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10 Most Watched Movies on the Planet

Updated on April 24, 2016

Do You Know Which Are The 10 Most Watched Movies on the Planet?

We all like to sit back and watch a great movie, but can you remember them all and name the 10 most watched movies on the planet?

During this last century thousands of movies have been produced, but only a select few have become the most watched movies on the planet.

Here you will discover some really great examples of cinema-graphic work by highly talented producers and directors.

This is a list of the 10 most watched movies on the planet. The ranking of each movie in the list is determined by its recorded box office sales figures plus its total DVD sales figures.

10 Most Watched Movies Review

I have compiled this list of the 10 Most Watched Movies On The Planet after completing a long project of research to establish exactly which are the most popular movies in the world.

Just like lots of other people I have over many years enjoyed watching some of the greatest movies of our times, so it gave me great pleasure to undertake this task of the most watched movies review.

You will find in this list an absolutely fantastic collection of movies with wonderful acting, producing and directing talent, covering a considerable number of years.

Most of the actors, actresses, producers and directors are still producing their amazing work for our ongoing delight.

Browse through the most watched movies review and if there are any movies that you have not seen but would like to, just click.

Then you can sit back in a comfortable chair and watch some incredible movies.

Enjoy your viewing pleasure.

Number 10 Most Watched Movie On The Planet

Raiders of the Lost Ark - Starring: Harrison Ford and Karen Allen - Director: Steven Spielberg

If adventure has a name, it must be Indiana Jones. Archaeologist and adventurer Indiana Jones is hired by the US government to find the Ark of the Covenant before the Nazis. The Ark is widely believed to carry an incredibly powerful energy that must not fall into Nazi hands. Indiana is immediately sent overseas; he stops in Nepal to pick up an old girlfriend and then meets up with his friend Sallah in Cairo. But he soon discovers that there are many dangerous situations along the way, even inside the Ark's resting place.

Number 9 Most Watched Movie On The Planet

Lord of the Rings - Starring: Elijah Wood and Sir Ian McKellen - Director: Peter Jackson

The Lord of the Rings is an epic fantasy story written by J. R. R. Tolkien. The novel began as a sequel to his earlier, much less complex children's fantasy story, The Hobbit, but evolved into a much larger work.

The Lord of the Rings has been made into a movie trilogy that consists of three live action fantasy epic movies; The Fellowship of the Ring, The Two Towers and The Return of the King.

Number 8 Most Watched Movie On The Planet

The Exorcist - Starring: Linda Blair and Jason Miller - Producer: William Peter Blatty

The Exorcist is the sensational horror story that shocked everybody. It is about devil possession and the subsequent exorcism of the demonic spirits from a young, innocent girl. The Exorcist was notable for being one of the biggest box office successes, one of the first 'blockbusters' in movie history and one of the biggest money makers of its time. It is one of the few horror movies that were nominated for Best Picture. But, it was also one of the most opposed movies for its controversial content.

Number 7 Most Watched Movie On The Planet

Doctor Zhivago - Starring: Julie Christie and Omar Sharif - Director: David Lean

While he is studying to be a doctor in Moscow, Yuri Zhivago encounters a chance meeting with the most beautiful Lara, while they are travelling on a train. Their relationship turns out to be a fateful romance that spans the early years of the Russian Revolution, during which both their lives are just totally turned upside down.

Doctor Zhivago was a really huge box office hit and managed to win five Academy Awards. This movie left an indelible mark on popular culture and even to this day remains an extremely popular movie.

Number 6 Most Watched Movie On The Planet

The Ten Commandments - Starring: Charlton Heston and Yul Brynner - Director: Cecil B DeMille

The Ten Commandments was Cecil B. De Mille's most spectacular epic and last movie. It was a remake of De Mille's own 1923 silent film of the same name. And it became the highest earning live action movie of the 1950s. It is a blockbuster movie that has a melodramatic style, with great actors.

The movie gives an epic account of the liberation of the Hebrew people from Egyptian bondage. Lead by Egyptian prince Moses, who was born a Hebrew slave. He was raised as an Egyptian Pharaoh's adopted son and helps in the construction of the giant pyramids.

Number 5 Most Watched Movie On The Planet

Star Wars - Starring: Harrison Ford and Mark Hamill - Director: George Lucas

If you have never heard of Obi-Wan Kenobi, Luke Skywalker, Hans Solo, Darth Vader or many of the other characters in these movies, then you must have been living on another planet. The movie series started with The Phantom Menace was followed by Attack of the Clones, Revenge of the Sith, A New Hope, The Empire Strikes Back and Return of the Jedi.

Number 4 Most Watched Movie On The Planet

ET - The Extra-Terrestrial - Starring: Drew Barrymore and Henry Thomas - Director: Steven Spielberg

E.T - The Extra-Terrestrial is the immensely popular magical fantasy movie. It became one of the box-office champion movies of all time. Steven Spielberg's sci-fi masterpiece about the love between a young suburban boy and a lost, homesick visitor from another planet who is mistakenly left stranded on Earth - millions of light years from home.

Number 3 Most Watched Movie On The Planet

Gone With The Wind - Starring: Vivien Leigh and Clark Gable - Producer: David Selznick

Gone With The Wind, a romantic drama by Margaret Mitchell. It is set in Georgia, Atlanta during the American Civil War and follows the life of Scarlett O'Hara, the daughter of an Irish immigrant plantation owner.

The novel won the coveted Pulitzer Prize and was then adapted into this movie of the same name which won an Academy Award.

Number 2 Most Watched Movie On The Planet

Titanic - Starring: Kate Winslet and Leonardo DiCaprio - Director: James Cameron

This is a fictional drama about the romantic tale of a rich girl and a poor boy who meet on the ill-fated voyage of the 'unsinkable' Titanic liner.

Titanic was one of the most expensive movies ever made, but it turned out to be a huge critical and commercial success, winning 11 Academy Awards as well as being the highest grossing movie of all time, at just over $1.8 billion worldwide. One of the famous taglines in the movie is; a woman's heart is a deep ocean of secrets.

Number 1 Most Watched Movie On The Planet

Avatar - Starring: Sam Worthington and Zoe Saldana - Director: James Cameron

From a conceptual vision after the success of Titanic, James Cameron has spent the last decade in the design, development and production of both this movie and the technology that was needed to be able to film it. This is the first movie of its kind that has real actors set in a three dimensional virtual world. Stunning visual effects and a star studded cast ensure that the movie will become a classic sci-fi epic.

These are true epic movies that deserve to have a place in such a list. Great List, Great job!

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      piper 2 years ago

      Hi i think the movie stand by me should be up ive seen it like 30 times love the movie i recommend it to anyone but i think its rated M cause it has swearing only a bit but a fantastic mate man ship movie!

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      QAIS 2 years ago

      Titanic is the best i have probely seen it 10 times . But it is still a fresh story for me

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      Kidz Cards 3 years ago

      Wonderful great hub

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      Charito Maranan-Montecillo 3 years ago from Manila, Philippines

      From your list, I like "The Ten Commandments", "E.T." and "Titanic".

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      anonymous 3 years ago

      I agree with this list!

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      coffeeholicpencil 3 years ago

      This list is agreeable :]

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      eiramarie 3 years ago

      Nice Selection of Movie, and I agree this are the top 10.

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      Michelllle 4 years ago

      I thought Star Wars would have beat Avatar. hmmm.

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      mrsclaus411 4 years ago

      Would go for AVATAR! A really nice movie of all time. :) I like what you did here. :) Keep it up!

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      anonymous 5 years ago

      you missed Batman The Dark Knight

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      anonymous 5 years ago

      Indian Jones is so cool

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      anonymous 6 years ago

      I'm surprised to see Avatar at number 1, Titanic I can understand.

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      gideon43 7 years ago

      Interesting list.

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      anonymous 7 years ago

      Nice list, but what about Twilight,New Moon and Eclipse they deserve to be up there too

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      anonymous 7 years ago

      Asolutely!!! these movies are one of the best!!!

      I like titanic and e.t the most!!! E.T is a favourite!!!

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