|"Come in through the door!"|
|"Smile you son of a *bang!*!!"|
|Remember? This happened too!|
|"Start the engines! Start the engines!"|
Spielberg's films are defined by epic story-telling, evocative dramatics, and sentimental audience manipulation which (often) works. Nearly all of them serve as tributes to well-crafted crowd-pleasing movie-making, giving us just enough awe and just enough excitement or drama to do what films ought to do, which is entertain and inspire. Some other honorable mentions I'll include are: Poltergeist (he produced it and it definitely has all the Spielbergian trademarks), The Goonies (another he wrote and produced), Empire of the Sun (evidence that underrated Spielberg films do exist), and even War of the Worlds wasn't half bad. Let's also not forget that he produced a lot of the now-classic WB cartoons like Tiny Toons and Animaniacs. Oh yeah, not to mention Saving Ryan's Private and Schindler's List, because he didn't have enough anti-Nazi movies already.