Delusions of Grandeur

Posted on: July 31, 2004

I saw this on ljmemes and decided to go through and do it myself. The idea is to see how many of the top grossing movies of all time you’ve seen as compared with how many of the movies that are for whatever reason considered the greatest movies of all time.

1. Titanic (1997)
2. Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King, The (2003)
3. Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone (2001)
4. Star Wars: Episode I – The Phantom Menace (1999)
5. Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers, The (2002)
6. Jurassic Park (1993)
7. Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets (2002)
8. Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring, The (2001) (but I didn’t see this one in the theater, in fact, didn’t see it until the extended edition had been out on DVD for like a month)
9. Finding Nemo (2003)
10. Independence Day (1996)
11. Spider-Man (2002)
12. Star Wars (1977) (wasn’t alive when this came out in the theaters…finally saw it in like 1994 while spending a summer at my grandparents house)
13. Lion King, The (1994)
14. E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial (1982)(another one I didn’t see in the theaters..I was two for crying out loud. I’m also one of like three people in the entire world who didn’t like this movie)
15. Matrix Reloaded, The (2003) (I own this on DVD but still haven’t seen it…I was too disappointed in the second one….in fact we only own it because seth hates having incomplete collections)
16. Shrek 2 (2004)
17. Forrest Gump (1994)
18. Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban (2004)
19. Sixth Sense, The (1999)
20. Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl (2003)
21. Star Wars: Episode II – Attack of the Clones (2002)
22. Lost World: Jurassic Park, The (1997)
23. Passion of the Christ, The (2004)
24. Men in Black (1997)
25. Star Wars: Episode VI – Return of the Jedi (1983) (again, not one I saw in the theaters…saw it the same time I saw the other two)
26. Armageddon (1998)
27. Mission: Impossible II (2000)
28. Home Alone (1990) (not in the theater)
29. Star Wars: Episode V – The Empire Strikes Back (1980) (see all the other messages about this series)
30. Monsters, Inc. (2001) (didn’t see in the theater, but bought the dvd and love this movie)
31. Day After Tomorrow, The (2004)
32. Ghost (1990)
33. Terminator 2: Judgment Day (1991) (didn’t see in the theater and I actually saw this before I saw the first one)
34. Spider-Man 2 (2004)
35. Aladdin (1992)

36. Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade (1989) (we own this on dvd too, but I still haven’t seen all of it)
37. Twister (1996)
38. Toy Story 2 (1999)
39. Troy (2004)
40. Saving Private Ryan (1998)
41. Jaws (1975) (obviously didn’t see this in the theater considering I was born in ’80)
42. Pretty Woman (1990) (another one I didn’t see in theaters…but what a classic:) )
43. Bruce Almighty (2003)
44. Matrix, The (1999)
45. Gladiator (2000) (saw it when it came out on dvd)
46. Shrek (2001)
47. Mission: Impossible (1996)
48. Pearl Harbor (2001) (didn’t see this one until fairly recently…don’t feel like I was missing much)
49. Ocean’s Eleven (2001)
50. Last Samurai, The (2003)
51. Tarzan (1999)
52. Men in Black II (2002)
53. Die Another Day (2002) (another one we own that I haven’t seen….I’m not sure seth has watched it yet either….)
54. Dances with Wolves (1990)
55. Matrix Revolutions, The (2003)
56. Cast Away (2000)
57. Mrs. Doubtfire (1993) (not in theater)
58. Mummy Returns, The (2001)
59. Terminator 3: Rise of the Machines (2003)
60. Mummy, The (1999)
61. Batman (1989) yes, I know….how can I have not seen the entirety of this movie, but the truth is it’s simply too dark for me, I can’t see what’s going on half the time and that bothers me
62. Rain Man (1988)
63. Bodyguard, The (1992)
64. Signs (2002) didn’t see it until it came out on dvd and was fine when I watched it, but then I was stupid enough to watch the special features and saw all the things I had managed to avoid seeing when I watched the movie and spent the next three weeks having nightmares
65. X2 (2003)
66. Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves (1991)
67. Gone with the Wind (1939) quite obviously I didn’t see this one in theaters
68. Raiders of the Lost Ark (1981)
69. Grease (1978) check the date
70. Ice Age (2002) didn’t see this one in theaters either
71. Beauty and the Beast (1991) nor this one, but I own the dvd
72. Godzilla (1998)
73. What Women Want (2000)
74. Fugitive, The (1993)
75. True Lies (1994) saw it when it came out on video, own it now
76. Die Hard: With a Vengeance (1995) the only die hard movie I’ve actually seen, although we own all of them
77. Notting Hill (1999)
78. Jurassic Park III (2001)
79. There’s Something About Mary (1998) I don’t remember if I saw this in the theater
80. Planet of the Apes (2001)
81. Flintstones, The (1994) definitely didn’t see this one while it was in the theaters
82. Toy Story (1995)
83. Minority Report (2002) waited for dvd, but after seeing it, wish I had seen it on the big screen, bet it was cool
84. Bug’s Life, A (1998)
85. Exorcist, The (1973)
86. My Big Fat Greek Wedding (2002) saw it after it came out on dvd
87. Basic Instinct (1992)
88. World Is Not Enough, The (1999) we own this one too
89. GoldenEye (1995) and this one
90. Back to the Future (1985) although I didn’t see all of it until fairly recently…a fact that I’m sure disgusts Angela
91. Se7en (1995)
92. Who Framed Roger Rabbit (1988)
93. Hannibal (2001)
94. Deep Impact (1998)
95. Dinosaur (2000)
96. Pocahontas (1995)
97. Tomorrow Never Dies (1997)
98. Top Gun (1986) didn’t see this until after my senior year of high school….which angela is quite fond of making fun of
99. How the Grinch Stole Christmas (2000)
100. Catch Me If You Can (2002)

1. Toy Story 2
2. Bus 174
3. The Taste of Others
4. The Beatles – A Hard Day’s Night
5. The Sweet Hereafter
6. Amadeus
7. The Godfather
8. The Wizard of Oz
9. Battle of Algiers
10. Alien
11. Rear Window
12. The Good, the Bad and the Ugly
13. The Third Man
14. Psycho
15. Blood Simple
16. This Is Spinal Tap
17. Apocalypse Now
18. Sunset Boulevard
19. Sense and Sensibility I LOVE this movie….it’s what made me reevaluate my opinion of Hugh Grant
20. Vertigo
21. Toy Story
22. Singin’ in the Rain
23. The Player
24. Dr. Strangelove or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb
25. Taxi Driver
26. North by Northwest
27. Who Framed Roger Rabbit?
28. Unforgiven
29. The Last Waltz
30. The Evil Dead
31. The Umbrellas of Cherbourg
32. Secret of Roan Inish
33. Yana’s Friends
34. Aliens
35. The Decalogue Box Set
36. Red
37. The Winslow Boy
38. Citizen Kane you know the AFI defines this as the greatest movie of all time, I strongly disagree
39. One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest
40. The Philadelphia Story
41. The Adventures of Robin Hood
42. Pepe Le Moko
43. The Crying Game
44. The Manchurian Candidate
45. Network
46. On the Waterfront
47. The Princess Bride
48. Rosemary’s Baby
49. Seven Samurai
50. Insomnia
51. Manito
52. Marooned in Iraq
53. Halloween
54. Airplane!
55. Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid
56. Do the Right Thing
57. A Fish Called Wanda
58. Fantasia
59. The Godfather Part II
60. Sweet Smell of Success
61. The Terminator
62. Remains of the Day
63. Blue
64. Sound & Fury
65. Hukkle
66. An American in Paris
67. Big
68. A Clockwork Orange
69. Deliverance
70. Four Weddings and a Funeral oh how I wish I could erase this movie from my mind
71. The Treasure of the Sierra Madre
72. Rashomon
73. Boyz N the Hood
74. Human Resources
75. Blade Runner – The Director’s Cut
76. All About Eve
77. The Breakfast Club
78. Chinatown
79. The Discreet Charm of the Bourgeoisie
80. Planes, Trains and Automobiles
81. Goldfinger
82. Modern Times
83. Raging Bull
84. Rocky
85. Wall Street
86. Wings of Desire
87. Before Sunrise
88. In the Line of Fire
89. Dark Days
90. Jenny Lamour
91. 12 Angry Men
92. Lolita
93. Jaws
94. Evil Dead 2: Dead by Dawn
95. Funny Girl
96. Heathers
97. Manhattan
98. Night of the Living Dead
99. A Streetcar Named Desire
100. To Kill a Mockingbird

I’ve seen all but 16 of the money makers(and I even saw a few of them two or three times) and only 24 of the classics….and most of those I’ve only seen parts of. Copy and paste the list and see where you fall. Bold the titles of the movies you’ve seen and italicize ones you seen part of, or are almost positive you’ve seen at some point but you can’t remember them at all. Enjoy 🙂 The top grossing movies list is from IMDB and the top rated movies list is from rotten tomatos


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