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 the link to the first part (# 25-21) and for #20-16 click here. For the list #15-11, go here.
Here is the first half of the Top Ten #10-6 (here)
A heavy Holocaust drama shot in high-contrast black and white, Schindler’s List starred Liam Neeson as a businessman who turns his factory into a shelter for Jews during World War II. Spielberg won his first ‘Best Director’ Oscar for the film, showing that he had the ability to do serious films as well as big blockbusters.
4. Jaws (1975)
A defining movie for both Spielberg and Hollywood, this terrifying horror saw residents of the small beach town Amity terrorised by a killer shark. It’s brilliant for so many reasons: the John Williams score, Robert Shaw’s haunting monologue about the sinking of the USS Indianapolis and a terrified Roy Scheider declaring that he’s going to need “a bigger boat”!
Spielberg teamed up with pal George Lucas on this blockbuster that evoked the thrill-ride pulp serials of their childhoods. After losing Tom Selleck to Magnum PI, Harrison Ford stepped in to don the fedora and the rest is movie history. Sequels followed, but you’ve ranked this the best Indy movie!
2. ET: The Extra-Terrestrial (1982)
A stranded alien befriends shy boy Elliott (Henry Thomas) as he tries to evade capture by government officials and find a way home. A touching and emotional film for all the family, we’re already getting choked up just thinking about ET and Elliott’s bicycle ride across the face of the moon.
Pioneering CG visual effects brought dinosaurs back to life for a prehistoric theme park funded by Richard Attenborough‘s billionaire. Sam Neill, Laura Dern and Jeff Goldblum are the humans running for their lives as the creatures run amok. Cracking spectacle cinema, this cemented Spielberg as king of the summer movie. One of the all-time great blockbusters.