What Are Some Famous Movies Produced by MGM Studios?


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Some famous movies produced by MGM Studios are "Gone with the Wind," "Rain Man," "Apocalypse Now" and "Ben-Hur." "Gone with the Wind" and "Rain Man" are MGM's two highest-grossing films, as of July 2015.

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"Gone with the Wind," directed by Victor Fleming, is a romantic drama that takes place during the American Civil War. It won eight Oscars at the 1940 Academy Awards, including Best Picture, Best Director and Best Actress in a Leading Role.

Released in 1988, "Rain Man" stars Tom Cruise and Dustin Hoffman as long-lost brothers re-connecting after the death of their father. It grossed $172 million in the United States, and won multiple Academy Awards, including Best Picture, Best Director, Best Actor in a Leading Role and Best Writing, Original Screenplay.

"Apocalypse Now," a 1979 drama about the Vietnam War based on the book "Heart of Darkness," grossed over $78 million at the American box office. Directed by Francis Ford Coppola, the film stars Martin Sheen, Marlon Brando, Robert Duvall and Dennis Hopper.

An epic historical drama, "Ben-Hur" stars Charlton Heston, Jack Hawkins and Stephen Boyd. It won 11 Oscars at the 1960 Academy Awards, including Sam Zimbalist for Best Picture, William Wyler for Best Director and Robert Surtees for Best Cinematography.

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