With Dial of Destiny in theaters, now’s the time to do our definitely Indiana Jones Movies Ranked list – from worst to best!
With Indiana Jones and the Dial of Destiny in theatres and playing to divisive audience reactions and less spectacular than expected box office, we thought now would be the time to do our definitive ranking of the Indiana Jones films. These rankings are our opinion, so please let us know if you disagree. Many of you will. Some of you may think I’m insane.
5- Indiana Jones and The Dial of Destiny
Am I really saying that Indiana and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull was better than Dial of Destiny? Some parts of Crystal Skull were worse than anything from Dial Of Destiny. This movie isn’t embarrassing, but it’s also not memorable. The action is bland, and Phoebe Waller-Bridge, who’s exceptionally talented (Fleabag is legitimately great), is given nothing to work with. There’s also the kid who flies around like Anakin and the de-aging which I find to be a bit of a gimmick. Plus, bland villains and, worst of them all, CGI-filled scenes with no real excitement. When Crystal Skull is bad it’s very bad. I wish there were no aliens, and definitely no swinging on vines in the jungle. Even at its worst,
is still fun. It has that lighthearted, high adventure feel that Steven Spielberg, George Lucas, and others have perfected. The ending also left Indiana Jones where he should be. Why not give him a happy ending, he’s one of the most famous heroes in film history? 3 – Indiana Jones and the Last CrusadeHere’s another controversial pick. The majority of people believe that Indiana Jones & the Last Crusade ranks as the second best Indiana Jones film. It’s close, but I prefer Temple of Doom
for its harder edge. It also has a more interesting villain. Julian Glover’s Walter Donovan is a bit bland. There’s still plenty to like about
Last crusade. Sean Connery has the same iconic status as Henry Jones Sr., Indy’s daffy father. The chemistry between Ford and Connery is unmatched. Plus, the excellent prelude (with River Phoenix), sets the scene for Young Indiana Jones. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=J9VeIIYMlSk2 – Indiana Jones and the Temple of DoomI’m stunned that more people don’t love this movie. Kate Capshaw’s Willie Scott has been criticized for being too wimpy. I like that they did something different this time with the love interest. I think people often forget that this is a sequel, as it shows Indiana’s transformation from an archeologist-for-hire who’s willing sell his wares into the hero that we all love. Amrish Puri is iconic as Mola Ram, especially when yanking heart from chests. Ke Huy Quan is the best kid sidekick of the century! Harrison Ford’s Indiana Jones has been crowned the greatest action hero ever since the very beginning. I was fortunate enough to watch this film on 35mm thanks to revival screenings. As good as it is at home, the experience on the big-screen is even better. The film is masterful in every way, from the villains, to Karen Allen as Marion, to the score by John Williams, and the unrelenting last 40 minutes. The film has the rare distinction that two of the best action scenes in history immediately follow eachother, with the brutal plane hangar fight segueing directly into the incredible car chase. It doesn’t get any better than this.