Indiana Jones and the Raiders of the Lost Ark

Best Movie of the Year 1981

The first and maybe the best of the Indiana Jones movies, directed by Steven Spielberg in cooperation with George Lucas.

Indiana Jones (Harrison Ford) is a professor, archaeologist and adventurer. In the adventure movie Raiders of the Lost Ark, Indiana Jones was hired by the US government to search for the Ark of the Covenant. However, Indiana Jones is not the only one trying to find the lost ark. Renee Belloq, the leader of a band of Nazis, also wants to find the Ark of the Covenant.

Indiana Jones is the definition of adventure.

Raiders of the Lost Ark won 4 Oscars for Best Visual Effects, Best Film Editing, Best Sound and Best Art Direction/Set Decoration, and was nominated for another 4 Oscars: Best Picture, Best Director, Best Cinematography and Best Music (Original Score). The movie also got the Academy Awards’ Special Achievement Award for sound effects editing.

The submarine that can be seen in Raiders of the Lost Ark is the very same submarine models that were built for Das Boot, which is another great movie from 1981.

Indiana Jones and the Raiders of the Lost Ark trailer