Can’t be bothered to do anything else.

100 Top Grossing Movies (adjusted for inflation)

Bold what you’ve seen, underline what you own.

Clarenote: Have italicised those I own but haven’t seen all the way through.
Clarenote the Second: I include as ‘owned’ the VHS tapes my dad still has under the stairs at his house like all my Disney videos.

1 Gone with the Wind
2 Star Wars

3 The Sound of Music
4 E.T.: The Extra-Terrestrial
5 The Ten Commandments (not seen all of it.)
6 Titanic
7 Jaws
8 Doctor Zhivago
9. The Exorcist
10 Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs
11 101 Dalmatians
12 The Empire Strikes Back
13 Ben-Hur (not seen all of it. Do you see a Hestonian theme yet?)
14 Return of the Jedi
15 The Sting

16 Raiders of the Lost Ark
17 Jurassic Park
18 The Graduate
19 Star Wars: Episode I – The Phantom Menace
20 Fantasia
21 The Godfather
22 Forrest Gump
23 Mary Poppins
24 The Lion King
25 Grease

26 The Dark Knight

27 Thunderball (I never knew this made so much money)
28 The Jungle Book
29 Sleeping Beauty

30 Shrek 2
31 Ghostbusters
32 Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid
33 Love Story (never got past the trailer)
34 Spider-Man

35 Independence Day
36 Home Alone
37 Pinocchio
38 Cleopatra (1963)
39 Beverly Hills Cop

40 Goldfinger
41 Airport
(Dean Martin FTW!)
42 American Graffiti
(I might not still own this given that I hate it and most of Lucas’ work)
43 The Robe
44 Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man’s Chest

45 Around the World in 80 Days
46 Bambi
47 Blazing Saddles
48 Batman
49 The Bells of St. Mary’s
50 The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King
51 The Towering Inferno
52 Spider-Man 2
53 My Fair Lady
54 The Greatest Show on Earth
55 National Lampoon’s Animal House
56 The Passion of the Christ
57 Star Wars: Episode III – Revenge of the Sith
58 Back to the Future
59 The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers
60 The Sixth Sense
61 Superman
62 Tootsie
63 Smokey and the Bandit
(I know I’ve seen this but it was a long time ago and I don’t remember any of the pertinent points)
64 Finding Nemo
65 West Side Story
66 Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone
67 Lady and the Tramp
68 Close Encounters of the Third Kind
69 Lawrence of Arabia
70 The Rocky Horror Picture Show
71 Rocky
72 The Best Years of Our Lives
73 The Poseidon Adventure
74 The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring

75 Twister
76 Men in Black
77 The Bridge on the River Kwai
78 It’s a Mad, Mad, Mad, Mad World
79 Swiss Family Robinson (1960)
80 One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest
81 M.A.S.H.
82 Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom
83 Star Wars: Episode II – Attack of the Clones
84 Mrs. Doubtfire
85 Aladdin

86 Ghost

87 Duel in the Sun
88 Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl
89 House of Wax (1953)
90 Rear Window
91 The Lost World: Jurassic Park
92 Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade
93 Spider-Man 3

94 Terminator 2: Judgment Day
95 Sergeant York
96 How the Grinch Stole Christmas
97 Toy Story 2
98 Top Gun
99 Shrek

100 Shrek the Third

I think this just proves that there are some obvious films I haven’t seen and a lot of shit that I have.

ETA: Forgot to delete Anne’s note! I do own a lot of these!

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2 Responses to Can’t be bothered to do anything else.

  1. ladyaeryn says:

    Best Picture wins? I could probably count on my fingers the ones I’ve seen. Top 100 grossing, though? Could probably count the ones I haven’t seen in the same manner. Just furthers what I’ve always known, that I don’t give a shite what Hollywood considers “great” film. 😉 (I’m a SW fan, how could I?)

    • apollarock says:

      Thing is, what Hollywood thinks is ‘best’, what makes the most money and what people actually like are oftentimes three totally different things!

      I mean, Hollywood is the place that hasn’t given Peter O’Toole a ‘real’ Oscar… and my favourite, truly favourite, films aren’t on the list above.

      But, if you put together lists of award-winners, the money-makers AND the films people seem to really love, you might just be getting close to a decent list of ‘the best’.

      Even then, we’d all still disagree.

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