15 All-Time Best Movies of Steven Spielberg as a Director

Steven Spielberg is one of the greatest Directors of Hollywood, He is famous for his Science Fiction films, and some reality-based films like Catch Me if You Can and Lincoln.

we are sharing the most popular films Directed by Steven Spielberg, Indiana Jones Series, and Jurassic Park Trilogy are on the top in terms of Popularity and some cult movies are also on the list like The Terminal and Schindler’s List.

List of Best Films of Steven Spielberg

Indiana Jones Series of 4 Films (1981, 1984, 1989 and 2008)

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The Indiana Jones series includes films based on the action and adventure genre. All the films in the series received successful acclaim at the box office but received mixed reviews.

The Raiders of the Lost Ark (1981) is the first on the list and the story revolves around an archaeologist who is pitted against time in order to locate and find the Ark of the Covenant.

The Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom (1984) is the second on the list and it’s a prequel to Raiders of the Lost Ark. The story revolves around the journey of Indiana Jones in India in order to recover the stolen stone which will help in to establish the reign of their God.

The third on the list is Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade (1989), where the story revolves around the archaeologist who finds his estranged father who has gone missing while seeking out some clues.

The fourth and last in the list is Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull (2008), where the story is all about the kidnapping of the archaeologist and eventually becoming entangled in their plot.

E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial (1982)

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It is a science fiction movie by Steven Spielberg, starring Henry Thomas, Peter Coyote, and Drew Barrymore.

The story revolves around a lonely boy, Elliott who gets attached to an extraterrestrial (E.T.). Furthermore, Elliott, with his friends helps E.T. To return to his home, keeping it a secret from his mother as well as the government.

Also Read: Best Hollywood Movies Based on Aliens

Schindler’s List (1993)

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This movie by Steven Spielberg is inspired by Thomas Keneally’s novel, Schindler’s Ark and it is an American epic historical drama film based and inspired by the life of a German businessman, Oskar Schindler, a saver of Polish-Jewish refugees during the ongoing Holocaust. The principal and basic theme of Schindler’s List is “Good v/s Evil”, where the protagonist is a good German and Goeth is an evil person. This movie was remarkably acclaimed as an achievement in epic Hollywood films.

Jurassic Park Series of 3 Films (1993, 1997 and 2001)

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The 3 films in Jurassic Park Series are based on science fiction and are action-adventure films. The whole story is inspired by Michael Crichton’s Jurassic Park. Two sequels followed, i.e. The Lost World: Jurassic Park and Jurassic Park III.

It is rumored that in 2015, Jurassic World, a 3rd sequel will add up to the list. All the movies were critically acclaimed as well as being box office successes but received mixed reviews. Furthermore, it even got nominated for Academy Awards and won a few as well.

Jurrasic Park is one of the Best Trilogies of all Time.

Saving Private Ryan (1998)

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This movie by Steven Spielberg is an American epic war, which is pretty notable because of its graphics as well as its realistic portrayal of war.

This film is set during World War II and is renowned for its 27-minute opening. This movie received critical acclaim worldwide and won respective awards. Saving Private Ryan is credited all because of its contribution to the revival of interest of Americans in WW II. This movie was critical as well as commercial success.

Also Read: Top 20 War Films of All the Time

A.I. Artificial Intelligence (2001)

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It is a science fiction drama film inspired by Super-Toys Last All Summer Long, a short story by Brian Aldiss. The whole story revolves around a childlike Android, David, who is uniquely programmed with the ability to love and care for human counterparts.

The story of this movie is all set in the future. The development of this movie took many years because of no advancement in computer-generated imagery.

Catch Me If You Can (2002)

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This is a biographical crime drama movie by Steven Spielberg starring Leonardo DiCaprio, Martin Sheen, Tom Hanks, Nathalie Baye, and Christopher Walken.

Catch Me If You Can is a story that is inspired and based on Frank Abagnale’s life when convicted of robbery worth millions before the age of 19 by posing as a Georgia doctor, Pan American World Airways pilot, and a Louisiana Parish prosecutor.

The Terminal (2004)

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The Terminal by Steven Spielberg is all about a man who is trapped at a terminal of an International Airport in New York when the authorities deny him from entering the US at the same time due to outrage in his own country he cannot even return back.

It is a typical American comedy-drama film which is inspired by a real-life story of a man, Mehran Karimi Nasseri who stayed for 17 years at Charles de Gaulle International Airport in France. This movie received mixed accolades from critics, but it was applauded with a more positive response.

Also Read: Top 10 Movies of Tom Hanks

Munich (2005)

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It is a drama film based on a secret retaliation of the Israeli government after the Munich massacre against the Palestine Liberation Organization.

The storyline is inspired by a book, “Vengeance: The True Story of an Israeli Counter-Terrorist Team”. It is one of the lowest-grossing films by Steven Spielberg but received much critical success. Munich is purely based on the 1972 Summer Olympics events.

Lincoln (2012)

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It is a historical epic drama movie based on Team of Rivals: The Political Genius of Abraham Lincoln, a biography by Doris Kearns Goodwin.

This movie covers the last four months of Abraham Lincoln’s life and basically focuses on the efforts of Lincoln to get the 13th Amendment to the US Constitution passed. This movie received worldwide critical acclaim along with commercial success at the box office.