What was the biggest movie the year you were born? You might be surprised to learn that many of the highest grossing movies from the year that you were born became known as some of "the greatest films of all time." Star Wars flicks were among some of the best films of the '70s. The biggest movies of the '80s often starred Tom Cruise or saw Steven Spielberg in the director's chair, and the '90s are largely remembered for their animated Disney features.
This collection of great cinema spans from 1975 to the turn of the millennium – showcasing the highest-grossing and most memorable films of each year. Several years featured countless great films, but only one title could be named "the biggest film of your birth year."
When looking at the most successful movies by year on this list, it's apparent how tastes have changed over the past few decades, but no matter when you were born, you're bound to find plenty of great movies on this list.