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Vash01
12-28-2012, 06:59 PM
With the Oscars coming up, and Lincoln getting a lot of attention, I am thinking of other movies directed/produced by Steven Spielberg.

It will be difficult to pick just one or even three, so you can pick up to 5 from the list, but fewer are OK too.

I wanted to include The color purple, but ran out of options because I wanted one of them to be 'Other'.

I did not see 'Amistad' or A.I. and did not like War of the worlds and only marginally liked Minority report.

BigB08822
12-28-2012, 07:07 PM
I loved War of the Worlds. One of my favorite movies. I can watch it again and again for some reason and I do not typically sit through movies I have already seen.

loulou
12-28-2012, 07:18 PM
I loved War of the Worlds. One of my favorite movies. I can watch it again and again for some reason and I do not typically sit through movies I have already seen.

Really? I can't decide if you're lucky or doomed.

I re-watch my favourite movies and tv series at least once a year, which means I now know most of them line by line.
I've noticed they're doing fewer and fewer movies and tv series that would make my top favourites as the years go by (I'm not sure if they're duller than they used to be, of if my taste just doesen't click with the current times), so I'm stuck re-watching pretty much the same stuff over and over.
And I laugh and I cry every time.

The color purple was beautiful.

BigB08822
12-28-2012, 07:26 PM
Lost was my favorite series of all time and I have yet to try and re-watch it. How can I enjoy something when I know exactly what happens and how it ends? I just can't get into it enough to watch 6 seasons again. No way. That is true for almost all shows. I can, however, rewatch sitcoms. Especially The Golden Girls. They don't rely on a plot that goes in a certain order so I can pick any episode and enjoy it for what it is. No need to commit myself for weeks on end to see the entire series. 30 minutes will do. :lol:

falling_dance
12-28-2012, 07:27 PM
Raiders of the Lost Ark, E.T., Catch Me if You Can, and Munich. Lincoln remains on the "must see (haven't seen)" list.

genevieve
12-28-2012, 07:30 PM
My "other" choice is AI. But there are a lot of big Spielberg films I haven't seen (like Munich, Lincoln, Amistad). I did really like Minority Report and even War of the Worlds, but I forgot they were Spielberg films.

Raiders of the Lost Ark FTW though! :respec:

my little pony
12-28-2012, 07:33 PM
Empire of the Sun

emason
12-28-2012, 07:41 PM
Empire of the Sun

Smarmy, manipulative and phony. An awful movie.

Schindler's List is the only good movie Spielberg ever made, the only one he truly made from his heart.

my little pony
12-28-2012, 07:46 PM
meh, schindlers list is very reverent and sterile, it's ok

Kruss
12-28-2012, 07:54 PM
One movie that everyone loves and that I hated - E.T.

Yeah, I know.

my little pony
12-28-2012, 08:09 PM
I think I liked ET when I was a kid but it doesnt hold up for me now

AliasJohnDoe
12-28-2012, 08:25 PM
Other: "The Color Purple" is one of my favorite movies of all time. And I'm not usually into dramas.

Sofia Alexandra
12-28-2012, 11:08 PM
Jurassic Park! :cheer2: I saw it at an impressionable age, and spent many a recess playing dinosaurs after that (I was always a velociraptor)).

loulou
12-28-2012, 11:31 PM
Lost was my favorite series of all time and I have yet to try and re-watch it. How can I enjoy something when I know exactly what happens and how it ends? I just can't get into it enough to watch 6 seasons again. No way. That is true for almost all shows. I can, however, rewatch sitcoms. Especially The Golden Girls. They don't rely on a plot that goes in a certain order so I can pick any episode and enjoy it for what it is. No need to commit myself for weeks on end to see the entire series. 30 minutes will do. :lol:

Boy, we're different. Saying you can't commit to a movie or a tv serie just because you know how things are going to be, for me, it's like never listening to Strauss again because you know the tunes. Plus, I don't like sitcoms, with the exception of the Cosby Show. And I so much didn't appreciate Lost, I couldn't even watch the entire season two, nor I bothered to check how they wrapped it up.

Now I'm curious about our figure skating taste: I'llpay closer attention to see if we meet there ;)

-- I apologize, I'll say no more on this and I'll disturb no more this thread with OT notes.



I think I liked ET when I was a kid but it doesnt hold up for me now

I didn't like very much ET as a kid, because I never enjoyed science fiction. I thought I might enjoy the Bluray, at least from the more human angle of the movie. I appreciated it more than I did as a kid, and I kept a copy, but it doesn't hold up much for me either. Still best Berrymore's performance I've seen though.

Cyn
12-29-2012, 01:10 AM
Schindler's List
Jaws
Raiders of the Lost Ark
Munich

I realize this is primarily about directing (though the actual poll says "directed/produced) -- and in that capacity I have to also give major props for Spielberg being (along with Tom Hanks) the Executive Producer for Band of Brothers, which is IMO the best Television Miniseries ever made.

Jaws scared the bejeezus out of me when I saw it to the point that I was terrified to take a bath for the next few nights as I was convinced a great white shark was going to come out of the spigot :rofl: (hey, I was what, 7 years old when it came out? :o )