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EW presents 'Summer Blockbuster: The Movie'


(Jef Castro)

Twenty-nine days, 30 movies, and innumerable explosions later, EW has finally revealed our full list of the Best Summer Blockbusters of All Time. Each and every film we named – and dissected in loving detail over the course of April – is an iconic gem; the flicks we honored are memorable not only as great popcorn fare but also as great movies, period.

As of today, you’re free to peruse each of the honorees in our handy Best Summer Blockbusters photo gallery. Starting tomorrow, we’ll hand the reins over to you in our Ranker Tool, which will allow you to make your own version of the list.

But considering that one of the best things about summer movies is their sheer excess – More laughs! More special effects! More shark shots, unless the mechanical beast is faulty and you’ve got to think of a Plan B! – we had a thought: Why not take characters from each film and smoosh them all together onto one glorious Frankenposter?

Enjoy – and don’t forget to read our deep dives into every movie that made the list:

The Best Summer Blockbusters of All Time
30. Bridesmaids
29. The Hangover
28. Rambo: First Blood Part II
27. There’s Something About Mary
26. Shrek
25. Inception
24. Spider-Man
23. Saving Private Ryan
22. Gladiator
21. Independence Day
20. Toy Story 3
19. Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl
18. Grease
17. Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2
16. The Avengers
15. Back to the Future
14. Superman II
13. The Lion King
12. The Sixth Sense
11. Top Gun
10. Terminator 2: Judgment Day
9. Animal House
8. Ghostbusters
7. Forrest Gump
6. E.T.: The Extra-Terrestrial
5. Raiders of the Lost Ark
4. The Dark Knight
3. Jurassic Park
2. Star Wars
1. Jaws