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“Back to the Future” top grossing movies, past, present

January 24, 2019

The past three decades (30 years) have brought moviegoers to the theaters. We will be looking at the top grossing movies of the 1990’s, 2000’s, and 2010 to present day for following genres: Horror, Science Fiction, Action, Family and Comedy.



1990’s - “The Sixth Sense”

“Sixth Sense” was released out in 1999 and the main characters are Dr. Malcolm Crowe and Cole Sear. Cole is a child who is terrified by strange visitations from people with unsolved problems. They seem to come out of the shadows and Cole is too scared to tell anyone except psychiatrist Dr. Malcolm Crowe.


2000’s - “I am Legend”

“I am Legend” was released in 2007 and is about a post-apocalyptic world where Robert Neville, a scientist, survived the man-made plague that turns humans into bloodthirsty creatures. Neville explores New York City looking for other survivors, hoping that he is not the last man alive.


Present day - “It”

“It” is based off a book written by author Stephen King. A shape shifting demon takes the form of a clown, named Pennywise, who emerges from the sewer every 27 years to haunt the children who live in Derry, Maine.


Science Fiction

1990’s - “Star Wars: A Phantom Menace”

“Star Wars- A Phantom Menace” is the first movie made in the prequel trilogy following the original Star Wars trilogy released in the 1970s. Obi-Wan Kenobi and Qui-Gon Jinn are tasked with killing Darth Maul, a Sith Lord. They find Anakin Skywalker, a young mastermind, who helps lead them in the journey to fight the Galactic Empire.


2000’s - “Avatar”

“Avatar” takes place in the fictional world of Pandora, where blue alien-like creatures, called the Na’vi, rule the land. The land of Pandora is poisonous to the human race and humans need to turn into an “Avatar” to be able to explore it. Jake Sully, a paralyzed marine, turns into an Avatar and is able to walk again. While learning the culture of the Na’vi, he falls in love with a Na’vi woman.


Present day - “Star Wars: The Force Awakens”

“Star Wars: The Force Awakens” takes place thirty years after the Galactic Empire was defeated. The new Empire is led by Kilo Ren and the First Order. A traitor of the First Order, named Finn, and desert scavenger Rey, fight alongside Han Solo and Luke Skywalker to bring peace back to the Galaxy.



1990’s - “Batman Forever”

In “Batman Forever”, Batman was called upon to once again save the city of Gotham from two familiar enemies. Batman battles Harvey Dent, a.k.a. Two Face, and a former employee at Wayne Industries, the Riddler. The Riddler unleashes a brain sucking machine that threatens to torture Gotham City and destroy Batman.


2000’s - “The Dark Knight”

“The Dark Knight” is a part of the Batman series. Batman, along with Lt. Jim Gordon and DA Harvey Dent, fight to stop the Joker who has emerged as a young, evil mastermind. The Joker attempts to take over Gotham City by gaining control of the people.


Present day - “Black Panther”

Marvel Studios created “The Black Panther”. In this 2018 film, T'Challa (the Black Panther) goes home to his African country of Wakanda to become King. When his enemy, his cousin Erik Killmonger, reappears in Wakanda, the country, and the whole world, are in danger. The Black Panther fights to save them both.


Family Comedies

1990’s - “Home Alone”

The night before a family vacation, Kevin McCallister gets into trouble and is sent to his room. He wakes up next morning and his whole family is missing. His family accidentally leaves him  home for the holidays. Two neighborhood robbers realize this and plot to rob the house. Kevin is left home alone to defend to his family home.


2000’s - “Monsters Inc.”

“Monsters Inc.” is about two best friends, James P. Sullivan and Mike Wazowski. As monsters they are tasked to scare children in the human world. Until one day a little curious girl named Boo follows Mike and Sully back to the warehouse.


Present day - “Finding Dory”

“Finding Dory” is Disney, family-friendly comedy that is a sequel to Finding Nemo. Dory, a fish who suffers from short term memory loss, remembers one thing. She remembers she was once separated from her parents at a young age. Dory takes her fish friends, Marlin and his son Nemo, to find her long lost parents.


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