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AMC Movie List

Summer Blockbusters

Every summer has its smash hit but which blockbuster beats its equally big competition? (To see this box office list ranked in terms of highest grossing, go to

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1 Forrest Gump
Tom Hank's signature role is all about a simple man who constantly surfaces in famous historical moments.
2712 4646
2 Toy Story 3
Woody (Tom Hanks), Buzz Lightyear (Tim Allen) and the other toys are confronted by the realities of humans growing up.
904 3016
3 E.T. The Extra-Terrestrial
This movie about the friendship between a young boy and a stranded alien is classic family entertainment.
339 3047
4 Marvel’s The Avengers
S.H.I.E.L.D, a team of superhumans (Iron Man, the Hulk, Thor, and Captain America) must save the Earth from Loki and his army.
330 3204
5 The Dark Knight
Director Christopher Nolan and actor Christian Bale prove Batman can be more than dazzling special effects.
323 4401
6 The Lion King
Who could predict an animated tale about a fatherless lion would be the biggest grossing movie of that year?
288 3102
7 Jurassic Park
Another summer, another Spielberg megahit. This time, dinosaurs have moviegoers gripping their armrests.
180 3768
8 Iron Man
Arguably the best superhero movie of all time, this action pic made Marvel Comics a star and resurrected Robert Downey Jr.'s career.
50 2950
9 Spider-Man
Director Sam Raimi reinvigorates Marvel's superhero while stars Tobey Maguire and Kirsten Dunst seal it with a unique kiss.
35 2847
10 Finding Nemo
A sad clownfish stops at nothing to find his missing son in this Pixar animated feature (also one of the bestselling DVDs ever).
-58 2248
11 Independence Day
A futuristic Will Smith war movie is all about bug-eyed monsters getting their alien butts kicked.
-60 2962
12 Iron Man 2
This blockbuster sequel featured the continuing adventures of billionaire industrialist Tony Stark (Robery Downey, Jr.) and his alter-ego.
-86 1878
13 Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, Part 2
Harry (Daniel Radcliffe) and his friends set out to defeat Lord Voldemort in the finale's dramatic showdown.
-137 1987
14 Spider-Man 2
This sequel with dazzling special effects deliveres a great villain Doc Ock (Alfred Molina) to the Spidey franchise.
-142 2040
15 Transformers
Director Michael Bay's reboot of the shocky TV show pits Autobots against Decepticons in a battle for planet Earth.
-166 2008
16 Star Wars: Episode III – Revenge of the Sith
Intergalactic auteur George Lucas reveals the events that led to the original Star Wars.
-176 2172
17 Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man’s Chest
Johnny Depp's beloved character, Jack Sparrow meets up with a new monster, a ghost ship and the tentacle-bearded Davy Jones (Bill Nighy)
-207 1889
18 Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull
It's now the late 1950s as Indy (Harrison Ford) heads into dangerous jungles and races against Soviet agents to find a mystical skull.
-244 1866
19 Star Wars: Episode I – The Phantom Menace
As Qui-Gon Jinn and Queen Amidala, Liam Neeson and Natalie Portman earn a thumbs up even as Jar Jar Binks gets a big thumbs down.
-263 1837
20 Shrek 2
Kids love the stinky-but-goodhearted ogre voiced by Mike Myers; adults identify with his nemesis in-laws (Julie Andrews, John Cleese).
-306 1714
21 Pirates of the Caribbean: At World’s End
Captain Barbossa (Geoffrey Rush), Elizabeth Swann (Keira Knightley) and Will Turner (Orlando Bloom) navigate through treachery and betrayal as they make their final alliance.
-362 1822
22 Transformers: Dark of the Moon
The interstellar war between the Autobots and Decepticons shifts into overdrive following the discovery of Sentinel Prime.
-581 1797
23 Spider-Man 3
Tobey Maguire's swan song in the franchise is probably the darkest in director Sam Raimi's trilogy.
-612 1730
24 Shrek the Third
From Dreamworks Animation comes the tale of Shrek (Mike Myers), Donkey and Puss in Boots on a quest to find the next heir of Far, Far Away.
-657 1707
25 Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen
The robots that turn into cars and guns are back and fighting on the pyramids and the Brooklyn bridge this time around.
-662 1794