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Hollywood has some talented directors, including Scorsese, Hitchcock, Spielberg, and many others. Here is a list of most celebrated Oscar-Winning movies you must watch by these masterminds.

The list includes 15 Oscar-Winning films that have different genres and have been released in the previous decades.

    1. The Godfather

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      Director: Francis Ford Coppola
      Release Date: March 14, 1972

      The aging patriarch of an organized crime dynasty transfers control of his clandestine empire to his reluctant son.

    2. Parasite
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      Director: Bong Joon-ho
      Release Date: May 30, 2019

      Greed and class discrimination threatens the newly formed symbiotic relationship between the wealthy Park family and the impoverished Kim clan.

    3. Argo
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      Director: Ben Affleck
      Release Date: October 4, 2012

      An exfiltration specialist masquerades as a Hollywood producer to rescue six Americans who are held captive in Tehran during the US hostage crisis in Iran.

      The film casts one of the best actors in Hollywood, Bryan Cranston. It is available on Netflix.

    4. Slumdog Millionaire
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      Director: Danny Boyle
      Release Date: March 13, 2009

      A teenager from the slums of Mumbai becomes a contestant on the show ‘Kaun Banega Crorepati?’ When interrogated under suspicion of cheating, he revisits his past, revealing how he had all the answers.
      One of the Extraordinary films on the list!

    5. The Departed

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      Director: Martin Scorsese
      Release Date: September 26, 2006

      An undercover agent and a spy always try to counter-attack each other to save themselves from being exposed in front of the authorities.

    6. Schindler’s List
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      Director: Steven Spielberg (Hands down the best director!)
      Release Date: November 30, 1993 

      A German industrialist and member of the Nazi party tries to save his Jewish employees after witnessing the persecution of Jews in Poland.

    7. Spotlight
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      Director: Tom McCarthy
      Release Date: January 7, 2016

      Martin Baron pushes four journalists named Michael, Walter, Sacha, and Matt to pursue a story about the child molestation charges against the local church.

    8. Annie Hall
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      Director:  Woody Allen
      Release Date:  April 20, 1977

      A divorced Jewish comedian reflects on his relationship with ex-lover Annie Hall, an aspiring nightclub singer. The marriage ended abruptly, just like his previous marriages.

      A light film to start with.

    9. Birdman
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      Director: Alejandro González Iñárritu
      Release Date: October 17, 2014

      A fading cinema superhero plans to resurrect his career with a passionate Broadway production. However, during rehearsals, his co-star is injured, forcing him to hire a new actor.

    10. The Silence of the Lambs
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      Director: Jonathan Demme
      Release Date: February 14, 1991

      An FBI agent seeks help from Hannibal Lecter, a psychopathic serial killer, and former psychiatrist, to apprehend another serial killer who has been claiming female victims.

      Get ready for the thriller to blow your mind completely.

    11. American Beauty
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      Director: Sam Mendes
      Release Date: September 8, 1999

      Parental Guidance advised, available on Netflix.

      Lester’s life seems perfect, having a respectable job and a family, but inside, he is slowly slipping into depression. Struggling with life, he gets infatuated with his daughter’s friend, Angela.

    12. Rebecca
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      Director: Daphne du Maurier
      Release Date: August 1938

      An unnamed young woman who foolishly marries a wealthy widower discovers that he and his house are haunted by the memory of his late first wife, Rebecca.

    13. GoodFellas
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      Director: Martin Scorsese
      Release Date: September 12, 1990

      Available on Netflix.

      Henry Hill, with his friends Jimmy and Tommy, begins the climb from being a petty criminal to a gangster in New York.

    14. The Shape of Water
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      Director: Guillermo del Toro
      Release Date:  January 18, 2018

      A lonely janitor stumbles upon an amphibious creature that is held captive in a secret research facility. She then develops a unique relationship with the beast.

    15. Arrival
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      Director: Denis Villeneuve
      Release Date: September 2, 2016

      A linguistics expert, along with her team, interprets the language of aliens who’ve come to earth in a mysterious spaceship.

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