Movies are a great way to relax and unwind after a long day’s work. They also provide the perfect plan for the first date with the girl of your dreams. Movies are therefore part of us. They are who we are. And they are educative. They are entertaining and they are informative as well. Since time immemorial, human folk are known to enjoy acting and theatre. This is what led to the million dollar movie industry that we have at the moment. In this piece I will examine the top 10 most watched movies in the world. People tend to like the movies that have a good ending to it. The Feel good movies in which the good guy triumphs over the bad guy. Well let’s see if movies of this caliber make it into the list of the Top 10 most watched movies in the world.
10. Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone
Produced at the turn of the millennium, Harry Potter and the Philosophers Stone is a film about a young kid, Harry Potter, who attends the Hogwarts school of Witchcraft and Wizardry for the first time. He discovers that he is indeed a famous wizard and it is at this time that he begins his magic education. The plot develops and Harry is able to learn more about his past and hoe he came about to possess wizardry power. This film did cast a spell on its viewers with people trooping to cinema and video hall to watch it. It is still popular up to now and it therefore merits a place in the top 10 most watched movies in the world.
9. The God Father
The Godfather is regarded by many as one of the greatest films of all time. The Godfather is a mob-drama film that highlights the all-powerful Italian-American crime family of Don Vito Corleone. The movie starts when the son of Don Corleone, Michael joins the mafia and get sucked into the vicious cycle of criminal violence and betrayal. It develops and scenes of armed conflict between the police and drug cartel are common. The Godfather was voted as the second “Greatest Film in American Film” by the American Film Institute.
8. Home Alone
Home Alone is a Christmas Comedy film produced in 1990 in which an 8 year old kid tries to save his family from burglars when he is accidentally left home alone after his family flies to Paris for their Christmas Holiday vacation. This is one of those feel good movies in which the good triumphs over evil. At the end the little kid outsmarts the burglars and they are arrested and taken to prison. All is well that ends well.
7. The Lord of the Rings
The Lord of the Rings is a film franchise that includes three fantasy adventure films produced by Peter Jackson. The film is set in a fictitious setting of Middle-earth in which the Fellowship try to destroy its One Ring and by extension destroy its ruler the Dark Lord Sauron. The film is as intriguing as it is exciting and its viewers could not get enough of it making it is one of the most watched movies in the world
6. ET – The Extra Terrestrial
This is a film about aliens and how they relate with Humans. Produced in 1982, ET – The Extra Terrestrial is a film about a gentle alien that gets stranded on earth. This alien is discovered by a young boy by the name Elliot and they become friends. Elliot takes this strange creature home and he introduces it to his brother and sister and they decide to keep its existence a secret. The alien falls ill and the government intervenes.
5. Terminator 2 – Judgment Day
This is one of the most watched movie in the world and one of the main reason for this is that it stars none other than Arnold Schwarzenegger. Schwarzenegger is a darling to many with his fans amazed at acting and fighting skills so much so that he was elected governor of California immediately after his retirement from active acting. In the film he plays a robot T- 800 that is tasked to protect civilization by protecting a young John Connor. He fights of the bad guy T-1000 who intends on bring about a robot uprising.
4. The Lion King
I think we have all watched the lion king. This animated film features the trail of a young lion by the name Simba as he tries to take leadership of the animal kingdom after his father Mufasa is cruelly murdered by hi envious uncle Scar. This film teaches us values of humanity and perseverance in the face of disaster. This is one of the film kids enjoy and for this reason it makes it as one of the most watched movies in the world.
3. Star Wars Episode IV – A new Hope
In this space epic, the dark forces under the leadership of Darth Vader take hostage Princess Leia in their bid to tame opposition against the new Galactic Empire. The millennium falcon join hands to rescue the princess and restore freedom and order in the Galaxy.
Another alien movie makes it into the list of the top 10 most watched movies in the world. The setting to this movie is the alien space world of Pandora. The natives of this planet are the Navi who may seem primitive but they are in fact highly evolved. A hybrid between a human and a Navi leads to a creature called an Avatar. War emerges where the Avatars and the natives the Navi fight for survival of their world. It was realized in 2009 and it witnesses some of the largest crowds in its opening show.
The Titanic is one of the most watched movies of all time. Starring a young Leonardo DiCaprio and Kate Winslet as members of different social classes. The Titanic is a disaster romance film in which members aboard the RMS Titanic fall in love with each other and majority perish when it is sinks during its maiden voyage. It has been nominated for various Awards and is one of the highest grossing movies of all time.