'Jurassic Park' vs. 'Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl': Vote for the Greatest Summer Movie Ever

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Yahoo! MoviesMay 14, 2013

Summertime means summer movies, and this year could be one of the biggest season's ever. But which blockbuster of the past is truly the best? We've pitted 32 of the most successful and beloved summer movies against each other. And now you get to decide which is your favorite. After four rounds of voting, only one movie will be left standing. Which title will be declared the greatest summer movie of all time?


Jurassic Park


Release date: June 11, 1993

Steven Spielberg's rollicking tale of the most ill-advised theme park ever still looks great 20 years after its original release, with Sam Neill, Laura Dern and Jeff Goldblum running from rampaging T-Rexes, clever-girl velociraptors and those freaky things that spit gunk and make short work of Newman from "Seinfeld." The director's one true companion piece to "Jaws," "Jurassic Park" succeeded in making everyone uneasy around even dino-skeletons in museums ... and crack a nervous smile at every glimpse of "Objects in Mirror Are Closer Than They Appear."

Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl


Release date: July 9, 2003

Speaking of theme parks, Disney discovered that there's more money to be made from their attractions than just tickets to Disneyland with their big-screen adaptation of "Pirates of the Caribbean." The film already had a known and beloved brand name going for it, but what really got audiences coming back for more was Johnny Depp's brilliantly weird yet undeniably savvy performance as Captain Jack Sparrow. Depp's magic in the role diminishes with each overblown sequel, but back in 2003, Captain Jack was the summer's number-one movie hero.