If you are searching for the most-watched movies this holiday season, you are in the right place. No holiday season can be complete without a relaxing movie weekend at home.
But choosing the perfect movie to watch alone or with family can be hard at times. The synopsis may say something, and the movie may end up being something else altogether. And you find out that you have wasted your time completely. The trailers are worse. They can make any boring movie seem interesting enough to give a try. As movie buffs, we have had all such experiences and learned our lesson the hard way.
Hence, our list of most-watched movies of all time will be more reliable and dependable than others. We can assure you this list will not waste your time at all.
Let us now stop with the assurance claims and get on with the list.
- Titanic (1997)
The winner of multiple Oscars and a staple of all romantics, the 90s movie is a legend. Loosely based on the majestic ship Titanic, which sank in the Atlantic Ocean in 1912, the story goes beyond the ship’s history. Its characters have the perfect arcs and unforgettable endings. Although the main plot focuses on the protagonists, Jack and Rose, all characters are properly defined. Featuring social discrimination, forbidden love, and sacrifice, the movie takes the viewers on an emotional roller coaster ride.
- The Lion King (1994)
An animation blockbuster, the movie features the story of a lion cub, Simba, and his father, Mufassa. Set in the backdrop of the African grasslands, it narrates the beautiful story of the father-son duo. It also depicts the imaginary politics and conspiracies of the animal kingdom. After watching the 2D animation, you can go for the 3D variation of the same movie, which premiered in 2019. One of the best family movies of all time, you will enjoy it with your kids for sure.
- Life Is Beautiful (1997)
Primarily a drama film, the film is a satirical comedy about Holocaust victims in World War II. Featuring the story of a Jewish librarian, the entire story is based on his efforts to save his son from the dangers of the concentration camps. It is both a comedy and tragedy, pointing at how life flows through all obstacles and overcomes all challenges that come in the way of living. If you are into serious drama movies, this should be at the top of your priority list.
- Jurassic Park (1993)
Are you into adventure and sci-fi movies? You should definitely give Jurassic Park a go. It is a family movie but has some gory scenes of creature horror that you may skip, especially if you are watching with your kids. One of the most re-watchable movies, the story features an experimental venture of a senior recreation park investor and a group of scientists that he invites to the Jurassic park founded and owned by him. With excellent graphics and palpitating horror, this movie is a must weekend watch for adventure lovers.
- Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone (2001)
The first movie of the Harry Potter franchise, this much-loved movie is a kids-favorite and justly so. It introduces one of the iconic characters of the fantasy world, Harry Potter. In fact, it is based on her first book in the Harry Potter series. Although it was impossible to club the entire book in a single movie, the creative team did its best to give a memorable experience to the viewers. If you love this, you can binge-watch the other films in the series and slowly immerse yourself in Harry Potter’s world of magic, thrill, and adventure.
- The Dark Knight (2008)
The second movie in Christopher Nolan’s Batman series, The Dark Knight is etched in the memories of the viewers because of Heath Ledger’s spectacular performance as the Joker. Being one of the most-watched films of the 21st century, it is a perfect weekend entertainment for superhero comic lovers. From its breathtaking thrilling scenes enhanced by the background score of Hans Zimmer to Christian Bale’s unbelievable heroic moments, everything about this movie is a classic. If you have not watched it yet, you are missing a lot for sure.
- The Sound of Music (1965)
Are you into music and movies of the opera genre? Well, you can watch this classic musical drama movie with your family this holiday season. The story is about an Austrian convent woman-turned governess who changes the lives of an army veteran’s children. Breaking all shackles of strict discipline, she brings back their childhood through music. A most-watched film of all time, this classic can leave you in tears of joy.
- Interstellar (2014)
Another Christopher Nolan classic, Interstellar is for the space lovers of the 21st century. Weaving the story around the concept of black holes and time circles, Nolan managed to create his magic with Hans Zimmer’s powerful background scores and Matthew McConaughey’s brilliant depiction of a space explorer and a loving father. Anna Hathaway too gave her best in the movie, so did Jessica Chastain as a hopeful daughter. Primarily a sci-fi, the most-viewed movie of all time unexpectedly plays with our emotions. If you are looking for offbeat New Year movies to binge-watch on a weekend, start with this. Good news for you – The sequel is coming soon!
Some other movies to add to your watch list on the holidays are:
- The Dark Knight Rises (2012) – The sequel of The Dark Knight and the last movie of Christopher Nolan’s Batman series
- Mary Poppins (1964) – A musical comedy with a magical touch
- The Shawshank Redemption (1994) – The serious drama film that will leave you awestruck
- Fight Club (1999) – One of Brad Pitt’s excellent performances and a treat for action lovers
- Ben-Hur (1959) – A period drama film packed with action, spirituality with occasional glimpses of Jesus Christ! A perfect Christmas and New Year treat for movie lovers of all time
Can you think of any other movie name to add? Let us know in the comments, along with the reasons for including it in the list.