Highest-Grossing Movies Adjusted for Inflation (in America)

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  1. Gone With the Wind (1939)
  2. Star Wars (1977)
  3. The Sound of Music (1965)
  4. E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial (1982)
  5. The Ten Commandments (1956)
  6. Jaws (1975)
  7. Titanic (1997)
  8. Doctor Zhivago (1965)
  9. The Jungle Book (1967)
  10. Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs (1937)
  11. Ben-Hur (1959)
  12. 101 Dalmatians (1961)
  13. The Exorcist (1973)
  14. The Empire Strikes Back (1980)
  15. Return of the Jedi (1983)
  16. The Sting (1973)
  17. Raiders of the Lost Ark (1981)
  18. Jurassic Park (1993)
  19. The Graduate (1967)
  20. Star Wars: Episode I - The Phantom Menace (1999)
  21. Fantasia (1941)
  22. The Godfather (1972)
  23. Forrest Gump (1994)
  24. Mary Poppins (1964)
  25. Grease (1978)
  26. The Lion King (1994)
  27. Thunderball (1965)
  28. Sleeping Beauty (1959)
  29. Ghostbusters (1984)
  30. Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid (1969)
  31. Bambi (1942)
  32. Spider-Man (2002)
  33. Independence Day (1996)
  34. Love Story (1970)
  35. Beverly Hills Cop (1984)
  36. Home Alone (1990)
  37. Pinocchio (1940)
  38. Cleopatra (1963)
  39. Goldfinger (1964)
  40. Airport (1970)
  41. American Graffiti (1973)
  42. The Robe (1953)
  43. Close Encounters of the Third Kind (1977/1980)
  44. Around the World in 80 Days (1956)
  45. Blazing Saddles (1974)
  46. Batman (1989)
  47. The Bells of St. Mary's (1945)
  48. The Towering Inferno (1974)
  49. National Lampoon's Animal House (1978)
  50. The Greatest Show on Earth (1952)
  51. My Fair Lady (1964)
  52. Let's Make Love (1960)
  53. Back to the Future (1985)
  54. Superman (1978)
  55. Smokey and the Bandit (1977)
  56. The Sixth Sense (1999)
  57. Tootsie (1982)
  58. Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone (2001)
  59. West Side Story (1961)
  60. Lady and the Tramp (1955)
  61. Twister (1996)
  62. Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring (2001)
  63. Rocky (1976)
  64. The Best Years of Our Lives (1946)
  65. The Poseidon Adventure (1972)
  66. Men in Black (1997)
  67. The Bridge On The River Kwai (1957)
  68. It's a Mad, Mad, Mad, Mad World (1963)
  69. Swiss Family Robinson (1960)
  70. One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest (1975)
  71. M*A*S*H (1970)
  72. Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom (1984)
  73. Mrs. Doubtfire (1993)
  74. Aladdin (1992)
  75. Star Wars: Episode II - Attack of the Clones (2002)
  76. Ghost (1990)
  77. Duel in the Sun (1946)
  78. House of Wax (1953)
  79. Rear Window (1954)
  80. The Lost World: Jurassic Park (1997)
  81. Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade (1989)
  82. Terminator 2: Judgment Day (1991)
  83. Dr. Seuss' How the Grinch Stole Christmas (2000)
  84. Sergeant York (1941)
  85. Toy Story 2 (1999)
  86. Top Gun (1986)
  87. Shrek (2001)
  88. "Crocodile" Dundee (1986)
  89. Saving Private Ryan (1998)
  90. The Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse (1921)
  91. Young Frankenstein (1974)
  92. Peter Pan (1953)
  93. Gremlins (1984)
  94. Every Which Way But Loose (1978)
  95. Monsters, Inc. (2001)
  96. Funny Girl (1968)
  97. The Fugitive (1993)
  98. The Caine Mutiny (1954)
  99. Toy Story (1995)
  100. Jaws 2 (1978)
Author Comments: 

Some of these may surprise you.

This is only based on America, not a worldwide gross. The figures only include theatrical releases, not VHS or DVD sales / rentals, TV rights, etc.

I probably won't update this list. Know that it only goes through July of 2002.

This list was shamelessly stolen from www.filmsite.org for the enjoyment of all listologists.

Well I must admit I was in on the fact that 47 movies made a few dollars out of my pocket. Thanks for the list.

I've seen 89 of these, but only 22 of them in the theater, so I personally didn't shape this list all that much.

I've seen half of these, but only 12 in the the theaters.