The Best Summer Blockbusters of All Time

Summer 2017 was a weird time. The politics throughout were unpleasant to say the least, and it ended with a bang when hurricane after hurricane battered the southern States, decimating cities in Texas and Florida.

Hollywood definitely took a back seat this summer — which makes sense because there wasn’t really anything for them to offer. Although this past summer was mysteriously lacking in summer blockbusters, let’s look back at some of the biggest summer blockbusters in history.

1. Star Wars: A New Hope

Although Star Wars: A New Hope came out on May 25, 1977, it was such a sensation that it stayed in theaters all through that summer, and by the end of the year, it had clinched the title of highest-grossing film of all time.

A New Hope would go onto win seven Academy Awards that year, and has been recognized as one of the most significant movies of all time. None of the sequels were as much of a sensation as A New Hope, but really, it’s hard to compare — George Lucas’s epic space opera changed the way we see movies.

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