Steven Spielberg is not only one of our greatest living filmmakers, he’s one of the greatest filmmakers of all time. Need proof? Come up with a list of your Top 10 Spielberg films. It’s hard. The guy has made so many incredible films over the course of his career that narrowing it down to a Top 10 is nearly impossible. There aren’t many other filmmakers who can boast about a similar quality ratio—Spielberg not only makes fantastic films, he makes a lot of them. This is a guy who was born to direct. He made a masterpiece at the age of 27 and never looked back.
So with a new Spielberg film just behind us in the form of Bridge of Spies, we decided to put together a list of the director’s Top 10 films. In order to formulate said list, members of the Collider Staff (Adam Chitwood, Haleigh Foutch, Chris Cabin, Perri Nemiroff, Dave Trumbore, and Brian Formo) put together our own personal Top 10 lists, which were then tallied up using a preferential balloting system. Our #1 picks earned 10 points, #2 earned 9 points, etc. The result is a collective Top 10 that speaks to the versatility and sometimes frustrating quantity of Spielberg’s filmography (sorry, Minority Report).
Without further ado, we present to you Collider’s Top 10 Steven Spielberg films.