5 Favorite Steven Spielberg Movies Catch Me If You Can
Catch Me If You Can (2002): You probably would have chosen something different for this spot. This is probably where you would have put "Saving Private Ryan." But as much as I admire the enormity, detail and technical wizardry of that movie, "Catch Me If You Can" is the one I'd rather watch again and again. After a series of heavy films including "Schindler's List," "A.I. Artificial Intelligence" and, yes, "Saving Private Ryan," Spielberg allowed himself to have a good time again, and a giddy sense of adventure radiates from every frame. Leonardo DiCaprio is at his boyishly charismatic best as real-life con artist Frank Abagnale Jr., with Tom Hanks clearly having a blast playing a broad comic character as the FBI agent on his tail. It's slick and sexy, and it grabs you from the first seconds with its retro-cool title sequence and Williams' jazzy, catchy score. Spielberg just seemed so free here and the result is one of the most fun movies ever to come from this big kid at heart. Think of any other examples? Share them with AP Movie Critic Christy Lemire through Twitter.