Top 10 Movies that Define Hollywood the Most

These are the movies that I think are just quintessential Hollywood. They're movies that immediately come to mind whenever I think of a perfect example of classic Hollywood.

The Top Ten

1 Casablanca
2 The Wizard of Oz
3 Gone With The Wind
4 A Trip to the Moon
5 Modern Times
6 Metropolis

Nice list, some great pictures here. This one however, slipped by you, it is a German film. - Ned964

That's true. However, I was mostly basing the list on the movies that I felt were classic cinema, I guess. In other words when you think of movies that reflect the history of cinema and Hollywood, these are the movies that, for me, immediately come to mind. That being said, the first 3 entry's on this list do still hold true to the title of the list. Thanks for catching that though. - TomSawyer

7 The Horse In Motion/Roundhay Garden Scene

These 2 are tied. They were the very first movies EVER. The first one being "The Horse In Motion" which came out in 1878 and the second being "Roundhay Garden Scene" which came out in 1888. And I think that they both equally deserve a spot on this list. - TomSawyer

Historically significant for film making, but are there "Hollywood" connections? - Billyv

8 The Jazz Singer
9 Gojira / Godzilla: King of the Monsters!
10 Rear Window

The Contenders

11 Seven Samurai

Going with this today. - Ned964

12 North by Northwest
13 The Godfather
14 To Kill a Mockingbird
15 Taxi Driver
16 Lawrence of Arabia
17 Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs
18 On the Waterfront
19 The Godfather Part II
20 King Kong (1933)
21 Psycho (1960)
22 Raging Bull
23 Citizen Kane
24 Bridge on the River Kwai
25 2001: A Space Odyssey
26 Dr. Strangelove Or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb
27 West Side Story
28 Jaws
29 Raiders of the Lost Ark
30 E.T the Extra-Terrestrial
31 One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest
32 Chinatown
33 Alien
34 Star Wars
35 The Graduate
36 Fantasia
37 Apocalypse Now
38 The Deer Hunter
39 Mr. Smith Goes to Washington
40 Singin' in the Rain
41 City Lights
42 Gertie the Dinosaur
43 Steamboat Willie
44 The Skeleton Dance
45 Shadow of a Doubt
46 Pinocchio (1940)
47 Ben-Hur
48 Sunset Boulevard
49 Rebel Without a Cause
50 The Searchers
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