OUR FAVORITE 100 FILMS + 100

 

A good film can make all the difference, transport us to another place, visually and emotionally - What's wrong with that. No drugs, no alcohol, just input, from a script writer, via a director and cast. Mmmmmm.

 

 

Emma Thompson and John Sauven

 

Not only a brilliant actor and playwright, but also our hero for speaking out on an issues where many are voiceless and need those that can, to do what they might to get some real change in the pipeline. Emma Thompson is seen here peacefully protesting on the streets of London with John Sauven - September 2014.

 

 

When you start thinking about it, it's incredibly difficult to rate your all time favorite 100 films.  There are some movies we can watch over and over again.  These will always remain our core movies, but may not be in our top 100 for various reasons.  Hence, we've had to append another 100 or so films to our original top 100 list, which is work in progress. For example, the latest Bond movie has been long in the making, after suffering funding setbacks. That aside, we guess that after the poor reviews for Quantum of Solace, that EON will have pulled out all the stops to recover the pizzazz they found with Casino Royale - in our opinion one of the best Bond movies ever made - getting back to that wonderful Sean Connery feel, with that extra something the Daniel Craig brings to the party. Unlike Prometheus, which we were disappointed with, Skyfall hit the mark, pulling back to Casino Royale standards, even with 'M' parting company in a slightly unbelievable sequence - oh well, perfection is a hard target. M leaving the franchise did draw a tear. To our mind a great pity. One hopes it was for the benefit of Judi Dench. The film was nicely directed by Sam Mendes and despite Oscar anonymity, should go on to be a classic.

 

We're very fond of adventure sea tales, yet it takes a whole raft of settings (no pun intended) to cater for our tastes in a modern world.  Some films we like because we first saw them when we were young and they remind us of special times, such as The Wizard of Oz at Christmas when a child.  Inevitably, a good new film will beat a good oldie, just because the special effects and shooting techniques are now so clever.  However, that is not always the case and sometimes the classic style that made an oldie an oldie, will never be repeated, such as the 39 Steps and Psycho.  We would have put King Kong in this category, but with the Dec 05 re-make we think this Kong with Jack Black and Naomi Watts is a masterpiece that finally tops the original - the last one didn't come close.  Mind you it cost a staggering $207 million to produce - the most expensive movie at that time (Dec 05).  Correct us if we're wrong. But today, $200 million dollars is not so staggering when you consider the $billion plus dollar returns of Harry Potter, Finding Nemo, Spiderman and Star Wars (Phantom Menace). It seems that the more you invest in production, the better the returns in the long run - especially if you create a classic.

 

We seem to like popular films judging by the box-office earnings.  we're not that keen on horror or gangster films, unless they are stunning and superbly made, such as The Road to Perdition.  We prefer a bit of science fiction to stretch our imagination and ripping thrillers.  But, they have to be done well and be believable.  Then there is always a good court room drama, or a western (a dying breed).  True stories also work for us - they are sometimes the best of all, such as Seabiscuit and Erin Brockovich.  We're also romantics, although you'd never guess it from this list. Lastly, we really enjoy a good comedy, the more ridiculous the better - Naked Gun and Hot Shots never fail to make us laugh. Depending on your mood, films like this can have you crying - Austin Powers too and Blades of Glory can be dangerous for giving you the stitch from laughing.

 

Not that we've anything against a good remake, but we'd rather see more new stories made into films, even if this is more risky for film companies as investments. Fortunately, there are many good new books and film scripts written every year and films represent superb investments, outperforming traditional investments like shares and property many times over. So keep writing everyone and one day your story may make it onto celluloid.  Max.

 

 

Clark Gable as Rhet Butler and Vivien Leigh as Scarlet O'hara

 

One of the most famous films of all time, "Gone With The Wind." Don't let an opportunity pass you by like poor Scarlet. Try to recognize what you have, before it is too late.

 

  1. GLADIATOR - Russell Crowe - (2000, Ridley Scott) Joaquin Phoenix

  2. KING KONG Naomi Watts, Jack Black (Dir. Peter Jackson)

  3. MASTER and COMMANDER (2003) Russell Crowe

  4. TITANIC - Kate Winslett & Leonardo di Caprio

  5. SEABISCUIT - Jeff Bridges, Tobey Maguire, Chris Cooper

  6. PIRATES OF THE CARIBBEAN - Johnny Depp - P2 DEAD MANS CHEST  - Keira Knightley - Orlando Bloom

  7. ALIEN - 1, 2 & Alien Vs Predator - Sigourney Weaver, Ian Holm & John Hurt script review

  8. TROY - Brad Pitt, Orlando Bloom, Eric Bana

  9. THE TERMINATOR (1984, James Cameron) 2 & 3 - Arnold Shwazenneger script review

  10. MUTINY ON THE BOUNTY - Marlon Brando

  11. OVERBOARD - Goldie Hawn & Kurt Russell

  12. A PERFECT STORM - George Clooney

  13. HORNBLOWER - Gregory Peck

  14. BABE - James Cromwell

  15. JURASSIC PARK 1, 2 & 3 - Sam Neil

  16. DEAD CALM - Nicole Kidman & Sam Neil

  17. ZULU - Michael Cain & Stanley Baker

  18. THE MUMMY & MUMMY RETURNS  - Brendan Fraser, Rachel Weisz, Arnold Vosloo

  19. SPIDERMAN 1 & 2 Tobey Maguire, Willem Dafoe, Kirsten Dunst

  20. THE THING - Kurt Russell

  21. CON AIR - Nicholas Cage

  22. RAMBO - First Blood - Slyvester Stalone

  23. THE DAMBUSTERS - B&W 1954

  24. THE SOUND OF MUSIC - Julie Andrews

  25. THE 39 STEPS - B&W - Richard Hannay 1935

  26. MAN ON FIRE - Denzel Washington

  27. LEON - Jean Reno

  28. WHAT WOMEN WANT - Mel Gibson

  29. BRAVEHEART - 1995,   Mel Gibson

  30. ROB ROY - Liam Neeson

  31. THE COUNT OF MONTE CHRISTO - Gerard Depardieu

  32. THE PATRIOT - Mel Gibson

  33. PAYBACK - Mel Gibson

  34. THE SILENCE OF THE LAMBS (1991, Jonathan Demme)  Anthony Hopkins  script review

  35. ERIN BROCKOVICH - Julia Roberts

  36. WAR OF THE WORLDS - Tom Cruise

  37. NATIONAL TREASURE - Nicholas Cage

  38. IRON MAN - Robert Downey Junior, Jeff Bridges and Gwyneth Paltrow

  39. CATWOMAN - Halle Berry

  40. BATMAN - Michael Keaton and Christian Bale

  41. STAR GATE - Kurt Russell

  42. ROXANNE - Steve Martin

  43. ONE FLEW OVER THE CUCKOO'S NEST (1975, Milos Foreman)

  44. CAST AWAY (2000, Robert Zemeckis) Tom Hanks

  45. JAWS (1975, Steven Spielberg)

  46. BACK TO THE FUTURE 1, 2 & 3 - Michael J Fox

  47. UNFORGIVEN - Clint Eastwood

  48. THE WORLDS FASTEST INDIAN - Anthony Hopkins

  49. MEN OF HONOUR Robert de Niro - Charlize Theron

  50. TREASURE ISLAND ( Come on Hollywood - waiting for a decent one )

  51. DISCLOSURE - Michael Douglas, Demi Moore

  52. MEDICINE MAN - Sean Connery

  53. THE QUIET MAN - John Wayne

  54. JAMES BOND - Goldfinger - all, latest first - Sean Connery  Daniel Craig Judi Dench  Mads Mikkelsen  Eva Green  Roger Moore  Pierce Brosnan (Babara Broccoli)

  55. CROCODILE DUNDEE - Paul Hogan and Linda Kozlowski

  56. PSYCHO (1960, Alfred Hitchcock) - Anthony Perkins, Janet Leigh

  57. WIMBLEDON - 2004 - Paul Bettany, Kirsten Dunst

  58. SHORT CIRCUIT - 1986 - Steve Guttenberg & Ally Sheedy

  59. THE AMERICAN PRESIDENT - Michael Douglas & Annette Bening

  60. WAR OF THE WORLDS - Tom Cruise

  61. MEET JOE BLACK - Brad Pitt

  62. THE LITTLE MERMAID - Walt Disney

  63. JUST LIKE HEAVEN - Reese Witherspoon and Mark Ruffalo

  64. BEAUTY AND THE BEAST - Walt Disney

  65. FAR AND AWAY - Tom Cruise & Nicole Kidman

  66. PLANET OF THE APES - Charlton Heston

  67. OCEANS 11 - George Clooney

  68. CASABLANCA (1942, Micheal Curtiz) - Ingrid Bergman, Humphrey Bogart

  69. PINOCCHIO (1940, Walt Disney)

  70. THE GREEN MILE - Tom Hanks

  71. DEATH MACHINE - 

  72. SLEEPY HOLLOW - Johnny Depp

  73. THE GOOD THE BAD AND THE UGLY (1966, Sergio Leone) - Clint Eastwood

  74. ROBIN HOOD PRINCE OF THIEVES - Kevin Costner

  75. BEN HUR - Charlton Heston

  76. UNDER SEIGE - Steven Segal

  77. THE SOUND OF MUSIC - Julie Andrews

  78. FLY AWAY HOME - Jeff Daniels 1996

  79. SPEED - Keanu Reeves and Sandra Bullock

  80. ROBOCOP - 1987 - Peter Weller, Nancy Allen & Ronny Cox

  81. 20,000 LEAGUES BENEATH THE SEA - James Mason & Kirk Douglas

  82. LIGHT AT THE END OF THE WORLD - Kirk Douglas & Yul Bryner

  83. PHENOMENON - John Travolta

  84. SOMETHINGS GOTTA GIVE - Jack Nicholson & Diane Keaton

  85. TOP GUN - Tom Cruise

  86. PEARL HARBOUR - Ben Affleck

  87. APOLLO 13 - Tom Hanks

  88. DOLORES CLAIBORNE - Kathy Bates

  89. THE MASK OF ZORRO - Anthony Hopkins & Antonio Banderas

  90. FORREST GUMP (1994, Robert Zemechis) - Tom Hanks

  91. SUPERMAN 1 & 2 - Christopher Reeve

  92. 2001:SPACE ODYSSEY (1968, Stanely Kubrick)

  93. THE STAR WARS TRILOGY (1979-1983, Irvin Kershner) - Harrison Ford

  94. RAIDERS OF THE LOST ARK (1981, Steven Spielberg) - Harrison Ford

  95. THE MASK - Jim Carrey, Cameron Diaz

  96. THE MAN WITH TWO BRAINS - Steve Martin

  97. TRADING PLACES (1983, John Landis) - Eddie Murphy

  98. GONE IN 60 SECONDS - Nicholas Cage - Angelina Jolie

  99. FACE OFF - Nicholas Cage and John Travolta

  100. TRUE GRIT - John Wayne and the new one with Jeff Bridges - heart wrenching ending

 

 

Missing Something, British sitcom webseries starring Leila Sykes as Rachel

 

Missing Something attracted 169 backers with £7,615 pledged of £7,500 goal during 2 weeks in April 2013. Why not use Kickstarter to get your project up and running.

 

 

 

 

100 is never enough - another 100 films +

 

OTHER FILMS OF NOTE

  1. FRENCH KISS - Meg Ryan and Kevin Kline

  2. PRETTY WOMAN - Richard Gere and Julia Roberts

  3. ATONEMENT - Keira Knoghtley and James McAvoy

  4. OFFICER and a GENTLEMAN - Richard Gere

  5. TRANSFORMERS - 

  6. TRADING PLACES - Eddie Murphy and Dan Ackroyd

  7. FINDING NEMO

  8. 50 FIRST DATES - Adam Sandler and Drew Barrymore

  9. JUST LIKE HEAVEN - Reese Witherspoon & Mark Ruffalo

  10. THE FUGITIVE - Harrison Ford and Tommy Lee Jones

  11. THE FLY - 1986 Jeff Goldblum and Geena Davis

  12. BLADE RUNNER - Harrison Ford

  13. THE FOG - (John Carpenter) Jamie Lee Curtis

  14. GODZILLA - Mathew Broderick script review

  15. NAKED GUN and Leslie Neilson

  16. AUSTIN POWERS and Mike Myers (all)

  17. MISERY - Kathy Bates

  18. RACE THE SUN - Halle Berry and James Belushi

  19. GHOST - Patrick Swayze, Demi Moore

  20. SHAWSHANK REDEMPTION (1994, Frank Darabont)

  21. BREAKFAST AT TIFFANY'S - Audrey Hepburn and George Peppard

  22. SCHINDLERS LIST (1993, Steven Spielberg)

  23. A CIVIL ACTION - John Travolta

  24. DIE HARD - Bruce Willis

  25. MARS ATTACK - Jack Nicholson

  26. WOLF - Jack Nicholson & Michelle Pfeiffer

  27. AUSTIN POWERS - Mike Myers

  28. BLADES OF GLORY - 

  29. WELCOME TO THE JUNGLE - The Rock, Dwayne Johnson

  30. SEVEN (1996, David Fincher) - Morgan Freeman, Brad Pitt

  31. EVERY WHICH WAY BUT LOOSE - Clint Eastwood

  32. NORTH BY NORTHWEST (1959, Alfred Hitchcock)

  33. BRIDGET JONES DIARY - Rennie Zellwegger

  34. THE MASK - Jim Carrey

  35. CLOSE ENCOUNTERS OF THE THIRD KIND

  36. THE WIZARD OF OZ (1939, Victor Fleming) - Judy Garland

  37. ET -  Richard Dreyfus  (1977 Steven Spielberg)

  38. DIE HARD - Bruce Willis

  39. A MAN CALLED HORSE - Richard Harris

  40. BORN FREE - 1966

  41. THE AVIATOR - Leonardo di Caprio

  42. SCOTT OF THE ANTARCTIC

  43. JASON AND THE ARGONAUTS (1963)

  44. CHITTY CHITTY BANG BANG - Dick Van Dyke

  45. WATERLOO BRIDGE - Vivien Leigh and Robert Taylor

  46. STAIRWAY TO HEAVEN - David Niven and Kim Hunter

  47. FREE WILLY

  48. THE AWAKENING - Charlton Heston

  49. DIRTY ROTTEN SCOUNDRELS - Steve Martin and Michael Caine - Comedy

  50. MAD MAX: BEYOND THUNDERDOME (1985, George Miller)

  51. WALL STREET (1987, Oliver Stone)

  52. STIR CRAZY - Gene Wilder and Richard Prior

  53. WESTWORLD - Yul Bryner

  54. MINORITY REPORT (2002, Steven Spielberg) - Tom Cruise

  55. FLIPPER - Paul Hogan

  56. APOCALYPSE NOW (1979, Francis Ford Coppola)

  57. KING KONG - Faye Wray B&W 1933

  58. OUT OF TIME - Denzel Washington

  59. ROBOCOP

  60. MOBY DICK - Herbert Melville's tale of a whale that gives as good as it gets.

  61. THE ROAD TO PERDITION - Tom Hanks, Daniel Craig and Paul Newman

  62. REAR WINDOW (1954, Alfred Hitchcock) - James Stewart

  63. THE HULK - 2003  Eric Bana & Jennifer Connelly

  64. AMERICAN BEAUTY (1999, Sam Mendes) - Kevin Spacey, Annette Bening

  65. THE KINGS SPEECH - Colin Firth

  66. TAKEN - Liam Neeson

  67. NANNY MCFEE - Emma Thomson, Colin Firth

  68. THE HUNT FOR RED OCTOBER - Sean Connery, Alec Baldwin

  69. TWELVE MONKEYS (1995, Terry Gilliam) - Bruce Willis

  70. CHINATOWN (1974, Roman Polanski) - Jack Nicholson

  71. LAWRENCE OF ARABIA (1962, David Lean

  72. THELMA and LOUISE - Susan Sarandon and Geena Davis

  73. DANCES WITH WOLVES (1990, Kevin Kostner)

  74. BILLY ELLIOT - Jamie Bell and Julie Walters

  75. ROCKY (1976, John Avildsen)

  76. IT'S A WONDERFUL LIFE (1946, Frank Kapra) - James Stewart

  77. EDWARD SCISSORHANDS (1990, Tim Burton) - Johnny Depp

  78. THE SHINING (1980, Stanely Kubrick) - Jack Nicholson

 

CARTOONS OF NOTE

  1. THE LITTLE MERMAID

  2. SHREK

  3. FINDING NEMO

  4. TOY STORY

  5. THE LION KING

  6. BEAUTY AND THE BEAST

  7. DUMBO

  8. DONALD DUCK

  9. MICKEY MOUSE

  10. ICE AGE

 

 

 

Gone With the Wind

 

 

FILM COMPANIES

 

 

Amblin Entertainment | Carolco | Castle Rock Entertainment

Columbia (Sony Entertainment) | DreamWorks | Metro Goldwyn Mayor

Miramax | Paramount (a Viacom company)

Pixar | RKO Pictures | Tristar Pictures | Twentieth Century Fox | United Artists

Universal Pictures | Walt Disney

 

 

 

TELEVISION COMPANIES

 

 

ABC | BBC (the) | CBS | ITV | SKY | NBC

SOAPS: BROOKSIDE | CASUALTY | CORRIE | EASTENDERS | EMMERDALE | HOLBY

NEIGHBOURS | THE BILL

 

 

 

DIRECTORS

 

TOP 25 DIRECTORS | CHRIS NOLAN | GEORGE LUCAS | JAMES CAMERON

JERRY BRUCKHEIMER | STEVEN SPIELBERG | RIDLEY SCOTT

QUENTIN TARANTINO | GORE VERBINSKI | PETER JACKSON | PETER WEIR

MARTIN CAMPBELL

 

 

 

So, what makes a good film?  A film is a story told in such a way that it captures the imagination.  It may also be informative as a portrayal of a particular human characteristic or event - love, strength, skill.  Hence, you need a good story to begin with and this is where it gets complicated.  But, before we get lost in storylines, you also need great actors.  People who can breath life into a script.  Then you need great production, and this starts with directors and producers.  Producers, recognise they have a good story and put all the ingredients together; actors, locations, special effects and finance.  Directors, turn words on a page into pictures, then paste them together to keep the story moving.  It is an art.  It is also an expensive art where the rewards are well worth the investment, provided you have that something special to begin with.

 

There are still so many good films to be made.  New stories will always come along to inspire a film.  Equally, some good 'old' films need remaking, and that is the reason why the list above is forever changing.  

 

We've created this website to capture projects of significant interest, some of which are national treasures, summing up all the values of the countries that contribute to make our planet such an interesting place. It is a great shame that life on earth will one day wither and die. Films and other artifacts if preserved in space, may enrich the lives of other species.  It is not the winning that matters, it is the taking part - in what appears to be an intergalactic saga spread over millenniums.

 

 

AWARD and NOMINATIONS

 

The Academy Awards and Oscar

 

BAFTA - British Academy of Film and Television Arts

 

 

 

A - Z FILMS INDEX

 

 

 

13 GOING ON 30

16 BLOCKS

20,000 LEAGUES UNDER THE SEA

A PERFECT STORM

ALIEN

AN INCONVENIENT TRUTH

ANT MAN

ATONEMENT

AUSTIN POWERS

BABE

BACK TO THE FUTURE

BATMAN

BATTLESHIP

BIG MIRACLE

BRAVEHEART

BREAKFAST AT TIFFANY'S

BRIDGET JONES' DIARY

CASABLANCA

CASINO ROYALE

CAST AWAY

CATWOMAN

CHRISTINE

CON AIR

CRIMSON TIDE

CROCODILE DUNDEE

DAREDEVIL

DEAD CALM

DIAMONDS ARE FOREVER

DIE HARD

DIRTY ROTTEN SCOUNDRELS

DISCLOSURE

DOLORES CLAIBORNE

DOLPHIN TALE

DR. NO

DUMB AND DUMBER

ERIN BROCKOVICH

FATAL ATTRACTION

FIRE ON THE AMAZON

FLIPPER

FLY AWAY HOME

FREE WILLY

FRENCH KISS

FROM RUSSIA WITH LOVE

GLADIATOR

GODZILLA

GOLDFINGER

 

 

GONE WITH THE WIND

HARRY POTTER

HORNBLOWER

INDIANA JONES

JAMES BOND

JAWS

JURASSIC PARK

JUST LIKE HEAVEN

KING KONG

KUNG FU HUSTLE

LEON

MAN ON FIRE

MASTER and COMMANDER

MEAN GIRLS

MEDICINE MAN

MEN OF HONOUR

MISERY

MISS CONGENIALITY

MOBY DICK

MUTINY ON THE BOUNTY

NAKED GUN

NATIONAL TREASURE

OUT OF TIME

OVERBOARD

PACIFIC RIM

PARENT TRAP

PAYBACK

PEARL HARBOUR

PIRATES OF THE CARIBBEAN

PLANET OF THE APES

PRETTY WOMAN

PROMETHEUS

PSYCHO

P2 DEAD MANS CHEST

QUANTUM OF SOLACE

RACE THE SUN

RAMBO

ROB ROY

ROBIN HOOD PRINCE OF THEIVES

ROBOCOP

ROXANNE

SCHOOL OF ROCK

SCOTT OF THE ANTARCTIC

SEABISCUIT

SHORT CIRCUIT

 

 

 

SKYFALL

SMOKEY and the BANDIT

SPEED

SPIDERMAN

STAIRWAY TO HEAVEN

STAR GATE

STAR TREK

STAR WARS

THE 39 STEPS

THE AVIATOR

THE CANNONBALL RUN

THE COUNT OF MONTE CHRISTO

THE DA VINCI CODE

THE DAMBUSTERS

THE FLY

THE FOG

THE HUNT FOR RED OCTOBER

THE MASK

THE MATRIX

THE MUMMY

THE MUMMY RETURNS

THE PATRIOT

THE PERFECT STORM

THE SILENCE OF THE LAMBS

THE SOUND OF MUSIC

THE TERMINATOR

THE THING

THE WITCHES OF EASTWICK

THE WOLFMAN

THE WORLD IS NOT ENOUGH

THE WORLDS FASTEST INDIAN

THUNDERBALL

TITANIC

TOMORROW NEVER DIES

TOP GUN

TRADING PLACES

TREASURE ISLAND

TROY

TRUE GRIT

UNDER SIEGE

UNFORGIVEN

YOU ONLY LIVE TWICE

WAR OF THE WORLDS  

WATERLOO BRIDGE

ZULU

 

 

 

 

 

Plastic ocean pollution is killing fish and birds and poisoning our food chain

 

Jeff Tracy loves a tough mission, but even he is going to find cleaning up plastic pollution from our oceans a bit more than a walk in the park. There are 270,000 tons of our throwaways in the Atlantic, Indian and Pacific oceans. The North Pacific Garbage Gyre, is the size of Texas. Governments around the world are ignoring the problem because of the clean up cost. Other countries openly dump their waste at sea, because there is no law to stop them, if not dumped from a ship. A United Nations report highlights the issue, but once again, does nothing about it.

 

 

A - Z ACTORS INDEX

 

 

 

Adam Sandler

Al Gore

Alec Baldwin

Alicia Vikander

Angelina Jolie

Anne Hathaway

Anthony Hopkins

Arnold Shwazenneger

Arnold Vosloo

Ashlea Kaye

Ben Affleck

Ben Stiller

Brad Pitt

Brendan Fraser

Bruce Willis

Burt Lancaster

Burt Reynolds

Cate Blanchett

Catherine Zeta Jones

Charlize Theron

Chris Cooper

Clark Gable

Clint Eastwood

Collin Farrell

Daniel Craig

Demi Moore

Dennis Hopper

Denzel Washington

Dermot Mulroney

Drew Barrymore

Dwayne Johnson

Emma Thompson

Eric Bana

Eva Green

Farah Fawcett

George Clooney

Gerard Butler

Gerard Depardieu

 

 

Glen Close

Goldie Hawn

Gregory Peck

Gwyneth Paltrow

Halle Berry

Harrison Ford

Harvey Keitel

Hayden Panattiere

Hugh Jackman

Humphrey Bogart

Ian Holm

Ingrid Bergman

Jack Black

Jack Nicholson

James Caan

James Cromwell

James McAvoy

Jason Statham

Jean Reno

Jeff Bridges

Jeff Daniels

Jennifer Garner

Jennifer Lawrence

Jim Carrey

Joaquin Phoenix

John Hurt

John Mcavoy

John Travolta

John Wayne

Johnny Depp

Judi Dench

Julia Roberts

Julie Andrews

Kate Beckinsale

Kate Hudson

Kate Winslett

Kathy Bates

Keanu Reeves

 

 

Keira Knightley

Kevin Spacey

Kim Basinger

Kirk Douglas

Kirsten Dunst

Kristen Bell

Kurt Russell

Leonardo di Caprio

Liam Neeson

Linda King

Linda Kozlowski

Lindsay Lohan

Liz Hurley

Mads Mikkelsen

Marilyn Monroe

Mark Wahlberg

Marlon Brando

Matt Damon

Matthew McConaughey

Megan Fox

Mel Gibson

Michael Cain

Michael Douglas

Michael Fassbender

Michael J Fox

Michael Keaton

Michelle Pfeiffer

Mike Myers

Morgan Freeman

Naomi Watts

Natalie Portman

Nicholas Cage

Nicole Kidman

Noomi Rapace

Orlando Bloom

Owen Wilson

Paul Bettany

Paul Hogan

 

 

Penelope Cruz

Rachel Weisz

Rebecca De Mornay

Reese Witherspoon

Rennee Zellweger

Richard Gere

Robert de Niro

Roger Moore

Russell Crowe

Ryan Reynolds

Sally Edwards

Sam Neil

Sam Worthington

Samuel L Jackson

Sandra Bullock

Scarlett Johansson

Sean Connery

Sharon Stone

Shia LeBeouf

Shirley Temple

Sigourney Weaver

Stanley Baker

Stephen Chow

Steve Martin

Steve McQueen

Steven Segal

Slyvester Stalone

Ted Danson

Tim Roth

Tobey Maguire

Tom Cruise

Tom Hanks

Tommy Lee Jones

Uma Thurman

Willem Dafoe

Will Smith

Yul Brynner

Pierce Brosnan

 

 

 

 

 

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Henry 5, all British film production starring Michael Caine, Richard Attenborough, Ray Winstone, Vinne Jones and Derek Jacobi

 

Henry 5 was an excellent investment opportunity with a great cast, and directed by Michael Anderson. Click on the picture above to see our film investors A-Z and follow the link to Alternative Solutions.

 

Henry 5 acting cast, film investment opportunity

 

 

 

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CASUALTY | CORRIE | EASTENDERS | EMMERDALE | HOLBY | HOLLYOAKS

 

NEIGHBOURS | THE BILL | BRITAINS GOT TALENT

 

BRITISH ACADEMY TV AWARDS | BRITISH SOAP AWARDS | NATIONAL TV AWARDS

 

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YOUR FAVORITE 100 FILMS + 100 by $ Earnings

 

Films generate income from several revenue streams including theatrical exhibition, home video, television broadcast rights and merchandising. However, theatrical box office earnings are the primary metric for trade publications (such as Variety and Box Office Mojo) in assessing the success of a film, mostly due to the availability of the data compared to sales figures for home video and broadcast rights, and also due to historical practice. Included on the list are charts of the top box-office earners (ranked by both the nominal and real value of their revenue), a chart of high-grossing films by calendar year, a timeline showing the transition of the highest-grossing film record, and a chart of the highest-grossing film franchises and series. All charts are ranked by international theatrical box office performance where possible, excluding income derived from home video, broadcasting rights and merchandise.

Traditionally, war films, musicals and historical dramas have been the most popular genres, but franchise films have been the best performers in the 21st century, with films from the Harry Potter, Lord of the Rings and Pirates of the Caribbean series dominating the top end of the list. Since Superman (1978) there has been new interest in the superhero genre; Batman from DC Comics and films based on the Marvel Comics brand such as Spider-Man, X-Men and films in the Marvel Cinematic Universe have all done particularly well. The only films in the top ten that do not form a franchise are the top two, Avatar and Titanic, both directed by James Cameron. Animated family films have performed consistently well, with Disney films enjoying lucrative re-releases prior to the home video era. Disney enjoyed later success with its Pixar brand, of which the Toy Story films and Finding Nemo have been the best performers; beyond Pixar animation, the Shrek, Ice Age and Madagascar series have met with the most success.

While inflation has eroded away the achievements of most films from the 1960s and 1970s, there are franchises originating from that period that are still active: James Bond and Star Trek films are still being released periodically, and the Star Wars saga was reprised after a lengthy hiatus; Indiana Jones also saw a successful comeback after lying dormant for nearly twenty years. All four are still among the highest-grossing franchises, despite starting over thirty years ago. Some of the older films that held the record of highest-grossing film still have respectable grosses even by today's standards, but do not really compete against today's top-earners: Gone with the Wind for instance—which was the highest-grossing film for 25 years—does not even make the top fifty in the modern market, but, adjusted for inflation, it would still be the highest-grossing film. All grosses on the list are expressed in US dollars at their nominal value, except where stated otherwise.

 

 

HIGHEST GROSSING FILMS, INFLATION ADJUSTED:

 

 

Rank

Title

Worldwide gross (constant $)

Year

1

Gone with the Wind

$3,301,400,000

1939

2

Avatar

$2,782,300,000

2009

3

Star Wars

$2,710,800,000

1977

4

Titanic

$2,413,800,000

1997

5

The Sound of Music

$2,269,800,000

1965

6

E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial

$2,216,800,000

1982

7

The Ten Commandments

$2,098,600,000

1956

8

Doctor Zhivago

$1,988,600,000

1965

9

Jaws

$1,945,100,000

1975

10

Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs

$1,746,100,000

1937

 

 

HIGHEST GROSSING FILMS:


Background shading indicates films playing in the week commencing 11 January 2013 in theaters around the world.

 

Rank

Title

Worldwide gross

Year

1

Avatar

$2,782,275,172

2009

2

Titanic

$2,185,372,302

1997

3

The Avengers

$1,511,757,910

2012

4

Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows – Part 2

$1,328,111,219

2011

5

Transformers: Dark of the Moon

$1,123,746,996

2011

6

The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King

$1,119,929,521

2003

7

The Dark Knight Rises

$1,081,041,287

2012

8

Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man's Chest

$1,066,179,725

2006

9

Toy Story 3

$1,063,171,911

2010

10

Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides

$1,043,871,802

2011

11

Star Wars Episode I: The Phantom Menace

$1,027,044,677

1999

12

Alice in Wonderland

$1,024,299,904

2010

13

Skyfall 

$1,024,193,213

2012

14

The Dark Knight

$1,004,558,444

2008

15

Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone

$974,755,371

2001

16

Pirates of the Caribbean: At World's End

$963,420,425

2007

17

Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows – Part 1

$956,399,711

2010

18

The Lion King

$951,583,777

1994

19

Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix

$939,885,929

2007

20

Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince

$934,416,487

2009

21

The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers

$926,047,111

2002

22

Finding Nemo 

$921,719,661

2003

23

Shrek 2

$919,838,758

2004

24

Jurassic Park

$914,691,118

1993

25

Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire

$896,911,078

2005

26

Spider-Man 3

$890,871,626

2007

27

Ice Age: Dawn of the Dinosaurs

$886,686,817

2009

28

Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets

$878,979,634

2002

29

Ice Age: Continental Drift 

$875,238,162

2012

30

The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring

$871,530,324

2001

31

Star Wars Episode III: Revenge of the Sith

$848,754,768

2005

32

Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen

$836,303,693

2009

33

The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey 

$831,844,187

2012

34

Inception

$825,532,764

2010

35

The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn – Part 2 

$822,004,195

2012

36

Spider-Man

$821,708,551

2002

37

Independence Day

$817,400,891

1996

38

Shrek the Third

$798,958,162

2007

39

Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban

$796,688,549

2004

40

E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial

$792,910,554

1982

41

Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull

$786,636,033

2008

42

Spider-Man 2

$783,766,341

2004

43

Star Wars

$775,398,007

1977

44

2012

$769,679,473

2009

45

The Da Vinci Code

$758,239,851

2006

46

Shrek Forever After

$752,600,867

2010

47

The Amazing Spider-Man

$752,216,557

2012

48

The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe

$745,013,115

2005

49

The Matrix Reloaded

$742,128,461

2003

50

Madagascar 3: Europe's Most Wanted

$742,110,251

2012

 

 

 Steven Spielberg, top director and producer    James Cameron, top movie director

 

 

LINKS to TOP EARNERS

 

All Time Worldwide Box Office Grosses

All-Time Top Grossing Movies Worldwide

All-Time Box Office: World-wide

Box-Office Top 100 Films of All-Time

 

 

 

 

FILM PROJECT PROPOSAL - KULO LUNA - THE MOVIE

 

 

  Blueplanet Productions  2014 - 2016

The Adventures of John Storm:  KULO LUNA™ - The $Billion Dollar Whale © BUH Ltd MMXIII

 

Kulo Luna $billion dollar whale

When a pirate whaler kills a small humpback whale, her giant friend sinks the pirate ship to avenge the death, but is itself wounded. The pirates put a price on the whale's head, but an adventurer in an advanced solar powered boat races to beat the pirates and save the wounded animal. 

 

$Billion Dollar Whale, adventure novel by Jameson Hunter

 

A heartwarming action adventure: Pirate whalers V Conservationists, with an environmental message and a $Billion dollars riding on the winner. For release as an e-book in 2014 with hopes for a film in 2015 with a provisional budget of £80m including risk share, TBA

 

 

Title:

The Billion Dollar  Whale

.

Format:

35mm Anamorphic*

to HD DVD Blu-Ray

Ratio:

20 to 1*

.

Runtime:

110 minutes

.

Pre-production:

39 weeks

.

Shooting:

11 weeks

.

Post-production

15 weeks

.

 

A. Pre-production unit costs

         55,370.00

L. Travel / hotel accommodation

335,000.00

B. Above the line costs -prod execs

  25,907,500.00

M. Publicity / screenings

176,400.00

C. Crew - Main unit

       693,803.00

N. Legal, accounting. ins (Int, film guarantors)

477,010.00

D. Crew - 2nd & 3rd units

       278,680.00

O. Contingency @ 10%

7,254,830.00

E. Cast + options

  20,290,000.00

P. Producer's / Director's dividends (%)

TBA

F. Computer graphics (CGI)

  17,500,000.00

Q. Distribution - Direct (costs)

27,959,000.00

G. Art department

       986,300.00

R. Profit projected on sales (before corp. tax)

536,370,000.00

H. Equipment

       242,850.00

S. Finance / Interest (5 yrs)

53,876,570.00

I.  Location / transport / catering

809,502.00

T. Total target film cost (production & distribution)

107,753,138.00

J. Stock, lab, video transfers

312,195.00

U. Studio property / equipment (invest)

TBA

K. Post production

190,510.00

.

.

.

.

Sales

 698,000,000.00

Cost of Sales

 161,629,710.00

Net Profit*

*Subj. corp. taxes 

.

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