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What's your favorite Speilberg film?

Jaws (1975)
5
19%
Close Encounters of the Third Kind (1977)
2
7%
Raiders of the Lost Ark (1981)
5
19%
E.T.: The Extra-Terrestrial (1982)
2
7%
Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade (1989)
4
15%
Hook (1991)
2
7%
Jurassic Park (1993)
2
7%
Minority Report (2002)
0
No votes
Catch Me If You Can (2002)
2
7%
Other
3
11%
 
Total votes : 27

What's your favorite Speilberg movie?
Wed Apr 04, 2018 6:11 pm
  • With the release of Ready Player One, there's been a deluge of videos on YouTube talking about the best Speilberg films, so I just thought I'd post this informal poll. Obviously, he's done too many movies to list in a poll, so feel free to list your favorite if I missed it.

    Also note, while I have no doubt that both Schindler's List and Saving Private Ryan are his best films, I'm leaving them off the poll as, while both wonderful films, they are miserable to watch. I've watched both, but only once, and I will recommend them to everyone, but I will never watch them again. This is favorites, not bests, and I doubt either are many people's favorite Speilberg films.

    Also, unpopular opinion, I left off Temple of Doom because it's worse than Kingdom of the Crystal Skull. Take off the nostalgia goggles, that movie is $#!+.
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  • Close Encounters. Well, obviously. :greetingsearthling: :smilingalien:
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  • First of all...Aros....I called and told them not to come back for you. Sorry man.

    I was torn between 2 of them. Chose the one with less action because of the theme of the movie. Used to be my go to on the day after Thanksgiving. This year I think I shall return to that.
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  • Get Hook off of there, and put on Saving Private Ryan.

    Young Sarge = E.T. and Raiders
    Old Sarge = Saving Private Ryan

    I'll put the first 30 minutes of Saving Private Ryan up against any scene in the history of cinema.
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  • Those first 3 are so difficult to decide among, but I went with Jaws
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  • Sgt. Largent wrote:I'll put the first 30 minutes of Saving Private Ryan up against any scene in the history of cinema.


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  • Sgt. Largent wrote:Get Hook off of there, and put on Saving Private Ryan.

    Young Sarge = E.T. and Raiders
    Old Sarge = Saving Private Ryan

    I'll put the first 30 minutes of Saving Private Ryan up against any scene in the history of cinema.


    So..."OTHER" then? :twisted:

    I would probably also replace the Indiana Jones sequel with Schindler's list as far as trying to get optimal selections in the list, but I wouldn't have voted for Schindler's list, but it should probably have made the original listing in the OP.

    All in all, I would probably agree that Saving Private Ryan is probably my favorite at this moment in time, although there are a lot of great movies he's made over the years.


    Just for fun, this is the list of his upcoming projects as shown on IMDb (Green he's producing and Red he's Directing)

    2021 Jurassic World 3 (executive producer) (announced)

    2020 Untitled Indiana Jones Project (executive producer) (announced)

    2020 Animaniacs (TV Series) (executive producer - 1 episode) (pre-production)
    - Episode #1.1 (2020) ... (executive producer)

    2019 Untitled 'Men In Black' Spin-Off (executive producer) (pre-production)

    2019 The Turning (executive producer) (post-production)

    2018 Bumblebee (executive producer) (post-production)

    2018 Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom (executive producer) (post-production)

    Amazing Stories (TV Series) (executive producer - 2018) (announced)

    Cortes (TV Mini-Series) (executive producer) (announced)

    Gremlins 3 (executive producer) (announced)

    Halo (TV Series) (executive producer) (announced)

    Intelligent Life (producer) (announced)

    Real Steel 2 (executive producer) (announced)

    Robopocalypse (producer) (announced)

    The Adventures of Tintin: Prisoners of the Sun (producer) (announced)


    The Kidnapping of Edgardo Mortara (producer) (pre-production)

    The Talisman (executive producer) (announced)

    The Voyeur's Motel (producer) (announced)

    Untitled Third Tintin Film (executive producer) (announced)


    West Side Story (producer) (pre-production)
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  • kidhawk wrote:
    Sgt. Largent wrote:Get Hook off of there, and put on Saving Private Ryan.

    Young Sarge = E.T. and Raiders
    Old Sarge = Saving Private Ryan

    I'll put the first 30 minutes of Saving Private Ryan up against any scene in the history of cinema.


    So..."OTHER" then? :twisted:


    I refuse to vote for Saving Private Ryan under "other." I refuse!

    That's like saying "hey what's your favorite ice cream, and put chocolate under "other"."

    Great list, IMO Spielberg has lost his fastball, as most great directors and actors do. But he's had the most profound impact on all of our childhood and young adulthoods as anyone in movies.
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Re: What's your favorite Speilberg movie?
Thu Apr 05, 2018 10:51 am
  • Anyone remember Dual? It was his full movie directing debut, early 70's. Pretty well done for the budget.
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Re: What's your favorite Speilberg movie?
Thu Apr 05, 2018 11:02 am
  • SoulfishHawk wrote:Anyone remember Dual? It was his full movie directing debut, early 70's. Pretty well done for the budget.


    Yes. Dennis Weaver was great in it.
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Re: What's your favorite Speilberg movie?
Thu Apr 05, 2018 11:53 am
  • That scene when he's slowly climbing and his car is about to overhead and the truck is right behind him, so intense.
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Re: What's your favorite Speilberg movie?
Thu Apr 05, 2018 12:11 pm
  • SoulfishHawk wrote:Anyone remember Dual? It was his full movie directing debut, early 70's. Pretty well done for the budget.


    Not bad for a 24 year old huh?

    Duel was really Spielberg's audition to prove to the studio he was ready for for a bigger budget movie, and then Jaws came along..........and he pitched it perfectly, comparing the two scripts as similar, which they were.

    Since Universal had just let Spielberg do Sugarland Express and the first director was crossed off the list? The rest is history.
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Re: What's your favorite Speilberg movie?
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  • To answer the OP's question, the one where "Spielberg" is spelled correctly.

    For films - Jaws or Jurassic Park, not sure which. Either way, a film based on a novel, lol.
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  • RolandDeschain wrote:To answer the OP's question, the one where "Spielberg" is spelled correctly.

    For films - Jaws or Jurassic Park, not sure which. Either way, a film based on a novel, lol.


    And I'm going to leave it misspelled just to annoy you. :snack:
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  • Sgt. Largent wrote:Get Hook off of there, and put on Saving Private Ryan.


    Hook got a vote. I'd pull Minority Report first.
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  • Maulbert wrote:
    RolandDeschain wrote:To answer the OP's question, the one where "Spielberg" is spelled correctly.

    For films - Jaws or Jurassic Park, not sure which. Either way, a film based on a novel, lol.


    And I'm going to leave it misspelled just to annoy you. :snack:

    It doesn't annoy me; you're the one that continues to look like an imbecile to everyone else for misspelling a name you've probably seen spelled on posters, at stores, etc. 50,000 times in your life.

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    *Mods, that's NOT attacking the poster; it's just an example!!
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  • RolandDeschain wrote:
    Maulbert wrote:
    RolandDeschain wrote:To answer the OP's question, the one where "Spielberg" is spelled correctly.

    For films - Jaws or Jurassic Park, not sure which. Either way, a film based on a novel, lol.


    And I'm going to leave it misspelled just to annoy you. :snack:

    It doesn't annoy me; you're the one that continues to look like an imbecile to everyone else for misspelling a name you've probably seen spelled on posters, at stores, etc. 50,000 times in your life.

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    *Mods, that's NOT attacking the poster; it's just an example!!


    But your (misspelled on purpose) the only won (same) hoo (again) gives a crap.

    Seriously, if I carred wut people on the interwebs hoo I ain't never met thot uv me, I'd never post nowere. :P
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    I hope that irritated Roland. :)
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  • chris98251 wrote:I hope that irritated Roland. :)


    Naw...I'm not as easy as your mother you think. ;)
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  • RolandDeschain wrote:
    chris98251 wrote:I hope that irritated Roland. :)


    Naw...I'm not as easy as your mother you think. ;)


    If you knew my mother your would cut it off afterwards.
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  • chris98251 wrote:If you knew my mother your would cut it off afterwards.

    Does that mean you don't know who your father is?

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  • RolandDeschain wrote:Does that mean you don't know who your father is?


    I apologise if I've put this video up on the forum before, but here's Alas Smith & Jones' legendary praying mantis wedding sketch (point being, female mantis bites head off male after mating, so no mantis knows its father):

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hcMd1xAInuI

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  • On topic, I voted "other" for "Duel." But I loved Close Encounters, even though it was many years ago. We actually got admitted to the theatre before they realised it was overfull, and we had to sit on the floor, in front of the very front row of seats. It was a bit hard to take it all in, being so ridiculously close to the screen!
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  • It’s close between Saving Private Ryan and Jurassic Park. I still get goosebumps when they enter Jurassic Park in the jeeps and we see the brachiosaurus eating from the tree and that John Williams music comes on...wow. I was 7 when it came out and was the first movie I saw in theaters. There is a special place in my heart for Jurassic Park.

    Saving Private Ryan is the best war movie of all time. And the acting in it is top notch. Matt Damon ad-libbed that whole story about his brothers and the girl right before the Nazis come to take the bridge.

    But even better than Private Ryan is Band of Brothers which he did with Hanks on HBO. Spielberg is an amazing storyteller. I’m even willing to forgive him for Crystal Skull. Because:

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  • RolandDeschain wrote:
    chris98251 wrote:If you knew my mother your would cut it off afterwards.

    Does that mean you don't know who your father is?

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    Nah we call her the Dragon Lady. She has burned my stuff, shot at me, through me and my sister out of the house, let my sister be assaulted by her boyfriend and did nothing. There is a lot more.
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  • I know, I know, I'm the party pooper, but let's get this back on subject. I know it's all light hearted fun, but this isn't the shack, so let's stick to the topic at hand. Thanks
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Re: What's your favorite Speilberg movie?
Fri Apr 06, 2018 10:54 am
  • I am torn between Jaws and Raiders Of The Lost Ark.
    Another thing: Where is War Horse, Schindler’s List and The Color Purple?
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Re: What's your favorite Speilberg movie?
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  • Seahwkgal wrote:I am torn between Jaws and Raiders Of The Lost Ark.
    Another thing: Where is War Horse, Schindler’s List and The Color Purple?
    Shame.....


    Good Call on the Color Purple. I'd totally forgotten he directed that movie.
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Re: What's your favorite Speilberg movie?
Fri Apr 06, 2018 11:18 am
  • Seahwkgal wrote:I am torn between Jaws and Raiders Of The Lost Ark.
    Another thing: Where is War Horse, Schindler’s List and The Color Purple?
    Shame.....


    There were only nine slots, and War Horse and The Color Purple are not among his more popular films. As for Schindler's List, I explained my reasoning.
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