Top 27 Movies Filmed in Los Angeles, California by US Box Office

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Lights, Camera, Los Angeles: Explore the Movie Magic!

Lights, camera, action! If you’re a movie buff itching for an adventure, then Los Angeles, California is your ultimate playground. Ah, the City of Angels, where dreams are made and stars are born.

Get ready to immerse yourself in the glitz and glamour of Hollywood as you explore the filming locations of your favorite movies. But wait, before we dive into the listicle of movie magic, let’s talk about why visiting these iconic spots is an absolute blast!

Key Takeaways:

  • Discover the magic behind the scenes of your favorite movies
  • Immerse yourself in the rich history and culture of Los Angeles
  • Capture Insta-worthy moments and play pretend on the same sets your favorite actors once stood
  • Relive memorable movie moments and walk in the footsteps of your favorite characters

Now, picture this: you’re strolling down the streets of Los Angeles and suddenly BAM! That’s the exact spot where Iron Man flew across the sky or where the Fast and Furious crew tore up the asphalt.

It’s like stepping into your favorite films and becoming a part of their incredible stories. Imagine the excitement of standing on the same set where your favorite scenes unfolded. Goosebumps, right?

But hey, there’s more to this adventure than just the thrill of reenacting movie moments. Visiting the filming locations in Los Angeles means immersing yourself in the rich history and culture of this vibrant city.

From the iconic Hollywood Walk of Fame to the legendary TCL Chinese Theatre, every corner exudes movie magic. Take a break from the hustle and bustle of everyday life and embark on a journey filled with laughter, tears, and unforgettable memories.

And let’s not forget the countless photo opportunities! It’s your chance to capture Insta-worthy shots and make your friends green with envy.

Strike a pose in front of that famous movie backdrop or reenact your favorite scenes with your travel buddies. Let your imagination run wild and unleash your inner movie star. TikTok, Instagram, Facebook – show the world that you’re the ultimate cinema connoisseur.

Now, I know what you’re thinking. “But hey, how do I get started on this epic movie adventure?” Fear not, dear reader, for we have the answers. Head over to our listicle below, packed with all the movies filmed in the glamorous city of Los Angeles.

A treasure trove of cinematic wonders awaits you, from blockbuster favorites to indie gems. Grab your map, lace up your walking shoes, and get ready to embark on the adventure of a lifetime.

Lights, camera, Los Angeles – it’s time to make your movie dreams come true!

Ready to explore the movies filmed in Los Angeles? Check out our incredible listicle below and embark on a cinema-filled adventure you’ll never forget!

Spider-Man: No Way Home – US Box Office: USD$804millions

Director: Jon Watts

Main Cast: Tom Holland, Zendaya, Benedict Cumberbatch, Jacob Batalon, Jon Favreau, Willem Dafoe, and Alfred Molina

Release Date: 13 December 2021

Filming Locations: Iceland; Los Angeles, California, USA; Manhattan, New York City, New York, USA; Atlanta, Georgia, USA; Queens, New York City, New York, USA

Main Plot: With his identity impacted, Peter Parker now has his back to the wall following the spectacular confrontation with super-hero charlatan Mysterio in Spider-Man: Far from Home (2019). On the run and with no one to turn to for advice, desperate Peter seeks a dramatic and equally dangerous solution to right a wrong, oblivious to the serious consequences of his rash decision. The unreachable Multiverse expands with an act of revenge. The formidable adversaries from the not-too-distant past also seek closure. Demanding the Spider’s head on a platter. But who can Parker trust when there is no way home and nowhere to hide?

Famous quotes:

Peter Parker: I don’t know how to work as a team.

Peter Parker: Me either.

Peter Parker: Well, I do. I have been in a team, okay? I don’t wanna brag, but I will. I was in the Avengers.

Peter Parker: “The Avengers?”

Peter Parker: “Yeah.”

Peter Parker: “That’s great!”

Peter Parker: “Thank you!”

Peter Parker: “What is that?”

Peter Parker: “Wait, you don’t have the Avengers?”

Peter Parker: “Is that a band? Are you in a band?”

Peter Parker: “No, not a band! Avengers is, uh… Earth’s Mightiest…”

Peter Parker: “HOW’S THIS HELPING?”

Fun Fact about Spider-Man: No Way Home:

  • Despite the strange circumstances of multiverses and only knowing each other for a few hours, the three Peter Parkers/Spider-Men expressed affection for one another as if they were long-lost friends or relatives. This implies that the character of Peter Parker/Spider-Man is so caring that he would get through that and protect a parallel universe version of himself.

Avatar – US Box Office: USD$785millions

Director: James Cameron

Main Cast: Sam Worthington, Zoe Saldana, Sigourney Weaver, Michelle Rodriguez, Stephen Lang, Giovanni Ribisi, Joel David Moore, and CCH Pounder

Release Date: 10 December 2009

Filming Locations: Kaua’i, Hawaii, USA; Hamakua Coast, Hawaii, USA; Wellington, New Zealand; Playa Vista, California, USA; O’ahu, Hawaii, USA

Main Plot: The Na’vi, who appear primitive but are highly evolved, live in the lush alien world of Pandora. Because the planet’s environment is poisonous, human/Na’vi hybrids known as Avatars must connect to human minds to move freely on Pandora. Jake Sully, a paralyzed former Marine, regains his mobility because of one of the avatars. When Jake’s brother was killed in a robbery, he decided to take his place in a mission on the away world of Pandora. He realizes there of greedy corporate figurehead Parker Selfridge’s plans to drive off the native humanoid “Na’vi” to mine for the precious material dispersed throughout their rich woodland. In return for the spinal surgery that will repair his legs, Jake consolidates knowledge of the Indigenous Race and Culture for the cooperating military unit. This is led by gung-ho Colonel Quaritch attempting to infiltrate the Na’vi people using an “avatar” identity. As Jake bonds with the native tribe, he falls in love with Na’vi woman. 

Famous quotes:

Neytiri: “You are Omaticaya now. You may make your bow from the wood of Hometree. And you may choose a woman. We have many fine women. Ninat is the best singer.”

Jake Sully: “I don’t want Ninat.”

Neytiri: “Peyral is a good hunter.”

Jake Sully: “Yes, she is a good hunter. But I’ve already chosen. But this woman must also choose me.”

Neytiri: [smiles] “She already has.”

[They kiss]

Sequel: Avatar: The Way of Water

Fun Fact about Avatar:

  • Linguist Dr. Paul R. Frommer created the Na’vi language from the ground up. James Cameron hired him to make a language actors could pronounce but did not resemble any human language. Around 1,000 words were written by Frommer.

Titanic – US Box Office: USD$659millions

Director: James Cameron

Main Cast: Leonardo DiCaprio, Kate Winslet, Billy Zane, Kathy Bates, Frances Fisher, Gloria Stuart, and Bill Paxton

Release Date: 1 November 1997

Filming Locations: Titanic wreck, Titanic Canyon, North Atlantic, Atlantic Ocean; Fox Baja Studios, Rosarito, Baja California Norte, Mexico; Belmont Olympic Pool – 4000 E. Olympic Plaza, Long Beach, California, USA; Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada; Rosarito, Baja California Norte, Mexico

Main Plot: 84 years ago, a 100-year-old woman named Rose DeWitt Bukater told her granddaughter Lizzy Calvert, Brock Lovett, Lewis Bodine, Bobby Buell, and Anatoly Mikailavich on the Keldysh about her life. She began on April 10th, 1912 – her story on the Titanic. When she (young Rose) boards the departing ship with upper-class passengers and her mother, Ruth DeWitt Bukater, and her fiancé. Meanwhile, Jack Dawson, a drifter and artist, and his best friend Fabrizio De Rossi, in a game win third-class tickets to the ship. And she tells the entire story from when the Titanic set sail until its demise on April 15th, 1912, at 2:20 a.m.

Famous quotes:

Jack: [to Ruth and other guests dining at their table] “Well, yes, ma’am, I do… I mean, I got everything I need right here with me. I got air in my lungs, a few blank sheets of paper. I mean, I love waking up in the morning not knowing what’s gonna happen or, who I’m gonna meet, where I’m gonna wind up. Just the other night I was sleeping under a bridge and now here I am on the grandest ship in the world having champagne with you fine people. I figure life’s a gift and I don’t intend on wasting it. You don’t know what hand you’re gonna get dealt next. You learn to take life as it comes at you… to make each day count.”

Molly Brown: “Well said, Jack.”

[Rose shows Jack the diamond]

Rose: “Jack, I want you to draw me like one of your French girls. Wearing this…”

Jack: “All right.”

Rose: “Wearing *only* this.”

Fun Fact about Titanic:

  • The scenes in 1912, i.e., the entire film except for the present-day locations. And the opening and closing credits last two hours and forty minutes, which is the exact time it took for the Titanic to sink. In addition, the collision with the iceberg reportedly lasted 37 seconds, which is the length of the collision scene in the film.

The Avengers – US Box Office: USD$623millions

Director: Joss Whedon

Main Cast: Robert Downey Jr., Chris Evans, Scarlett Johansson, Jeremy Renner, and Mark Ruffalo 

Release Date: 11 April 2012

Filming Locations: East 9th St, Cleveland, Ohio, USA; Plum Brook Station, Sandusky, Ohio, USA; Lakeside Court House, Cleveland, Ohio, USA; Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, Fairborn, Ohio, USA; Public Square, Cleveland, Ohio, USA

Main Plot: S.H.I.E.L.D. has tracked down the enigmatic Tesseract device and Captain America, the Army’s super soldier. The Tesseract is a portal to a completely new world known as Asgard. Loki, a mysterious being, arrives on Earth and instantly assumes control of all human beings. But this irritates S.H.I.E.L.D. director Nick Fury. Nick Fury believes Loki’s escape with the Tesseract is an act of war against Earth. His only hope is to assemble a real superhero team. Dr. Bruce Banner transforms into the Hulk, a huge green rage monster. Tony Stark and his age-old Iron Man suit. Captain America is a super soldier created by Stark Enterprises. Thor is the thunder god. He is the protector of Earth and his home planet Asgard. Thor is Loki’s brother. Hawkeye and Natasha Romanoff are master assassins. They will band together to face an attack that will challenge them to emerge as the greatest people in history.

Famous quotes:

Steve Rogers: “Thor, what’s his play?”

Thor: “He has an army, called the Chitauri. They’re not of Asgard or any world known. He means to lead them against your people. They will win him the Earth. In return, I suspect, for the Tesseract.”

Steve Rogers: “An army. From outer space.”

Bruce Banner: “So he’s building another portal. That’s what he needs Erik Selvig for.”

Thor: “Selvig?”

Bruce Banner: “He’s an astrophysicist.”

Thor: “He’s a friend.”

Natasha Romanoff: “Loki has them under some kind of spell. Along with one of ours.”

Steve Rogers: “I wanna know why Loki let us take him. He’s not leading an army from here.”

Bruce Banner: “I don’t think we should be focusing on Loki. That guy’s brain is a bag full of cats. You can smell crazy on him.”

Thor: “Have a care how you speak! Loki is beyond reason, but he is of Asgard and he is my brother!”

Natasha Romanoff: “He killed eighty people in two days.”

Thor: “He’s adopted.”

Sequel: Captain America: The Winter Soldier (2014); Avengers: Age of Ultron (2015); Captain America: Civil War (2016) 

Fun Fact about The Avengers:

  • Captain America is the only one who does not eat in the final end-credits scene. That’s because Chris Evans got a buzz cut and grew his beard after the filming. He was called in later to do this extra scene because he couldn’t shave his beard because he was filming Snowpiercer (2013) at the time, so he was given a prosthetic jaw. He covers his face with his hand because the prosthetic made him look like he’d been stung by a swarm of angry bees. He will also be unable to eat or speak while wearing the prosthetic.

The Lion King – US Box Office: USD$543millions

Director: Jon Favreau

Main Cast: Donald Glover, Beyoncé, Seth Rogen, Chiwetel Ejiofor, and John Oliver

Release Date: 9 July 2019

Filming Locations: South Africa; Los Angeles, California, USA; Africa

Main Plot: Simba, the young lion prince cub, is the pride and joy of his parents, King Mufasa and Queen Sarabi, in Africa. Mufasa grooms Simba to be the next jungle king. On the other hand, Simba believes in his envious uncle Scar, who wants to kill Mufasa and Simba to become the next king. He tricks Simba and his friend Nala into going to a forbidden place, where they are attacked by hyenas and rescued by Mufasa. Scar then hatches another plan to murder Mufasa and Simba. Still, the cub escapes alive and flees the Kingdom, believing he is to blame for his father’s death. Scar is now king, supported by the evil hyenas, while Simba grows in a faraway land. Later, Nala meets Simba and informs him that the Kingdom has devolved into a creepy wasteland. Will Simba come back to the Kingdom? 

Famous quotes:

Mufasa: “Everything you see – exists together in a delicate balance. While others search for what they can take, a true king searches for what he can give.”

Rafiki: “Who are you?”

Simba: “I’m nobody.”

Rafiki: “Everybody is somebody. So I ask again, who are you?”

[first lines]

Scar: [to mouse] ”Life’s – not fair – is it, my little friend? While some are born to feast – others spend their lives in the dark… begging for scraps. The way I see it, you and I are exactly the same, we both want to find a way out.”

Fun Fact about The Lion King:

  • Simba’s eyes are as hazy blue as a baby, unlike in the original. According to lion biology, cubs are born blind and cannot open their eyes for about ten days after birth. The blue color is caused by delayed melanin production. Still, as the cubs grow, their eyes turn golden brown by the time they’re three months old, as mirrored in Simba’s “cubhood” design.

The Dark Knight – US Box Office: USD$534millions

Director: Christopher Nolan

Main Cast: Christian Bale, Heath Ledger, Aaron Eckhart, Michael Caine, and Maggie Gyllenhaal

Release Date: 14 July 2008

Filming Locations: Chicago, Illinois, USA; Times Square, Causeway Bay, Hong Kong; Battersea Power Station, Battersea, London, England, UK; Twin Anchors Restaurant & Tavern – 1655 N. Sedgwick Street, Lincoln Park, Chicago, Illinois, USA; Millennium Station, Chicago, Illinois, USA

Main Plot: The new District Attorney of Gotham has been chosen. Harvey Dent is his name, and he has a radical new plan that threatens to crush Gotham’s organized crime underworld once and for all. However, the emergence of the rogue vigilante known as Batman has created complications for Dent and his agenda. A new criminal mastermind known only as “The Joker” has emerged, intending to free Gotham from Harvey Dent’s iron fist. The Joker masterfully plans a bank robbery and blinds the Gotham mob. He spends this money on a series of horrific and strategic attacks on the city and its people, each meticulously planned and aimed at Dent and Batman while making the rest of the city panic.

Famous quotes:

The Chechen: [During a private sit down meeting with the gangsters] “What do you propose?”

The Joker: “It’s simple. We, uh, kill the Batman.”

[mobsters laugh]

Salvatore Maroni: “If it’s so simple, why haven’t you done it already?”

The Joker: “If you’re good at something, never do it for free.”

Sequel: The Dark Knight Rises

Fun Fact about The Dark Knight:

  • Two-disfigurement Face was created using computer graphics instead of prosthetic make-up as a writer and producer. Director Christopher Nolan felt that, no matter how excellent the make-up is, it is still inherently adding something to an actor’s Face since Two-appearance faces necessitate part of his Face being burned away.

The Dark Knight Rises – US Box Office: USD$448millions

Director: Christopher Nolan

Main Cast: Christian Bale, Tom Hardy, Anne Hathaway, Gary Oldman, and Joseph Gordon-Levitt

Release Date: 16 July 2012

Filming Locations: Mehrangarh Fort, Jodhpur, Rajasthan, India; Wollaton Hall, Nottingham, Nottinghamshire, England, UK; Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA; Old Royal Naval College, Greenwich, London, England, UK; Chand Baori, Abhaneri, Rajasthan, India

Main Plot: Eight years after the events of 2008 The Dark Knight, Gotham is at peace. This is due to Batman accepting responsibility for Harvey Dent’s murder. However, a new evil force known as Bane has arrived in Gotham, intending to take over the city and expose the truth about who Harvey Dent truly was. Bruce Wayne has become almost isolated now that Wayne Manor has been completely overhauled, rarely leaving the estate. Batman is forced to come back because Bane tries to take over the city by force. Batman’s allies, on the other hand, are few and far between. Selina Kyle, an elusive jewel thief, may play a pivotal role in stopping Bane, but on whose side is she?

Famous quotes:

Jim Gordon: “I never cared who you were…”

Batman: “And you were right.’

Jim Gordon: “…but shouldn’t the people know the hero whot saved them?”

Batman: “A hero can be anyone. Even a man doing something as simple and reassuring as putting a coat around a young boy’s shoulders to let him know that the world hadn’t ended.”

[takes off in the Bat]

Jim Gordon: “Bruce Wayne?”

Fun Fact about The Dark Knight Rises:

  • During promotional interviews for this film, Tom Hardy mentioned that the fight scenes were the most difficult to shoot. Not because of their physicality but because he was such a big Batman fan then. He said, “it felt like I was beating up my childhood hero.” Nevertheless, despite his adoration of the character, Hardy began throwing punches as tough as he could the minute Christopher Nolan yelled, “Action!”

E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial – US Box Office: USD$435millions

Director: Steven Spielberg

Main Cast: Henry Thomas, Drew Barrymore, Peter Coyote, Dee Wallace, and Robert MacNaughton

Release Date: 26 May 1982

Filming Locations: 7121 Lonzo Street, Tujunga, Los Angeles, California, USA; Northridge, Los Angeles, California, USA; Redwood National Park, Crescent City, California, USA; Porter Ranch, Northridge, Los Angeles, California, USA; Porter Ridge Park, Northridge, Los Angeles, California, USA

Main Plot: A harmless extraterrestrial is stranded on Earth after his group of secret visitors abandons him, covered by an intimidatingly strange and unfamiliar environment. Alone and terrified, he is fortunate to be discovered by Elliott, a lonely 10-year-old boy who, after the initial shock, chooses to take him in and provides him the name E.T. As our friendly blue planet transforms into a prison brimming with perils and government agents, Elliott and his team of rescuers must work quickly to find a way to reconnect E.T. with his otherworldly relatives Even if it means losing an unexpected but dear friend.

Famous quotes:

Michael: “Maybe it was an iguana.”

Elliott: “It was *no* iguana.”

Michael: “Maybe, um – You know how they say there are alligators in the sewers?”

Gertie: “Alligators in the sewers.”

Mary: “All we’re trying to say is, maybe you just probably imagined it. It happened…”

Elliott: “I couldn’t have imagined it!”

Michael: “Maybe it was a pervert or a deformed kid or something.”

Gertie: “A deformed kid.”

Michael: [mockingly] “Maybe an elf or a leprechaun.”

Elliott: “It was nothing like that, penis-breath!”

Mary: [laughs in shock] “*Elliott*! Sit down.”

Fun Fact about E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial

  • The film’s conclusion was one of composer John Williams’ most significant musical experiences. After many attempts to match the score to the film, Steven Spielberg removed the film from the screen. He encouraged Williams to conduct the orchestra as if it were a concert. He did, and Spielberg slightly re-edited the film to fit the music, which is unusual because the music is normally edited to match the movie. This resulted in Williams won in 1982 the Academy Award for Best Original Score. 

Captain Marvel – US Box Office: USD$426millions

Director: Anna Boden and Ryan Fleck

Main Cast: Brie Larson, Samuel L. Jackson, Ben Mendelsohn, Jude Law, and Annette Bening

Release Date: 27 February 2019

Filming Locations: Shaver Lake, California, USA; Baton Rouge, Louisiana, USA; New Orleans, Louisiana, USA; Oxnard, California, USA; Simi Valley, California, USA

Main Plot: Vers, a warrior and Starforce member, suffers from recurring nightmares involving an older woman in 1995 on the Kree Empire’s capital planet of Hala. Yon-Rogg, her life coach and commander, warns her to stabilize her abilities. At the same time, the Supreme Intelligence, an organic artificial intelligence that serves as Kree’s ruler, advises her to maintain emotional control. Carol Danvers was discovered by the Kree after crashing an experimental aircraft. He was trained as a member of the elite Starforce Military under the command of her mentor Yon-Rogg. Six years later, after fleeing to Earth during an attack by the Skrulls, Danvers learns more about her past. They set out to unravel the truth with the help of S.H.I.E.L.D. agent Nick Fury.

Famous quotes:

Nick Fury: “We have no idea what other intergalactic threats are out there. And our one woman security force had a prior commitment on the other side of the universe. S.H.I.E.L.D. alone can’t protect us. We need to find more.”

Agent Coulson: “More weapons?”

Nick Fury: “More heroes.”

Agent Coulson: “You think you can find others like her?”

Nick Fury: “We found her and we weren’t even looking.”

Sequel: Captain Marvel 2

Fun Fact about Captain Marvel:

  • Brie Larson trained four hours a day for nine months to play Captain Marvel, learning judo, boxing, and wrestling. She also paid a visit to Nellis Air Force Base. There she met with active duty airmen such as Brigadier General Jeannie Leavitt and Thunderbirds pilot Major Stephen ‘Cajun’ Del Bagno. He died in a crash and is remembered in the film’s credits. Brie Larson was given the callsign “Sparrow” by him and other unit members.

The Hunger Games: Catching Fire – US Box Office: USD$424millions

Director: Francis Lawrence

Main Cast: Jennifer Lawrence, Josh Hutcherson, Liam Hemsworth, Philip Seymour Hoffman, and Jack Quaid

Release Date: 11 November 2013

Filming Locations: Georgia World Congress Center, Atlanta, Georgia, USA; Swan House – 3101 Andrews Drive Northwest, Atlanta, Georgia, USA; O’ahu, Hawaii, USA; Atlanta, Georgia, USA; Oakland, New Jersey, USA

Main Plot: Katniss Everdeen and Peeta Mellark are the winners back in the 74th Hunger Games, which sparked a rebellion in Panem’s Districts. The two become targets of the Capitol. Katniss Everdeen and her partner Peeta Mellark must go on what is defined as the Victor’s Tour, where they visit all the precincts. Still, before they leave, Katniss is visited by President Snow, who worries that Katniss defied him a year ago during the games when she chose to die with Peeta. With Katniss and Peeta declared the winners, a possible uprising is gaining steam. He warns Katniss that she must try to put out the flames on tour; otherwise, everyone she cares about will be at risk.

Famous quotes:

Caesar Flickerman: “But, Peeta, the wedding, the marriage, never to be?”

Peeta Mellark: “Well, actually, we got married… in secret.”

Caesar Flickerman: “A secret wedding. All right, do tell.”

Peeta Mellark: “We… we want our love to be eternal.”

Caesar Flickerman: “Of course.”

Peeta Mellark: “You know, Katniss and I… we’ve been… we’ve been luckier than most, and I wouldn’t have any regrets at all, i-i-if it… if it weren’t… if…”

Caesar Flickerman: “If it weren’t… for what? What? What?”

Peeta Mellark: “If it weren’t for the baby.”

Sequel: The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 1; The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 2

Fun Fact about The Hunger Games: Catching Fire 

  • In North America, it was this film the highest-grossing film back in 2013.

Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man’s Chest – US Box Office: USD$423millions

Director: Gore Verbinski

Main Cast: Johnny Depp, Orlando Bloom, Keira Knightley, Jack Davenport, and Bill Nighy

Release Date: 24 June 2006

Filming Locations: St Vincent, St Vincent and the Grenadines; Bahamas; Dominica; Little Europe, Backlot, Universal Studios – 100 Universal City Plaza, Universal City, California, USA; Stage 12, Universal Studios – 100 Universal City Plaza, Universal City, California, USA

Main Plot: According to legend, a tortured soul named Davy Jones lives beneath the sea, commanding a terrible sea beast. Unsurprisingly for Captain Jack Sparrow, the infamously pirate, this legend is very real. Years ago, Jack made a deal with Davy Jones, who now expects him to fulfill his promise by submitting to Jones’ debt slavery. But Jack isn’t going down without a fight, which is especially bad news for Will Turner and Elizabeth Swann, who are constantly caught up in Jack’s mishaps. If Jack can’t find a way to get rid of Davy Jones once and for all, the three adventurers may be doomed.

Famous quotes:

Jack Sparrow: [with his back to Elizabeth, thinking that she is a man] “Come to join my crew, lad? Welcome aboard!”

Elizabeth Swann: “I’m here to find the man I love.”

Jack Sparrow: [startled] “I’m deeply flattered, son, but my first and only love is the sea.”

Elizabeth Swann: “Meaning William Turner, Captain Sparrow.”

Jack Sparrow: [turning around] “Elizabeth!”

[to Gibbs]

Jack Sparrow: “Hide the rum.”

Sequel: Pirates of the Caribbean: At World’s End (2007); Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides (2011); Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales (2017) 

Fun Fact about Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man’s Chest

  • The Kraken was too hard to animate. Since there was no real-life link until animation director Hal T. Hickel directed the crew to King Kong vs. Godzilla (1963), which featured a real octopus crawling over miniatures.

Iron Man 3 – US Box Office: USD$409millions

Director: Shane Black

Main Cast: Robert Downey Jr., Guy Pearce, Gwyneth Paltrow, Don Cheadle, and Rebecca Hall

Release Date: 14 April 2013

Filming Locations: Kenansville, North Carolina, USA; Wilmington, North Carolina, USA; Rose Hill, North Carolina, USA; Epic Games Office – 620 Crossroads Boulevard, Cary, North Carolina, USA; Currie, North Carolina, USA

Main Plot: After saving New York from an alien invasion, billionaire Tony Stark immerses himself further in his work by creating a slew of new and improved Iron Man suits. He also begins to have frequent nightmares for no apparent reason. But, deep in the shadows, a new threat known as the Mandarin starts to plan a series of terrorist attacks worldwide. When his home is destroyed and his suits are destroyed, Stark embarks on a personal quest to discover the truth about the bombings and find whoever is truly responsible. Stark has no idea that someone else from his past has planned against him and is far more powerful than he realizes.

Famous quotes:

Jarvis: “Mark 42 inbound.”

[Stark sees the MK42 armor flying toward the battlefield]

Tony Stark: “I’ll be damned. The prodigal son returns.”

[Stark summons Mark 42 to come to him, but it hits a pole and breaks into pieces]

Tony Stark: “Whatever.”

Aldrich Killian: “You really didn’t deserve her, Tony. It’s a pity. I was so close to having her… perfect.”

[jumps down to confront Tony]

Tony Stark: “OK, OK, wait, wait, slow down, slow down! You’re right… I don’t deserve her. Here’s where you’re wrong: she was already perfect.”

[Stark summons the Mark 42 pieces to assemble on Killian and attach him against the wall]

Tony Stark: “Jarvis, do me a favor and blow Mark 42.”

Aldrich Killian: “NOOO!”

[the suit explodes]

Sequel: Iron Man 4

Fun Fact about Iron Man 3:

  • The budget for this film was originally set at $140 million, but after The Avengers (2012) became a huge success, Marvel Studios and Disney increased it to $200 million to enable Shane Black to make the best film he could.

Spider-Man – US Box Office: USD$403millions

Director: Sam Raimi

Main Cast: Tobey Maguire, Kirsten Dunst, Willem Dafoe, James Franco, and Cliff Robertson

Release Date: 30 April 2002

Filming Locations: Queensboro Bridge, Manhattan, New York City, New York, USA; Greystone Park & Mansion – 905 Loma Vista Drive, Beverly Hills, California, USA; Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County – 900 Exposition Boulevard, Exposition Park, Los Angeles, California, USA; Queens Boulevard, Queens, New York City, New York, USA; Rockwell Defense Plant – Bellflower & Imperial Highway, Downey, California, USA

Main Plot: Unconfident, brainy orphan Peter Parker can just barely speak up for himself at school, let alone win the affections of Mary Jane Watson, the absolutely gorgeous redhead next door he adores. Then, on a school field trip to a Columbia University laboratory, a genetically enhanced spider bites Peter, and an extraordinary transformation happens. Peter gains distinct arachnid powers and phenomenal newfound super-abilities as his body undergoes drastic changes, only to realize that with great power comes great responsibility quickly. As time passes, the insane, unnaturally strong supervillain Green Goblin appears, eager to test Peter’s moral compass. Is Peter’s unexpected mutation, however, a blessing or a curse? Will Peter Parker devote himself to fighting crime as the masked protector of New York City?

Famous quotes:

Green Goblin: [lands in front of Spider-Man on a rooftop] “Wake up little spider, no you’re not dead yet just paralysed. You’re an amazing creature, Spider-Man. You and I are not so different.”

Spider-Man: “I’m not like you. You’re a murderer.”

Green Goblin: “Well, to each his own. I chose my path, you chose the way of the hero. And they found you amusing for a while, the people of this city. But the one thing they love more than a hero is to see a hero fail, fall, die trying. In spite of everything you’ve done for them, eventually they will hate you. Why bother?”

Spider-Man: “Because it’s right.”

Green Goblin: [slaps Spider-Man on the head] “Here’s the real truth. There are eight million people in this city. And those teeming masses exist for the sole purpose of lifting the few exceptional people onto their shoulders. You, me? We’re exceptional.”

[leans in and grabs Spider-Man’s neck]

Green Goblin: “I could squash you like a bug right now, but I’m offering you a choice. Join me! Imagine what we could accomplish together… what we could create. Or we could destroy! Cause the deaths of countless innocents in selfish battle again and again and again until we’re both dead! Is that what you want?”

[jumps on the glider]

Green Goblin: “Think about it, hero!”

Sequel: The Amazing Spider-Man (2012); The Amazing Spider-Man 2 (2014); Spider-Man: Homecoming (2017); Spider-Man: Far from Home (2019) 

Fun Fact about Spider-Man 3:

  • Did you know? The Green Goblin’s costume was originally intended to be bigger and heavily armored. Still, Willem Dafoe rejected it in favor of a more simplified and athletic costume after deciding to film his stunts. Dafoe spent half an hour putting on the final outfit, which was made up of 580 pieces.

Jurassic Park – US Box Office: USD$402millions

Director: Steven Spielberg

Main Cast: Sam Neill, Laura Dern, Jeff Goldblum, Richard Attenborough, and BD Wong

Release Date: 9 June 1993

Filming Locations: Tehachapi Pass, California, USA; Manawaiopuna Falls, Hanapepe Valley, Kaua’i, Hawaii, USA; Kualoa Ranch – 49560 Kamehameha Highway, Ka’a’awa, O’ahu, Hawaii, USA; Jurassic Kahili Ranch, Kilauea, Kaua’i, Hawaii, USA; Blue Hole, Kaua’i, Hawaii, USA

Main Plot: Scientific advances have enabled a mogul to create an island teeming with living dinosaurs. A new park with genetically engineered dinosaurs has just opened on Isla Nublar. When one of the workers dies because of the velociraptor, tragedy strikes. The park’s founder, Sir Richard Attenborough, asks Paleontologist Dr. Alan Grant (Sam Neill) and Dr. Ellie Sattler (Laura Dern), to arrive at the park and maintain its safety. Donald Gennaro (Martin Ferrero), Hammond’s lawyer, and Dr. Ian Malcolm, a chaotician, also join them (Jeff Goldblum). When they arrive on the island, they are astounded to learn that Hammond has invented living dinosaurs. At a certain time, they all have hesitations. Later in the tour, Hammond’s grandchildren Lex and Tim (Ariana Richards and Joseph Mazzello) join the group. Sattler leaves time to tend to sick triceratops. Soon after, the park’s power is turned off by computer systems geek Dennis Nedry (Wayne Knight), who wants to steal embryos from the garden and sell them to an unknown buyer.

Famous quotes:

Dr. Alan Grant: [about the velociraptors] “What kind of metabolism do they have? What’s their growth rate?”

Muldoon: “They’re lethal at eight months, and I do mean lethal. I’ve hunted most things that can hunt you, but the way these things move…”

Dr. Alan Grant: “Fast for a biped?”

Muldoon: “Cheetah speed. Fifty, sixty miles an hour if they ever got out into the open, and they’re astonishing jumpers…”

John Hammond: “Yes, yes, yes. That’s why we’re taking extreme precautions.”

Dr. Alan Grant: “Do they show intelligence? With their brain cavity…”

Muldoon: “They show extreme intelligence, even problem-solving intelligence. Especially the big one. We bred eight originally, but when she came in she took over the pride and killed all but two of the others. That one… when she looks at you, you can see she’s working things out. That’s why we have to feed them like this. She had them all attacking the fences when the feeders came.”

Dr. Ellie Sattler: “But the fences are electrified though, right?”

Muldoon: “That’s right, but they never attack the same place twice. They were testing the fences for weaknesses, systematically. They remember.”

Sequel: The Lost World: Jurassic Park (1997); Jurassic Park III (2001); Jurassic World (2015) 

Fun Fact about Jurassic Park:

  • This film and book sparked such interest in dinosaurs that enrollment in paleontology has reached an all-time high.

Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen – US Box Office: USD$402millions

Director: Michael Bay

Main Cast: Shia LaBeouf, Megan Fox, Josh Duhamel, Tyrese Gibson, and John Turturro

Release Date: 8 June 2009

Filming Locations: Luxor, Egypt; Petra, Jordan; Bethlehem, Pennsylvania, USA; Salt, Jordan; Wadi Rum, Jordan

Main Plot: A young man chooses manhood. The Decepticons cause havoc in Shanghai the week Sam Witwicky begins college. A presidential envoy believes it is because the Autobots are present, and he wants them to be removed. He’s mistaken: the Decepticons require access to Sam’s mind to see some glyphs imprinted there, which will lead them to a fragile object that, inserted into an alien machine concealed in Egypt for centuries, will give them the power to destroy the sun. Sam, Mikaela Banes, and Sam’s parents are all in peril. Sam’s main protectors are Optimus Prime and Bumblebee. What happens to Sam if one of them dies?

Famous quotes:

Jetfire: “Tell me, is that robot civil war still going on? Who’s winning?”

Sam Witwicky: “The Decepticons.”

[Jetfire grimaces and spits]

Jetfire: “Well, I changed sides to the Autobots.”

Sam Witwicky: “What do you mean, changed sides?”

Jetfire: “It’s a choice. It’s an intensely personal decision. So much negativity… Who wants to live a life filled with hate?”

Wheelie: “You mean you don’t have to work for those miserable freaking Decepticons?”

Jetfire: “If the Decepticons had their way, they’d destroy the whole universe!”

Sequel: Transformers: Dark of the Moon (2011); Transformers: Age of Extinction (2014); Transformers: The Last Knight (2017) 

Fun Facts about Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen:

  • In 2011, this film held the record for the most paid product placements, with 47.
  • The CGI for all of the robots in this movie takes 140 terabytes to function.

Spider-Man: Far from Home – US Box Office: USD$390millions

Director: Jon Watts

Main Cast: Tom Holland, Samuel L. Jackson, Jake Gyllenhaal, Marisa Tomei, and Jon Favreau

Release Date: 26 June 2019

Filming Locations: Prague, Czech Republic; Venice, Italy; Hertfordshire, England, UK; London, England, UK; Liberec, Czech Republic

Main Plot: Peter Parker returns to high school after Thanos is defeated and Tony Stark makes a sacrifice. Parker and his school friends from the Midtown School of Science and Technology take a two-week summer field trip to Europe to let off steam, and this time, he is ascertained to ask his crush, MJ, out. He wants to have a break from being a hero or Spider-Man. But his exciting journey is sabotaged when a series of mysterious attacks by creatures known as Elementals begin wreaking havoc worldwide. To make matters worse, Nick Fury and an interdimensional newcomer named Quentin Beck/Mysterio pick Peter to help control them and reveal the truth underneath the attacks.

Famous quotes:

Nick Fury: “We have a job to do, and you’re coming with us.”

Peter Parker: “There’s gotta be someone else you can use. What about Thor?

Nick Fury: “Off-world.”

Peter Parker: “Doctor Strange”

Maria Hill: “Unavailable.”

Peter Parker: “Captain Marvel.”

Nick Fury: “Don’t you invoke her name!”

Peter Parker: “I’m just your friendly neighborhood Spider-Man.”

Nick Fury: “Bitch, please! You’ve been to space.”

Sequel: Spider-Man: No Way Home

Fun Fact about Spider-Man: Far from Home:

  • The Netherlands tulip field scene was shot in a grass field in the United Kingdom. It took approximately two million digital tulips.
  • This film has to take place eight months after the occurrence of Avengers: Endgame (2019). 

Spider-Man 2 – US Box Office: USD$373millions

Director: Sam Raimi

Main Cast: Tobey Maguire, Kirsten Dunst, Alfred Molina, James Franco, and Rosemary Harris

Release Date: 25 June 2004

Filming Locations: Spring Street Towers – 650 S. Spring Street, Downtown, Los Angeles, California, USA; First Congregational Church – 540 S. Commonwealth Avenue, Los Angeles, California, USA; 28 Old Fulton Street, Brooklyn, New York City, New York, USA; Ivar Theatre – 1605 N. Ivar Avenue, Hollywood, Los Angeles, California, USA; Ivar Theatre – 1605 N. Ivar Avenue, Hollywood, Los Angeles, California, USA; Barclay Inter-Continental Hotel – 111 E. 48th Street, Manhattan, New York City, New York, USA

Main Plot: Peter Parker, a physics student at the University of Columbia, is on the verge of a nervous breakdown. He discovers the hard way that life has become more difficult. Mary Jane gives up on Peter two short years after Norman Osborn’s death in Spider-Man (2002), and Aunt May is about to go into foreclosure. A freak scientific accident creates a new super-villain: the fixated, multi-tentacled mad scientist Doc Ock. Doc Ock emerges as the new bad guy as Parker struggles to find his footing and determines whether or not to choose a career as a crime fighter. Peter must decide whether to stay true to his calling or avoid Mary Jane, the girl of his dreams, at this point when the world most needs him.

Famous quotes:

Henry Jackson: “Hi, Peter!”

Peter Parker: “Hey, Henry! You’ve grown tall.”

May Parker: “You’ll never guess

who he wants to be… Spider-Man!”

Peter Parker: “Why?”

May Parker: “He knows a hero when he sees one. Too few characters out there, flying around like that, saving old girls like me. And Lord knows, kids like Henry need a hero. Courageous, self-sacrificing people. Setting examples for all of us. Everybody loves a hero. People line up for them, cheer them, scream their names. And years later, they’ll tell how they stood in the rain for hours just to get a glimpse of the one who taught them how to hold on a second longer. I believe there’s a hero in all of us, that keeps us honest, gives us strength, makes us noble, and finally allows us to die with pride, even though sometimes we have to be steady, and give up the thing we want the most. Even our dreams.”

Sequel: Spider-Man 3

Fun Fact about Spider-Man 2:

  • James Acheson, the film’s costume designer, made minor adjustments to Spider-old Man’s outfit. The muscle suit underneath was cut into pieces to give a better sense of movement, and the colors were made richer and bolder. The helmet Tobey Maguire wore underneath his mask was also improved, adding a false jaw for better positioning and magnetic eyepieces that were easily removed.

The Jungle Book – US Box Office: USD$364millions

Director: Jon Favreau

Main Cast: Neel Sethi, Bill Murray, Ben Kingsley, Idris Elba, and Lupita Nyong’o

Release Date: 4 April 2016

Filming Locations: Los Angeles, California, USA; Los Angeles Center Studios – 450 S. Bixel Street, Downtown, Los Angeles, California, USA; Downtown, Los Angeles, California, USA

Main Plot: A grand adventure centered on the man-cub Mowgli, raised by a pack of wolves. Fearsome tiger Shere Khan carries the scars of Man. He promises to eliminate what he perceives as a threat, and Mowgli discovers that he is no longer welcome in the jungle. Mowgli is persuaded to leave the only place he has ever known. With the help of the free-spirited bear Baloo and the panther-turned-strict mentor Bagheera, he travels on an enthralling journey of self-discovery. Along the way, Mowgli comes across wild animals who don’t exactly have his best interests at heart. These include King Louie and Kaa, a smooth-talking python who tries to force Mowgli into disclosing the location of the fire’s enigmatic and deadly red flower’s secret source. Kaa’s alluring voice and stare hypnotize the man-cub.

Famous quotes:

Kaa: [to Mowgli] “Poor, sweet little cub. What are you doing so deep in the jungle?”

Mowgli: “This is my home.”

Kaa: “Don’t you know what you are? I know what you are. I know where you came from.”

Mowgli: “You do?”

Kaa: “Yesssss. Would you like to see?

Fun Fact about The Jungle Book:

  • In order to create the talking animals in this film, animal behavior was first used to model the actors’ and actresses’ movements for the motion-capture digital effects.

Furious 7 – US Box Office: USD$353millions

Director: James Wan

Main Cast: Vin Diesel, Paul Walker, Dwayne Johnson, Jason Statham, and Michelle Rodriguez

Release Date: 16 March 2015

Filming Locations: Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates; Bloor St, Toronto, Ontario, Canada; Woodland Park, Colorado, USA; Atlanta, Georgia, USA; Teller County, Aspen Ranch, Colorado, USA

Main Plot: Dominic and his crew think they had left the covetous life of crime behind. Aftert they will over international terrorist Owen Shaw, they have separate ways. Someway, Deckard Shaw is now out killing the crew one by one in reprisal. Even worse, a computer terrorism program called “God’s Eye” that can turn any technological device into a weapon is being stolen by a Somalian terrorist named Jakarde and a shady government official named “Mr. Nobody.” In the middle of a conflict between the terrorist and the US government, Torretto have to come with his team to stop Shaw and recover the God’s Eye program.

Famous quotes:

[At the CIA Deep Detention Facility, Hobbs and his men escort Shaw through a corridor with guns on the wall pointing at Shaw]

Deckard Shaw: “You sure you brought enough backup?”

Hobbs: “They’re not for me. They’re protection for you from me killing your ass.”

[Hobbs then brings Shaw to his cell]

Deckard Shaw: “You do know this won’t hold me.”

Hobbs: “After you dig through 38 feet of concrete and steel, my fist and a body bag will be waiting for you on the other side. Until then, you better start digging.”

Sequel: The Fate of the Furious

Fun Fact about Furious 7:

  • After Paul Walker passed away, the movie was finished using body doubles, stunt doubles, and archival footage. The voice-over for the character Brian O’Conner was provided by Caleb and Cody Walker, Walker’s brothers.

Transformers: Dark of the Moon – US Box Office: USD$352millions

Director: Michael Bay

Main Cast: Shia LaBeouf, Rosie Huntington-Whiteley, Tyrese Gibson, Josh Duhamel, and John Turturro

Release Date: 23 June 2011

Filming Locations: Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA; Detroit, Michigan, USA; Chicago, Illinois, USA; Old Post Office, Chicago, Illinois, USA; Atlanta, Georgia, USA

Main Plot: The Autobots and their human allies find a lost piece of Cybertronian technology that has been in human possession for some time, two years after the Egypt incident. The artifact was revealed to be a piece of an Autobot spacecraft that crashed on the Moon during the Apollo 11 mission to the Moon. It contained the legendary Sentinel Prime (Optimus Prime’s former mentor) and special technology. Sam Witwicky learns that the Decepticons are conspiring to use it for their own evil ends. Furthermore, Optimus Prime discovers that they are up against a danger that also intends to use it to take over the planet to rebuild Cybertron.

Famous quotes:

[last lines]

Optimus Prime: “In any war, there are calms between the storms. There will be days when we lose faith, days when our allies turn against us. But the day will never come, that we forsake this planet and its people.”

Megatron: “Now, we need a truce. All I want is to be back in charge. Besides, who would you be without me, Prime?”

Optimus Prime: “Time to find out!”

[attacks Megatron and beheads him] 

Lennox: “What the hell was that thing?”

Optimus Prime: “That is Shockwave.”

Sequel: Transformers: Age of Extinction (2014); Transformers: The Last Knight (2017)

Fun Fact about Transformers: Dark of the Moon:

  • Michael Bay claims that 532 automobiles were obliterated in the movie. All of them were flood-damaged, so an insurance company gave them away for free.

American Sniper – US Box Office: USD$350millions

Director: Clint Eastwood

Main Cast: Bradley Cooper, Sienna Miller, Kyle Gallner, Ben Reed, and Keir O’Donnell

Release Date: 11 November 2014

Filming Locations: Northridge, Los Angeles, California, USA; O’Malleys Pub, Seal Beach, California, USA; El Centro, California, USA; Salé, Morroco; Marina del Rey, California, USA

Main Plot: In his thirties, Chris Kyle (Bradley Cooper) realized some things. Perhaps his life needed something different, something where he could express his true talent, something that could aid America in its fight against terrorism. Chris Kyle was just a simple guy from Texas who wanted to be a cowboy. So he merged the S.E.A.L.s to become a sniper. Kyle and the other team members are asked to serve in Iraq for the first time after marrying Taya (Sienna Miller). Kyle struggles with his relationship with the actuality of the war. He works on how he manages to deal with it with his urban lifestyle, his wife, and his children once he returns home, not with his missions.

Famous quotes:

Chris Kyle: “I’m not redneck; I’m Texan!” 

Taya Renae Kyle: “What’s the difference?”

Chris Kyle: “We ride horses, they ride their cousins.”

Tony: “Squirrel! Where’d you hide your nuts?”

Squirrel’: “Nuts crawled up inside, sir. Those little shits are gone. They’re nice and warm though now, sir.”

Fun Fact about American Sniper:

  • Chris Kyle and his friend Chad Littlefield being shot to death by Eddie Ray Routh on that crucial day were originally depicted in the script. This was supposed to appear after the film, right before the funeral. Still, his widow Taya Kyle objected because she found it too upsetting and graphic to show her kids.

The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 1 – US Box Office: USD$337millions

Director: Francis Lawrence

Main Cast: Jennifer Lawrence, Josh Hutcherson, Liam Hemsworth, Woody Harrelson, and Donald Sutherland

Release Date: 10 November 2014

Filming Locations: Thomaston, Georgia, USA; Griffin, Georgia, USA; Berlin, Germany; Atlanta, Georgia, USA; Tempelhof Airport, Tempelhof, Berlin, Germany

Main Plot: Katniss Everdeen is approached by Plutarch Heavensbee and the enigmatic President Alma Coin to serve as the face of the Rebellion as the Mockingjay after she survives the Quarter Quell. But Peeta Mallark is President Snow’s tool against Katniss, and he has plans for her. Katniss is desperate to help and demands the release of Peeta and the other Victors, or she will stop being the Mockingjay. However, it appears that President Coin has other plans for Katniss. When Katniss arrives in District 12 by plane, she is horrified to see that few buildings are still standing and that many dead bodies are still lying on the rubble. She discovers her sister’s cat and some personal items in her former home in Victor’s Village, which she takes with her. In a bouquet of withering flowers, she unexpectedly finds a fresh white rose that looks just like the one president Snow gave her the year before. She immediately turns around and leaves after recalling his threat to harm her loved ones.

Famous quotes:

Haymitch Abernathy: “You know, I like you better without all the make-up.”

Effie Trinket: “Well, I like you better sober.”

President Alma Coin: “Do you have any other conditions?”

Katniss Everdeen: “My sister gets to keep her cat.”

Sequel: The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 2 (2015)

Fun Fact about The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 1:

  • The movie was canceled a week before its scheduled release date in China on November 21, 2014. Most likely because of the demonstrations in Hong Kong. The movie’s political theme is very similar to the demands of Hong Kong protesters for democratic elections.

Spider-Man 3 – US Box Office: USD$336millions

Director: Sam Raimi

Main Cast: Tobey Maguire, Kirsten Dunst, Topher Grace, Thomas Haden Church, and Bryce Dallas Howard

Release Date: 3 April 2007

Filming Locations: Chicago, Illinois, USA; Cleveland, Ohio, USA; New York City, New York, USA; Ivar Theatre – 1605 N. Ivar Avenue, Hollywood, Los Angeles, California, USA; Kew Gardens, Queens, New York City, New York, USA

Main Plot: To balance his relationship with Mary-Jane and his obligations as Spider-Man, Peter Parker has finally been able to put the pieces of his life back together. But our young hero faces new difficulties. Assuming the identity of The New Goblin, Harry Osbourne, an old friend of Peter’s, has vowed to exact revenge. Peter must also apprehend Flint Marko, Uncle Ben’s real killer, who has been transformed into his most difficult adversary yet, the Sandman. When Peter’s suit abruptly changes to jet black and dramatically increases his abilities, all hope appears to be lost. However, it also starts to amplify Peter’s much darker personality traits, and he starts to lose himself.

Famous quotes:

Harry Osborn: “You gonna kill me like you killed me father?”

Peter Parker: “I’m done trying to convince you.”

Harry Osborn: “You took him from me. He loved me.”

Peter Parker: “No. He despised you. You were an embarrassment to him.”

[sees tears in Harry’s eyes]

Peter Parker: “Oh. Look at little Goblin Junior. Gonna cry?”

[Peter knocks Harry unconscious on the wall shelf and walks away. Harry tries to throw a pumpkin bomb at Peter, but Peter throws it back at Harry’s face, disfiguring it]

Fun Fact about Spider-Man 3:

  • Before the movie’s release, James Franco claimed that they had to go back and reshoot a few scenes because test audiences thought there wasn’t enough action.

Spider-Man Homecoming – US Box Office: USD$334millions

Director: Jon Watts

Main Cast: Tom Holland, Michael Keaton, Robert Downey Jr., Marisa Tomei, and Jon Favreau

Release Date: 28 June 2017

Filming Locations: Berlin, Germany; Atlanta, Georgia, USA; Reseda High School – 18230 Kittridge Avenue, Reseda, Los Angeles, California, USA; 44-11 Queens Boulevard, Queens, New York City, New York, USA

Main Plot: Following Captain America: Civil War (2016), Tony Stark’s protégé Peter Parker, then a sophomore at the age of fifteen, is forced to return to Queens, New York, where he must balance high school and his superhero persona. Stark decides to keep Peter on a short leash because he worries the boy might try to take on more than he can handle. At the same time, Peter waits impatiently for his mentor to allow him to prove his mettle and earn the title of official Avenger. Then the Vulture, a super-criminal with wings wielding cutting-edge Chitauri weapons, appears. Naturally, Parker sees his arrival as a fantastic chance to prove that he has what it takes to join the Earth’s most powerful group of superheroes.

Famous quotes:

Ned Leeds: “Peter, are you okay?”

Spider-Man: “Yeah. Just keep trying to get through to Happy.”

Ned Leeds: “It’s been an honor, Spider-Man.”

[library lights turn on]

Ms. Warren: “What are you doing here? There’s a dance.”

Ned Leeds: “Uh…”

[quickly shuts his laptop]

Ned Leeds: [awkwardly] “I’m… looking… at porn.”

Sequel: Spider-Man: Far from Home

Fun Fact about Spider-Man Homecoming:

  • Sony had plans to use only Spider-Man characters to create a universe resembling the Marvel Cinematic Universe before this movie was formally announced. This included two additional episodes of The Amazing Spider-Man series, a Venom movie, a Sinister Six movie, and an untitled spin-off focusing on a female superheroine presumed to be Black Cat. At least two of these movies agreed with Andrew Garfield to be in them.

Alice in Wonderland – US Box Office: USD$334milions

Director: Tim Burton

Main Cast: Mia Wasikowska, Johnny Depp, Helena Bonham Carter, Anne Hathaway, Crispin Glover, and Michael Sheen

Release Date: 5 March 2010

Filming Locations: Antony House, Torpoint, Cornwall, England, UK; Stage 11, Culver Studios – 9336 W. Washington Blvd., Culver City, California, USA; Culver Studios – 9336 W. Washington Blvd., Culver City, California, USA; Los Angeles, California, USA; Charlestown Harbour, Charlestown, Cornwall, England, UK

Main Plot: Alice, a 19-year-old unassuming and independent woman, is engaged to an English nobleman who is a complete moron. She flees the crowd at her engagement party to think about whether to proceed with the marriage. After spotting an unusual rabbit, she slips and falls into the garden. She awakens in a world reminiscent of her childhood nightmares. Complete with talking animals, evil queens and knights, and frumpy bander snatches, after arriving in a strange and surreal place called “Underland.” To defeat the terrifying Jabberwocky and return the proper queen to her throne, Alice understands that she is there for a purpose.

Famous quotes:

The Mad Hatter: “Have I gone mad?”

[Alice checks Hatter’s temperature]

Alice Kingsley: “I’m afraid so. You’re entirely bonkers. But I’ll tell you a secret. All the best people are.”

Alice Kingsley: “Sometimes I believe in as many as six impossible things before breakfast.”

The Mad Hatter: “That is an excellent practice.”

Sequel: Alice Through the Looking Glass

Fun Fact about Alice in Wonderland:

  • In Wonderland/Underland, everyone has a given name. These names were made up for this film because they are only known by their descriptive titles in the books and most other film adaptations. This adaptation uses Tarrant Hightopp as the Hatter, McTwisp as the White Rabbit, Malyumkin as the Dormouse, Thackery as the March Hare, Absolem as the Caterpillar, Chessur as the Cheshire Cat, Mirana Crimms as the White Queen, Iracebeth Crimms as the Red Queen, and Ilosovic Stayne as the Knave of Hearts. The size-altering concoctions also receive their first names: the liquid that causes Alice to shrink is called Pishalver. The cake that tends to make her grow is termed Upelkuchen.

Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice – US Box Office: USD$330millions

Director: Zack Snyder

Main Cast: Ben Affleck, Henry Cavill, Amy Adams, Jesse Eisenberg, and Diane Lane

Release Date: 25 March 2016

Filming Locations: Detroit, Michigan, USA; Michigan Motion Picture Studios, 1999 Centerpoint Parkway, Pontiac, Michigan, USA; Michigan State University, East Lansing, Michigan, USA; Chicago, Illinois, USA; Yorkville, Illinois, USA

Main Plot: When humanity, Metropolis residents, and billionaire Bruce Wayne witnessed the incredible power of Superman, the world was forever changed. Bruce has seen the infamous fight between General Zod and Superman in Man of Steel (2013). Two years later, the relationship appears to be over when the Man of Steel gets involved in the complexities of world politics, and lives are lost due to terrorists and rebels. Batman intensifies his war on crime to end the potential threat of Superman. Lois Lane, a journalist, tries to clear his name. Senate Hearings and the media force Superman to work within the system, and Lex Luthor seems to be working behind the scenes.

Famous quotes:

Perry White: “So. I logged into your Dropbox to find a copy. There’s copy all right. But nothing about football. Nothing about, uh, the friends of Metropolis Library, just the goddamn Bat thing I told you not to pursue.”

Clark Kent: “If the police won’t help, the press has to do the right thing.”

Perry White: “You don’t get to decide what the right thing is.”

Clark Kent: “When the Planet was founded, it stood for something, Perry.”

Perry White: “And so could you if it was 1938, but it’s not 1938. WPA ain’t hiring no more. Apples don’t cost a nickel. Not in here, not out there. You drop this thing! Nobody cares about Clark Kent talking on the Batman.”

Sequel: Justice League; Zack Snyder’s Justice League

Fun Fact about Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice:

  • In this movie, Batman uses a voice modulator built into his costume to alter his voice digitally. This was a suggestion made by Ben Affleck’s friend. It was director Kevin Smith who felt that Affleck’s natural speaking voice was too high-pitched for Batman after Affleck was cast in the role. In his opinion, it wouldn’t sound as ridiculous as Christian Bale’s voice did in the Christopher Nolan Dark Knight trilogy.

Forrest Gump – US Box Office: USD$330millions

Director: Robert Zemeckis

Main Cast: Tom Hanks, Robin Wright, Gary Sinise, Sally Field, Rebecca Williams, and Michael Conner Humphreys

Release Date: 6 July 1994

Filming Locations: Chippewa Square, Savannah, Georgia, USA; Marshall Point Lighthouse, Port Clyde, Maine, USA; Pemaquid, Maine, USA; Savannah, Georgia, USA; Beaufort, South Carolina, USA

Main Plot: Forrest Gump is a straightforward individual with a low IQ. but with goodwill. As they navigate childhood, he plays with Jenny, his one and only friend. He is taught the fundamentals of life by his “mama,” who then hands him to fate. Forrest joins the military and goes to Vietnam. He makes new friends named Dan and Bubba, wins medals, establishes a renowned shrimp fishing fleet, incites people to run, popularizes ping-pong, invents the smiley, writes songs and bumper stickers, and meets the president several times. Forrest, however, is unconcerned with this because Jenny Curran, his childhood sweetheart, who has ruined her life, is all on his mind. However, in the end, all he seeks to demonstrate is the universality of love.

Famous quotes:

Jenny Curran: “Do you ever dream, Forrest, about who you’re gonna be?”

Forrest Gump: “Who I’m gonna be?”

Jenny Curran: “Yeah.”

Forrest Gump: “Aren’t-aren’t I going to be me?”

[repeated line]

Forrest Gump: “Stupid is as stupid does.”

Fun Fact about Forrest Gump:

  • An actual event served as the basis for the running scene. 16-year-old Louis Michael Figueroa ran from New Jersey to San Francisco for the American Cancer Society in 1982. Unintentionally providing inspiration for the famous line from the movie Forrest Gump’s famous run. It goes, “I just put one foot in front of the other.” “When I’m hungry, I eat. When I’m tired, I sleep. When I need to use the restroom, I go.”

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