Now that our Top 50 Superhero Movies of All Time list has come and gone, it’s on to the next! But this time around, we’re putting the spotlight on one specific filmmaker – one of the best of all-time, Steven Spielberg. From 1975’s Jaws, which started the summer blockbuster phenomenon, to 2017’s Academy Award-nominated The Post, Spielberg has moved audiences with his rich, emotional stories, thrilled them with some incredible action sequences; made them think with his political dramas and inspired them to explore a world beyond our own. Along the way, he has won three Oscars with one coming in the Best Picture category for Schindler’s List and two in the Best Director category for Schindler’s List and Saving Private Ryan.
With so many great films to Spielberg’s name, there were bound to be a few that wouldn’t end up on our Top 10 list. We chose 4 of those films to highlight as our Honorable Mentions. We already shared the first two, so now it’s time for our final two Honorable Mentions before moving onto the Top 10.
On this episode, we’re focusing on 1991’s Hook and 2005’s Munich. Hook is written by Jim V. Hart, Nick Castle and Malia Scotch Marmo and is based on the J.M. Barrie Peter Pan books. The film stars Robin Williams, Dustin Hoffman, Julia Roberts, Bob Hoskins, and Maggie Smith. In the film, Peter Pan is an adult now, but when Captain Hook kidnaps his children, Peter must return to Neverland and reclaim his youthful spirit in order to challenge his old enemy. Munich is written by Tony Kushner and Eric Roth and is based on George Jonas‘s book Vengeance: The True Story of an Israeli Counter-Terrorist Team. The film stars Eric Band, Daniel Craig, Ciarán Hinds, Mathieu Almaric and Geoffrey Rush. It’s based on the true story of the Black September aftermath and the five men chosen to eliminate the ones responsible for that fateful day.
Various Collider staff members, personalities, and experts will weigh in with their thoughts on those honorable mentions and each of our Top 10 selections, share their initial reaction to seeing the movie for the first time, if they think that film belongs at its assigned place on the list, and if it still holds up for them to this day.
In future videos, you’ll see our installments for #10-1 on our list and the next honorable mentions video tomorrow.
Panelists in Collider’s Top 10 Steven Spielberg Movies series includes Kristian Harloff, Steve Weintraub, Haleigh Foutch, Mark Ellis, Perri Nemiroff, Thadd Williams, Dennis Tzeng, Mark Reilly, John Rocha, Jon Schnepp, and many, many more.
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