Some of the Worst Spielberg Movies

Some of the Worst Spielberg Movies

  • By Movie Moments
  • Dec 13
Two men leaning down in cave.

Oh no, settle in because we're diving into the cinematic rollercoaster that is Steven Spielberg's worst films. Now, don't get me wrong, I love Spielberg like I love a good cold beer after a long day, but even the best of us have our stinkers. So, let's sit back, and take a stroll down the memory lane of Spielberg's not-so-greatest hits.

'1941' (1979)

First up, we got '1941' from 1979. Now, I don't know what the hell Spielberg was thinking with this one. It's like he took a bunch of zany characters, threw 'em in World War II, and hoped for the best. But instead of hitting the mark, it's like he shot himself in the foot. The only thing memorable about this movie is how forgettable it is.

'Twilight Zone: The Movie' (1983)

Then there's 'Twilight Zone: The Movie' from 1983. Now, I love the Twilight Zone as much as the next guy, but Spielberg's segment was like a bad trip. It's got John Lithgow seeing gremlins on a plane. I mean, come on, Spielberg, even Shatner's version was better, and that's saying something. 

'The BFG' (2016)

Now, 'The BFG' from 2016, or as I like to call it, the Big Freakin' Gargantuan disappointment. I mean, a friendly giant and a little girl on an adventure? Sounds like a winner, right? Wrong. This thing was more like a snooze-fest than an enchanting tale. I'd rather watch paint dry than sit through that again. 

'The Terminal' (2004)

Next on the chopping block is 'The Terminal' from 2004. Tom Hanks stuck in an airport for nearly two hours? Talk about a captive audience, and I don't mean that in a good way. I'd rather be stuck in a TSA line than endure this terminal boredom. Spielberg, you missed the flight on this one, buddy.

'Always' (1989)

Oh, and who could forget 'Always' from 1989? Well, most people, actually. It's like Spielberg tried to do a romantic drama, and instead, he delivered a romantic dud. The only thing always about this movie is how always I want my time back after watching it. 

'Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull' (2008)

Now, let's talk about 'Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull' from 2008. I mean, seriously? Aliens and friggin' Shia LaBeouf swinging on vines with monkeys? What in the hell were you smoking, Spielberg? That's not the Indiana Jones I grew up with. Crystal skulls and nuked fridges? Get outta here! 

Look, Spielberg's had his ups and downs, just like the rest of us. The man's a legend, no doubt about it, but even legends stumble. So, let's raise a glass to the hits, endure the misses, and hope that Spielberg's next flick is more 'Jaws' and less 'BFG.' Cheers!

What's your least favorite Spielberg film?


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