Year Began: 1977
Number of Entries: 6
George Lucas’ 200-page script for Star Wars was more than any one movie could handle. He used one-third of it for the first movie, and based on the success of that film — which was the highest-grossing film of 1977 and won six Academy Awards — he created two additional films with the leftovers. Twenty years later, eager to cash in on the continued popularity of his original trilogy, Lucas created a trio of prequel films that hit theaters from 1999 to 2005.