Countdown to the Oscars: 15 Movies That Changed American Cinema

Feb 19, 2015 by Robb Todd

Being the best or most famous film isn’t the same as being the most influential.

Which movie changed animation forever? Which movie helped define what a blockbuster is? Which movie made sequels a staple in Hollywood? Which movies helped define their generation? Which movie made a nation afraid to go swimming at the beach? Which movies broke social barriers?

With that in mind as the Oscars approach, host Robin Roberts guides us through the top 15 movies that changed Hollywood, as decided upon by filmmakers, historians, and critics, with discussion about the films from this year’s Academy Award nominees.

How many can you get right right? Find out when “Countdown to the Oscars: 15 Movies That Changed American Cinema” airs at 10 p.m. EST Friday on ABC... Read More

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