A.I. Artificial Intelligence (2001)
Part of a long-term project with 2001: A Space Odyssey director Stanley Kubrick, A.I. Artificial Intelligence is perhaps a little undervalued by some critics. While the ending has been criticised by many, the film is as a whole an incredibly emotional affair. The story of a robot child’s wish to become human is every bit the modern take on Pinocchio and is backed up by some incredible effects work.
Minority Report (2002)
While Spielberg would go on to direct Tom Cruise in War of the Worlds just three years later, this first meeting would arguably prove the more memorable. Bringing these two titans of cinema together for a mega-budget sci-fi thriller could have been too much to take, but great futuristic ideas and skilled direction make it an absolute must-see for film fans.