Sunday, March 3, 2013

Top 10 Movies of Steven Spielberg, 2013 Cannes Film Festival Jury President

So "one of the wealthiest filmmakers in the world" (according to the Internet Movie Database) has been named Jury President of the 2013 Cannes Film Festival - an event not exactly known for its focus on commercial success. We'll let the experts speculate on whether this means "the return of Hollywood glamour" to the Cannes Film Festival, or "sellout of world cinema to US majors".

Instead, let's have a look at the top 10 of Spielberg's long list of movies:

10. The Sugarland Express

This was not only Spielberg's first theatrical film, but was also in competition at the 1974 Cannes Film Festival, and won the Award for Best Screenplay that year.

9. Saving Private Ryan

8. Lincoln

This years Spielberg movie that didn't win an Oscar.

7. Close Encounters of the Third Kind

You can even catch the full movie below

6. Raiders of the Lost Ark

5. The Color Purple

Another Cannes Film Festival entry of Steven Spielberg - it ran out of competition at the 1986 Cannes Film Festival.

4. Schindler's List

3. Jurassic Park

2. Jaws

1. E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial

This gets the top spot, since its historic 1982 world premiere at the Cannes Film Festival is what apparently got Spielberg the jury presidency this year.

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