Undefended: The Top 5 Summer Blockbusters Of The Last 20 Years.

Undefended is posted every Friday. All FilmFisher writers are given a prompt and respond with a list of five items, none of which are explained or rationalized. This week…

…the top 5 greatest summer blockbusters of the last 20 years.

As a slight editorial note, from here on out, the Undefended list is going to be posted in the order in which the lists were given. All writers see the lists of other writers as they come in, then add their own lists beneath.

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Timothy Lawrence:

1. Jurassic Park

2. Spider-Man 2

3. Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man’s Chest

4. The Dark Knight

5. Toy Story 3

 

Remy Wilkins:

1. War of the Worlds

2. The Incredibles

3. Tomorrow Never Dies

4. Mission: Impossible II

5. Captain America: The First Avenger

 

James Banks:

1. Jurassic Park

2. Speed

3. Lethal Weapon 4

4. Die Hard with a Vengeance

5. Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl

 

Brian Murnion:

1. Skyfall

2. The Island

3. The Mummy

4. Mission: Impossible II

5. Ocean’s Thirteen

 

Joshua Gibbs

1. Die Hard 3

2. Face/Off

3. Jurassic Park

4. Transformers

5. Inception

 

Christian Leithart:

1. The Matrix

2. The Bourne Identity

3. Transformers

4. Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, Part II

5. Men in Black

 

Joseph Gross:

1. The Avengers

2. The Iron Giant

3. Inception

4. Gladiator

5. X-Men: First Class

 

Sean Johnson:

1. The Dark Knight

2. Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban

3. Skyfall

4. Face/Off

5. Gladiator

 

Justin Spencer:

1. Jurassic Park

2. The Dark Knight

3. Spider-Man

4. The Lost World: Jurassic Park

5. Star Wars: Special Editions

 

Kanaan Trotter:

1. The Dark Knight

2. Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, Pt 2

3. Star Trek

4. The Lion King

5. Inception

Joshua Gibbs

Joshua Gibbs teaches great books, collects records and jogs to work. He and his wife have two children, both of whom have seven names. He tweets at @joshgibbs and blogs for the CiRCE Institute.

2 Responses to Undefended: The Top 5 Summer Blockbusters Of The Last 20 Years.

  1. Skyfall was a November release, not summer (though it was better than the summer films!)

    Top by year, IMHO

    Forest Gump (1994)
    Apollo 13 (1995)
    Independence Day (1996)
    Jurrasic Park (1997, tie)
    Men in Black (1997, tie)
    The Truman Show (1998)
    The Blair Witch Project (1999)
    Gladiator (2000)
    Pearl Harbor (2001)
    Signs (2002, tie)
    Men in Black II (2002, tie)
    Finding Nemo (2003, tie)
    Pirates of the Caribbean (2003, tie)
    Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban (2004)
    Batman Begins (2005)
    Cars (2006)
    Ratatouille (2007)
    The Dark Knight (2008)
    Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince (2009)
    Inception (2010, tie)
    Despicable Me (2010, tie)
    Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part II (2011)
    I cannot speak for 2012
    Star Trek Into Darkness (2013)

    Best Five:
    1. Gladiator
    2. Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban
    3. Batman Begins
    4. Jurassic Park
    5. Men in Black

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