Lovefilm a DVD rental firm launched the poll to celebrate the release of Iron Man 2 this week. ”It’s great to see so many highly regarded titles in the top 10 and making their own mark on film history.” they said. Here are the final list:
10. Shrek 2 is 2004 animated movie , the film features the voices of Mike Myers, Eddie Murphy, Cameron Diaz and Antonio Banderas. Shrek 2 scored the fourth largest three day opening weekend in US history and it is, as well, the highest-grossing fully-animated film of all time. 4th sequel of Shrek series, named Shrek Forever After, will be released May 21st 2010.
9. Meet the Fockers is a 2004 comedy film and a sequel to Meet the Parents starring Dustin Hoffman, Ben Stiller, Robert De Niro and Barbra Streisand. The film was a big commercial success. According to Box Office Mojo, it grossed $46,120,980 on its opening weekend.
8. Toy Story 2 is family animate movie from 1999, the third Disney/Pixar feature film, and the sequel to Toy Story, which features the adventures of a group of toys that come to life when humans are not around to see them. Toy Story 2 was hugely a critical and commercial success earning a rare 100% approval rating at Rotten Tomatoes (one of the only animated films to do so, along with the original), with an average reviewer score of 8.6/10 (based on a sample of 144 reviews). Toy Story and Toy Story 2 are both Pixar’s highest-rated films to date.
7. The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers is a 2002 fantasy-adventure film directed by Peter Jackson based on the second volume of J. R. R. Tolkien’s The Lord of the Rings. It is the second film in The Lord of the Rings film trilogy that was preceded by The Fellowship of the Ring (2001) and concluded with The Return of the King (2003). The movie was critically acclaimed, although the adaptation was more controversial than the first film. It was an enormous box-office success, earning over $900 million worldwide, out grossing its predecessor, and is currently the 10th highest-grossing film of all time.
6. The Bourne Supremacy is a spy mystery thriller film released on 23 July 2004 and it received a positive critical and public reaction similar to its predecessor, The Bourne Identity. The film was followed by a 2007 sequel entitled The Bourne Ultimatum. Bourne is portrayed by Matt Damon.
5. Aliens is a 1986 science fiction action film directed by James Cameron. A sequel to the 1979 film Alien, Aliens is set fifty-seven years after the first film and is regarded by many film critics as a benchmark for the action and science fiction genres. Aliens earned $86 million in the United States box office during its 1986 theatrical release and $131 million internationally. The movie was nominated for seven Academy Awards, including a Best Actress nomination for Sigourney Weaver. It won in the categories of Sound Effects Editing and Visual Effects.
4. The Dark Knight is a 2008 superhero thriller film directed and co-written by Christopher Nolan. Based on the DC Comics character Batman, the film is part of Nolan’s Batman film series and a sequel to 2005’s Batman Begins. Christian Bale reprises the lead role. It was greeted with positive reviews upon release, and became only the second film to earn more than $500 million at the North American box office, setting numerous other records in the process. It is also the fifth highest grossing film worldwide, and one of only five films to earn more than $1 billion, worldwide. The film received numerous awards nominations and two Academy Awards for Best Sound Editing and Best Supporting Actor for Ledger’s performance.
3. The Godfather Part II is a 1974 American gangster film directed by Francis Ford Coppola from a script co-written with Mario Puzo. The film is both a sequel and a prequel to The Godfather, chronicling the story of the Corleone family following the events of the first film while also depicting the rise to power of the young Vito Corleone before the events of the first film. The Godfather Part II was nominated for 11 Academy Awards and won six, including Best Picture and Best Supporting Actor for Robert De Niro, and has been selected for preservation in the U.S. National Film Registry.
2. Terminator 2: Judgment Day, commonly abbreviated as T2, is a 1991 science fiction action film directed, co-written and co-produced by James Cameron and starring Arnold Schwarzenegger. Set eleven years after the events of The Terminator, it follows Sarah Connor, her 10-year-old son John, and a reprogrammed Terminator from the future as they defend themselves from a T-1000. The film’s visual effects include many breakthroughs in computer-generated effects, marking the first use of natural human motion for a CG character and the first partially computer-generated main character. The film won several awards including four Academy Awards for makeup, sound mixing, sound editing and visual effects. There is 4 sequels of Terminator series.
10. Star Wars Episode V: The Empire Strikes Back is a 1980 space opera film directed by Irvin Kershner based on a story by George Lucas It was the second film released in the Star Wars saga, and the fifth in terms of internal chronology. Following a difficult production, The Empire Strikes Back was released on May 21, 1980, and initially received mixed reviews from critics, although it has since grown in esteem, becoming one of the most popular chapters in the Star Wars saga and one of the most highly rated films in history. It earned more than US$538 million worldwide over the original run and several re-releases. When adjusted for inflation, it is the 12th highest grossing film of all time.