Ranking the Films of Steven Spielberg

spielberg-ford-raidersSteven Spielberg was the director of my childhood. His work really introduced me to what filmmaking was and could be. He made me want to be a filmmaker at an early age.

It all started with Raiders of the Lost Ark, E.T. and Jaws. Those three films blew my five year-old little mind. I never really looked back since then and film is something I still love just as much as I did sitting in a theater as a kid watching Spielberg’s best.

Number one is probably a controversial choice but this is my list and it is my favorite.

As Director:

1. Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom
2. E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial
3. Raiders of the Lost Ark
4. Schindler’s List
5. Jaws
6. Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade
7. Jurassic Park
8. Munich
9. Catch Me If You Can
10. Close Encounters of the Third Kind
11. Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull
12. Hook
13. The Lost World: Jurassic Park
14. Minority Report
15. Saving Private Ryan
16. Empire of the Sun
17. The Color Purple
18. The Terminal
19. A.I. Artificial Intelligence
20. The Adventures of Tintin
21. War Horse
22. Twilight Zone: The Movie (segment)
23. The Sugarland Express
24. Lincoln
25. Amistad
26. Duel
27. War of the Worlds
28. Always
29. Amblin’
30. 1941

As Producer/Executive Producer (and what I’ve seen):

1. Back to the Future
2. Back to the Future, Part II
3. Back to the Future, Part III
4. Who Framed Roger Rabbit?
5. Gremlins
6. The Goonies
7. Joe Versus the Volcano
8. Poltergeist
9. True Grit
10. Cape Fear
11. Young Sherlock Holmes
12. Super 8
13. Gremlins 2: The New Batch
14. Twister
15. The Lovely Bones
16. Harry and the Hendersons
17. Batteries Not Included
18. Arachnophobia
19. Men In Black
20. Innerspace
21. An American Tail
22. The Land Before Time
23. Monster House
24. The Money Pit
25. Cowboys & Aliens
26. Men In Black 3
27. Real Steel
28. Jurassic Park III
29. The Mask of Zorro
30. The Legend of Zorro
31. Eagle Eye
32. Balto
33. Dad
34. Transformers
35. An American Tail: Fievel Goes West
36. Deep Impact
37. Transformers: Dark of the Moon
38. Men In Black II
39. Casper
40. The Flintstones
41. Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen

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