Summertime means summer movies, and this year could be one of the biggest season's ever. But which blockbuster of the past is truly the best? We've pitted 32 of the most successful and beloved summer movies against each other. And now you get to decide which is your favorite. After four rounds of voting, only one movie will be left standing. Which title will be declared the greatest summer movie of all time?
Release date: June 20, 1975
Steven Spielberg's big fish tale pretty much invented the summer blockbuster -- and single-handedly diminished beach crowds for most of the summer of 1975 (and beyond). Sure, the mechanical shark did more sinking than swimming, but Spielberg's subsequent less-is-more Hitchcockian approach turned "Jaws" into one of the most terrifying and suspenseful horror films of all time.
Release Date: May 30, 2003
Spielberg's crew named their mechanical shark "Bruce" after the director's lawyer, which is the name given to Pixar's mighty great white who's seeking therapy in an attempt to control certain ... appetites. A much gentler ocean-set tale than "Jaws," "Finding Nemo" proved that Pixar didn't need to tell stories of toys or monsters to create memorable characters.
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