Steven Spielberg Movies from Best to Worst Based on Ratings

List by john Last updated August 16, 2017

Here are have a list of the best Steve Spielberg movies listed in order from highest rated to lowest.


Steven spielberg movies best worst rating List order as defined by john

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Schindler's List (1993)

Drama History War
Whoever saves one life, saves the world entire.

The true story of how businessman Oskar Schindler saved over a thousand Jewish lives from the Nazis while they worked as slaves in his factory during World War II.

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Vote count 3,495 Vote avg 82 Release date 1993-11-29


Raiders of the Lost Ark (1981)

Adventure Action
Indiana Jones - the new hero from the creators of JAWS and STAR WARS.

When Dr. Indiana Jones – the tweed-suited professor who just happens to be a celebrated archaeologist – is hired by the government to locate the legendary Ark of the Covenant, he finds himself up against the entire Nazi regime.

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Vote count 3,210 Vote avg 76 Release date 1981-06-12


Saving Private Ryan (1998)

Drama History War
The mission is a man.

As U.S. troops storm the beaches of Normandy, three brothers lie dead on the battlefield, with a fourth trapped behind enemy lines. Ranger captain John Miller and seven men are tasked with penetrating German-held territory and bringing the boy home.

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Vote count 4,239 Vote avg 78 Release date 1998-07-24


Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade (1989)

Adventure Action
The man with the hat is back. And this time, he's bringing his Dad.

When Dr. Henry Jones Sr. suddenly goes missing while pursuing the Holy Grail, eminent archaeologist Indiana must team up with Marcus Brody, Sallah and Elsa Schneider to follow in his father's footsteps and stop the Nazis from recovering the power of eternal life.

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Vote count 2,612 Vote avg 76 Release date 1989-05-24


Jaws (1975)

Horror Thriller Adventure
Don't go in the water.

An insatiable great white shark terrorizes the townspeople of Amity Island, The police chief, an oceanographer and a grizzled shark hunter seek to destroy the bloodthirsty beast.

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Vote count 2,028 Vote avg 74 Release date 1975-06-18


Jurassic Park (1993)

Adventure Science Fiction
An adventure 65 million years in the making.

A wealthy entrepreneur secretly creates a theme park featuring living dinosaurs drawn from prehistoric DNA. Before opening day, he invites a team of experts and his two eager grandchildren to experience the park and help calm anxious investors. However, the park is anything but amusing as the security systems go off-line and the dinosaurs escape.

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Vote count 4,006 Vote avg 75 Release date 1993-06-11


E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial (1982)

Science Fiction Adventure Family
He is afraid. He is alone. He is three million light years from home.

A science fiction fairytale about an extra-terrestrial who is left behind on Earth and is found by a young boy who befriends him. This heart-warming fantasy from Director Steven Spielberg became one of the most commercially successful films of all time.

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Vote count 2,547 Vote avg 73 Release date 1982-04-03


Catch Me If You Can (2002)

Drama Crime
The true story of a real fake.

A true story about Frank Abagnale Jr. who, before his 19th birthday, successfully conned millions of dollars worth of checks as a Pan Am pilot, doctor, and legal prosecutor. An FBI agent makes it his mission to put him behind bars. But Frank not only eludes capture, he revels in the pursuit.

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Vote count 3,011 Vote avg 77 Release date 2002-12-25


Close Encounters of the Third Kind (1977)

Science Fiction Drama
We are not alone.

After an encounter with UFOs, a line worker feels undeniably drawn to an isolated area in the wilderness where something spectacular is about to happen.

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Vote count 890 Vote avg 72 Release date 1977-11-16


Minority Report (2002)

Action Thriller Science Fiction
The system is perfect until it comes after you.

John Anderton is a top 'Precrime' cop in the late-21st century, when technology can predict crimes before they're committed. But Anderton becomes the quarry when another investigator targets him for a murder charge.

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Vote count 2,124 Vote avg 70 Release date 2002-06-20


Duel (1971)

Horror Action Mystery
Fear is the driving force.

Travelling businessman, David Mann, angers the driver of a rusty tanker whilst crossing the Californian desert. A simple trip turns deadly as Mann struggles to stay on the road while the tanker plays cat and mouse with his life.

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Vote count 296 Vote avg 72 Release date 1971-11-10


Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom (1984)

Adventure Action
If adventure has a name... it must be Indiana Jones.

After arriving in India, Indiana Jones is asked by a desperate village to find a mystical stone. He agrees – and stumbles upon a secret cult plotting a terrible plan in the catacombs of an ancient palace.

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Vote count 2,267 Vote avg 70 Release date 1984-05-23


Lincoln (2012)

Drama War
With the moral courage and fierce determination to succeed, his choices will change the fate of generations to come.

A revealing drama that focuses on the 16th President's tumultuous final months in office. In a nation divided by war and the strong winds of change, Lincoln pursues a course of action designed to end the war, unite the country and abolish slavery. With the moral courage and fierce determination to succeed, his choices during this critical moment will change the fate of generations to come.

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Vote count 1,261 Vote avg 67 Release date 2012-11-09


The Adventures of Tintin (2011)

Adventure Animation Action
This year, discover how far adventure will take you.

Intrepid young reporter, Tintin and his loyal dog, Snowy are thrust into a world of high adventure when they discover a ship carrying an explosive secret. As Tintin is drawn into a centuries-old mystery, Ivan Ivanovitch Sakharine suspects him of stealing a priceless treasure. Tintin and Snowy, with the help of salty, cantankerous Captain Haddock and bumbling detectives, Thompson & Thomson, travel half the world, one step ahead of their enemies as Tintin endeavors to find The Unicorn, a sunken ship that may hold a vast fortune, but also an ancient curse.

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Vote count 1,757 Vote avg 67 Release date 2011-10-25


War Horse (2011)

Drama War
Separated by War. Tested by Battle. Bound by Friendship.

Follows a young man named Albert and his horse, Joey, and how their bond is broken when Joey is sold to the cavalry and sent to the trenches of World War One. Despite being too young to enlist, Albert heads to France to save his friend.

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Vote count 818 Vote avg 70 Release date 2011-12-25


The Terminal (2004)

Comedy Drama
Life is waiting.

Viktor Navorski is a man without a country; his plane took off just as a coup d'etat exploded in his homeland, leaving it in shambles, and now he's stranded at Kennedy Airport, where he's holding a passport that nobody recognizes. While quarantined in the transit lounge until authorities can figure out what to do with him, Viktor simply goes on living – and courts romance with a beautiful flight attendant.

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Vote count 1,533 Vote avg 70 Release date 2004-06-17


Amistad (1997)

Drama History Mystery
Freedom is not given. It is our right at birth. But there are some moments when it must be taken.

In 1839, the slave ship Amistad set sail from Cuba to America. During the long trip, Cinque leads the slaves in an unprecedented uprising. They are then held prisoner in Connecticut, and their release becomes the subject of heated debate. Freed slave Theodore Joadson wants Cinque and the others exonerated and recruits property lawyer Roger Baldwin to help his case. Eventually, John Quincy Adams also becomes an ally.

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Vote count 260 Vote avg 67 Release date 1997-12-03


A.I. Artificial Intelligence (2001)

Drama Science Fiction Adventure
Journey to a world where robots dream and desire.

11-year-old David, the first android with human feelings, is adopted by the Swinton family to test his ability to function. However, before his 'testing' is complete, he leaves on an odyssey to understand the secret to his existence and be more human.

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Vote count 1,596 Vote avg 67 Release date 2001-06-29


War of the Worlds (2005)

Adventure Thriller Science Fiction
They're already here.

Ray Ferrier is a divorced dockworker and less-than-perfect father. Soon after his ex-wife and her new husband drop of his teenage son and young daughter for a rare weekend visit, a strange and powerful lightning storm touches down.

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Vote count 1,786 Vote avg 61 Release date 2005-06-23


Hook (1991)

Adventure Fantasy Comedy
What if Peter Pan grew up?

The boy who wasn't supposed to grow up—Peter Pan—did just that, becoming a soulless corporate lawyer whose workaholism could cost him his wife and kids. But a trip to see Granny Wendy in London, where the vengeful Capt. Hook kidnaps Peter's kids and forces Peter to return to Neverland, could lead to a chance at redemption, in this family-oriented fantasy from director Steven Spielberg.

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Vote count 1,197 Vote avg 66 Release date 1991-12-11


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

Adventure Action
The adventure continues . . .

Set during the Cold War, the Soviets – led by sword-wielding Irina Spalko – are in search of a crystal skull which has supernatural powers related to a mystical Lost City of Gold. After being captured and then escaping from them, Indy is coerced to head to Peru at the behest of a young man whose friend – and Indy's colleague – Professor Oxley has been captured for his knowledge of the skull's whereabouts.

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Vote count 2,038 Vote avg 57 Release date 2008-05-21


The Lost World: Jurassic Park (1997)

Adventure Action Science Fiction
Something has survived.

Four years after Jurassic Park's genetically bred dinosaurs ran amok, multimillionaire John Hammond shocks chaos theorist Ian Malcolm by revealing that Hammond has been breeding more beasties at a secret location. Malcolm, his paleontologist ladylove and a wildlife videographer join an expedition to document the lethal lizards' natural behavior in this action-packed thriller.

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Vote count 2,026 Vote avg 61 Release date 1997-05-23


Always (1989)

Fantasy Drama Romance
They couldn't hear him. They couldn't see him. But he was there when they needed him... Even after he was gone.

Pete Sandich is a reckless fire-fighting pilot who is killed in what was to have been his final mission. Ascending to Heaven, Pete is introduced to business-like angel who instructs the spectral Pete to pass on his aviation knowledge to his young successor. While doing so, Pete also smoothes the course of romance for his earthly girlfriend who, after several months of grieving, finally falls in love with another man.

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Vote count 112 Vote avg 59 Release date 1989-12-22


1941 (1979)

Action Comedy
Paranoia meets pandemonium.

It's been six days since the attack on Pearl Harbor. Panic grips California, supposedly the next target of the Japanese forces. Everywhere in California, people are suffering from war nerves. Chaos erupts all over the state. An Army Air Corps Captain, a civilian with a deranged sense of Nationalism, civilian defenders, and a Motor Pool crew all end up chasing a Japanese sub planning to attack LA.

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Vote count 122 Vote avg 56 Release date 1979-12-14



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