2. Indiana Jones and the Raiders of the Lost Ark (1981)
> IMDb user rating: 8.4/10 (919,634 votes)
> Rotten Tomatoes audience score: 96% (827,087 votes)
> Rotten Tomatoes Tomatometer score: 95% (84 reviews)
> Starring: Harrison Ford, Karen Allen, Paul Freeman, John Rhys-Davies
Spielberg’s homage to serial action movies from the 1930s launched the Indiana Jones franchise. In the first film, swashbuckling archeologist Indiana Jones tries to keep the Ark of the Covenant, said to hold the Ten Commandments, from falling into Nazi hands.
1. Schindler’s List (1993)
> IMDb user rating: 8.9/10 (1,271,222 votes)
> Rotten Tomatoes audience score: 97% (411,879 votes)
> Rotten Tomatoes Tomatometer score: 98% (128 reviews)
> Starring: Liam Neeson, Ralph Fiennes, Ben Kingsley, Caroline Goodall
“Schindler’s List,” the story of how an Austrian businessman saved the lives of Jews during World War II, dominated the Academy Awards in 1994, winning seven Oscars, including Best Director — the first of three for Spielberg — and Best Picture. Susan Stark of the Detroit Free Press called the film “heartfelt” and “monumental.”
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