The Wizard of Oz (1939)
Based on the novel by L. Frank Baum, Victor Fleming's film adaptation of The Wizard of Oz features Juday Garland as Dorothy, a young girl who, along with her little dog Toto, is swept away from her farm in Kansas to a wonderland of munchkins and flying monkeys. Dorothy follows the Yellow Brick Road in search of the all-knowing Wizard of Oz who she believes can help her find the way home. Along the way, she meets the Scarecrow (Ray Bolger), the Tin Man (Jack Haley) and the Cowardly Lion (Bert Lahr), who help her fend off the Wicked Witch of the West (Margaret Hamilton). "Over the Rainbow" won the Academy Award for Best Original Song and the film itself received several Academy Award nominations. According to the Library of Congress The Wizard of Oz is the most watched motion picture in history.