Steven Spielberg is considered to be one of the founding fathers of the modern Hollywood era with a lot of imagination and creativity. In a career that spans over four decades, Spielberg has innovated and re-invented to stay ahead of the pack. He is a two-time Academy Award winner and the recipient of many other awards.
Here are the 6 Best Movies that exhibit the cinematic brilliance of Steven Spielberg.
1. Jaws (1975)
Considered to be one of the greatest motion pictures of all time, Jaws is a gripping and intense story of a man-eating Great White Shark that terrorizes the inhabitants of Amity. The Steven Spielberg directed classic is an adaptation of a book with the same title, written by Peter Benchley.
Roy Scheider plays the lead role in the movie that also has Richard Dreyfuss and Robert Shaw in important roles. Widely acclaimed and appreciated, Jaws was the highest grossing film of all time before Star Wars toppled it two years later.
2. Schindler’s List (1993)
A film that has a humanitarian touch to it, Schindler’s List talks about the tale of a Holocaust hero Oskar Schindler who saved more than 1,100 Jews from the deadly poisoning chambers of the Germans. The movie was one of the most moving films ever made and won Spielberg his first Best Director award.
The profits of Schindler’s List were all shared to the charity. This inspired more people who watched the movie to come forward and donate generously for a noble cause.
3. Saving Private Ryan (1997)
A powerful war movie, Saving Private Ryan is about an invasion that is a recreation of the World War II scene where Captain John Miller (played by Tom Hanks) is assigned the task of searching for a man whose brothers are killed in the war.
The movie is an uncompromising take on the real-life happenings during war and packs a perfect punch. The portrayal of devastation and inhumanity scenes moves any viewer.
4. Jurassic Park (1993)
A mogul has created an island full of cloned dinosaurs and made it an amusement park as well. However, during one preview tour, a major power breakdown makes the dinosaurs run amok. The sci-fi-drama opened the eyes of people to a world of imagination and creativity.
Kids loved it and grown-ups were stunned by the technological brilliance that brought a huge dinosaur park to life before eyes.
5. Catch Me If You Can (2002)
Based on a true story, this movieis about a con man named Frank Abagnale Jr. who poses as a pilot, a lawyer and a doctor to earn millions even before his 21st birthday. The lead role in the movie is played by Leonardo Di Caprico who is ably supported by Tom Hanks who plays the role of a FBI agent – hot on the heels of the con-man.
A thrilling and spectacular ride awaits you if you haven’t seen the movie yet. Catch Me If You Can will keep you glued to your seat and hooked to the screen throughout its entire run-time.
6. E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial (1982)
A classic movie for kids, E.T the Extra-Terrestrial is a magical fantasy movie that is about an alien left behind on Earth. As the alien task force hunts for the missing alien, it is found by a little boy who decides to keep it with him.
The emotional bond that is formed between the alien creature and little boy forms the crux of the story. The movie is perfectly poised and has a wonderful climax that is certainly worth watching.
The BFG is the next movie directed by Steven Spielberg that is scheduled to be released by mid-2016.