Ranking the Blockbuster Summers, Best to Worst

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Summer 1985
Notable Films: 'Back to the Future,' 'The Goonies,' 'Pee-Wee's Big Adventure,' 'Teen Wolf,' 'Mad Max Beyond Thunderdome'
2
Summer 1982
Notable Films: 'E.T. the Extra Terrestrial,' 'Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan,' 'Blade Runner,' 'The Thing,' 'Tron,' 'Rocky III,' 'Conan the Barbarian'
3
Summer 2011
Notable Films: 'Rise of the Planet of the Apes,' 'Bridesmaids,' 'X-Men: First Class,' 'Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2'
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Summer 1984
Notable Films: 'Ghostbusters,' 'Gremlins,' 'The Karate Kid,' 'The Last Starfighter,' 'The Muppets Take Manhattan'
5
Summer 2008
Notable Films: 'The Dark Knight,' 'Iron Man,' 'Wall-E,' 'Tropic Thunder'
6
Summer 1981
Notable Films: 'Raiders of the Lost Ark,' 'Superman 2,' 'Escape from New York'
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Summer 1997
Notable Films: 'Men In Black,' 'Austin Powers: International Man of Mystery,' 'The Fifth Element,' 'The Lost World: Jurassic Park'
8
Summer 2012
Notable Films: 'The Avengers,' 'The Dark Knight Rises,' 'The Amazing Spider-Man,' 'Prometheus,' 'The Expendables 2'
9
Summer 1980
Notable FIlms: 'The Empire Strikes Back,' 'Caddyshack,' 'Airplane!,' 'Smokey and the Bandit II'
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Summer 1993
Notable Films: 'Jurassic Park,' 'Cliffhanger,' 'The Last Action Hero,' 'Hocus Pocus'
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Summer 2007
Notable FIlms: 'Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix,' 'The Bourne Ultimatum,' 'The Simpsons Movie,' 'Ratatouille'
12
Summer 1988
Notable Films: 'Who Framed Roger Rabbit,' 'Die Hard,' 'Crocodile Dundee II,' 'Rambo III,' 'Poltergeist III'
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Summer 1989
Notable Films: 'Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade,' 'Ghostbusters II,' 'Honey I Shrunk the Kids,' 'Lethal Weapon 2,' 'Weekend at Bernie's'
14
Summer 1994
Notable Films: 'Speed,' 'The Crow,' 'The Lion King,' 'The Mask'
15
Summer 2009
Notable Films: 'Avatar,' '2012,' 'Up,' 'The Hangover,' 'Star Trek,' 'District 9'
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Summer 1987
Notable FIlms: 'Predator,' 'Beverly Hills Cop II,' 'Ernest Goes to Camp,' 'Spcae Balls,' 'Robocop'
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Summer 2013
Notable FIlms: 'Iron Man 3,' 'Star Trek Into Darkness,' 'Fast and Furious 6,' 'This Is the End,' 'The World's End'
18
Summer 1983
Notable Films: 'Return of the Jedi,' 'National Lampoon's Vacation,' 'Jaws II,' 'Risky Business'
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Summer 1991
Notable Films: 'Terminator 2: Judgment Day,' 'Backdraft,' 'Point Break,' 'Bill and Ted's Bogus Journey'
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Summer 1986
Notable Films: 'Ferris Bueller's Day Off,' 'Top Gun,' 'The Karate Kid, Part II,' 'The Transformers: The Movie'
21
Summer 1999
Notable FIlms: 'The Iron Giant,' 'Star Wars: Episode I,' 'The Sixth Sense,' 'South Park: Bigger, Longer & Uncut'
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Summer 2003
Notable FIlms: 'X2: X-Men United,' 'The Matrix Reloaded,' 'Finding Nemo,' '28 Days Later,' 'Pirates of the Caribbean 2'
23
Summer 1990
Notable Films: 'Back to the Future Part III,' 'Total Recall,' 'Another 48 Hours,' 'Robocop 2,' 'Die Hard 2'
24
Summer 2004
Notable Films: 'Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban,' 'The Day After Tomorrow,' 'Spider-Man 2,' 'Harold and Kumar Go to White Castle'
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Summer 2002
Notable Films: 'Spider-Man,' 'Star Wars: Episode II,' 'The Bourne Identity,' 'Minority Report'
26
Summer 1979
Notable Films: 'The Muppet Movie,' 'Alien,' 'Meatballs'
27
Summer 2005
Notable Films: 'Batman Begins,' 'Star Wars: Episode III,' 'War of the Worlds,' 'Sky High'
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Summer 1996
Notable Films: 'The Rock,' 'Mission Impossible,' 'Twister,' 'Independence Day,' 'Escape from LA'
29
Summer 2010
Notable Films: Scott Pilgrim vs. the World,' 'Iron Man 2,' 'Toy Story 3,' 'Predators,'
30
Summer 2000
Notable Films: 'Gladiator,' 'Mission: Impossible II,' 'X-Men,' 'Pokemon: The Movie,' 'Scary Movie'
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Summer 2001
Notable Films: 'The Fast and the Furious,' 'Jurassic Park III,' 'Rush Hour 2' 'The Mummy Returns'
32
Summer 1998
Notable Films: 'Mulan,' 'Godzilla,' 'Deep Impact,' 'Armageddon,' 'There's Something About Mary'
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Summer 2006
Notable Films: 'Superman Returns,' 'X-Men: The Last Stand,' 'Mission Impossible 3,' 'The Fast and the Furious: Tokyo Drift'
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Summer 1995
Notable Films: 'Braveheart,' 'Batman Forever,' 'Judge Dredd,' 'Waterworld'
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Summer 1992
Notable Films: 'Aliens 3,' 'Batman Returns,' 'Universal Soldier'

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