Schindler's List (1993)

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Directed By Steven Spielberg Steven Spielberg Starring Liam Neeson Liam Neeson  •  Ben Kingsley Ben Kingsley  •  Ralph Fiennes Ralph Fiennes  •  Caroline Goodall Caroline Goodall  •  Jonathan Sagall Jonathan Sagall Genres Based-on-20th-Century-Literature  •  Based-on-a-True-Story  •  Biopic  •  Drama  •  Historical Film  •  War Drama  •  War Studios &
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Release Info 1993-11-30T00:00:00Z November 30, 1993
B&W and Color  •  195 minutes R Rated R
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Comments (38)

 
Seb

Seb on 12/27/2011 Reply  · 

Filmmaking of the highest order. I'm sick of people disregarding spielberg as a great director, he's made more classics than Kubrick and yet people continue to bad mouth him. Close encounters, e.t., indiana jones, Munich, saving private Ryan, schindlers list, the man's a legend!

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Seb

Seb on 2/9/2012 Reply  · 

But kubricks still better.....hahaha

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julinona

julinona on 3/30/2013 Reply  · 

Hell yeah!

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AverageMovieBuff

AverageMovieBuff on 4/20/2015 Reply  · 

Obviously/

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movielover1994

movielover1994 on 10/14/2013 Reply  · 

This Is My Favorite Steven Spielberg Film.

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Danielod

Danielod on 3/12/2014 Reply  · 

Fantastic movie!

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AverageMovieBuff

AverageMovieBuff on 4/20/2015 Reply  · 

Great movie but ultimately overrated. Very gritty and unapologetic which is good for an anti-war movie. It is seemingly just a simple good vs. bad dynamic overall though. The characters weren't that engaging and seemed to be driven on showing brutality.

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Lucas_Henrique

Lucas_Henrique on 9/20/2020 Reply  · 

Greatest movie ever made.

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TommyDoyle78

TommyDoyle78 on 6/20/2015 Reply  · 

Overrated, definitely.

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Koroy

Koroy on 7/4/2015 Reply  · 

One of the greatest movie ever made

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TommyDoyle78

TommyDoyle78 on 10/23/2015 Reply  · 

Holding up very well.

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Eagleskywalker87

Eagleskywalker87 on 1/15/2018 Reply  · 

An absolute masterpiece!

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PiccoloKing

PiccoloKing on 9/26/2018 Reply  · 

Insufferable Zionist propaganda.

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PiccoloKing

PiccoloKing on 9/27/2018 Reply  · 

Pretty sure Jewish Hollywood masturbates to this movie.

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Lucas_Henrique

Lucas_Henrique on 9/20/2020 Reply  · 

anti-semite.

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PiccoloKing

PiccoloKing on 6/21/2021 Reply  · 

"Anti-Semitic" is a phrase which means "against Semites" but has come to be used solely as meaning "anti-Jewish". The irony inherent in this ill-used phrase is that the Semitic Arabs are actually amongst the greatest victims in the crime and fraud known as Zionism, in which Russian Jews, who are racially non-Semitic, in the first half of the Twentieth Century, fostered and executed a plan to create an officially recognised Jewish homeland in Palestine. The result of which was the mass displacement and persecution of the indigenous Arab citizens. This is without doubt "anti-semitism" at its worst. And yet to state this plain fact openly today is to invite the accusation of being "anti-Semitic"!

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robela740

robela740 on Oct 1 Reply  · 

Piccolo king wtf are you saying this doesn't say a thing about that palestine crisis the movie is about a particular historical event or are you saying it is a lie ?? holocaust didn't happen??

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PiccoloKing

PiccoloKing on Oct 8 Reply  · 

No, the Holocaust didn’t happen - not the way we’ve been told anyway. The 6 million number is a HUGE exaggeration, if not a fabrication. Go read up on the Balfour Declaration: Plans were being laid for the establishment of a Jewish Homeland in Palestine as early as 1917 - long before the Nazi regime came into power.

Holohoax was a ruse to allow the illegal Jewish occupation of Palestine. A genocide had to be engineered (or fabricated) to convince the world that Jews were unsafe in Europe and needed a homeland of their own. This deception is called Zionism. No surprise that The Jew York Times was among the first to report on the Holohoax, when no one else was publishing these lies.

Schindler’s List is propaganda because it’s a false Zionist depiction of history.

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LOR13

LOR13 on 12/3/2018 Reply  · 

No finer film about the Holocaust has ever been made. Spielberg's magnum opus. Expertly filmed, three plus hours of engrossing drama. Neeson and Kingsley are great. Fiennes' Amon Goeth is one of the all time great antagonists.

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Margolis

Margolis on 2/10/2019 Reply  · 

Hate this movie, its basically anti-German propaganda that attempts to subvert the history of WW2. Do not let your kids see this pile of lies and hate.

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Lucas_Henrique

Lucas_Henrique on 9/20/2020 Reply  · 

Pathetic anti-semite.

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PiccoloKing

PiccoloKing on 6/21/2021 Reply  · 

"Anti-Semitic" is a phrase which means "against Semites" but has come to be used solely as meaning "anti-Jewish". The irony inherent in this ill-used phrase is that the Semitic Arabs are actually amongst the greatest victims in the crime and fraud known as Zionism, in which Russian Jews, who are racially non-Semitic, in the first half of the Twentieth Century, fostered and executed a plan to create an officially recognised Jewish homeland in Palestine. The result of which was the mass displacement and persecution of the indigenous Arab citizens. This is without doubt "anti-semitism" at its worst. And yet to state this plain fact openly today is to invite the accusation of being "anti-Semitic"!

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Vosik

Vosik on 5/6/2019 Reply  · 

Absolutely terrible movie. I just don't understand how a director as talented as Steven Spielberg (with amazing films like Raiders of the Lost Ark and Minority Report) can make such a bad film. The story is dumb, makes no sense and the movie just tries to fuck with the viewers' emotions for over 3 hours. One of the worst films I've ever seen in my entire life. I'm giving it like a 2/10.

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Eagleskywalker87

Eagleskywalker87 on 6/7/2019 Reply  · 

But didn't the three hours go by just like that?
What about the end, with the list?
What did you think about the black and white? You don't even think about it, there's so much going on!

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Vosik

Vosik on 6/9/2019 Reply  · 

Hmmm, yeah, the 3 hours went by pretty fast, I'll give you that. The Black & White was completely unnecessary to me, the scene with the girl dressed in red was also a joke imo. And then making the ending in colour again made things even worse. I know there's a lot going on but Spielberg's style just doesn't fit a movie like this.

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Vosik

Vosik on 5/5/2020 Reply  · 

Ok well I take that back. I have rewatched it and I like it to some degree now. I still think it's somewhat overrated, but nonetheless a good film

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robela740

robela740 on Oct 1 Reply  · 

You just shuted off your brain while watching it.

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Rick_34_Blaine

Rick_34_Blaine on 9/20/2020 Reply  · 

This site is full of morons.

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Lucas_Henrique

Lucas_Henrique on 9/20/2020 Reply  · 

You are the biggest idiot.

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lyconthrope

lyconthrope on 12/19/2020 Reply  · 

Truly well made film. Not a pleasant experience to watch but certainly a powerful one. Almost perfect in the making.

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PigletPig

PigletPig on 1/1/2021 Reply  · 

In my opinion, one of the greatest films ever made. It's not just a powerful film (though that alone is a reason I believe everyone should see this film), but it's so well-crafted that it interested me through its three hour runtime.

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IloveMovie243

IloveMovie243 on 6/25/2021 Reply  · 

Honestly, this might be better then Jaws. I don’t get how this is only in the top 60. It’s better then Star Wars, The Dark Knight, and Raiders of the lost arc. If you ask me it should be in the top 5.

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ChrisFilm85

ChrisFilm85 on 8/11/2021 Reply  · 

On IMDB it's number #6. Honestly, I know IMDB gets a lot of hate but a lot of their choices are far from bad, like ROTK at #7, The Matrix at #16, etc., it's just they underappreciate older films (Citizen Kane barely in the top 100) and Forgein films.

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IloveMovie243

IloveMovie243 on 8/15/2021 Reply  · 

It’s about as flawed as this site to me. I use it myself and find it rather well made and easy to use like this site as well. I much prefer it to the mess of Rotten Tomatoes. And #6 is more reasonable, even if I think it’s way better then The Dark Knight. And about the older/Forgein films; definitely. Masterpieces like Citizen Kane, Invasion of the Body Snatchers, The Fly, Gojira, Ringu, the Frankenstein trilogy, Dracula, Invisible Man, Wolf Man etc. have such low ratings it’s bothering.

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ChrisFilm85

ChrisFilm85 on 8/15/2021 Reply  · 

My dad's favourite films of all time are the Bond films, and his favourite Bond (and favourite film) is On Her Majesty's Secret Service. Now, it has a 6.7 out of 10 rating on IMDB... Very low indeed, and the film came out in 1967. Now look at Iron Man 2, generally agreed to be a bad (or average) movie by most reasonable critics and film goers, and it gets a 7 out of 10 score. So yeah, the ratings can be weird sometimes.

About the Rotten Tomatoes comment, I have a mixed the site. For every film consensus I agree with, there is one that makes literally no sense. The site is known for overrating Marvel, espically when you look at Ant Man and the Wasp's 87% score or Doctor Strange's 89%. Both are okay, but that's far too high. And films like Joker, Forrest Gump and Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl all get under 80% (on the note of Pirates of the Caribbean, wow it's two sequels are so underrated on that site). But I still think it's a useable tool to browse professional critics opinions, and they definitely have some opinions I agree with wholeheartedly (The Greatest Showman is under 60%). So yeah, I think RT is okay but unbelievably flawed. Metacritic is slightly better, but I think IMDB and espically Letterboxd are the best of the bunch

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IloveMovie243

IloveMovie243 on 8/16/2021 Reply  · 

The Last Jedi, Cruella, Toy Story 4, and Zack Snyder’s Justice League stand with a 7+ rating while the old stuff is relatively lower stuff. So yeah IMDB is far from perfect.

And my two biggest problems with Rotten Tomatoes is one it is needlessly complicated and awkward; and two the biases the critics will have. The Last Jedi gets a 91% cause of it’s themes and messages; despite how terrible the film is. But Joker only gets a 68% (49% with top critics) cause much media was against the film before it was even out. And recently I’ve noticed something about the audience score: it’s almost always a 90% now. It’s very strange.

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robela740

robela740 on Oct 1 Reply  · 

One of the best movies ever!! This sitr is so pathetic that SPRand TDK are ranked above it.

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