Steven Spielberg movies have always been known to be grand and emotional. But his talent goes beyond making just “big movies”. Spielberg has been the most consistently brilliant director through the years. He has taken risks no other director has dared to take. He has created films that instantly became part of pop culture. He has made powerful dramas exploring some of the darkest chapters in human history with restraint and respect.
Academic and elitists have often disparaged him for having his finger on the pulse of movie-going audiences, for knowing what they want and delivering just that. Yet when the American Film Institute (AFI) listed their One Hundred Greatest American Films, no other director had more films on the list than Spielberg with five. Not Kubrick, Allen, Hitchcock, Lean, Kazan or Ford…with five films of the one hundred, Spielberg topped the list.
At this point in his career, he has nothing more to prove…nothing. And I am not saying he has not faltered, he most certainly has, but the thing with Spielberg is that he learns from his mistakes…and does not make them again. 1941 (1979) was a loud mess, Hook (1991) was dreadful and Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull (2008) was dead on arrival, but when the man is on, he has no peer. Here is the list of the top Steven Spielberg movies. You can stream some of these Steven Spielberg movies on Netflix or Amazon Prime or Hulu.
10. Minority Report (2002)
This dark science fiction thriller is a knockout with Tom Cruise as a man caught up in his own nightmare when betrayed by the very system he helped create and defend. Furiously paced, with first rate performances from the cast, Roger Ebert named this best film of 2002.