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16. The French Connection
The first R-rated movie to win the Academy Award for Best Picture, it was nominated for a whopping eight Oscars and won five, including Best Director, Best Picture, Best Actor, Best Adapted Screenplay, and Best Film Editing. It was a gritty cop drama that set the mood for '70s crime stories, moving away from film noir and towards tougher, more corrupt characters.