Cinedelphia: 25 Best Blockbusters of the Last 25 years

This year is the 25th anniversary of the release of the first Jurassic Park. For most of us at Cinedelphia, it is a film that has defined what we look for in a summer blockbuster. So what better time than now to revisit the last 25 years of summer blockbusters and pick our favorites?

There were three criteria to be eligible:

1. Must be a blockbuster, which I defined as finishing the in the top 20 box office for that year

2. Must be a summer movie, released from the first weekend of May through Labor Day of a given year

3. Must be rated G, PG, or PG-13. This narrowed down the pool a lot, but moreover I tend…

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  • Jurassic Park

    1

  • Inception

    2

  • Men in Black

    3

  • Spider-Man 2

    4

  • The Dark Knight

    5

  • Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl

    6

  • Mission: Impossible

    7

  • The Village

    8

  • Signs

    9

  • The Truman Show

    10

  • Minority Report

    11

  • The Lion King

    12

  • Fast Five

    13

  • Fast & Furious 6

    14

  • Toy Story

    15

  • Dawn of the Planet of the Apes

    16

  • Star Trek

    17

  • 2 Fast 2 Furious

    18

  • Armageddon

    19

  • The Mummy

    20

  • The Fast and the Furious

    21

  • Independence Day

    22

  • Twister

    23

  • Mulan

    24

  • War of the Worlds

    25

  • WALL·E

    26