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 put 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.
On this episode, we’ve finished counting down our Top 10 Spielberg movies list, but there’s one more film to talk about. As this list was coming out on our site, Spielberg’s Ready Player One opened in theaters. Our experts weigh in on if this film should be included in the Top 10 or not. They also offer up which film they would remove from the list to make space for it. Ready Player One is written by Zak Penn and Ernest Cline and is based on Cline’s novel of the same name. The film stars Tye Sheridan, Olivia Cooke, Mark Rylance, Simon Pegg, Lena Waithe, T.J. Miller, and Ben Mendelsohn. The film takes place in a future where the creator of a virtual reality world called the OASIS dies and releases a video in which he challenges all OASIS users to find his Easter Egg, which will give the finder his fortune.
Various Collider staff members, personalities, and experts 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.
Panelists in Collider’s Top 10 Steven Spielberg Movies series includes Kristian Harloff, Haleigh Foutch, Mark Ellis, Perri Nemiroff, Thadd Williams, Dennis Tzeng, Mark Reilly, John Rocha, Jon Schnepp, and many, many more.
For more Collider Video content, check out our YouTube channel. To catch up on our previous Top 10 Spielberg videos, peruse the links below:
- Top 10 Steven Spielberg Movies – Honorable Mentions: ‘Temple of Doom’ and ‘The Color Purple’
- Top 10 Steven Spielberg Movies – Honorable Mentions: ‘Hook’ and ‘Munich’
- Top 10 Steven Spielberg Movies: #10 ‘Minority Report’
- Top 10 Steven Spielberg Movies: #9 ‘Catch Me If You Can’
- Top 10 Steven Spielberg Movies: #8 ‘Close Encounters of the Third Kind’
- Top 10 Steven Spielberg Movies: #7 ‘Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade’
- Top 10 Steven Spielberg Movies: #6 ‘Schindler’s List’
- Top 10 Steven Spielberg Movies: #5 ‘Saving Private Ryan’
- Top 10 Steven Spielberg Movies: #4 ‘E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial’
- Top 10 Steven Spielberg Movies: #3 ‘Raiders of the Lost Ark’
- Top 10 Steven Spielberg Movies: #2 ‘Jurassic Park’
- Top 10 Steven Spielberg Movies: #1 ‘Jaws’