If you are a BIG movie junkie and simply enjoying watching movie after movie at the theaters or at the comfort of your own home, then this article can really help you get a movie list together. You may have heard of the lists of “Top 5 Action Movies”, “Top 5 Horror Movies”, “Top 5 Chick Flicks”, etc. But have you ever read a list about the Top 5 Movies That Are The Highest-Grossing?
If you want to find out what those top 5 movies are, then continue to read on. The following movies are the highest-grossing movies that have been adjusted for inflation. Since there have been long-term effects of inflation throughout the years due to the increase in movie theater tickets prices, this adjusted list gives more weight on even the classic films back in the day.
1. Gone with the Wind
Number one on our list until this day in terms of adjusted highest-grossing movies for inflation is Gone with the Wind. This 1939 American epic historical romance movie was adapted from Margaret Mitchell’s Pulitzer-winning 1936 novel.
It was directed by George Cukor and Victor Fleming and ranks as Guinness Book of World Record’s highest-grossing movie of all time making #3,301,400,000 in 1939.
One of the more recent films in our generation that is included in the list of the highest-grossing movies of all time is Avatar. This 2009 American science fiction film is also another movie written, directed, co-produced, and co-edited by James Cameron.
This film utilized extensive use of groundbreaking motion capture filming techniques which made its mark in cinematic technology. Its worldwide gross was $2,782,300,000, making it number 2 on our list.
3. Star Wars
Star Wars is one of the most popular American epic space opera franchises ever. It was created by George Lucas back in 1977 and until this day is still very well known.
The entire film series created a widespread media franchise in which is called the Expanded Universe which included a television series, books, comic books, and also computer and video games. Star Wars pulled in a worldwide gross of $2,710,800,000 in its day.
This 1997 American epic romantic disaster movie is inspired by the actual occurrence of one of the most famous shipwrecks of all time, the Titanic. It was written, directed, co-produced, and co-edited by James Cameron and told a love story that featured the well-known ship.
Titanic was nominated for 14 Academy Awards and won 11 which included the award for Best Picture and also Best Director, it is ranked as the one movie that won the most Oscars which tied in with Ben Hur (1959). Its worldwide gross was $2,413,800,000 back in 1997.
5. The Sound of Music
On the 5th spot on our list is the 1965 American musical film that became one of the greatest musicals of all time. It was directed and produced by Robert Wise and stars the famous Julie Andrews and also Christopher Plummer.
This film was inspired by the Broadway musical The Sound of Music and won five Academy Awards which included one for Best Picture. It earned a worldwide gross of $2,269,800,000 which certainly makes our 5th spot.