Throughout the years, Hollywood has created great movies about a profession we all admire, firefighters.

The Resole America website compiled the numbers and box office receipts of movies about firefighters throughout the years and came up with a list of the most successful movies to hit the silver screen over the years.

These movies had a ton of star power including:

  • Arnold Schwarzenegger
  • Richard Dreyfuss
  • John Goodman
  • Dennis Quaid
  • John Travolta
  • Joaquin Phoenix
  • Kurt Russell
  • Robert DeNiro

Let's take a trip back in time and check out the list.

The Top 5 grossing movies about firefighters

5. Collateral Damage (2002): grossed $40,077,257 at the box office

Schwarzenegger plays the part of Los Angeles firefighter Gordon Brewer, a who was injured in a terrorist attack that killed his wife and son.

4. Always (1989): Grossed $43,858,790 at the box office

This movie was actually a remake of the 1943 film "A Guy Named Joe". The film stars Richard Dreyfuss as Pete Sandich, a daredevil pilot who specializes in putting out forest fires. John Goodman also stars.

3 Frequency (2000): Grossed $45,010,278 at the box office

The movie stars Dennis Quaid and James Aviezel as Frank and John Sullivan. Frank is a , a firefighter father and his son is a cop who talk to each other in different times though a shortwave radio

Garth Brooks fans will note the song played during the closing credits is his2000 Hit "When you Come back to Me"

2. Ladder 49 (2004): $74,541,707 at the box office

This movie starring John Travolta and Joaquin Phoenix inspired a lot of kids to be a fireman after watching it. Wikipedia says the the film is about

the heroics of fictional Baltimore firefighter Jack Morrison, who is trapped inside a warehouse fire, and his recollection of the events that got him to that point. The movie is a celebration of the firefighting profession and the lifestyle associated with it.

1. Backdraft (1991): $77,868,585 at the box office ($150 million dollars combined US and Foreign) overseas theaters.

Backdraft was directed by Ron Howard stars Kurt Russell and Robert De Niro who play Chicago firefighters hunting a serial arsonist.

This weekend. pop in your DVD of one of these awesome firefighter movies, grab some popcorn and a beverage, and you'll have a great night.

Speaking of firefighters, join us for the annual Pink Party, Friday, Oct. 23 at Forest Ridge Event Center (formally Prosser’s Chop House), 11189 Forest Hills Road, in Machesney Park.

Local firefighters will be modeling specially decorated bras. Plus. you’ll have the chance to bid on these outrageous designs. One has been signed by Brad Paisley.

The event will benefit the Winnebago County chapter of Pink Heals, a nonprofit organization that raises awareness and funds for local families battling cancer.