About the Film
Type: Action, Adventure
Director: Steven Spielberg
Writer: Lawrence Kasdan (screenplay by), George Lucas (story by), Philip Kaufman (story by)
Awards: Won 4 Oscars. Another 31 wins & 24 nominations.
Plot: In 1936, archaeologist and adventurer Indiana Jones is hired by the U.S. government to find the Ark of the Covenant before Adolf Hitler's Nazis can obtain its awesome powers.
The first film in the Indiana Jones franchise received nine Oscar nods, including Best Picture and Best Director.