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Besides being popular, one-word-titled films that each won Academy Awards,
what do the titles of these three motion pictures have in common?

Rocky (1976)
Ray (2004)
Giant (1956)

Here is my SOLUTION.


They're each singular names of Major League Baseball teams:

Rocky > Rockies
Ray > Rays
Giant > Giants

Other films that match the title theme, but did NOT win Oscars, include Angel (2007), Tiger (1997), and Red (2010).

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