I would say it is a close call between Schindler’s List and Raiders of the Lost Ark….but my personal favorite film by him is Catch Me If You Can, which was very well made and well directed but didn’t even feel like a Spielberg film. Now that is not to say that he is a bad director, but it was void of a certain strange aura he has in his films.
I went with Raiders; but I’m certainly with you on Catch Me If You Can.
JAWS is in my top 5 favorite films ever…
2. Raiders of the Lost Ark
3. Schindler’s List
Jaws.. I, and a lot of his fans, are waiting for his next venture into the sci-fi genre again (I think its his biggest passion). I know he prefers topical and/or period dramas as of late but I know he’s got at least one more massive genre film left in him! I’m not talking about Indiana Jones!
^ Didn’t he just recently say that he’s done with the sci-fi genre?
Spielberg said “Star Wars” is not his genre. I suppose by that he meant “space opera,” rather than the general sci-fi genre.
If you read between the lines so to speak, he wants to give this entirely to his dear friend, George. In fact I think he said as much.