Top 40 Movies Nearly Everyone Has Seen [Survey]

January 28, 2019

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What movie has been seen by the most people? We’re not necessarily talking about the best-reviewed movies or the movies with the biggest box office numbers, since so many movies are watched on TV, as rentals, streams, or some other way.


There is no scientific way to figure out what movies are among the most viewed, but we asked our audience to name some movies they think everyone has seen.


Here are the top responses. How many have you seen on this list? And what would you add?


1. Dirty Dancing

2. Back to the Future

3. The Wizard of Oz

4. Forrest Gump

5. Titanic

6. ET

7. Shawshank Redemption

8. Gone with the Wind

9. Grease

10. The Lion King

11. Pulp Fiction

12. Ferris Bueller’s Day Off

13. Star Wars

14. Finding Nemo

15. Jaws

16. It’s A Wonderful Life

17. Saving Private Ryan

18. The Godfather

19. Pitch Perfect

20. Footloose

21. Up!

22. Rain Man

23. The Karate Kid

24. The Dark Knight

25. Avatar

26. Top Gun

27. The Sound of Music

28. Ghost

29. Cinderella

30. The Hangover

31. American Pie

32. Bambi

33. The Little Mermaid

34. Snow White

35. Raiders  of the Lost Ark

36. The Notebook

37. Gladiator

38. When Harry Met Sally

39. Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory

40. Pretty Woman