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Indiana Jones and the Raiders of the Lost Ark

  • Release: June 12, 1981
  • Director: Steven Spielberg

The story that redefined adventure movies

Originally released in 1981 as a collaboration between George Lucas and Steven Spielberg, Raiders redefined the possibilities of adventure cinema and launched actor Harrison Ford to a legendary status.

Indiana Jones is the classic hero for this adventure set in the 1930s, as the quick-witted and hardy archaeologist goes on the hunt for the Lost Ark of the Covenant. Often facing insurmountable odds, Indy always manages to succeed in the nick of time, joined by endearing companions and opposed by notorious villains.

With an impressive team of supporting actors including Karen Allen, John-Rhys Davies, Denholm Elliott, and Paul Freeman, combined with innovative special effects techniques by Industrial Light & Magic, Raiders has captured the spirits of movie-goers for generations and continues to inspire adventures yet to come…


The year is 1936 and the intrepid archaeologist Indiana Jones sets out in search of the fabled Lost Ark of the Covenant, racing a bitter rival and his Nazi cohorts to the prize. Over the course of a hair-raising adventure, Indy endures explosions, spiders, snakes, booby traps, and bad guys in his quest to save the holy relic.

Indiana Jones… I always knew some day you’d come walking back through my door.

Marion Ravenwood
Indiana Jones Coming to Disney+ on May 31

Indiana Jones Has Arrived on Disney+!

Before Indy's next big-screen adventure, you can now watch his original stories, including The Adventures of Young Indiana Jones.