Special Report

The Best Steven Spielberg Movies

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24. War Horse (2011)
> IMDb user rating: 7.2/10 (151,930 votes)
> Rotten Tomatoes audience score: 74% (69,771 votes)
> Rotten Tomatoes Tomatometer score: 75% (238 reviews)
> Starring: Jeremy Irvine, Emily Watson, David Thewlis

This WWI drama follows the parallel exploits of a young soldier and his courageous horse. While impressed with the film’s sense of realism, many critics also found it a bit too cloying and sentimental. Over 100 horses were used during production.

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23. The Adventures of Tintin (2011)
> IMDb user rating: 7.3/10 (223,091 votes)
> Rotten Tomatoes audience score: 74% (77,565 votes)
> Rotten Tomatoes Tomatometer score: 74% (233 reviews)
> Starring: Jamie Bell, Andy Serkis, Daniel Craig

Spielberg acquired the rights to “The Adventures of Tintin” comic book series as early as 1981 and spent decades developing the project. Featuring a unique style of photoreal animation, it became the first non-Pixar title to win the Golden Globe for Best Animated Film. Follow the title character as he overcomes various obstacles in his search for hidden treasure.

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22. Ready Player One (2018)
> IMDb user rating: 7.4/10 (397,015 votes)
> Rotten Tomatoes audience score: 77% (25,761 votes)
> Rotten Tomatoes Tomatometer score: 72% (444 reviews)
> Starring: Tye Sheridan, Olivia Cooke, Ben Mendelsohn

A bestselling sci-fi novel laid the groundwork for this blockbuster adaptation, which takes place in 2045. To escape his dystopian reality, a teenage boy (Tye Sheridan) enters a virtual world and embarks on a life-changing quest. The film respectively uses live-action and motion capture technology to distinguish between its two planes of existence.

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21. Amistad (1997)
> IMDb user rating: 7.3/10 (74,082 votes)
> Rotten Tomatoes audience score: 79% (51,188 votes)
> Rotten Tomatoes Tomatometer score: 78% (65 reviews)
> Starring: Djimon Hounsou, Matthew McConaughey, Anthony Hopkins

Based on a true story, this historical drama depicts a violent revolt aboard a slave ship and the important trial that followed. Based on a 1987 book, it features a star-studded ensemble cast. Writing for the New York Review of Books, critic Eric L. McKitrick called it “a film of considerable power.”

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20. The Post (2017)
> IMDb user rating: 7.2/10 (143,224 votes)
> Rotten Tomatoes audience score: 73% (12,473 votes)
> Rotten Tomatoes Tomatometer score: 88% (404 reviews)
> Starring: Meryl Streep, Tom Hanks, Sarah Paulson

In the mold of classic political thrillers such as “All the President’s Men” comes this historical drama about the Pentagon Papers. It takes viewers behind the scenes of the Washington Post as various figures grapple with a government cover-up. Spielberg called it a “timely story to tell” in a 2018 interview with the Long Island Pulse.

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