29. 'Always' (1989)
The director and his Jaws star Richard Dreyfuss were reportedly obsessed with the Spencer Tracy film A Guy Named Joe – so why not remake it as an, er, tepid, over-produced romance? Dreyfuss plays a daredevil pilot who puts out forest fires; he later crashes, dies, and returns as a ghost to help the hunky young pilot (Brad Johnson) who will take his place professionally and in the heart of a sassy, sexy air traffic controller (Holly Hunter). Spielberg stages the airborne scenes and the crash sequence with his usual professionalism, but he can’t make the love-story sparks fly at all.