Five Underrated Films By Steven Spielberg That Deserve More Attention
Check out some lesser-revered but incredible cinematic marvels from the master of filmography ― Steven Spielberg.
Steven Spielberg is one of the most prominent directors working today. He has been creating films for more than fifty years now. With the 75-year-old legendary director getting introspective and nostalgic, now is the perfect time to look back at some of his high-quality yet underrated films.
This biographical film is fairly straightforward, with a narrative perspective. The movie unsurprisingly follows the story of President Abraham Lincoln, and it depicts the last few months of his life and the last stages of the American Civil War from the President’s point of view, ultimately resulting in his assassination. It is undeniably not one of Spielberg’s best works, but it should not be overlooked.
Minority Report (2002)
Spielberg has created several epic sci-fi movies in his filmography career, and Minority Report is an incredible blend of mystery with a stellar sci-fi plot. In the film, Tom Cruise plays the role of a man who is accused of a murder that has been committed in the future, and he is on a quest to clear his name. Despite the brilliant pairing of Cruise and Speilberg, the film just did fine at the box office, but it is an exciting, fast-paced, and clever film that effectively amalgamates two engrossing genres.
War Of The Worlds (2005)
Cruise and Spielberg shook hands for another sci-fi movie, but this time the plot was less impressive and clever. War of the Worlds depicts an alien invasion on Earth, while a deadbeat father (Cruise) struggles to protect his children amid all the chaos.
Lost World: Jurassic Park (1997)
Spielberg is known for not producing too many sequels; hence, the news that he was exploring the Jurassic Park film once again was quite thrilling for the fans. Critics suggested that the movie was a massive disappointment as opposed to the original, and it is hardly debatable. However, it is still an exciting film, with Spielberg staging some incredibly thrilling dinosaur actions and sequences.
Munich is a historical film that focuses on the true events of a hostage terrorist act that occurred during the Munich Olympic Games in 1972, resulting in the demise of eleven athletes. Munich is an intense and dark film, and more hard-hitting as opposed to average Spielberg films. In several ways, the movie does not feel like it was created by the same master who invented the concept of a crowd-pleasing, modern blockbuster, but it is still an engaging and well-made film that deserves your attention.
If you are a Speilberg fan, you should give these films a try, at least once.