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Right when I was wondering what I could post about to go in between looks at Mystery Science Theater 3000 episodes, [livejournal.com profile] ladyaeryn came to the rescue. Of course, to some extent it does reveal my broad stretches of cultural illiteracy...

100 Top Grossing Movies (adjusted for inflation)

Bold what you've seen, underline what you own. I've italicized those I've only seen part of the way through.

1 Gone with the Wind
2 Star Wars
3 The Sound of Music
4 E.T.: The Extra-Terrestrial
5 The Ten Commandments
6 Titanic
7 Jaws
8 Doctor Zhivago
9. The Exorcist
10 Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs
11 101 Dalmatians
12 The Empire Strikes Back
13 Ben-Hur
14 Return of the Jedi
15 The Sting
16 Raiders of the Lost Ark
17 Jurassic Park
18 The Graduate
19 Star Wars: Episode I - The Phantom Menace
20 Fantasia
21 The Godfather
22 Forrest Gump
23 Mary Poppins
24 The Lion King
25 Grease
26 The Dark Knight
27 Thunderball
28 The Jungle Book
29 Sleeping Beauty
30 Shrek 2
31 Ghostbusters
32 Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid
33 Love Story
34 Spider-Man
35 Independence Day
36 Home Alone
37 Pinocchio
38 Cleopatra (1963)
39 Beverly Hills Cop
40 Goldfinger
41 Airport
42 American Graffiti
43 The Robe
44 Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man's Chest
45 Around the World in 80 Days
46 Bambi
47 Blazing Saddles
48 Batman
49 The Bells of St. Mary's
50 The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King
51 The Towering Inferno
52 Spider-Man 2
53 My Fair Lady
54 The Greatest Show on Earth
55 National Lampoon's Animal House
56 The Passion of the Christ
57 Star Wars: Episode III - Revenge of the Sith
58 Back to the Future
59 The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers
60 The Sixth Sense
61 Superman
62 Tootsie
63 Smokey and the Bandit
64 Finding Nemo
65 West Side Story
66 Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone
67 Lady and the Tramp
68 Close Encounters of the Third Kind
69 Lawrence of Arabia
70 The Rocky Horror Picture Show
71 Rocky
72 The Best Years of Our Lives
73 The Poseidon Adventure
74 The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring
75 Twister
76 Men in Black
77 The Bridge on the River Kwai
78 It's a Mad, Mad, Mad, Mad World
79 Swiss Family Robinson (1960)
80 One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest
81 M.A.S.H.
82 Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom
83 Star Wars: Episode II - Attack of the Clones
84 Mrs. Doubtfire
85 Aladdin
86 Ghost
87 Duel in the Sun
88 Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl
89 House of Wax (1953)
90 Rear Window
91 The Lost World: Jurassic Park
92 Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade
93 Spider-Man 3
94 Terminator 2: Judgment Day
95 Sergeant York
96 How the Grinch Stole Christmas (I'm assuming they mean the live-action and not the animated short.)
97 Toy Story 2
98 Top Gun
99 Shrek
100 Shrek the Third

It's kind of interesting to notice the older films on the list, particularly those not near the top.

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