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4 Classics With Longest Theatrical Run In The World!


Some movies stand the test of time by staying and sneaking up in theatres for an exceptionally longer period of time. From The Sound Of Music to Titanic, there are few classic smash hits that will definitely drench you in emotions, drown you in thoughts and dip you in wonderment. If you’re a movie buff who’s excited to dive deep into films, here’s the list of films that reigned theatres, and are still outshining for their timeless beauty.

The Sound Of Music (1965)

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Have you heard this Do-Re-Mi song on Instagram? Yes, it’s from this record-breaking movie, The Sound Of Music. This iconic classic will delightfully entertain you with a bunch of songs and appealing visuals. By running in theatres for 147 weeks, the Musical has not only become the movie with the longest theatrical run, but also garnered a lot of notable awards. The movie revolving around Maria, a novice who becomes a wonderful governess to seven motherless children, is based on the memoir of Maria Von Trapp.

E.T. The Extra Terrestrial (1982)

If you’re a fan of Jadoo in Koi… Mil Gaya, you’ll definitely like this extraordinary classic. This movie by Steven Spielberg tells the story of a lonely boy, Elliot, and his strange alien friend, ET. From hiding ET to sending him back to his home planet, the movie beautifully highlights the theme of friendship. E.T. The Extra Terrestrial garnered an abundance of attention from across the world, reigning theatres for weeks and months. This timeless classic is still many people’s favourite.

Jurassic Park (1993)

What could be more adventurous than watching movies with terrifyingly giant creatures? Jurassic Park, directed by Steven Spielberg, is another groundbreaking movie portraying the ancient dinosaurs. The movie revolves around an island turned into a park with dinosaurs cloned from prehistoric DNA, and the failure of maintenance that led to disastrous circumstances. Jurassic Park was a box-office smash with the longest theatrical run.

Titanic (1997)

From the ever popular song “My Heart Will Go On” to the iconic railing scene or “I’m flying”, the movie still warms our hearts with ineffable emotions. Titanic, based on the real life event, highlights romance, class and tragedy. This heart-wrenching classic got engraved in history for hitting the box office. Titanic, being a tragedy like Shakespeare’s Romeo And Juliet, will remain as a timeless romance.