The Most Beloved Films in America

The Most Beloved Films in America

To find the Most Beloved Films in America, this is a data gathered from from the 2017 Super Bowl Movie Poll. 5100 Americans polled to find out what their most beloved film was. The results were ranked based on movies’ individual scores on three different criteria: number of first place votes, total number of votes and the percentage of votes that each movie received. With that said, let’s find out which movie Americans love the most!

Titanic (1997)

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It’s hard to believe that 1997’s Titanic is now more than 20 years old. It was only a few months after its premiere that it became widely apparent just how much audiences were infatuated with James Cameron’s epic film—Titanic. Movie grossed over $200 million domestically and another $600 million internationally. Titanic won 11 Academy Awards along the oddity. Considered by many critics to be one of cinema’s most beloved films. Titanic still holds up well today, serving as a swoon-worthy romance for audiences everywhere. If you haven’t seen it yet, carve out some time on your calendar to experience Titanic’s incredible love story for yourself; you won’t regret it!

 

Star Wars (1977, 2015)

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Another Most Beloved Film in America is “The original Star Wars trilogy” (Episodes IV, V, and VI). It is one of the most beloved film series of all time. Many fans consider 1977’s Star Wars Episode IV: A New Hope to be among their favorite films of all time. The popularity spin off video games, books, comics, costumes and more. The fandom surrounding these movies is so vast that it had its own convention as early as 1999: Star Wars Celebration! Fans not only enjoy watching them; many also love re-watching them with friends or family, and lots of gatherings is natural for these movies.

Forrest Gump (1994)

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This award-winning movie is one of most beloved films in American history. Tom Hanks won his first Academy Award for his portrayal of a man with a low IQ, who despite his disability, was able to lead an extraordinary life. The film also won Best Picture at that year’s Oscars ceremony. Forrest Gump proved to be one of Hollywood’s most successful stories, earning more than $677 million and enjoying years on top lists of all-time favorites.

 

2001: A Space Odyssey (1968)

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Stanley Kubrick’s science fiction masterpiece has become a true American classic. The film story is written by Arthur C. Clarke. Movie is a journey to Jupiter which took place over millions of years before. Though some of its special effects have started to age, 2001: A space odyssey act as a shift in the industry, in its first appearance in the theaters. The role of cinematographer played impact full role to make it most influential movies. He would go on to earn Academy Award nominations for his work on both 2001 and 1979’s Star Trek: The Motion Picture.

The film story is written by Arthur C. Clarke, movie is a journey to Jupiter which took place over millions of years before

 

When Harry Met Sally… (1989)

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An older married couple (Meg Ryan and Billy Crystal) make a bet to see if they can remain friends after having sex. After which, Harry enters into a relationship with Sally’s best friend (Bette Midler). This rom-com takes its time developing its story, but it’s an emotionally engaging experience that doesn’t overstay its welcome. If you have not seen it yet, we suggest you do!

Pulp Fiction (1994)

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If you are from America you must watch this movie, the movie name is Pulp Fiction. So what are you waiting for? More than 20 years after its release, Tarantino’s modern masterpiece about a group of intertwining Los Angeles criminals is widely considered one of cinema’s best—and most quotable. Starring John Travolta as hit man Vincent Vega and Samuel L. Jackson as his partner Jules Winnfield, Pulp Fiction was released to wide acclaim and quickly became a fixture on Hollywood’s A-list. It won multiple awards from critics’ groups around the world (including two Oscars) and inspired countless movies that followed in its mold: neo-noir thrillers that would rather leave viewers with questions than easy answers.

American Beauty (1999)

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The movie ‘American Beauty’ tells a story of Lester Burnham, a middle-aged man who dreams of being successful and happy but is weighed down by his ennui, dissatisfaction with his job and apathy about life. The first scene opens on Lester as he comes home from work; he’s fed up with his work and spends more time gazing out of his car window than watching the road. Shortly after arriving home, he has an argument with his wife (who, like him, seems to be unhappy). In an attempt to cheer her up he gets into a heated debate about their favorite song (hers is by The Rolling Stones; his is by Buddy Holly). The two go back and forth until he leaves for work, angry that she won’t listen to him.

 

Chicago (2002)

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The 2002 crime drama film, directed by Rob Marshall and starring Catherine Zeta-Jones, Renee Zellweger, John C., it is a highly praised. It’s rated 84% on Rotten Tomatoes and a 90% on Metacritic. Rotten Tomatoes also ranked it as one of Hollywood’s greatest films (of all time) while Entertainment Weekly ranked it as one of their 25 favorite films of all time.

 

E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial (1982, 2002, 2018 – re-release as E.T.: The New Experience )

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The highest-grossing film for five years running, and still highly profitable today. It is also considered Steven Spielberg’s most loved and memorable work, until he directed Schindler’s List . Adjusted for inflation, it is one of two films (the other being Gone with the Wind ) that have box office collection above $600 million, The movie later turned into eight figures.  As of 2018, it is currently ranked as #3 on IMDb ‘s list of all-time highest-grossing films and also one of Most Beloved Film in America.

 

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