Raiders of the Lost Ark

Lists: Action, Adventure, AFI 100 (2007), Best Picture nominee 1980 to 1989, Classics

Brief Synopsis: "When Dr. Indiana Jones – the tweed-suited professor who just happens to be a celebrated archaeologist – is hired by the government to locate the legendary Ark of the Covenant, he finds himself up against the entire Nazi regime."

Overall Ranking: 293 (Rank from 1981: # 2)

Adjusted* Rating:
(lowest rating dropped)

Ratings Breakdown
(The Mixed Bag)

Buttery 65.22%
Regular 30.43%
Half-Popped 4.35%
Stale 0%
Burnt 0%


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Patrick Devitt100
Lord Of The Films Ryan100(full review)
Garth H100
Rob from GuysFilmQuest99
CineKatz Vivek98
Cinematic Katzenjammer Nick97(full review)
David Baruffi97
Dave Examines Movies96(full review)
Harvey Gardner95
That Movie Guy Dion Wyn Hughes92(full review)
Tim Belloff90
Jester Smiles85
J Bumgardner85
Brandon H80
Carrie B75
Sir M Hayes XIV75
Rich Alejandro75
Thomas Pollock70
J Collins70
Gorgon Reviews61

People Involved

  • Harrison Ford (Indiana Jones)
  • Karen Allen (Marion Ravenwood)
  • Paul Freeman (Dr. Rene Belloq)
  • Ronald Lacey (Major Toht)
  • John Rhys-Davies (Sallah)
  • Denholm Elliott (Dr. Marcus Brody)
  • Wolf Kahler (Colonel Dietrich)
  • Anthony Higgins (Gobler)
  • Vic Tablian (Barranca / Monkey Man)
  • Don Fellows (Col. Musgrove)
  • William Hootkins (Major Eaton)
  • Alfred Molina (Satipo)
  • Frank Marshall (Director)
  • George Lucas (Director)
  • Steven Spielberg (Director)

  • Other Movies in the Series

  • Temple of Doom
  • Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade
  • Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull
  • Included in Achievement Trios...

  • Harrison Ford and The Essential Action Flicks
  • Indiana Jones
  • Podcasts

  • Shoot the Flick presents Raiders Of The Lost Ark