Steven Spielberg became a serious filmmaker with “Schindler's List” (1993). “The Color Purple” and “Empire of the Sun” were just prologues. Schindler's List is considered his best and closest to his heart. This mesmerising work of art is the story of Oskar Schindler and his mission to save the Jews. The portrayal of Schindler, Amon Goeth and the Nazi concentration camp is extraordinary, spell-binding and heart wrenching. Shot in black and white, (except for the opening scenes and the girl in the red dress), it is one of the best war movies ever made, along with Spielberg's own “Saving Private Ryan”.