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Best Grossing Movies


  • Titanic

    Titanic (PG-13, 1997)

    Leonardo DiCaprio, Kate Winslet, Billy Zane, Kathy Bates, Frances Fisher
    This spectacular epic re-creates the ill-fated maiden voyage of the White Star Line's $7.5 million R... read more.M.S Titanic and the tragic sea disaster of April 15, 1912. Running over three hours and made with the combined contributions of two major studios (20th Century-Fox, Paramount) at a cost of more than $200 million, Titanic ranked as the most expensive film in Hollywood history at the time of its release, and became the most successful. Writer-director James Cameron employed state-of-the-art digital special effects for this production, realized on a monumental scale and spanning eight decades. Inspired by the 1985 discovery of the Titanic in the North Atlantic, the contemporary storyline involves American treasure-seeker Brock Lovett (Bill Paxton) retrieving artifacts from the submerged ship. Lovett looks for diamonds but finds a drawing of a young woman, nude except for a necklace. When 102-year-old Rose (Gloria Stuart) reveals she's the person in the portrait, she is summoned to the wreckage site to tell her story of the 56-carat diamond necklace and her experiences of 84 years earlier. The scene then shifts to 1912 Southampton where passengers boarding the Titanic include penniless Jack Dawson (Leonardo DiCaprio) and society girl Rose DeWitt Bukater (Kate Winslet), returning to Philadelphia with her wealthy fiance Cal Hockley (Billy Zane). After the April 10th launch, Rose develops a passionate interest in Jack, and Cal's reaction is vengeful. At midpoint in the film, the Titanic slides against the iceberg and water rushes into the front compartments. Even engulfed, Cal continues to pursue Jack and Rose as the massive liner begins its descent. Cameron launched the project after seeing Robert Ballard's 1987 National Geographic documentary on the wreckage. Blueprints of the real Titanic were followed during construction at Fox's custom-built Rosarito, Mexico studio, where a hydraulics system moved an immense model in a 17-million-gallon water tank. During three weeks aboard the Russian ship Academik Keldysh, underwater sequences were filmed with a 35mm camera in a titanium case mounted on the Russian submersible Mir 1. When the submersible neared the wreck, a video camera inside a remote-operated vehicle was sent into the Titanic's 400-foot bow, bringing back footage of staterooms, furniture and chandeliers. On November 1, 1997, the film had its world premiere at the 10th Tokyo International Film Festival. ~ Bhob Stewart, Rovi
    • fb33414020
      fb33414020: . Love it or hate it, Titanic is a masterpiece. 11 Oscars, highest grossing domestic film of all time ( $600 million, the closest film behind it only made $450 million
      Reviewed 2 years days ago
    • fb515612870
      fb515612870: lmwork, but I still want to know how the hell a movie where everyone knew the ending is the highest grossing movie of all time? Oh that's right cuz it's a chickflick!
      Reviewed 2 years days ago
    • fb41000066
      fb41000066: Highest grossing film ever...I can agree as to why.
      Reviewed 2 years days ago
  • Gone With the Wind

    Gone With the Wind (G, 1939)

    Clark Gable, Vivien Leigh, Leslie Howard, Olivia de Havilland, Hattie McDaniel
    Gone With the Wind boils down to a story about a spoiled Southern girl's hopeless love for a married... read more man. Producer David O. Selznick managed to expand this concept, and Margaret Mitchell's best-selling novel, into nearly four hours' worth of screen time, on a then-astronomical 3.7-million-dollar budget, creating what would become one of the most beloved movies of all time. Gone With the Wind opens in April of 1861, at the palatial Southern estate of Tara, where Scarlett O'Hara (Vivien Leigh) hears that her casual beau Ashley Wilkes (Leslie Howard) plans to marry "mealy mouthed" Melanie Hamilton (Olivia de Havilland). Despite warnings from her father (Thomas Mitchell) and her faithful servant Mammy (Hattie McDaniel), Scarlett intends to throw herself at Ashley at an upcoming barbecue at Twelve Oaks. Alone with Ashley, she goes into a fit of histrionics, all of which is witnessed by roguish Rhett Butler (Clark Gable), the black sheep of a wealthy Charleston family, who is instantly fascinated by the feisty, thoroughly self-centered Scarlett: "We're bad lots, both of us." The movie's famous action continues from the burning of Atlanta (actually the destruction of a huge wall left over from King Kong) through the now-classic closing line, "Frankly, my dear, I don't give a damn." Holding its own against stiff competition (many consider 1939 to be the greatest year of the classical Hollywood studios), Gone With the Wind won ten Academy Awards, including Best Picture, Best Director, Best Screenplay, Best Actress (Vivien Leigh), and Best Supporting Actress (Hattie McDaniel, the first African-American to win an Oscar). The film grossed nearly 192 million dollars, assuring that, just as he predicted, Selznick's epitaph would be "The Man Who Made Gone With the Wind." ~ Hal Erickson, Rovi
    • RLNice
      RLNice: "Gone With the Wind" holds the distinction of being the highest grossing inflation adjusted film of all time, and it's easy to see why. This is a truly sweeping fil
      Reviewed 4 years days ago
    • TKW69ROX88
      TKW69ROX88: . The resulting four-hour epic is still the highest-grossing movie of all time -- and it deserves to be. For millions of people, Gone With the Wind has
      Reviewed 5 years days ago
  • Princess Mononoke (Mononoke-hime)

    Princess Mononoke (Mononoke-hime) (PG-13, 1999)

    Yji Matsuda, Yuriko Ishida, Yko Tanaka, Kaori Kobayashi, Masahiko Nishimura
    Directed by renowned animator Hayao Miyazaki, this anime has broken a number of box office records i... read moren its native Japan. Essentially a statement on the ecological devastation brought on by human advancement, the story follows the battle between Princess Mononoke and a mining village.
    • JTurner82
      JTurner82: With PRINCESS MONONOKE, Miyazaki churned out a highly acclaimed masterpiece that became the highest grossing movie of Japan, until his later SPIRITED AWAY dethroned it. Darker and more violent than an
      Reviewed 6 years days ago
  • Top Gun

    Top Gun (PG, 1986)

    Tom Cruise, Kelly McGillis, Val Kilmer, Anthony Edwards, Tom Skerritt
    Devil-may-care navy pilot Pete Mitchell (Tom Cruise) is sent to Miramar Naval Air Station for advanc... read moreed training. Here he vies with Tom Kasansky (Val Kilmer) for the coveted "Top Gun" award. When not so occupied, Mitchell carries on a romance with civilian consultant Charlotte Blackwood (Kelly McGillis). Shaken up by the death of a friend, Mitchell loses the Top Gun honor to Kasansky. Worried that he may have lost his nerve, Mitchell is given a chance to redeem himself during a tense international crisis involving a crippled US vessel and a flock of predatory enemy planes. The story wasn't new in 1986, but Top Gun scored with audiences on the strength of its visuals, especially the vertigo-inducing aerial sequences. The film made more money than any other film in 1986 and even spawned a 1989 takeoff, Hot Shots. An Academy Award went to the Giogio Moroder-Tom Whitlock song "Take My Breath Away." ~ Hal Erickson, Rovi
    • getshort78
      getshort78: . This top grossing movie of 1986 is allegedly based on a Navy fighter pilot program at the Miramar Naval Base
      Reviewed 4 years days ago
    • dingo808
      dingo808: top grossing gross rightist celebration of penisbrained militarism
      Reviewed 6 years days ago
  • Night Watch (Nochnoi Dozor)

    Night Watch (Nochnoi Dozor) (R, 2006)

    Konstantin Khabensky, Vladimir Menshov, Valery Zolotukhin, Maria Poroshina, Galina Tyunina
    In modern day Moscow, supernatural armies of Good and Evil, Light and Darkness, gear up to do battle... read more. Set on the gritty streets and subways, and harkening back to bloody medieval days, blood-suckers, changelings, and urban heroes are locked together in the ultimate battle.
  • Gwoemul (The Host)

    Gwoemul (The Host) (R, 2007)

    Song Kang-ho, Byun Hee-bong, Park Hae-il, Du-na Bae, Ko A-sung
    When a young girl is snatched away from her father by a horrifying giant monster that emerges from t... read morehe River Han to wreak havoc on Seoul, her entire family sets out to locate the beast and bring their little girl back home to safety in South Korean director Bong Joon-ho's big-budget creature feature. Hee-bong is a man of modest means who runs a snack bar on the banks of the River Han. Along with his slow-witted eldest son, Gang-du; Gang-du's young daughter, Hyun-seo; archery champion daughter Nam-joo; and unemployed, shirker son, Nam-il, Hee-Bong has managed to maintain a close relationship with his family despite the hardships that come with being a single father. When a rampaging fiend erupts from the Han and throws the city of Seoul into a state of emergency, Gang-du is heartbroken to see his precious little girl scooped up by the scaly creature and spirited away to an unknown destination. This is one family that always sticks together, though, and as the rest of the city denizens scramble to take cover, Hee-bong, Gang-du, Nam-joo, and Nam-il set out to prove that they're not letting their little girl go without a fight. ~ Jason Buchanan, Rovi