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Director: Ridley Scott

Cast: Russell Crowe, Joaquin Phoenix, Oliver Reed

Domestic lifetime gross (adjusted for inflation, 2014): $277,119,800

Famous quote: “What we do in life echoes in eternity.” — Maximus

It was Crowe's big entrance as a Hollywood star (he won an Oscar) and Reed's big exit (he suffered a fatal heart attack during filming).

Box-office totals courtesy of BoxOfficeMojo.com.