Top 12 Steven Spielberg Movies

With the J.J. Abrams/Steven Spielberg collaboration "Super 8" released this weekend, "Extra" ranks the top 12 greatest Spielberg movies of all time!

Top 12 Steven Spielberg Movies

12. 'Catch Me If You Can' (2002)

Spielberg takes on the real-life story of Frank Abagnale Jr. (Leonardo DiCaprio) who, before his 19th birthday, successfully conned millions of dollars worth of checks as a Pan Am pilot, doctor, and legal prosecutor.

11. 'Duel' (1971)

This well-crafted psycho-thriller TV movie about an unseen truck driver menacing a businessman (Dennis Weaver) on the road is what put Spielberg on the map.

10. 'War of the Worlds' (2005)

Spielberg's vision of H.G. Wells classic sci-fi thriller was pretty chilling.

9. 'The Color Purple' (1985)

The director took a break from making such blockbusters as "Raiders of the Lost Ark" and "E.T."with this poignant adaptation of Alice Walker's novel.

8. 'Minority Report' (2002)

This futuristic thriller stars Tom Cruise as a member of a special unit that catches criminals before they commit crimes — except he becomes one of those criminals and he must prove his innocence.

7. 'Close Encounters of the Third Kind' (1977)

Spielberg redefined the alien movie — they aren't all that bad!

6. 'Saving Private Ryan' (1998)

Spielberg's Academy-Award winning film has become a quintessential look at the horrors of WWII.

5. 'Jurassic Park' (1993)

Free-roaming, hungry dinosaurs... Spielberg-style!

4. 'E.T. The Extra Terrestrial' (1982)

If "Close Encounters of the Third Kind" proved aliens are friendly, "E.T." shows just how downright cuddly they can be.

3. 'Schindler's List' (1993)

This heart-wrenching film about the Holocaust earned Spielberg is first Academy Award for Best Director (his second was for "Saving Private Ryan" in 1998.)

2. 'Raiders of the Lost Ark' (1981)

Spielberg wowed audiences with this action-adventure, launching one of the most popular franchises of all time.

1. 'Jaws' (1975)

As one of the biggest blockbusters in the history of film, Spielberg basically made us all afraid to go swimming in the ocean.