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Here is a list of the top 20 all time high Global Box office movies.

 

But what are your thoughts on them? Does the amount of money they made truely make them great movies, or despite the money are they still crap in your opinion??

 

Do tell all.

 

1 1997 Titanic $1,835,400,000

2 2003 Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King $1,117,602,779

3 2001 Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone $975,800,000

4 1999 Star Wars: Phantom Menace $925,600,000

5 2002 Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers $922,986,073

6 1993 Jurassic Park $920,100,000

7 2002 Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets $869,400,000

8 2001 Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring $867,683,093

9 2003 Finding Nemo $844,400,000

10 2002 Spider-Man $821,700,000

11 1996 Independence Day $813,200,000

12 1977 Star Wars $797,900,000

13 1982 ET: The Extra-Terrestrial $772,000,000

14 1994 Lion King, The $767,900,000

15 2003 Matrix Reloaded, The $727,400,000

16 1994 Forrest Gump $679,400,000

17 1999 Sixth Sense, The $672,800,000

18 2003 Pirates of the Caribbean $652,102,724

19 2002 Star Wars: Attack of the Clones $648,200,000

20 1997 Lost World: Jurassic Park $614,300,000

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1 1997 Titanic - Hated it... Too long, too whimsy, too boring!

2 2003 Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King - Loved it as I do all the LOR Rings movies, epic and beautiful just like the books...

3 2001 Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone - I hate Harry Potter... I hate the books the films and for good reasons.

4 1999 Star Wars: Phantom Menace - A let down but still a good movie, the Attack of the Clones was better...

5 2002 Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers - Its LOR! How can it ever be bad!

6 1993 Jurassic Park - I loved this film and still have my original priate copy to this day

7 2002 Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets - :sick

8 2001 Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring - Again Mr Jackson didn't disappoint... anyone notice the delibrate slow bit down the river placed so you could go to the toliet and not miss anything?

9 2003 Finding Nemo - Pure Pixar genuis... a lvely film that everyone could enjoy

10 2002 Spider-Man - I wanted to be Spiderman so badly after the film, can't wait for SM2...

11 1996 Independence Day - The greatest B-Movie ever made... shame the Americans saved the day...

12 1977 Star Wars - An overrated film... the other two in the original trilogy were better

13 1982 ET: The Extra-Terrestrial - I still have to stifle a tear at ET, I've not cried yet but I've got close, an example of Spielburgs greatness.

14 1994 Lion King - The best Disney movie ever!

15 2003 Matrix Reloaded, The - Still a great film whatever people say, I loved the whole series and the highway scene was immense!

16 1994 Forrest Gump - Tacky, improbable and unwatchable sap, sorry but it is...

17 1999 Sixth Sense, The - Scary, dark, brooding and the best movie that little brat is gonna make ever, he should stop making em now, he'll never top this...

18 2003 Pirates of the Caribbean - Johnny Depp being the coolest guy ever, Kiera Knightley looking amazing and classic swashbuckling... I going for some rum...

19 2002 Star Wars: Attack of the Clones - Second best SW film behind Empire Strikes Back IMO....

20 1997 Lost World: Jurassic Park - Better then the first, much better then the third and the Raptor scene was briiliant intense cinema...

 

Shame Titanic's top, I hate that film with a passion.

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Titanic- Any film where Mr DiCaprio dies is fine with me...

LORT Return of the King- Not seen it yet, dont know how I missed it.

Harry Potter and the Sorcerers Stone- Young actors=bad film.

Star Wars EP 1- Spielberg tried a bit too hard on this one.

Jurassic Park- I saw this when I was 13, and it was the closeset thing I came to seeing a horror movie. Loved the effects, who'll ever forget the trembling water?

Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets- Heyyyy, the kids have started acting lessons! Bearable, the new one is damn good though (even if they strap Hermione down!).

Finding Nemo- Not seen it yet, just doesnt appeal.

Spiderman- :worship

Idependance Day- The first film I went to see twice, just to watch Washungton get demolished!

Star Wars Ep4- The start of a legacy......... A fairy tale in space.

ET- Pure film beauty. I loved every second, and still do!

Lion King - I hate it, I hate it, I will never forgive Disnet this one!

Matrix Reloaded- So so film, doesnt belong this high up, thank God its only by money not popularity!

Forrest Gump- Everyone can love this film, perfectly made and acted!

Sixth Sense, the- This is how a film needs making. Dark and moody, fantastic.

Pirates of the Carribean- Johnny Depp on top form, 'But why the rum?'

Star Wars Ep2- Pretty good, but not a patch on the origional trilogy.

Lost World, Jurassic Park- Not quite as good as the first, but a damn good film.

 

 

Fight Club should be here...

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1 1997 Titanic $1,835,400,000 - Seen it. Bored me.

2 2003 Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King $1,117,602,779 - Never seen it. Don't want to.

3 2001 Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone $975,800,000 - Never seen it. Don't want to.

4 1999 Star Wars: Phantom Menace $925,600,000 - Really enjoyed it.

5 2002 Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers $922,986,073 - Never seen it. Don't want to.

6 1993 Jurassic Park $920,100,000 - It was ok.

7 2002 Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets $869,400,000 - Never seen it. Don't want to.

8 2001 Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring $867,683,093 - Never seen it. Don't want to.

9 2003 Finding Nemo $844,400,000 - Never seen it. Might want to.

10 2002 Spider-Man $821,700,000 - Never seen it. Might want to.

11 1996 Independence Day $813,200,000 - Never seen it. Might want to.

12 1977 Star Wars $797,900,000 - Really enjoyed it.

13 1982 ET: The Extra-Terrestrial $772,000,000 - Never seen it. Don't want to.

14 1994 Lion King, The $767,900,000 - BEST. FILM. EVER.

15 2003 Matrix Reloaded, The $727,400,000 - Never seen it. Don't want to.

16 1994 Forrest Gump $679,400,000 - Never seen it. Don't want to.

17 1999 Sixth Sense, The $672,800,000 - Never seen it. Don't want to.

18 2003 Pirates of the Caribbean $652,102,724 - Never seen it. Don't want to.

19 2002 Star Wars: Attack of the Clones $648,200,000 - Liked it.

20 1997 Lost World: Jurassic Park $614,300,000 - Never seen it. Might want to.

 

Where are the Bond films? :P

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All 3 LOTR films?! :evil I absolutely despise the trilogy, 3 of the most overrated films EVER.

 

A lot of crap in there, Harry Potter amongst others, but nice to see some great movies like Pirates of the Caribbean, and Spiderman (the second one looks even better, can't wait).

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1 1997 Titanic $1,835,400,000

 

James Cameron is extremely talented at directing action, although this film had too much lovey-dovey mince in it. You have to gasp at the special effects, which would even hold up to today's offerings, and I am a fan of Winslet and Di Caprio's work, so I didn't hate this as much as some people did.

 

2 2003 Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King $1,117,602,779

 

A cinematic masterpiece, and the greatest film of all time. You've got one of the greatest stories ever told, the most talented producers around in Fran Walsh and Peter Jackson, mind blowing CGI and an astounding cast with a great mix of Hollywood stars and talented Shakespeare-style actors. This isn't so much a film, it's more of an event. Going to the cinema every holiday season for three years to experience this triumph of a movie was something I looked forward to all year round, and I feel sorry for you if you want to ignore what is the most amazing film of all time in favour of Bond part 25 or Pirates Of The Carribean, throwaway summer blockbusters which put the key elements of a successful masterpiece to the side in favour of innuendo and Keith Richards impressions.

 

3 2001 Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone $975,800,000

 

If the Harry Potter films had come out about 10 years earlier, I'd have loved them. But I was too old to get into the books when they came out, and I don't really have an interest in the series. I watched this film on a plane, and it was a total joke compared to The Fellowship Of The Ring.

 

4 1999 Star Wars: Phantom Menace $925,600,000

 

This sucked big time, and ruined the franchise. Star Wars was fine as it is, it didn't need Jar Jar Binks to screw up one of the greatest series of all time.

 

5 2002 Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers $922,986,073

 

Another magnificent film, which needs to be experience with the other two for complete enjoyment. It has action, drama, laughs, superb music, stunning cinematography, beautiful scenery and everyone from 8 to 80 can find something in this film that will send them home happy.

 

6 1993 Jurassic Park $920,100,000

 

I saw this and Super Mario Brothers in the same week. I prefered Mario. Now that I'm older I can appreciate the awesomeness that is JEFF GOLDBLUM~!, and it's probably the best of the series.

 

7 2002 Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets $869,400,000

 

Haven't seen it, no interest in it.

 

8 2001 Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring $867,683,093

 

The one that started the story. When I went to the cinema back in January 2002, I had no idea what an impact this film would have on me. If you consider FOTR, TTT and ROTK to be the same film, I would have to say it's the best of all time. If you've not seen this, do yourself a favour and buy the DVDs. Sure, it's better in the cinema, but you'll still love it to bits if you have any idea what makes a good movie.

 

9 2003 Finding Nemo $844,400,000

 

Pixar are pure gold, and I loved this film. I saw it once with my wee cousin, then took my girlfriend to see it again. I don't usually go to films twice, but this is 2nd only to Toy Story in my favourite kids films of all time.

 

10 2002 Spider-Man $821,700,000

 

When I saw it, I loved it. I suppose if you're into the comics you'll be angry that they turned Gwen Stacy and MJ into the same person, and that Peter fires his webs from his own body, but Raimi is a true legend and I think he probably made the right choice. I'm extremely excited by Spiderman 2, and the cameo from Dr Curt Conners in the film pretty much sets up the villan for Spiderman 3. I've also heard that MJ's astronaught husband will back the Venom suit from space in a future episode, and Eddie Brock was mentioned in Spiderman 1, so the sooner they have Spiderman Vs Venom on the big screen, the better.

 

11 1996 Independence Day $813,200,000

 

I've never wanted to see a film more than Independence Day. The trailer, posters and advertising campaign were some of the best ever, and I thought this could be one of the most incredible films of all time. It turned out to be a pretty mediocre affair, with the story lagging when the CGI wasn't pumping out the awesomeness. The whole "USA saves the day, everywhere else sucks" message gets on my nerves to. Still, Emerich's films all just follow the same pattern, so I'm glad I saw this so I knew what to expect with Godzilla and Day After Tommorrow. Replace Alien Fire with Giant Lizzard/Water and you've got a new summer blockbuster. Still, ID4 gets the thumbs up at the end of the day because a guy called Russ saves the world. :D

 

12 1977 Star Wars $797,900,000

 

I haven't seen this for years, but I loved it as a kid. I'll be buying the DVDs when they come out.

 

13 1982 ET: The Extra-Terrestrial $772,000,000

 

Another films I loved as a kid, but haven't seen for years. Worth watching nowadays to be amazed that Drew Barrymore, the innocent looking wee girl, was probably doped up to her eyeballs or pissed out her skull on every take.

 

14 1994 Lion King, The $767,900,000

 

Disney's modern 2D animation it pretty crap now, but this was a wonderful film. I haven't seen this for a while either, and the straight to video sequels look pretty bland, but I loved this when it was in the cinema.

 

15 2003 Matrix Reloaded, The $727,400,000

 

The worst film here. It only got here because everyone loved The Matrix, and thought the sequel would be good. They were wrong. This pissed on the legacy of The Matrix, one of the best Sci Fi/Action films of all time, and the series should have been left alone when Neo defeats Smith at the end of the original film.

 

16 1994 Forrest Gump $679,400,000

 

It took me years to watch this, but when I finally got around to seeing it Tom Hanks became one of my favourite actors of all time. It's a really great film which I want to see again soon, and I encourage everyone else to do the same.

 

17 1999 Sixth Sense, The $672,800,000

 

When watching an episode of Baddiel And Skinner Unplanned, someone spoiled the ending for this. Bastard. Because of this I could never enjoy the film as much as I would if I had gone in with an empty mind. It was good, and M. Night Syalaydjsfaslgfsjkdghman will never have another film as enjoyable as this. The Village's screwjob twist ending can be called a mile off.

 

18 2003 Pirates of the Caribbean $652,102,724

 

Hmmmm. On one hand, it was just a totally OTT summer Hollywood action film from the cookie cutter. On the other hand, it made Johnny Depp famous. Nowhere near as enjoyable as some people make it out to be, and the ride it's based on was crap too.

 

19 2002 Star Wars: Attack of the Clones $648,200,000

 

I haven't seen this yet, the pure mince that was Phantom Menace just totally ruined Star Wars for me, and I have no interest in seeing more of the same.

 

20 1997 Lost World: Jurassic Park $614,300,000

 

Probably the worst of the JP films. If the series had gone from the first film to the third one, I think it would have benefited, because this film just didn't interest me at all. It was always going to do well at the box office due to the success of the original, but it's another case of the sequel being inferior to the original.

 

Anyway, I'm amazed at the lack of love for The Lord Of The Rings, which I feel priveldged to be alive to see. These films truely do have everything, and I have never felt more love for a film than this series. If you've never seen the films and put off by how it sounds, PLEASE consider watching it on DVD. You have some of the finest actors of all time at their very best, with jaw-dropping visuals, heart stopping action scenes, the perfect script and better comedy and romance than most rom-coms, even if it is in short doses.

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1 1997 Titanic $1,835,400,000

I actually really liked it. It was pretty slow until the boat started to sink. Then we had a movie.

2 2003 Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King $1,117,602,779

I enjoyed it. I thought the ending was a little weak however and the less said about the army of undead the better.

3 2001 Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone $975,800,000

A quite enjoyable film given the chance. I liked it much ebtter than I thought I would. Perhaps that is because I have never read the books so I'll never know how much they butchered it.

4 1999 Star Wars: Phantom Menace $925,600,000

I don't think it was as bad as everyone said it was. It was clear that it would never live up to anyones expectations though.

5 2002 Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers $922,986,073

The best of the trilogy in my view.

6 1993 Jurassic Park $920,100,000

Absolute classic.

7 2002 Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets $869,400,000

Overlong but still worth the watch I suppose.

8 2001 Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring $867,683,093

The worst of the trilogy but it was still good.

9 2003 Finding Nemo $844,400,000

Enjoyable Disney film (aren't they all?). The problem with Pixar films is definitely the lack of songs. Musicals rock.

10 2002 Spider-Man $821,700,000

Good, but the Green Goblin is the worst supervillian ever.

11 1996 Independence Day $813,200,000

Superb. Who cares if it glorifies America? Simply one of the best films i've ever seen. God bless Will Smith.

12 1977 Star Wars $797,900,000

Greatness.

13 1982 ET: The Extra-Terrestrial $772,000,000

Definitely iconic but overrated as far as I'm concerned.

14 1994 Lion King, The $767,900,000

Arguably the best Disney film ever, only rivalled by Beauty and the Beast. The score is amazing and the animation was top notch for its time. Groundbreaking stuff.

15 2003 Matrix Reloaded, The $727,400,000

Nonsense. It was so anticlimatic. Did anyone else have a clue what was going on come the end?

16 1994 Forrest Gump $679,400,000

Great, great film. Tomn Hanks is a cinematic god and this is a masterpiece of epic proportions.

17 1999 Sixth Sense, The $672,800,000

Dross. I had so many questions come the end of that it was untrue. Ok, can anyone explain the scene where the kid walks in and Bruce Willis says stuff and he gets closer or further away and stuff? If his mum couldn't see him how did he get in the house? It may be totally obvious so I'd appreciate your help if you know.

18 2003 Pirates of the Caribbean $652,102,724

Johnny Depp was incredible in this. He stole the show. Well worth a watch.

19 2002 Star Wars: Attack of the Clones $648,200,000

Once again, not as bad as everyone said. Yoda fighting with a light sabre was worth the entrance fee alone.

20 1997 Lost World: Jurassic Park $614,300,00

The only one I have enevr seen, which is surprising considering how much I loved the original and how much it has been on TV.

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1 1997 Titanic $1,835,400,000 - aint seen it

2 2003 Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King $1,117,602,779 - really enjoyed it

3 2001 Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone $975,800,000 - it was a bit cack really

4 1999 Star Wars: Phantom Menace $925,600,000 - rubbish, oh my gods, how rubbish

5 2002 Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers $922,986,073 - enjoyed it

6 1993 Jurassic Park $920,100,000 - it was ok, good special effects for the time

7 2002 Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets $869,400,000 - better than the first

8 2001 Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring $867,683,093 - enjoyed it (LOTR mark here)

9 2003 Finding Nemo $844,400,000 - aint seen it

10 2002 Spider-Man $821,700,000 - really enjoyed it, that fight in the rain scene...

11 1996 Independence Day $813,200,000 - cack

12 1977 Star Wars $797,900,000 - one of my fav films of all time

13 1982 ET: The Extra-Terrestrial $772,000,000 - aint seen it

14 1994 Lion King, The $767,900,000 - aint seen it (that's a lot of money for a cartoon)

15 2003 Matrix Reloaded, The $727,400,000 - cack

16 1994 Forrest Gump $679,400,000 - aint seen it

17 1999 Sixth Sense, The $672,800,000 - enjoyed it, but I heard someone whispering the plot twist at the cinema grr

18 2003 Pirates of the Caribbean $652,102,724 - second most fav film ever

19 2002 Star Wars: Attack of the Clones $648,200,000 - some say it's better than episode one, I say it's even worse

20 1997 Lost World: Jurassic Park $614,300,000 - didn't watch it

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One other thing about The Lion King is that at one part of the film there's a cloud of dust that is thrown up in the air that spells out "SEX". It's only visable for about half a second, but it's pretty clear to see if you know what you're looking for.
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1 1997 Titanic (overrated, not that good a movie overall in my opinion)

2 2003 Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King (great movie, great trilogy)

3 2001 Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone (never saw this one)

4 1999 Star Wars: Phantom Menace (coulda been better, but coulda been alot worse)

5 2002 Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers (yet again great movie in this trilogy)

6 1993 Jurassic Park (awesome when it came out, very cool)

7 2002 Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets (have not seen this one either)

8 2001 Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring (same as the other 2)

9 2003 Finding Nemo (funny movie, not my favorite out of these types but its up there)

10 2002 Spider-Man (well done, too much focus on the romance)

11 1996 Independence Day (great effects, i like this movie alot)

12 1977 Star Wars (i really wish this one was higher on the list but what can you do)

13 1982 ET: The Extra-Terrestrial (great family movie, was the first movie i saw in the theater)

14 1994 Lion King, The (possibly disney's best movie ever)

15 2003 Matrix Reloaded, The (didnt like these)

16 1994 Forrest Gump (can hanks do a role that isnt good?)

17 1999 Sixth Sense, The (crap, crap and crap)

18 2003 Pirates of the Caribbean (depp in an awesome performance, great movie and i cant wait for the sequels to come out)

19 2002 Star Wars: Attack of the Clones (too much romance, not enough action sequences)

20 1997 Lost World: Jurassic Park (bad sequel, should have been 1 & 3)

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