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What is Steven Spielberg's greatest movie?

Jaws
Close Encounters of the Third Kind
Raiders of the Lost Ark
E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial
Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom
Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade
Hook
Jurassic Park
Schindler's List
The Lost World: Jurassic Park
Saving Private Ryan
Minority Report
Catch Me If You Can
The Terminal
War of the Worlds
Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull
The Adventures of Tintin

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Steven Spielberg's greatest movie?
« on: December 9, 2011, 03:02:06 AM »
Steven Spielberg. Undeniably one of the greatest Directors of this generation. Or do people disagree? Are some of his films overrated? Are they as good as people say? You chose. I've argued with people E.T. was overrated but maybe I am the only one.

What is Steven Spielberg's best movie to date? I've left some out some due to the numbers but feel free to post them here if you think they deserve it.

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Re: Steven Spielberg's greatest movie?
« Reply #1 on: December 9, 2011, 03:10:57 AM »
Schindlers, for pure drama. Last Crusade for pure adventurism.

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Re: Steven Spielberg's greatest movie?
« Reply #2 on: December 9, 2011, 03:14:16 AM »
How you can leave out the likes of Duel and 1941 and include Crystal Skulls is mystifying.

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Re: Steven Spielberg's greatest movie?
« Reply #3 on: December 9, 2011, 03:27:21 AM »
How you can leave out the likes of Duel and 1941 and include Crystal Skulls is mystifying.

My apologies. I got this list from Wikipedia. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_Steven_Spielberg_films. Duel was not on the list and 1941's ratings are very poor compared to most of his films so decided not to put it. That's the thinking behind it.
 

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Re: Steven Spielberg's greatest movie?
« Reply #4 on: December 9, 2011, 03:42:53 AM »
Jurassic Park, because it blew my effin mind

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Re: Steven Spielberg's greatest movie?
« Reply #5 on: December 9, 2011, 03:43:45 AM »
Went for Jaws, saw it again a few months back. To this day that bit where the dead fisherman pops out of the boat has me off the couch. As well Robert Shaw's speech is one of the finest pieces of acting you'll  ever see. Richard Dreyfuss was one of my favourite actors growing up as a kid, had a good sarcastic manner to him I enjoyed. Why isn't he in movies anymore? Spielberg has the tension cranked to 11 all movie long also Roy Scheider's wife is a serious MILF. Brilliant stuff all round it has to be said.

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Re: Steven Spielberg's greatest movie?
« Reply #6 on: December 9, 2011, 03:54:15 AM »
My apologies. I got this list from Wikipedia. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_Steven_Spielberg_films. Duel was not on the list and 1941's ratings are very poor compared to most of his films so decided not to put it. That's the thinking behind it.
 
1941 isn't great, but is better than Indy 4 or Hook.

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Re: Steven Spielberg's greatest movie?
« Reply #7 on: December 9, 2011, 04:02:58 AM »
Schindler's list for me, is just so moving and raw. Epic.

Almost there Raiders of the lost Ark, Jurassic Park and Saving Private Ryan.

One of my favourites and very much underrated the is Empire of the Sun, excellent movie. I also like Munich.

I haven't seen the adventures of tin-tin yet, so no opinions on that one.

The rest are good, some more than others, but not as good as the ones I mentioned above.

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Re: Steven Spielberg's greatest movie?
« Reply #8 on: December 9, 2011, 04:08:25 AM »
Good shout on Empire.

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Re: Steven Spielberg's greatest movie?
« Reply #9 on: December 9, 2011, 04:11:24 AM »
Your list is missing my favorite movie of his, A.I. Artificial Intelligence, and my second favorite movie of his, Munich.
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Re: Steven Spielberg's greatest movie?
« Reply #10 on: December 9, 2011, 05:22:36 AM »
Jurassic Park.
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Re: Steven Spielberg's greatest movie?
« Reply #11 on: December 9, 2011, 05:39:25 AM »
Voted for Jurassic Park, but would have loved to go for Munich had the option been there.
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Re: Steven Spielberg's greatest movie?
« Reply #12 on: December 9, 2011, 05:50:10 AM »
He's great with most of these but Saving Private Ryan affected me most. I say that without having seen Schindler's List yet.

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Steven Spielberg's greatest movie?
« Reply #13 on: December 9, 2011, 08:25:17 AM »
Glad to see some love for Munich, I thought everyone hated it. I think it's one of his best films.

Still Raiders for me though. A perfect film.
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Re: Steven Spielberg's greatest movie?
« Reply #14 on: December 9, 2011, 08:30:25 AM »
Last Crusade for me, the movie I had most fun watching as a kid.

No, wait. Jurassic Park. I loved the Last Crusade but Jurassic Park is on another level. Lived breathed and slept dinosaurs after watching it.
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Re: Steven Spielberg's greatest movie?
« Reply #15 on: December 9, 2011, 08:37:55 AM »
I voted Raiders, but would also be happy with Crusade

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Re: Steven Spielberg's greatest movie?
« Reply #16 on: December 9, 2011, 08:38:54 AM »
Jaws
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Re: Steven Spielberg's greatest movie?
« Reply #17 on: December 9, 2011, 08:44:32 AM »
Quite a cv when you see it all listed.

Jaws just pipped by ROTLA for me.

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Re: Steven Spielberg's greatest movie?
« Reply #18 on: December 9, 2011, 08:50:24 AM »
Jurassic Park, hands down.
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Re: Steven Spielberg's greatest movie?
« Reply #19 on: December 9, 2011, 09:02:23 AM »
I'm going to say Raiders of the Lost Ark but it is almost impossible to choose, Jaws was a massive smash and a perfect execution of what it was trying to do.

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Re: Steven Spielberg's greatest movie?
« Reply #20 on: December 9, 2011, 09:04:22 AM »
Went for Jurassic Park, so much impact on everyone that time. Jaws and the Indy films are before my time, only seen them on tv.

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Re: Steven Spielberg's greatest movie?
« Reply #21 on: December 9, 2011, 09:31:03 AM »
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Re: Steven Spielberg's greatest movie?
« Reply #23 on: December 9, 2011, 11:10:13 AM »
Still Raiders for me though. A perfect film.

Perfect? Don't get me wrong, I absolutely love it, but think about this. What would have happened had Indiana Jones never even bothered to get involved chasing after the Nazis after they had the Ark? That's right, absolutely nothing. They opened it, it killed them, the end. Indy doesn't actually do anything whatsoever to stop the Nazis in the entire movie. They basically beat him at every turn, then tie him to a pole, and then they all die. He's not even a hero in that movie, he's just some dude running after the Nazis.

It's a great movie, one of my favourites, but he's responsible for nothing in the end.
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Re: Steven Spielberg's greatest movie?
« Reply #24 on: December 9, 2011, 11:49:17 AM »
Jaws or Close Encounters - I can watch both again and again
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Re: Steven Spielberg's greatest movie?
« Reply #25 on: December 9, 2011, 11:53:20 AM »
Surprised Jurassic Park is so far out in front

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Re: Steven Spielberg's greatest movie?
« Reply #26 on: December 9, 2011, 11:55:25 AM »
The only good thing about Jurassic Park was Jeff Goldblum
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Re: Steven Spielberg's greatest movie?
« Reply #27 on: December 9, 2011, 11:58:06 AM »
Voted for Catch me if you can, but Band of Brothers is his best piece ever without any doubt. Shame it isn't considered a very very long movie.
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Re: Steven Spielberg's greatest movie?
« Reply #28 on: December 9, 2011, 01:03:26 PM »
Schindlers List by a mile. More interesting is how many billions has his films taken?

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Re: Steven Spielberg's greatest movie?
« Reply #29 on: December 9, 2011, 01:07:12 PM »
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Re: Steven Spielberg's greatest movie?
« Reply #30 on: December 9, 2011, 01:07:28 PM »
Surprised Jurassic Park is so far out in front

People trying to be all righteous with Schindler's List, pfft   

It is a well directed film, aside from the subject though.
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« Reply #31 on: December 9, 2011, 01:09:09 PM »
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« Reply #32 on: December 9, 2011, 01:11:56 PM »
It is a well directed film, aside from the subject though.
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Re: Steven Spielberg's greatest movie?
« Reply #33 on: December 9, 2011, 01:15:59 PM »
Some great films there. But Raiders of the Lost Ark was a classic. Absolutely brilliant film.
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Re: Steven Spielberg's greatest movie?
« Reply #34 on: December 9, 2011, 01:28:49 PM »
Saving Private Ryan for me, love war films. Schindler's list not far behind. Catch me if you can in third.
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« Reply #35 on: December 9, 2011, 01:34:21 PM »
Raiders Of The Lost Ark for me , just over Jaws . Two films i could watch over and over again , and i have done .
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Re: Steven Spielberg's greatest movie?
« Reply #36 on: December 9, 2011, 01:36:48 PM »
Voted for Catch me if you can, but Band of Brothers is his best piece ever without any doubt. Shame it isn't considered a very very long movie.
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« Reply #37 on: December 9, 2011, 02:34:11 PM »
Perfect? Don't get me wrong, I absolutely love it, but think about this. What would have happened had Indiana Jones never even bothered to get involved chasing after the Nazis after they had the Ark? That's right, absolutely nothing. They opened it, it killed them, the end. Indy doesn't actually do anything whatsoever to stop the Nazis in the entire movie. They basically beat him at every turn, then tie him to a pole, and then they all die. He's not even a hero in that movie, he's just some dude running after the Nazis.

It's a great movie, one of my favourites, but he's responsible for nothing in the end.

Yeah, I've heard that before and I honestly don't care. He is after all a history teacher poking his nose in where it doesn't belong, not a superhero (which is why I don't like the sequels as much because thats what he becomes more or less) he's motivated much more by curiosity rather than heroics. And like he says, he's just making it up as he goes along.

One of the many great things about Indy is how vulnerable and fallible he is, he does try to stop them with the bazooka etc but he obviously can't stop a Nazi platoon on his bill.
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Re: Steven Spielberg's greatest movie?
« Reply #39 on: December 9, 2011, 02:39:41 PM »
1. Schindler's List
2. Raiders of the Lost Ark
3. Saving Private Ryan
4. A.I
5 Jurassic Park


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