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10 cult Steven Spielberg films to see urgently

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Filmmaker Steven Spielberg is undoubtedly a legend of the seventh art. For around sixty years, he has been delighting moviegoers with his blockbusters that innovate and entertain, while having interesting things to tell.

The director gave us many gems and he knew how to try different genres, so much so that choosing was not easy. However, we have selected 10 essential productions from his career. Rest assured, a complementary list of his feature films is available at the end of the article.

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For over 40 years now and with five films under his belt, Harrison Ford has played this iconic archaeologist who has braved many dangers. With Indiana Jones and the Raiders of the Lost Ark, an essential saga is launched.

In this fiction, our hero is entrusted with a crucial mission by the secret services: to find the Medallion of Ra, in possession of his ex Marion Ravenwood. This object would in fact be the first step which leads to the Ark of the Covenant, where Moses kept the Ten Commandments. This quest will expose Indy to many dangers.

This film has left its mark on several generations of spectators. It stands out for the wonderful story of friendship born from the meeting of young Elliott and his friend from space. Who didn't get a slap while observing the scene of the flying bike ?

In an America plagued by persistent racial prejudice, this feature film celebrates universal tolerance and this spoke to the hearts of many.

It’s a new adaptation of a short story by Philip K. Dick brought to us by Steven Spielberg. In the future, the police have found a way to predict crimes in advance. John Anderton (Tom Cruise), a very professional agent, applies his mission to the letter until one day, his own image appears on the screen. This is the start of a gripping thriller which also poses contemporary questions, notably that of the use of predictive algorithms.

In 2011, Ernest Cline published Ready Player One. Having become one of the great classics of contemporary science fiction, this story depicts a futuristic world where a majority of the population takes refuge in a virtual world in order to escape their daily life which has become unbearable.

Magnificently adapted for the screen by Steven Spielberg, this feature film is full of references to pop culture but does not forget to take a keen look at contemporary society. Let us also mention the excellent performance of Tye Sheridan in the lead role. Ready Player One is available on Netflix.

In this very moving feature film, we follow the story of Oskar Schindler, a German industrialist who is also a member of the Nazi party. The latter becomes aware of the horror of the Shoah and reacts.

He decides to save a thousand Jews by hiring them in his factory, which allows them to escape deportation. We advise you to watch this nugget from which you never emerge unscathed. Schindler's List is available on Netflix.

It's a real slap in the face for the viewers. Steven Spielberg adapts Michael Crichton's novel and brings to life this story where dinosaurs are recreated using their DNA. An amusement park is about to open its doors, but as you know, not everything will go as planned.

What is striking about this feature film is that it has hardly aged at all and that the appearances of the dinosaurs, like the T-rex, remain very impressive . Jurassic Park launches a very bankable franchise which has six films to date. Jurassic Park is available on Netflix.

This film tells us about The story of Frank Abagnale Jr. (Leonardo DiCaprio) who is a con artist who is a master in the art of manipulation. He manages to slip wonderfully into the skin of many personalities by alternately pretending to be a doctor, a lawyer, or a pilot.

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His activity, however, ends up attracting the attention of the authorities. Carl Hanratty (Tom Hanks), an FBI agent, then chases him. This is the start of a very gripping game of cat and mouse between the two men. Catch Me If You Can is available on Netflix.

Steven Spielberg here tackles another science fiction monument by adapting the novel by H. G. Wells. In this modern version, we follow the story of Ray Ferrier (Tom Cruise) who tries as best he can to survive and protect his people following an alien invasion.

This feature film hits the mark thanks to its very spectacular action scenes which film at eye level the fragility of our civilization . Emotion is also required, because we end up becoming attached and identifying with these characters.

In this gem, the director pays a vibrant tribute to investigative journalism and alerts us to the necessary preservation of press freedom. We see how the publishing director of the Washington Post, Katharine Graham, played by Meryl Streep, was able to show courage to release information that was embarrassing in high places.

Even if it means putting her career on the line, she joins forces with the then editor-in-chief, Ben Bradlee (Tom Hanks). Their shattering revelations highlight the actions of four former American presidents, well beyond political affiliations. Pentagon Papersis available on Netflix.

On Amity Island, a shark sows panic by attacking swimmers. On site, residents of good will are trying to organize themselves to face the threat. But the mayor does not agree with them and he fears dissuading tourists from coming just a few days before the start of the summer season.

This film works very well and will serve as a benchmark for horror films and blockbusters in Hollywood. If you haven't seen it yet, we recommend urgent viewing. This is good, Jaws is available on Netflix.

Of course, the filmography of Steven Spielberg is so rich that we could also have cited The Fabelmans, Lincoln, Bridge of Spies, or West Side Story and Duel.

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Teilor Stone

By Teilor Stone

Teilor Stone has been a reporter on the news desk since 2013. Before that she wrote about young adolescence and family dynamics for Styles and was the legal affairs correspondent for the Metro desk. Before joining Thesaxon , Teilor Stone worked as a staff writer at the Village Voice and a freelancer for Newsday, The Wall Street Journal, GQ and Mirabella. To get in touch, contact me through my teilor@nizhtimes.com 1-800-268-7116