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Tye Sheridan in Ready Player One

The A to Z of Steven Spielberg

The A to Z of Steven Spielberg

As Ready Player One lands on the Virgin Media Store, we round up the work of a true movie-making genius

From Amblin’ to Zemeckis Cube, here’s our alphabetical rundown of history’s greatest movie director

Buy Ready Player One on the Virgin Media Store now or rent it on Virgin Movies from 6 August. Cert 12

In many ways, Ready Player One is the ultimate Steven Spielberg movie. After all, it’s mostly set in a future-world virtual reality created by a man obsessed with the very 1980s pop culture that Spielberg was instrumental in forging.


It is infused with the very essence of what’s always made Spielberg great: it’s a rip-roaring, action-packed blockbuster (like his Indiana Jones movies), an inventive sci-fi adventure (like Minority Report or War Of The Worlds), a cutting-edge, visual effect-laden spectacle (like Jurassic Park, A.I. Artificial Intelligence and The Adventures Of Tintin), and it’s filled with the sense of awe, wonder and fun that features in all of his movies that aren’t the serious, grown-up kind.

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As the man who gave the likes of Christian Bale and Gwyneth Paltrow their big breaks, it makes sense that Ready Player One features some of the most obscenely talented actors going today, including Mud’s Tye Sheridan, Bates Motel’s Olivia Cooke and Bloodline’s Ben Mendelsohn. So before you hit play on Ready Player One, which lands on the Virgin Media Store this week, explore all things Spielberg with our awe-and-wonder-packed round-up.


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Steven Spielberg A to Z

Buy Ready Player One on the Virgin Media Store now or rent it on Virgin Movies from 6 August. Cert 12

And there are loads more classics to buy in The Spielberg Collection on the Virgin Media Store...

The Adventures Of Tintin: The Secret Of The Unicorn

A.I. Artificial Intelligence



Bridge Of Spies

Catch Me If You Can

The Color Purple


Empire Of The Sun

E.T. The Extra-Terrestrial

Indiana Jones And The Kingdom Of The Crystal Skull

Indiana Jones And The Last Crusade

Indiana Jones And The Temple Of Doom



The Lost World: Jurassic Park

Minority Report


Raiders Of The Lost Ark

Saving Private Ryan

Schindler’s List


The Sugarland Express

The Terminal

War Horse

War Of The Worlds


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