Which three are looking to do the same this year?
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David Lean would actually be in the super-exclusive four-in-a-row club, too, if 1970's "Ryan's Daughter" had been a Best Picture nominee. In fact, that would have put him in five-in-a-row territory given 1984's "A Passage to India." Regardless, it's no shock that this legend is on this particular list.
"The Bridge on the River Kwai" (1957)
"Lawrence of Arabia" (1962)
"Doctor Zhivago" (1965)