- Top 10 movie franchises of all time: Take a trip down memory lane and rank the top 10 movie franchises of all time, including everything from Star Wars to Harry Potter. -

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1. Star Wars: The ultimate space epic saga, Star Wars has captured the imagination of fans worldwide since the release of the original in 1977. With nine main films, spinoffs, and cartoons, this franchise has a dedicated fan base and has grossed over $10 billion.

2. Marvel Cinematic Universe: Spanning over 20 films and over 10 years, the MCU has changed the superhero genre and created an entirely new cinematic universe. From Iron Man to Black Widow, audiences love the interconnected storylines and larger-than-life characters.

3. James Bond: With 26 films featuring iconic characters like Sean Connery, Pierce Brosnan, and Daniel Craig, James Bond has become a staple of the action genre. The franchise has been around since 1962 and is still going strong with No Time to Die expected to release in 2021.

4. Harry Potter: Adapted from J.K. Rowling's bestselling novels, the Harry Potter movies tell the story of a young boy who discovers he's a wizard and must battle the evil Lord Voldemort. The series includes eight films and has a loyal fan base worldwide.

5. The Lord of the Rings: The Lord of the Rings trilogy set the standard for fantasy movies with its stunning visuals, sprawling storylines, and memorable characters. The franchise has grossed over $3 billion and remains a beloved classic.

6. Pirates of the Caribbean: Inspired by the Disneyland ride of the same name, Pirates of the Caribbean has grown into a massive franchise with five films. The movies follow the exploits of Captain Jack Sparrow as he battles his enemies and searches for treasure.

7. Fast and Furious: The Fast and Furious franchise has come a long way from its humble beginnings as a street racing movie. With nine films and counting, the series has evolved into a high-octane action series filled with incredible stunts, fast cars, and beloved characters.

8. Toy Story: The first-ever fully computer-animated movie, Toy Story, launched Pixar's winning streak of critically acclaimed and commercially successful films. The story of Woody and Buzz Lightyear has captured the hearts of generations and has grown into a four-film franchise.

9. X-Men: The X-Men franchise features a group of genetically mutated humans with superhuman abilities. The series has a dedicated fan base thanks to its mix of action, drama, and social commentary. The movies have grossed over $6 billion worldwide.

10. Indiana Jones: The Indiana Jones movies follow the adventures of archaeologist Indiana Jones as he searches for mystical artifacts while battling Nazis and other villains. The series includes four films and has become a beloved classic thanks to its iconic hero and thrilling action sequences.