The 50 Best Summer Blockbusters of the 21st Century, Ranked

ThatShelf.com is kicking old school with an at-home summer blockbuster retrospective. Looking at the list of the 50 best summer blockbusters, it’s apparent how much Hollywood has shifted during the prime summer months. Superhero movies and sequels define the 2010s, while standalone summer dramas are a novelty the further one gets in the timeline.

To find out how we conducted the poll and to read the full ranking, head to ThatShelf.com

  • Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban
  • Dawn of the Planet of the Apes
  • War for the Planet of the Apes
  • Magic Mike
  • Gone in Sixty Seconds
  • Up
  • The Dark Knight Rises
  • Star Trek
  • What Lies Beneath
  • Pacific Rim
  • Lilo & Stitch
  • This Is the End
  • Guardians of the Galaxy
  • The Conjuring
  • Star Wars: Episode III - Revenge of the Sith
  • My Big Fat Greek Wedding
  • The Simpsons Movie
  • Fast & Furious 6
  • Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2
  • Superbad
  • The Bourne Ultimatum
  • The Hangover
  • Mission: Impossible - Rogue Nation
  • Avengers: Endgame
  • Rise of the Planet of the Apes
  • Shrek
  • Batman Begins
  • X2
  • Finding Nemo
  • Toy Story 3
  • Mission: Impossible - Fallout
  • Iron Man
  • Hairspray
  • Gladiator
  • Ratatouille
  • The Avengers
  • WALL·E
  • Spider-Man 2
  • Once Upon a Time… in Hollywood
  • District 9
  • Collateral
  • The Devil Wears Prada
  • Bridesmaids
  • Inglourious Basterds
  • Minority Report
  • Dunkirk
  • Inception
  • Edge of Tomorrow
  • The Dark Knight
  • Mad Max: Fury Road