4. Jaws

Movie: Jaws Release Date: June 20, 1975 Director: Steven Spielberg Starring: Roy Scheider, Robert Shaw, Richard Dreyfuss. Tag Lines: “Amity Island had everything. Clear skies. Gentle surf. Warm water. People flocked there every summer. It was the perfect feeding ground.” “The nation’s #1 best-selling novel is now the year’s most terrifying movie.” “On the Fourth…

11. Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back

Movie: Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back Release Date: May 21, 1980 Director: George Lucas Starring: Mark Hamill, Harrison Ford, Carrie Fisher, Billy Dee Williams, Anthony Daniels, David Prowse, Kenny Baker, Peter Mayhew, Frank Oz. Tag Lines: “The Adventure Continues…” “The Star Wars saga continues.” “The battle continues…” Relevance: ‘Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back,’…

16. Pulp Fiction

Movie: Pulp Fiction Release Date: October 14, 1994 Director: Quentin Tarantino Starring: John Travolta, Samuel L. Jackson, Uma Thurman, Harvey Keitel, Tim Roth, Amanda Plummer, Maria de Medeiros, Ving Rhames, Eric Stoltz, Rosanna Arquette, Christopher Walken, Bruce Willis. Tag Lines: “Girls like me don’t make invitations like this to just anyone!” “You won’t know the…

18. Raiders of the Lost Ark

Movie: Raiders of the Lost Ark Release Date: June 12, 1981 Director: Steven Spielberg Starring: Harrison Ford, Karen Allen, Paul Freeman, Ronald Lacey, John Rhys-Davies, Denholm Elliott. Tag Lines: “Indiana Jones – the new hero from the creators of JAWS and STAR WARS.” Relevance: ‘Raiders of the Lost Ark’ was released in the summer of…

27. Star Wars

Movie: Star Wars Release Date: May 25, 1977 Director: George Lucas Starring: Mark Hamill, Harrison Ford, Carrie Fisher, Peter Cushing, Alec Guiness. Tag Lines: “A long time ago in a galaxy far, far away…” “Coming to your galaxy this summer.” “Somewhere, in space, this could all be happening right now. Relevance: I usually can’t remember…

33. Aliens

Movie: Aliens Release Date: July 18, 1986 Director: James Cameron Starring: Sigourney Weaver, Michael Biehn, Paul Reiser, Lance Henriksen, Bill Paxton. Tag Lines: “This time there’s more.” “This time it’s war.” “There are some places in the universe you don’t go alone.” “Somewhere in deepest space, all hell is breaking loose.” “They’re Even Scarier The…

36. The Silence of the Lambs

Movie: The Silence of the Lambs Release Date: February 14, 1991 Director: Jonathan Demme Starring: Jodie Foster, Anthony Hopkins, Scott Glenn, Ted Levine. Tag Lines: “Dr. Hannibal Lecter. Brilliant. Cunning. Psychotic. In his mind lies the clue to a ruthless killer. Clarice Starling, FBI. Brilliant. Vulnerable. Alone. She must trust him to stop the killer.”…

44. The Usual Suspects

Movie: The Usual Suspects Release Date: August 16, 1995 Director: Bryan Singer Starring: Stephen Baldwin, Gabriel Byrne, Chazz Palminteri, Kevin Pollak, Pete Postlethwaite, Kevin Spacey, Suzy Amis, Benicio Del Toro, Giancarlo Esposito. Tag Lines: “The greatest trick the devil ever pulled was to convince the world he didn’t exist.” “Who is Keyser Soze?” “Five Criminals…

45. Thelma & Louise

Movie: Thelma & Louise Release Date: May 24, 1991 Director: Ridley Scott Starring: Susan Sarandon, Geena Davis, Harvey Keitel, Brad Pitt. Tag Lines: “Somebody said get a life… so they did.” Relevance: In late Spring of 1991, ‘Thelma & Louise’ was released to critical praise and had a very successful box office run that following…

47. Fight Club

Movie: Fight Club Release Date: October 15, 1999 Director: David Fincher Starring: Brad Pitt, Edward Norton, Helena Bonham Carter, Jared Leto. Tag Lines: “How much can you know about yourself if you’ve never been in a fight?” “When you wake up in a different place at a different time, can you wake up as a…