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A selection of personal favourites from Steven Spielberg...


Directed by Steven Spielberg.
Written by Michael Crichton and David Koepp.
Based on the story by Michael Crichton.
Starring Sam Neill, Laura Dern, Jeff Goldblum and Richard Attenborough.

Paleontologist Dr. Grant and his collaborator Dr. Sattler are invited by billionaire John Hammond to attend his upcoming island attraction Jurassic Park, along with mathematician Dr. Malcolm and Hammond's grandchildren. To Grant's surprise and horror, the island is home to genetically cloned dinosaurs, which remain caged behind heavy security. But when the system malfunctions, the dinosaurs escape out onto the island, forcing Grant and his companions to run for safety from all manner of monsters, from a T Rex to Velociraptors.


Directed by Steven Spielberg.
Written by Steven Spielberg.
Starring Richard Dreyfuss, Fran├žois Truffaut, Teri Garr, Melinda Dillon, Bob Balaban, J. Patrick McNamara, Warren Kemmerling, Roberts Blossom and Philip Dodds.

After witnessing a UFO hovering above his car, electrician and family man Roy Neary becomes obsessed with the idea of encountering alien life. When his family leaves him due to his erratic behaviour, Roy joins a woman whose son has been abducted and sets out across country to find where the spaceship will be making first contact with mankind.

JAWS (1975)

Directed by Steven Spielberg.
Written by Peter Benchley and Carl Gottlieb.
Based on the story by Peter Benchley.
Starring Roy Scheider, Robert Shaw, Richard Dreyfuss and Lorraine Gary.

When a large tiger shark terrorises a quiet coastal town, police chief Martin Brody tries to warn the local authorities to close the beaches before anyone else is killed, but when more bodies wash up, Brody teams up with professional hunter Quint and marine biologist Hooper to track the creature down and destroy it.


Directed by Steven Spielberg.
Written by Lawrence Kasdan.
Based on a story by George Lucas and Philip Kaufman.
Starring Harrison Ford, Karen Allen, Paul Freeman, Ronald Lacey and John Rhys-Davies.

Archaeologist Indiana Jones is approached by the military, who advise him that the Nazis are searching for the legendary Ark of the Covenant, which they believe holds untold powers. Teaming up with his ex-girlfriend, Marion, he travels across the globe in search of the Ark before it falls into the hands of corrupt archaeologist Belloq.


Directed by Steven Spielberg.
Written by Melissa Mathison.
Starring Dee Wallace, Henry Thomas, Peter Coyote, Robert Macnaughton, Drew Barrymore, K. C. Martel, Sean Frye, C. Thomas Howell, Erika Eleniak and David O'Dell.

When a harmless alien is left stranded on Earth it takes refuge in a nearby town, where it is found by ten-year-old Elliott. With the help of his older brother Michael and younger sister Gertie, Elliott keeps the alien secret from their mother and the authorities, while trying to communicate with it through the use of pop culture. But before long the military and scientists discover its whereabouts, just as the alien begins to fall ill.

DUEL (1971)

Directed by Steven Spielberg.
Written by Richard Matheson.
Based on a story by Richard Matheson.
Starring Dennis Weaver, Jacqueline Scott and Carey Loftin.

Travelling through the California desert, salesman David Mann is almost run off the road by a hulking 1955 Peterbilt 281 Tanker truck. But soon he finds that the rig is following him everywhere in a desperate attempt to kill him, forcing Mann to try and find the strength within him to stand up for himself.


Directed by Steven Spielberg.
Written by Scott Frank and Jon Cohen.
Based on the story by Philip K. Dick.
Starring Tom Cruise, Colin Farrell, Samantha Morton and Max von Sydow.

In the future a division of the Washington D.C. police department called PreCrime has been set up to apprehend murderers before they commit the crimes, but when the police captain, John Anderton, is accused of planning to murder the man suspected of kidnapping his child he is forced to run for his life, while ambitious agent Danny Witwer pursues him across the city.


Directed by Steven Spielberg.
Written by Jeffrey Boam.
Based on the story by George Lucas and Menno Meyjes.
Starring Harrison Ford, Sean Connery, Denholm Elliott, Julian Glover and River Phoenix.

After discovering that his estranged father, Henry Jones, has disappeared while searching for the Holy Grail, archaeologist Indiana Jones makes his way to Venice to track him down but once again falls foul of the Nazis, who are determined to overthrow the Allied Forces with the use of the Grail's unearthly powers.


Directed by Steven Spielberg.
Written by Steven Zaillian.
Based upon the writings of Thomas Keneally.
Starring Liam Neeson, Ben Kingsley, Ralph Fiennes, Caroline Goodall and Embeth Davidtz.

During the Holocaust in Europe in the late 1930s and early 1940s, German businessman Oskar Schindler puts his life at risk in order to save Jewish refugees from Nazi concentration camps and execution.


Directed by Steven Spielberg.
Written by Robert Rodat.
Starring Tom Hanks, Tom Sizemore, Edward Burns, Barry Pepper, Adam Goldberg, Vin Diesel, Giovanni Ribisi , Jeremy Davies, Matt Damon, Ted Danson and Paul Giamatti.

After several siblings are killed in action following D-Day, Captain John Miller is ordered to search for the sole remaining brother, Private James Ryan, and return him home safely to his family. Despite having to put his men at risk to save one individual, Miller leads the group to Normandy in France, where Ryan is stationed.