Here we have a post ranking all of Steven Spielberg’s movies from worst to best. Naturally I haven’t seen them all, but then probably only diehard Spielberg fans have seen them *all.*
The post does include a new release, “Bridge of Spies”, which is says it out this week.
I’ve seen nine or ten of these movies, I think. And I actually have owned “Saving Private Ryan” for years, but still haven’t watched it.
Okay, anyway, click through and see what you think. Me, I hereby vote for “Schlinder’s List” as Spielberg’s best movie. I would possibly vote for it as best movie I’ve ever seen. If I were teaching high school history, I’d use this movie to kick off the WWII unit, because whoa does it pack a punch. When you then ask, “So, class, how could Europe possibly have gotten into this situation?”, I think most students would actually want to talk about that.
Okay, and! I wouldn’t hesitate to use “Jurassic Park” to lead into the pure asininity of using frog DNA to fill in gapes in dinosaur DNA. Fits right into a unit on zoology and taxonomy, if you can fit that into the curriculum.
ANYWAY, the point is, you can click through and see if the authors of this post, Will Leitch and Tim Grierson, are 100% totally correct or waaaay off base with how they rank Spielberg’s movies.
Also, spoiler, they don’t rank “Bridge of Spies” all that high. I now remember seeing the trailer for that one when I went to see “The Martian” last week. For me, the trailer was enough. It didn’t seem like the kind of movie I’d want to actually watch.
2 thoughts on “All you movie buffs may enjoy this: ranking Spielberg movies”
Many years ago when I taught high-school history, we corralled a few school buses, gathered up the students, and off we went to a movie house to see “Schindler’s List.” Such a powerful film!
Another film I showed in class was “Escape from Sobibor,” based on a true story of the only successful mass escape form a Nazi death camp — Sobibor in eastern Poland, in October 1943.
Successful escapes would be a lot more appealing for a movie than “The Great Escape”, for sure. I like happy endings!