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Top grossing movies (as of 2003) adjusted for inflation (from Leonard, xv)
Gone with the Wind (1939)
Star Wars (1977)
The Sound of Music (1965)
ET: The Extra-terrestrial (1982)
The Ten Commandments (1956)
The Titanic (1997)
Jaws (1975)
Doctor Zhivago (1965)
The Exorcist (1973)
Snow White and the Seven Dwarves (1937)


top five (or so) lists from my class (spring 2012)

E. A.
Fiddler on the Roof
You’ve Got Mail
The Uninvited
A Walk to Remember
Return to Me
 
C. W.
Gladiator
Blood Diamond
Black Hawk Down
Casino Royale
Saving Private Ryan
 
E. A.
The Princess Bride Joyeux Noel
Schindler’s List
Catch me if you can
Only You
A. K.
Count of Monte Cristo
It’s a Wonderful Life
3:10 to Yuma (2007)
The Prestige
Memento
Les Miserables (1998)
Despicable Me
Hot Rod

W. P.
I-Spy (2002)
The Departed
Four Brothers
Starsky and Hutch (2004)
Napoleon Dynamite
N. B.
A Walk to Remember
V for Vendeta
The Boondock Saints
27 Dresses
Friends with Benifits
 
C. R.
Rocky Horror Picture Show (1975)
Cannibal Holocaust (1980)
Dawn of the Dead (1978)
Amityville Horror (1979)
Any Friday the 13th movie


top five (or so) lists from my class (fall 2011)
C. F.
Rocky
The Return of the King
Stranger than Fiction
The Truman Show
August Rush
 
G. K.
You've Got Mail
Titanic
It's a Wonderful Life
A Walk to Remember
The Wizard of Oz
Beauty and the Beast
It Happened One Night
Legally Blond
 
T. B.
Source Code
Fiddler on the Roof
It Happened One Night
Seven Brides for Seven Brothers (musical)
Lawrence of Arabia
Gladiator
Singin' in the Rain
Independence Day
Beauty and the Beast
It's a Wonderful Life
Monster's Inc.
 
G. M.
Matrix
Equilibrium
12 Angry Men
The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance
Rocketman
 
V. W.
The Lord of the Rings trilogy
Star Wars (the original trilogy)
Bridesmaids
Back to the Future
Seven Pounds
 
S. B.
Shawshank Redemption
Its a Wonderful Life
The Natural
Rocky 2
Godfather Part 2
 
S. C.
There Will Be Blood
American Beauty
Black Swan
Revolutionary Road
Magnolia
C. S.
The Graduate
Changeling
The Pianist
Chocolat
Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind
 
D. R.
I'm Gonna Get u Sucker
The Five Heartbeats
There's Something About Mary
Life is Beautiful
The Great Debaters
The Day the Earth Stood Still (original black and white version)
Two Brothers
The Third Man
Casablanca
 
V. R.
Iron Giant
Pirates of the Caribbean: Curse of the Black Pearl
Shrek
Chronicles of Narnia: Lion, Witch, Wardrobe
Home Alone 2: Lost in New York
 
D. D.
Mr. Smith Goes to Washington
All About Eve
Manchurian Candidate (1962)
Schindler's List
Star Wars, Episode V, The Empire Strikes Back
Singin’ in the Rain
 
K. L.
The Wedding Singer
Elf
Pleasantville
Penelope
Ever After

H. D.
Amelie
The Graduate
Strangers on a Train
It's a Wonderful Life
Midnight in Paris
East of Eden
Tree of Life
The Age of Innocence
The Goonies
Another Woman
D. S.
It's a Wonderful Life
Casablanca
Arsenic and Old Lace
Rear Window
Les Miserables
 
E. F.
Peter Pan (2003)
To Save A Life
Final Fantasy: Advent Children
Summer Wars
Soul Surfer
Nightmare Before Christmas
Halloween (1978)
Taken
Underworld
 
R. B.
Atonement
Lord of the Rings series
Godfather Part 1 and 2
Everything is Illuminated
Batman: The Dark Knight
 
J. B.
Star Wars, Episode V, The Empire Strikes Back
Halloween (1978)
A Nightmare on Elm Street
Summer Wars
Captain America: The First Avenger
Batman: The Dark Knight
 
C.O.
Bullitt
White Christmas
Saving Private Ryan
Star Wars, Episode IV, A New Hope (1977)
Hot Fuzz
 
F. B.
Gladiator
Princess Bride
Forest Gump
Up
Pirates of the Caribbean: Curse of the Black Pearl

B. P.
Remember the Titans
The Great Escape
The Dirty Dozen
Lonesome Dove
Field of Dreams
Shawshank Redemption
The Last Crusade  


top five (or so) lists from my class (spring 2011)
S.P.
King's Speech
You've Got Mail
Mozart and the Whale
Martian Child
Mona Lisa Smile
 
A.K.
Sound of Music
Save the Last Dance
You've Got Mail
The Little Mermaid
Cinderella
Titanic
 
E.P.
Titanic
A Walk to Remember
10 Things I Hate About You
Harry Potter
Dirty Dancing
 
S.L.
Star Wars (IV-VI)
Juno
Forrest Gump
Across the Universe
Mr. Smith Goes to Washington

J.R.
Oceans 12
Tears of the Sun
Shrek
Muppets in Space
Commando
A.J.
The Curious Case of Benjamin Button
Jeremiah Johnson
A River Runs Through It
What About Bob
Forest Gump
 
J.O.
Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind
Memento
The Hudsucker Proxy
Little Miss Sunshine
Shutter Island
Miller's Crossing
The Science of Sleep
Rushmore
Inception
There Will Be Blood
 
J.W.
Ever After
August Rush
Pride and Prejudice
Some Kind of Wonderful
Never Been Kissed
 
J.H.
It’s a Wonderful Life
The Raiders of the Lost Ark
Forrest Gump
Back to the Future
Gladiator
Rocky
V for Vendetta
T.W.
Little Women
The Patriot
The Italian Job
A Little Princess (1995)
Dirty Dancing
 
D.H.
Taken
The Greatest Game Ever Played
Forgetting Sarah Marshall
The Hangover
2012
 
B.H.
Hotel Rwanda
Raising Helen
Hitch
Pursuit of Happiness

J.Z.
Gladiator
Batman “The Dark Knight”
Batman “Beginnings”
Tron (2010)
The Nightmare Before Christmas

C.H.
Up
3:10 to Yuma (2007)
No Country for Old Men
WALL-E.
Hellboy II: The Golden Army
The Shining


top five (or so) lists from my class (fall 2010)
J.C.
North and South (BBC version)
My Neighbor Totoro
Citizen Kane
The Good, the Bad and the Ugly
Beauty and the Beast
 
I.S.
Vertigo
Fargo
Magnolia
Blue Velvet
Night of the Living Dead
 
J.B.
Star Wars (original trilogy)
Indiana Jones- Raiders of the Lost Ark
The Dark Knight
The Bourne Trilogy
Spy Games

D.A.
The Patriot
Rocket Man
Batman Begins/Dark Knight
The Man Who Knew too Little
Indiana Jones the Last Crusade
Predator
Black Hawk down
What about Bob?
Star Wars
Lord of the Rings Trilogy
Flushed Away
L.O.
The Guardian
Return of the King
The Painted Veil
Little Women
Invictus
 
Z.W.
The Lord of the Rings (Trilogy)
Unbreakable
The Great Escape
The Dark Knight
Memento
 
J.M.
The Italian Job
The Proposal
Shawshank Redemption
The Book of Eli
Shooter
 
E.S.
Pride and Prejudice
Leap Year
The Holiday
Sweet Home Alabama
10 Things I Hate About You

T.G
Arlington Road
Truman Show
Shawshank Redemption
Man on Fire
Oh Brother Where Art Thou?
J.S.
The Little Rascals
Phantom of the Opera
Troy
Coal Miner's Daughter
Mermaids
Schindler's List
Pride and Prejudice (2006)
Cold Mountain
Life as a House
 
D.D.
The Godfather
The Dark Knight
Star Wars
Hotel Rwanda
The Godfather Part II
Schindler's List
Gladiator
Lawrence of Arabia
Casablanca
V for Vendetta

K.L.
Les Miserables
The Hangover
The Shawshank Redemption
Mean Girls
Dejavu
The Prestige
Despicable Me


top five (or so) lists from my class (spring 2008)

J.R.B.
Hoosiers
Stranger Than Fiction
Chocolat (with Johnny Depp and Juliette Binoche)
I Am Sam
A Beautiful Mind
Shrek
Braveheart
Mr Holland's Opus
Rocky/Rocky III
Napoleon Dynamite
 
M.L.
Brazil
The ORIGINAL Return of the Jedi
The Matrix
Can't Hardly Wait
Signs
Shawshank Redemption
Braveheart
Goonies
Gattaca
Fight Club
(Honorable Mention: Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind)
R.E.
The Matrix
Lord of the Rings (trilogy)
Titanic
Life as a House
Pride and Prejudice
(Honorable mention: Hoosiers, The Notebook, Notting Hill, Million Dollar Baby, Vita Bella, La, Atonement, Pulp Fiction, The Princess Bride, Star Wars [series])
 
P.M.
Chariots of Fire
Departed
Vertigo
Lord of the Rings: Return of the King
God's Must Be Crazy

D.B.
American History X
Pulp Fiction
Malcolm X
The Wedding Singer
The Matrix
L.Y.
The Mission
Infernal Affairs
Lord of the Rings: Fellowship of the Ring
The Odd Couple
Braveheart

R.M.
Lord of the Rings Trilogy
Beautiful Mind
Contact
Dead Poets Society
Arsenic and Old Lace

K.R.
Gone with the Wind
The Sixth Sense
Remains of the Day
The Mighty
Rear Window
Across the Universe
Lord of the Rings trilogy
all the Harry Potter movies
Moulin Rouge
Pride & Prejudice (w/ Colin Firth)

 
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