Top Ten Movies Directed by Steven Spielberg

Spielberg is the most financially successful director of all time with multiple major box office hits. He has also been nominated for seven Best Director Oscar and four of the movies he directed have been nominated for the Best Picture award. This list is the top ten movies he has directed.
The Top Ten
1 Jurassic Park

This list makes your wonder how a genius like this can exist..anyway. Jurassic Park is not just a movie. It is the symbol of how movies can reach futher than the screen they're into. They become a live, they go out of the screens and make you feel the angst, tension, and excitement like you're living it in reality. Its surreal greatness. And Id say is certainly, the father of all monster movies. Without a single doubt it is: Jurassic Park *Gate opens in the night with background main theme song. The feels..out of this world movie.

Probably my favorite movie that Spielberg has directed. Great plot, great effects for the dinosaurs and technology, great acting, excellent music. What's not to like? (Besides the occasional violence.) It's still talked about today unlike some of his other classics like ET and Goonies, and it's Spielberg's highest grossing film. I highly recommend checking this classic out if you have not already.

Jurassic park was just the best movie of all time. It just shows how dangerous and how powerful dinosaurs were, even though they weren't accurate.

Definitely, Jurassic Park is the best in its series as well as one of the Best films for Steven Spielberg. Based on the novel of the same name, the film is more and more interesting than any other film. Nevertheless, it is one of the most terrific films.

2 Schindler's List

Spielberg's tribute to the Holocaust reps Hollywood cinema at its best. Though looking at the phenom from Schindler's narrow point of view the b/w film is sharply-written and anchored by three great turns from Liam Neeson, Ben Kingsley and especially Ralph Fiennes

I think that this should be second not third. This is better than Raiders of the lost ark. Jaws is firs then this.

This is not his best movie. I know, it's about Jews, but come on, just because of that it isn't the best. (it's a very good movie though)

Schindler's list is the best movie ever made. Saving private ryan doesn't deserve to be number 1

3 Raiders of the Lost Ark

This movie was a huge inspiration and spark for a whole new idea for the genre of action. This is, and always will be, a pure paragon of cinema.

Although it may not be a serious, dramatic, or revolutionary in it's effects as the top 2, Radiers still stands as one of the greatest action movies ever made. There's a underlying creepiness to it that I haven't experienced with any other film prior to or since watching it. Perhaps it's the overall mystery the film presents, or maybe it's the amazing score by John Williams. Whatever it may be, it slowly builds in intensity as the film goes on, and ends with one of the greatest climaxes ever. Not to mention, there's also great dialogue, amazing pacing, and showstopping effects that still impress to this day.

Better than Schindler's List, Jurassic Park and even Saving Private Ryan! The most complete movie of it's era, this legend even contends with movies like Star Wars and The Shawshank Redemption.

This is definitely the greatest action/adventure movie of all time. It's Harrison Ford's greatest movie. It's potentially the greatest movie of all time.

4 Jaws

Jaws is unquestionably the most effective, most enthralling and most entertaining movie Spielberg has ever done. It is a his most magical movie because it is just as funny as it is terrifying and suspenseful. Robert Shaw, Roy Schneider and Richard Dreyfus performances can send Harrison Ford four Indiana Jones ones right to Pluto. This movie was more beneficial to Steven Spielberg's career that the 2 Oscars he received for "Schindler's list and private Ryan. It is a touching movie and of extreme intensity because it shows us an extreme situation of human courage.

How can Jaws not the number 1 on this list? Like seriously it is one of the best films to this date and needs to get more attention on how incredible this film is. It is not just a horror film but a mix of all genres through thriller to comedy to drama, etc. It is one film I can watch over again and again.

An extremely effective thriller, depicting scenes of human courages in a total desperate situation. Characters are real human beings. This is spielberg at his very best, helped by John williams amazing music.

How is this at fourth! It should be number 1. It's a perfect movie and I could watch it a million times. This is Spielberg's magnum opus.

5 Saving Private Ryan

The D-Day scene alone makes the movie one of the best, but the rest of the movie really shows the emotional aspects of war. The greatest World War II movie ever and one of the greatest movies period. This should be number 1.

This movie got gipped for best movie, I would call it a tie with Jurassic park, but Saving Private Ryan is the best World War 2 movie ever, every other movie to this day has tried to recreate it. No one can.

Greatest and most stunning movie of all time! A great cast of actors all fit their roles and it is a long movie! Winner of 5 Academy Awards!

Best action your ever gonna find in a movie and it is long, stunning and one of the few movies that are the greatest!

6 E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial

A near perfect film that beautifully represents what the art of cinema is all about -- Wonder, magic, heart, emotion, and iconic imagery.

E.T. is a true achievement that will stand the test of time for decades to come.

This is one of my favorite movies of all time. I've been watching it since I was 4 and I still can't get enough of it today. My mind overflows with nostalgia watching today.

This should be 1 if not then too because this a great movie and we can congratulate E.T. for phoning home!

Many people dissapointed from the game verion that made the Game crash in 1983 but this movie is better.

-thank you for making jurrasic park.Its was creative though.

7 Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade

Best Indiana Jones movie with the combination of a greater artifact to fetch from the Nazis. He actually gets it this time, it's very funny and Jesus beats Moses. Suck it, Raiders! This should be on the top 3.

Plenty of action and adventure, and provided a lot of laughs along the way. A great installment in the franchise.

I love this movie! This is the best Indiana Jones film out of the four in my opinion.

Fantastic! But not the best Indy or Spielberg movie!

8 Catch Me If You Can

This movie is literally as good as any.

Amazing film, a must see!

The forgotten movie

So underrated, how this amazing movie somehow went under the radar is beyond me

9 Close Encounters of the Third Kind

Voting for this one because I believe it should be higher! What I love about it is that the aliens in the movie are completely shrouded in mystery! They're like extra-terrestrial ghosts! It's a wonderful film!

Oh yeah and Jerry Garcia is in the chanting crowd scene.

10 Minority Report
The Contenders
11 A.I. - Artificial Intelligence

My favourite movie. Anyone should watch it!

This film is amazing. It made me cry, also.

This film sucked

A.I. is my one of my favorite science fiction movie. I have watched it many times. I think you should watch this movie before you die.

12 Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom

Why is this movie way higher than the lost world jurassic park. That movie should be at this spot in my opinion. This godawful film should be in last place. The only good thing about it is Harrison Ford and the fight scene at the end. Other than that, avoid this film at all costs. It's that bad.

13 War of the Worlds

I don't think enough people talk about this movie, the special effects are amazing, Tom Cruise's acting was phenomenal, and there's a ton of genuinely terrifying. It almost made me cry

Dakota Fanning is great in this movie.

I think this movie is very underrated.

Great special effects and a horror like element, this movie has exciting moments and thrilling action

14 Munich

Great movie that deserves much more respect compared to other movies in this list.

15 The Adventures of Tintin
16 The Lost World: Jurassic Park

It's like, the most underrated movie EVER! I was really surprised to find out not many people like it. To be completely honest, I like it better than the original!

My favorite jurassic park movie. I don't care what anyone says. While it does have a few shortcomings, I don't think this movie is as terrible or as awful or as awesomely bad as people say it is. It has really good effects, good soundtrack, good set pieces, good moments of tension, good tone and atmosphere, and fun dinosaurs like the stegosaurus, Compsagnathus, pachycephalosaurus, trex and velociraptor. It's entertaining. The lost world jurassic park gets a 9.5 on a scale of 1 to 10. Love this flawed but underappriecated sequel. And it deserves the fan base it has.

Meh, the Jurassic Park series is not my favourite. I've started watching it recently, and personally, I find it's overrated. I mean the first is iconic but kinda boring. I was expecting way more from it, considering it's so popular. The second is better, but still kinda boring.

This is my list:
1. The Lost World - 10/10
2. Jurassic Park - 9.8/10
3. Jurassic World - 8.5/10
4. Jurassic Park 3 - 7/10
Jurassic Park 1 is awesome but The Lost World is my personal favourite.

17 Lincoln

It has the best performances, the best script and the most restraint we've seen in any Spielberg film. Could we ask for more?

Objectively, this should be at number 1 or 2, with Schindler's List. It really is a masterwork.

18 Empire of the Sun

How is this not in the top ten, Empire of the sun is an exciting, and sweet tale. The main protagonist, James, begins as a classic, rich, arrogant fool who barely recognizes his servants as people. Being British, living in Shanghai, he views the war as Japan vs. China, not Japan vs. people like him. After being seperated by his parents, and sent to an internment camp, James is quickly forced into a world that is unfamiliar to him: Struggle. He learns to become a selfless, genuine person, and starts to recognize when people are only in it for themselves. In a truly heart-wrenching scene, we see James giving someone CPR, except, when he looks at the person, all he sees is an image of his old self. Like the person he's giving CPR to, The old James can't be revived, he is gone, and he's never coming back.

This is such an underrated film. If you have a chance, rent it!

This is underrated in many ways...

How could this be at 19!?!?!?

19 Hook

Not a big fan of this movie. I know a lot of people gush over this film and that's fine but I think this is one of Spielbergs worst movies. It has cheesy effects, fake sets, a boring first act in London and the plot is all over the place. I don't despise this film but I don't like it either save for Dustin Hoffman and Robin Williams as hook and pan respectively. I'm glad I did not grow up with this film at all.

20 The Terminal

One of Tom Hanks best films in my opinion. One of those movies I can watch over and over again and never get tired of it.

It's gotta be at least in top 20...

21 The Color Purple
22 Bridge of Spies
23 Duel
24 Ready Player One
25 Amistad
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