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Top 10 Steven Spielberg Movies

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One of the prominent figures of the New Hollywood era, Steven Spielberg, is a maestro in directing science fiction and historical drama movies. Unlike Martin Scorsese, the majority of his movies have performed brilliantly in the theatres. He is widely known for directing some of the most iconic movies in the history of Hollywood. Apart from being a successful director, he has also produced many movies and tv-series.

We are trying to honour his legacy by listing his top 10 movies on this page. You are going to witness a wide range of his immense talent here. So, what are you waiting for? Go through the entire article now!

Bridge of Spies

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Bridge of Spies (2015)

Bridge of Spies can be listed among one of his latest great movies. It fails to reach the heights of previous iconic instalments. But still, it works brilliantly on its own. Tom Hanks delivers a cool and composed performance in this movie. But the real star of this project is none other than Mark Rylance. Only a handful of actors have managed to outperform Hanks. And Rylance surely deserves a spot in that category. The movie is based on a real-life scenario of an American lawyer named James B. Donovan. He is entrusted with a task that includes the release of a U.S. Air Force pilot from the grasp of the Soviet Union. Things get a bit twisty when the opposition demands the release of a Soviet Union spy named Rudolf Abel (Rylance) in exchange for the pilot.

Jurassic Park

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Jurassic Park (1993)

This movie marked the start of an awe-inspiring movie series that displayed mythical dinosaurs on the big screens. The entire franchise contains a total of five commercially successful movies. But it all began with the first-ever instalment released in 1993. It was also the first movie to cross the $1 billion mark on the global box office collections. The iconic cast consisting of Sam Neill, Jeff Goldblum, Laura Dern, and others performed remarkably.

Catch Me If You Can

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Catch Me If You Can (2002)

The real Frank Abagnale did not receive a huge amount of popularity until the release of this movie. The main man, Leonardo DiCaprio, performed exceptionally well in this project. It also landed him a nomination at the Academy Awards (Best Actor). On the other hand, Hanks was the main supporting character here. It depicts the story of Abagnale about how he scammed Pan Am Airways. He also became a fake doctor to marry a rich girl. However, his life begins to shake when the FBI hires Agent Hanratty (Hanks) to capture him.

Raiders of the Lost Ark

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Raiders of the Lost Ark (1981)

This movie is responsible for giving the fans one of the most memorable characters of all time… Indiana Jones! Harrison Ford was already a big deal in his early days because of his giant-sized popularity due to Star Wars. But this role cemented him as one of the megastars of Hollywood. His performance brings charisma and fun to the character of Jones. He tries to find the mythical Ark of the Covenant before the Nazis get their dirty hands on it. It is one hell of an adventurous ride. And Spielberg never misses an opportunity to surprise us with his creativity.

Saving Private Ryan

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Saving Private Ryan (1998)

Saving Private Ryan is widely known for dispatching the most accurate depiction of the World War II events. It draws its inspiration from the battle of Normandy during WW2. A paratrooper named James Ryan receives the order to return to his family after all his three elder brothers lose their lives in the war. Captain Miller (Tom Hanks) is chosen for completing the mission. The action sequences and the realistic portrayal of the battle scenes were praised the most by the moviegoers.



Lincoln (2012)

No one can beat Spielberg when it comes to directing a perfect historical drama. Lincoln is just another fine example of this case. And we cannot imagine an actor better than Sir Daniel Day-Lewis to portray the role of Abraham Lincoln. He truly delivers a magnetic performance in the movie. He steals every scene in which he is in. As a result, he got his hand on his third Oscar in the category of Best Actor for this film. Spielberg deserves equal credit for creating a true historical magnum opus like Lincoln.

Close Encounters of the Third Kind

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Close Encounters of the Third Kind (1977)

Look at the year of its release again! Can you believe that? Despite facing the lack of modern technology and visual effects, this movie excelled in the theatres. It became the first film in Spielberg’s career to earn more than $300 million. The plot is centred upon Roy Neary (Richard Dreyfuss). His life turns upside down after a surprising encounter with a UFO. The director succeeded in capturing the true essence of a sci-fi movie in this project. It is one of his all-time greats.



Jaws (1975)

More than 45 years have passed since the release of Jaws on the big screen, but it is still going strong. However, its sequels did not perform as well as the first entry. Spielberg takes the audience on a thrilling ride with horrifying scenes and an amazing plot. Everyone at that time clearly realized that this movie is much deeper than an average summer popcorn thriller.

E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial

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E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial (1982)

We believe it is safe to admit that the 1980s and 1990s clearly belonged to Steven Spielberg. He delivered some of the most iconic movies during this period. And one of them was E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial! This movie is crammed with true childhood emotions and an epic storyline. It was the highest-grossing movie during that period until its record was broken by another Spielberg masterpiece named Jurassic Park. It was re-released in 2002 with modified visual effects. The plot is focused on a little boy who accidentally becomes a friend of an extraterrestrial creature.

Schindler’s List

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Schindler’s List (1993)

What can we say about this movie? Words are not enough to describe its magnificence. It serves as the perfect blend of artistic and realistic events of World War II. Its haunting and realistic depiction of the Holocaust processes is just heart-wrenching.

During that soul-shaking period, a kind industrialist named Oskar Schindler (Liam Neeson) saves thousands of innocent Jews from entering the gas chambers. He hires them in his factory for building useful objects. Soon, he comes under the suspicion of Nazi German officers. He also hires a Jewish assistant named Itzhak Stern (Ben Kingsley).

The movie received universal critical acclaim from critics worldwide. It was widely appreciated for flawlessly using the black and white format. Spielberg also bagged an Oscar for Best Director for this film.


Steven Spielberg is one of the greatest living directors in the Hollywood film industry. His movies are a perfect example of his grandeur. Watch these movies now if you have not watched them. Enjoy!


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