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Manchester by the Sea
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11. Manchester by the Sea 

Release Year: 2016 

Written and Directed by Kenneth Lonergan 

Starring Casey Affleck, Michelle Williams, Kyle Chandler, and Lucas Hedges

Manchester by the Sea is an Amazon original film that premiered at the Sundance Film Festival in 2016.

In the film, Lee Chandler (Casey Affleck) cares for his teenage nephew Patrick following the death of Lee’s brother and Patrick’s dad.

Manchester by the Sea was one of the best movies on 2016 and has the awards to show for it. The film was nominated for six Oscars including Best Picture, Best Director, Best Screenplay, and Best Actor – Casey Affleck. The film won the Oscars in two of those categories, Best Screenplay and Best Actor for Casey Affleck.

The film was the first Amazon original film to win an Oscar.

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