Top Ten Hollywood Movie Studios

The Top Ten
1 Warner Bros.

Warner Bros. is an undefeated king of studios. Warner Bros. not only makes tons of amazing film franchises, but it is also one of the only companies that explores every genre of movies and takes risks with different content. Absolutely amazing.

The reason I do not vote for Disney is because Disney has limited content other than buying companies (e.g., Marvel, Pixar, Lucasfilm) for content and remaking movies. Don't get me wrong, Disney films are fantastic, but we are looking for enough content, not grosses. Like Warner Bros.

2 Walt Disney Studios

Disney is pretty much the future of film and overall media. Here's why.

First off, as of July 16, 2017, Disney makes up about 22% of the box office, topping all the other major studios. Second, they own two major animation studios, Disney Animation and Pixar, the latter of which helped produce the first feature-length computer-animated film. Third, they own a well-known record label, Hollywood Records, with a vast array of artists, despite not being as large as Universal or Sony. Fourth, they are responsible for a large number of live stage plays based on their films (remember "The Lion King"?). Fifth, they own Lucasfilm and Marvel Studios, both of which are responsible for two of the largest film franchises, Star Wars and the Marvel Cinematic Universe, respectively. Sixth, they own ABC, one of the largest television production and distribution companies. Other companies in ABC's portfolio include A&E, History, Lifetime, and ESPN. Finally, they own Maker Studios, a multi-channel network that holds partnership contracts with various YouTubers (the most notable of which being Markiplier and jacksepticeye).

3 20th Century Studio

From the X-Men series to Ice Age, every movie is great.

4 Universal Studios

Jurassic Park, Despicable Me, E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial, Fast and Furious series, King Kong, Ted, Meet the Fockers, Bruce Almighty, Jaws, The Bourne series, Les Misérables, The Mummy series, Snow White and the Huntsman, Back to the Future series, Apollo 13, The Lorax, The Grinch, Schindler's List, A Beautiful Mind, Bridesmaids, The American Pie series, American Gangster, Waterworld, 8 Mile, Safe House, and on and on. Just one of the greatest, should be at least in the top 3.

Back to the Future, Jurassic Park, the Illumination movies, Hitchcock movies. This is definitely the greatest movie studio of all time. Best logo too.

5 Marvel Studios

I love Marvel Studios, mostly because of Spider-Man and Captain America. It's awesome.

Their films are guaranteed successes, pretty much, and everyone's copying them. They're golden.

It is my favorite movie studio because of its many superheroes and supervillains and its best action.

6 Columbia Pictures

Not the best, but they've got some great stuff.

7 Paramount Studios

A Hollywood studio generally doesn't mean much in the context of the quality of a film. However, perhaps the biggest success rate of films is derived from Paramount Pictures. "Raiders of the Lost Ark" is an American classic, as are "Psycho" and "The Bad News Bears." In addition, the Paramount logo is easily superior to its competition.

First of all, Indiana Jones, the first 5 MCU movies, Mission Impossible (need I say more?). Second, without Paramount we wouldn't have Warner Bros, 20th Century Fox, Universal, and Disney! Just enough to prove this is the best company ever.

8 Sony Pictures Studios
9 New Line Cinema

Lord of the Rings, Dumb and Dumber, Se7en, The Notebook, Blade, American History X, and the more that doesn't take itself too seriously. There's just a lot of variety from this Warner studio, and it's highly entertaining.

The releaser of the unbelievable Lord of the Rings trilogy and many more great movies.

10 Pixar Animation Studios Pixar, also referred to as Pixar Animation Studios, is an American computer animation film studio based in Emeryville, California that is a subsidiary of The Walt Disney Company. Pixar began in 1979 as the Graphics Group, part of the Lucasfilm computer division, before its spin-out as a corporation... read more

Wow, I'm really surprised that Pixar isn't at least in the top ten! Pixar Animation Studios has produced so many influential, deep films that I'm very surprised only 3% of the people who took this survey thought it was the best. Most Pixar films (I exclude Cars 2 because it didn't have a very strong message) have amazing messages, scores, ideas, and plots.

The characters in every single film are well thought out and believable, as well as very entertaining. For example, Woody from Toy Story was wholly original, just as Mike Wazowski was extremely memorable. The movies are all funny and have amazing messages. From the delightful yet simple message of Cars to the originality and uniqueness of Monsters, Inc., Pixar has made a name for itself in history.

Let's not forget the fantastic scores that every single Pixar film has! Randy Newman shines the brightest, in my opinion, with amazing creations such as You've Got a Friend in Me, I Will Go Sailing No More, and If I Didn't Have You. Pixar films have superb voice acting quality, as well. John Ratzenberger (in every Pixar film to date), Billy Crystal (as Mike Wazowski in Monsters, Inc. and University), John Goodman (as Sulley in Monsters, Inc. and University), Tom Hanks and Tim Allen (Woody and Buzz in Toy Story 1, 2, and 3), and Albert Brooks (Marlin in Finding Nemo) all deliver memorable performances. My personal favorite voice actor is Steve Buscemi, but he's my absolute favorite overall.

Pixar doesn't make everything work out in the end, either. Lightning McQueen doesn't win the big race. Mike and Sulley get kicked out of college. Carl doesn't end up in Paradise Falls...but they all learn about what's most important, and the audience does, too.

Overall, these films are fantastic and memorable, with amazing morals, characters, dialogue, humor, and music. I grew up with Pixar, and I daresay it made me a better person. I don't know about you, but I'm super excited about Coco! But if you truly... more

The Contenders
11 Touchstone Pictures
12 Paramount Paramount is an American film and television production and distribution company. Founded in 1912, the company is based in Hollywood, California, and is a subsidiary of Viacom. Paramount is one of the oldest surviving film studios and has produced many iconic films, including the Indiana Jones and Transformers... read more
13 Legendary Pictures
14 MGM Studios

James Bond, Rocky, Creed, Silence of the Lambs, Carrie, Raging Bull, The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly, The Wizard of Oz, 2001: A Space Odyssey, Poltergeist (1982), Child's Play, Singing in the Rain, Robocop, The Terminator, Roadhouse, The Hobbit, Jeepers Creepers, Spaceballs...MGM made so many great films, I can't name them all.

It's a great studio, but that lion scared the crap out of me as a kid and still scares the crap out of me today. I like their movies, but I better watch out for that Leo the Lion. I have a pantheraphobia (fear of big cats) and that's actually no joke about my fears.

15 Dreamworks Studios
16 Tristar Pictures
17 Miramax Films
18 DC Films
19 Lions Gate Entertainment

Hunger Games series. My favorite studio!

20 Lucasfilm

Star Wars! My favorite franchise!

21 United Artists
22 Castle Rock Entertainment
23 RKO Pictures
24 A24

They make some great movies but fly under the radar too often. List of good movies includes Spring Breakers (I know people are split on this), Bling Ring, The Spectacular Now, Room, Green Room, Equals, Ex Machina, and The Witch.

25 The Weinstein Company

A producer of mini-major films, this should have been No. 10.

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