "I've been following Marvel films since I was a kid and this is by far the best solo Marvel hero film 👍Wakanda is breathtaking and the action sequences are LIT 🔥"
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    Black Panther
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    Anonymous
    May 20, 2018
    "I love all movies but the movie Moonlight is one of my best movies I saw so far for its twists and turns and great actors.I highly recommend watching Moonlight"
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    Moonlight
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    Anonymous
    March 15, 2018
    "The Godfather is one of the best mafia movies to date. If you are looking for Oscar winners then this should be at the top of your list to watch."
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    The Godfather
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    Anonymous
    February 25, 2019
    "Too bad Gosling didn't get any nomination for his acting in this film... I was expecting this would get the Academy Award for Visual Effects 💪"
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    First Man
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    Anonymous
    November 26, 2018
    "Natalie Portman's best actress award for this film is well deserved! Heard Mila and she even went through real ballet training for Black Swan"
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    Black Swan
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    Anonymous
    February 13, 2019
    "Defenitely no doubt why this movie is one among the 90th academy awards winners. Guillermo del Toro never fails to create such masterpiece. 👏"
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    The Shape of Water
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    Anonymous
    February 25, 2019
    "The 3 lead actress in this movie are all equally talented and amazing 👏 The story is weird but intriguing and entertaining at the same time"
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    The Favourite
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    Anonymous
    November 26, 2018
    "One of the best visual effects I've seen from sci-fi films. No wonder why this film received so many awards!"
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    Avatar
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    Anonymous
    February 25, 2019
    "Best Picture? Really? I think Green Book is the worst Oscars Best Picture winner EVER!"
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    Green Book
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    Anonymous
    February 13, 2019
    "What awards did this movie won in the Oscars? I'm too lazy to google this up. Sorry. ✌"
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    One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest
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    Anonymous
    February 13, 2019
    "Is this movie available in English-dubbed audio?"
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    Call Me By Your Name
This list is about What are the best Oscar winning movies
RankAnswersTypeVotesPrice
1TitanicMovies 14 Paid
2Schindler's ListMovies 7 Paid
3The GodfatherMovies 7 Paid
4CasablancaMovies 7 Paid
5Black SwanMovies 5 Paid
6The Silence of the LambsMovies 4 Paid
7MoonlightMovies 3 Paid
8Bohemian RhapsodyMovies 3 Paid
9American BeautyMovies 2 Paid
10GandhiMovies 2 Paid
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