Raiders of the Lost Ark

Lists: Best Picture nominee 1980 to 1989, Action, Adventure, AFI 100 (2007), Movies I Love (Rob B), Movie Preference Primer

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: 268 (Rank from 1981: # 2)

Adjusted* Rating:
(lowest rating dropped)

Ratings Breakdown
(The Mixed Bag)

Buttery 68.18%
Regular 27.27%
Half-Popped 4.55%
Stale 0%
Burnt 0%


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Reviewer Rating Review Secondary Ratings
Lord Of The Films Ryan100(full review)
Patrick Devitt100
Garth H100
Rob from GuysFilmQuest98Comedy: 4
Sex Appeal: 2
Scary: 4
Rewatch: 8
CineKatz Vivek98
Cinematic Katzenjammer Nick97(full review)Comedy: 7
Sex Appeal: 5
Scary: 7
Rewatch: 9
David Baruffi97
Dave Examines Movies96(full review)
Harvey Gardner95
That Movie Guy Dion Wyn Hughes92(full review)
Tim Belloff90Comedy: 4
Sex Appeal: 2
Scary: 2
Rewatch: 7
Jester Smiles85
J Bumgardner85
Brandon H80
Rich Alejandro75
Sir M Hayes XIV75
Carrie B75
J Collins70
Thomas Pollock70
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