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 Chinatown
14 The Godfather
15 To Kill a Mockingbird
16 Taxi Driver
17 Lawrence of Arabia
18 Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs
19 On the Waterfront
20 The Godfather Part II
21 King Kong (1933)
22 Psycho (1960)
23 Raging Bull
24 Citizen Kane
25 Bridge on the River Kwai
26 2001: A Space Odyssey
27 Dr. Strangelove Or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb
28 West Side Story
29 Jaws
30 Raiders of the Lost Ark
31 E.T the Extra-Terrestrial
32 One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest
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 Steamboat Willie
44 The Skeleton Dance 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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