Best Movies The Highest Grossing Movies of All Time  

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The highest grossing movies of all time, here in all their cinematic and box office splendor. These top movies at the box office include some of the best movies of all time and some of the best movie franchises ever. This list includes only domestic gross numbers, which means these films are the highest grossing in U.S. history. 

The highest grossing films of all time include some recent blockbusters you won't be surprised to see on the list (like The Avengers and Jurassic World, but it also has some holdouts from the earlier years of cinema that might surprise you (without giving away their position on the list, Star Wars and E.T. have held up remarkably well). If it's made a ton of money at some point, it's probably among the top grossing movies. 

Is there really one movie that can be called the highest grossing film (you know, because of inflation)? Before you go on the "well, this list of the top grossing films of all time isn't accurate because it doesn't account for inflation", know that there is a whole other list for the highest grossing films of all time (adjusted for inflation); so go over there next and take a look at the "real" highest grossing movie rankings.
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Star Wars: Episode VII - The F... is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Highest Grossing Movies of All Time
Harrison Ford, Carrie Fisher, Mark Hamill - $936,662,225 (2015)

2
Avatar is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Highest Grossing Movies of All Time
Zoe Saldana, Sigourney Weaver, Michelle Rodriguez - $760,507,625 (2009)

3
Black Panther is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Highest Grossing Movies of All Time
Chadwick Boseman, Michael B. Jordan, Lupita Nyong'o - $700,059,566 (2018)

4
Avengers: Infinity War is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Highest Grossing Movies of All Time
Robert Downey Jr., Chris Hemsworth, Mark Ruffalo - $678,815,482 (2018)

5
Titanic is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Highest Grossing Movies of All Time
Leonardo DiCaprio, Kate Winslet, Kathy Bates - $658,672,302 (1997)

6
Jurassic World is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Highest Grossing Movies of All Time
Bryce Dallas Howard, Chris Pratt, Vincent D'Onofrio - $651,443,636 (2015)

7
The Avengers is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Highest Grossing Movies of All Time
Robert Downey Jr., Chris Evans, Mark Ruffalo - $623,357,910 (2012)

8
Star Wars: Episode VIII - The ... is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Highest Grossing Movies of All Time
Mark Hamill, Carrie Fisher, Adam Driver - $620,181,382 (2017)

9
Incredibles 2 is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Highest Grossing Movies of All Time
Craig T. Nelson, Holly Hunter, Sarah Vowell - $605,633,025 (2018)

10
The Dark Knight is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Highest Grossing Movies of All Time
Christian Bale, Michael Caine, Heath Ledger - $534,858,444 (2008)

11
Rogue One: A Star Wars Story is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Highest Grossing Movies of All Time
Felicity Jones, Diego Luna, Riz Ahmed - $532,177,324 (2016)

12
Beauty and the Beast is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Highest Grossing Movies of All Time
Emma Watson, Dan Stevens, Luke Evans - $504,014,165 (2017)

13
Finding Dory is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Highest Grossing Movies of All Time
Ellen DeGeneres, Albert Brooks, Hayden Rolence - $486,295,561 (2016)

14
Star Wars Episode I: The Phant... is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Highest Grossing Movies of All Time
Natalie Portman, Keira Knightley, Ewan McGregor - $474,544,677 (1999)

15
Star Wars is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Highest Grossing Movies of All Time
Harrison Ford, Carrie Fisher, Mark Hamill - $460,998,007 (1977)

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The Avengers: Age of Ultron is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Highest Grossing Movies of All Time
Robert Downey Jr., Chris Hemsworth, Mark Ruffalo - $459,005,868 (2015)

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The Dark Knight Rises is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Highest Grossing Movies of All Time
Christian Bale, Michael Caine, Gary Oldman - $448,139,099 (2012)

18
Shrek 2 is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Highest Grossing Movies of All Time
Cameron Diaz, Eddie Murphy, Joan Rivers - $441,226,247 (2004)

19
E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Highest Grossing Movies of All Time
Drew Barrymore, Erika Eleniak, Debra Winger - $435,110,554 (1982)

20
The Hunger Games: Catching Fir... is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Highest Grossing Movies of All Time
Jennifer Lawrence, Elizabeth Banks, Woody Harrelson - $424,668,047 (2013)

21
Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead... is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Highest Grossing Movies of All Time
Johnny Depp, Keira Knightley, Orlando Bloom - $423,315,812 (2006)

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The Lion King is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Highest Grossing Movies of All Time
Whoopi Goldberg, Jeremy Irons, Matthew Broderick - $422,783,777 (1994)

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Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Highest Grossing Movies of All Time
Chris Pratt, Bryce Dallas Howard, B. D. Wong - $416,282,080 (2018)

24
Toy Story 3 is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Highest Grossing Movies of All Time
Tom Hanks, Whoopi Goldberg, Michael Keaton - $415,004,880 (2010)

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Wonder Woman is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Highest Grossing Movies of All Time
Gal Gadot, Chris Pine, Robin Wright - $412,563,408 (2017)

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Iron Man 3 is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Highest Grossing Movies of All Time
Gwyneth Paltrow, Robert Downey Jr., Ben Kingsley - $409,013,994 (2013)

27
Captain America: Civil War is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Highest Grossing Movies of All Time
Chris Evans, Robert Downey Jr., Scarlett Johansson - $408,084,349 (2016)

28
The Hunger Games is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Highest Grossing Movies of All Time
Jennifer Lawrence, Josh Hutcherson, Liam Hemsworth - $408,010,692 (2012)

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Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Highest Grossing Movies of All Time
Dwayne Johnson, Kevin Hart, Jack Black - $404,515,480 (2017)

30
Spider-Man is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Highest Grossing Movies of All Time
Tobey Maguire, Willem Dafoe, Kirsten Dunst - $403,706,375 (2002)

31
Jurassic Park is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Highest Grossing Movies of All Time
Samuel L. Jackson, Jeff Goldblum, Richard Attenborough - $402,453,882 (1993)

32
Transformers: Revenge of the F... is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Highest Grossing Movies of All Time
Megan Fox, Shia LaBeouf, Hugo Weaving - $402,111,870 (2009)

33
Frozen is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Highest Grossing Movies of All Time
Kristen Bell, Idina Menzel, Alan Tudyk - $400,738,009 (2013)

34
Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Highest Grossing Movies of All Time
Chris Pratt, Zoe Saldana, Dave Bautista - $389,813,101 (2017)

35
Harry Potter and the Deathly H... is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Highest Grossing Movies of All Time
Emma Watson, Daniel Radcliffe, Gary Oldman - $381,011,219 (2011)

36
Finding Nemo is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Highest Grossing Movies of All Time
Ellen DeGeneres, Willem Dafoe, Eric Bana - $380,843,261 (2003)

37
Star Wars Episode III: Revenge... is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Highest Grossing Movies of All Time
Natalie Portman, Ewan McGregor, Samuel L. Jackson - $380,270,577 (2005)

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The Lord of the Rings: The Ret... is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Highest Grossing Movies of All Time
Cate Blanchett, Ian McKellen, Liv Tyler - $380,270,577 (2003)

39
Spider-Man 2 is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Highest Grossing Movies of All Time
Tobey Maguire, Kirsten Dunst, James Franco - $373,585,825 (2004)

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The Passion of the Christ is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Highest Grossing Movies of All Time
Monica Bellucci, Jim Caviezel, Claudia Gerini - $370,782,930 (2004)

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The Secret Life of Pets is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Highest Grossing Movies of All Time
Louis C.K., Lake Bell, Kevin Hart - $368,384,330 (2016)

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Despicable Me 2 is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Highest Grossing Movies of All Time
Russell Brand, Steve Carell, Kristen Wiig - $368,061,265 (2013)

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The Jungle Book is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Highest Grossing Movies of All Time
Bill Murray, Ben Kingsley, Idris Elba - $364,001,123 (2016)

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Deadpool is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Highest Grossing Movies of All Time
Ryan Reynolds, Morena Baccarin, Ed Skrein - $363,070,709 (2016)

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Inside Out is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Highest Grossing Movies of All Time
Amy Poehler, Diane Lane, Mindy Kaling - $356,461,711 (2015)  

46
Furious 7 is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Highest Grossing Movies of All Time
Vin Diesel, Paul Walker, Dwayne Johnson - $353,007,020 (2015)  

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Transformers: Dark of the Moon is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Highest Grossing Movies of All Time
Rosie Huntington-Whiteley, Shia LaBeouf, John Malkovich - $352,390,543 (2011)

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American Sniper is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Highest Grossing Movies of All Time
Bradley Cooper, Sienna Miller, Jonathan Groff - $350,126,372 (2014)

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The Lord of the Rings: The Two... is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Highest Grossing Movies of All Time
Cate Blanchett, Ian McKellen, Liv Tyler - $342,551,365 (2002)

50
Zootopia is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Highest Grossing Movies of All Time
Ginnifer Goodwin, Jason Bateman, Idris Elba - $341,268,248 (2016)