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Steven Spielberg has had a career spanning 6 decades, and a filmography that has, taken together, been nominated for more than 100 major awards. He is perhaps the defining director of his generation, and the man behind such classic, iconic films as "Jaws," "Close Encounters of the Third Kind," "E.T.," "Minority Report," "Jurassic Park," "Saving Private Ryan," "Schindler's List" and, of course, the Indiana Jones series.

Though he's perhaps best remembered for his science-fiction films, Spielberg's career has been remarkably diverse, including historical dramas (such as "Empire of the Sun" and "The Color Purple"), espionage thrillers (for example, "Munich") and even animation ("The Adventures of Tintin," a collaboration with "Lord of the Rings" director Peter Jackson.)

The list of all Spielberg films below is VoteRanked, so your selections will determine the final order. Give your favorites a thumbs up and send your least-favorites to the bottom. Unless it's "1941," which is actually a pretty solid movie that has been unfairly maligned!

Indiana Jones and the Raiders ... is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Steven Spielberg Movies
Indiana Jones and the Raiders of the Lost Ark Harrison Ford, Alfred Molina, Karen Allen

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Jaws Steven Spielberg, Richard Dreyfuss, Roy Scheider

Indiana Jones and the Temple o... is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Steven Spielberg Movies
Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom Harrison Ford, Steven Spielberg, Dan Aykroyd

Jurassic Park is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Steven Spielberg Movies
Jurassic Park Samuel L. Jackson, Jeff Goldblum, Richard Attenborough

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Close Encounters of the Third Kind Richard Dreyfuss, Teri Garr, Carl Weathers

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Minority Report Cameron Diaz, Tom Cruise, Colin Farrell

E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Steven Spielberg Movies
E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial Drew Barrymore, Erika Eleniak, Debra Winger

Schindler's List is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Steven Spielberg Movies
Schindler's List Liam Neeson, Ralph Fiennes, Ben Kingsley

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Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade Harrison Ford, Sean Connery, River Phoenix

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Munich Daniel Craig, Eric Bana, Geoffrey Rush

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Catch Me If You Can Leonardo DiCaprio, Amy Adams, Jennifer Garner

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Saving Private Ryan Tom Hanks, Matt Damon, Vin Diesel

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A.I. Artificial Intelligence Meryl Streep, Robin Williams, Jude Law

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1941 Mickey Rourke, Christopher Lee, Dan Aykroyd

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War of the Worlds Tom Cruise, Morgan Freeman, Channing Tatum

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Empire of the Sun Christian Bale, Ben Stiller, John Malkovich

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Duel Dennis Weaver, Jacqueline Scott, Lou Frizzell