1. The 1910s marked the heyday of silent cinema, which is associated with the name of the legendary Charlie Chaplin. Among the films that reflect that era, it’s worth highlighting “Mabel’s Strange Predicament” (Mabel Normand), “All Night Long,” and “The Tramp” (Charlie Chaplin).

    Military themes are present in films such as “The Battle” (David Griffith), adaptations of novels are popular (Frank Lloyd’s “Les Misérables”), as are historical films (Gordon Edwards’ “Cleopatra”), and films reflecting contemporary issues of the time (“The Invisible Enemy” by David Griffith).

  2. The era of silent cinema continues, and iconic films reflecting the 1920s are being made. It was during this time that Charlie Chaplin created the film “The Kid”, Frank Lloyd made “Oliver Twist”, and Ray Smallwood made “Camille”.

    Iconic movie studios were founded, such as 20th Century Studios, Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer, Paramount Pictures, and Walt Disney Pictures. All of them would go on to influence the development of the film industry and make it what it is today, despite the fact that the technology allowing for color film had not yet been developed.

  3. The beginning of the 1930s was marked by the premiere of Lewis Milestone’s film “All Quiet on the Western Front,” and the end by the cult film “Gone with the Wind” by Victor Fleming. During the period between these events, no less interesting films were created: “King Kong” by Merian Cooper, “Scarface” by Howard Hawks.

    In addition, there was a revolution in the film industry – in 1935 the first color film “Becky Sharp” was released on screens.

  4. The beginning of the 1940s was a time of war, not only for cinema but for all other spheres of life as well. The political satire on Nazism, ‘The Great Dictator’ by Charlie Chaplin (by the way, his first fully sound film), was released on the screen.

    Despite the fact that the whole world was absorbed in the topic of military actions, films were still being made, such as ‘How Green Was My Valley’ by John Ford, ‘The Maltese Falcon’ by John Huston, as well as ‘For Whom the Bell Tolls’ by Sam Wood.

  5. The luxury of old Hollywood is precisely the post-war period. It is the 1950s that are associated with films that cannot do without chic beauties. “The Seven Year Itch” and “Some Like It Hot” by Billy Wilder, “Gentlemen Prefer Blondes” by Howard Hawks – all these are cult films of that time. Directors and history pay tribute – at this time, cult historical films are being shot, such as “The Ten Commandments” by Cecil DeMille, “The Robe” by Mervyn LeRoy, and also “Ben-Hur” by William Wyler.

  6. In the 1960s, there was a growing interest in historical films in American cinema, with movies like “Cleopatra” by Joseph Mankiewicz and “Spartacus” by Stanley Kubrick. In addition, genres like suspense and thriller gained popularity with films like “Psycho” by Alfred Hitchcock and “Rosemary’s Baby” by Roman Polanski, as well as detective stories like “To Kill a Mockingbird” by Robert Mulligan and “Bonnie and Clyde” by Arthur Penn.

    There was also a burgeoning interest in science fiction films, with the release of cult classics like “Planet of the Apes” by Franklin J. Schaffner and “2001: A Space Odyssey” by Stanley Kubrick.

  7. In the 1970s, the era of hippies and rethinking of values, manifested itself in cinema as well. Among the iconic films of that time are “One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest” by Milos Forman, “A Clockwork Orange” by Stanley Kubrick, and “The Deer Hunter” by Michael Cimino.

    There was an interest in horror films (“The Texas Chainsaw Massacre” by Tobe Hooper, “Jaws” by Steven Spielberg, “Carrie” by Brian De Palma, “The Exorcist” by William Friedkin), and the interest in science fiction films did not subside (“Alien” by Ridley Scott, “Close Encounters of the Third Kind” by Steven Spielberg).

  8. This time period can be considered as the period when movie anthologies were emerging: in the past decade, Ridley Scott’s “Alien” was released on screens, and its universe in the 1980s was supplemented by other films, including “Predator”.

    Anthologies such as “Star Wars”, “Indiana Jones”, “Back to the Future”, “Ghostbusters”, “Gremlins”, and “Terminator” were released on screens. Comedies (Ivan Reitman’s “Twins”, John Landis’s “Trading Places”, Sergio Leone’s “Once Upon a Time in America”) and children’s science fiction (Steven Spielberg’s “E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial”, Wolfgang Petersen’s “The NeverEnding Story”) are gaining popularity.

  9. In the 1990s, American films addressed current issues of modernity in their plots. Films such as “Forrest Gump” by Robert Zemeckis, “The Shawshank Redemption,” and “The Green Mile” by Frank Darabont were released.

    Along with the anthology “Child’s Play,” there was a renewed interest in horror films, and urban fantasy emerged when the world saw “The Crow” by Alex Proyas. Historical films and adaptations of books were also in high esteem, such as “Schindler’s List” by Steven Spielberg, “Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves” by Kevin Reynolds, and “Braveheart” by Mel Gibson, as well as crime dramas like “Pulp Fiction” by Quentin Tarantino and “Seven” by David Fincher.

  10. Starting from the new millennium, one of the main themes of the US film industry becomes survival in the face of a global catastrophe. “The Day After Tomorrow” by Roland Emmerich, “Resident Evil” by Paul Anderson, “I Am Legend” by Francis Lawrence, “The Happening” by M. Night Shyamalan – these are all the films that reflect the fears of that era.

    Historical films ( “Gladiator” by Ridley Scott, “Gangs of New York” and “The Aviator” by Martin Scorsese) are also popular, as well as fantasy films (“Beowulf” by Robert Zemeckis, “The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen” by Stephen Norrington), and there is a growing interest in comic books.

  11. In the 2010s, the obsession with the post-apocalyptic genre continued in the film industry. Among the cult films of that time were George Miller’s “Mad Max”, Francis Lawrence’s “The Hunger Games” anthology, and Joseph Kosinski’s “Oblivion”.

    Alongside them, the popularity of comic book movies is increasing, and the film “The Social Network”, created by David Fincher, can be considered a reflection of an entire era. Thrillers continue to be popular as well (the “Girl with the Dragon Tattoo” anthology, as well as David Fincher’s “Gone Girl” and Tate Taylor’s “The Girl on the Train”).

  12. Filming of many movies was delayed by the epidemic that people feared for decades. The fascination with comic book movies continues, so directors are making numerous sequels of such films (Andy Serkis’s “Venom,” Kate Shortland’s “Black Widow”).

    One of the most anticipated films is the science fiction “Dune” by Denis Villeneuve, and “Sonic the Hedgehog” by Jeff Fowler was also popular.




Feature Films


Gross box office

United States Movies

American movies are known for their diverse styles and genres, ranging from action-packed blockbusters to thought-provoking dramas.
Some of the key characteristics of American movies include high production values, strong storytelling, and a focus on individualism and freedom.

American movies often reflect the cultural values and social issues of the country, with many exploring themes such as race, gender, and politics.

Hollywood, located in Los Angeles, is the center of the American film industry and produces a significant number of the movies that are released each year.


creative team

David Lynch


Stanley Kubrick


Francis Ford Coppola