Ten Outstanding Movies Directed by Steven Spielberg

Jaws (1975)

Starring: Roy Scheider, Robert Shaw, Richard Dreyfuss

‘Jaws’ is based on Peter Benchley’s best-selling book by the same name about a huge Great White shark that terrorizes a small New England community.

Quote: “You’re gonna need a bigger boat.”

Close Encounters of the Third Kind (1977)

Starring: Richard Dreyfuss, Teri Garr, Melinda Dillon

A cable repairman has a close encounter with a UFO, and then begins a quest to find answers to his new found strange behaviour.

Quote: “I guess you’ve noticed something a little strange with Dad.”

Raiders of the Lost Ark (1981)

Starring: Harrison Ford, Karen Allen

It’s a race between the Nazi’s and Archaeologist Dr. Indiana Jones to find Noah’s Ark and the Ten Commandments.

Quote: “Snakes. Why’d it have to be snakes?”

E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial (1982)

Starring: Henry Thomas, Drew Barrymore

After an alien gets left behind on Earth by his pals, he is helped in his effort to return home by a couple of young children.

Quote: “Is he a pig? He sure eats like one.”

The Color Purple (1985)

Starring: Whoopi Goldberg, Danny Glover

This story revolves around the struggles encountered by Celie, an early 1900′s African American woman.

Quote: “You a low down dirty dog, that’s what’s wrong.”

Jurassic Park (1993)

Starring: Sam Neill, Laura Dern, Jeff Goldblum

The security system running a Dinosaur Theme Park fails to hold it’s occupants, resulting in numerous problems.

Quote: “That is one big pile of s***”

Schindler’s List (1993)

Starring: Liam Neeson, Ben Kingsley, Ralph Fiennes

The incredible story of Oskar Schindler, and his humanitarian turn towards saving Jews from Nazi concentration camps.

Quote: “I pardon you.”

Saving Private Ryan (1998)

Starring: Tom Hanks, Tom Sizemore

Many WWII vets attest to the authenticity of this film about the search for the last living brother of four in the war.

Quote: “I have here a very old letter, written to a Mrs. Bixby in Boston.”

Catch Me If You Can (2002)

Starring: Leonardo DiCaprio, Tom Hanks

This film is based on the adventures of master con man Frank Abagnale Jr., and his pursuit by FBI agent Carl Hanratty.

Quote: “Just tell me how much he owes and I’ll pay you back.”

War of the Worlds (2005)

Starring: Tom Cruise, Dakota Fanning, Justin Chatwin

A father tries to navigate his son and daughter out of harms way as aliens invade Earth in a massive surprise attack.

Quote: “There’s nothing living in that direction!”

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