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Jaws
76
17.19%
Close Encounters of the 3rd Kind
23
5.20%
Raiders of the Lost Ark
118
26.70%
E.T. The Extra Terrestrial
23
5.20%
the Color Purple
9
2.04%
Jurassic Park
27
6.11%
Schindler's List
84
19.00%
Saving Private Ryan
49
11.09%
Minority Report
11
2.49%
other
22
4.98%
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best Steven Spielberg movie?

Old 07-07-03, 10:03 PM
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best Steven Spielberg movie?

His best one imo was spr, but my favorite is raiders
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Jurassic Park with Saving Private Ryan a close second
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Old 07-07-03, 10:20 PM
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I chose Jaws, because it was the first Spielberg movie I saw. It
really left an impression on me. Raiders was a close second. Of
course he's had other good movies since then.

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when a director's body of work includes that many good films, there is no need to choose.
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Only a need to exclude. I disliked The Color Purple immensely; everything else is money.
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Old 07-07-03, 10:33 PM
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Re: best Steven Spielberg movie?

Originally posted by Rypro 525
His best one imo was spr, but my favorite is raiders
So we are discerning between best and favorite?

His films are so good, that they often fall into both categories. In 20 years, A.I. might be seen as his best, but right now, I can't decide between 3! That's how great Spielberg is: Jaws, Raiders, and Jurassic Park.

Along with Close Encounters, SPR, and Last Crusade in my top 30.
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1. Raiders for entertainment value
1. Schindler's List - for quality of film.
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Originally posted by Michael Corvin
when a director's body of work includes that many good films, there is no need to choose.
Minus 2-3 films but yeah, definitely.
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Spr is my fave. Schindlerst list is prolly the best. But Raiders is the most entertaining. but Jaws...........damn this guy has too many to choose from.
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SPR is one of my favorites but for pure movie making his best by far is Schindlers List.

IMHO of course.
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I don't know what to choose But I like E.T. and Indiana Jones Trilogy.
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Old 07-08-03, 12:01 AM
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Jurassic Park = #1, Jaws = #2, Saving Private Ryan = #3
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My personal favorite would be Minority Report
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1. Empire of the Sun
It's Spielberg's best movie and his most underrated one at that.

2. A.I.: Artificial Intelligence
3. Jaws
4. Minority Report
5. E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial
6. Close Encounters of the Third Kind
7. Schindler's List
8. Jurassic Park
9. Catch Me If You Can
10. Poltergeist

While I'm not a lover of the Indiana Jones Trilogy, they're still great films. I'll also throw out some love towards Duel and his segment in Twilight Zone: The Movie.

Saving Private Ryan (with the exception of the first 15 minutes), Amistad, The Lost World, The Color Purple, and 1941 can have their negatives burned for all I care.
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his blockbusters from his early days were amazing, but my favorite thinking film was Empire of the Sun
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Way too many to choose from but my favs continue to be
The color Purple and Jaws
Minority Report sneaks in with an honorable mention too.
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I went with Jurassic Park - but I could have gone with many of the other films too.
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JAWS

Tho it should be his and Verna Fields best movie. Always wondered how the film would have been if Bruce worked fromt he beginning.
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I'd have to go with Raiders.
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Old 07-08-03, 10:52 AM
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Originally posted by Matthew Chmiel
1. Empire of the Sun
It's Spielberg's best movie and his most underrated one at that.
My fave as well.

You can tell it is underrated when the poll doesn't individually include it. It has to be with "other".

My top 3:

Empire of the Sun
Saving Private Ryan
Raiders of the Lost Ark
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Jaws.

He hasn't come close since and hasn't made a really good film since Schindler's List... A.I. was interesting but too flawed to work. SPR, Minority Report - and the rest of his recent material - were average films at best...
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1. Raiders of the Lost Ark
2. Jaws
3. Jurassic Park
4. Close Encounters of the Third Kind
5. 1941 &nbsp
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It's like apples and oranges. I went with Schindler's List because it's the most "serious". Jaws,Raiders,Close Encounters and SPR are right there.
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