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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24. 'The Lost World: Jurassic Park' (1997)

When he makes actual sequels, Spielberg has a tendency to go way, way dark. (See Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom.) This follow-up to his 1993 box-office juggernaut about genetically engineered dinosaurs wreaking havoc jettison the modern-day theme park setting; this time, there's a second island where dinosaurs have been bred. Things go predictably haywire, yet The Lost World feels decidedly less kid-friendly and decidedly more unpleasant than its blockbuster predecessor. Which makes it somewhat effective as a thriller – you get the sense throughout that no character is safe – and uncharacteristically nasty as a piece of Spielberg-ian multiplex entertainment.

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