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What's your favorite Spielberg movie?

Asked by rockfan (12971points) December 1st, 2017 from iPhone

If you only had to pick one?

For me, it’s without a doubt E.T. Unlike Close Encounters, the family drama of E.T. feels more grounded and relatable. I also love the fact that Spielberg paced and edited the film to John William’s score, which gives E.T. a real sense of urgency to what’s happening on screen.

Sure the ending is manipulative and sentimental, but the performances are outstanding.

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funkdaddy's avatar

Saving Private Ryan.

I tend to skip war movies, so I didn’t see it for a long time after it came out. It’s just really, really, well done.

ragingloli's avatar

The one with the dinosaurs.

Muad_Dib's avatar

I’ve watched Hook far more than any of the others.

RIP Rufio

tinyfaery's avatar

Poltergeist or Jurassic Park.

filmfann's avatar

Raiders of the Lost Ark.

stanleybmanly's avatar

Saving Private Ryan though Empire of the Sun is right up there.

ragingloli's avatar

that was james cameroon.

SergeantQueen's avatar

Back to the Future?

ragingloli's avatar

Robert Zemeckis

SergeantQueen's avatar

I’ll just say E.T

SergeantQueen's avatar

It’s restricted on my computer. I looked him up though. I was confused.

Aethelwine's avatar


@tinyfaery‘s choices are top on my list as well.

Muad_Dib's avatar

It bears mentioning that Minority Report is the only watchable Tom Cruise movie, and is actually really good.

Aethelwine's avatar

^Disagree. Edge of Tomorrow, Born on the 4th of July, Tropic Thunder, Interview With A Vampire, A Few Good Men, Rain Man…

I could go on. I don’t like the man, but he’s a good actor in some great movies.

Brian1946's avatar

Duel of the Jurassic Jaws! ;-D

I’d love to see The Last Gun, which he made when he was 12.

rockfan's avatar

I’ll also add Jerry Maguire, Collateral, War of the Worlds, Mission Impossible: Ghost Protocol, Rogue Nation, and American Made

MrGrimm888's avatar

I just can’t decide between Jaws, and Close Encounters.

“We’re gonna need a bigger boat.”

Dutchess_III's avatar

Star Wars.

All I know is that if something is produced by Spielberg I’m going to like it.

Dutchess_III's avatar

I vote for Tom Cruise in Top Gun! I don’t like him as a person either.

Pied_Pfeffer's avatar

As a director? “Empire of the Sun.”: With that said, there are several of his films that have not yet been viewed.

funkdaddy's avatar

@Dutchess_III – Star Wars isn’t Spielberg

Dutchess_III's avatar

Oh yeah. George Lucas did. But it seems like such a Spielbergy thing!

cookieman's avatar

Probably Raiders of the Lost Arc, but I have a soft spot for Close Encounters of the Third Kind.

ucme's avatar

Saving Private Ryan
Schindler’s List

RocketGuy's avatar

Raiders was witty and fun.

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