75 Best Summer Blockbusters of All Time

#30
#30
Adjusted Score: 107651%
Critics Consensus: Guardians of the Galaxy is just as irreverent as fans of the frequently zany Marvel comic would expect -- as well as funny, thrilling, full of heart, and packed with visual splendor.
Synopsis: A space adventurer (Chris Pratt) becomes the quarry of bounty hunters after he steals an orb coveted by a treacherous... [More]
Directed By: James Gunn

#29
#29
Adjusted Score: 103737%
Critics Consensus: Featuring bravura set pieces, sly humor, and white-knuckle action, Raiders of the Lost Ark is one of the most consummately entertaining adventure pictures of all time.
Synopsis: Globe-trotting archaeologist Indiana Jones races the Nazis for possession of a legendary religious artifact.... [More]
Directed By: Steven Spielberg

#28

Babe (1995)
97%

#28
Adjusted Score: 102099%
Critics Consensus: The rare family-friendly feature with a heart as big as its special effects budget, Babe offers timeless entertainment for viewers of all ages.
Synopsis: An Australian farmer (James Cromwell) adopts a piglet that becomes a champion sheepherder. Live action/animatronics.... [More]
Directed By: Chris Noonan

#27
#27
Adjusted Score: 101929%
Critics Consensus: Who Framed Roger Rabbit is an innovative and entertaining film that features a groundbreaking mix of live action and animation, with a touching and original story to boot.
Synopsis: In a world where cartoons coexist with humans, a private eye tries to clear a long-eared fugitive of murder charges.... [More]
Directed By: Robert Zemeckis

#26

The Iron Giant (1999)
96%

#26
Adjusted Score: 102170%
Critics Consensus: The endearing Iron Giant tackles ambitious topics and complex human relationships with a steady hand and beautifully animated direction from Brad Bird.
Synopsis: A malevolent government agent threatens to destroy the friendship between a boy and a huge alien robot.... [More]
Directed By: Brad Bird

#25

Bull Durham (1988)
97%

#25
Adjusted Score: 103453%
Critics Consensus: Kevin Costner is at his funniest and most charismatic in Bull Durham, a film that's as wise about relationships as it is about minor league baseball.
Synopsis: A literary baseball groupie (Susan Sarandon) romances a pitcher (Tim Robbins) and a catcher (Kevin Costner) on a minor-league North... [More]
Directed By: Ron Shelton

#24
#24
Adjusted Score: 104149%
Critics Consensus: Inventive, funny, and breathlessly constructed, Back to the Future is a rousing time-travel adventure with an unforgettable spirit.
Synopsis: A teen (Michael J. Fox) takes a crackpot's (Christopher Lloyd) DeLorean time machine to 1955 and sees his parents in... [More]
Directed By: Robert Zemeckis

#23
Adjusted Score: 108536%
Critics Consensus: Mission: Impossible Rogue Nation continues the franchise's thrilling resurgence -- and proves that Tom Cruise remains an action star without equal.
Synopsis: Ethan Hunt (Tom Cruise) and his team take on their most impossible mission yet to eradicate the Syndicate -- a... [More]
Directed By: Christopher McQuarrie

#22

Ghostbusters (1984)
97%

#22
Adjusted Score: 104121%
Critics Consensus: An infectiously fun blend of special effects and comedy, with Bill Murray's hilarious deadpan performance leading a cast of great comic turns.
Synopsis: Armed with proton packs, four paranormal investigators (Bill Murray, Dan Aykroyd, Harold Ramis) battle mischievous ghouls in New York.... [More]
Directed By: Ivan Reitman

#21

Airplane! (1980)
97%

#21
Adjusted Score: 104878%
Critics Consensus: Though unabashedly juvenile and silly, Airplane! is nevertheless an uproarious spoof comedy full of quotable lines and slapstick gags that endure to this day.
Synopsis: A pilot (Robert Hays) afraid to fly follows his stewardess ex-girlfriend (Julie Hagerty) and must take over for the poisoned... [More]

#20

Chicken Run (2000)
97%

#20
Adjusted Score: 104478%
Critics Consensus: Chicken Run has all the charm of Nick Park's Wallace & Gromit, and something for everybody. The voice acting is fabulous, the slapstick is brilliant, and the action sequences are spectacular.
Synopsis: A dashing rooster and the hen he loves lead an escape from a farm in 1950s England.... [More]
Directed By: Peter Lord, Nick Park

#19

Big (1988)
97%

#19
Adjusted Score: 103857%
Critics Consensus: Refreshingly sweet and undeniably funny, Big is a showcase for Tom Hanks, who dives into his role and infuses it with charm and surprising poignancy.
Synopsis: A wishing machine turns a boy into a 35-year-old man (Tom Hanks) with a fun job and a girlfriend (Elizabeth... [More]
Directed By: Penny Marshall

#18
#18
Adjusted Score: 106553%
Critics Consensus: Dark, sinister, but ultimately even more involving than A New Hope, The Empire Strikes Back defies viewer expectations and takes the series to heightened emotional levels.
Synopsis: Yoda teaches Luke Skywalker (Mark Hamill) to be a Jedi knight, and Han Solo (Harrison Ford) woos Princess Leia (Carrie... [More]
Directed By: Irvin Kershner

#17
#17
Adjusted Score: 107135%
Critics Consensus: Thanks to a script that emphasizes its heroes' humanity and a wealth of superpowered set pieces, The Avengers lives up to its hype and raises the bar for Marvel at the movies.
Synopsis: S.H.I.E.L.D.'s Nick Fury (Samuel L. Jackson) recruits a team of superheroes to pull the world back from the brink of... [More]
Directed By: Joss Whedon

#16

Aliens (1986)
97%

#16
Adjusted Score: 105604%
Critics Consensus: While Alien was a marvel of slow-building, atmospheric tension, Aliens packs a much more visceral punch, and features a typically strong performance from Sigourney Weaver.
Synopsis: On planet LV-426, Ripley (Sigourney Weaver) and a dwindling number of Marines battle an almost-unstoppable army of monstrous predators which... [More]
Directed By: James Cameron

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