Top 15 Movies That Changed Cinema

6. Gone With the Wind (1939)
Derided in the modern era for it’s overt love affair with slavery, it’s hard not to acknowledge the reality that David O Selznick’s epic is the blueprint for all blockbuster epics that followed it. Grossing almost $200 million in 1939, Gone With the Wind still owns the distinction of the highest ticket sales of all time, with an inflation adjusted box office of $1.6 Billion. With a record eight Oscar’s (a record that would stand for 20 years), Gone With the Wind also has the distinction of the first Academy Award winning performance by an African American with Hattie McDaniel’s Best Supporting Oscar win.


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