75 Best Summer Blockbusters of All Time
Adjusted Score: 101996%
Critics Consensus: Sam Raimi returns to top form with Drag Me to Hell, a frightening, hilarious, delightfully campy thrill ride.
After actions trigger the loss of an old woman's home, an ambitious loan officer (Alison Lohman) finds herself the victim... [More]
Adjusted Score: 96218%
Critics Consensus: Featuring one of Tom Cruise's best early performances, Risky Business is a sharp, funny examination of teen angst that doesn't stop short of exploring dark themes.
A call girl (Rebecca De Mornay) helps a Princeton applicant (Tom Cruise) turn his home into a one-night brothel.... [More]
Adjusted Score: 102063%
Critics Consensus: Boasting an entertaining villain and deeper emotional focus, this is a nimble sequel that improves upon the original.
Tormented Peter Parker (Tobey Maguire) battles a sinister scientist who uses mechanical tentacles for destructive purposes.... [More]
Adjusted Score: 100747%
Critics Consensus: With death-defying action sequences and epic historic sweep, Hero offers everything a martial arts fan could ask for.
Flashbacks reveal how a warrior (Jet Li) stopped the elusive assassins (Tony Leung Chiu Wai, Maggie Cheung Man-yuk) who tried... [More]
Adjusted Score: 105697%
Critics Consensus: With intelligence and emotional resonance to match its stunning special effects, Dawn of the Planet of the Apes expands on its predecessor with an exciting and ambitious burst of sci-fi achievement.
Human survivors of a plague threaten Caesar's growing nation of genetically evolved apes. Though they reach a fragile peace, soon... [More]
Adjusted Score: 106458%
Critics Consensus: As both director and star, Clint Eastwood strips away decades of Hollywood varnish applied to the Wild West, and emerges with a series of harshly eloquent statements about the nature of violence.
An old gunslinger (Clint Eastwood), his ex-partner (Morgan Freeman) and a quick-draw kid go bounty hunting in a town called... [More]
Adjusted Score: 106227%
Critics Consensus: Gripping, well-acted, funny, and clever, Edge of Tomorrow offers entertaining proof that Tom Cruise is still more than capable of shouldering the weight of a blockbuster action thriller.
A soldier (Tom Cruise) who was killed in action gets caught up in a time loop, in which he repeatedly... [More]
Adjusted Score: 102119%
Critics Consensus: In recreating the troubled space mission, Apollo 13 pulls no punches: it's a masterfully told drama from director Ron Howard, bolstered by an ensemble of solid performances.
Astronauts Jim Lovell (Tom Hanks), Fred Haise (Bill Paxton) and Jack Swigert (Kevin Bacon) try to return to Earth after... [More]
Adjusted Score: 103893%
Critics Consensus: Exhilarating and intense, this high-impact chase thriller is a model of taut and efficient formula filmmaking, and it features Harrison Ford at his frantic best.
A U.S. marshal (Tommy Lee Jones) hunts a doctor (Harrison Ford) on the run who was convicted of murdering his... [More]
Adjusted Score: 102991%
Critics Consensus: A funny, tender, and thought-provoking film, The Truman Show is all the more noteworthy for its remarkably prescient vision of runaway celebrity culture and a nation with an insatiable thirst for the private details of ordinary lives.
An unwitting man's (Jim Carrey) life is arranged for him, captured on hidden cameras and broadcast internationally.... [More]
Adjusted Score: 97984%
Critics Consensus: The Road Warrior is everything a bigger-budgeted Mad Max sequel with should be: bigger, faster, louder, but definitely not dumber.
Loner lawman Mad Max (Mel Gibson) fights barbarian bikers for gasoline in the wasteland of the future.... [More]
Adjusted Score: 101522%
Critics Consensus: The Bourne Ultimatum is an intelligent, finely tuned non-stop thrill ride. Another strong performance from Matt Damon and sharp camerawork from Paul Greengrass make this the finest installment of the Bourne trilogy.
Jason Bourne (Matt Damon) continues his international quest to uncover his true identity while staying one step ahead of those... [More]
Adjusted Score: 106141%
Critics Consensus: Simultaneously broad and progressive, Spy offers further proof that Melissa McCarthy and writer-director Paul Feig bring out the best in one another -- and delivers scores of belly laughs along the way.
When her partner (Jude Law) falls off the grid and another top agent (Jason Statham) is compromised, a desk-bound CIA... [More]
Adjusted Score: 104675%
Critics Consensus: Jurassic Park is a spectacle of special effects and life-like animatronics, with some of Spielberg's best sequences of sustained awe and sheer terror since Jaws.
An entrepreneur invites scientists (Sam Neill, Laura Dern), a mathematics theorist (Jeff Goldblum) and others to his jungle theme-park featuring... [More]
Adjusted Score: 106492%
Critics Consensus: X-Men: Days of Future Past combines the best elements of the series to produce a satisfyingly fast-paced outing that ranks among the franchise's finest installments.
The X-Men (Hugh Jackman, Ian McKellen, Patrick Stewart) join forces with their younger selves in order to change the past... [More]
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