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A list of the most expensive movies ever made, adjusted for inflation. These are the films that cost the most amounts of money to create. This list is based on the negative cost. In other words, the amounts listed below do not include marketing budgets, etc.; they only include the production budget of the film itself. These costs are also adjusted for inflation; $44 million in 1963 would be over $300 million today. Hollywood studios tend to be secretive about the money they spend, so creative accounting is sometimes used to obfuscate their numbers. That said, this list is just about as accurate as they come. Filmmaking is an expensive endeavor.

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Cleopatra is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Largest Movie Budgets, Adjusted for Inflation
Cleopatra Elizabeth Taylor, Richard Burton, Martin Landau - Total Adjusted Cost (est.): $320m

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Pirates of the Caribbean: At W... is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Largest Movie Budgets, Adjusted for Inflation
Pirates of the Caribbean: At World's End Johnny Depp, Keira Knightley, Keith Richards - Total Adjusted Cost (est.): $318m

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Titanic is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Largest Movie Budgets, Adjusted for Inflation
Titanic Barbara Stanwyck, Robert Wagner, Thelma Ritter - Total Adjusted Cost (est.): $274m

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Spider-Man 3 is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Largest Movie Budgets, Adjusted for Inflation
Spider-Man 3 Kirsten Dunst, Elizabeth Banks, James Franco - Total Adjusted Cost (est.): $273m

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Tangled is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Largest Movie Budgets, Adjusted for Inflation
Tangled Mandy Moore, Ron Perlman, Zachary Levi - Total Adjusted Cost (est.): $260m

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Harry Potter and the Half-Bloo... is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Largest Movie Budgets, Adjusted for Inflation
Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince Emma Watson, Daniel Radcliffe, Helena Bonham Carter - Total Adjusted Cost (est.): $256m

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Waterworld is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Largest Movie Budgets, Adjusted for Inflation
Waterworld Kevin Costner, Jack Black, Dennis Hopper - Total Adjusted Cost (est.): $252m

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Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead... is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Largest Movie Budgets, Adjusted for Inflation
Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man's Chest Johnny Depp, Keira Knightley, Orlando Bloom - Total Adjusted Cost (est.): $245m

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Avatar is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Largest Movie Budgets, Adjusted for Inflation
Avatar Zoe Saldana, Sigourney Weaver, Michelle Rodriguez - Total Adjusted Cost (est.): $243m

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King Kong is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Largest Movie Budgets, Adjusted for Inflation
King Kong Naomi Watts, Jack Black, Adrien Brody - Total Adjusted Cost (est.): $233m

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Spider-Man 2 is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Largest Movie Budgets, Adjusted for Inflation
Spider-Man 2 Kirsten Dunst, Elizabeth Banks, James Franco - Total Adjusted Cost (est.): $233m

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The Chronicles of Narnia: Prin... is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Largest Movie Budgets, Adjusted for Inflation
The Chronicles of Narnia: Prince Caspian Liam Neeson, Tilda Swinton, Peter Dinklage - Total Adjusted Cost (est.): $230m

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X-Men: The Last Stand is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Largest Movie Budgets, Adjusted for Inflation
X-Men: The Last Stand Halle Berry, Hugh Jackman, Anna Paquin - Total Adjusted Cost (est.): $229m

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Superman Returns is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Largest Movie Budgets, Adjusted for Inflation
Superman Returns Marlon Brando, Kevin Spacey, Kate Bosworth - Total Adjusted Cost (est.): $228m

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Wild Wild West is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Largest Movie Budgets, Adjusted for Inflation
Wild Wild West Salma Hayek, Will Smith, Kevin Kline - Total Adjusted Cost (est.): $224m

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Transformers: Revenge of the F... is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Largest Movie Budgets, Adjusted for Inflation
Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen Megan Fox, Shia LaBeouf, Hugo Weaving - Total Adjusted Cost (est.): $205m

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2012 is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Largest Movie Budgets, Adjusted for Inflation
2012 Amanda Peet, Woody Harrelson, Thandie Newton - Total Adjusted Cost (est.): $205m

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Terminator Salvation is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Largest Movie Budgets, Adjusted for Inflation
Terminator Salvation Christian Bale, Helena Bonham Carter, Bryce Dallas Howard - Total Adjusted Cost (est.): $205m

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Quantum of Solace is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Largest Movie Budgets, Adjusted for Inflation
Quantum of Solace Gemma Arterton, Eva Green, Daniel Craig - Total Adjusted Cost (est.): $204m

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Troy is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Largest Movie Budgets, Adjusted for Inflation
Troy Brad Pitt, Diane Kruger, Rose Byrne - Total Adjusted Cost (est.): $203m

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Terminator 3: Rise of the Mach... is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Largest Movie Budgets, Adjusted for Inflation
Terminator 3: Rise of the Machines Arnold Schwarzenegger, Claire Danes, Kristanna Loken - Total Adjusted Cost (est.): $203m

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The Chronicles of Narnia: The ... is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Largest Movie Budgets, Adjusted for Inflation
The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe Liam Neeson, Tilda Swinton, James McAvoy - Total Adjusted Cost (est.): $202m

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Toy Story 3 is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Largest Movie Budgets, Adjusted for Inflation
Toy Story 3 Tom Hanks, Whoopi Goldberg, Michael Keaton - Total Adjusted Cost (est.): $200m

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The Golden Compass is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Largest Movie Budgets, Adjusted for Inflation
The Golden Compass Nicole Kidman, Eva Green, Ian McKellen - Total Adjusted Cost (est.): $191m

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Superman is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Largest Movie Budgets, Adjusted for Inflation
Superman Marlon Brando, Gene Hackman, Christopher Reeve - Total Adjusted Cost (est.): $190m