Ready Player One, Jaws, ET, the Extra-Terrestrial… 5 Steven Spielberg Classics to Watch on Prime Video – Cinema News

Innovative filmmaker, the only one to be nominated for the Academy Award for Best Director six decades in a row: Steven Spielberg is honored on Prime Video with the arrival of Ready Player One. Back to 5 of his timeless pieces to see on the platform.

Ready Player One

Wade Watts is a young orphan played by Tye Sheridan. In 2045, humanity has taken refuge in the OASIS, a connected oasis of calm that allows players to escape reality. A gigantic treasure hunt organized by the creator of this metaverse challenges competitors to designate the heir to his colossal fortune and control of the virtual world. Wade is in a frantic race against Sorrento (Ben Mendelsohn), the boss of a huge corporation, which the OASIS…

Ready Player One, a remarkable film in Steven Spielberg’s career, will hit big screens around the world in 2018 and be a resounding success. About video games in the broad sense and our relationship to the virtual, the feature film is full of references and is a true ode to pop culture.

Find Ready Player One on Prime Video.


Notable for its ingenious staging, Jaws is only the 4th feature film directed by Spielberg. Revealing the filmmaker to the general public, he is also the first-ever to exceed the symbolic $100 million mark in revenue in the United States. The music, still as effective and chilling 45 years later, is by John Williams, a regular at Spielberg productions.

In this horror thriller, a great white shark attacks vacationers on the east coast of the United States. To kill the sea monster, the local police chief, a hunter and a biologist form a shock team, but they are far from suspecting the animal’s true size…

Watch Jaws on Prime Video.

ET, the alien

In 2022, ET, the alien will blow out its 40th candle! It remained the highest-grossing film in history for 11 years before being overtaken by Jurassic Park, another Steven Spielberg production, it’s not just a commercial success. Acclaimed by audiences and critics alike, it is now regarded as one of the most cult films to have had a significant impact on cinema.

In this family story, ET, a roaming alien on Earth, is captured by Elliott, 10, a whipping boy for his big brother and his friends. The boy must protect this incongruous guy who has become his friend at all costs, as the government is actively looking for him. As a result of this hymn to friendship and sincerity, 4 Oscars have been won and scenes etched in the memory of many generations.

Find ET, the alien on Prime Video.

Stop me if you can

He also celebrates his birthday in 2022, but this time his 20th birthday, Catch Me If You Can is an adaptation of the true story of Frank Abagnale Junior. It features two actors as legendary as the director: Leonardo DiCaprio and Tom Hanks playing opposite each other in a delightful cat-and-mouse game.

One is Frank Abagnale Jr, a con man who consistently slips through the authorities, and the other is Carl Hanratty, an honest and persistent FBI agent. By forging checks and diplomas, Frank poses as a pilot, doctor or lawyer. He acquires his taste for lies when his parents, played by Nathalie Baye and Christopher Walken, are constantly arguing about his custody. What could be better than inventing a new life to escape the sorrows of the parental home?

Watch Catch Me If You Can on Prime Video.

Minority Report

In 2054 there will be no more crime. Mutant creatures, the precogs, are able to see the future and prevent crimes from being committed. John Anderton, head of the unit responsible for intercepting future crimes, has a vision of the precogs bearing his name: In 36 hours he will be guilty of a crime. He then chooses to flee to avoid arrest.

Adapted from the novel of the same name by Philip K. Dick, another master of science fiction, Minority Report, also released in 2002, is a visionary and fascinating film that marks the first-ever collaboration between Steven Spielberg and Tom Cruise, set 3 years before The War of worlds . From a 2001 plan, l’odyssée de l’espace to references to Clockwork Orange, there are many nods to Stanley Kubrick, Spielberg’s friend and mentor who died shortly before filming.

Find Minority Report on Prime Video.

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