Digital Spy surveyed their users to “find out what their favorite Steven Spielberg movie is” and they released the results, counting down five at a time. Here is part one #25 – 21
25. Always (1989)
The last Spielberg movie to feature Richard Dreyfuss as its lead, this romantic drama centres on forest fire pilots and marked the final performance of legendary screen star Audrey Hepburn. Hankies at the ready as Dreyfuss’s Pete Sandich watches his love Dorinda (Holly Hunter) fall in love with his successor from beyond the grave.
24. Amistad (1997)
A courtroom story about slaves who stage a mutiny aboard an America-bound ship, Morgan Freeman, Anthony Hopkins and Matthew McConaughey lined up to add star power to this worthy drama. Djimon Hounsou is on mesmerising form as the slave who leads the revolt.
A World War II comedy with a star-packed cast of John Belushi, Dan Aykroyd, Ned Beatty and Treat Williams, this was a rare financial and critical flop for Spielberg. The director more than made up for its failure when he agreed to produce a new script from 1941 writers Robert Zemeckis and Bob Gale: Back to the Future.
22. Munich (2005)
The 1972 Munich Olympics assassinations are the focus of this thriller as Spielberg tracks the five-man team authorised by Israeli Prime Minister Golda Meir to hunt down and kill those involved. Eric Bana and 007-in-waiting Daniel Craig star. Released the same year as War of the Worlds, it further underlined Spielberg’s ability to effortlessly switch between different styles of cinema.
Four years after his big Oscars victory with Schindler’s List, Spielberg returned to Jurassic Park for this sequel. The poor quality of the Jaws follow-ups prompted his comeback, but The Lost World couldn’t live up to its predecessor. It still features moments of brilliance though, like the raptors-in-the-field scene and a precarious truck-dangling sequence.