12. Minority Report (2002)
> IMDb user rating: 7.6/10 (527,936 votes)
> Rotten Tomatoes audience score: 80% (481,676 votes)
> Rotten Tomatoes Tomatometer score: 90% (253 reviews)
> Starring: Tom Cruise, Colin Farrell, Samantha Morton, Max von Sydow
A provocative film based on a story by science fiction writer Philip K. Diсk, “Minority Report” is set in a future when law enforcement employs a technology that arrests and convicts murderers before they commit a crime. Namrata Joshi of Outlook said “Spielberg creates an intriguing world that is at once futuristic and accessible, it makes our collective imagination soar but is never alienating.”
11. E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial (1982)
> IMDb user rating: 7.8/10 (388,407 votes)
> Rotten Tomatoes audience score: 72% (32,314,349 votes)
> Rotten Tomatoes Tomatometer score: 99% (133 reviews)
> Starring: Henry Thomas, Drew Barrymore, Peter Coyote, Dee Wallace
Considered to be one of Spielberg’s most human and beloved films, ” E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial” is an unlikely buddy movie — an alien marooned on Earth who befriends a young boy who tries to help the alien to go home. The film enjoys a 99% Freshness rating on Rotten Tomatoes.
10. Bridge of Spies (2015)
> IMDb user rating: 7.6/10 (299,689 votes)
> Rotten Tomatoes audience score: 87% (65,587 votes)
> Rotten Tomatoes Tomatometer score: 90% (312 reviews)
> Starring: Tom Hanks, Mark Rylance, Alan Alda, Amy Ryan
Spielberg’s Cold War drama has Tom Hanks playing an attorney tasked with defending an accused spy portrayed by Mark Rylance. Critics credited Spielberg with pumping new life into the espionage genre.
9. The Color Purple (1985)
> IMDb user rating: 7.8/10 (82,574 votes)
> Rotten Tomatoes audience score: 94% (180,943 votes)
> Rotten Tomatoes Tomatometer score: 81% (31 reviews)
> Starring: Danny Glover, Whoopi Goldberg, Oprah Winfrey, Margaret Avery
Audiences liked “The Color Purple” more than critics. Based on Alice Walker’s novel of the same name, the movie is about a woman (Whoopi Goldberg) enduring years of abuse and bigotry who longs to be reunited with her sister in Africa. Roger Ebert of the Chicago Sun-Times called the film “a great, warm, hard, unforgiving, triumphant movie.”
8. Close Encounters of the Third Kind (1977)
> IMDb user rating: 7.6/10 (192,623 votes)
> Rotten Tomatoes audience score: 85% (142,184 votes)
> Rotten Tomatoes Tomatometer score: 94% (64 reviews)
> Starring: Richard Dreyfuss, Francois Truffaut, Teri Garr, Melinda Dillon
“Close Encounters of the Third Kind” dazzled audiences when it premiered in 1977. Richard Dreyfuss plays a man who encounters a UFO and will stop at nothing, including giving up his family life, to find the truth about his experience. Adam Kempenaar of Filmspotting said the movie “is a reassuring cry to the cosmos that your life matters, you matter.”
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