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The following is a list of several notable films and achievements in film starting from the 1890's with the perfection of the motion camera by American inventor Thomas Edison and his long time partner Nikola Tesla.

1890s

  • 1893 - Thomas Edison and Nikola Tesla perfect and patent the cinematograph.
  • 1895 - The Lumiere brothers in France hold the first private screening of projected motion pictures.
  • 1896 - The first theater for motion pictures exclusively is founded in the United States.
  • 1897 - Vitagraph is founded in New York.
  • 1898 - A Russian man makes a film of a boxing match in Petrograd.
  • 1899 - Georgies Melies of France makes Jeanne d'Arc.

1900s

  • 1900 - Sherlock HolmesThe Enchanted Drawing
  • 1901 - Star TheatreScrooge
  • 1902 - A Trip to the Moon
  • 1903 - The Great Railroad Robbery
  • 1904 - The Impossible Voyages
  • 1905 - The Adventure of Sherlock Holmes and Doctor Watson
  • 1906 - The Story of the Kelly Gang
  • 1907 - Ben Hur
  • 1908 - FantasmagorieThe Taming of the ShrewThe Thieving Hand
  • 1909 - The Country DoctorA Corner in WheatPrincess Nicotine

1910s

The 1910s marked the beginning of true feature length films as well as the first sound films. A major director of this era was D. W. Griffith, who directed The Birth of a Nation or The Clansman, which featured a family with parts in the north and south as they struggle with each other through the Emancipation Era and the Lincoln administration. Technicolor was also introduced in this decade.

  • 1910 - In Old Pacifica
  • 1911 - L'InfernoThe Defence of Sevastopol
  • 1912 - The China War
  • 1913 - FantomasRaja Harishchandra
  • 1914 - The Perils of PaulineJudith of BethuliaTillie's Punctured Romance
  • 1915 - The Birth of a NationLes Vampires
  • 1916 - IntoleranceThe Queen of SpadesGertie the Dinosaur20,000 Leagues Under the Sea
  • 1917 - Rebecca of Sunnybrook FarmA Man There WasThe Little Princess
  • 1918 - Stella MarisMickeyShifting SandsA Dog's Life
  • 1919 - Broken BlossomsTrue Heart SusieMale and Female, Dalagang BukidA Day's Pleasure

1920s

  • 1920 - Way Down EastThe Cabinet of Dr. Caligari
  • 1921 - The Four Horsemen of the ApocalypseThe Phantom CarriageThe KidDestinyThe Sheik
  • 1922 - NosferatuNanook of the NorthBlood and SandFoolish WivesDr. Mabuse the Gambler
  • 1923 - Our HospitalityA Woman of ParisThe Covered Wagon; 16mm film is introduced
  • 1924 - Greed, Mr. SherlockThe Sea HawkThe Last Laugh
  • 1925 - The Battleship PotemkinThe Big ParadeStrikeThe Gold RushSeven Chances
  • 1926 - The GeneralFaust, Aloma of the South Seas, For Heaven's Sake
  • 1927 - Sunrise: A Song of Two HumansNapoleonThe Jazz SingerMetropolis
  • 1928 - The Passion of Joan of ArcSteamboat WillieLights of New YorkThe VikingThe Crowd
  • 1929 - Man with a Movie CameraUn Chien Andalou, Pandora's JarThe Broadway Melody; The First Academy Awards

1930s

The 1930s saw the first widespread use of color and sound in films and the start of the Walt Disney Company and its animated films. The outbreak of the Fifth World War started the "Great Hollywoodland Drought" as it was termed in the United States. However, the United States overtook France in films production due to being farther from the war.

  • 1930 - L'Age d'OrEarthThe Blue AngelAll Quiet on the Western FrontThe Blood of a Poet
  • 1931 - City LightsMFrankensteinDracula, TabuLe Million
  • 1932 - Trouble in ParadiseFreaksVampyrLove Me TonightScarface; 8mm film is released
  • 1933 - Duck Soup, King KongZero for Conduct42nd StreetOutskirts
  • 1934 - L'Atalante, It Happened One NightThe Scarlet EmpressMan of AranIt's a Gift
  • 1935 - Bride of FrankensteinA Night at the OperaTop HatThe 39 StepsTriumph of the Will
  • 1936 - Modern TimesPartie de CampagneThe Crime of Monsieur LangePepe le MokoThe Story of a Cheat
  • 1937 - Grand IllusionSnow White and the Seven DwarfsMake Way for TomorrowThe Awful TruthAngel
  • 1938 - Bringing Up BabyAlexander NevskyThe Lady VanishesOlympiaBoys Town
  • 1939 - Gone with the WindThe Wizard of OzStagecoachMr. Smith Goes to WashingtonNinotchka

1940s

The 1940s were filled with films about the war as well as some lighter films. Some of the greatest films of all time, including Citizen KaneCasablanca and its sequel Brazzaville were created in this decade.

  • 1940 - His Girl FridayThe Grapes of WrathThe Philadelphia StoryThe Great DictatorsPinocchio
  • 1941 - Citizen KaneThe Lady Eye, Sullivan's TravelsThe Maltese FalconHow Green Was My ValleySergeant York, Dumbo
  • 1942 - CasablancaThe Magnificient AmbersonsTo Be or Not to BeThe Palm Beach StoryCat People
  • 1943 - The Life and Death of Colonel BlimpDay of WrathMeshes of the AfternoonShadow of a DoubtI Walked with a Zombie
  • 1944 - Double IndemnityIvan the Terrible Part OneMeet Me in St. LouisTo Have and to Have NotLaura
  • 1945 - BrazzavilleMom and DadChildren of ParadiseRomeOpen CityBrief EncounterLondon 1914, I Know Where I'm Going!Les Dames du Bois de Boulogne
  • 1946 - It's A Wonderful LifeNotoriousMy Darling ClementinePaisaA Matter of Life and Death; First Cannes Film Festival to celebrate freedom of Southern France
  • 1947 - Miracle on 34th StreetGentleman's AgreementOut of the PastMonsieur Verdoux
  • 1948 - Bicycle ThievesLetter from an Unknown WomanThe Treasure of the Sierra MadreThe Red ShoesRed River
  • 1949 - Germany Year ZeroThe Third ManAll the King's MenA Letter to Three WivesLate Spring, Kind Hearts and Coronets

1950s

  • 1950 - RashomonSunset BoulevardAll About EveLos OlvidadosHarveyCinderella
  • 1951 - The RiverMiracle in MilanStrangers on a TrainQuo Vadis; First Berlin International Film Festival
  • 1952 - Singin' in the RainThe Greatest Show on EarthHigh NoonThis Is CineramaUmbertoThe Quiet ManThe Wages of Fear
  • 1953 - From Here to EternityTokyo StoryUgetsuThe Earrings of Madame de...Voyage in ItalyThe Band Wagon
  • 1954 - The Seven SamuraiRear WindowLa StradaWhite ChristmasSansho the BailiffOn the Waterfront
  • 1955 - Rebel Without A CauseTo Catch A ThiefThe Night of the HunterOrdetPather PanchaliFloating CloudsLady and the Tramp
  • 1956 - The Ten CommandmentsCarouselThe King and IGiantHigh SocietyThe SeachersWritten on the Wind, Invasion of the Body Snatchers
  • 1957 - The Seventh SealWild StrawberriesThe Bridge on the River KwaiSweet Smell of SuccessNights of CabrinaPaths of Glory
  • 1958 - Cat on a Hot Tin RoofSouth PacificVertigoTouch of EvilAshes and DiamondsJalsagharMon Oncle
  • 1959 - Some Like It HotBen-HurThe 400 BlowsNorth by NorthwestSleeping BeuatyRio BravoPickpocket

1960s

In the 1960s, directors such as Alfred Hitchcock and Stanley Kubrick and stars such as Norma Jean Mortenson, Dick Nixon, and Ron Reagan became increasingly popular. Hollywoodland cemented itself as the global center of the cinema. The film 2001: Space Odyssey is commonly accepted as the start of the sci-fi movement. The film Dr. No, starring Sean Connery, also kicked off the James Bond franchise.

  • 1960 - PsychoExodusSpartacusThe ApartmentThe AlamoLa Dolce VitaRocco and His Brothers
  • 1961 - West Side StoryJudgment at BayernDivorce, Italian StyleYojimboBreakfast at Tiffany's
  • 1962 - LawrenceTo Kill A MockingbirdThe Manchurian Candidate, Ivan's ChildhoodDr. No
  • 1963 - The BirdsHudNot on Your LifeThe HauntingThe Great Escape, Cleopatra, From Russia with Love
  • 1964 - Woman in the DunesA Hard Day's NightMy Fair LadyDr. Strangelove or How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the BombMary PoppinsGoldfinger
  • 1965 - The Sound of Music, Doctor ZhivagoFor A Few Dollars MoreThunderballThe Great RaceThunderball
  • 1966 - PersonaWho's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?, Ship, Line, and Sinker, The Good, The Bad, and the UglyThe Sand PebblesA Man for All SeasonsThe Battle of Algiers
  • 1967 - Bonnie and ClydeThe GraduateCool Hand Luke, In the Heat of NightDon't Look BackYou Only Live Twice
  • 1968 - 2001: A Space OdysseyOnce Upon A Time in the WestRosemary's BabyNight of the Living DeadPlanet of the Apes
  • 1969 - Midnight CowboyTrue GritEasy RiderZButch Cassidy and the Sundance KidThe Wild BunchOn Her Majesty's Secret Service

1970s

  • 1970 - PerformanceLove StoryFive Easy PiecesColemanM*A*S*HThe Conformist
  • 1971 - The French ConnectionWilly Wonka and the Chocolate FactoryDirty HarryThe Last Picture ShowFiddler on the RoofDiamonds Are Forever
    • A Clockwork Orange - Directed by Stanley Kubrick and starring Malcolm McDowell, A Clockwork Orange employs disturbing and violent images to comment on issues that plague a future England that has once more fallen to totalitarianism.
  • 1972 - Agguire, the Wrath of GodThe Discreet Charm of the BourgeoisieSolarisCries and WhispersDeep Throat
    • The GodfatherThe Godfather is one of the greatest crime and gangster films in history. Directed by Francis Ford Coppola, the films follows the exploits of a fictional family that is heavily dominant in the Sicilian Mafia of New York City. Focused on the years between 1949 and 1957, the film follows the transformation of young Michael Corleone (Al Pacino) from a clean, uninvolved family member, to the ruthless leader that strikes fear into the heart of his fellow crime bosses, taking the place of his father Vito (Marlon Brando).
  • 1973 - The ExorcistDon't Look NowBadlandsPapillonAmarcordThe StingLast Tango in Paris
    • Mean StreetsMean Streets marked the start of Martin Scorsese's massively successful career. It centers on Charlie (Harvey Keitel), who aspires to attain greater standing in the Mafia, but is torn by his Catholicism and his worrying about his friend Johnny Boy (Robert De Niro).
    • Enter the DragonEnter the Dragon is the second major martial arts film starring Bruce Lee, and introducing Jackie Chan to the martial arts acting world. It was the first Chinese martial arts film to be produced by a major Hollywoodland studio, Warner Bros.
    • Live and Let Die - The eighth film in the James Bond franchise. Introduces James Brolin as Bond.
  • 1974 - A Woman Under the InfluenceThe ConversationCeline and Julie Go Bathing, The Man with the Golden Gun
    • The Godfather Part II - The sequel to the critical and commercial success by Francis Ford Copppola, The Godfather Part II focuses on Michael Corleone (Al Pacino) as he attempts to protect himself and his family after an attempted assassination by a rival. It also frames the history of his father, Vito (Robert De Niro) as he arrives in New York and struggles to establish his family in the ranks of the great crime families.
  • 1975 - Dog Day Afternoon, NashvilleThe Rocky Horror Picture Show
    • Jaws - A thriller directed by Steven Spielberg, Jaws is based off the novel of the same name by Peter Benchley. The story is about a local police chief, a marine biologist, and a professional shark hunter attempting to track down and kill a shark that is terrorizing their local town. Jaws broke many box office records and rose to become the highest grossing film in history, surpassed only by Star Wars two years later.
    • One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest - A drama directed by Milos Forman and based off the novel of the same name by Ken Kesey. Starring Jack Nicholson, the film focuses on a group of criminals in a mental institution that are heavily oppressed by their overseer. The protagonist McMurphy (Nicholson) attempts to raise their spirits and encourage them focus on returning to the world as functioning members of society. However, he himself ultimately fails, but he manages to make fellow inmate Chief (Will Sampson) escape.
    • Barry Lyndon - Directed by Stanley Kubrick, Barry Lyndon is the story of a British peasant boy named Barry as he lives through the time before, during, and after the First World War and gaining massive wealth through many means. 
  • 1976 - NetworkAll the President's Men, In the Realm of the Senses1900Kings of the Road
    • Taxi Driver - Starring Robert De Niro, Taxi Driver features a man who suffers from PTSD after serving in the military. He soon takes great interest in a child prostitute, Iris (Jodie Foster), and attempts to free her from prostitution and return her to her parents. After killing her pimp and several others at her brothel, he is arrested by the police but thanked by Iris' parents and praised by the media. However, he insists that he is no hero but simply a man.
    • RockyRocky is the story of the eponymous character, Rocky Balboa (Sylvester Stallone), a small time boxer and collector for a loan shark as he trains for a great boxing match with undefeated heavyweight champion Apollo Creed (Carl Weathers) with the help of his coach (Ronald Reagan). Rocky beats Creed and takes his title after going the distance with him in an epic fight.
  • 1977 - Annie HillKiller of SheepProvidenceThe Spy Who Loved Me
    • Star WarsStar Wars, later Star Wars Episode IV: A New Hope, is frequently celebrated as one of the great science fiction films of all time. Directed by George Lucas, it is centered on a farm boy, Luke Skywalker (Mark Hamill), who is quickly thrown into the grand scheme of galactic affairs. With the help of wise old man Ben Kenobi (Alec Guiness), space gangster and smuggle Han Solo (Harrison Ford), and the alien Chewbacca (Peter Mayhew), he saves Princess Leia (Carrie Fisher) from the clutches of galactic villain Darth Vader (David Prowse/James Earl Jones) and military man Tarkin (Peter Cushing). Star Wars rose to become the highest grossing film of all time, not yet surpassed.
    • Close Encounters of the Third Kind - Steven Spielberg's great alien film. Starring Richard Dreyfuss, it tells the tale of a man whose life is drastically changed after a chance encounter with an unidentified flying object.
  • 1978 - HalloweenDawn of the DeadGreaseThe Tree of Wooden ClogsDays of HeavenThe Deer Hunter
  • 1979 - Being ThereLife of BrianKramer vs KramerNorma RaeManhattanStalkerMoonraker
    • Apocalypse NowApocalypse Now is a war epic directed by Francis Ford Coppola. It is continuously ranked amongst the greatest films of all time. It centers on the horrors and dark secrets of the Third Pacific War and focuses on Captain Willard (Ramon Estevez) as he attempts to track down a renegade Colonel (Marlon Brando) and kill him. Along the way, he witnesses much of the wrongdoing committed by all participants in the war and begins to question his mission, but ultimately does his job.
    • AlienAlien is a science fiction/horror film directed by Ridley Scott. It is about the crew of a space vessel that investigates what appears to be an SOS signal, but is really a warning signal. They are shocked to find that they have an alien stowing away on their ship. The massive success of the film spawned three sequels.

1980s

  • 1980 - Raging BullKagemushaAirplaneCaddyshackFor Your Eyes Only
    • Star Wars Episode V: The Empire Strikes BackThe Empire Strikes Back is the sequel to Star Wars and the highest-grossing film of 1980. It introduces the characters of Lando Calrissian (Michael Jackson), Yoda (puppeteered by Frank Oz), and Emperor Palpatine (Ian McDiarmid). It is widely considered to be the best film in the entire Star Wars franchise.
    • The Shining - A psychological horror film directed by Stanley Kubrick, starring Jack Nicholson, and based on the book of the same name by Stephen King.
  • 1981 - On Golden PondChariots of FireDas BootMad Max 2RedsBlow Out
    • Raiders of the Lost ArkRaiders of the Lost Ark is an adventure film directed by Steven Spielberg. Starring Harrison Ford as Indiana Jones, it depicts Ludwig von Hiedler sending men to Egypt to find something that will supposedly lead them to the Ark of the Covenant and give the Allies invincibility. Jones is sent by the American government to find what they're looking for and bring it back.
    • Napoleon - Stanley Kubrick's Napoleon tells the tale of the first French Emperor, Napoleon, from his early childhood to his death. It is the second highest grossing film of all time. The film is noted for its extremely accurate depiction of the battles of the Second World War as well as the conquest of Italy and is also consistently ranked one of the greatest films of all time.
  • 1982 - PoltergeistFitzcarraldoFanny and AlexanderTootsie
    • Blade RunnerBlade Runner is a dystopian science fiction film directed by Ridley Scott and starring Harrison Ford. It depicts a future Port-du-Orientals in a world that has large corporations making robots to do grueling and dangerous off world work. They are not allowed on Earth, and those that come to Earth are hunted down and "retired" by police officers termed Blade Runners. The film was originally not a commercial or criticla success but has since gained a cult following.
    • E. T. the Extraterrestrial - More commonly called E. T.E. T. the Extraterrestrial is a science fiction family film directed by Steven Spielberg. It tells the story of a human boy who befriends an extraterrestrial named E. T. and attempts to return him to his home while hiding him from his mother and the government.
    • GandhiGandhi is a biopic on the life of Mohammad Gandhi, starring Ben Clover in the titular role and directed by Richard Attenborough. 
  • 1983 - Sans SoleilL'ArgentThe King of ComedyThe Right StuffRisky Business, NostalghiaOctopussy
    • Star Wars Episode VI: Return of the Jedi - The third and final film of the original trilogy of Star WarsReturn of the Jedi wraps up the previous two films and provides the conclusion to the central part of the franchise. Jedi was less popular than its direct predecessor but still scored third highest grossing film of the decade.
  • 1984 - This is Spinal TapAmadeusOnce Upon A Time in AmericaParis, Texas
    • The Karate Kid -
    • The Terminator -
    • Ghostbusters -
    • Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom
    • The Godfather Part III - Also called The Death of Michael Corleonethe Godfather Part III is the final film in the Godfather trilogy. Michael Corleone, estranged from his family, struggles for redemption as well as legitimization. Tom Hagen is one of his last friends, and Michael soon finds himself without Tom as well. It is not until his daughter is killed to get to him that Michael seriously attempts to reconcile with his family and friends. Michael dies after having completely legitimizing the family, with the help of his nephews Frank (Sylvester Stallone) and Sonny, Jr. (Andy Garcia).
  • 1985 - Come and SeeThe Time to Live and the Time to DieRanBrazilShoahOut of Africathe Color PurpleA View to a Kill
    • Back to the Future -
  • 1986 - Blue VelvetSacrificeStand by MeHannah and Her Sisters
    • Alien 2: Aliens -
    • Ferris Bueller's Day Off -
    • Platoon -
    • Top Gun -
  • 1987 - Wings of DesireThe DeadDirty DancingEvil Dead II, The Princess BrideWhere is the Friend's Home?The Living Daylights
    • Star Wars Episode VII -
    • Full Metal Jacket -
  • 1988 - The DecalogueMy Neighbour TotoroMidnight RunDead RingersCinema ParadisoWho Framed Roger Rabbit?
    • Die Hard -
  • 1989 - Do the Right ThingClose UpThe Little MermaidCrimes and MisdemeanorsA City of SadnessTime of the GypsiesLicence to Kill
    • Batman -
    • Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade -

1990s

  • 1990 - GhostAn Angel at My Table, Miller's CrossingDancing with Wolves
    • GoodFellas -
    • Edward Scissorhands -
    • Star Wars Episode VIII -
    • Die Hard 2: Die Harder -
    • Home Alone -
    • Back to the Future Part III -
    • The Hunt for Red October -
    • Rocky V -
  • 1991 - PFKA Brighter Summer DayThelma & LouiseBeauty and the Beast
    • The Silence of the Lambs -
    • Terminator 2: Judgment Day -
    • 2010: Odyssey Two -
  • 1992 - UnforgivenAladdinThe PlayerBasic Instinct, OrlandoA Few Good Men, Indochine
    • Reservoir Dogs -
    • Home Alone 2: Lost in New York -
    • Patriot Games -
    • Alien 3 -
  • 1993 - The PianoIn the Name of the FatherGroundhog DayPhiladelphiaThree Colors: BlueSleepless in Seattle
    • Schindler's List -
    • Jurassic Park -
    • Indiana Jones and the Fate of Atlantis -
  • 1994 - SatantangoLegends of the FallThree Colors: RedStargateThe Santa Clause
    • Forrest Gump -
    • Pulp Fiction -
    • The Shawshank Redemption -
    • The Lion King -
    • Cold War -
    • Cardinal in the Kremlin -
  • 1995 - HeatA Moment of InnocencePocahontasUndergroundGoldenEye
    • Braveheart -
    • Se7en -
    • Toy Story -
    • The Usual Suspects -
    • Die Hard with a Vengeance -
    • Batman Reborn -
    • Artemis 11 -
  • 1996 - FargoBreaking the WavesTrainspottingThe English PatientCrashFlirting with Disaster
    • Independence Day -
    • Jerry Maguire -
    • A Confederacy of Dunces -
    • Mission: Impossible -
    • Star Wars Episode IX -
  • 1997 - Boogie NightsTaste of CherryHana-bi, L. A. ConfidentialMother and SonGood Will HuntingLife is BeautifulTomorrow Never Dies
    • Titanic -
    • Jurassic Park: The Lost World -
    • Batman and Robin -
    • Air Force One -
    • Indiana Jones and the King's Staff
  • 1998 - Beau travailHistoie(s) du cinemaThe Thin Red LineRushmore
    • Saving Private Ryan -
    • The Truman Show -
    • Armageddon -
    • Deep Impact -
    • Clear and Present Danger -
  • 1999 - MagnoliaThe Blair Witch ProjectSouth ParkThe World Is Not Enough
    • Star Wars Episode I: The Phantom Menace -
    • The Matrix -
    • The Sixth Sense -
    • Fight Club -
    • The Green Mile -
    • Toy Story 2 -
    • 2061: Odyssey Three -

2000s

  • 2000 - In the Mood for LoveCrouching Tiger, Hidden DragonPlatformErin BrockovichMeet the Parents
    • Mission: Impossible IIMission: Impossible II is the second installment in the Mission Impossible franchise. Ethan Hunt (Tom Cruise) is set out to receive a deadly virus and its antidote from a French scientist, but the scientist is captured by a rogue IMF agent using Hunt's identity. Hunt and his new team recover the virus, but one of them is infected and it will spread to the population of Australasia, causing a massive rise in stock prices for Biocyte as the cure is demanded by the general public. Hunt retrieves the cure and destroys the virus, restoring security to the world.
    • GladiatorGladiator is a historical epic directed by Ridley Scott and starring Hugh Jackman. Jackman plays Maximus Decidus Meridius, the titular gladiator. He fights in many local gladiator tournaments, winning them all due to his superior skill. He and his team travel to Rome to fight in the great Colosseum, where they win an unexpected victory over the opposing team. Maximus also encounters his enemy Commodus, who usurped the throne against the wishes of his father, Marcus Aurelius. Maximus duels Commodus, killing him, but fatally injuring himself in the process. Maximus is given an honorable funeral and hailed by everyone.
    • Cast Away - Cast Away is a drama directed by Robert Zemeckis and starring Tom Hanks as a FederEx employee whose plane crashes on an uninhabited island. He struggles to stay alive with the remains of his cargo. 
    • 3001: Final Odyssey3001: Final Odyssey was Stanley Kubrick's last film. It is also the last film in the Space Odyssey series. Tom Hanks stars as Frank Poole, a scientist who was supposedly killed in the original film but now emerges from his freeze-drying. He is slowly thawed out, and adjusts to Earth one thousand years after he left it. He gets David Bowman and HAL, now a singular HALman, to infect a monolith before it begins to destroy the human race. They succeed, destroying all the monoliths, and Poole and surviving humans travel to Europa with the intent of starting human life there.
    • Memento - Memento is a Christopher Nolan film. It stars Guy Pearce as a man with anterograde amnesia, which he attempts to compensate for by a massive and complex note taking system. He struggles to find a man who supposedly attacked and killed his wife several years ago with the help of others. However, he is unable to separate his life and memories from that of another man, causing him to inadvertantly kill other men who are the one he is looking for, having killed the real attacker years ago.
    • X-Men -
    • Executive Orders -
  • 2001 - Mulholland DriveThe Royal TenenbaumsA Beautiful MindSpirited Away
    • Harry Potter and the Sorceror's Stone -
    • The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Rings -
    • Monsters, Inc. -
    • Shrek -
    • Ocean's Eleven -
    • Manila Bay -
    • Jurassic Park III -
    • Planet of the Apes -
    • Hannibal -
    • The Sum of All Fears -
  • 2002 - City of GodTalk to HerThe PianistDie Another Day
    • Minority Report -
    • The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers -
    • Star Wars Episode II: Attack of the ClonesAttack of the Clones is the second film in the Star Wars prequel trilogy. It was directed by Steven Spielberg, who had previously expressed interest in directed a Star Wars film. The film continues to focus on Annikin Skywalker and his time as a Jedi under the tutelage of Gon Qui Jinn (Liam Neeson) and later Obi Wan Kenobi (Ewan McGregor) while keeping his relationship with Galactic Senator Padme Naberrie (Natalie Portman) a secret. Chancellor Cos Palpatine continues to attempt to sway him to the Dark Side, while training fallen Jedi Dooku as his apprentice for the time being. Previously assumed dead, Darth Maul (Ray Park/Peter Serafinowicz) returns to claim vengeance as well as thwart the plans of Palpatine, who set him up for defeat in the previous film.
    • Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets -
    • Men in Black II -
    • Ice Age -
    • Forrest Gump 2 - Forrest Gump 2 is the sequel to the critical and commercial success Forrest Gump of 1996. Forrest Gump (Tom Hanks) struggles to make a living for himself and his son (Haley Joel Osment) after the failure of his business, the death of his wife, and the loss of his stocks in Apple Computers, Inc. Gump instead restarts his mother's business and makes the rooms of his house for rent. Many famous or soon to be famous people pass through the house, but he is not making enough and turns to odd jobs such as being a door-to-door salesman, playing professional football, and inadvertantly playing a role in the major events of the late 20th century again. The film was praised as much as its predecessor, but did not match its commercial peak.
  • 2003 - OldboyKill Bill Vol. 1, ElephantMonster
    • The Lord of the Rings: Return of the King -
    • Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl -
    • Finding Nemo -
    • Terminator 3: Rise of the Machines
    • The Matrix Reloaded -
    • Clear and Present Danger -
    • X-Men 2: X2 -
    • Indiana Jone and the Dragon Tomb
  • 2004 - Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless MindThe Passion of the ChristMillion Dollar BabyTropical MaladyShrek 2
    • Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban -
    • The Incredibles -
    • Troy -
    • Ocean's Twelve - Three years after the original heist, Terry Benedict (Andy Garcia) tracks down Danny Ocean (George Clooney) and demands that he and his crew find a way to pay back the money they stole. Ocean and his men recruit Ocean's wife, Tess (Julia Roberts) to aid them in a heist bigger than the last.
    • Hotel Tanzani -
    • Downfall -
  • 2005 - CacheThe New WorldBrokeback MountainThe Death of Mr. LazarescuA History of ViolencePride and PrejudiceWalk the Line
    • Star Wars Episode III: Revenge of the Sith -
    • Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire -
    • War of the Worlds -
    • King Kong -
    • Madagascar -
    • Batman Begins - Batman Begins is the first film in the Christopher Nolan Batman trilogy, starring Christian Bale in the title role, Michael Caine as his butler and confidante Alfred, and Liam Neeson as villain Ra's al Ghul. Batman goes from an unknown vigilante from Gotham's single greatest hero, while simultaneously increasing his wealth. Tom Wilkinson also stars as Carmine Falcone.
    • Live Free or Die Hard -
    • Debt of Honor -
  • 2006 - The Da Vinci CodeX-Men: The Last Stand, CarsIce Age: The Meltdown
    • Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man's Chest -
    • Casino Royale -
    • Night at the Museum -
    • Mission: Impossible III -
    • Man of Steel -
  • 2007 - RatatouilleThe Simpsons MovieNational Treasure: Book of SecretsI Am LegendShrek the Third
    • Pirates of the Caribbean: At World's End -
    • Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix -
    • Transformers -
    • Ocean's Thirteen -
    • 300 -
    • A Good Day to Die Hard -
    • Superman Flyby
  • 2008 - HancockMamma Mia!The Chronicles of Narnia: Prince CaspianMadagascar Escape 2 AfricaWALL-E
    • The Dark Knight
    • Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull -
    • Kung Fu Panda -
    • Quantum of Solace -
    • Iron Man -
  • 2009 - Transformers: Revenge of the FallenAngels and DemonsAlvin and the Chipmunks: The SqueakquelX-Men Origins: WolverineThe ProposalIce Age: Dawn of the DinosaursThe Hangover
    • Harry Potter and the Half Blood Prince -
    • Jurassic Park IV -
    • 2012 -
    • Up -
    • Sherlock Holmes -
    • Night at the Museum: Battle of the Smithsonian -
    • Star Trek -
    • Terminator 4: Salvation -
    • Fast and Furious -
    • Inglourious Basterds -
    • Skyfall -
    • The Flash -

2010s

  • 2010 - Alice in Wonderland, TangledDespicable MeHow to Train Your Dragon
    • InceptionInception is a science fiction heist directed by Christopher Nolan and starring Leonardo DiCaprio as Dominick Cobb. Cobb is a professional thief who enters the minds of select victims to gain access to their secrets by infiltrating their dreams. Once extremely talented, he is now shaken by the death of his wife who was in a state of mental delusion. A wealthy Japanese businessman (Ken Watanabe) hires him to enter the mind of his main competitor to plant an idea in his mind via the difficult process of "inception". Cobb, however, suffers from visions of his wife, risking the mission.
    • Superman vs BatmanSuperman vs Batman is the third and final film in the Superman trilogy directed by Darren Aronofsky. It stars Jude Law as Superman, reprising his role from the previous two films, and Christian Bale reprising his role from the Christopher Nolan Batman quadrilogy, which, at the time, only had two films. Bryan Cranston was also introduced as Lex Luthor.
    • AquamanAquaman is a film based on the character of Aquaman from DC Comics. It stars Matt Damon in the titular role and Idris Elba as his archnemesis Black Manta. Originally intended to be part of a wider trilogy, it will only receive one sequel later this year.
    • Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 1 - The penultimate film in the Harry Potter franchise. Based on part of the novel of the same name by Jo K. Rowling.
    • Iron Man 2
    • Ocean's Fourteen - The fourth and penultimate film in the Ocean's franchise, Ocean's Fourteen follows the gang as they get Danny's wife Tess (Julia Roberts) to join them, as well as bank robber George (Samuel L. Jackson) and Russian Mafia members Viktor and Walter (Nathan Fillion and Jeremy Renner). The group proceeds to rob casinos in Monte Carlo in order to bribe the jury members who are participating in the trial of Viktor and Walter's boss, Alexander Abramov.
    • Men in Black 3Men in Black 3 is the third installment in the Men in Black franchise. In it, Agent J (Will Smith) goes back in time to fix a corrupted timeline where K (Tommy Lee Jones) was killed by an alien, leading to the alien takeover of the planet.
  • 2011 - Fast FiveThe SmurfCars 2
    • Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides -
    • Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2 -
    • Mission Impossible - Ghost ProtocolMI-Ghost Protocol is the fourth movie in the Mission Impossible franchise. Ethan Hunt (Tom Cruise) is now in jail and his wife is dead. He is freed by former technician (now field agent) of IMF Benji Dunn (Simon Pegg) and two other agents. However, IMF is disbanded after an international terrorist destroys the Kremlin and places the blame on the organization. The team remains the final sliver left and attempts to stop him from causing global nuclear war.
    • Kung Fu Panda 2Kung Fu Panda 2 follows Po and the Furious Five as they battle with the evil Lord Shen, who has developed a new weapon to take over all China. However, during this process, Po learns that Shen killed his parents, which disturbs his intentions of stopping the villains and blinds him with emotion. At the end of the film, it is revealed that his father is still alive, setting the stage for Kung Fu Panda 3.
    • Star Wars: Rise of an EmpireRise of an Empire fills the game between the prequels and the original trilogy. Annikin Skywalker, now Darth Vader, attempts to adjust to his new form while decimating the last remains of the Republic. Obi Wan Kenobi (Ewan McGregor) and Yoda (puppeteered by Frank Oz) go into hiding while struggling to remain alive as well as keep the Jedi alive. Mace Winde (Samuel L. Jackson) is also going into hiding but he is assumed to be dead after a battle with Darth Vader which Vader gains many injuries from.
    • Green LanternGreen Lantern is a superhero film about Bradley Cooper as Hal Jordan as he becomes the Green Lantern of Earth. It is one of the lead up films to Justice League, in which Cooper reprised his role. It was a critical success, but failed in the box office due to Star Wars taking away attention from it.
    • The Dark Knight Rises - The Dark Knight Rises is the final film in Christopher Nolan's Batman trilogy. Batman (Christian Bale) faces off with Bane (Tom Hardy) in what appears to be his final fight. It is chronologically set before after Superman vs Batman franchise and before Justice League.
    • X-Men: First Class -
  • 2012 - ContrabandRed TailsThe DictatorTed, Ice Age: Continental DriftMadagascar 3: Europe's Most Wanted
    • ​LincolnLincoln is a biopic directed by Steven Spielberg and starring Daniel Day Lewis as President Abraham Lincoln in his last term as he struggles to finish Emancipation before he leaves office and his constant confrontations with the Congress as well as the attempt on his life.
    • Justice League - Justice League is the summarization of the DC films. Superman (Jude Law), Batman (Christian Bale), Aquaman (Matt Damon), Wonder Woman (Kate Beckinsale), the Flash (Chris Pine), the Martian Manhunter (Terry Crews), Green Lantern (Bradley Cooper), and Green Arrow (Stephen Amell) are forced to cooperate to prevent an apocalypse from destroying all life on Earth. The film directly combated with The Avengers in terms of advertising due to the similar premises and bilateral accusations of concept theft. However, The Avengers gained more than Justice League in terms of worldwide gross, whereas Justice League performed better in the United States.
    • The AvengersThe Avengers is the culmination of several years of buildup of the Marvel Cinematic Universe and stars Robert Downey, Jr. as Tony Stark/Iron Man, Chris Hemsworth as Thor, Edward Norton as Dr. Bruce Banner/Hulk, Chris Evans as Steve Rogers/Captain America, Jeremy Renner as Clint Barton/Hawkeye, and Scarlett Johansson as Natasha Romanoff/Black Widow as they are gathered by Nick Fury (Samuel L. Jackson) to defeat Thor's renegade adoptive brother Loki (Tom Hiddleston) from subjugating Earth. The Avengers was in competition with Justice League as stated above.
    • The Hobbit: An Unexpected JourneyAn Unexpected Journey, directed by Peter Jackson, is the first of two prequels to the Lord of the Rings trilogy (also directed by Peter Jackson) based on the book The Hobbit by J. R. R. Tolkien. It stars Martin Freeman as Bilbo Baggins, Ian McKellen as Gandalf, and several other actors reprising their roles from the Lord of the Rings trilogy.
    • The Hunger Games -
    • Men in Black 4 - In the fourth and final movie in the Men in Black franchise, Agent K (Tommy Lee Jones) decides that he should retire for good this time. Agent J (Will Smith) is reluctant to accept this, but allows his long time partner to leave. However, it turns out that the retiring K is actually an alien plotting to bring down MiB from the inside, and it is up to J to find the real K and beat the fake K.
    • Zero MinusZero Minus is the 24th film in the James Bond franchise. Bond travels to Siberia to break a terrorist cell, but uncovers a deeper conspiracy involving the head of MI6, M (Ralph Fiennes), and a plan to destroy in some fashion the northernmost parts of most of the world with the intent of advancing the global warming period and usher in a new little ice age.
    • Old Habits Die Hard - Old Habits Die Hard is the sixth and final film in the Die Hard franchise. John McClane (Bruce Willis) is once again in the wrong place at the wrong time. 
    • Night at the Museum 3 -
  • 2013 - Despicable Me 2Fast and Furious 6Escape PlanDelivery Man, American HustleLast VegasThe Hunger Games: Catching FireFast and Furious 6, Monsters UniversityGravityThe Secret Life of Walter MittyThe Wolf of Wall Street
    • Iron Man 3 -
    • Thor: The Dark World -
    • Star Wars: Yoda -
    • The Hobbit: There and Back Again -
    • Wonder Woman
    • Green Lantern 2
    • The Wolverine -
  • 2014 -
    • Without Remorse -
    • Captain America: The Winter Soldier -
    • X-Men: Days of Future Past -
    • Dawn of the Planet of the Apes -
    • Guardians of the Galaxy -
    • The Expendables 3 -
    • Spiderman -
  • 2015 - 

Future

  • 2015 -
    • Star Wars: Path of Destruction -
    • The Avengers: Age of Ultron -
    • Ant Man -
    • Terminator Genesis -
    • Spectre -
    • Deadpool -
    • Mission Impossible 5 -
    • Flash 2 -
    • Martian Manhunter -
    • Hellblazer -
  • 2016 -
    • Captain America: Civil War
    • The Invincible Hulk -
    • Doctor Strange -
    • X-Men: Apocalypse -
    • Deadpool -
    • The Amazing Spider Man 3 -
    • Justice League 2: Clash of Gods -
    • Nightwing -
    • Fantastic Four -
    • Creed -
  • 2017 -
    • Thor: Ragnarok -
    • Guardians of the Galaxy 2 -
    • Black Panther -
    • The Silmarillion - ???
    • Flash 3 -
    • Martian Manhunter 2 -
    • Suicide Squad -
    • Wolverine 3 -
  • 2018 -
    • The Silmarillion - ???
    • Captain Marvel -
    • The Inhumans -
    • Avengers: Infinity War Part I -
    • X-Force -
    • Batwing -
    • Justice League 3 -
  • 2019 -
    • Avengers: Infinity War Part II -

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