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All 33 Steven Spielberg Movies – Ranked Worst To Best

Steven Spielberg Movies

Over the span of more than forty-five years of filmmaking, Steven Spielberg became a living legend. He has created some of the greatest movies of all time and is arguably one of the most influential directors in the history of cinema. Not only is he one of the wealthiest directors in the world, but he also has several critically acclaimed movies under his name. He received 3 Oscars and also eleven nominations over his career. Additionally, he received eleven nominations at Golden Globes as well. Movies of Steven Spielberg consist of an extremely diverse array of stories, characters, plots, and themes. His movies include genres like sci-fi, thriller, action, comedy, war, romance, and so on.

Many Steven Spielberg movies are focused on the younger audience, with movies about Tintin, Peter Pan, and more. Spielberg’s directional debut “The Sugarland Express” in 1974 was a crime drama that received the best screenplay in the Cannes Film Festival. He also received a nomination for a Palme d’Or. Ever since then, Steven Spielberg has directed many influential movies, most of which, are considered movie classics of all time. Here, we will rank all Steven Spielberg movies from worst to best according to IMDb ratings.

33. 1941 (1974)

1941 Steven Spielberg Movies

IMDb Ratings: 5.8

Writers: Robert Zemeckis, Bob Gale

Cast: John Belushi, Dan Aykroyd, Ned Beatty, Rober Stack

Genres: Action, Comedy, War

The movie is loosely based on the events of the Great Los Angeles Air of 1942 and the bombardment of the Ellwood oil refinery near Santa Barbara by a Japanese submarine. A lot of incidents in the movie were based on real events, including the Zoot Suit Riots. The movie tells the story of the time after the attack of Japan on Pearl Harbor. The residents of California descended into a wild panic and were afraid that they would be attacked next. Among them, there are Bill Kelso, Sergeant Frank Tree, Ward Douglas, and Major General Stilwell. Bill is an eccentric National Guard Pilot. Frank is a patriotic tank crew commander. Ward is a civilian who is willing to help with the war at any cost. Lastly, Joseph tries his hardest to maintain sanity amid the chaos and panic of the war.

32. Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull (2008)

Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull

IMDb Ratings: 6.1

Writers: David Koepp, George Lucas

Cast:  Harrison Ford, Cate Blanchett, Shia LaBeouf, Karen Allen

Genre: Action, Adventure, Fantasy, Thriller

The movie revolves around the time of the Cold War in 1957, where, a famous archaeologist Indiana Jones is returning from his latest adventure. He finds out that his job is uncertain because of the war. He then meets up with Mutt, a young man who wants Indiana Jones to help him find the legendary Crystal Skull of Akator, and they set out for Peru. Meanwhile, a deadly agent Irina Spalko is also searching for that powerful artifact because the Soviet Union believe it can help them conquer the world.

31. Always (1989)

Always 1989

IMDb Ratings: 6.4

Writers: Jerry Belson

Cast: Richard Dreyfuss, Holly Hunter, Brad Johnson, John Goodman

Genres: Romance, Drama, Fantasy, Comedy

This movie is a remake of the 1943 romantic drama “A Guy Named Joe,” set during the time of the first world war. However, it always changed the theme to a modern aerial firefighting operation. Nonetheless, the movie follows the basic plotline of the original, where the spirit of a recently died pilot mentors a newer pilot. He also watches him fall in love with the girlfriend he left behind. Aeriel firefighter Pete risks his life to fight forest wildfires, saddening his girlfriend Dorinda, who is a pilot herself and also works as a radio controller for pilots. Following his death, Pete finds himself as an invisible ghost, whom only his fellow pilot Al Yackey can feel.

30. The BFG (2016)

The BFG 2016

IMDb Ratings: 6.4

Writers: Melissa Mathison, Roald Dahl (novel)

Cast: Mark Rylance, Ruby Barnhill, Penelope Wilton, Rebecca Hall

Genres: Fantasy, Adventure

The BFG is one of the latest movies of Steven Spielberg. The movie follows the adventures of the ten-year-old orphan Sophie who meets the Big Friendly Giant (BFG). Naturally, she is scared at first but realizes that the 24-feet tall creature is actually gentle and charming. Their friendship slowly grows, and Sophie’s presence attracts the attention of Bloofbottler, Fleshlumpeater, and the other giants. He takes her to the Giant Country, where they attempt to stop the man-eating giants that invade the human world. Now, the duo travels to London to convince Queen Victoria to help them get rid of all the evil giants.

29. Twilight Zone: The Movie (1983)

Twilight Zone The Movie

IMDb Ratings: 6.5

Writers: John Landis, George Clayton Johnson

Cast: Dan Aykroyd, Albert Brooks, Vic Morrow, Doug McGrath

Genres: Horror, Sci-Fi, Fantasy, Anthology, Mystery, Thriller

This movie is a remake of the three episodes of the original series and shows the prologue, first segment, second segment, third segment, and the epilogue with different directors. Steven Spielberg directed the second segment of the movie. Twilight Zone tells the story where the characters from all the segments are interwoven together. First, we see racist Bill Connor transformed into a Jew in World War II. Then, Mr. Bloon comes to a retirement home to teach the residents that they are only as young as they feel. Thirdly, teacher Helen Foley meets Antony, a boy who hides a secret, Lastly, a panicky plane passenger John Valentine sees gremlins attacking his flight.

28. War of the Worlds (2005)

War of the Worlds

IMDb Ratings: 6.5

Writers: Josh Friedman, David Koepp

Cast: Tom Cruise, Dakota Fanning, Tim Robbins, Miranda Otto

Genres: Sci-Fi, Thriller, Action, Adventure, Fantasy

The movie is loosely based on the 1898 novel of the same name by H.G. Wells. It follows the story of a dock worker, Ray Ferrier, who lives separately from his children, Rachel and Robbie. His ex-wife, Mary Ann, drops his children at his home for a weekend before she went to visit her parents. However, the world is now attacked by intelligent extraterrestrials that devastate the cities with their giant war machines. He is forced to look after his children,  as he struggles to protect them and reunite them with their mother.

27. The Lost World: Jurassic Park (1997)

The Lost World Jurassic Park

IMDb Ratings: 6.6

Writers: David Koepp, Michael Crichton (novel)

Cast: Jeff Goldblum, Julianne Moore, Pete Postlethwaite

Genres: Action, Sci-Fi, Adventure, Thriller, Horror, Mystery

This is the second movie of the Jurassic Park trilogy. The movie follows the events of four years later than its prequel. John Hammond wants to study the progress of the pre-historic living relics that roam free on an isolated island of Isla Sorna. Mathematician Dr. Ian Malcolm reluctantly joins the expedition along with his paleontologist girlfriend Sarah Harding, the documentarian Nick Van Owen, and Eddie Carr, who is a tech-expert. John’s nephew Peter Ludlow now runs InGen, who used the chaos from the prequel movie to gain control of the company. Now, he is obsessed with capturing a wide array of primeval species for his San Diego pre-historic zoo.

26. The Sugarland Express (1974)

The Sugarland Express

IMDb Ratings: 6.8

Writers: Hal Barwood, Matthew Robbins, Steven Spielberg

Cast: Goldie Hawn, Ben Johnson, Michael Sacks, William Atherton

Genres: Adventure, Drama, Crime

The movie is based on a real-life incident. It follows the story of a husband and wife who are trying to outrun the law. Lou-Jean and Clovis Poplin lose their baby son, who was assigned to a foster home by the state of Texas. Now, they must do whatever it takes to get him back. Lou-Jean gets his wife out of jail, and they steal their son from his platform home. Also, they take a policeman hostage. As the police pursue them, the couple becomes folk heroes and eventually start to bond with their hostage.

25. Hook (1991)

Steven Spielberg Movies Hook 1991

IMDb Ratings: 6.8

Writers: Jin V. Hart, Malia Scotch Marmo, J.M. Barrier (novel)

Cast: Dustin Hoffman, Robin Williams, Julia Roberts, Bob Huskins

Genres: Comedy, Fantasy, Adventure, War

This movie is an adaptation of J.M. Barrie’s novel “Peter and Wendy”. It follows an adult Peter Pan, who forgot all about his childhood. Peter now goes by the name Peter Banning.  He is now a successful but unimaginative lawyer with a wife and two children. However, when his previous enemy Captain Hook kidnaps his children, Peter returns to Neverland to save them. Along the way, he slowly regains his memories and returns to his magical origins as Peter Pan. Peter returns to the place he abandoned for family life, leaving Tinker Bell and the Lost Boys on their own. Now that they have an allegiance to their new leader, Rufio, the Lost Boys and Tinker Bell may not welcome him to their home.

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24. War Horse (2011)

War Horse Steven Spielberg Movies

IMDb Ratings: 7.2

Writers: Lee Hall, Richard Curtis

Cast: Jeremy Irvine, Emily Watson, David Thewlis, Tom Hiddleston, Benedict Cumberbatch

Genres: War, Drama, Adventure

The movie tells the story of British teenager Albert Narracott and his horse Joey, during the first world war. They live on a farm in the British countryside, where Albert’s father reluctantly sells the horse to the British cavalry, against Albert’s wishes. Albert tries his father’s pennant to Joey and promises to find him. Alber joins the army four years later when he was of the right age. Amid the chaos and despair of the war, Albert embarks on a quest full of danger, joy, and sorrow to reunite with Joey. While he searches for Joey on the battlefields of France to bring it back home, he transforms everyone he meets.

23. A.I. Artificial Intelligence (2001)

A.I. Artificial Intelligence

IMDb Ratings: 7.2

Writers: Steven Spielberg, Ian Watson, Brian Aldiss (short story)

Cast: Haley Joel Osment, Jude Law, Frances O’Connor, Jake Thomas

Genres: Sci-Fi, Drama, Adventure

The movie is loosely based on Brian Aldiss’ 1969 short story titled “Supertoys Last All Summer Long”. It is set in a futuristic world of post-climatic change society. The movie tells the story of David, a child-like android with the unique ability to love. Cybertronics employee Henry Swinton and his wife Monica adopt him as a substitute for their dead son. Though they lived as a family, David faces a series of unfortunate circumstances, making it impossible for him to live with humans. As he realizes that he doesn’t belong with the humans or the machines, David embarks on a journey to discover where he truly belongs. He uncovers a world, where the line between robot and machine is both vast and thin at the same time.

22. The Post (2017)

The Post 2017 Steven Spielberg Movies

IMDb Ratings: 7.2

Writers: Liz Hannah, Josh Singer

Cast: Meryl Streep, Tom Hanks, Sarah Paulson, Bob Odenkirk

Genres: Historical, Drama, Thriller

Following the time of 1971, the movie tells the true story of attempts by journalists at The Washington Post to publish a set of highly classified documents regarding the 20-year involvement of the US government in the Vietnam War as well as the earlier French Indochina during the 1940s. The infamous documents titled the “Pentagon Papers”, were the work of an American military analyst Daniel Ellsberg. As he realizes his disgust for the government’s deceptions, he copies the top-secret documents and creates the Pentagon Papers. Now, Wahington Post’s owner Kay Graham takes over her late husband’s business and discovers a  scoop from the New York Times about those papers and wishes to publish it. However, her plan is put in jeopardy with the government’s restrictions, and even her own safety is threatened.

21. Amistad (1997)

Amistad 1997

IMDb Ratings: 7.3

Writer: David Franzoni

Cast: Morgan Freeman, Djimon Hounsou, Matthew McConaughey, Anthony Hopkins

Genres: Historical, Drama, Mystery

This historical drama is one of the most praised movies of Steven Spielberg. The movie is based on the true story of the events in 1839 aboard the slave ship “La Amistad”, transferring the Africans from Spanish Cuba to the US as slaves. The leader of the Africans, Joseph Cinque, starts a mutiny and takes over the ship. As they continue to sail through the seas, hoping to find a way back to Africa, they get misdirected and arrive in the US, where they are imprisoned as runaway slaves. In a country where they don’t speak a common language, the slaves can only wait to die for the crime of killing their captors. However, they find hope for survival when American lawyer Roger Baldwin takes their case and appeals to the Supreme Court for their pardon.

20. The Adventures of Tintin (2011)

The Adventures of Tintin

IMDb Ratings: 7.3

Writers: Steven Moffat, Edgar Wright, Joe Cornish

Cast: Jamie Bell, Andy Serkis, Daniel Craig

Genres: Action, Adventure, Mystery

This one of the movies of Steven Spielberg for the younger audience, which was a huge box office success. The movie follows the story of a young reporter Tintin, who is accompanied by his faithful dog, Snowy. Tintin buys a model of an old ship names Unicorn. However, Sakharine tries to buy it from him, which he refuses. Later, an American named Barbany also tries to buy the ship, but Tintin refuses him as well. Tintin discovers that the ship contains a clue about a hidden treasure. Unfortunately, before he can locate the treasure, he is kidnapped and given over to the custody of a drunken Captain Haddock.

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19. Lincoln (2012)

Lincoln 2012 Steven Spielberg Movies

IMDb Ratings: 7.3

Writers: Tony Kushner, Doris Kearns Goodwin (biographical novel)

Cast: Daniel Day-Lewis, Sally Field, David Strathairn

Genres: Historical, Drama, War

This is another one of the movies of Steven Spielberg with fictional historical events. The movie is loosely based on Doris Goodwin’s biographical novel “Team of Rivals”. Though the movie tells the story of US President Abraham Lincoln, parts of it are fictional and not an accurate biography. The movie follows the year after the outbreak of the Civil War during 1865, where the death count is only increasing. President Abraham Lincoln is bringing full measures of his passion, humanity, and political skills to end the war as soon as possible. He also tries to abolish slavery through the 13th Amendment. As Lincoln pushes forward with his goal, those in government oppose him and his idea for the greater good of all mankind.

18. The Terminal (2004)

The Terminal 2004

IMDb Ratings: 7.4

Writers: Sacha Gervasi, Jeff Nathanson, Andrew Niccol

Cast: Tom Hanks, Catherine Zeta-Jones, Chi McBride, Stanley Tucci

Genres: Comedy, Drama, Romance

The is partially based on the true story of the eighteen-year-old stay of Mehran Karimi in Terminal 1 of Paris-Charles de Gaulle Airport between 1988 to 2006. In the movie, Viktor Navorski, an Eastern European man gets stuck at New York’s John F. Kennedy Airport terminal when the state denies his entry to the US. He is also unable to return to his home country due to a military coup. While le is trapped at the airport indefinitely, he falls in love with a flight attendant Amelia Warren, who may have the same feelings for him.

17. Munich (2005)

Munich 2005

IMDb Ratings: 7.5

Writers: Tony Kushner, Eric Roth, George Jonas (novel)

Cast: Eric Bana, Daniel Craig, Marie-Josée Croze

Genres: Thriller, Drama, Crime, Historical

Fictional historical movies of Steven Spielberg are always well received, and Munich is one of them. It is an adaptation of George Jonas’ novel “Vengeance”. The is an account of Operation Wrath of God, the Israeli government’s secret retaliation against the Palestine Liberation Organization after the Munich massacre at the 1972 Summer Olympics. The movie tells the story of Avner Kaufman, whom the Israeli government secretly assigned to carry out a series of strategic retaliations. Avner conducts a worldwide operation targeting eleven individuals, with the help of a driver, a forger, a bomb-maker, and a former soldier. However, as his assassinations pile up, Avener starts doubting the morality of his actions.

16. Ready Player One (2018)

Ready Player One 2018

IMDb Ratings: 7.5

Writers: Zak Penn, Ernest Cline (novel and screenplay)

Cast: Tye Sheridan, Olivia Cooke, Ben Mendelsohn, T.J. Miller

Genres: Sci-Fi, Action, Fantasy, Adventure, Thriller

This is another one of the science-fiction movies of Steven Spielberg about a futuristic world. In the year 2045, the planet is on the brink of collapse and destruction. However, people find solace in the OASIS, an expensive virtual reality universe after the demise of its creator James Halliday. Before his death, he promises his immense fortune to the first person who discovers a digital Easter egg hidden somewhere in the OASIS. The movie follows the young Wade Watts, who joins the contents and gradually becomes a hero in the virtual world as he continues his treasure finding adventure amid the mysteries and dangers.

15. Duel (TV Movie – 1971)

Duel 1971

IMDb Ratings: 7.6

Writer: Richard Matheson

Cast: Dennis Weaver, Jacqueline Scott, Eddie Firestone

Genres: Action, Thriller

This movie marks the feature-length directional debut of Steven Spielberg. It is an adaptation of Richard Matheson’s short story of the same name. The protagonist, David Mann, is a business commuter from California. While driving his Plymouth Valiant to meet a client, he encounters an old oil tanker driven by an unseen driver. Also, the driver seems to enjoy annoying him with his dangerous antics on the road. As he is unable to escape the driver, David finds himself in a dangerous pursuit with a monstrous truck. However, David summons his inner warrior to turn the table on his pursuer.

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14. Close Encounters of the Third Kind (1977):

Close Encounters of the Third Kind 1977

IMDb Ratings: 7.6

Writer: Steven Spielberg

Cast: Richard Dreyfuss, François Truffaut, Teri Garr, Melinda Dillon

Genres: Sci-Fi, Drama, Adventure

This is one of the earliest movies of Steven Spielberg. Despite his new career, the movie was an international commercial success with many awards and nominations under its belt. It follows the story of a manual laborer Roy Neary in Indiana, whose life changes after he encounters a UFO. As a group of people attempts to contact alien intelligence, Roy witnesses a UFO and suffers a sunburn from its bright lights. As he refuses to accept explanations for what he saw, he prepares to give up his normal life and pursue the truth about the UFOs.

13. Minority Report (2002):

Minority Report 2002 Steven Spielberg Movies

IMDb Ratings: 7.6

Writers: Scott Frank, Jon Cohen, Philip K. Dick (short story)

Cast: Tom Cruise, Colin Farrell, Samantha Morton, Steve Harris

Genres: Sci-Fi, Action, Thriller, Adventure, Drama, Crime, Mystery

Set in Washington D.C. and Northern Virginia in the year 2054, the movie tells the story of Chief of PreCrime John Anderton, Department of Justice agent Danny Witwer, senior precog Agatha, and Anderton’s superior Lamar Burgess. In the futuristic world, PreCrime is a special police department that apprehends criminals according to the foreknowledge by the psychics, “precogs”. John Anderton, the head of the department, is himself accused as the future murderer of a man he hasn’t even met. Unable to prove his innocence, John is now forced to live as a fugitive.

12. Bridge of Spies (2015):

Bridge of Spies 2015 Steven Spielberg Movies

IMDb Ratings: 7.6

Writers: Matt Charman, Ethan Coen, Joel Coen

Cast: Tom Hanks, Mark Rylance, Alan Alda, Domenick Lombardozzi

Genres: Historical, Thriller, Drama

Bridge of Spies is another one of the war movies of Steven Spielberg. The movie tells the story of lawyer James B. Donovan during the Cold War. He is assigned to negotiate the release of a US Air Force pilot, Francis Gary Powers. His U-2 spy plane was shot down over the Soviet Union in 1960, resulting in his capture. Now, James has to make sure his release in exchange for a Soviet spy Rudolf Abel, who is a captive in America. The movie received six nominations for Oscars, including the Best Picture and Best Original Screenplay. Mark Rylance won an Oscar for his supporting role in the movie.

11. Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom (1984):

Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom

IMDb Ratings: 7.6

Writers: Willard Huyck, Gloria Katz, George Lucas (story)

Cast: Harrison Ford, Kate Capshaw, Ke Huy Quan, Amrish Puri

Genres: Action, Adventure

Indiana Jones survives a murder attempt by a crime boss in Shanghai in 1935. During his escape, he arrives at the village of Mayapur in northern India. The movie follows him as he arrives in India. He is asked by desperate villagers to find a mystical stone stolen from their temple, and rescue their children from a Thuggee cult that practices child slavery, black magic, and even human sacrifice for goddess Kali. However, as Indiana Jones and his companions try to unravel the mysteries of the cult, they are at the risk of getting sacrificed themselves.

10. Empire of the Sun (1987):

Empire Of The Sun 1987 Steven Spielberg Movies

IMDb Ratings: 7.7

Writers: Tom Stoppard, J.G. Ballard (novel)

Cast: Christian Bale, John Malkovich, Miranda Richardson, Nigel Havers

Genres: War, Coming of Age, Drama, Historical

The movie follows the story of a young boy Jamie Graham, a rich English boy living in Shanghai. However, during the second world war, after the Japanese invade and force all foreigners into a prison camp, Jamie becomes a prisoner of war. He is captured along with an American sailor Basie, who looks out for him in the prisoner camp. Although Jamie is separated from his parents and is forced to live in a hostile environment, he still maintains his youthful spirits. He also provides a ray of hope for the other captives.

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9. The Color Purple (1985):

The Color Purple Steven Spielberg Movies

IMDb Ratings: 7.8

Writers: Menno Meyjes, Alice Walker (novel)

Cast: Danny Glover, Whoopi Goldberg, Oprah Winfrey

Genres: Historical, Drama, Coming of Age

This is another one of the movies of Steven Spielberg with a coming of age theme. The movie is an adaptation of Alice Walker’s Pulitzer Award-winning novel of the same name. This period drama spans the forty years in the life of Celie, an African-American woman. She lives in rural Georgia during the early twentieth century with her abusive father, who marries her off to an equally debasing Albert Johnson. After that, her life turns from bad to worse. However, she perseveres and holds on to her dream of reuniting with her sister in Africa. The movie received nominations in Oscars for eleven categories.

8. E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial (1982):

E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial

IMDb Ratings: 7.8

Writer: Melissa Mathison

Cast: Henry Thomas, Drew Barrymore, Peter Coyote

Genres: Sci-Fi, Adventure, Action, Fantasy, Drama

This is one of the most successful movies of Steven Spielberg, with a box office record of $793 million. It also won four Oscars, along with receiving five other nominations. The movie follows the story of a young boy Elliot, who befriends an extraterrestrial E.T., who is stranded on Earth. Elliot brings his new friend to his home and introduces him to his brother and little sister. The children decide to keep E.T.’s existence a secret from others. However, E.T. falls ill that results in the government discovering its whereabouts, creating a dire situation for the children and the alien.

7. Jaws (1975):

Jaws 1975 Steven Spielberg Movies

IMDb Ratings: 8.0

Writers: Peter Benchley (novel and screenplay), Carl Gottlieb

Cast: Roy Scheider, Robert Shaw, Richard Dreyfuss, Lorraine Gary

Genres: Horror, Thriller, Comedy, Adventure, Drama, Mystery

The movie follows the story of Police Chief Martin Brody, who is on a mission to hunt down the man-eating great white shark. After a young woman is killed due to a shark attack while she was on tour on Amity Island, Martin decides to close the beaches. However, Mayor Larry Vaughn persuades him to reserve his decision, fearing the jeopardy of the town’s economy. He also states that the town never faced any attacks from sharks before this incident. Unfortunately, after the second attack, Brody is forced to take action against it. A huge bounty is placed on the shark, attracting a shark-hunting frenzy. Meanwhile, oceanographer Matt Hooper discovers that the shark is enormous. Now, Matt and a ship captain Quint offer to help Brody capture the dangerous creature, and the trio starts the risky mission.

6. Jurassic Park (1993):

Jurassic Park 1993

IMDb Ratings: 8.1

Writers: Michael Crichton (novel and screenplay), David Koepp

Cast: Sam Neill, Laura Dern, Jeff Goldblum, Richard Attenborough

Genres: Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi, Fantasy, Thriller, Mystery

Not only is Jurassic Park one of the most critically acclaimed movies of Steven Spielberg, but it is also a massive blockbuster with more than $1 billion box office collections worldwide. Set on the fictional island of Isla Nublar in Central America, the movie tells the story of a wealthy businessman John Hammond, who created a wildlife park of biologically engineered dinosaurs with the help of a team of genetic scientists. However, despite John’s assurance of the island’s safety, the dinosaurs go on a hunt for humans who visit the park.

5. Catch Me If You Can (2002):

Catch Me If You Can Steven Spielberg Movies

IMDb Ratings: 8.1

Writers: Jeff Nathanson, Frank Abagnale Jr. (autobiographical novel)

Cast: Leonardo DiCaprio, Tom Hanks, Christopher Walken, Amy Adams, James Brolin

Genres: Comedy, Drama, Crime, Biography

Catch Me If You Can is an adaptation of Frank Abagnale Jr.’s autobiography of the same name, telling his exploits during his early life as a con artist. The movie followed his life before his nineteenth birthday when he performed cons worth millions of dollars. As a wealthy teenager, his life turns around when his father faces tax problems and loses his property. After that, he leaves home after his parents’ divorce and starts a life of crime. He posed as a pilot, then a doctor, and even a lawyer. His top crime was a check fraud, after which he became so skilled that the FBI turned to him for help in catching other check forgers.

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4. Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade (1989):

Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade

IMDb Ratings: 8.2

Writers: Jeffery Boam, George Lucas (story)

Cast: Harrison Ford, Sean Connery, Alison Doody

Genres: Action, Adventure, Fantasy

This movie is the third installment in the Indiana Jones Franchise. After an art collector appeals to Indiana Jones to find the Holy Grail, he discovers that another archeologist went missing during his search for the same artifact. However, he later finds out that the mission person is his own father, Dr. Henry Jones. Now, Indiana Jones must find his father as well as the Holy Grail. However, the artifact is not at all easy to find. Not only that, its powers are too much for those with impure hearts.

3. Indiana Jones and the Raiders of the Lost Ark (1981):

Indiana Jones and the Raiders of the Lost Ark

IMDb Ratings: 8.4

Writers: Lawrence Kasdan, George Lucas (story)

Cast: Harrison Ford, Karen Allen, Paul Freeman

Genres: Action, Adventure, Fantasy

The movie follows the adventures of Indiana Jones in the year 1936. While venturing in the jungles of South America searching for a golden statue, he sets off a deadly but manages to escape. After that, Marcus Bordy, a museum curator, informs him about a biblical artifact, “The Ark of the Covenant”, that can hold the key to human existence. To find the artifact, he ventures to vast places such as Nepal and Egypt. However, amid his search, he has to fight with his enemy Rene Belloq and a group of Nazis to reach the artifact before they do.

2. Saving Private Ryan (1998):

Saving Private Ryan Steven Spielberg Movies

IMDb Ratings: 8.6

Writer: Robert Rodat

Cast: Tom Hanks, Matt Damon, Tom Sizemore, Barry Pepper, Vin Diesel

Genres: War, Action, Drama

One of the most critically acclaimed and successful movies of Steven Spielberg, the movie tells the story of the Invasion of Normandy during the second world war. The story follows Captain John Miller, who takes his men behind enemy lines to find Private James Ryan, whose three brothers were killed in combat. John continues his search while being surrounded by the brutal situations in the war. As each man embarks on their personal journies, they discover their own strengths to triumph over an uncertain future with honor and dignity. Steven Spielberg won an Oscar as the Best Director for this movie.

1. Schindler’s List (1993):

Schindler's List

IMDb Ratings: 8.9

Writers: Steven Zaillian, Thomas Keneally (novel)

Cast: Liam Neeson, Ralph Fiennes, Ben Kingsley

Genres: Biography, War, Drama, Historical

Steven Spielberg won two Oscars for this movie as the Best Director and the Best Picture category. The movie tells the true story of a German businessman Oskar Schindler during World War II. He arrives in Krakow in 1939, ready to make his fortune, and joins the Nazi party. He then starts a factory with Jewish workers. However, despite being greedy, his morals didn’t allow him to let his workers die during the Jew’s extermination at the Auschwitz Concentration camp. He provided refuge for his workers and hired more. By doing so, Oskar Schindler managed to save the lives of almost 1100 Jews.

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