75 Best Summer Blockbusters of All Time

#15

Ratatouille (2007)
96%

#15
Adjusted Score: 104751%
Critics Consensus: Fast-paced and stunningly animated, Ratatouille adds another delightfully entertaining entry -- and a rather unlikely hero -- to the Pixar canon.
Synopsis: A Parisian rat (Patton Oswalt) who enjoys fine food lives beneath a famous restaurant and longs to be a great... [More]
Directed By: Brad Bird

#14

Iron Man (2008)
94%

#14
Adjusted Score: 105428%
Critics Consensus: Powered by Robert Downey Jr.'s vibrant charm, Iron Man turbo-charges the superhero genre with a deft intelligence and infectious sense of fun.
Synopsis: A wealthy industrialist (Robert Downey Jr.) builds an armored suit and uses it to defeat criminals and terrorists.... [More]
Directed By: Jon Favreau

#13

WALL-E (2008)
95%

#13
Adjusted Score: 106424%
Critics Consensus: Wall-E's stellar visuals testify once again to Pixar's ingenuity, while its charming star will captivate younger viewers -- and its timely story offers thought-provoking subtext.
Synopsis: After years of tidying up an Earth devoid of humanity, a robot janitor (Ben Burtt) meets a mechanical scout and... [More]
Directed By: Andrew Stanton

#12

Jaws (1975)
98%

#12
Adjusted Score: 109124%
Critics Consensus: Compelling, well-crafted storytelling and a judicious sense of terror ensure Steven Spielberg's Jaws has remained a benchmark in the art of delivering modern blockbuster thrills.
Synopsis: A New England police chief (Roy Scheider), a shark hunter (Robert Shaw) and a scientist (Richard Dreyfuss) have a showdown... [More]
Directed By: Steven Spielberg

#11
Adjusted Score: 109128%
Critics Consensus: Thrilling, powerfully acted, and visually dazzling, Deathly Hallows Part II brings the Harry Potter franchise to a satisfying -- and suitably magical -- conclusion.
Synopsis: As his showdown with Lord Voldemort (Ralph Fiennes) nears, Harry (Daniel Radcliffe) may have to make the ultimate sacrifice.... [More]
Directed By: David Yates

#10

Star Wars (1977)
92%

#10
Adjusted Score: 108171%
Critics Consensus: A legendarily expansive and ambitious start to the sci-fi saga, George Lucas opened our eyes to the possibilities of blockbuster filmmaking and things have never been the same.
Synopsis: Robots and other allies help a youth (Mark Hamill) and a space jockey (Harrison Ford) rescue a rebel princess (Carrie... [More]
Directed By: George Lucas

#9

Star Trek (2009)
94%

#9
Adjusted Score: 107470%
Critics Consensus: Star Trek reignites a classic franchise with action, humor, a strong story, and brilliant visuals, and will please traditional Trekkies and new fans alike.
Synopsis: Young James T. Kirk (Chris Pine), Spock (Zachary Quinto) and the rest of the Enterprise crew embark on a collision... [More]
Directed By: J.J. Abrams

#8

The Dark Knight (2008)
94%

#8
Adjusted Score: 108485%
Critics Consensus: Dark, complex, and unforgettable, The Dark Knight succeeds not just as an entertaining comic book film, but as a richly thrilling crime saga.
Synopsis: Batman (Christian Bale) has to keep a balance between heroism and vigilantism to fight a vile criminal known as the... [More]
Directed By: Christopher Nolan

#7

Finding Nemo (2003)
99%

#7
Adjusted Score: 108363%
Critics Consensus: Breathtakingly lovely and grounded by the stellar efforts of a well-chosen cast, Finding Nemo adds another beautifully crafted gem to Pixar's crown.
Synopsis: A clown fish (Albert Brooks) embarks on a journey to find his son (Alexander Gould) after losing him in the... [More]
Directed By: Andrew Stanton

#6

Up (2009)
98%

#6
Adjusted Score: 108181%
Critics Consensus: An exciting, funny, and poignant adventure, Up offers an impeccably crafted story told with wit and arranged with depth, as well as yet another visual Pixar treat.
Synopsis: A 78-year-old balloon salesman (Ed Asner) ties thousands of balloons to his house and flies to South America, but discovers... [More]
Directed By: Pete Docter, Bob Peterson

#5

Alien (1979)
98%

#5
Adjusted Score: 111092%
Critics Consensus: A modern classic, Alien blends science fiction, horror and bleak poetry into a seamless whole.
Synopsis: Crewmembers (Tom Skerritt, Sigourney Weaver) aboard an interstellar freighter encounter a merciless monster that crawls around their ship's dark corridors... [More]
Directed By: Ridley Scott

#4

Toy Story 3 (2010)
98%

#4
Adjusted Score: 109335%
Critics Consensus: Deftly blending comedy, adventure, and honest emotion, Toy Story 3 is a rare second sequel that really works.
Synopsis: Woody (Tom Hanks), Buzz (Tim Allen) and the rest of the toys find themselves dumped in a day-care center after... [More]
Directed By: Lee Unkrich

#3

Inside Out (2015)
98%

#3
Adjusted Score: 116072%
Critics Consensus: Inventive, gorgeously animated, and powerfully moving, Inside Out is another outstanding addition to the Pixar library of modern animated classics.
Synopsis: An 11-year-old girl's (Kaitlyn Dias) five emotions try to guide her through a difficult transition after she moves from the... [More]
Directed By: Pete Docter

#2
#2
Adjusted Score: 116962%
Critics Consensus: With exhilarating action and a surprising amount of narrative heft, Mad Max: Fury Road brings George Miller's post-apocalyptic franchise roaring vigorously back to life.
Synopsis: Fortified in a massive, armored truck, loner Mad Max (Tom Hardy) joins Imperator Furiosa (Charlize Theron) and her band of... [More]
Directed By: George Miller

#1
Adjusted Score: 113972%
Critics Consensus: Playing as both an exciting sci-fi adventure and a remarkable portrait of childhood, Steven Spielberg's touching tale of a homesick alien remains a piece of movie magic for young and old.
Synopsis: A boy's close encounter with an alien stranded on Earth leads to a unique friendship in Steven Spielberg's Oscar-winning film.... [More]
Directed By: Steven Spielberg

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