Swiss Family Robinson 101 Dalmatians How the West Was Won Cleopatra Mary Poppins The Sound of Music Hawaii The Jungle Book Funny Girl Butch Cassidy & the Sundance Kid
1990 top grossing films:
Home Alone T2: Judgment Day Aladdin Jurassic Park The Lion King Batman Forever Independence Day Titanic Saving Private Ryan The Phantom Menace
okay, granted you still have kids being an unbeatable market force. but the need to see shit blown up and other ignorant excuses for celluloid still are making money today. i understand the censorship limits back then were different, but the action film (a generally imperfect and intellectual-inconsistent type) didn't dominate the box-office so heavily before the 70's (Jaws.)
these films have generally little substance and are just shallow excuses to tap into the audience's vicarious and escapist fantasies. but *they* get the financing, because *they* get the crowds. "art house" films are blackballed by big studios and the medium suffers.