The Complete top 200 BIGGEST Movies Ever; computed with BoxOffice, Oscars, Ratings, Popularity and Criticsby OblivionInAtlantis | created - 07 Feb 2013 | updated - 23 Apr 2016 | Public
ENJOY THE INTENSE CLIP of the TOP 25, HERE:
Listing The Famous Films: Those The World Will REMEMBER: the Biggest Names in Movies
WELCOME! The number of lists that tell us which movies are the best are infinite. IMDb’s Top 250 is a respected one. But how about the Academy Awards? Don’t they tell us which movies are the best? Or does a movie need to be a blockbuster to be the most famous movie and should the wider audience have more to say about it? So, we've got all of these criteria...: this movie is incredibly popular on the internet, and the next is scoring surprisingly high on Metacritic. But now we want the whole picture: which one is the Greatest when we cover all of those!? In the end, more specific, the most magnificent list about this would be the one of The Big Names. The movies we all know to be the hugest, the legends, the ones that we will remember because they are in the halls of fame… you know, The Films that Wrote History!
And for those who would like to know how this list has been built up (because, yes, it is really computed), here it is, the percentages of the final points: 30% International Box Office Gross; 20% IMDb Rating; 13% Academy Awards (6% Wins, 5% Nominations, 2%Best Picture Wins); 8% Views on Wikipedia; 5% Metacritic Rating; 9% Votes on RottenTomatoes, IMDb and ICM; 5% Greatest Movie Lists and Polls; 4% ICheckMovies toplists; 4% Most Memorable Scenes; 2% Best Soundtracks; and a bonus for the series: 3% Other High Grossing Parts; 1% Other Oscars Winning Parts. NB. The Titles below may consist of multiple movies, like trilogies or even the series of James Bond or Star Wars. If so, then the movie in the list is the one that has contributed the most to the franchise's high ranking. We have given the series the advantage that, for each criterion, we’ve used the movie that scores the best on it.
And watch the first 25 of the list in an intense video clip: [link]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qX9dur-gjzk[/link]
big gigantic names are like this. Being a Big Name means everybody knows that it has one of the biggest reputations; because it is so famous and widely discussed, because so many people acclaim it and observe its greatness..
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1. Star Wars: Episode IV - A New Hope (1977)
PG | 121 min | Action, Adventure, Fantasy
Luke Skywalker joins forces with a Jedi Knight, a cocky pilot, a Wookiee and two droids to save the galaxy from the Empire's world-destroying battle-station while also attempting to rescue Princess Leia from the evil Darth Vader.
Votes: 1,048,576 | Gross: $322.74M
i.e. Star Wars (series) (I in '99; II in '02; III in '05; and the points come from IV in '77; V in '80; VI in '83 and VII in '15)
PG-13 | 201 min | Adventure, Drama, Fantasy
Gandalf and Aragorn lead the World of Men against Sauron's army to draw his gaze from Frodo and Sam as they approach Mount Doom with the One Ring.
Votes: 1,385,843 | Gross: $377.85M
i.e. The Lord of the Rings (trilogy)
4. The Godfather (1972)
R | 175 min | Crime, Drama
The aging patriarch of an organized crime dynasty transfers control of his clandestine empire to his reluctant son.
Votes: 1,328,274 | Gross: $134.97M
i.e. The Godfather (trilogy)
5. Forrest Gump (1994)
PG-13 | 142 min | Drama, Romance
The presidencies of Kennedy and Johnson, Vietnam, Watergate, and other history unfold through the perspective of an Alabama man with an IQ of 75.
Votes: 1,471,390 | Gross: $330.25M
6. Avatar (2009)
PG-13 | 162 min | Action, Adventure, Fantasy
A paraplegic marine dispatched to the moon Pandora on a unique mission becomes torn between following his orders and protecting the world he feels is his home.
Votes: 983,298 | Gross: $760.51M
7. The Dark Knight (2008)
PG-13 | 152 min | Action, Crime, Drama
When the menace known as the Joker emerges from his mysterious past, he wreaks havoc and chaos on the people of Gotham, the Dark Knight must accept one of the greatest psychological and physical tests of his ability to fight injustice.
Votes: 1,911,673 | Gross: $534.86M
i.e. Batman (series by Christopher Nolan)
8. Gone with the Wind (1939)
G | 238 min | Drama, History, Romance
A manipulative woman and a roguish man conduct a turbulent romance during the American Civil War and Reconstruction periods.
Votes: 247,714 | Gross: $198.68M
10. Schindler's List (1993)
R | 195 min | Biography, Drama, History
In German-occupied Poland during World War II, Oskar Schindler gradually becomes concerned for his Jewish workforce after witnessing their persecution by the Nazi Germans.
Votes: 1,001,292 | Gross: $96.07M
11. Raiders of the Lost Ark (1981)
PG | 115 min | Action, Adventure
Archaeologist and adventurer Indiana Jones is hired by the U.S. government to find the Ark of the Covenant before the Nazis.
Votes: 754,058 | Gross: $248.16M
i.e. Indiana Jones (series with Harrison Ford)
12. Jurassic Park (1993)
PG-13 | 127 min | Adventure, Sci-Fi, Thriller
During a preview tour, a theme park suffers a major power breakdown that allows its cloned dinosaur exhibits to run amok.
Votes: 718,470 | Gross: $402.45M
i.e. Jurassic Park (series)
13. The Lion King (1994)
G | 88 min | Animation, Adventure, Drama
A Lion cub crown prince is tricked by a treacherous uncle into thinking he caused his father's death and flees into exile in despair, only to learn in adulthood his identity and his responsibilities.
Votes: 761,134 | Gross: $312.90M
14. The Matrix (1999)
R | 136 min | Action, Sci-Fi
A computer hacker learns from mysterious rebels about the true nature of his reality and his role in the war against its controllers.
Votes: 1,394,958 | Gross: $171.48M
i.e. The Matrix (trilogy)
15. The Silence of the Lambs (1991)
R | 118 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller
A young F.B.I. cadet must receive the help of an incarcerated and manipulative cannibal killer to help catch another serial killer, a madman who skins his victims.
Votes: 1,037,900 | Gross: $130.74M
16. Pulp Fiction (1994)
R | 154 min | Crime, Drama
The lives of two mob hitmen, a boxer, a gangster's wife, and a pair of diner bandits intertwine in four tales of violence and redemption.
Votes: 1,517,343 | Gross: $107.93M
17. Jaws (1975)
PG | 124 min | Adventure, Drama, Thriller
A local sheriff, a marine biologist and an old seafarer team up to hunt down a great white shark wrecking havoc in a beach resort.
Votes: 476,507 | Gross: $260.00M
i.e. Jaws (series)
18. Inception (2010)
PG-13 | 148 min | Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi
A thief, who steals corporate secrets through the use of dream-sharing technology, is given the inverse task of planting an idea into the mind of a CEO.
Votes: 1,698,806 | Gross: $292.58M
19. Gladiator (2000)
R | 155 min | Action, Adventure, Drama
When a Roman General is betrayed, and his family murdered by an emperor's corrupt son, he comes to Rome as a gladiator to seek revenge.
Votes: 1,125,315 | Gross: $187.71M
20. Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2 (2011)
PG-13 | 130 min | Adventure, Drama, Fantasy
Harry, Ron, and Hermione search for Voldemort's remaining Horcruxes in their effort to destroy the Dark Lord as the final battle rages on at Hogwarts.
Votes: 639,412 | Gross: $381.01M
i.e. Harry Potter (series)
21. Saving Private Ryan (1998)
R | 169 min | Drama, War
Following the Normandy Landings, a group of U.S. soldiers go behind enemy lines to retrieve a paratrooper whose brothers have been killed in action.
Votes: 1,023,444 | Gross: $216.54M
22. The Shawshank Redemption (1994)
R | 142 min | Crime, Drama
Two imprisoned men bond over a number of years, finding solace and eventual redemption through acts of common decency.
Votes: 1,940,993 | Gross: $28.34M
23. Rocky (1976)
PG | 120 min | Drama, Sport
Rocky Balboa, a small-time boxer, gets a supremely rare chance to fight heavy-weight champion Apollo Creed in a bout in which he strives to go the distance for his self-respect.
Votes: 439,163 | Gross: $117.24M
i.e. Rocky (series)
24. Skyfall (2012)
PG-13 | 143 min | Action, Adventure, Thriller
Bond's loyalty to M is tested when her past comes back to haunt her. When MI6 comes under attack, 007 must track down and destroy the threat, no matter how personal the cost.
Votes: 568,303 | Gross: $304.36M
i.e. James Bond (series)
25. Back to the Future (1985)
PG | 116 min | Adventure, Comedy, Sci-Fi
Marty McFly, a 17-year-old high school student, is accidentally sent thirty years into the past in a time-traveling DeLorean invented by his close friend, the maverick scientist Doc Brown.
Votes: 856,631 | Gross: $210.61M
i.e. Back to the Future (trilogy)
26. Terminator 2 (1991)
R | 137 min | Action, Sci-Fi
A cyborg, identical to the one who failed to kill Sarah Connor, must now protect her teenage son, John Connor, from a more advanced and powerful cyborg.
Votes: 846,166 | Gross: $204.84M
i.e. The Terminator (series)
27. Toy Story 3 (2010)
G | 103 min | Animation, Adventure, Comedy
The toys are mistakenly delivered to a day-care center instead of the attic right before Andy leaves for college, and it's up to Woody to convince the other toys that they weren't abandoned and to return home.
Votes: 631,424 | Gross: $415.00M
i.e. Toy Story (series)
28. 2001: A Space Odyssey (1968)
G | 149 min | Adventure, Sci-Fi
Humanity finds a mysterious, obviously artificial object buried beneath the Lunar surface and, with the intelligent computer H.A.L. 9000, sets off on a quest.
Votes: 498,485 | Gross: $56.95M
29. Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs (1937)
G | 83 min | Animation, Family, Fantasy
Exiled into the dangerous forest by her wicked stepmother, a princess is rescued by seven dwarf miners who make her part of their household.
Votes: 152,673 | Gross: $184.93M
32. Lawrence of Arabia (1962)
PG | 216 min | Adventure, Biography, Drama
The story of T.E. Lawrence, the English officer who successfully united and led the diverse, often warring, Arab tribes during World War I in order to fight the Turks.
Votes: 224,636 | Gross: $44.82M
33. One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest (1975)
R | 133 min | Drama
A criminal pleads insanity after getting into trouble again and once in the mental institution rebels against the oppressive nurse and rallies up the scared patients.
Votes: 774,819 | Gross: $112.00M
35. Psycho (1960)
R | 109 min | Horror, Mystery, Thriller
A Phoenix secretary embezzles $40,000 from her employer's client, goes on the run, and checks into a remote motel run by a young man under the domination of his mother.
Votes: 492,905 | Gross: $32.00M
PG-13 | 143 min | Action, Adventure, Fantasy
Blacksmith Will Turner teams up with eccentric pirate "Captain" Jack Sparrow to save his love, the governor's daughter, from Jack's former pirate allies, who are now undead.
Votes: 913,092 | Gross: $305.41M
i.e. Pirates of the Caribbean (series)
37. Finding Nemo (2003)
G | 100 min | Animation, Adventure, Comedy
After his son is captured in the Great Barrier Reef and taken to Sydney, a timid clownfish sets out on a journey to bring him home.
Votes: 806,101 | Gross: $380.84M
39. Braveheart (1995)
R | 178 min | Biography, Drama, History
When his secret bride is executed for assaulting an English soldier who tried to rape her, Sir William Wallace begins a revolt against King Edward I of England.
Votes: 840,154 | Gross: $75.60M
40. Apocalypse Now (1979)
R | 147 min | Drama, War
During the Vietnam War, Captain Willard is sent on a dangerous mission into Cambodia to assassinate a renegade Colonel who has set himself up as a god among a local tribe.
Votes: 512,060 | Gross: $83.47M
41. The Wizard of Oz (1939)
PG | 102 min | Adventure, Family, Fantasy
Dorothy Gale is swept away from a farm in Kansas to a magical land of Oz in a tornado and embarks on a quest with her new friends to see the Wizard who can help her return home in Kansas and help her friends as well.
Votes: 331,349 | Gross: $22.20M
42. The Avengers (2012)
PG-13 | 143 min | Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi
Earth's mightiest heroes must come together and learn to fight as a team if they are going to stop the mischievous Loki and his alien army from enslaving humanity.
Votes: 1,095,246 | Gross: $623.36M
43. The Good, the Bad and the Ugly (1966)
R | 178 min | Western
A bounty hunting scam joins two men in an uneasy alliance against a third in a race to find a fortune in gold buried in a remote cemetery.
Votes: 576,290 | Gross: $6.10M
44. Alien (1979)
R | 116 min | Horror, Sci-Fi
After a space merchant vessel perceives an unknown transmission as a distress call, its landing on the source moon finds one of the crew attacked by a mysterious lifeform, and they soon realize that its life cycle has merely begun.
Votes: 663,507 | Gross: $78.90M
i.e. Alien (series)
45. The Departed (2006)
R | 151 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller
An undercover cop and a mole in the police attempt to identify each other while infiltrating an Irish gang in South Boston.
Votes: 1,000,982 | Gross: $132.38M
47. Shrek (2001)
PG | 90 min | Animation, Adventure, Comedy
After his swamp is filled with magical creatures, Shrek agrees to rescue Princess Fiona for a villainous lord in order to get his land back.
Votes: 523,050 | Gross: $267.67M
i.e. Shrek (series)
49. Aladdin (1992)
G | 90 min | Animation, Adventure, Comedy
When a street urchin vies for the love of a beautiful princess, he uses a genie's magic power to make himself off as a prince in order to marry her.
Votes: 297,674 | Gross: $217.35M
50. Goodfellas (1990)
R | 146 min | Biography, Crime, Drama