Steven Spielberg's Movies, Ranked Worst to Best

From 'Raiders' to 'Ready Player One,' the King of Hollywood's work from completists-only to modern classics

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26. 'Hook' (1991)

Robin Williams plays a bourgeois corporate type who just happens to be Peter Pan all grown up in the real world. When his kids are kidnapped by Captain Hook (a preening, craggly Dustin Hoffman), he has to travel back to Neverland and reclaim his inner child, so he can fly again, fight his old nemesis and save his family. It marks, in many ways, the fulcrum on which Spielberg's career turns: With this film, he stopped making movies about innocence lost, and started to focus on stories about fathers and the responsibilities of parenthood, both real and metaphorical. As an action movie or a take on the Pan mythology, however, it never gets off the ground.

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