Shawn's Top 30 Films - #8: Raiders of the Lost Ark

I watched the original Star Wars and Indiana Jones trilogies for the first time back to back and even then I found myself gravitating much more towards Indiana Jones. I just like those movies better, I’m sorry people. You know what, no I’m not sorry because Indiana Jones is great and yes the second and fourth movies certainly aren’t terrific but the third is great and the first is a god damn masterpiece.

I don’t throw the phrase “non-stop fucking thrill ride” around too often, but I need to violently hurl that phrase at this movie because it’s the one film that easily deserves that title. Raiders of the Lost Ark is wall to wall excitement and is essentially one constant memorable moment. For my money, this is also Harrison Ford’s best role. I know most people are all about Firewall but I’m going to take a stand and say this one is his best. And that theme song? Ooooo that theme song! Like…aaaaaaa it’s so good! It’s all so good!