By Jay Hunter – Undoubtedly one of the most prominent movie figures in the history of cinema, Steven Spielberg is perhaps Hollywood’s most famed director in the world. Possessing numerous profitable, critically lauded credits to his name. Without taking into consideration many movies he’s helped make it to the screen, including Poltergeist, Gremlins, Back to the Future and even Star Wars let’s take a look at some of Spielberg’s finest moments.
Gripping, masterfully crafted storytelling and a palpable sense of horror cement Steven Spielberg’s Jaws as a benchmark in the art of delivering modern blockbuster thrills. The most effective horror movie of all time.
Close Encounters of the Third Kind (1977)
Close Encounters‘ most iconic moments have so thoroughly assimilated pop-culture that it’s easy to forget that its portrayal of aliens as placid lifeforms rather than martial monsters was somewhat revolutionary in 1977.
Raiders of the Lost Ark (1981)
Featuring valour set pieces, rugged humor, and nauseating action, Raiders of the Lost Ark is one of the most completely thrilling adventure movies of all time.
E.T. The Extra Terrestrial (1982)
Playing as both a heartwarming sci-fi adventure and a momentous depiction of youth, Steven Spielberg’s touching story of an alien longing for home remains a slice of movie magic for young and old.
Empire of the Sun (1987)
One of Steven Spielberg’s most earnest efforts of the 1980s, Empire of the Sun remains an undervalued entry in the director’s esteemed catalogue.
Jurassic Park (1993)
Jurassic Park is a pageant of groundbreaking visual effects and life-like animatronics, with some of Spielberg’s most iconic sequences of uninterrupted veneration and sheer consternation since Jaws.
Schindler’s List (1993)
Schindler’s List blends the abject dread of the Holocaust with Steven Spielberg’s trademark poignant development to create the director’s humanist masterpiece.
Saving Private Ryan (1998)
Attach with another award winning performance from Tom Hanks, Steven Spielberg’s gallantly truthful war film virtually redefines the genre. The opening sequence remains one of the directors most memorable and ghastly sequences of all time.
Catch Me If You Can (2002)
With a hand from a firm performance by Leonardo DiCaprio as real-life prodigy con-artist Frank Abagnale, Steven Spielberg moulds a caper that’s chic, light and entertaining.
War of the Worlds (2005)
Steven Spielberg’s adaptation of War of the Worlds delivers on the wallop and social anxiety of H.G. Wells’ classic novel while impressively modernising the action and spectacle for present day audiences.
Bridge of Spies (2015)
Bridge of Spies finds new life in Hollywood’s classic Cold War espionage suspense formula, thanks to predictably superlative employment from Steven Spielberg and Tom Hanks.
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