The Lists: In Contention's Top 10 Steven Spielberg Films
With 'War Horse' and 'Tintin' in theaters, we rank the director's best
9. "Jurassic Park" (1993)
I was surprised Spielberg's 1993 adaptation of Michael Crichton's "Jurassic Park" even made the cut, but the more I considered it, the more I watched it (I've seen it a number of times over the years and was not, actually, on board from the start), the more it seemed a necessity for the list. It really is Spielberg firing on all entertainment cylinders, blending the brave new world of CGI with models and puppetry to conceive a well-oiled blockbuster machine. Take issue with the storytelling if you must, but I often find those who read the book first are more likely to disavow the film. I never read the book.