Raiders of the Lost Ark
1981
*****
Director: Steven Spielberg
Cast: Harrison Ford, Karen Allen, Paul Freeman, John Rhys-Davies

A fabulously entertaining adventure about archeologist Indiana Jones who attempts to discover the Ark of the Covenant before the Nazis. This collaboration between Steven Spielberg and George Lucas is a funny, exciting and endlessly inventive action film. It launched a franchise and was followed by Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom and two further sequels, and The Young Indiana Jones Chronicles on TV. A winner of five technical Academy Awards.