5 Favorite Steven Spielberg Movies Schindler's List
Schindler's List (1993): An extremely personal film for Spielberg, it's also his masterpiece. It was nominated for 12 Academy Awards and won seven, including best picture and best director. Spielberg tells the tale of Oskar Schindler, a German businessman in Poland who turned his factory into a refuge for Jews during the Holocaust, in exquisite black and white (the Oscar-winning work of his frequent cinematographer, Janusz Kaminski). The approach is not only aesthetically striking, it also provides a startlingly intimate contrast with the epic nature of this true story. Harrowing, heartbreaking and ultimately hopeful about the possibility of humanity, it features beautifully textured performances from Liam Neeson and Ben Kingsley.