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It’s time to celebrate the movie man himself. The man who birthed the blockbuster. The man who directed some of the greatest films ever made. The man who could make hit after hit without even trying. The man who invented the blockbuster, brought back the dinosaurs, gave us a friendly alien, showcased the horrors of the Holocaust, took us into sci-fi landscapes

 

It’s time to celebrate the one and only Steven Spielberg! This time, through a fun countdown where we create the definitive ranking of all the movies he directed.

 

Your job is very simple: PM me your rankings of your favorite Steven Spielberg movies. From Duel to Ready Player One.

 

However, there are a couple more rules you need to understand:

 

1. Only theatrically-released movies directed by Steven Spielberg are allowed. No movies he produced, written, or cameoed in. So no Poltergeist, no Gremlins, no Back to the Future, no Roger Rabbit etc. None of his TV episodes or TV movies will qualify, with the exception of Duel, because it was released theatrically overseas, making it qualify under a technicality. I’m also excluding Twilight Zone: The Movie, because he only directed one segment from that movie, and because it gives people one less film to worry about.

 

I shrunk this down because I want to look at the movies that define the man best, and also because it’s easier for you and me. As for the TV movies he made pre-Duel, this is also because, while not impossible, they aren’t the easiest movies to find.

 

These are the movies you can put onto your own list

 

1. Duel

2. The Sugarland Express

3. Jaws

4. Close Encounters of the Third Kind

5. 1941

6. Raiders of the Lost Ark

7. E. T. the Extra-Terrestrial

8. Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom

9. The Color Purple

10. Empire of the Sun

11. Always

12. Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade

13. Hook

14. Jurassic Park

15. Schindler’s List

16. The Lost World: Jurassic Park

17. Amistad

18. Saving Private Ryan

19. A. I. Artificial Intelligence

20. Minority Report

21. Catch Me If You Can

22. The Terminal

23. War of the Worlds

24. Munich

25. Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull

26. The Adventures of Tintin

27. War Horse

28. Lincoln

29. Bridge of Spies

30. The BFG

31. The Post

32. Ready Player One

 

If any list has a movie that is not in that pool, I will ask for you to change your list accordingly.

 

2. To allow your list to go through, you are required to send it through PM. You are more than free to share your list in this thread, and I strongly encourage people to, as well as FYC the Spielberg titles you love. However, if you want it to count, you have to send it through PM. No exceptions!

 

2. I don’t expect people to put every movie onto their list, and that’s totally okay. The minimum number I will ask for your list is 10, about a third of his filmography. However, I strongly encourage people to see as many Spielberg movies as possible, both to make the rankings and lists stronger and more accurate, but also so people can see some of his films that do not have the cultural reverence as E.T. or Indiana Jones. So don’t be lazy.

 

3. If you are wondering where you can find some of these movies, the best place to look is on the website JustWatch.com. It’s an excellent database on where to find the best places and deals to stream any movie.

 

4. Voting will continue from now until November 30, 2020. Essentially, you’ve got until Thanksgiving weekend to watch the Spielberg joints you missed. I don’t know when exactly the countdown will start, but I do plan on finishing it on December 18. That’s Stevie’s birthday!

 

Scoring

Number 1. 10 points

Number 2. 9 Points

Numbers 3 - 4. 8 Points

Numbers 5 - 6. 7 Points

7 - 8. 6 Points

9 - 10. 5 Points

11 - 15. 4 Points

16 - 20. 3 Points

21 - 25. 2 Points

26 - 32. 1 Points

 

Have fun!

 

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12 minutes ago, Count Eric said:

1. Duel

2. The Sugarland Express

3. Jaws

4. Close Encounters of the Third Kind

5. 1941

6. Raiders of the Lost Ark

7. E. T. the Extra-Terrestrial

8. Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom

9. The Color Purple

10. Empire of the Sun

11. Always

12. Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade

13. Hook

14. Jurassic Park

15. Schindler’s List

16. The Lost World: Jurassic Park

17. Amistad

18. Saving Private Ryan

19. A. I. Artificial Intelligence

20. Minority Report

21. Catch Me If You Can

22. The Terminal

23. War of the Worlds

24. Munich

25. Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull

26. The Adventures of Tintin

27. War Horse

28. Lincoln

29. Bridge of Spies

30. The BFG

31. The Post

32. Ready Player One

This seems about right. 

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1. Saving Private Ryan

2. Jurassic Park

3. Schindler's List 

4. Jaws 

5. E.T 

6. Raiders of the Lost Ark 

7. Amistad

8. The Color Purple 

9. Close Encounters of the Third Kind 

10. Minority Report 

11. Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade  

12. Lincoln 

13. Munich 

14. Catch Me If You Can 

15. The Post 

16. Bridge of Spies

17. Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom

18. Hook

19. Empire of the Sun 

20. Duel

21. A. I. Artificial Intelligence 

22. The Terminal 

23. Ready Player One

24. Always  

25. The BFG 

26. War of the Worlds

27. The Adventures of Tintin 

28. War Horse 

29. The Lost World: Jurassic Park

30. The Sugarland Express

31. 1941

32. Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull

 

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1 hour ago, 4815162342 said:

 

So this means no Duel on the list at all

 

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All non JW movies will go on the bottom, alas. Unless Duel somehow like is crazy amazing. I’ve actually never seen it. 
 

I also have Duel scheduled for Saturday; November 28, 2020 in CPWP

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1 minute ago, Cap said:

All non JW movies will go on the bottom, alas. Unless Duel somehow like is crazy amazing. I’ve actually never seen it. 
 

I also have Jewell scheduled for Saturday; November 28, 2020 in CPWP

Richard Jewell? I mean maybe I'll do a Clint Eastwood countdown, but that's a little too early.

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1 minute ago, Count Eric said:

Richard Jewell? I mean maybe I'll do a Clint Eastwood countdown, but that's a little too early.

That’s for pointing out Siri’s shame. Appreciate that 

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My current ranking (still have a bunch to see):

  1. E.T.
  2. Schindler's List
  3. Raiders of the Lost Ark
  4. Catch Me If You Can
  5. Jaws
  6. Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade
  7. Jurassic Park
  8. Saving Private Ryan
  9. Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom
  10. Lincoln
  11. Amistad
  12. War Horse
  13. The Lost World: Jurassic Park
  14. Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull
  15. Hook
  16. The BFG
  17. War of the Worlds
  18. Ready Player One
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  1. Jaws
  2. Raiders of the Lost Ark
  3. Schindler’s List
  4. Close Encounters of the Third Kind
  5. Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade
  6. The Color Purple
  7. E. T. the Extra-Terrestrial
  8. Saving Private Ryan
  9. Minority Report
  10. Bridge of Spies
  11. Empire of the Sun
  12. Catch Me If You Can
  13. Jurassic Park
  14. The Post
  15. Duel
  16. Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull
  17. Lincoln
  18. Munich
  19. War Horse
  20. The Sugarland Express
  21. Amistad
  22. Always
  23. A. I. Artificial Intelligence
  24. War of the Worlds
  25. The BFG
  26. Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom
  27. The Adventures of Tintin
  28. 1941
  29. Ready Player One
  30. The Lost World: Jurassic Park
  31. The Terminal
  32. Hook
     
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This couldn't be more perfect timing because I was planning to remove some of my blind spots in Spielberg's filmography over the next few weeks (namely A.I., The Color PurpleAmistad, and Munich) but I might as well complete the set. 

I didn't envisage The BFG being on my watchlist for the winter season but here we are.

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  1. Jurassic Park
  2. Raiders of the Lost Ark
  3. Schindler's List
  4. Minority Report
  5. Last Crusade
  6. Catch Me if You Can
  7. The Adventures of Tintin
  8. E.T: The Extra Terrestrial
  9. Jaws
  10. War of the Worlds
  11. Kingdom of the Crystal Skull
  12. The BFG
  13. The Terminal
  14. Temple of Doom
  15. Hook
  16. A,I: Artificial Intelligence
  17. Ready Player One
  18. The Lost World: Jurassic Park

 

Only ranking those I know I've seen in full.

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A.I. will 100% be at the top of my list. Been planning to rewatch the JP movies for a while and now seems like a good time. Also hoping to rewatch Tintin, Ready Player One, ET, Munich and watch Jaws and Lincoln for the first time.

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15 hours ago, Plain Old Tele said:

I already grouched that I’m not that enthusiastic about post-2000 Spielberg but I suppose I can come up with a handful of titles that’re list worthy. 

 

Same. Gonna give Lincoln a try but that's about it I think

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