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A list of the most expensive movies ever made. These are the films that cost the most amounts of money to create. This list is based on the negative cost. The amounts listed below do not include marketing budgets, etc.; they only include the production budget of the film itself. These costs are not adjusted for inflation. 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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Pirates of the Caribbean: At W... is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Most Expensive Movies Ever Made
Pirates of the Caribbean: At World's End Johnny Depp, Keira Knightley, Keith Richards - Total Cost (est.): $300m

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Tangled is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Most Expensive Movies Ever Made
Tangled Mandy Moore, Ron Perlman, Zachary Levi - Total Cost (est.): $260m

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Spider-Man 3 is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Most Expensive Movies Ever Made
Spider-Man 3 Kirsten Dunst, Elizabeth Banks, James Franco - Total Cost (est.): $258m

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Harry Potter and the Half-Bloo... is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Most Expensive Movies Ever Made
Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince Emma Watson, Daniel Radcliffe, Helena Bonham Carter - Total Cost (est.): $250m

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Avatar is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Most Expensive Movies Ever Made
Avatar Zoe Saldana, Sigourney Weaver, Michelle Rodriguez - Total Cost (est.): $237m

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The Chronicles of Narnia: Prin... is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Most Expensive Movies Ever Made
The Chronicles of Narnia: Prince Caspian Liam Neeson, Tilda Swinton, Peter Dinklage - Total Cost (est.): $225m

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Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead... is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Most Expensive Movies Ever Made
Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man's Chest Johnny Depp, Keira Knightley, Orlando Bloom - Total Cost (est.): $225m

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X-Men: The Last Stand is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Most Expensive Movies Ever Made
X-Men: The Last Stand Halle Berry, Hugh Jackman, Anna Paquin - Total Cost (est.): $210m

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Superman Returns is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Most Expensive Movies Ever Made
Superman Returns Marlon Brando, Kevin Spacey, Kate Bosworth - Total Cost (est.): $209m

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King Kong is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Most Expensive Movies Ever Made
King Kong Naomi Watts, Jack Black, Adrien Brody - Total Cost (est.): $207m

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Transformers: Revenge of the F... is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Most Expensive Movies Ever Made
Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen Megan Fox, Shia LaBeouf, Hugo Weaving - Total Cost (est.): $200m

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2012 is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Most Expensive Movies Ever Made
2012 Amanda Peet, Woody Harrelson, Thandie Newton - Total Cost (est.): $200m

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Titanic is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Most Expensive Movies Ever Made
Titanic Barbara Stanwyck, Robert Wagner, Thelma Ritter - Total Cost (est.): $200m

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Spider-Man 2 is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Most Expensive Movies Ever Made
Spider-Man 2 Kirsten Dunst, Elizabeth Banks, James Franco - Total Cost (est.): $200m

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Quantum of Solace is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Most Expensive Movies Ever Made
Quantum of Solace Gemma Arterton, Eva Green, Daniel Craig - Total Cost (est.): $200m

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Terminator Salvation is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Most Expensive Movies Ever Made
Terminator Salvation Christian Bale, Helena Bonham Carter, Bryce Dallas Howard - Total Cost (est.): $200m

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Toy Story 3 is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Most Expensive Movies Ever Made
Toy Story 3 Tom Hanks, Whoopi Goldberg, Michael Keaton - Total Cost (est.): $200m

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Indiana Jones and the Kingdom ... is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Most Expensive Movies Ever Made
Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull Cate Blanchett, Harrison Ford, Shia LaBeouf - Total Cost (est.): $185m

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The Dark Knight is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Most Expensive Movies Ever Made
The Dark Knight Christian Bale, Morgan Freeman, Gary Oldman - Total Cost (est.): $185m

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The Golden Compass is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Most Expensive Movies Ever Made
The Golden Compass Nicole Kidman, Eva Green, Ian McKellen - Total Cost (est.): $180m

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The Chronicles of Narnia: The ... is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Most Expensive Movies Ever Made
The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe Liam Neeson, Tilda Swinton, James McAvoy - Total Cost (est.): $180m

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WALL-E is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Most Expensive Movies Ever Made
WALL-E Sigourney Weaver, Laraine Newman, Kathy Najimy - Total Cost (est.): $180m

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Troy is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Most Expensive Movies Ever Made
Troy Brad Pitt, Diane Kruger, Rose Byrne - Total Cost (est.): $175m

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Waterworld is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Most Expensive Movies Ever Made
Waterworld Kevin Costner, Jack Black, Dennis Hopper - Total Cost (est.): $175m

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Evan Almighty is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Most Expensive Movies Ever Made
Evan Almighty Morgan Freeman, Steve Carell, Jon Stewart - Total Cost (est.): $175m

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Monsters vs. Aliens is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Most Expensive Movies Ever Made
Monsters vs. Aliens Reese Witherspoon, Amy Poehler, Renée Zellweger - Total Cost (est.): $175m

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Up is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Most Expensive Movies Ever Made
Up Christopher Plummer, Ed Asner, Laraine Newman - Total Cost (est.): $175m

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A Christmas Carol is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Most Expensive Movies Ever Made
A Christmas Carol Jim Carrey, Gary Oldman, Robin Wright - Total Cost (est.): $175m

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Wild Wild West is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Most Expensive Movies Ever Made
Wild Wild West Salma Hayek, Will Smith, Kevin Kline - Total Cost (est.): $170m

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Terminator 3: Rise of the Mach... is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Most Expensive Movies Ever Made
Terminator 3: Rise of the Machines Arnold Schwarzenegger, Claire Danes, Kristanna Loken - Total Cost (est.): $170m

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G.I. Joe: The Rise of Cobra is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Most Expensive Movies Ever Made
G.I. Joe: The Rise of Cobra Sienna Miller, Channing Tatum, Joseph Gordon-Levitt - Total Cost (est.): $170m

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Iron Man 2 is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Most Expensive Movies Ever Made
Iron Man 2 Scarlett Johansson, Gwyneth Paltrow, Robert Downey Jr. - Total Cost (est.): $170m

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Tron: Legacy is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Most Expensive Movies Ever Made
Tron: Legacy Olivia Wilde, Jeff Bridges, Cillian Murphy - Total Cost (est.): $170m

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How to Train Your Dragon is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Most Expensive Movies Ever Made
How to Train Your Dragon Gerard Butler, Kristen Wiig, David Tennant - Total Cost (est.): $165m

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Sahara is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Most Expensive Movies Ever Made
Sahara Penélope Cruz, Matthew McConaughey, William H. Macy - Total Cost (est.): $160m

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Van Helsing is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Most Expensive Movies Ever Made
Van Helsing Kate Beckinsale, Hugh Jackman, Josie Maran - Total Cost (est.): $160m

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Poseidon is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Most Expensive Movies Ever Made
Poseidon Emmy Rossum, Fergie, Kurt Russell - Total Cost (est.): $160m

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Shrek the Third is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Most Expensive Movies Ever Made
Shrek the Third Cameron Diaz, Justin Timberlake, Eddie Murphy - Total Cost (est.): $160m

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Inception is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Most Expensive Movies Ever Made
Inception Leonardo DiCaprio, Tom Hardy, Marion Cotillard - Total Cost (est.): $160m

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Robin Hood is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Most Expensive Movies Ever Made
Robin Hood Ringo Starr, Peter Ustinov, Graham Chapman - Total Cost (est.): $155m

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Alexander is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Most Expensive Movies Ever Made
Alexander Angelina Jolie, Val Kilmer, Colin Farrell - Total Cost (est.): $155m