Oscars: 16 War Movies That Won Best Picture

Will Sam Mendes’ “1917” be the next war movie to win Best Picture at the Oscars? Scroll through our photo gallery to see all of the war movies that have triumphed, from “The Hurt Locker” (2009) to “Wings” (1928). In all, 16 such films have prevailed in the top category, which is no surprise considering that war movies provide Oscar voters with everything they require in a Best Picture contender: impact, empathy, range and hope in humanity.

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