Top 10 Movie References in Billy Joel's Song We Didn't Start the Fire

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This includes movies, actors, and actresses.

This song was released in 1989 and it has some of the most unusual lyrics I've ever seen - it's an impressive list of the main events in the world history from 1949 to 1989 (1949 - the year of Billy Joel's birth).

This list is a sequel to my lists:
Top 10 Famous People Mentioned in Billy Joel's song We Didn't Start The Fire
Top 10 Places Mentioned in Billy Joel's song We Didn't Start The Fire
Top 10 Music References in Billy Joel's song We Didn't Start The Fire
Top 10 Political References in Billy Joel's Song We Didn't Start the Fire

The Top Ten

1 Psycho (1960)

Fun fact: this song indirectly sparked my love for movies. When I was around 14, we had to make a list with historical events of the 20st and 21st century. Knowing this song, I used it to make my list. This was when I read more about "Psycho", a title of course everybody already knows, and I got really interested in it. It was then both one of the first "older" movies and one of the first "serious" movies I owned. Two years later I was a full blown film lover, though of course just getting started. - Martin_Canine

Thanks for sharing your personal memories, Martin.
Yes, lyrics to this song are unique in terms of information about political and cultural events. - Metal_Treasure

2 Bridge On The River Kwai
3 Lawrence of Arabia
4 The King and I

Originally a musical that was made into a movie - Metal_Treasure

5 Peyton Place

American T.V. nighttime soap opera (first episode date: September 15, 1964) - Metal_Treasure

6 James Dean James Dean James Byron Dean was an American actor. He is a cultural icon of teenage disillusionment and social estrangement, as expressed in the title of his most celebrated film, Rebel Without a Cause, in which he starred as troubled teenager Jim Stark.
7 Marlon Brando Marlon Brando Marlon Brando, Jr. was an American actor, film director, and activist. He is credited with bringing a gripping realism to film acting, and is often cited as one of the greatest and most influential actors of all time.
8 Marilyn Monroe Marilyn Monroe Marilyn Monroe, born Norma Jeane Mortenson Baker (June 1, 1926 – August 5, 1962) was an American actress, singer and model. Decades after her unexpected death, she has remained one of Hollywood's greatest sex symbols with her eye-catching style, champagne blond hair, and breathless manner of speaking. ...read more.
9 Grace Kelly Grace Kelly Grace Patricia Kelly (November 12, 1929 – September 14, 1982) was an American actress who retired from Hollywood to become Princess of Monaco after marrying Prince Rainier III in April 1956. She died on September 14, 1982, a day after suffering a stroke while driving her car, which caused a crash. ...read more.

Aka Princess Grace of Monaco (mentioned as "Princess Grace" in the lyrics) - Metal_Treasure

10 Brigitte Bardot Brigitte Bardot Brigitte Anne-Marie Bardot is a French actress, singer and fashion model, who later became an animal rights activist.

The Contenders

11 Doris Day Doris Day Doris Day, born Doris Mary Ann Kappelhoff (April 3, 1922 or 1924) is a retired American actress and singer, and continuing animal welfare activist.
12 Liberace Liberace Władziu Valentino Liberace, mononymously known as Liberace, was an American pianist, singer, and actor.
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