The first film of the Indiana Jones franchise, the movie has an archaeologist and adventurer–Indiana Jones–as its central character. He is assigned the task of finding The Ark of the Covenant before the Nazis, and his own rival Rene Belloq can take it. He is aided in his mission by his former lover, Marion Ravenwood.
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After his father goes missing while searching for the Holy Grail, Indiana Jones embarks on a journey to find his father and teams up with Austrian archaeologist Elsa Schneider, who has questionable loyalty. Once he rescues his father from the clutches of the Nazis, they must retrieve the Grail before the Nazis get to it.
The second movie in the Indiana Jones film series is set in 1935 British India. Indiana Jones and his associates arrive in the village of Mayapore and are requested by the residents to find a mystical stone and their missing children. Their investigation leads them to an underground temple and a secret cult practicing black magic and human sacrifice.
Set in 1957, pitting Indiana Jones against Soviet agents, the film—the fourth installment in the Indiana Jones series—became one of the highest-grossing films of 2008. It was praised for its visual effects, performances, and action scenes.