Schindler’s List (1993)
Many people forget, for all the derring do of Indiana Jones or the weepy family wholesomeness of E.T., that Spielberg has always been able to turn out a darker, grown up, emotional range of pictures. Schindler’s List, remarkably coming out the same year as Jurassic Park in 1993, will be remembered by many as his best and most important. Filmed in black and white, much of it on the streets and cities the Jewish tragedy happened (I’ve been to some set locations in Poland myself), it’s a hauntingly stunning depiction of the Holocaust and one brave man who sought, in his own way, to fight it.
Three hours of heartbreaking, powerful cinema that will rarely be equalled.