HitFix ranks the legend's greatest films to date
13. 'Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade' (1989)
With "Temple of Doom" criticized by many at the time of release for its violent tone and grim subterranean setting, Spielberg returned to the series' lighter origins with "The Last Crusade," a pulpy thrill ride that upped the ante for Harrison Ford's title hero by bringing in Sean Connery as Indiana's Holy Grail-obsessed father. The duo's crackling chemistry brought a new dimension to the series that was welcomed by most (though some resented Spielberg for shedding light on Indiana's mysterious origins), and with setpieces including a thrilling Nazi convoy ambush and the climactic booby-trapped finale, it proved a fittingly spectacular end to Lucas and Spielberg's (supposed) trilogy - though Its lower-than-expected placement on our list suggests "Temple of Doom" may have surpassed it in popular stature over the years.
- Chris Eggertsen