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The top three summer movies of 1981

May 30, 2011
  • Indiana Jones (Harrison Ford) in "Raiders of the Lost Ark."
Indiana Jones (Harrison Ford) in "Raiders of the Lost Ark." (Lucasfilm & TM, Lucasfilm…)

"Raiders of the Lost Ark"

Harrison Ford introduced adventurer-professor Indiana Jones in this blockbuster directed by Steven Spielberg.

"Superman II"

Christopher Reeve returned as the Man of Steel in the second installment of the Superman movies, which was directed by Richard Lester. It went on to be a critical favorite and box-office hit.


Though the dreadful 2011 remake disappeared quickly, this comedy starring Academy Award-nominated Dudley Moore was a huge hit and won the legendary John Gielgud an Oscar.

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