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The 70th Cannes Film Festival is just round the corner, and to celebrate this international event where some of the finest movies are honoured, we are taking a look at five of the highest-grossing movies that have won the Palme d'Or.

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Taxi driver: The psychological thriller directed by Martin Scorsese was a blockbuster. The movie is set in New York City following the Vietnam War, and it revolved around a war veteran who works in New York City as a night time taxi driver.

The movie, which will be aired on Star Movies Select HD, on May 17, was nominated for four Academy Awards, including Best Picture. Taxi Driver won the Palme d'Or at the 1976 Cannes Film Festival.

Domestic Lifetime Gross: $28.3 million

Pulp Fiction: The black comedy by Quentin Tarantino was nominated for seven Oscars and went on to gross $213.9 million worldwide against its $8 million budget. Pulp Fiction premiered at Cannes Film Festival in May 1994 and went on to win the festival's top prize.

Domestic Lifetime Gross: $108.0 million

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The Mission: The historical movie stars Jeremy Irons as a Jesuit missionary in 18th century South America. The film revolves around Irons' character's attempts to protect a remote South American Indian tribe from falling under the rule of pro-slavery Portugal.

This 1986 film has won Palme d'Or and Academy Award for Best Cinematography.

Domestic Lifetime Gross: $17.2 million

Farenheit 9/11: Michael Moore's 2004 political documentary questions the Bush administration's motives for wars in Iraq and Afghanistan. The documentary was so well-received that it received a 20-minute standing ovation at the 2004 Cannes Film.

Domestic Lifetime Gross: $119.2 million

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The Pianist: The Pianist is based on a 1946 memoir of Szpilman by writer Jerzy Waldorff. The film recounts how Szpilman used his music to survive Poland's brutal occupation by Nazis during World War 2.

Besides winning Palme d'Or at the 2002 Cannes Film Festival, it also won three Academy Awards.

Domestic Lifetime Gross: $32.6 million