The movie industry is huge. Being a multi-billion dollar industry, there is lots of money to be made. However, some movies have been record breaking in terms of revenue. The movies on the list are the highest grossing movies in the history of the film industry. Since it would be meaningless to compare movies from different eras due to inflation, the revenues of movies on the list have been adjusted for inflation. Being some of the best movies ever made, those movies are a must-watch for any movie lover.
10. Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs (1937)
Walt Disney is behind some of the most touching and highest-grossing animation feature films in the history of filmmaking. Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs is Walt Disney’s first cel-animated, feature film and is the highest grossing movie in the history of the company. Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs premiered at the iconic theatre, Carthay Circle Theater in 1937 before being released throughout the entire US in 1938.
9. The Exorcist (1973)
The Exorcist is a 70s horror movie about a girl possessed by an evil, demonic spirit. However, The Exorcist is one of the most profitable horror movies ever created and is dubbed by many as the best movie in the history of the entire movie genre. The movie was directed by William Friedkin and the bone-chilling story was written by William Peter Blatty.
8. Doctor Zhivago (1965)
Doctor Zhivago tells the life of a Russian physician and poet who falls in love in the time of the First World War and the many hardships his life had to overcome. The movie is starring Omar Sharif, Julie Christie and Geraldine Chaplin and was directed by David Lean.
7. Jaws (1975)
White shark that arrives on the shores of a New England beach and wreaks havoc on swimmers. A local team of three is determined on hunting down the shark. The Spielberg-directed movie stars Roy Scheider, Robert Shaw and Richard Dreyfuss.
6. The Ten Commandments (1956)
The Ten Commandments tells the story of Moses and his escape from Egypt’s Pharaoh, Ramses I. The story covers Moses being cast out of Egypt and his mission afterwards. The movie was directed by Cecil B.DeMille and starring Charlton Heston, Yul Brynner and Anne Baxter.
5. Titanic (1997)
Titanic is a movie that is too well-known to need any sort of introduction. Titanic is the name of the ship on which the romantic, short-lived love story of Jack and Rose took place. Rose, a British aristocrat expected to marry she doesn’t love who was picked by her mother falls in love with a poor young man who won his trip ticket in a poker game.
Unfortunately for the young lovers and all the people on board, the Titanic was a one way trip that never made it to its destination. The giant ship sank in the frozen water in a disaster that claimed many lives with it. The movie is starring Leonardo DiCaprio and Kate Winslet.
4. E.T: The Extra-Terrestrial (1982)
E.T: The Extra-Terrestrial is another one of Steven Spielberg’s masterpieces on the list and another proof why Steven Spielberg is one of the greatest movie directors of all time. The movie tells the story of a very unlikely friendship between a troubled child and an alien creature trying to get home.
The friendly alien is doing everything in his power to escape Earth and return safely to his planet. The child, his brother and sister help the troubled alien make his way back home. While they help the alien while keeping his secret, the four develop a friendship that doesn’t know the limit of race or language.
3. The Sound of Music (1965)
The Sound of Music is classical story that enjoyed lots of success in both movie and theater. The story takes part in Austria in the 1930s. Navy Captain, Georg Von Trapp who is widower was looking for a governess that can handle his seven mischievous children as he is often away. A young woman named Maria was given the task.
After being met with great hostility from the children, Maria manages to touch the lives of the orphaned children and bring much needed love to their hearts. After seeing how Maria have transformed his children, bringing happiness and joy to their lives and to the house that didn’t have any in so many years, he begins to fall for her as well.
2. Star Wars (1977)
Star Wars is one of the most important movie series in the history of the science fiction genre. The George Lucas story is perhaps the most successful science fiction franchise ever made. The Star Wars franchise including movies, games and much more has made more money than any similar science fiction franchise.
The original movie tells the story of young Jedi, Luke Skywalker as he teams up with a show-off pilot, his Wookie friend and two droids to save the galaxy from a the Empire’s threat. The Empire’s world-destroying battle station has nothing between it and destroying worlds but this incoherent team. While they save the world, Luke Skywalker and his team also attempt to rescue the beautiful princess Leia from the evil-tyrant Sith lord, Darth Vader.
1. Gone with the Wind (1939)
The highest grossing movie in the history of the cinema industry, Gone with the Wind. For a movie to become the highest grossing in the history of cinema, there must be something special about it.
For this movie, it is very difficult to identify something specific, because it is simply exceptional in so many ways. From the epic, Civil War and Reconstruction era story to the superb acting and directing. This movie is simply one of the best movies ever made in the history of cinema. The movie is directed by Victor Fleming and starring Clark Gable, Vivien Leigh and Thomas Mitchell.
Those movies are some of the finest movies filmmakers have to offer. Any true cinema lover has got to watch those movies.