Raiders of the Lost Ark

Raiders of the Lost Ark ★★★★★

Caught this in a theater for the first time at a 40th anniversary showing. All the qualities that make it my favorite movie ever were only enhanced by the theater experience. This one really has it all: thrilling action, great set pieces, a breathtaking score, and wonderful characters. The story is a perfect blend of adventure, history, and romance. Ford and Allen make an unstoppable duo and bring their characters to life. 

Not only one of the best blockbusters of all time, but one of the best films of all time. Made with such heart and passion that it’s hard not to have a blast watching it. Raiders never gets old.