Raiders of the Lost Ark
Personally my favorite of all the Indy films would have to be The Last Crusade. I never saw the 4th and I refuse to. But if you were to ask someone, “which is the best Rocky?” I’d tell you the first. It might not be my favorite but let’s face it, it’s why the others exist and it’s great in its own right. So while Last Crusade might be my favorite, Lost Ark is definitely the “best.” Let’s not forget it spawned one of the most successful franchises in movie history.
The Color Purple
This is a great great movie and is often overlooked as being a Spielberg film. I guess the reason is that it’s more like a movie movie than a Spielberg movie if you know what I mean. But as usual, Spielberg’s storytelling skills are extremely intuitive and imaginative. It’s tough deny this movie isn’t one of his best. Even he’ll tell you that.
E.T. The Extra Terrestrial
How could I not put this on here! Hell even the soundtrack makes me smile.
*Kudos to Empire of the Sun, Catch Me if You Can, and Close Encounters of the Third Kind