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 Schindler's List Schindler's List Product Image

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

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)

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

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

2 Jurassic Park Jurassic Park Product Image

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.

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.

This movie is great but is insanely overrated. I found The Lost World better than this film. For some reason TLW is the only film that is watchable again and again. Jurassic Park gets boring after you watch it for a few times. But stupid nostalgia for this film doesn't give TLW a chance

A definite masterpiece, the vibrating glass is one of the eeriest that they come and the frill-necked, young dilophosaurus makes me want to hide behind the couch. BestSpielberhg movie.

3 Raiders of the Lost Ark Raiders of the Lost Ark Product Image

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.

It is an incredibly epic movie and it is Harrison Ford at his best. The most amazing adventure movie of all time

4 Jaws Jaws Product Image

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.

Jaws is better than raiders because the characters evolve with each others in a more touching way. it is alsomore spectacular, more humor and more touching characters

5 Saving Private Ryan Saving Private Ryan Product Image

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.

My Nana says that I should see this movie. But my Dad told me I'm a bit to young for this movie (for those of you that are reading this in October of 2018)

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!

6 E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial Product Image

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

Best Spielberg film not part of a series (aka no sequels)

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 Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade Product Image

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 Catch Me If You Can Product Image

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

This movie is literally as good as any.

Second best after last crusade

Amazing film, a must see!

9 Close Encounters of the Third Kind Close Encounters of the Third Kind Product Image

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.

My favorite is surely close encounters. 2. Jaws.

10 Minority Report Minority Report Product Image

Most underrated Spielberg film

Very underrated awesome flick

The greatest most underrated movie of all time and y is Ai on here creepy and weird enough said anyway this is a beautiful jilm

Why is Back To The Future here?

The Contenders
11 War of the Worlds War of the Worlds Product Image

Dakota Fanning is great in this movie.

I think this movie is very underrated.

I did't like this.

My favorite movie and it’s scary

12 Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom Product Image

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.

Most overrated movie of all time

13 A.I. - Artificial Intelligence A.I. - Artificial Intelligence Product Image

This movie is weird creepy and sucks majorly

My favourite movie. Anyone should watch it!

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

This movie is creepy and weird

14 Munich Munich Product Image

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

15 The Adventures of Tintin The Adventures of Tintin Product Image
16 Lincoln Lincoln Product Image

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.

17 Poltergeist Poltergeist Product Image

He directed this look up Steven Spielberg or Steven Spielberg movies and this will come up I SWEAR

He DID direct this. Look it up it says that he directed it but the credit was given to tobr hopper

He didn’t direct this movie, but he did produce and write it. He also claims to have directed some scenes and worked with the actors.

He didn't direct this

18 Gremlins Gremlins Product Image

This movie is kinda scary...and it happened at Christmas Time. Gross when they hatch thou

There are no bad Spielberg movies is my opinion, this, E.T. War Horse

This movie gave me nightmares

Didn't direct it.

19 Hook Hook Product Image

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 Empire of the Sun Empire of the Sun Product Image

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

U don't believe how miracle can be done by a kid

This is underrated in many ways...

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

21 The Color Purple The Color Purple Product Image

This movie is so great! Sadly, few people know about it

The best of a lifetime of great films by speilberg

Good movie. I'm suprize it didn't win any Oscars

Amazing movie...

22 Ready Player One Ready Player One Product Image

I know its not out yet but the trailers great

23 The Goonies The Goonies Product Image

Not even in the top 5?!?!? Deeply offended..

He didn't direct this movie

Spielberg only wrote the story but he wasn’t the director.

24 The Lost World: Jurassic Park The Lost World: Jurassic Park Product Image

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.

Screw you guys, this movie was great and by far the best in the franchise. Part One is great but is overrated.

Awesome film. I like how it is much more darker and more savage than the first. A masterpiece really.

Personally my favourite in the series and I liked it even more than the first one.

25 The Terminal The Terminal Product Image

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...

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