'Ghostbusters' vs. 'Men in Black': Vote for the Greatest Summer Movie Ever
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?
Release date: June 8, 1984
Who you gonna call? Ivan Reitman's truly brilliant piece of gonzo pop art is without a doubt one of the funniest movies ever made, with Bill Murray, Dan Aykroyd and Harold Ramis defending New York City from supernatural menaces with droll wit and "Hey, it's a living" casualness. It also makes for quite the occasionally unsettling horror film, with Dana's (Sigourney Weaver) possession by the demonic Zuul and a jailhouse description of the mighty Gozer mixing in a few shivers with the laughs. There's never been a movie quite like it. Well, maybe there's one ...
Release date: July 2, 1997
The first truly worthy genre-mashing successor to "Ghostbusters," "Men in Black" filters its harrowing alien invasion tale through the eyes of Agents J (Will Smith) and K (Tommy Lee Jones), an odd-couple duo of dark-suited, sunglasses-wearing government agents dedicated to protecting the Earth from the scum of the universe. Cinematographer turned director Barry Sonnenfeld proved with "Men in Black" that he could deliver a crowd-pleasing summer blockbuster with the best of 'em; in fact, the only Summer '97 film to do better at the box office was Steven Spielberg's "The Lost World: Jurassic Park."