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What Are Steven Spielberg’s Three Perfect Movies?

Since the 70s’ Steven Spielberg let the world know…he could make movies. So many of his films are iconic, so many of his stories have helped inspire movies to this day, and I, as a movie lover, am always taken aback by how he manages to craft that on-the-edge-of-your-seat level of suspense in his films.

I’ve seen so many of his movies; Saving Private Ryan, The Color Purple, War of the Worlds, Close Encounters of the Third Kind, Hook, etc. but there are three movies of his that are 100% great.

Raiders of the Lost Ark

The 6 biggest plot holes in the Indiana Jones movies

You want to know the perfect action flick? I’m talking an action movie whose first second to the last delivers thrills, laughs, and chill-inducing moments that you’ll never forget. That is Raiders of the Lost Ark!

Harrison Ford takes a whip-wielding archaeologist and turns him into a movie icon as Steven Spielberg takes us on a worldwide adventure that never lets up.

Iconic isn’t even enough to fully describe the majesty of this action movie. There’s a giant ball that’ll crush you and your bones, plenty of creepy Nazis, a grand score that’ll leave your heart soaring as it imbues each scene with majesty, snakes, a fly (you know the one), and well, the power of God.

No movie has been able to replicate what seems like an easy concept but has been proven to be almost impossible to remake. Even the two Indiana Jones films that followed could live up to the standards of this Best Picture-nominated wonder.

In terms of my favorite scene from the movie: it’s literally the last one when we see the Man With No Name taking the Ark of the Covenant away. It’s the perfectly mysterious conclusion to a film that is, well, perfection.

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A Movie Ranking: Harrison Ford

Harrison Ford is one of the most iconic actors. Whether you know him as Han Solo, Indiana Jones, or Rick Deckard, it’s very possible that you’ve seen a movie starring the action star. The amazing thing about Harrison Ford is his transition from Star Wars star to action hero.

He became your classic action movie every-man. His charm, wit, and instant likability made him the perfect man to cast in action movie roles and I’ve seen a lot of his films. On that note, here’s my movie ranking featuring Harrison Ford.

12. Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull

Harrison Ford, Cate Blanchett, and Shia LaBeouf in Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull (2008)

The Indiana Jones movies are fantastic, however, this movie wasn’t very fun to watch.

11. Cowboys & Aliens

Harrison Ford and Daniel Craig in Cowboys & Aliens (2011)

Cowboys & Aliens started interestingly but it wasn’t long before the movie dwindled into a boring hodgepodge of bland storytelling.

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