Everyone watches movies. The movies are of various types, some are horror, romantic, fictional, criminal and others are action movies. There are also many other types that may involve drama, comedy or based upon novels. The choice of movie you like to watch may differ greatly from other people. There are a number of great Hollywood Movies that were and still are the blockbusters of all times.
To put forth a great movie, a combined effort of director, producer, actors, writer, music director, cameramen and all the other team members is required. Here is the list to top ten all time hit Hollywood movies that ruled on the minds and heart of people. Enjoy reading the list and check out where does your favorite movie ranks.
10. Gone with the Wind
The movie is one all time hit Hollywood movies that was released in December 1939 and was directed by Victor Fleming, George Cukor and Sam Wood. The movie showed an epic romance story and starred Clark Gable as Rhett, Vivien Leigh as Scarlet. Other characters of Melanie and Ashley were played by Olivia de Havilland and Leslie Howard.
The movie was inspired by a novel Gone with the wind written by Margaret Mitchell in 1936. The movie is based on the story of Scarlet O’Hara, the daughter of a plantation owner and her life and her experiences of the Civil War and Reconstruction in South along with the complex love affairs , first with Ashley Wilkes who was her cousin’s husband and secondly with Rhett Butler. This Hollywood movie was one of the highest earning movie of that time and still ranks among the most favorite and hit Hollywood movie of all times.
9. The Lord of the Rings The Return of the King
The movie requires no introduction. Nearly every one of us is familiar with the series of Lord of the Rings. This Hollywood movie is a part of the series, was directed by Peter Jackson starring mainly Elijah Wood, Ian McKellen, Liv Tyler, Viggo Mortensen, Sean Astin and many others great artists. It was released in December 2003. Being the third and final part of Lord of the Rings series it became one of all time favorites.
The movie is based upon the novel of J.R.R Tolkien’s second and third volume of the Lord of the Rings. After its release, it became the hit in no time and has won all the awards for which it was nominated. In the Hollywood movies, there occurs the last confrontation of Evil and Good forces to win the control of the future. The destruction of the ring took place at Mordor by Frodo and Sam, the hobbits. The Stone city of Minas Tirith becomes the battlefield for Aragon and Sauron’s army in the movie.
8. Pulp Fiction
Pulp fiction was released in September, 1994 and since then it is maintaining its position in the hit Hollywood movies of all times. The movie was directed by Quentin Tarantino and produced by Lawrence Bender. The movie starred John Travolta as the leading man along with the co artists Samuel L. Jackson and Uma Thurman. Harvey Keitel, Tim Roth, Amanda Plummer and many others are included in the movie.
It is basically a comedy crime Hollywood movie whose story was written by Roger Avary and Tarantino. The movie has been directed in a stylish manner that is based on the story of mobsters in Los Angeles, minor criminals and a briefcase around which the Hollywood movie revolves. It has been inspired from crime novels like pulp magazines and is considered as one of the best written storyline of all times.
7. One of the Hit Hollywood Movies is Titanic
One of the blockbusters, Titanic was directed by James Cameron and was released in November 1997. It is a romantic cum action Hollywood movie that basically revolves around the event of sinking of the ship RMS Titanic. The movie was one high budgeted movie of its time and reached the peak of success. It became the first film to reach billion dollar mark and has won many awards up to now.
The leading characters were being played by Leonardo DiCaprio as Jack and Kate Winslet as Rose. Both of them belong to the different classes and status but fall in love. The ship met its fate of maiden voyage at the end of the movie. Cameron made this movie owing to his fascination and interest in shipwreck. He added a love story in the movie to attach emotions with the movie.
Casablanca was one of the all time hit Hollywood movies that was released in November 1942 that was directed by Michael Curtiz and has won many awards until now. The story was taken from a stage play of Joan Alison and Murray Burnett. The main stars in the movie were Humphrey Bogart, Paul Henreid and Ingrid Bergman.
The movie was released during the Second World War and revolves around an American expatriate who is the owner of a nightclub in the city Casablanca and gain fame along with his wife. The other main character, Laszlo, was a rebel and needed to go out of the country with the help of the couple.
5. The Dark Knight
The crime and drama film, The Dark Knight was released in October 2008. One of the best Hollywood movies was directed by Christopher Nolan and produced by Emma Thomas and Charles Roven Along with Nolan. It was the second part of series of Dark Knight Trilogy. The movie has received many awards.
Starring Christian Bale as the leading character, Bruce Wayne, the Batman, along with other main artists Michael Caine, Heath Ledger, Morgan Freeman and Gary Oldman the movie was a blockbuster. It basically described the criminal activities going on in Gotham city behind which was the mastermind, Joker. Batman along with Gordon and Harvey Dent organize an alliance to bring Joker to an end.
4. Forrest Gump
Forrest Gump was released in June 1994 under the direction of Robert Zemeckis and was based on a novel Forrest Gump written by Winston Groom. This is one of the best Hollywood movies was produced by Wendy Finerman, Steve Starkey and Steve Tisch. It was an American romantic cum comedy cum drama movie.
Tom Hanks as the leading character, along with Robin Wright, Mykelti Williamson, Gary Sinise and many others. The story of this Hollywood movie revolves around a Forest Gump and several decades of his life, superficially slow witted but a good hearted man. The movie is one of the best Hollywood movies and has been awarded many awards.
3. Schindler’s List
The Hollywood movie, Schindler’s list was released in November 1993 and is among all time hit Hollywood movies. The movie was directed by Steven Spielberg who also produced the movie along with other produced by Branko Lustig, Gerald R. Molen and Lew Rywin. The screenplay was given by Steven Zaillian.
The movie depicts the Second World War and was based upon a book written by Thomas Keneally, Schindler’s Ark in the year 1982. The movie stars Liam Neeson as the leading character along with Ben Kingsley and Ralph Fiennes. The story describes the life of a businessman who did a great work to save the lives of thousands of Jews and made them work in his factory. The list in the movie was basically the list of Jews he wanted to save.
2. The Shawshank Redemption
Without any doubt the one of the best Hollywood movies of all times is Shawshank Redemption. It was released in September 1994. The movie was directed and written by Frank Darabont and produced by Marvin. The movie was adapted from Stephen King novella Rita Hayworth and Shawshank Redemption.
The movie stars Tim Robbins and Morgan Freeman as leading characters. The story revolves around the life of Andy Dufresne who was a banker and was sentenced to life owing to the murder of his wife even he was declared innocent. During his stay at Shawshank State Penitentiary he earned money and brought changes there and ended up breaking the prison.
1. The Godfather
The Godfather is one of the hit Hollywood movies of all times, which was released back in time in March 1972. The great movie was directed by Francis Ford Coppola and produced by Albert S. Ruddy. It was basically a crime drama movie and screenplay was given by Coppola and Mario Puzo. The main leading roles of the movie were played by Marlon Brando along with Al Pacino.
It was based on the novel of same name written by Mario Puzo. The storyline revolves around the transformation of a reluctant Michael Corleone into a mafia boss. The movie has been regarded as the greatest film in world cinema and was considered as one of the influential Hollywood movies. The Godfather was followed by two sequels, one released in 1974 and other in 1990 that also gained the same success.