Warning: This Channel 4 Ultimate Film is not a guide to good films nor a list of films you must watch before you die. But a list of the most successful films in UK, in terms of the numbers of tickets sold.
rank. Title (release year) estimated admissions, in millions
- Gone With the Wind (1940) ~35m, also won 10 Oscars.
- The Sound of Music (1965) ~30m, one of the popular musical of all time.
- Snow White And The Seven Dwarfs (1938) ~28m, a classic animation, the last one in a supervision of the legendary Walt Disney.
Never have a chance to watch number one nor two. But I think I used to watch Snow White at least once, not sure if it’s the original version or not.
Other big films of my age in the list, below.
- Star Wars Episode IV: A New Hope (1978) ~20.76m
- The Jungle Book (1968) ~19.8m (in Thai: “เมาคลี ลูกหมาป่า”)
- Titanic (1998) ~18.91m. Used to have it on HBO for several times, but never watch it from the beginning til its end.
- Harry Potter And The Philosopher’s Stone (2001) ~17.56m. Don’t BOO me, .. never watch or read Harry Potter. I’m sorry 🙁
- Grease (1978) ~17.2m. I never see this film, but can rekon many songs from it. My sister have its soundtracks album.
- Jaws (1976) ~16.2m
- Jurassic Park (1993) ~16.17m. Every kids love dinosaurs, I’m not an exception.
- Lord Of The Rings: The Fellowship Of The Ring (2001) ~15.98m
- Thunderball (1966) ~15.6m
- Lord Of The Rings: The Return Of The King (2003) ~15.22m
- Lord Of The Rings: The Two Towers (2002) ~14.4m
- The Full Monty (1997) ~14.19m
- Harry Potter And The Chamber Of Secrets (2002) ~14.18m
- Goldfinger (1964) ~13.9m
- Star Wars Episode I: The Phantom Menace (1999) ~13.59m
- Ben Hur (1959) ~13.2m. Watched it once at my highschool days, very epic.
FYI, Thunderball and Goldfinger are James Bond film