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Top Spielberg Movies Of All Time. The Results Are In. Scores Based On Web Ratings/Takings and Awards

Steven Spielberg Movies Ranked

What is the best Steven Spielberg movie of all time? I decided to compile the following list to answer the question. So here's how it works. I have visited several sites and taken their top rated Spielberg movies and given points for the top six.  The scoring system is:

1st - 10 points
2nd - 6 points
3rd - 4 points
4th - 3 points
5th - 2 points
6th - 1 point

Also included is box office takings which has been adjusted for inflation and overall nominations and awards given.

Top six by metascore Score Points
E.T.: The Extra-Terrestrial 10 pts
94 metascore

Schindler's List 6 pts
93 metascore

Raiders of the Lost Ark 4 pts
90 metascore

Saving Private Ryan 3 pts
90 metascore

Minority Report 2pts
80 metascore

Jaws 1pt
79 metascore

Metacritic by user score
Empire of the Sun 10 pts
9.0 user score

Raiders of the Lost Ark 6 pts
8.9 user score

Schindler's List 4pts
8.8 user score

Saving Private Ryan 3 pts
user score 8.7

Jaws 2 pts
user score 8.7

Jurassic Park 1 pt
user score 8.6

IMDB by Rating
Schindler's List 10 pts
Rating 8.9

Raiders Of The Lost Ark 6 pts
Rating 8.7

Saving Private Ryan 4 pts
Rating 8.5

Indiana Jones & The Last Crusade 3 pts
Rating 8.3

Jaws - 2 pts
Rating 8.2

Jurassic Park 1pt
Rating 7.9

Rotten Tomatoes by Rating
Jaws 10 pts
Rating 100%

E.T The Extra Terrestrial 6 pts
Rating 98%

Schindlers List 4 pts
Rating 97%

Catch Me If You Can 3 pts
Rating 96%

Close Encounters 2 pts
Rating 95%

Raiders Of The Lost Ark 1 pt
Rating 94%

Love Film Sorted By User Rating
Schindler's List 10 pts
4 stars from 80k+

Saving Private Ryan 6 pts
4 stars from 65k+

Raiders Of The Lost Ark 4 pts
4 stars from 43k+

Last Crusade 3 pts
4 stars from 32k+

Jaws 2 pts
3.5 stars from 44k+

Jurassic Park 1pt
3.5 stars 42k+

Digital Spy Favourite Spielberg Movie Jan 2012 by Readers
Jurassic Park 10 pts
18.4% of vote

E.T. The Extra Terrestrial 6 pts
17.5% of vote
Raiders Of The Lost Ark 4 pts
11.5 of vote

Jaws:3 pts
10.6% of vote

Schindlers List 2 pts
8.9% of vote

Saving Private Ryan 1pt
6.6% off vote

Overall Worldwide box office takings adjusted for inflation (the data)
E.T. The Extra Terrestrial 10 pts
$1070 Million

Jaws 6 pts
$973 Million

Raiders Of The Lost Ark 4 pts
$646 Million

Jurassic Park 3 pts
$639 Million

Close Encounters 2 pts
$578 Million

Temple Of Doom 1 pt
$396 Million

Top movies rated by nominations for awards for Academy Award, BAFTA, Cannes Film Festival, Critics Choice Awards, Directors Guild Of America and Golden Globes. (If the total is a draw then the position is based on most wins over nominations)

Saving Private Ryan 10 pts
7 nominations/wins

Schindler's List 6 pts
6 nominations/wins

E.T. The Extra Terrestrial 4 pts
6 nominations/wins

Close Encounters 3 pts
6 nominations/wins

Munich 2 pts
4 nominations/wins

The Color Purple 1 pt
3 nominations/wins


1 - Schindler's List 42
2 - E.T The Extra Terrestrial 36
3 - Raiders Of The Lost Ark 29
4 - Saving Private Ryan 27
5 - Jaws 26
6 - Jurassic Park 16
7 - Empire Of The Sun 10
8 - Close Encounters 7
9 - Last Crusade 6
10 - Catch Me If You Can 3
11 - Minority Report 2
12 - Munich 2
13 - The Color Purple 1

So the best Steven Spielberg movie according to the web, takings and awards is Schindler's List. Do you agree with the list? What is your top Spielberg movies? Let me know.

The Bearded Trio


  1. I guessed right that Schindler’s List would be first and E.T. second. Schindler’s List is not just a great film, but an IMPORTANT one but it is not a movie that I can watch over and over again. E.T., Raiders, Jaws, Close Encounters and Jurassic Park are all movies that I could watch every day.


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