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Can you name the movie that won the Academy Award for Best Picture according to its IMDb plot description?

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The rise and fall of a corrupt politician, who makes his friends richer and retains power by dint of a populist appeal.
A woman leaves an Austrian convent to become a governess to the children of a Naval officer widower.
A young soldier faces profound disillusionment in the soul-destroying horror of World War I.
A good-natured but decidedly eccentric family meets a new friend.
Musical adaptation about an orphan who runs away from an orphanage and hooks up with a group of boys trained to be pickpockets by an elderly mentor.
Chronicles of the hard life of a Welsh mining town and for the Morgan family within the town, as seen through the eyes of the youngest son, Huw.
Weary of the conventions of Parisian society, a rich playboy and a youthful courtesan-in-training enjoy a platonic friendship that develops into more.
When a Jewish prince is betrayed and sent into slavery by a Roman friend, he regains freedom and comes back for revenge.
Harriet and Queenie Mahoney, a vaudeville act, come to NYC, where their friend Eddie Kerns needs them for a song and dance in one Francis Zanfield's shows.
A procession of English life from New Year's Eve 1899 until 1933 seen through the eyes of well-to-do Londoners Jane and Robert Marryot.
A pair of NYC cops in the Narcotics Bureau stumble onto a drug smuggling job that has something to do with France.
A newspaper editor settles in an Oklahoma boom town with his reluctant wife at the end of the nineteenth-century.
Youthful Father Chuck O'Malley led a colorful life of sports, song, and romance before joining the Roman Catholic clergy.
A reporter pretends to be Jewish in order to cover a story on anti-Semitism, and truly discovers the true depths of bigotry and hatred.
Epic rumination on a flamboyant and controversial British military figure and his conflicted loyalties during wartime service.
An English middle-class family experience life during the first months of WWII, all while the son courts Lady Beldon's granddaughter, and a competition of roses occurs.
The aging patriarch of an organized crime dynasty transfers control of his clandestine empire to his reluctant son.
A manipulative woman and a roguish man in the American South during the Civil War and Reconstruction.
An African American detective is asked to investigate a murder in a racist southern town.
The desperate life of a chronic alcoholic is followed through a four day drinking bout.
A spoiled heiress, running away from her family, is helped by a man who's actually a reporter looking for a story, when he falls for her.
The early life and career of Vito Corleone in 1920s New York is portrayed while his son, Michael, expands and tightens his grip on the crime syndicate.
The biopic of the famous French muckraking writer and his involvement in fighting the injustice of the Dreyfuss Affair.
Set in unoccupied Africa during the early days of WWII, an American expatriate meets a former lover, with unforeseen complications.
Jerry Mulligan, a struggling painter in France, is 'discovered' by an influential heiress with an interest in more than just his art.
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In 1930s Chicago, a young con man seeking revenge for his murdered partner teams up with a master of the big con to win a fortune from a criminal banker.
Neurotic New York comedian Alvy Singer falls in love with a ditzy girl he meets.
A touching story about two lonely people who have almost resigned themselves to never be truly loved.
William Shakespeare's tale of tragedy, murder, and revenge in the royal halls of medieval Denmark.
When a naive young woman marries a rich widower and settles in his gigantic mansion, she finds the memory of her husband's first wife still lingers strongly in the house.
A misogynistic and snobbish phonetics professor agrees to wager that he can take a flower girl and make her presentable in high society.
After settling his differences with a Japanese PoW camp commander, a British colonel co-operates to oversee his men's construction of a railway bridge for their captors.
An ex-prize fighter turned longshoreman struggles to stand up to his corrupt union bosses.
An ingenue insinuates herself in to the company of an established but aging actress and her circle of theater friends.
An adopted son of a British squire with a love-'em-and-leave-'em attitude gets into enough trouble with his actions to come close to being hanged.
A small time boxer gets a once in a lifetime chance to fight the heavyweight champ in a bout in which he strives to go the distance for self-respect.
The story of Thomas More, who stood up to King Henry VIII when the King rejected the Roman Catholic Church to obtain a divorce and a marriage.
A man tries to rise in his company by letting its executives use his apartments for trysts, but complications and a romance of his own ensue.
A naive male prostitute and his sickly friend struggle to survive on the streets of New York City.
Fletcher Christian successfully leads a revolt against the ruthless Captain Bligh, but Bligh returns one year later, hell bent on retrieving his boat, crew, and title.
The World War II phase of the controversial American general's career is depicted.
Adaptation of Jules Verne's novel about a Victorian Englishman who bets that with the new steamships and railways he can do what the title says.
This biography follows the ups and downs of Florenz, a famed producer of extravagant stage revues.
Musical about two youngsters from rival NYC gangs who fall in love.
In 1941 Hawaii, a private is cruelly punished for not boxing on his unit's team while his captain's wife and second in command are falling in love.
Upon arrival at a mental institution, a brash rebel rallies the patients together to take on the oppressive Nurse Ratched, a woman more dictator than nurse.
Three WWII veterans return home to small-town America to discover that they and their families have been irreparably changed.
A group of very different individuals all staying at a luxury hotel in Berlin deal with each of their own respective dramas.
Two young men, one rich, one middle class, who are in love with the same woman, become fighter pilots in World War I.
The dramatic lives of trapeze artists, a clown, and an elephant trainer against a background of circus spectacle.

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