8. West Side Story (2021)
> IMDb user rating: 7.2/10 (84,516 votes)
> Rotten Tomatoes audience score: 93% (2,500 votes)
> Rotten Tomatoes Tomatometer score: 91% (383 reviews)
> Starring: Ansel Elgort, Rachel Zegler, Ariana DeBose
Spielberg was 10 years old when he first fell in love with the Broadway musical that inspired a 1961 film adaptation as well as this recent remake. A reimagining of “Romeo and Juliet,” it chronicles the romance between two youths (Ansel Elgort and Rachel Zegler) on opposite sides of a gang war. Ariana DeBose won an Academy Award for her supporting performance as Anita.
7. Jurassic Park (1993)
> IMDb user rating: 8.1/10 (909,321 votes)
> Rotten Tomatoes audience score: 91% (1,071,829 votes)
> Rotten Tomatoes Tomatometer score: 91% (130 reviews)
> Starring: Sam Neill, Laura Dern, Jeff Goldblum
This epic adventure made groundbreaking use of CGI technology and broke box office records during its theatrical run. It welcomes viewers to Jurassic Park, where advanced cloning techniques have brought dinosaurs back into existence. Mayhem ensues both here and in the multiple franchise installments that followed.
6. Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade (1989)
> IMDb user rating: 8.2/10 (717,370 votes)
> Rotten Tomatoes audience score: 94% (768,808 votes)
> Rotten Tomatoes Tomatometer score: 88% (73 reviews)
> Starring: Harrison Ford, Sean Connery, Alison Doody
Spielberg brought the Indiana Jones film series back to basics with this third entry, in which the titular hero teams up with his estranged father (Sean Connery). Evading ruthless Nazis and other obstacles, the pair embark on a quest for the mythic Holy Grail. It currently ranks #120 on IMDb’s list of the Top 250 Movies.
5. Catch Me If You Can (2002)
> IMDb user rating: 8.1/10 (886,117 votes)
> Rotten Tomatoes audience score: 89% (749,469 votes)
> Rotten Tomatoes Tomatometer score: 96% (203 reviews)
> Starring: Leonardo DiCaprio, Tom Hanks, Christopher Walken
Leonardo DiCaprio plays real-life con artist Frank Abagnale Jr. and Tom Hanks the FBI agent on his trail in this thrilling period dramedy. Hopping from one outrageous scheme to the next, Abagnale Jr. takes on a variety of demanding professions. “This is the director’s most likeable film in ages,” wrote critic Geoff Andrew for Time Out.
4. Jaws (1975)
> IMDb user rating: 8.0/10 (565,147 votes)
> Rotten Tomatoes audience score: 90% (945,011 votes)
> Rotten Tomatoes Tomatometer score: 97% (93 reviews)
> Starring: Roy Scheider, Robert Shaw, Richard Dreyfuss
The film that launched Spielberg’s A-list career also ushered in a new era for blockbuster movie-making. Terror visits a New England beach town in the form of a massive shark with an appetite for human flesh. Various production troubles made the film’s resounding success all the more miraculous.
Sponsored: Tips for Investing
A financial advisor can help you understand the advantages and disadvantages of investment properties. Finding a qualified financial advisor doesn’t have to be hard. SmartAsset’s free tool matches you with up to three financial advisors who serve your area, and you can interview your advisor matches at no cost to decide which one is right for you. If you’re ready to find an advisor who can help you achieve your financial goals, get started now.
Investing in real estate can diversify your portfolio. But expanding your horizons may add additional costs. If you’re an investor looking to minimize expenses, consider checking out online brokerages. They often offer low investment fees, helping you maximize your profit.