Steven Spielberg

Steven Spielberg

Known For: Directing · Birthday: 1946-12-18 · Gender: Male · Place of Birth: Cincinnati, Ohio, USA

273 Movies · 55 TV shows

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Biography

Steven Allan Spielberg (; born December 18, 1946) is an American film director, producer, and screenwriter. He began his career in the New Hollywood era, and is one of the most commercially successful directors in history. Spielberg is the recipient of various accolades, including two Academy Awards for Best Director, a Kennedy Center honor, and a Cecil B. DeMille Award.Spielberg was born in Cincinnati, Ohio, and grew up in Phoenix, Arizona. He later moved to California and studied film in college. After directing television episodes and several minor films for Universal Studios, he became a household name for directing 1975's summer blockbuster Jaws. He then directed box office hits Close Encounters of the Third Kind (1977), E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial (1982), and the adventure films in the Indiana Jones series. Spielberg later explored drama in The Color Purple (1985), and Empire of the Sun (1987).After a brief setback, the director returned with the acclaimed Jurassic Park and Schindler's List (both 1993). In 1998, he directed the World War II epic Saving Private Ryan, which was both a critical and commercial success. Spielberg continued in the 2000s with science fiction, including Artificial Intelligence (2001) and Minority Report (2002). He made a comeback with several children's films, and historical dramas such as Lincoln (2012) and The Post (2017).In addition to filmmaking, he co-founded Amblin Entertainment and DreamWorks, and has served as a producer for many television series and films. Spielberg is also known for his long time collaboration with composer John Williams. Some of his works are among the highest-grossing films of all time, and seven have been inducted into the National Film Registry by the Library of Congress as being "culturally, historically, or aesthetically significant".

Personal Life

Spielberg met actress Amy Irving in 1976 when she auditioned for Close Encounters of the Third Kind. After meeting her, Spielberg told his co-producer Julia Phillips, "I met a real heartbreaker last night." Although she was too young for the role, she and Spielberg began dating and she eventually moved into what she described as his "bachelor funky" house. They broke up in 1979. In 1984, they renewed their romance and married in November 1985. Their son, Max, was born on June 13 of that year. In 1989, the couple divorced; they agreed to live near each other to share custody of their son. Their divorce settlement is one of the most expensive in history.Spielberg met actress Kate Capshaw when he cast her in Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom. They married on October 12, 1991; Capshaw converted to Judaism before their marriage. Spielberg said he rediscovered "the honor of being a Jew" when they married. He said, "Kate is Protestant and she insisted on converting to Judaism. She spent a year studying, did the "mikveh," the whole thing. She chose to do a full conversion before we were married in 1991, and she married me after becoming a Jew. I think that, more than anything else, brought me back to Judaism." He credits her for the family's level of observance; "This shiksa goddess has made me a better Jew than my own parents", he said. He and his family reside in Pacific Palisades, California, and East Hampton, New York.He has seven children: Jessica Capshaw (born August 9, 1976), Max Samuel Spielberg (born June 13, 1985), Sasha Rebecca Spielberg (born May 14, 1990), Sawyer Avery Spielberg (born March 10, 1992), and Destry Allyn Spielberg (born December 1, 1996). He has two adopted children: Theo Spielberg (born August 21, 1988), and Mikaela George (born February 28, 1996).In 1997, a man called Jonathan Norman stalked and attempted to enter Spielberg's home; Norman was jailed for 25 years. In 2001, Spielberg was stalked by conspiracy theorist and former social worker Diana Napolis. She accused him, and actress Jennifer Love Hewitt, of installing a mind-control device in her brain, and being part of a satanic cult. Napolis was committed to a mental institution, and plead guilty to stalking. She was released on probation with a condition that she have no contact with either Spielberg or Hewitt.In 2013, Spielberg purchased the 282-foot (86 m) mega-yacht The Seven Seas for US$182 million. He has put it up for sale and has made it available for charter. At US$1.2 million per month, it is one of the most expensive charters on the market. He has ordered a new 300-foot (91 m) yacht at a reported US$250 million.

Early Life

Steven Allan Spielberg was born on December 18, 1946 in Cincinnati, Ohio. His mother, Leah (née Posner, later Adler; January 12, 1920 – February 21, 2017), was a restaurateur and concert pianist, and his father, Arnold Spielberg (February 6, 1917 – August 25, 2020), was an electrical engineer involved in the development of computers. His family were Orthodox Jewish. Spielberg's paternal grandparents were Jews from Ukraine, who settled in Cincinnati in the 1900s; his grandmother was from Sudylkiv, and his grandfather was from Kamianets-Podilskyi. Spielberg has three younger sisters: Anne, Sue and Nancy. In 1952, his family moved to Haddon Township, New Jersey after his father was hired by RCA. Spielberg attended Hebrew school from 1953 to 1957, in classes taught by Rabbi Albert L. Lewis.In early 1957, the family moved to Phoenix, Arizona. Spielberg had a bar mitzvah ceremony when he was thirteen. His family was involved in the synagogue and had many Jewish friends. Of the Holocaust, he said that his parents "talked about it all the time, and so it was always on my mind." His father had lost between sixteen and twenty relatives in the Holocaust. Spielberg found it difficult accepting his heritage; he said: "It isn't something I enjoy admitting [...] but when I was seven, eight, nine years old, God forgive me, I was embarrassed because we were Orthodox Jews. I was embarrassed by the outward perception of my parents' Jewish practices. I was never really ashamed to be Jewish, but I was uneasy at times." Spielberg also suffered from anti-Semitism: "In high school, I got smacked and kicked around. Two bloody noses. It was horrible." He grew away from Judaism during adolescence, after his family had moved to various neighborhoods and found themselves to be the only Jews.At age 12, he made his first home movie: a train wreck involving his toy Lionel trains. In 1958, he became a Boy Scout and fulfilled a requirement for the photography merit badge by making a nine-minute, 8 mm film titled The Last Gunfight. He eventually attained the rank of Eagle Scout. Spielberg used his father's movie camera to make amateur features, and began taking the camera along on every Scout trip. At age 13, Spielberg made a 40-minute war film, titled Escape to Nowhere, with a cast of school classmates. The film won first prize in a statewide competition. Throughout his early teens, and after entering high school, Spielberg made about fifteen or twenty 8 mm "adventure" films.In Phoenix, Spielberg watched films at the local theatre every Saturday. Some of the films he cited as early influences include King of the Monsters (1956), Captains Courageous (1937), Pinocchio (1940), and Lawrence of Arabia (1962), which he cited as "the film that set me on my journey". He attended Arcadia High School in 1961 for three years. He wrote and directed his first independent film in 1963, a 140-minute science fiction adventure called Firelight, which would later inspire Close Encounters of The Third Kind. The film was mainly funded by his father, which had a budget of under $600, and was shown in a local theatre for one evening. In the summer of 1964, he worked as an unpaid assistant at Universal Studios' editorial department. His family later moved to Saratoga, California where he attended Saratoga High School, graduating in 1965. A year later, his parents divorced. Spielberg moved to Los Angeles to stay with his father, while his three sisters and mother remained in Saratoga. He was not interested in academics; he aspired to be only a filmmaker. He applied to the University of Southern California's film school but was turned down because of his mediocre grades. He then applied and enrolled at California State University, Long Beach, where he became a brother of Theta Chi Fraternity.In 1968, Universal gave Spielberg the opportunity to write and direct a short film for theatrical release, the 26-minute, 35 mm Amblin'. Studio vice-president Sidney Sheinberg was impressed by the award-winning film, and offered Spielberg a seven-year directing contract. A year later, he dropped out of college to begin directing television productions for Universal. It made him the youngest director to be signed a long-term plan with a major Hollywood studio. Spielberg returned to Long Beach in 2002 to complete his Bachelor of Arts in Film and Electronic Media.

Movies & TV shows

2023.

1 Movie
The Color Purple

The Color Purple

2023
An adaptation of a Broadway musical is based on a novel.

2022.

3 Movies
Indiana Jones 5

Indiana Jones 5

5.2
2022
Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade was the last movie in the franchise.
Untitled Bee Gees Biopic

Untitled Bee Gees Biopic

2022
The Bee Gees, who sold more than 220 million records, were one of the biggest-selling groups of all time.
Jurassic World: Dominion

Jurassic World: Dominion

6.25
2022
There is a plot that is not known.

2021.

4 Movies
I Am Alfred Hitchcock

I Am Alfred Hitchcock

2021
The story of the Master of Suspense, one of the most influential and studied filmmakers in the history of cinema, is told in interviews and archival footage.
Indiana Jones: The Search for the Lost Golden Age

Indiana Jones: The Search for the Lost Golden Age

2021
Hawaii, May 1977. After the success of Star Wars, George Lucas and Steven Spielberg met to work on a new project. The story of how the charismatic archaeologist Indiana Jones was born and his first ad...
Oslo

Oslo

2021
The true-life, previously secret, back-channel negotiations between Israel and the Palestinian Liberation Organization are the subject of a dramatization.
West Side Story

West Side Story

2021
Two New York City gangs are in love.

2020.

3 Movies · 5 TV shows
TV
Jurassic World: Camp Cretaceous

Jurassic World: Camp Cretaceous

2020
Six teens attending an adventure camp on the opposite side of Isla Nublar have to band together to survive when dinosaurs wreak havoc on the island.
TV
Some Good News

Some Good News

2020
John Krasinski has good news.
TV
Challenger: The Final Flight

Challenger: The Final Flight

2020
Engineers, officials and the crew members' families give their perspective on the 1986 Space Shuttle Challenger disaster and its aftermath.
TV
Animaniacs

Animaniacs

1
2020
Everyone they meet is ruined by them. The Warner Bros returned to their home. The world is turned into a personal playground by the Water Tower, the Animaniacs, as they run loose through the studio an...
Take Me to the World: A Sondheim 90th Birthday Celebration

Take Me to the World: A Sondheim 90th Birthday Celebration

2020
A line-up of Broadway favorites are celebrating Stephen Sondheim with a concert event live on Broadway.com. There is a benefit for ASTEP.
TV
Amazing Stories

Amazing Stories

1
2020
Through the lens of today's most imaginative filmmakers, directors and writers, each episode transports the audience to a world of wonder. Steven Spielberg reinvented the anthology series.
The Turning

The Turning

5.84
2020
A young woman quits her teaching job to be a private tutor for a wealthy young woman who witnessed her mother's death. After arriving, the girl's brother is sent home from school. The tutor has some s...
The Untameable Kirk Douglas

The Untameable Kirk Douglas

2020
The story of actor Kirk Douglas, the man and the legend, one of the last stars of the Golden Age of Hollywood. An epic journey through the 20th century and the entire history of Hollywood. A testimony...

2019.

3 Movies · 2 TV shows
Men in Black: International

Men in Black: International

6.17
2019
The Men in Black have always protected the Earth from the scum of the universe. In this new adventure, they tackle their biggest, most global threat to date: a mole in the Men in Black organization.
TV
The Movies

The Movies

2019
Through the decades and the cultural, societal and political shifts that framed its evolution, you can explore American cinema.
Making Waves : The Art of Cinematic Sound

Making Waves : The Art of Cinematic Sound

2019
An exploration of the history, artistry and emotional power of cinema sound, as revealed by legendary sound designers and visionary directors, via interviews, clips from movies, and a look at their ac...
TV
Why We Hate

Why We Hate

2019
One of the most destructive and primordial emotions is hate. The idea that if people begin to understand their own minds, they can find ways to work against hate and keep it from spreading is at the c...
Peter Falk versus Columbo

Peter Falk versus Columbo

2019
He is above all the fluffy and at the same time an ingenious investigator who transfers the powerful to their luxury villas in a crumpled trench coat. Peter Falk embodied Inspector Columbo, but also w...

2018.

6 Movies
Schindler's List: 25 Years Later

Schindler's List: 25 Years Later

2018
This piece presents an on-stage discussion following a 2018 screening at The Beacon Theater for the Tribeca Film Festival. Participants include Director Steven Spielberg and Actors Liam Neeson, Ben Ki...
Bumblebee

Bumblebee

5.94
2018
In the year 1987, a junkyard in a small Californian beach town is where Bumblebee finds refuge. On the eve of her 18th birthday, Charlie discovers battle-scarred and broken Bumblebee while trying to f...
First Man

First Man

6.36
2018
A look at the life of the man who became the first man to walk on the moon in 1969 and the legendary space mission that led to him.
Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom

Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom

6.26
2018
Three years after the demise of Jurassic World, a volcanic eruption threatens the remaining dinosaurs on the isla Nublar, so the former park manager recruits Owen Grady to help prevent the extinction ...
Ready Player One

Ready Player One

6.47
2018
The creator of a popular video game system is the subject of a virtual contest.
Trumbull Land

Trumbull Land

2018
Everyone has seen a Trumbull sequence in Stanley Kubrick's "2001 A Space Odyssey", Ridley Scott's "Blade Runner" or Steven Spielberg's "Close Encounters of the Third Kind". Recognized and respected SF...

2017.

9 Movies · 1 TV show
The Post

The Post

5.83
2017
There was a cover-up in four countries. The country's first female newspaper publisher joined the fight. The events were inspired by true events.
Three Kinds of Close Encounters

Three Kinds of Close Encounters

2017
This new extra begins with a look back at the movie's impact at the time it was made. It goes on to explore filmmaking techniques, the human character drama in the film, crafting key scenes, the film'...
Transformers: The Last Knight

Transformers: The Last Knight

5.84
2017
Humans are not involved in the war. There is no Prime. Secrets of the past can be used to save our future.
Score: A Film Music Documentary

Score: A Film Music Documentary

2017
Music is often invisible to the audience in films. Many of the art form's most influential practitioners were brought to light by Matt. Some of cinema's most famous soundtracks are explored in 'Score'...
Princess Diana: Her Life - Her Death - The Truth

Princess Diana: Her Life - Her Death - The Truth

2017
A journey through the night that Princess Diana died and the four independent investigations in two separate countries that followed. Included: a look at Princess Diana's life through her sons.
Nostromo: David Lean's Impossible Dream

Nostromo: David Lean's Impossible Dream

2017
David Lean tried to adapt Joseph Conrad's novel Nostromo.
Spielberg

Spielberg

2017
Steven Spielberg is one of the most influential film directors of all time.
Five Came Back

Five Came Back

2017
The extraordinary story of how Hollywood changed World War II – and how World War II changed Hollywood, through the interwoven experiences of five legendary filmmakers who went to war to serve their c...
TV
Five Came Back

Five Came Back

2017
The extraordinary story of how Hollywood changed World War II – and how World War II changed Hollywood, through the interwoven experiences of five legendary filmmakers who went to war to serve their c...
How Star Wars Was Saved in the Edit

How Star Wars Was Saved in the Edit

2017
Joey Scoma demonstrates how Star Wars (1977), a potential disaster in its rough cut, was saved in the editing.

2016.

7 Movies
AFI Life Achievement Award: A Tribute to John Williams

AFI Life Achievement Award: A Tribute to John Williams

2016
John Williams is the first composer to be honored by The American Film Institute with its highest honor. Steven Spielberg presented the award at a ceremony.
Mike Nichols: An American Master

Mike Nichols: An American Master

2016
He talks about his life and career as a performer and director.
Finding Oscar

Finding Oscar

2016
FINDING OSCAR is a feature length documentary about the search for justice in the devastating case of the Dos Erres massacre in Guatemala. That search leads to the trail of two little boys who were pl...
All the Way

All the Way

2
2016
Lyndon B. Johnson's 11-month journey from taking office after JFK's assassination, through the fight to pass the 1964 Civil Rights Act and his own presidential campaign, culminated on the night he was...
The BFG

The BFG

6.23
2016
The giant isn't a bone-crunching giant. He is nice. It's fortunate that he is. If she had been carried off in the middle of the night, she would have become breakfast. When she heard they were going t...
Video Games: The New Masters of the World

Video Games: The New Masters of the World

2016
In thirty years, the video game has conquered an increasingly wide audience. Drawing on the recent work of economists, sociologists, experts and interviewing major players in this field, this investig...
Mifune: The Last Samurai

Mifune: The Last Samurai

2016
Toshiro Mifune is a giant of Japanese cinema and will be 100 years old in a few months.

2015.

6 Movies · 1 TV show
Back in Time

Back in Time

2015
30 years after Marty McFly went back in time in Back to the Future, the cast, crew, and fans are still talking about it.
Everything Is Copy

Everything Is Copy

2015
Jacob Bernstein's film is a tribute to his mother. Her words, her memories, her scenes from her movies, and her own presence come alive in the movies. You have a soft spot for Julie Nixon, right? That...
Poltergeist

Poltergeist

5.72
2015
A classic tale about a family having their home invaded by spirits has been reinvented. When the youngest daughter is taken, the family must come together to save her.
TV
Minority Report

Minority Report

5.68
2015
Ten years after the demise of Precrime, crime-solving is different and justice leans more on sophisticated and trusted technology than on individuals who can see the future. In Washington, D.C., a man...
Auschwitz

Auschwitz

2015
The place on the map with a surprising history prior to World War II is also known for its role in the Holocaust. There is a short documentary about the death camp.
Bridge of Spies

Bridge of Spies

5.43
2015
The United States was captured by the Soviet Union during the Cold War. Gary Powers shoots his plane. Powers was sentenced to 10 years in prison and his only hope was for a New York lawyer to negotiat...
Jurassic World

Jurassic World

6.33
2015
Two decades after the events of Jurassic Park, a fully functioning dinosaur theme park can be found in Isla Nublar.

2014.

8 Movies · 1 TV show
Magician: The Astonishing Life and Work of Orson Welles

Magician: The Astonishing Life and Work of Orson Welles

2014
The extraordinary life of Orson Welles (1915-1985), an enigma of Hollywood, an irreducible independent creator: a musical prodigy, an excellent painter, a master of theater and radio, a modern Shakesp...
Cute. Clever. Mischievous. Intelligent. Dangerous: Making Gremlins

Cute. Clever. Mischievous. Intelligent. Dangerous: Making Gremlins

2014
This new retrospective features new interviews with director Joe Dante, star Zach Galligan, writer Chris Columbus, executive producers Steven Spielberg and Frank Marshall and producer Michael Finnell....
From Gizmo to Gremlins: Creating the Creatures

From Gizmo to Gremlins: Creating the Creatures

2014
Chris Walas and Howie Mandel, the voice of Gizmo, describe the laborious development of Gizmo and the Gremlins and the painstaking work required to bring them to life in the pre-digital age.
Kubrick Remembered

Kubrick Remembered

2014
An 83-minute candid look into the life of Kubrick, including interviews with his widow, family, coworkers and actors, as well as a tour of the Archive in London and an inside look into Kubrick's home....
And the Oscar Goes To...

And the Oscar Goes To...

2014
The Oscar goes to the story of the gold- plated statuette that became the film industry's most coveted prize. The Academy's history began in 1927 with the birth of Louis B. The head of MGM formed a pr...
TV
Extant

Extant

6.02
2014
The astronauts returned from space. She tries to keep in touch with her family. The events that will change the course of human history will be the result of her experiences in space and home.
The Hundred-Foot Journey

The Hundred-Foot Journey

6.54
2014
An Indian family moved to France and opened a restaurant across the street from a prestigious French restaurant.
Transformers: Age of Extinction

Transformers: Age of Extinction

5.98
2014
After the conclusion of "Transformers: Dark of the Moon," the Autobots and Decepticons have vanished from the face of the planet. A group of powerful, ingenious businessman and scientists attempt to l...
The Concert for Valor

The Concert for Valor

2014
There is a concert in Washington DC.

2013.

6 Movies · 1 TV show
The Captain

The Captain

2013
Taika Waititi plays a hungover plane captain who wakes up to find he's done a terrible thing.
Lincoln: An American Journey

Lincoln: An American Journey

2013
Documentary on the making of Steven Spielberg's Lincoln (2012).
TV
Lucky 7

Lucky 7

2013
What would you do if you won the lottery? How would it change your life? Follow a group of seven gas station employees in Queens, New York, who have been chipping into a lottery pool for years, never ...
Eastwood Directs: The Untold Story

Eastwood Directs: The Untold Story

2013
With a focus on Clint Eastwood's career as a director, this documentary features movie clips, behind-the-scenes footage, interviews with people with whom he has worked, as well as comments from Clint ...
Don't Say No Until I Finish Talking: The Story of Richard D. Zanuck

Don't Say No Until I Finish Talking: The Story of Richard D. Zanuck

2013
Many films were produced by Richard D. It was terrible.
Drew: The Man Behind the Poster

Drew: The Man Behind the Poster

2013
A documentary about Drew Struzan.
Milius

Milius

6
2013
John Milius is one of the most influential storytellers of his generation.

2012.

7 Movies · 2 TV shows
Michael Curtiz: The Greatest Director You Never Heard Of

Michael Curtiz: The Greatest Director You Never Heard Of

2012
Documentary about the work of film director Michael Curtiz.
Men in Black 3

Men in Black 3

6.41
2012
In the future, J and K will return. J has seen some strange things in his 15 years with the Men in Black, but nothing, not even aliens, perplexes him as much as his reticent partner. When K's life and...
Stanley Kubrick in Focus

Stanley Kubrick in Focus

2012
Spielberg, Soderbergh, Stone, Friedkin, and others tell how the director's style influenced them.
The E.T. Journals

The E.T. Journals

2012
The following documentary is composed exclusively of original behind-the-scenes footage shot during the production of "E.T." in 1981. It follows the order of the scenes as they appear in the film.
TV
Smash

Smash

7
2012
Smash is an American musical drama television series created by Theresa Rebeck and developed by Robert Greenblatt for NBC. Steven Spielberg was an executive producer. The series was broadcast in the U...
TV
The River

The River

2012
While filming what would become one of the most popular shows in television, wildlife expert and TV personality Emmet Cole set course around the world with his wife and son. After he goes missing deep...
Lincoln

Lincoln

5.2
2012
The story of the 16th US President's final months in office. Lincoln wants to end the war, unite the country and abolish slavery. His choices will change the fate of generations to come.
‘The Birds’: Hitchcock’s Monster Movie

‘The Birds’: Hitchcock’s Monster Movie

2012
A panel discussion on Hitchcock's masterpiece "The Birds". Looking at it's place among Universal's monster movies.
Inventing David Geffen

Inventing David Geffen

2012
Notoriously press and camera-shy, David Geffen reveals himself for the first time in this unflinching portrait of a complex and compelling man. His influence, as an agent and manager, record industry ...

2011.

13 Movies · 3 TV shows
The Adventures of Tintin

The Adventures of Tintin

6.32
2011
A young reporter and his loyal dog are thrust into a world of high adventure when they discover a ship carrying explosives. Ivan Ivanovitch Sakharine suspects Tintin of stealing a priceless treasure w...
Transformers: Dark of the Moon

Transformers: Dark of the Moon

6
2011
The TRANSFORMERS? alone will not be able to save the planet because of a mysterious event from Earth's past. Sam Witwicky (Shia LaBeouf) and the AUTOBOTS must fight against the darkness to defend our ...
Real Steel

Real Steel

6.64
2011
Charlie retired from the ring after the robots took over. He teams up with his son to rebuild his robot after it is destroyed.
TV
Terra Nova

Terra Nova

6
2011
The world is dying in the 21st century. The majority of plant and animal life is extinct because the planet is over developed and overcrowded. The future of mankind is in danger, and there is only one...
Paul

Paul

7.09
2011
For the past sixty years, a space-traveling smart-ass named Paul has been locked up in a top-secret military base, advising world leaders about his kind. Paul escapes on the first RV that passes by hi...
TV
Falling Skies

Falling Skies

5.81
2011
Most of the world is powerless after an alien attack. In the six months since the initial invasion, the few survivors have banded together outside of major cities to begin the difficult task of fighti...
War Horse

War Horse

8.67
2011
The film follows a young man named Albert and his horse, Joey, as they are sold to the cavalry and sent to the trenches of World War One. Albert was too young to serve in the military, but he went to ...
Return to Jurassic Park

Return to Jurassic Park

2011
The film goes through the making of the film, the storm during shooting, and how it helped change the world of special effects. All interviews for these retrospective documentaries have comments from ...
AFI's Master Class - The Art of Collaboration: Steven Spielberg and John Williams

AFI's Master Class - The Art of Collaboration: Steven Spielberg and John Williams

2011
In front of a class at the American Film Institute, Steven Spielberg and John Williams sat down to discuss their four-decade friendship and working relationship.
Method to the Madness of Jerry Lewis

Method to the Madness of Jerry Lewis

2011
Since he was five years old, Jerry Lewis has been trying to amuse others. Audiences watch his wacky antics, whilst wannabe comics aspire to his prolific career, from his solo work to his double act wi...
TV
Rising: Rebuilding Ground Zero

Rising: Rebuilding Ground Zero

2011
A massive effort is currently under way to reshape ground zero into an expansive 16-acre complex the likes of which has never been seen before. To document this historic effort, we are on the ground a...
Locke & Key

Locke & Key

2011
Three children become the caretakers of a New England mansion that is home to a bevy of secrets and magic.
Super 8

Super 8

7.8
2011
Kids are making a movie. The friends are filming. The catastrophe was caused by a number of unexplained events. One of the kids is fathered by Jackson Lamb.
Cowboys & Aliens

Cowboys & Aliens

5.84
2011
A stranger stumbles into the desert town of Absolution with no recollection of his past and a futuristic shackle around his wrist. He finds himself leading an unlikely posse of cowboys, outlaws, and A...
Hollywood between Paranoia and Sci-Fi: The Power of Myth

Hollywood between Paranoia and Sci-Fi: The Power of Myth

2011
They culled from real life events to create some of the biggest sci-fi films of all time.
Ray Harryhausen: Special Effects Titan

Ray Harryhausen: Special Effects Titan

2
2011
There’s only one person who so accurately personifies movie magic in the history of film, and that man is special effects maestro Ray Harryhausen. Focusing on the man behind the landmark effects on fi...

2010.

5 Movies · 1 TV show
Hereafter

Hereafter

3
2010
Three people are touched by death in different ways, including a blue-collar American, a French journalist, and a London school boy.
True Grit

True Grit

6.57
2010
A girl is trying to catch the person who killed her father. The toughest U.S was hired by her. To help her. She found a man with resilience. The man is named Rooney.
TV
The Pacific

The Pacific

6.6
2010
The intertwined real-life stories of three people. Individuals can be tracked. There were Marines across the Pacific Theater during World War II, including Robert Leckie, John Basilone, and Eugene Sle...
Tales from the Future

Tales from the Future

2010
For the film's 25th anniversary, there is a six-part retrospective on the making of Back to the Future.
Industrial Light & Magic: Creating the Impossible

Industrial Light & Magic: Creating the Impossible

2010
The documentary features in depth interviews with some of the company's top talent and showcases never before seen footage of many of their seminal moments. ILM has created some of the most memorable ...
Jaws: The Inside Story

Jaws: The Inside Story

2010
Steven Spielberg takes us behind the cameras for the making of a classic movie.

2009.

3 Movies · 1 TV show
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United States of Tara

United States of Tara

5.65
2009
"T" the wild-child teenager, "Buck" the rough and tumble biker, and "Alice" the type-A are just a few of Tara's different personality quirks. Tara never gives up hope that one day she can be herself b...
Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen

Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen

6.35
2009
Sam Witwicky is leaving the Autobots for a normal life. When the Decepticons target him because of his mind being filled with cryptic symbols, he is dragged back into the war.
The Lovely Bones

The Lovely Bones

3.67
2009
Susie Salmon was murdered and her family was grieving. She needs to balance her desire for revenge with her desire for her family to heal.
A Night at the Movies: The Gigantic World of Epics

A Night at the Movies: The Gigantic World of Epics

2009
A Night at the Movies: The Gigantic World of Epics looks at Hollywood’s biggest screen spectaculars from all sides, including the genre’s beginnings, literary adaptations, great epic directors and act...

2008.

7 Movies
Warner at War

Warner at War

2008
Warner Bros. uses the movies to prepare the US for war and keep up morale on the home front during World War II.
The Godfather: When the Shooting Stopped

The Godfather: When the Shooting Stopped

2008
The crew remembers the post-production process on the movies.
Back to Room 666

Back to Room 666

2008
The question of what the future of cinema would be in 1982 was posed to many movie makers. The question is still unanswered, but Wenders is on the other side of the camera.
Eagle Eye

Eagle Eye

5.67
2008
Jerry Shaw and Rachel Holloman are thrown into turmoil by a woman they have never met. Threatening their lives and family, the unseen caller uses everyday technology to control their actions and push ...
Emulsional Rescue: Revealing 'The Godfather'

Emulsional Rescue: Revealing 'The Godfather'

2008
We hear from directors of photography, filmmakers, film historians, and restoration cinematographers. Paramount Post Production executive VP Martin Cohen, senior technical advisor Daniel Rosen, and sc...
A Timeless Call

A Timeless Call

2008
U.S. Veteran tribute made for the 2008 Democratic convention.
Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull

Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull

5.95
2008
Set during the Cold War, the Soviets are searching for a crystal skull which has supernatural powers related to a mystical Lost City of Gold. Professor Oxley, Indy's friend and colleague, has been cap...

2007.

9 Movies · 1 TV show
Fog City Mavericks

Fog City Mavericks

2007
Fog City Mavericks: The Filmmakers of San Francisco is a compelling exploration of the legendary filmmakers who call the San Francisco Bay Area home including George Lucas, Francis Ford Coppola, Clint...
View from the Overlook: Crafting 'The Shining'

View from the Overlook: Crafting 'The Shining'

2007
An overview of the making of The Shining can be found here.
AFI: 100 Years... 100 Movies... 10th Anniversary Edition

AFI: 100 Years... 100 Movies... 10th Anniversary Edition

2007
The American Film Institute chose the 100 greatest films.
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On the Lot

On the Lot

2007
On the Lot is a short-lived reality show competition for filmmaking, produced by Steven Spielberg and Mark Burnett. The show, which aired on Fox, featured filmmakers competing in weekly elimination co...
Transformers

Transformers

6.01
2007
Young teenager, Sam Witwicky, becomes involved in the ancient struggle between two extraterrestrial factions of transforming robots, the heroic Autobots and the evil Decepticons. The Decepticons will ...
The Visions of Stanley Kubrick

The Visions of Stanley Kubrick

8
2007
The Shining has a look at its visual design.
Spielberg on Spielberg

Spielberg on Spielberg

2007
Richard Schickel interviewed Steven Spielberg.
The Shark Is Still Working: The Impact & Legacy of Jaws

The Shark Is Still Working: The Impact & Legacy of Jaws

2007
Jaws has entertained and frightened viewers for three decades. Common elements of pop culture have been shaped by Jaws.

2006.

6 Movies · 1 TV show
The Sci-Fi Boys

The Sci-Fi Boys

2006
Legendary all-stars of cinema bring to life the evolution of science-fiction and special effects films from the wild and funny days of B-movies to blockbusters that have captured the world's imaginati...
Monster House

Monster House

7.2
2006
When monsters under the bed are scary, what happens when a house is out to get you?
Searching for Orson

Searching for Orson

2006
Narrated by Peter Bogdanovich, this biography of Orson Welles includes the emotional memoirs of actress Oja Kodar and interviews with Steven Spielberg, James Earl Jones, Jonathan Rosenbaum, Frank Mars...
Flags of Our Fathers

Flags of Our Fathers

6
2006
The US was raised by five Marines and one Navy Corpsman. There is a flag outdoors. On February 23, 1945, Joe Rosenthal wrote a novel. One of the three surviving servicemen is John 'Doc' Bradley. Rene ...
TV
The Nine

The Nine

2006
Nine people are caught in a bank robbery gone wrong and endure a 52-hour hostage standoff that will leave more than one person dead. They will be forever affected and intertwined because of it.
Spell Your Name

Spell Your Name

2006
100,000 people were killed in the Babi Yar massacre.
Letters from Iwo Jima

Letters from Iwo Jima

3
2006
The story of the battle of Iwo Jima is told from the point of view of the Japanese who fought it.

2005.

6 Movies · 1 TV show
War of the Worlds

War of the Worlds

6.66
2005
Ray is a dockworker. A strange and powerful lightning storm hit the area after his ex-wife and her new husband dropped off his teenage son and young daughter for a rare weekend visit.
Memoirs of a Geisha

Memoirs of a Geisha

5
2005
In the years before World War II, a penniless Japanese child is torn from her family to work as a maid in a geisha house in a sweeping romantic epic.
Star Wars: Episode III - Revenge of the Sith

Star Wars: Episode III - Revenge of the Sith

6.06
2005
The Jedi had to choose between Darth Sidious and unlimited power.
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Into the West

Into the West

3.5
2005
The lives of two families, one white American and one native American, become intertwined through the momentous events of American expansion between 1824 and 1890.
Munich

Munich

6.03
2005
Black September took the Israeli athletes hostage and killed them. The Mossad agents were hired by the Israeli government to execute the people responsible for the attack.
The Legend of Zorro

The Legend of Zorro

5.95
2005
After she filed for divorce, Elena found comfort in the arms of Count Armand. Alejandro is aware of something. With his marriage and the county's future at stake, it's up to Zorro to save two unions b...
Watch the Skies!: Science Fiction, the 1950s and Us

Watch the Skies!: Science Fiction, the 1950s and Us

2005
Directors Stephen Spielberg, George Lucas, Ridley Scott and James Cameron discuss the science fiction movies of the 1950s that influenced them.

2004.

13 Movies
Imaginary Witness: Hollywood and the Holocaust

Imaginary Witness: Hollywood and the Holocaust

2004
The subject of Hollywood's complicated relationship with Nazi Germany and the Holocaust is the subject of a 90-minute documentary. The questions it raises go right to the very nature of how film funct...
The Terminal

The Terminal

7.31
2004
When a coup d'etat exploded in his homeland, Viktor Navorski's plane took off, leaving it in shambles, and now he's stuck at Kennedy Airport, where he's holding a passport that nobody recognizes. Whil...
Survivors of the Shoah: Visual History Foundation

Survivors of the Shoah: Visual History Foundation

2004
11 minute introduction to the Visual History Foundation and the work being done to document and archive the first-person histories of the remaining Survivors of the Shoah.
The Cutting Edge: The Magic of Movie Editing

The Cutting Edge: The Magic of Movie Editing

6
2004
A documentary is about film editing. There are innovative editing styles in many films.
Artifact from the Future: The Making of 'THX 1138'

Artifact from the Future: The Making of 'THX 1138'

2004
The movie was made by George Lucas.
Making Saving Private Ryan

Making Saving Private Ryan

2004
Documentary about the filming and production of the 1998 WWII film 'Saving Private Ryan'
Voices from the List

Voices from the List

2004
Based exclusively on testimonies of "Schindler Juden" from the Institute’s Visual History Archive, Voices from the List continues beyond the narrative of the Academy Award®-winning film Schindler's Li...
Double Dare

Double Dare

2004
Wonder Woman and Xena's alter egos Jeannie Epper and Zo Bell would seem well-equipped for any challenges Hollywood might dish out. Finding roles in a male-dominated field can be more difficult than do...
'Duel': A Conversation with Director Steven Spielberg

'Duel': A Conversation with Director Steven Spielberg

2004
Director Steven Spielberg discusses the making of his motion picture Duel (1971).
The Force Is with Them: The Legacy of Star Wars

The Force Is with Them: The Legacy of Star Wars

2004
The Force Is with Them: The Legacy of Star Wars is a Video Documentary included in the 2004 DVD of the Star Wars Original Trilogy. It explained the impact of "Star Wars" on various directors and actor...
Cecil B. DeMille: American Epic

Cecil B. DeMille: American Epic

2004
The film director's introduction to the film industry is the subject of a documentary.
A Legacy of Filmmakers: The Early Years of American Zoetrope

A Legacy of Filmmakers: The Early Years of American Zoetrope

2004
The rise and fall of the independent studio was chronicled.
Empire of Dreams: The Story of the Star Wars Trilogy

Empire of Dreams: The Story of the Star Wars Trilogy

2004
Robert Clotworthy narrated Empire of Dreams: The Story of the Star Wars trilogy. There is a document about the making of the original Star Wars trilogy.

2003.

8 Movies
The Sound of 'Indiana Jones'

The Sound of 'Indiana Jones'

2003
Ben Burtt reveals which sounds he and his team at Skywalker Sound recorded to incorporate into the Indiana Jones trilogy.
The Stunts of 'Indiana Jones'

The Stunts of 'Indiana Jones'

2003
The men who created Indiana Jones and the those who performed the stunt work look on the ground breaking action sequences from the first three Indiana Jones films.
The Light and Magic of 'Indiana Jones'

The Light and Magic of 'Indiana Jones'

2003
The men from ILM who contributed to the special effect work of the first three Indiana Jones pictures look back and reveal some of their secrets.
The Music of 'Indiana Jones'

The Music of 'Indiana Jones'

2003
In this 2003 featurette, John Williams recalls composing the music for the first three Indiana Jones pictures and alludes to the possibility of scoring a fourth.
Catch Me If You Can: Behind the Camera

Catch Me If You Can: Behind the Camera

2003
A behind the scenes look at the making of Stephen Spielberg's Catch Me If You Can.
Robert Capa: In Love and War

Robert Capa: In Love and War

2003
Robert Capa's career spanned five epic conflicts across three continents before his death at the age of 40. The film shows Endre Freidman's transformation from a young Jewish boy in Hungary to Robert ...
Behind the Ears: The True Story of Roger Rabbit

Behind the Ears: The True Story of Roger Rabbit

2003
The documentary Who Framed Roger Rabbit was released in 2003
Indiana Jones: Making the Trilogy

Indiana Jones: Making the Trilogy

2003
George Lucas and Steven Spielberg made the Indiana Jones trilogy.

2002.

6 Movies · 2 TV shows
Catch Me If You Can

Catch Me If You Can

6.94
2002
The subject of a true story was Frank Abagnale Jr. He was a Pan Am pilot, doctor, and legal prosecutor before he was 19 years old. Someone is being tried on by an FBI agent. Even though he escapes cap...
Star Wars vs. Star Trek: The Rivalry Continues

Star Wars vs. Star Trek: The Rivalry Continues

2002
For a long time, STAR TREK fans have fought against STAR WARS fans over which is better. Both franchises have been involved in a battle for merchandise sales, publicity and box-office receipts. The sc...
Austin Powers in Goldmember

Austin Powers in Goldmember

5.8
2002
The world's most shagadelic spy continues his fight. It is evil. Mini-Me is a clone of a doctor. Austin's dad and girlfriend were with him.
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Taken

Taken

2
2002
Taken, also known as Steven Spielberg Presents Taken, is a science fiction miniseries which first aired on the Sci-Fi Channel in 2002 and won an Emmy Award for Outstanding Miniseries. Filmed in Vancou...
Price for Peace

Price for Peace

2002
Steven Spielberg is a historian. The unforgettable events in the Pacific Theater of World War II are chronicled in a film by Ambrose and James Moll. From the bombing of Pearl Harbor through the Americ...
Men in Black II

Men in Black II

6.21
2002
Kay and Jay reunite to provide our best, last and only line of defense against a sinister seductress who levels the toughest challenge yet to the MIB's untarnished mission statement – protecting Earth...
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Broken Silence

Broken Silence

2002
“Broken Silence” is composed of five hourlong shorts from a quintet of international directors: Hungary’s Janos Szasz (“Eyes of the Holocaust”), Argentina’s Luis Puenzo (“Some Who Lived”), Russia’s Pa...
Minority Report

Minority Report

6.88
2002
John Anderton is a top cop in the 21st century. When another investigator targets Anderton for a murder charge, he becomes the quarry.

2001.

10 Movies · 1 TV show
Shrek

Shrek

6.22
2001
If you're likable, it's hard to be green. On a mission to retrieve a gorgeous princess from the clutches of a fire-breathing dragon, Shrek teams up with an unlikely companion -- a wisecracking donkey....
R2-D2: Beneath the Dome

R2-D2: Beneath the Dome

2001
Mockumentary telling the never before told life story of the fictional robot R2-D2 from the Star Wars film series. The movie was made as a fun project by the cast and crew of Star Wars Episode II: Att...
Stanley Kubrick: A Life in Pictures

Stanley Kubrick: A Life in Pictures

2001
Hollywood stars give commentary on Stanley Kubrick's life and films in the documentary. The brother-in-law of Stanley Kubrick interviews some of the biggest names in film, like Jack Nicholson and Wood...
A.I. Artificial Intelligence

A.I. Artificial Intelligence

5.83
2001
His wife adopted David. David can't live a normal life because of unforeseen circumstances. Without final acceptance by humans or machines, David embarked on a journey to discover where he truly belon...
Jurassic Park III

Jurassic Park III

6.01
2001
Dr needs money for research. A large sum of money was accepted by Alan Grant to accompany Paul and Amanda Kirby on an aerial tour of the notorious Isla Sorna. It isn't long before all hell breaks loos...
The Joe Spinell Story

The Joe Spinell Story

2001
The Joe Spinell Story is a An outstanding and eye-opening documentary, made in 2001 for the Anchor Bay DVD release of Maniac (1980). His most notable roles were as mafioso Willi Cicci in The Godfather...
TV
Band of Brothers

Band of Brothers

7.25
2001
Band of Brothers is based on interviews with survivors of Easy Company, as well as their journals and letters, and chronicles the experiences of these men through the end of the war. As an elite rifle...
Semper Fi

Semper Fi

2001
Cliff Truckee doesn't want a privileged start in life at a top college. He fell in love with a girl on the way to join the Marines. Paris Island is physically tough, but it is troubles that are brough...
We Stand Alone Together

We Stand Alone Together

2001
The veterans gave an on-camera oral history of Easy Company. There is a mini-series called The Band of Brothers.
The Making of 'Close Encounters of the Third Kind'

The Making of 'Close Encounters of the Third Kind'

2001
A film about the making of 'Close Encounters of the Third Kind'.
The Beginning: Making 'Episode I'

The Beginning: Making 'Episode I'

2001
The process of making Star Wars: Episode I - The Phantom Menace is shown in this documentary. From pre-production through post-production, we get to see visual effects meetings, John Williams' music s...

2000.

6 Movies
Chuck Jones: Extremes and In-Betweens – A Life in Animation

Chuck Jones: Extremes and In-Betweens – A Life in Animation

2000
This biography, shown on American television as part of the PBS "Great Performances" series, examines the life works of one of Hollywood's most celebrated animators, Chuck (Charles M.) Jones. He is be...
Kurosawa

Kurosawa

2000
A documentary on a film maker.
What Lies Beneath

What Lies Beneath

6.33
2000
When she hears voices, she wonders if a spirit is trying to contact her. Her husband thinks it's all in her head. She's letting on that the man she loves knows more about her than she's letting on.
American Beauty: Look Closer...

American Beauty: Look Closer...

2000
A promotional short documentary on the making of the film American Beauty, directed by Sam Mendes and written by Alan Ball.
Eyes of the Holocaust

Eyes of the Holocaust

2000
Steven Spielberg and Survivors of the Shoah Visual History Foundation present interviews with survivors of the Nazi death camps in Hungary. Their tragic testimonies are illustrated through newsreels f...
Shooting War

Shooting War

2000
The first war to be reported and recorded by a combat photographer is the subject of the film. The brave soldiers risked their lives in order to capture history.

1999.

7 Movies · 2 TV shows
The Unfinished Journey

The Unfinished Journey

1999
A short about American life and history produced for the millennium New Year's Eve celebration.
Forever Hollywood

Forever Hollywood

1999
Noted Hollywood stars and directors talk about the history and evolution of the film industry in Los Angeles.
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The Directors

The Directors

1999
Documentary biography series featuring profiles of various famous film directors.
TV
The Early Show

The Early Show

1999
The Early Show is an American morning television show which was broadcast by CBS from New York City from 1999 to 2012. The program aired live from 7 to 9 a.m. Eastern Time Monday through Friday in the...
From Star Wars to Star Wars: The Story of Industrial Light & Magic

From Star Wars to Star Wars: The Story of Industrial Light & Magic

1999
The inside look at "Star Wars: Episode One - The Phantom Menace" is part of the evolution of George Lucas' special effects dream factory.
Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade: A Look Inside

Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade: A Look Inside

1999
TV documentary about the third film in the Indiana Jones series.
The Haunting

The Haunting

3.8
1999
There is a doctor. David invited Eleanor,Luke, and Theo to be part of a sleep disorder study. The unfortunate guests see the true nature of the mansion's horror when they realize that Marrow is more i...
Wakko's Wish

Wakko's Wish

6
1999
The Warner Brothers and the Warner Sister went on a quest to find a fallen wishing star to help Dot with her illness. Unfortunately the rest of the town, including an evil king, also hear about the st...
The Last Movie: Stanley Kubrick and 'Eyes Wide Shut'

The Last Movie: Stanley Kubrick and 'Eyes Wide Shut'

1999
The making of 'Eyes Wide Shut' is chronicled in a documentary.

1998.

4 Movies · 3 TV shows
The Mask of Zorro

The Mask of Zorro

5.28
1998
The fight between Don Diego de la Vega and the Spanish took place twenty years ago. After escaping from prison, he transforms Alejandro into his successor in order to foil the plans of the Don Rafael ...
Saving Private Ryan

Saving Private Ryan

6.5
1998
The United States. Three brothers are dead on the battlefield, with a fourth trapped behind enemy lines, after troops storm the beaches of Normandy. Ranger captain John Miller and seven men are tasked...
TV
Invasion America

Invasion America

1998
Invasion America is an animated science fiction series that aired in the prime time lineup on The WB Television Network and later as a part of the Kids' WB block programming. Steven Spielberg and Harv...
TV
Pinky, Elmyra & The Brain

Pinky, Elmyra & The Brain

10
1998
Steven Spielberg Presents Pinky, Elmyra & the Brain is the retooling of the American animated television series Pinky and the Brain, with the title characters being joined by Elmyra Duff from their ot...
The Last Days

The Last Days

1998
Five Jewish Hungarians, now U.S. citizens, tell their stories: before March, 1944, when Nazis began to exterminate Hungarian Jews, months in concentration camps, and visiting childhood homes more than...
TV
Toonsylvania

Toonsylvania

1998
In the first season of Toonsylvania, which ran from September 14, 1998 to December 21, 1998 on the Saturday morning cartoon block, it was moved to Tuesday afternoons. The reruns ran until 2000. It was...
Deep Impact

Deep Impact

6.63
1998
The planet is in danger of being destroyed by a seven-mile-wide space rock. The president of the United States has the power to save the world. He appoints a veteran astronaut to lead the American-Rus...

1997.

6 Movies · 1 TV show
Blacks and Jews

Blacks and Jews

1997
The documentary attempts to go beyond the sensationalized media coverage and stereotypes to examine several key conflicts from the point of view of both Black and Jewish activists.
AFI Life Achievement Award: A Tribute to Martin Scorsese

AFI Life Achievement Award: A Tribute to Martin Scorsese

1997
The American Film Institute presents Martin Scorsese with their twenty-fifth Life Achievement Award. Director, producer, editor, writer, actor, historian, movie buff, film preservationist and champion...
Men in Black

Men in Black

6.47
1997
A New York City cop is recruited as an agent in a top-secret organization to monitor and police alien activity on Earth after he chases down a strange being. In the middle of a deadly plot by an alien...
TV
Taff

Taff

1997
Taff is a tabloid news magazine.
Amistad

Amistad

6
1997
The Amistad was a slave ship that sailed from Cuba to America. The slaves revolted. After they are held prisoner in Connecticut, their release becomes the subject of heated debate. Theodore Joadson wa...
The Lost World: Jurassic Park

The Lost World: Jurassic Park

6.07
1997
Four years after the release of "Jurassic Park's genetically bred dinosaurs ran amok", multimillionaire John Hammond shocks chaos theorist Ian Malcolm by revealing that he has been breeding more beast...
Making the 'Lost World'

Making the 'Lost World'

1997
Behind-the-scenes documentary about the making of director Steven Spielberg's 1997 film "The Lost World."

1996.

5 Movies · 2 TV shows
The Making Of '1941'

The Making Of '1941'

1996
There are rare behind-the-scenes home movies and trivia facts in a non-narrated documentary about the making of the cult comedy classic.
Twister

Twister

6.3
1996
There are tornadoes in Oklahoma. A doctor is leading a group of tornado chasers. They are trying to release a device that will allow them to track them and create a more advanced warning system. They ...
The Universal Story

The Universal Story

1996
Richard Dreyfuss hosts a celebration of the 80 year history of Universal Studios. Founded as IMP by Carl Leammle to oppose Edison's Motion Picture Tust, it soon grew under the leadership of 21 year ol...
Survivors of the Holocaust

Survivors of the Holocaust

1996
This documentary blends personal accounts of what happened before, during and after WWII. One testimony tells of a sister sending tear-stained letters from the prison camp, while another survivor tell...
TV
The Spooktacular New Adventures of Casper

The Spooktacular New Adventures of Casper

8.33
1996
The television spin-off of the feature film was based on the Harvey Comics character of Casper the Friendly Ghost.
TV
High Incident

High Incident

1996
The ABC network has a police drama series called High Incident. The show was created by Steven Spielberg. It ran a total of 32 episodes.
The Making of ‘E.T. The Extraterrestrial’: A Look Back

The Making of ‘E.T. The Extraterrestrial’: A Look Back

1996
A documentary about the making of Steven Spielberg's movie "E.T". The Extra-Terrestrial.

1995.

7 Movies · 2 TV shows
In Search of Clarity: The Architecture of Gwathmey Siegel

In Search of Clarity: The Architecture of Gwathmey Siegel

1995
Charles Gwathmey has held steadfast to the spirit of modernism in his architecture from the day he successfully built his parents' home in 1967 based on the theories of Le Corbusier and American indiv...
Tiny Toons Night Ghoulery

Tiny Toons Night Ghoulery

6.86
1995
Babs Bunny and the Tiny Toons gang spoof various popular horror movies and TV shows in this Halloween Special. The works parodied are "Night Gallery", "The Twilight Zone", "The Devil and Daniel Webste...
Your Studio and You

Your Studio and You

7
1995
A parody of 1950s corporate/industrial films was commissioned by Universal Pictures executives.
TV
Freakazoid!

Freakazoid!

6
1995
Freakazoid! is an American animated television series created by Bruce Timm, and Paul Dini for the Kids' WB programming block of The WB. The series chronicles the adventures of the title character, Fr...
TV
Pinky and the Brain

Pinky and the Brain

5.38
1995
Pinky and Brain are genetically enhanced laboratory mice. Brain and Pinky are both scheming and good-natured. Brain's plan to take over the world ends in failure due to Pinky's idiocy, the impossibili...
Casper

Casper

5.82
1995
Furious that her late father only willed her his gloomy-looking mansion rather than his millions, Carrigan Crittenden is ready to burn the place to the ground when she discovers a map to a treasure hi...
Balto

Balto

5.44
1995
A half-wolf is at risk of dying.
The Making of 'Jurassic Park'

The Making of 'Jurassic Park'

1995
This documentary treats film fans to a behind-the-scenes look at the making of Jurassic Park, one of the 90's biggest hits and a milestone in special effects development. Narrated by James Earl Jones,...
The Making of Jaws

The Making of Jaws

1995
There is a documentary on the making of one of the greatest films ever made.

1994.

4 Movies · 1 TV show
A Century of Cinema

A Century of Cinema

1994
The first 100 years of the movies were looked at.
TV
Inside the Actors Studio

Inside the Actors Studio

1994
James is interviewing some of the world's most accomplished actors and directors.
Tiny Toons Spring Break Special

Tiny Toons Spring Break Special

5.32
1994
The 'Tiny Toons' gang decided to go to Ft. Lauderdale for Spring Break. With the help of Tommy Lee Jones in 'The Fugitive', they went on a mission to capture Buster, who they believed was the Easter B...
I'm Mad

I'm Mad

3.5
1994
In their first theater short, the Warner Brothers are joined by their sister. During a car ride with their Psychiatrist, Wakko is complaining. Otto Scratchansniff. A cartoon.
The Flintstones

The Flintstones

5.5
1994
A Stone Age family is featured in a cartoon. Barney and Fred are trying to adopt a child. Barney sees an opportunity to repay him after Slate Mining tests its employees to find a new executive. There ...

1993.

5 Movies · 5 TV shows
TV
Class of '96

Class of '96

1993
Class of '96 aired on Fox from January to May 1993 The University of Toronto was where the series was filmed.
TV
The X-Files

The X-Files

6.08
1993
The exploits of FBI agents are not well known. Because he believes in the existence of aliens and the supernatural, Scully is assigned to make scientific analyses of Mulder's discoveries that debunk h...
Jurassic Park

Jurassic Park

6.31
1993
There is a theme park. Before opening day, he invites a team of experts and his two grandsons to experience the park and help calm investors. Dinosaurs escaped from the park when the security systems ...
We're Back! A Dinosaur's Story

We're Back! A Dinosaur's Story

1993
Brain Grain cereals are fed to the dinosaurs by Captain New Eyes. They agree to go to the Middle Future in order to grant the wishes of children in New York city. They are going to see a doctor. The e...
TV
Animaniacs

Animaniacs

5.5
1993
The Warner Brothers' cartoons were too screwy for the general public to like, but they were created in the 1930's. The Warners got out of the water tower. There is chaos when they run wild.
TV
Family Dog

Family Dog

1993
Family Dog is an American animated television series that aired in the summer of 1993 on CBS. Created by Brad Bird, the series was about an average suburban family, the Binsfords, as told through the ...
TV
seaQuest DSV

seaQuest DSV

6
1993
The oceans have been colonized by mankind in the early 21st century. The United Earth Oceans Organization enlisted Captain Nathan Bridger and the submarine seaQuest DSV to explore the last frontier of...
Trail Mix-Up

Trail Mix-Up

1993
Roger Rabbit was chasing Baby Herman.
Class of '61

Class of '61

1993
Three West Point Cadets and their friends go on opposite sides of the Civil War, with tragic consequences. There is a plot involving a slave who kills a slave trader and goes on the run.
Schindler's List

Schindler's List

7.4
1993
The true story of how businessman Oskar Schindler saved over a thousand Jewish lives from the Nazis while they worked as slaves in his factory during World War II is told here.

1992.

1 Movie
Tiny Toon Adventures: How I Spent My Vacation

Tiny Toon Adventures: How I Spent My Vacation

7
1992
Term-time ends at Acme Looniversity and the Tiny Toon characters look forward to a summer filled with fun. Buster and Babs Bunny turn a water fight into a white-water rafting trip through the dangerou...

1991.

5 Movies
Cape Fear

Cape Fear

4.6
1991
Sam is an attorney. Max Cady is a rapist. Fourteen years ago, Sam was a public defender assigned to Max Cady's rape trial, and he made a serious error: he hid a document from his client that could hav...
A Wish for Wings That Work

A Wish for Wings That Work

1991
The Penguin is trying to be able to fly.
A Brief History of Time

A Brief History of Time

1991
There is a story about a scientist. He develops theories about time, black holes, and the origin of the universe despite being diagnosed with amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, orALS.
Hook

Hook

6.73
1991
Peter Pan has a workaholism that could cost him his wife and kids. When he went to see Granny Wendy, the Capt was angry. Peter's kids are kidnapped by Hook and he is forced to return to Neverland.
An American Tail: Fievel Goes West

An American Tail: Fievel Goes West

5.66
1991
The Mousekewitz's are still having problems with cats after moving to America. The mice and cats are promised that they will live in peace in the west. Cat R is a con artist. Waul has a plan of his ow...

1990.

9 Movies · 1 TV show
Arachnophobia

Arachnophobia

6.22
1990
A large spider from the jungles of South America is accidentally transported in a crate with a dead body to America where it mates with a local spider. The residents of a small California town disappe...
AFI Life Achievement Award: A Tribute to David Lean

AFI Life Achievement Award: A Tribute to David Lean

1990
David Lean is awarded the AFI Life Achievement.
Back to the Future Part III

Back to the Future Part III

5.9
1990
Marty is looking for Doc in the Wild West of 1885 in the final chapter of the Back to the Future trilogy. The travelers are stuck in a land of spurs when their time machine breaks down. Marty tangles ...
Martin Scorsese Directs

Martin Scorsese Directs

1990
Providing behind the scenes footage of the director on set with clips from his own films, Martin Scorsese Directs depicts to riveting effect the way Scorsese brings the written story to life on the bi...
TV
Tiny Toon Adventures

Tiny Toon Adventures

6
1990
Tiny Toon Adventures, is an American animated comedy television series produced by Amblin Entertainment and Warner Bros. Animation and was broadcast from September 14, 1990 through May 28, 1995. It fo...
Dreams

Dreams

2.5
1990
The stories are based on the director's dreams.
Roller Coaster Rabbit

Roller Coaster Rabbit

1990
Baby Herman is in an amusement park and Roger Rabbit is trying to keep him safe.
Joe Versus the Volcano

Joe Versus the Volcano

7
1990
Hypochondriac Joe Banks finds out he has six months to live, quits his dead end job, musters the courage to ask his co-worker out on a date, and is hired to jump into a volcano by a mysterious visitor...
Gremlins 2: The New Batch

Gremlins 2: The New Batch

6
1990
Billy and Kate move to the Big Apple, land jobs in a high-tech office park, and end up getting along with Gizmo. There is a new generation of Gremlins. The situation gets worse when the green creature...
The Muppets Celebrate Jim Henson

The Muppets Celebrate Jim Henson

1990
While the Muppets prepare a tribute to the late Jim Henson, they learn about the life and career of the renowned puppeteer and film maker.

1989.

5 Movies
Back to the Future Part II

Back to the Future Part II

6.33
1989
Marty and Doc are at it again in this wacky sequel to the 1985 blockbuster, as the time-traveling duo head to 2015 to nip some McFly family troubles in the bud. Things are going wrong and Biff Tannen ...
Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade

Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade

5.98
1989
When Dr. Henry Jones Jr. If Indiana is to follow in his father's footsteps, he must team up with other people to stop the Nazis from recovering the power of eternal life.
Tummy Trouble

Tummy Trouble

1989
Roger Rabbit was once again chosen to babysit Baby Herman.
Dad

Dad

1989
A busy executive learns that his mother may be dying. He is closer to his father than before. The executive realized what was missing after being estranged from his son.
Always

Always

7.33
1989
Pete Sandich was a reckless fire-fighting pilot who was killed in the line of duty. Pete was told by an angel to pass on his aviation knowledge to his successor. After several months of grieving, Pete...

1988.

2 Movies
Who Framed Roger Rabbit

Who Framed Roger Rabbit

5.9
1988
Roger is worried that his wife is playing pattycake with someone else, so the studio hired a detective to look into her. Roger is a suspect in Marvin's death.
The Land Before Time

The Land Before Time

5.72
1988
The Great Valley is being looked for by Littlefootosaurus. Dinosaurs can live in vegetation. Along the way, he meets four other young dinosaurs, each one a different species, and they encounter severa...

1987.

6 Movies · 1 TV show
*batteries not included

*batteries not included

6
1987
The residents of the block of apartments resist the criminal methods used to force them to leave so that a greedy tycoon can build his new skyscraper. When mechanical aliens land for a refill, they de...
The China Odyssey: Empire of the Sun

The China Odyssey: Empire of the Sun

1987
The film Empire of the Sun was directed by Steven Spielberg.
Harry and the Hendersons

Harry and the Hendersons

7.25
1987
The Henderson family returned from a hunting trip in the forest and hit an animal on the road. They initially thought it was a man, but when they looked at it, it was a bigfoot. They decided to take i...
Innerspace

Innerspace

6.75
1987
A pilot is doing an experiment. Jack Putter Accidentally injected into a neurotic hypochondriac, Jack Putter, Tuck must convince Jack to find his ex-girlfriend, Lydia Maxwell, to help him extract Tuck...
TV
The Tracey Ullman Show

The Tracey Ullman Show

6
1987
A British-born comedian hosts a variety show. Married was the second prime time series on the Fox network. The show ended on May 26, 1990. Two companies produce the show. Paula Abdul helped with many ...
Three O'Clock High

Three O'Clock High

1987
Nerdy high schooler Jerry Mitchell is assigned to write an article for the school paper about the infamous new delinquent transfer student, Buddy Revell. When Jerry accidentally invades Buddy's person...
Empire of the Sun

Empire of the Sun

3.5
1987
Jamie Graham was an English boy when the Japanese invaded. A sailor watches Jamie. Even though he is separated from his parents and in a hostile environment, Jamie still maintains his dignity and yout...

1986.

4 Movies
The Making of Back to the Future

The Making of Back to the Future

1986
' Back to the Future' was made.
Amazing Stories

Amazing Stories

1986
A feature film edited from three episodes of Amazing Stories (1985): The Mission, Mummy Daddy and Go to the Head of the Class
The Money Pit

The Money Pit

9
1986
After being evicted from their Manhattan apartment, a couple buy what looks like the home of their dreams, only to find themselves saddled with a bank-account draining nightmare. As their mansion fall...
An American Tail

An American Tail

5.58
1986
At the turn of the 20th century, a young mouse named Fievel and his family decide to migrate to America, a land without cats. Fievel ends up in the New World alone and has to fight off not only the fe...

1985.

9 Movies · 1 TV show
The Goonies

The Goonies

6.5
1985
A teen named Mikey Walsh found a treasure map in his father's attic. Wanting to save their homes from being demolished, Data Wang, Chunk Cohen, and Mouth Devereaux run off on a big quest to find the s...
Back to the Future

Back to the Future

6.13
1985
Marty McFly wreaked havoc on his parents' first meeting in 1955. Marty needs the help of Doc Brown.
Young Sherlock Holmes

Young Sherlock Holmes

4
1985
There is a doctor and a detective. They met at a boarding school. He is known for his ability as a young person. There was a plan to kill people.
Vanessa in the Garden

Vanessa in the Garden

1985
When a brilliant young artist's beloved wife dies in a carriage wreck, the grief-stricken husband is possessed with an incredible plan to bring her back through his art.
David Lean: A Life in Film

David Lean: A Life in Film

1985
A documentary video that profiles the life of David Lean, the director of Doctor Zhivago and Lawrence of Arabia.
Fandango

Fandango

1985
Five college buddies from the University of Texas circa 1971 embark on a final road trip odyssey across the Mexican border before facing up to uncertain futures in Vietnam.
TV
Amazing Stories

Amazing Stories

5.33
1985
The anthology series was presented by Steven Spielberg and featured guest appearances by many famous actors, actresses and directors.
The Making of 'The Goonies'

The Making of 'The Goonies'

1985
TV documentary about the making of 'The Goonies'
The Color Purple

The Color Purple

2
1985
An epic tale spanning forty years in the life of Celie, an African-American woman living in the South who survives incredible abuse and bigotry. After Celie's abusive father marries her off to the equ...
The Making of 'Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom'

The Making of 'Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom'

1985
A documentary following the various stages in the production of Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom (1984).

1984.

2 Movies
Gremlins

Gremlins

5.85
1984
Billy Peltzer inadvertently broke three important rules of caring for a Mogwai, and unleashed a horde of mischievous gremlins on a small town when he was given a strange but adorable pet named Gizmo f...
Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom

Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom

5.9
1984
Indiana Jones was asked by a village to find a mystical stone. A cult was planning a terrible plan.

1983.

1 Movie
Twilight Zone: The Movie

Twilight Zone: The Movie

1983
This is a remake of four episodes of the show. Each is very similar to its original, where eerie and disturbing situations start to spin out of control. The film is divided into four parts: 'Time Out'...

1982.

3 Movies
Room 666

Room 666

1982
To answer a simple question about the future of cinema, Wenders asked a number of global film directors to go into a hotel room, turn on the camera, and answer.
Poltergeist

Poltergeist

5.71
1982
Steve Freeling lives with his wife, Diane, and their three children, Dana,Robbie, and Carol Anne, in Southern California, where he sells houses for the company that built the neighborhood. There are s...
E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial

E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial

6.59
1982
An alien befriends a boy. The alien was introduced to his family by his father. Soon, E.T will be here. Government intervention and a dire situation for the alien were caused byElliott falling ill.

1981.

4 Movies · 1 TV show
Continental Divide

Continental Divide

1981
An eagle researcher is in love with a journalist.
TV
Wanna bet, that..?

Wanna bet, that..?

1981
Wetten, dass..? was a long-running German-language entertainment television show. It is the most successful Saturday television show in Europe. Its format was the basis for the British show You Bet! a...
Great Movie Stunts: Raiders of the Lost Ark

Great Movie Stunts: Raiders of the Lost Ark

1981
Harrison Ford hosted the movie 'Raiders of the Lost Ark'.
Raiders of the Lost Ark

Raiders of the Lost Ark

6.16
1981
Indiana Jones was hired by the government to find the legendary Ark of the Covenant, but he was up against the entire Nazi regime.

1980.

3 Movies
Used Cars

Used Cars

3.5
1980
When the owner of a struggling used car lot is killed, it's up to the dealership's hot-shot salesman to save the property from falling into the hands of the owner's ruthless brother and used-car rival...
The Blues Brothers

The Blues Brothers

7.2
1980
Jake Blues, just released from prison, put his old band back together to save the catholic home where he and his brother were raised.
Star Wars: Music by John Williams

Star Wars: Music by John Williams

1980
BBC documentary. Witness John Williams composing the legendary score for The Empire Strikes Back and conducting the London Symphony Orchestra.

1979.

1 Movie
1941

1941

6
1979
panic grips California after the attack on Pearl Harbor, where a military officer leads a mob chasing a Japanese sub.

1978.

1 Movie · 2 TV shows
I Wanna Hold Your Hand

I Wanna Hold Your Hand

1978
If they didn't see the Beatles in the U.S.A. They wouldn't like themselves for the rest of their lives.
TV
The South Bank Show

The South Bank Show

1978
The South Bank Show was produced by ITV between 1978 and 2010 and was a television arts magazine show. Sky Arts started a new series on May 27th. The show is presented by Melvyn Bragg and aims to brin...
TV
The Kennedy Center Honors

The Kennedy Center Honors

1978
Those who have contributed to American culture are honored by the Kennedy Center.

1977.

1 Movie · 1 TV show
Close Encounters of the Third Kind

Close Encounters of the Third Kind

6.02
1977
A line worker feels drawn to an isolated area in the wilderness where something spectacular is about to happen after having an encounter with ufologists.

1975.

2 Movies
Lost in the Garden of the World

Lost in the Garden of the World

1975
Cannes is the town in France where Bergman meets bikinis, and the art of filmmaking meets the art of the deal. In 1975, a group of expat Kiwis managed to score interviews with some of the festival's e...
Jaws

Jaws

6.03
1975
The police chief, an oceanographer, and a grizzled shark hunter are trying to destroy a great white shark that is decimating the town of Amity Island.

1974.

2 Movies
New England Our Way

New England Our Way

1974
The program is a fascinating look some at the key people involved with JAWS before it was released. It contains interviews with the “big three” of Scheider, Dreyfuss and Shaw, Steven Spielberg, and Ma...
The Sugarland Express

The Sugarland Express

4
1974
The Poplins lost their baby in Texas and are determined to get him back. Lou-Jean and her husband took a highway patrolman hostage. As a massive dragnet starts to pursue them across Texas, the couple ...

1973.

3 Movies · 1 TV show
AFI Life Achievement Award: A Tribute to John Ford

AFI Life Achievement Award: A Tribute to John Ford

1973
Shortly before his death in 1973, John Ford was given the first ever Lifetime Achievement Award by the AFI while friends and co-workers shared reminiscences.
Ace Eli and Rodger of the Skies

Ace Eli and Rodger of the Skies

1973
The story of Ace Eli Walford, a 1920s stunt flyer who barnstorms around the country, taking his eleven-year-old son Rodger with him as he goes from town to town. The place is rural Kansas, and the ti...
Savage

Savage

1973
A TV reporter is looking at compromising photographs of a Supreme Court nominee.

1972.

1 Movie
Something Evil

Something Evil

1972
A couple moves into a farmhouse. They don't know that there is an unseen presence in the house and that it wants to take possession of the wife.

1971.

4 Movies · 2 TV shows
Columbo: Murder By the Book

Columbo: Murder By the Book

1971
When one member of a mystery writing team wants to break from his less talented partner, he becomes the victim in a real-life murder mystery. Even if he isn't on the same page, Columbo is on the scene...
Directed by John Ford

Directed by John Ford

1971
There is a documentary about John Ford.
TV
Columbo

Columbo

4.89
1971
Columbo is a police detective who is often underestimated by his suspects. Despite his unprepossessing appearance, he was able to get all the evidence he needed for an indictment. Late in the storylin...
LA 2017

LA 2017

1971
An extended, feature-length episode of the show The Name of the Game, a pioneering sci-fi/drama series that had a narrative that rotated between three primary characters. Glenn Howard, while driving ...
TV
Owen Marshall: Counselor at Law

Owen Marshall: Counselor at Law

1971
Arthur Hill starred in Owen Marshall, Counselor at Law. The series was aired by ABC from 1971 to 1974. There was a two-hour pilot movie in the 1971 ABC Movie of the Week.
Duel

Duel

1971
The driver of the rusty tanker was angry with David Mann. Mann struggles to stay on the road as the tanker plays with his life.

1969.

1 Movie · 1 TV show
TV
Marcus Welby, M.D.

Marcus Welby, M.D.

4.8
1969
M.D. by Marcus Welby It aired on ABC from 1969 to 1976. It was produced by David Victor and David J and starred Robert Young as a family doctor. O'Connell. On March 26, 1969 A Matter of Humanities air...
Night Gallery

Night Gallery

1969
"The Cemetery" was directed by Boris Sagal, "Eyes" was directed by Steven Spielberg, and "The Escape Route" was directed by Barry Shear. The TV series of the same name was a backdoor pilot for this fi...

1968.

1 Movie · 2 TV shows
TV
60 Minutes

60 Minutes

6
1968
America's popular television News magazine in which an ever changing team of CBS News correspondents contributes segments ranging from hard news coverage to politics to lifestyle and pop culture.
TV
The Name of the Game

The Name of the Game

1968
The Name of the Game starred Tony Franciosa, Gene Barry, and Robert Stack and ran from 1968 to 1971 on NBC. The wheel series set the stage for The Bold Ones and the NBC Mystery Movie in the 70s. The b...
Amblin'

Amblin'

1968
Two people meet in the desert and decide to travel together. The two travellers walk and hitch-hike their way down the road to their destination, the beach, becoming friends and lovers.

1964.

1 Movie
Firelight

Firelight

1964
A group of scientists investigate a series of coloured lights in the sky and the disappearance of people, animals and objects from a fictional American town.

1961.

2 Movies
Escape to Nowhere

Escape to Nowhere

1961
Spielberg was 13 years old when he made the film. 40 minutes is the length of the film.

1959.

1 Movie

1953.

1 TV show
TV
The Oscars

The Oscars

1953
The film industry is honored. A copy of the Oscar statuette is given to the various category winners. The Hollywood Roosevelt Hotel was where the first awards were held.

Unknown Year.

5 Movies · 1 TV show
TV
Masters of the Air

Masters of the Air

The story of the U.S. The tip of the spear was the Army Air Corps' Eighth Air Force.
The Fabelmans

The Fabelmans

The subject of a drama is Spielberg's childhood.
Maestro

Maestro

A portrait of Leonard Bernstein's charisma and passion for music as he rose to fame as America's first native born, world renowned conductor, all along following his ambition to compose both symphony ...
Blackhawk

Blackhawk

An international squadron of fighters led by an ace pilot defeated the Nazis in World War II.
Gremlins 3

Gremlins 3

There will be a sequel.
Lawrence of Arabia: A Conversation with Steven Spielberg

Lawrence of Arabia: A Conversation with Steven Spielberg

Steven Spielberg talked about Lawrence of Arabia.
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