Box Office Historical Top 10sby spartacus_007 | created - 2 months ago | updated - 2 months ago | Public
Every movie to be one of the top ten movies of all-time, as they would have been calculated at the end of each calendar year..
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1. The Birth of a Nation (1915)
TV-PG | 195 min | Drama, History, War
The Stoneman family finds its friendship with the Camerons affected by the Civil War, both fighting in opposite armies. The development of the war in their lives plays through to Lincoln's assassination and the birth of the Ku Klux Klan.
Votes: 21,192 | Gross: $10.00M
4. Daddy-Long-Legs (1919)
Unrated | 85 min | Comedy, Drama
An orphan discovers that she has an anonymous benefactor who is willing to pay her college tuition, unaware he's the same man who has been romantically pursuing her.
Passed | 197 min | Drama, History
The story of a poor young woman, separated by prejudice from her husband and baby, is interwoven with tales of intolerance from throughout history.
Votes: 13,314 | Gross: $2.18M
7. The Miracle Man (1919)
Not Rated | 80 min | Drama
A gang of crooks evade the police by moving their operations to a small town. There the gang's leader encounters a faith healer and uses him to scam gullible public of funds for a supposed ... See full summary »
Votes: 144 | Gross: $3.00M
8. Stella Maris (1918)
Unrated | 84 min | Drama
Two young women - a paraplegic girl sheltered by her wealthy guardians and a more experienced orphan - fall in love with a man separated from his violent wife.
9. Broken Blossoms (1919)
Not Rated | 90 min | Drama, Romance
A frail waif, abused by her brutal boxer father in London's seedy Limehouse District, is befriended by a sensitive Chinese immigrant with tragic consequences.
10. Male and Female (1919)
Not Rated | 116 min | Adventure, Drama
Lady Mary Lasenby is a spoiled maiden who always gets her way until shipwrecked with her butler, then learns which qualities are really admirable in a person.
11. Over the Hill to the Poorhouse (1920)
Passed | 110 min | Drama, Crime
The mother of a large family is abandoned by her children and faces consignment to the poorhouse. But one of her offspring, the one no one had faith in, returns to rescue her.
Votes: 7 | Gross: $3.00M
12. The Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse (1921)
Passed | 150 min | Drama, Romance, War
An extended family split up in France and Germany find themselves on opposing sides of the battlefield during World War I.
Votes: 2,995 | Gross: $9.20M
14. The Ten Commandments (1923)
Passed | 136 min | Biography, Drama, Fantasy
After hearing the story of Moses, the sons of a devout Christian mother go their own ways, while the atheist brother's breaking of the Ten Commandments leads to tragedy.
Votes: 1,805 | Gross: $5.36M
15. The Covered Wagon (1923)
98 min | Adventure, Romance, Western
Two wagon caravans converge at what is now Kansas City, and combine for the westward push to Oregon. On their quest the pilgrims will experience desert heat, mountain snow, hunger, and ... See full summary »
Votes: 481 | Gross: $7.63M
19. The Singing Fool (1928)
105 min | Musical, Drama
A singing waiter and composer (Al Jolson) loves two women (Betty Bronson, Josephine Dunn), conquers Broadway and holds his dying son, singing "Sonny Boy."
Votes: 199 | Gross: $10.90M
20. The Broadway Melody (1929)
Passed | 100 min | Drama, Musical, Romance
A pair of sisters from the vaudeville circuit try to make it big time on Broadway, but matters of the heart complicate the attempt.
Votes: 6,065 | Gross: $6.12M
22. Whoopee! (1930)
TV-G | 93 min | Comedy, Musical, Romance
Western sheriff Bob Wells is preparing to marry Sally Morgan; she loves part-Indian Wanenis, whose race is an obstacle. Sally flees the wedding with hypochondriac Henry Williams, who thinks... See full summary »
23. Ben-Hur: A Tale of the Christ (1925)
Not Rated | 143 min | Adventure, Drama, Romance
A Jewish prince seeks to find his family and revenge himself upon his childhood friend who had him wrongly imprisoned.
Votes: 6,942 | Gross: $12.45M
25. San Francisco (1936)
Unrated | 115 min | Drama, Musical, Romance
A Barbary Coast saloonkeeper and a Nob Hill impresario are rivals for the affections of a beautiful singer, both personally and professionally in 1906 San Francisco.
27. How to Be a Detective (1936)
Approved | 9 min | Short, Comedy, Crime
A man is giving a lecture on how to be a detective. The first section of the lecture deals with identifying criminals, where he asks a sketch artist to compile a composite of the complete ... See full summary »
28. Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs (1937)
G | 83 min | Animation, Family, Fantasy
Exiled into the dangerous forest by her wicked stepmother, a princess is rescued by seven dwarf miners who make her part of their household.
Votes: 171,553 | Gross: $184.93M
29. Boys Town (1938)
Passed | 96 min | Biography, Drama
When a death row prisoner tells him he wouldn't have led a life of crime if only he had had one friend as a child, Father Edward Flanagan decides to do something about. An advocate of child... See full summary »
30. Gone with the Wind (1939)
Passed | 238 min | Drama, History, Romance
A manipulative woman and a roguish man conduct a turbulent romance during the American Civil War and Reconstruction periods.
Votes: 273,505 | Gross: $198.68M
31. Boom Town (1940)
Passed | 119 min | Adventure, Drama, Romance
Two buddies who rise from fly-by-night wildcatters to oil tycoons over a twenty year period both love the same woman.
Votes: 2,906 | Gross: $9.17M
35. Random Harvest (1942)
Passed | 126 min | Drama, Romance
An amnesiac World War I veteran falls in love with a music hall star, only to suffer an accident which restores his original memories but erases his post-war life.
Votes: 6,567 | Gross: $10.14M
36. Reap the Wild Wind (1942)
Passed | 123 min | Action, Adventure, Drama
Florida ship salvager, Loxi, falls for Jack, captain of a ship wrecked on the Key West shore. However, their romance is complicated by the arrival of another suitor, and eventually leads to tragedy.
37. For Whom the Bell Tolls (1943)
Passed | 170 min | Adventure, Drama, History
During the Spanish Civil War, an American allied with the Republicans finds romance during a desperate mission to blow up a strategically important bridge.
Votes: 7,901 | Gross: $17.80M
38. The Outlaw (1943)
Approved | 116 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance
Western legends Pat Garrett, Doc Holliday and Billy the Kid are played against each other over the law and the attentions of vivacious country vixen Rio McDonald.
40. Going My Way (1944)
Passed | 126 min | Comedy, Drama, Music
Father Charles O'Malley, a young priest at a financially failing Church in a tough neighborhood, gains support and inspires his superior.
Votes: 9,829 | Gross: $16.30M
41. Since You Went Away (1944)
Approved | 177 min | Drama, Romance, War
With her husband away to fight in World War II, a housewife struggles to care for their two daughters - and a pair of lodgers who have moved in - alone.
42. Mom and Dad (1945)
97 min | Drama
When a high school girl gets pregnant and the boyfriend dies, the sex-ed teacher shows her a film about childbirth and the dangers of venereal disease.
Votes: 126 | Gross: $34.88M
43. The Bells of St. Mary's (1945)
Unrated | 126 min | Drama
At a big city Catholic school, Father O'Malley and Sister Benedict indulge in friendly rivalry, and succeed in extending the school through the gift of a building.
Votes: 6,709 | Gross: $21.30M
44. The Jolson Story (1946)
Approved | 128 min | Biography, Drama, Music
This movie shows the idealized career of the singer Al Jolson, a little Jewish boy who goes against the will of his father in order to be in showbiz. He becomes a star, falls in love with a... See full summary »
45. The Best Years of Our Lives (1946)
Approved | 170 min | Drama, Romance, War
Three World War II veterans return home to small-town America to discover that they and their families have been irreparably changed.
Votes: 54,879 | Gross: $23.65M
46. Fantasia (1940)
G | 125 min | Animation, Family, Fantasy