Steven Spielberg, one of the notable directors and producers of the Hollywood industry, influenced the industry continuously with unforgettable blockbusters one after another. The veteran director cum producer created an archetype through his science fiction films.
In his earlier years, he concentrated completely on movies related to science fiction and adventure theme, which enticed the audience. Later, he also addressed humanistic issues and terrorism. Steven Spielberg is listed as one of most influential person in the millennium. Let us take a look at top Steven Spielberg Movies.
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Top Steven Spielberg Movies
1. ET – Extra-terrestrial:
It is a science fiction film produced and directed by Steven Spielberg, released in the year 1982. ET is a story of a friendship and a beautiful bond between a boy and an alien. The plot revolves around a boy, Elliott, who befriends the extraterrestrial i.e alien from the space, which strands on the earth.
Elliott along with his siblings helps ET to move back to its home by hiding the alien from government. The movie was a blockbuster, became the highest grosser of all the movies at that time. ET holds the record for a decade until the release of Jurassic Park, which is again produced and directed by this veteran artist. Rotten Tomatoes ranked this movie as the greatest science fiction film of the Hollywood.
2. Schindler’s List:
Steven Spielberg desired to emerge out of his stamped image, a producer of profitable munching movies, made him work on dramas. While his previous efforts failed to make him successful in other genres other than science fiction, he emerged as a winner and made the industry as well as audience speechless with his movie, Schindler’s List, 1993.
This film is based on the genre epic historical drama and the plot revolves around a German businessman. He saved the lives of thousands of Jewish refugees during Holocaust and provided them employment in his factories. Schindler’s List proved that Spielberg is capable of producing a heart-breaking film as the film established as a harrowing real life story. Spielberg earned Oscar award for this movie as the Best director!
3. Jurassic Park:
Another milestone from Steven Spielberg which broke the record of his previous blockbuster. After a decade, Steven Spielberg made it to the top again with this summer blockbuster in the year 1993. Until the release of the movie, Dinosaurs were seen in museums with no skin.
The extravagant computer graphics and intelligible special effects gave life to the dinosaurs, which made the audience gobsmacked. It is one of the crowing achievements of Spielberg and joined the list of his best films.
This film proved that his films are the competitors for him! The film won him several awards, including academy awards, which includes Best sound editing, best visual effects, best sound mixing, best writing, best screenplay, best performance and of course the best director and many more.
4. Saving Private Ryan:
With back to back failures, which earned a lot of disappointment among the audiences, Steven Spielberg marked his entry successfully as producer as well as director with his comeback movie, Saving Private Ryan. It was an America epic war film, plotted around Normandy invasion during the Second World War.
The film was stunned the critics for its extreme intensity in the first half an hour. Famed for its graphics and realistic depiction of the war, the movie earned many academic awards. Spielberg earned another Oscar award as the best director for this movie.
5. A.I. Artificial Intelligence:
Spielberg made his mark again in the movie, A.I. Artificial Intelligence, in his favorite genre, the science fiction film, written, directed and produced by him. It is one of the most controversial films of Hollywood and in the career of Spielberg. The film was the unborn child of Stanley Kubrick, who handed over it to Spielberg before his death. The most daring and controversial film set on the backdrop of future.
The era was disrupted by huge population, where polar icecaps melted due to greenhouse gases, flooding the coastal region. People should apply for license to get a child to reduce the population. The futuristic tale revolves around a human robot boy, David, who was the first to have real emotions. He seeks for real emotions from a human mother.
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David was adopted by his mother who lost her real son who was affected by an incurable condition. While he was happily living with his adopted mother and father, the real son return back finding cure for his mother. The rest of the movie is all around how the life of the emotional robotic boy changed dramatically.
6. Super 8:
A science fiction horror film revolves around a group of teenagers. The young group moves into a small town to direct their film named ‘Super 8.’ They witness a train crash and with keen interest went on to investigate the train derailment, which let them face the unexplained dangerous events.
The film received positive comments from critics and was noted for its nostalgia, music and visual effects. The film was nominated under various categories by Academy awards.
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