Steven Spielberg became a serious filmmaker with Schindler's List (1993), with “The Color Purple” and “Empire of the Sun” being just his prologues. Schindler's List is often referred to as his best and the film 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”.