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So if you knock out his short films and amateur films, Steven Spielberg has directed 31 full-length theatrical releases to date. (There's a 32nd movie making the rounds at the 2018 film festivals right now, but I'm assuming no one on BGP has had the opportunity to screen it.)

 

How many of Spielberg's movies have you seen?

 

How would you rank the ones you've seen?

 

Which is your favorite/least favorite?

 

Which do you think is the least appreciated or most overlooked?

 

 

Duel (1971)

The Sugarland Express (1974)

Jaws (1975)

Close Encounters Of The Third Kind (1977)

1941 (1979)

Raiders Of The Lost Ark (1981)

E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial (1982)

Twilight Zone: The Movie (1983)

Indiana Jones And The Temple Of Doom (1984)

Empire Of The Sun (1987)

Always (1989)

Indiana Jones And The Last Crusade (1989)

Hook (1991)

Jurassic Park (1993)

Schindler's List (1993)

The Lost World: Jurassic Park (1997)

Amistad (1997)

Saving Private Ryan (1998)

A.I. Artificial Intelligence (2001)

Minority Report (2002)

Catch Me If You Can (2002)

The Terminal (2004)

War Of The Worlds (2005)

Munich (2005)

Indiana Jones And The Kingdom Of The Crystal Skull (2008)

The Adventures Of Tintin (2011)

War Horse (2011)

Lincoln (2012)

Bridge Of Spies (2015)

The BFG (2016)

The Post (2017)

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Jaws (1975)

Raiders Of The Lost Ark (1981)

E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial (1982)

Twilight Zone: The Movie (1983)

Indiana Jones And The Temple Of Doom (1984)

Indiana Jones And The Last Crusade (1989)

Hook (1991)

Jurassic Park (1993)

Schindler's List (1993)

The Lost World: Jurassic Park (1997)

Amistad (1997)

Saving Private Ryan (1998)

A.I. Artificial Intelligence (2001)

Minority Report (2002)

Catch Me If You Can (2002)

The Terminal (2004)

War Of The Worlds (2005)

Munich (2005)

Indiana Jones And The Kingdom Of The Crystal Skull (2008)

 

The ones quoted are the ones I've seen, so the only ones I can rank....

 

1. Schnidler's List

2. Jaws

3. Jurassic Park

4. E.T.

5. Amistad

6. Hook

7. Indiana Jones & the Raiders of the Lost Ark

8. Catch Me if You Can

9. The Lost World

10. Munich

11. Saving Private Ryan

12. Indiana Jones & the Last Crusade

13. Minority Report

14. Indiana Jones & the Temple of Doom

15. A.I.

16.The Terminal

17. War of the Worlds

18. The Twilight Zone

19. Indiana Jones & the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull

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Schindler's List is beyond reproach and should be set aside from the others.

 

Jaws

 

Then a huge gap to whatever is next.

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Schindler's List is beyond reproach and should be set aside from the others.

 

Jaws

 

Then a huge gap to whatever is next.

 

I absolutely think Schindler's List is head and shoulders above the others. I keep going back and forth between Jaws and Saving Private Ryan for the #2 and #3 spot on my list though.

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I've seen 18 of his movies. Of those I've seen, Indiana Jones And The Kingdom Of The Crystal Skull is easily, EASILY at the bottom.

 

Hook and Jaws are probably the ones I've seen the most times, and Last Crusade and Raiders Of The Lost Ark are close behind those.

 

Jaws (1975)

Close Encounters Of The Third Kind (1977)

1941 (1979)

Raiders Of The Lost Ark (1981)

Twilight Zone: The Movie (1983)

Indiana Jones And The Temple Of Doom (1984)

Empire Of The Sun (1987)

Indiana Jones And The Last Crusade (1989)

Hook (1991)

Jurassic Park (1993)

Schindler's List (1993)

The Lost World: Jurassic Park (1997)

Amistad (1997)

Saving Private Ryan (1998)

Catch Me If You Can (2002)

War Of The Worlds (2005)

Indiana Jones And The Kingdom Of The Crystal Skull (2008)

Lincoln (2012)

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Agree that Schindler's List is one of his finest pieces of work. However, I rank movies by my desire to watch again. For that reason, I don't know if I can put Schindler's List as my number one.

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1. Schindler’s List

2. Jaws

3. Close Encounters Of The Third Kind

4. E.T.

5. Raiders Of The Lost Ark

6. Saving Private Ryan

7. Lincoln

8. Indiana Jones And The Last Crusade

9. War Horse

10. Jurrasic Park

11. Minority Report

12. Duel

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I wouldn't make it his top move but I feel like Jurassic Park has to be in his Top 5. That's an iconic movie like Jaws.

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What, no 1941 in the top 5? No list is complete without that on the list.

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I have seen them all except for Bridge of Spies.

 

I'll give him a pass on Duel (1971). It was his first so I won't count it against him.

 

The only two I thought were bad were:

Indiana Jones And The Kingdom Of The Crystal Skull (2008)

A.I. Artificial Intelligence (2001)

 

 

Can't really pick a favorite, because it depends on my mood. I have seen more than half of them at least a dozen times.

 

Also, you forgot - The Color Purple (1985)

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I've seen 17 off of that list.

 

I would rate my top 10 something like this:

 

1 - Saving Private Ryan

2 - Schindler's List

3 - The Last Crusade

4 - Catch Me If You Can

5 - Jaws

6 - Jurassic Park

7 - Raiders of the Lost Ark

8 - Lincoln

9 - E.T. (This would have been further up when I was younger)

10 - Bridge of Spies

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Have any of you ever actually seen Duel? Probably the most suspenseful movie ever for as cheap as it was made with essentially one actor. It might not make many, if any top 5 lists, but it should be FAR from the bottom.

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