When was the last time you pondered on a film beyond its entertainment value? Movie buffs may spend time dissecting and reflecting on the finer, or not-so-fine, aspects of what they have seen. And there are those who are more focused on enjoying the movie-watching experience not thinking much about the complexities of the production process. There is a lot to thank the film industry for giving people a wide array of movies to enjoy. Behind every film is laborious work that involves different departments and people from screenwriting to distribution and everything in between. These are things that make film-making seem like a magical thing on its own – it creates something that did not exist before many of which are beautiful and memorable. Here are four of the top film industries in the world.

Hollywood
Hollywood Sign
The cinema of the United States, more famously known as Hollywood, is a world-renowned film industry. It has a long and rich history that dates back to over 100 years ago. Hollywood has been prolific in producing films since it first started. And it has even reached billions of revenues in recent years. It has also proven itself as a leader in producing high grossing and iconic movies like Star Wars among many others.

Cinema of China
China Film Cinema
The Cinema of China traces its beginnings in 1896 although it was a few years after that when it produced its first film. It enjoyed financial success in the 1930s but experienced its share of challenges and struggles due to external factors including the influences exerted by communism on filmmaking. But it has since recovered and has since moved forward to become one of the leading film industries in the world.

Bollywood
Bollywood
Bollywood churns out more films in a year than other top film industries in the world. It is a well-established venture that dates back to about a hundred years. More known as Hindi cinema among locals, Bollywood is used mostly by foreigners in reference to Indian films or cinema as a whole.

Cinema of Japan
Cinema of Japan
Locally known as Nihon eiga, Cinema of Japan is a film industry touted as one of the largest in the world. It is also said to be the oldest dating back to over a hundred years ago. It has produced several memorable films featured in many international film festivals. It s Box office revenues have risen over the years reaching as much as more than one billion US dollars in 2015.