The Best Films in History: Did Your Favorite Make the List?

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Close Encounters of the Third Kind

This sci-fi adventure follows a group of alien enthusiasts who are attempting to contact extraterrestrial beings. The Steven Spielberg movie was released in 1977 to much fanfare. Since then, it's accrued nearly $400 million. 

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Memento

Christopher Nolan awed audiences with this 2001 film. The neo-noir psychological thriller film has grossed around $35 million in the last 20 years. Critics commented on the complicated plotline with very little plotholes, which was impressive since the film followed a man with severe memory loss trying to find out who had killed his wife.

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The More You Know

  • The Terminator script was sold for a dollar.
  • The skeletons in "Poltergeist" are not props. They are real human skeletons.
  • Paranormal Activity cost $15000 to make and has grossed $210 million so far.
  • In the movie 'The Hangover', no effects or prosthetics were created for Stu's missing tooth. Actor Ed Helms never had an adult incisor grow, and his fake incisor was taken out for the parts of filming where Stu's tooth is missing.
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