20. What’s Love Got to Do with It (1993)
> IMDb rating: 7.3
> Rotten tomatoes audience score: 88
> Worldwide ticket sales, adjusted for inflation: $86.5 million
> Starring: Angela Bassett, Laurence Fishburne, RaéVen Kelly, Virginia Capers
This is a biographical drama based on the life of legendary singer Tina Turner. The film lays out Turner’s life from her childhood in poverty to her rise as a musical sensation. It also focuses on her tumultuous marriage to her abusive husband, Ike Turner. Angela Bassett stars in what was to be her breakout role.
19. Rushmore (1998)
> IMDb rating: 7.7
> Rotten tomatoes audience score: 91
> Worldwide ticket sales, adjusted for inflation: $37.3 million
> Starring: Jason Schwartzman, Bill Murray, Olivia Williams, Seymour Cassel
Wes Andersen’s second movie and first big financial success, this movie launched Jason Schwartzman’s career and began his long collaboration with Andersen. The story follows eccentric teenager Max Fischer as he navigates his prestigious private school and his crush on an elementary school teacher. It’s a zany and funny movie with a great soundtrack.
18. Captain America: Civil War (2016)
> IMDb rating: 7.8
> Rotten tomatoes audience score: 89
> Worldwide ticket sales, adjusted for inflation: $1.2 billion
> Starring: Chris Evans, Robert Downey Jr., Scarlett Johansson, Sebastian Stan
This, the third Captain America movie produced by Disney, borrows heavily from Marvel’s “Civil War” crossover comics. In the film superhero supergroup the Avengers fracture, with one side led by Captain America and the other by Iron Man. The star-studded cast contributed to making this a box office mega-hit.
17. Quiz Show (1994)
> IMDb rating: 7.5
> Rotten tomatoes audience score: 87
> Worldwide ticket sales, adjusted for inflation: $55.6 million
> Starring: Ralph Fiennes, John Turturro, Rob Morrow, Paul Scofield
Robert Redford directed this story of the real-life scandal surrounding the 1950s TV quiz show “Twenty-One.” Certain contestants were given the correct answers and the game show was rigged in order to boast ratings. Richard Goodwin, a real-life congressional investigator of the incident, helped produce the film. It received good reviews but did not do well at the box office.
16. Never Cry Wolf (1983)
> IMDb rating: 7.5
> Rotten tomatoes audience score: 83
> Worldwide ticket sales, adjusted for inflation: $80.5 million
> Starring: Charles Martin Smith, Brian Dennehy, Zachary Ittimangnaq, Samson Jorah
“Never Cry Wolf” is a film adaptation of Farley Mowat’s autobiography of the same name. The film follows a young Canadian biologist who is dispatched to the Arctic to study why caribou populations are declining. He is told that experts believe it is due to wolf predation despite no one having seen wolves kill caribou. The biologist is quickly thrust into a world of survival and discovery as he grows closer to nature.
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