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Although the name J.J. Abrams is practically synonymous with Star Wars nowadays, he's actually responsible for directing, writing, and producing some of the best movies of the last two decades. His career began with a bang in the '90s, and he's been bringing amazing ideas to life on the silver screen ever since. Take a look at this list of J.J. Abrams movies and you may even discover some films that you never knew he worked on. 

What are the best J.J. Abrams movies? Mission: Impossible III might top your list. Abrams tackled the third Mission Impossible movie as his first directorial debut. David Fincher was originally supposed to direct this film, but had to drop out due to another project. Tom Cruise actually called up J.J. Abrams because he had just finished binge-watching the first two seasons of Alias and wanted to work with him. Abrams accepted the job, and went on to direct this, and many other incredible films.  

You might also love Star Trek and Star Trek Into Darkness. These thrilling intergalactic adventure movies were a huge contributing factor in selecting Abrams to direct and co-write Star Wars: The Force Awakens. He won a Saturn award for Best Director, and it's gross earnings of $467 million worldwide made it the highest-grossing entry in the Star Trek franchise.  

Other films that Abrams has worked on include Super 8, Cloverfield, Morning Glory, and Armageddon. Vote up the best J.J. Abrams films below, and be sure to let us know what you think in the comment section.
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Star Wars: Episode VII - The F... is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best J.J. Abrams Movies
Star Wars: Episode VII - The Force Awakens Harrison Ford, Carrie Fisher, Mark Hamill Director, producer, and writer  Star Wars: The Force Awakens is a 2015 American epic space opera film directed by J. J. Abrams. Three decades after the Empire's defeat, a new threat arises in the militant First Order. ...more

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Star Trek is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best J.J. Abrams Movies
Star Trek Zoe Saldana, Jennifer Morrison, Winona Ryder Director and producer Star Trek is a 2009 science fiction film directed by J. J. Abrams, written by Roberto Orci and Alex Kurtzman, and produced by Damon Lindelof and Bryan Burk. It is the eleventh film based on the ...more

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Star Trek Into Darkness is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best J.J. Abrams Movies
Star Trek Into Darkness Zoe Saldana, Benedict Cumberbatch, Alice Eve Director and producer  Star Trek Into Darkness is a 2013 American science fiction action film. It is the twelfth installment in the Star Trek franchise and the sequel to 2009's Star Trek. J. J. Abrams directed a ...more

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Super 8 is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best J.J. Abrams Movies
Super 8 Elle Fanning, AJ Michalka, Kyle Chandler Director, producer, and writer  Super 8 is a 2011 American science fiction horror film written, co-produced, and directed by J. J. Abrams and produced by Steven Spielberg. The film stars Joel Courtney, Elle Fanning, and Kyle ...more

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Mission: Impossible – Ghost Pr... is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best J.J. Abrams Movies
Mission: Impossible – Ghost Protocol Tom Cruise, Paula Patton, Jeremy Renner Producer Mission: Impossible – Ghost Protocol is a 2011 American action spy film. It is the fourth installment in the Mission: Impossible series, and director Brad Bird's first live-action film. It stars ...more

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Cloverfield is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best J.J. Abrams Movies
Cloverfield Odette Annable, Lizzy Caplan, Jessica Lucas Producer Cloverfield is a 2008 American science fiction found footage monster film directed by Matt Reeves, produced by J. J. Abrams & Bryan Burk, and written by Drew Goddard. Before settling on an ...more

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Armageddon is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best J.J. Abrams Movies
Armageddon Ben Affleck, Bruce Willis, Liv Tyler Watch for Free with Amazon Prime Free Trial Armageddon is a 1998 American science fiction disaster thriller film, directed by Michael Bay, produced by Jerry Bruckheimer, and released by Touchstone Pictures. The film follows a group of ...more

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Mission: Impossible III is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best J.J. Abrams Movies
Mission: Impossible III Maggie Q, Keri Russell, Michelle Monaghan Director and writer. This was Abrams's directorial debut.  Mission: Impossible III is a 2006 American action spy film co-written and directed by J.J. Abrams, his first film as a director, starring Tom Cruise, who also served as a producer, in the role ...more

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Mission: Impossible – Rogue Na... is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best J.J. Abrams Movies
Mission: Impossible – Rogue Nation Tom Cruise, Simon Pegg, Jeremy Renner Producer Mission: Impossible – Rogue Nation is a 2015 American action spy film directed by Christopher McQuarrie, and the fifth film in the series. IMF agent Ethan Hunt (Tom Cruise) is on the run from ...more

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!0 Cloverfield Lane is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best J.J. Abrams Movies
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Forever Young is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best J.J. Abrams Movies
Forever Young Mel Gibson, Jamie Lee Curtis, Elijah Wood Writer and executive producer.  Forever Young is a 1992 film with elements of romance, drama and science fiction, directed by Steve Miner, starring Mel Gibson, Elijah Wood and Jamie Lee Curtis. The screenplay was written by J. ...more

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Regarding Henry is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best J.J. Abrams Movies
Regarding Henry Harrison Ford, Annette Bening, J.J. Abrams Writer, co-producer, and actor. Abrams played a delivery boy.  Regarding Henry is a 1991 American film drama starring Harrison Ford and Annette Bening, directed by Mike Nichols. The screenplay by J. J. Abrams focuses on a New York City lawyer who struggles ...more

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Joy Ride is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best J.J. Abrams Movies
Joy Ride Paul Walker, Leelee Sobieski, Walton Goggins Producer and writer  Joy Ride, also known as Roadkill, is a 2001 American thriller road film. The film was written by J. J. Abrams and Clay Tarver and directed by John Dahl and starring Steve Zahn, Paul Walker and ...more

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Gone Fishin' is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best J.J. Abrams Movies
Gone Fishin' Willie Nelson, Joe Pesci, Danny Glover Writer Gone Fishin '​ is a 1997 American comedy film starring Joe Pesci and Danny Glover as two bumbling fishing enthusiasts. Nick Brimble, Rosanna Arquette, Lynn Whitfield, and Willie Nelson co-star. ...more