Oct 1, 2009

The best of Steven Spielberg: Jaws

1. Jaws
2. Close Encounters
3. Raiders of the Lost Ark
4. E.T.
5. Schindler's List
6. Saving Private Ryan
7. Catch Me if You Can
8. Empire of the Sun
9. Minority Report
10. Amistad
My metric here is lawlessness. It doesn't sound revolutionary but see what it does to Schindler's List for the clunkiness of its final reel, or Saving Private Ryan for its saggy belly. I wish I could have found a higher place for Catch Me if You Can — as close to perfection as Spielberg has come recently — but it faced, uh, a little competition. Just look at that opening quartet. Does any living director even come close?

1 comment:

  1. I saw Jaws in the sixth grade and I STILL think of it every time I swim in either an ocean or a lake. I'm 46. Does that make it the best movie of all time?