Highest-grossing non-series films

Many of the films on the list of highest-grossing movies are part of a series, and therefore in this list I made yesterday. Here are my comments on the ones that are left.

1. Avatar

  • The best ever use of 3D, it was amazing to see once on the big screen. On second viewing, the shortcomings of the story were more evident (especially if you play it with the Rifftrax audio).

2. Titanic

  • A good movie, possibly even great, but definitely not the best movie of 1997.

8. Frozen

  • A great movie — terrific music, fun characters, and an interesting story.

21. Alice in Wonderland

24. The Lion King

  • I haven’t seen it — I might watch it sometime. I saw the live show, though, which was amazing.

32. Finding Nemo

  • A great movie, close to a masterpiece.

46. Inception

  • A masterpiece — a science fiction movie you have to pay careful attention to.

48. Independence Day

  • A bad movie. My favourite part was Brent Spiner’s character.

If you adjust for inflation, you get a different list. Here are my comments on the ones that aren’t on the other lists.

1. Gone with the Wind

  • Even though it’s very old, it’s worth watching.

5. The Sound of Music

6. E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial

  • It was great when I was a kid but now it’s mediocre.

7. The Ten Commandments

8. Doctor Zhivago

  • I haven’t seen it but I might sometime.

9. Jaws

  • A great movie, which is fun as long as you don’t take shark attacks too seriously.

10. Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs

  • I’m familiar with the story but I’m not sure if I’ve actually seen it — if I have, it was a long time ago.

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