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The 20 Most Influential Movies Of All Time!

According to scientists! They can't be wrong!

December 3, 2018

Movies can move us in many ways, delending on what you like and where you are in life.  Experts have analyzed the "impact" of over 47,000 movies (Yahoo) and determineed the most influenecal movies off all time, the movies that changed the way other movies were made is the thought behind this one, not necessarily how the viewer was influenced or moved.

Researchers in Italy "analyzed the impact" of more than 47,000 movies to determine which ones have changed movies the most.  And they used some complex math to figure it out, so we're just going to take their word for it.

Here's the Top 20:

1.  "The Wizard of Oz", 1939

2.  "Star Wars", 1977

3.  "Psycho", 1960

4.  "King Kong", the 1933 original . . . not the 2005 Jack Black one, obviously.

5.  "2001: A Space Odyssey", 1968

6.  "Metropolis", 1927

7.  "Citizen Kane", 1941

8.  "The Birth of a Nation", 1915

9.  "Frankenstein", 1931

10.  "Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs", 1937

11.  "Casablanca", 1942

12.  "Dracula", 1931

13.  "The Godfather", 1972

14.  "Jaws", 1975

15.  "Nosferatu", 1922

16.  "The Searchers", 1956

17.  "Cabiria", 1914

18.  "Dr. Strangelove or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb", 1964

19.  "Gone with the Wind", 1939

20.  "Battleship Potemkin", 1925

It's worth noting that "Star Wars" was also the most recent movie in the Top 20 and 13 of the Top 20 were released before 1950.  My personal most influencial movie was The Muppet Movie! What's yours? -Adam Alexander