Movies directed by Steven Spielberg

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Schindler's List

There have been numerous documentaries and dramatic productions focusing on the Holocaust, including a television mini-series which many consider to be the definitive work. As a result, in deciding to film Schindler's List, director Steven Spielbe...

Run Time: 3:15
U.S. Release Date: 1993-12-15
MPAA Rating: "R" (Violence, Sexual Situations, Violence)
Genre: DRAMA
Director: Steven Spielberg
Cast: Ralph Fiennes, Liam Neeson, Embeth Davidtz, ...
Close Encounters of the Third Kind

In late 1977, everyone seemed to believe this. Although UFOs have been a popular subject for speculation, rumination, and investigation for more than 50 years, at no time was the phenomenon more popular than during the 1970s. Along with the Loch ...

Run Time: 2:15
U.S. Release Date: 1977-12-14
MPAA Rating: "PG" (Mature Themes)
Genre: Science Fiction
Director: Steven Spielberg
Cast: Richard Dreyfuss, Fran├žois Truffaut, Teri Garr, ...
Raiders of the Lost Ark

Spoilers Ahoy!: The assumption is that everyone reading this review has seen Raiders of the Lost Ark. The review discusses in frank detail things about the ending, so, if you haven't seen the film and don't want its secrets spoiled, watch the mov...

Run Time: 1:55
U.S. Release Date: 1981-06-12
MPAA Rating: "PG" (Violence)
Genre: ACTION/ADVENTURE
Director: Steven Spielberg
Cast: Harrison Ford, John Rhys-Davies, Karen Allen, ...
Jaws

In addition to scaring the living daylights out of millions of movie-goers and putting a cramp in the revenue stream of nearly every North American beach resort, two significant developments can be attributed to Jaws. With its more than $250 milli...

Run Time: 2:04
U.S. Release Date: 1975-06-20
MPAA Rating: "PG" (Violence, Brief Nudity)
Genre: THRILLER
Director: Steven Spielberg
Cast: Roy Scheider, Robert Shaw, Richard Dreyfuss, ...
Saving Private Ryan

Devastating. If, for some reason, I was asked to write a one-word review of Saving Private Ryan, that would be the term I would use. As was true of director Steven Spielberg's other masterpiece, Schindler's List, the impact of this motion pic...

Run Time: 2:50
U.S. Release Date: 1998-07-24
MPAA Rating: "R" (Violence, Profanity)
Genre: WAR
Director: Steven Spielberg
Cast: Tom Hanks, Tom Sizemore, Matt Damon, ...
Minority Report

On those rare occasions when a great motion picture reaches multiplexes, the film critic must add another aspect to his or her job description: that of cheerleader. It is incumbent upon those of us who routinely dissect movies to applaud the arriv...

Run Time: 2:31
U.S. Release Date: 2002-06-21
MPAA Rating: "PG-13" (Profanity, Violence, Drugs)
Genre: SCIENCE FICTION/ACTION
Director: Steven Spielberg
Cast: Tom Cruise, Max von Sydow, Colin Farrell, ...
Munich

A film of uncommon depth, intelligence, and sensitivity, Munich defies easy labeling. Watching the movie is like reading a top-notch espionage thriller by Le Carre or Deighton. Yet, at the same time, this is a visual experience. The moral and ethic...

Run Time: 2:42
U.S. Release Date: 2005-12-23
MPAA Rating: "R" (Violence, Sexual Situations, Nudity)
Genre: DRAMA
Director: Steven Spielberg
Cast: Eric Bana, Daniel Craig, Ciaran Hinds, ...
Amistad

Here's a word analogy: Amistad is to The Lost World as Schindler's List is to Jurassic Park. In 1993, after Steven Spielberg made the monster dino hit, many critics described Schindler's List as the director's "penance" (as if there was a need for...

Run Time: 2:37
U.S. Release Date: 1997-12-12
MPAA Rating: "R" (Violence, Nudity)
Genre: DRAMA
Director: Steven Spielberg
Cast: Djimon Hounsou, Matthew McConaughey, Morgan Freeman, ...
Post, The

If one looks back at U.S. history during the 1970s, the importance of The Washington Post immediately becomes clear. The paper, which began the decade as just another local daily with little national prominence, concluded it as an important b...

Run Time: 1:51
U.S. Release Date: 2017-12-22
MPAA Rating: "PG-13" (Profanity, Violence)
Genre: Drama
Director: Steven Spielberg
Cast: Meryl Streep, Tom Hanks, Bob Odenkirk, ...
Lincoln

One of the many, many smart decisions made by director Steven Spielberg and screenwriter Tony Kushner when developing Lincoln was not to make it a traditional bio-pic of the 16th U.S. president. Instead, they confined the main story to a one-month ...

Run Time: 2:30
U.S. Release Date: 2012-11-09
MPAA Rating: "PG-13" (Violence, Profanity)
Genre: DRAMA
Director: Steven Spielberg
Cast: Daniel Day-Lewis, Sally Field, David Strathairn, ...