There is no denying that Steven Spielberg he is a film genius. With works that go from terror to animation, the director manages to frighten, thrill and surprise viewers.
Owner of wonderful classics, Spielberg has established himself as one of the greatest directors of his generation. Check here the five best films of this great director.
Steven Spielberg’s 5 best films
The exciting tells the real story of Oskar Schindler (Liam Neeson), the German businessman who used Jewish labor as a cheap and profitable solution during World War II.
With great influence in the Nazi party, Schindler managed to employ Jewish workers in his factory, saving thousands of lives. The film secured Spielberg’s ‘Best Director’ and ‘Best Film’ statuette.
In this war movie based on real events, Tom Hanks plays Captain John H. Miller, who is tasked with commanding a group of the Second Battalion, with the aim of rescuing Private James Ryan (Matt Damon), the last living son of a widow.
The film won five Academy Awards in 1999, including ‘Best Director’ for Spielberg.
Responsible for the emergence of one of the greatest characters in cinema, this film tells the story of Indiana Jones (Harrison Ford), an archaeologist whose goal is to find the Ark of the Covenant, a relic that contains the Ten Commandments. However, Indiana ends up disputing the preciousness with Nazis.
The film received eight Oscar nominations, including ‘Best Picture’, and won in four categories: ‘Best Editing’, ‘Best Visual Effects’, ‘Best Sound Mixing’ and ‘Best Art Direction’ (currently called Production Design).
In this classic film, paleontologists Alan Grant (Sam Neil) and Ellie Sattler (Laura Dern), along with mathematician Ian Malcolm (Jeff Goldblum), are chosen to visit the island of billionaire John Hammond (Richard Attenborough), inhabited by dinosaurs recreated by from DNA. However, after a power outage, security is disabled and visitors become potential prey.
won the statuettes of ‘Best Sound Mix’, ‘Best Sound Editing’ and ‘Best Visual Effects’, in 1994.
In a revolutionary thriller, Steven Spielberg was able to convey fear to viewers in ways that few directors have ever done. In the classic , police chief Martin Brody (Roy Scheider) wants to close the beaches due to the attacks of a huge white shark. With the denial of the mayor of the city, Larry Vaughn (Murray Hamilton), Brody joins a team to try to capture and kill the beast, in a mission more complicated than expected.
Nominated for ‘Best Film’ at the 1976 Academy Awards, the work won the statuettes of ‘Best Original Soundtrack’, ‘Best Editing’ and ‘Best Sound Mixing’.