With 'War Horse' and 'Tintin' in theaters, we rank the director's best
6. "Schindler's List" (1993)
Spielberg's 1993 Best Picture winner "Schindler's List" has waned for me a little bit over the years. No question, much of it is absolutely masterful, but the bloat of the film has always kept it out of the highest tier for me and, like many, I feel that the ending is less a service to the narrative than the filmmaker apparently did. Nevertheless, it was Spielberg at a pinnacle, a gargantuan blockbuster ("Jurassic Park") in theaters and a boatload of Oscars on the way for his magnum opus. And at its center, a trio of finely tuned performances from Liam Neeson, Ben Kingsley and the diabolical Ralph Fiennes.