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Poll: Most Iconic Scene from a Spielberg Movie?

Steven Spielberg is one of the most respected Hollywood film makers of the modern age.

A product of the Hollywood New Wave, Spielberg has gone on to give birth to the blockbuster with Jaws (1975) and helm classics such as Saving Private Ryan (1998) and E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial (1982).

Which scene from his movies, as nominated by IMDb's Poll Board Members, do you feel is the most iconic of his filmography?

See also:

Most Iconic Scene from a Scorsese Movie?

Most Iconic Scene from a Christopher Nolan Movie

Most Iconic Scene from a James Cameron Movie?

Discuss the list here

Make Your Choice

  1. Vote!

    Harrison Ford in Indiana Jones and the Raiders of the Lost Ark (1981)

    "This is it... this is where Forrestal cashed in" - The opening scene, right up until the boulder escape

    Nominated by The-Social-Introvert

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    Dun-nun...Dun-nun...Dun-nun - The opening scene

    Nominated by The-Social-Introvert

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    Jurassic Park (1993)

    "ROOOAAAAAR" - The T-Rex roaring at the screen at the end of the film

    Nominated by The-Social-Introvert

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    Harrison Ford, Terry Leonard, and Sergio Mioni in Indiana Jones and the Raiders of the Lost Ark (1981)

    "I'm makin' this up as I go" - The horse/car/bike/truck chase

    Nominated by The-Social-Introvert

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    Henry Thomas and Pat Welsh in E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial (1982)

    "Not so high!" - ET and Elliot flying on the bicycle across the face of the moon

    Nominated by RbDeraj

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    Amrish Puri in Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom (1984)

    "Kali Ma! Shukti deh!" - Mola Ram removing the heart and sending a victim to the fiery depths

    Nominated by RbDeraj

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    Schindler's List (1993)

    The long walk - The Jews arrive at the concentration camp

    Nominated by Dibyayan_Chakravorty

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    Saving Private Ryan (1998)

    D-Day - The opening Omaha beach battle

    Nominated by Dibyayan_Chakravorty

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    Daniel Day-Lewis in Lincoln (2012)

    A man and his horse - Abe Lincoln marches on his steed

    Nominated by Dibyayan_Chakravorty

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    Jeremy Irvine in War Horse (2011)

    A horse and his boy- Albert Narracott together with the war horse

    Nominated by Dibyayan_Chakravorty

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    Jaws (1975)

    "Gonna need a bigger boat!" - The shark suddenly appears and then disappears at the stern of the boat, prompting the classic one-liner from Roy Schieder

    Nominated by urbanemovies

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    Schindler's List (1993)

    The final scene - The Schindler Jews walk by his grave

    Nominated by TheMovieSmith

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    Schindler's List (1993)

    A child's innocence - The little girl is murdered in the ghetto; the contrast of the red coat she was wearing stands out in the black and white film itself

    Nominated by TheMovieSmith

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    Jurassic Park (1993)

    '' Jurassic Park'' - The Brachiosaurus scene

    Nominated by Drevnibor

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    Joseph Mazzello in Jurassic Park (1993)

    Thump...thump...thump... - The T-Rex's footfalls causing water in glass to ripple

    Nominated by ChaWiFu

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    "Close Encounters of the Third Kind" Cary Guffey

    He sees the light - A small boy stands in his doorway, watching the orange lights of a UFO fly past

    Nominated by kobe_q

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    Daniel Day-Lewis in Lincoln (2012)

    A walk to death - Lincoln sets off to the theater

    Nominated by kobe_q

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    Adi Nitzan and Jonathan Sagall in Schindler's List (1993)

    Gas attack? - The women enter the gas chambers only to find that water emits from the pipes

    Nominated by kobe_q

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    Christian Bale and Takatarô Kataoka in Empire of the Sun (1987)

    Between the lines - A toy plane flies through the fence between a Japanese and an English boy

    Nominated by kobe_q

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    Leonardo DiCaprio and Tom Hanks in Catch Me If You Can (2002)

    "Put your hands on your head!" - Hanratty arrives at the hotel to arrest Frank Abagnale. Frank comes out of the bathroom pretending to be a secret service agent, almost getting shot but manages to escape

    Nominated by kobe_q

  21. Vote!

    Jurassic Park (1993)

    "When you gotta go, go gotta go" - Donald Gennaro meets the T-Rex in the toilet

    Nominated by Pencho15

  22. Vote!

    Bob Peck in Jurassic Park (1993)

    "...Clever girl..." - Robert Muldoon vs the raptor

    Nominated by Pencho15

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    Tom Hanks in Bridge of Spies (2015)

    Straight swap - The prisoner exchange scene

    Nominated by Pencho15

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    Tom Cruise and Dakota Fanning in War of the Worlds (2005)

    The charging inferno - Teh shot of the speeding train on fire

    Nominated by Pencho15

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    Drew Barrymore and Pat Welsh in E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial (1982)

    ET goes home - The goodbyes at the end

    Nominated by Pencho15

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    Carey Loftin in Duel (1971)

    Going down - The truck falling into the ravine

    Nominated by ElMaruecan82

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    "Close Encounters of the Third Kind" Richard Dreyfuss

    The caster - Roy Neary sculpting with mashed potatoes

    Nominated by ElMaruecan82

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    Reunion - The ending

    Nominated by ElMaruecan82

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    Christian Bale in Empire of the Sun (1987)

    A view from a roof- Christian Bale on the roof of the internment camp during the allied attack

    Nominated by TheRedcrosseKnight

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    "Close Encounters of the Third Kind" Richard Dreyfuss and aliens

    We come in peace- Aliens exiting the spaceship

    Nominated by Dweezer

  31. Vote!


    Communications- The future mech talks to David

    Nominated by Dweezer

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    Lunch time- The shark takes a bite out of Quint

    Nominated by flyerzzrul

  33. Vote!


    "It's a Velociraptor"- The kitchen scene

    Nominated by DoctorBuster

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