Since the early 1970s, Steven Spielberg has been one of Hollywood's most prolific and beloved directors.
A filmmaker never comfortable sticking with just one genre, he has dabbled in everything from family adventures, war dramas, political thrillers, comedies and historical epics. His work spans numerous themes, complete with some of cinema's most iconic characters and popular blockbusters.
Over his career, Spielberg has directed 32 movies, and though many don't quite hit the same mark, the vast majority are all deeply affecting, whimsical, and deeply exhilarating spectacles. He helped create the blockbuster genre, after all, with 1975's Jaws, and has been at the top of his game since the day he burst onto the scene with his indie classic Duel in '71.
There's a lot to get through, so let's get stuck in. From the fun family classics to the brutal war epics, the fantastical adventures to the inventive sci-fi flicks, here are all of Steven Spielberg's movies ranked worst to best.
32. 1941 (1979)
Coming off the mega-success of Jaws and Close Encounters of the Third Kind, Spielberg decided to make a dark comedy about the aftermath of the Pearl Harbour attacks.
Unfortunately, even with John Belushi and Dan Aykroyd, 1941 hits all the wrong notes, with every joke falling unbelievably flat and the performances leaving little to be desired.
This was the biggest flop from the director, and if it wasn't for the films that came before it, 1941 could well have derailed his entire career.