Directors Rank the films of Steven Spielberg

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  1. Kristian

    Kristian Supporting Actor

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    Inspired by the Alfred Hitchcock poll, here's a similar one about the films of Steven Spielberg. Here's how I currently rank them:

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    1. E.T. The Extra-Terrestrial
    2. Close Encounters of the Third Kind
    3. Jaws
    4. Saving Private Ryan
    5. Raiders of the Lost Ark
    6. Minority Report
    7. A.I. Artificial Intelligence
    8. Catch Me If You Can
    9. Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade
    10. Jurassic Park
    11. The Color Purple


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    12. Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom
    13. Empire of the Sun


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    14. Duel
    15. Hook
    16. The Lost World: Jurassic Park
    17. Always


    Haven't seen:

    1941
    Amistad
    Schindler's List
    The Sugarland Express

    Various TV movies and shorts
     
  2. Steve Christou

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    Ranked in order of preference

    01) Close Encounters of the 3rd Kind
    01) Jaws
    01) Raiders of the Lost Ark
    02) Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom
    03) Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade
    04) Jurassic Park
    05) Saving Private Ryan
    06) Minority Report
    07) 1941
    08) ET The Extraterrestrial
    09) Schindler's List
    10) The Lost World
    11) Empire of the Sun
    12) Duel
    13) AI Artificial Intelligence
    14) Always
    15) Amistad
    16) Hook
    17) Catch me if you can
    18) The Sugarland Express
    19) The Color Purple
     
  3. Angelo.M

    Angelo.M Producer

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    great:

    raiders of the lost ark
    schindler's list
    saving private ryan
    catch me if you can

    good:

    minority report
    jaws
    close encounters of the third kind
    empire of the sun
    ET
    the color purple

    flawed:

    AI
     
  4. Tommy G

    Tommy G Screenwriter

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    1. Raiders of the Lost Ark
    2. Saving Private Ryan
    3. Jaws
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    4. Jurassic Park
    5. Minority Report
    6. Schindler's List
    7. ET The Extraterrestrial
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    8. Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade
    9. Close Encounters of the 3rd Kind
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    10. Hook
    11. 1941
    12. Amistad
    13. The Sugarland Express
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    14. Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom
    15. Empire of the Sun
    16. Always
    17. The Lost World
    18. The Color Purple

    Haven't seen:
    AI Artificial Intelligence
    Catch Me if You Can
     
  5. Nick Sievers

    Nick Sievers Producer

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    1. Jaws
    2. Raiders of the Lost Ark
    3. A.I Artificial Intelligence
    4. Schindler’s List
    5. E.T The Extra Terrestrial
    6. Minority Report
    7. Close Encounters of the Third Kind
    8. Jurassic Park
    9. Catch Me If You Can
    10. Saving Private Ryan
    11. Jurassic Park
    12. The Temple of Doom
    13. Duel
    14. 1941
    15. The Last Crusade
    16. The Lost World
    17. Hook

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    Have seen but not in a long time:

    The Color Purple
    Always
    Empire of the Sun

    Have never seen:

    The Sugarland Express
    Amistad
     
  6. PhilipG

    PhilipG Cinematographer

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    Of the ones I've seen...

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    A.I. Artificial Intelligence

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    Raiders of the Lost Ark
    Jaws

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    Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade
    Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom (opening China sequence [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] )
    Minority Report
    E.T. The Extra-Terrestrial

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    Saving Private Ryan
    Jurassic Park
    Close Encounters of the Third Kind
     
  7. MartinTeller

    MartinTeller Screenwriter

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    Love:
    Close Encounters of the Third Kind
    Saving Private Ryan
    Raiders of the Lost Ark
    Minority Report
    Catch Me If You Can


    Like:
    Schindler's List
    E.T. The Extra-Terrestrial
    Jaws
    A.I. Artificial Intelligence
    Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade
    Duel


    Don't like:
    Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom
    1941
     
  8. Brook K

    Brook K Lead Actor

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    A.I. Artificial Intelligence
    Close Encounters
    Jaws
    Schindler's List
    Raiders of the Lost Ark
    Catch Me If You Can
    Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom
    The Color Purple
    E.T.
    Saving Private Ryan
    Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade
    Amistad
    Jurassic Park
    Minority Report
    JP II
     
  9. Peter Mazur

    Peter Mazur Second Unit

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    Duel: A
    Jaws: A+
    Close Encounters of the Third Kind: A
    1941: B
    Raiders of the Lost Ark: A+
    E.T.: B-
    Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom: D-
    Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade: A-
    Jurassic Park: B
    The Lost World: C-
    Saving Private Ryan: A
    A.I.: B+
    Minority Report: A-

    Haven't seen:

    Catch Me If You Can
    Amistad
    Schindler's List
    Hook
    Always
    Empire of the Sun
    The Color Purple
    The Sugarland Express
     
  10. Brian Kissinger

    Brian Kissinger Screenwriter

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    Movies that if I never could watch again, it'd make me so mad I'd smack my own momma

    Raiders of the Lost Ark
    Jaws

    Movies that if I never could watch again, it'd make me go "damn, I like that movie"

    Close Encounters of the Third Kind
    Saving Private Ryan
    A.I. Artificial Intelligence
    Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade
    Jurassic Park
    Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom
    Duel
    Always
    1941
    Schindler's List

    Movies that if I never could watch again, it'd make me go "Oh well"

    Catch Me If You Can
    Lost World
    The Color Purple
    Minority Report
    E.T.
    Hook
     
  11. Bill J

    Bill J Producer

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    Schindler's List
    Saving Private Ryan
    Raiders of the Lost Ark
    Jaws
    Minority Report
    Close Encounters of the Third Kind
    Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade
    E.T. The Extra-Terrestrial
    Duel
    Catch Me If You Can
    Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom
    The Sugarland Express
    Amistad
    Empire of the Sun
    The Color Purple
    Jurassic Park
    The Lost World: Jurassic Park
    Always
    1941
    Hook
    A.I. Artificial Intelligence
     
  12. Chucky P

    Chucky P Supporting Actor

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    JAWS
    THE SUGARLAND EXPRESS
    CLOSE ENCOUNTERS OF THE THIRD KIND
    RAIDERS OF THE LOST ARK
    SCHINDLER'S LIST
    DUEL
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    1941
    MINORITY REPORT
    E.T
    INDIANA JONES AND THE TEMPLE OF DOOM
    SAVING PRIVATE RYAN

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    AMISTAD
    INDIANA JONES AND THE LAST CRUSADE
    JURASSIC PARK
    THE LOST WORLD
    CATCH ME IF YOU CAN

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    ALWAYS
    [​IMG] [​IMG] 1/2
    HOOK
     
  13. Dome Vongvises

    Dome Vongvises Lead Actor

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    1. Raiders of the Lost Ark
    2. Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade
    3. Jaws
    4. Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom
    5. Saving Private Ryan
    6. E.T.
    7. Jurassic Park
    8. Schindler's List
    9. Close Encounters of the Third Kind
    10. Hook
    11. Catch Me If You Can
    12. A.I.
    13. Minority Report
    14. The Lost World

    Movies I haven't seen
    The Color Purple
    Duel
    Empire of the Sun
    Always
    1941
    The Sugarland Express
    Amistad
     
  14. Scott_MacD

    Scott_MacD Supporting Actor

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    E.T. The Extra-Terrestrial - [​IMG][​IMG][​IMG][​IMG] - Still one of the most charming, heartfelt films I have ever seen. To be reminded of it is to feel what it feels like to be young.
    A.I. Artificial Intelligence - [​IMG][​IMG][​IMG][​IMG]
    Schindler's List - [​IMG][​IMG][​IMG][​IMG]
    Minority Report - [​IMG][​IMG][​IMG][​IMG]
    Raiders of the Lost Ark - [​IMG][​IMG][​IMG][​IMG]
    Close Encounters of the Third Kind - [​IMG][​IMG][​IMG][​IMG]
    Color Purple, The - [​IMG][​IMG][​IMG][​IMG]
    Jaws - [​IMG][​IMG][​IMG][​IMG]
    Jurassic Park - [​IMG][​IMG][​IMG][​IMG]
    Saving Private Ryan - [​IMG][​IMG][​IMG][​IMG]
    Duel - [​IMG][​IMG][​IMG][​IMG]
    Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom - [​IMG][​IMG][​IMG][​IMG]
    Catch Me If You Can - [​IMG][​IMG][​IMG]
    Empire of the Sun - [​IMG][​IMG][​IMG]
    Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade - [​IMG][​IMG][​IMG]
    Amistad - [​IMG][​IMG][​IMG]
    Hook - [​IMG][​IMG]
    Always - [​IMG][​IMG]
    Lost World: Jurassic Park, The - [​IMG] - a vile, cynical, soulless film.
    Sugarland Express, The - not seen, but will grab the DVD as soon as it is released
    1941 - Not seen

    EDIT : reassembled into favoured order.
     
  15. ErikG

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    Jaws-[​IMG][​IMG]
    Raiders of the Lost Ark-[​IMG][​IMG]
    E.T. The Extra Terrestrial--[​IMG][​IMG]
    Close Encounters of the Third Kind--[​IMG][​IMG]
    Poltergeist [​IMG] --[​IMG][​IMG]
    Duel--[​IMG][​IMG]
    Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom--[​IMG][​IMG]
    Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade--[​IMG][​IMG]
    Saving Private Ryan--[​IMG][​IMG]
    1941--[​IMG]
    The Sugarland Express--[​IMG]
    Jurassic Park--[​IMG]
    Empire of the Sun--[​IMG]
    Always--[​IMG]
    Minority Report--[​IMG]
    Hook--even
    The Lost World--even
    A.I.--even
    Catch Me If You Can--even
    The Color Purple--[​IMG]
    Amistad--[​IMG]
    Schindler's List--[​IMG][​IMG]
     
  16. Scott Weinberg

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    From favorite to least-favorite:
    1. Jaws[*]Raiders of the Lost Ark[*]Schindler's List[*]Close Encounters of the Third Kind[*]E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial[*]Minority Report[*]Saving Private Ryan[*]1941[*]Jurassic Park[*]Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade[*]Empire of the Sun[*]A.I. Artificial Intelligence[*]Catch Me If You Can[*]Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom[*]The Color Purple[*]Amistad[*]The Sugarland Express[*]Always[*]Hook[*]The Lost World: Jurassic Park 2[/list=1]

      (I left out stuff like Duel (TV movie), Twilight Zone (he only directed 1/4th of it) and Something Evil (TV movie I've never seen).)

      A testament to my admiration for the guy: #1 - #15 would get at least 4 (out of 5 stars) from me. #16 - #20 would be 2- or 3-star flicks. The guy's never made an AWFUL movie, and even The Lost World would earns 2 stars on the staggering effects (and Jeff Goldblum) alone.

      Very much looking forward to The Terminal next June! [​IMG]
     
  17. Jim_K

    Jim_K Executive Producer

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    Great films

    Jaws
    Raiders of the Lost Ark
    Saving Private Ryan
    Schindler's List
    Close Encounters of the 3rd Kind


    Very Good

    Minority Report
    Jurassic Park
    Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom
    ET The Extraterrestrial
    The Sugarland Express
    Duel
    AI Artificial Intelligence
    Catch Me if You Can


    Guilty Pleasure

    The Lost World

    Average

    Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade
    Empire of the Sun
    Always
    Amistad


    Awful

    Hook
    1941


    Need to see again (just don't remember)

    The Color Purple
     
  18. Kirk Tsai

    Kirk Tsai Screenwriter

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    E.T. - The Extra Terrestrial
    Jaws
    Schindler's List

    Saving Private Ryan
    Jurassic Park
    Minority Report

    The Color Purple
    Raiders of the Lost Ark
    Catch Me If You Can

    Close Encounters of the Third Kind
    Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade
    A.I. - Artificial Intelligence
    Empire of the Sun

    Amistad
    The Lost World
    Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom

    Hook
    Always
    1941
     
  19. Kristian

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    Here's how my list looks now, after seeing Schindler's List and The Terminal:

    1. E.T. The Extra-Terrestrial
    2. Close Encounters of the Third Kind
    3. Jaws
    4. Schindler's List
    5. Saving Private Ryan
    6. Raiders of the Lost Ark
    7. Minority Report
    8. A.I. Artificial Intelligence
    9. Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade
    10. Jurassic Park
    11. Catch Me If You Can
    12. The Color Purple
    13. The Terminal
    14. Empire of the Sun
    15. Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom
    16. Hook
    17. Duel
    18. The Lost World: Jurassic Park
    19. Always
     
  20. Kristian

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    Here's how my list looks now, after seeing Schindler's List and The Terminal:

    1. E.T. The Extra-Terrestrial
    2. Close Encounters of the Third Kind
    3. Jaws
    4. Schindler's List
    5. Saving Private Ryan
    6. Raiders of the Lost Ark
    7. Minority Report
    8. A.I. Artificial Intelligence
    9. Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade
    10. Jurassic Park
    11. Catch Me If You Can
    12. The Color Purple
    13. The Terminal
    14. Empire of the Sun
    15. Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom
    16. Hook
    17. Duel
    18. The Lost World: Jurassic Park
    19. Always
     

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