Steven Spielberg filmography

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Spielberg at the San Diego Comic-Con in 2017

Steven Spielberg (born December 18, 1946) is an American director, producer, and screenwriter. He is considered one of the founding pioneers of the New Hollywood era, as well as one of the most popular directors and producers in film history.[1] He is also one of the co-founders of DreamWorks Studios.

In a career spanning more than four decades, Spielberg's films have spanned many themes and genres. Spielberg's early science-fiction and adventure films were seen as archetypes of modern Hollywood escapist filmmaking.[2] In later years, his films began addressing humanistic issues such as the Holocaust, the transatlantic slave trade, civil rights, war, and terrorism.

Spielberg won the Academy Award for Best Director for Schindler's List and Saving Private Ryan, as well as receiving five other nominations.[3] Three of Spielberg's films—Jaws, E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial, and Jurassic Park—achieved box office records, originated, and came to epitomize the blockbuster film.[4] The worldwide box office receipts of all Spielberg-directed films exceeds $10 billion worldwide, making him one of the highest-grossing directors in cinematic history.


Amateur films[edit]

Year Film Credited as Notes Ref.
Director Writer Editor
1959 The Last Gun Yes No Yes
1961 Fighter Squad Yes Yes Yes
Escape to Nowhere Yes Yes Yes
1964 Firelight Yes Yes Yes Also editor, cinematographer and composer
1967 Slipstream Yes Yes No Unfinished

Theatrical releases[edit]

Spielberg has worked as a producer, executive producer, director, or in an otherwise creative capacity on several films where he was not credited.

Year Film Credited as Notes Ref.
Director Producer Writer
1968 Amblin' Yes No Yes Short film
1971 Duel Yes No No
1973 Ace Eli and Rodger of the Skies No No Story
1974 The Sugarland Express Yes No Story
1975 Jaws Yes No No
1977 Close Encounters of the Third Kind Yes No Yes
1979 1941 Yes No No
1981 Raiders of the Lost Ark Yes No No
1982 E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial Yes Yes No
Poltergeist No Yes Yes
1983 Twilight Zone: The Movie Yes Yes No Segment: "Kick the Can"
1984 Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom Yes No No
1985 The Color Purple Yes Yes No
The Goonies No Executive Story
1987 Empire of the Sun Yes Yes No
1989 Always Yes Yes No
Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade Yes No No
1991 An American Tail: Fievel Goes West No Yes No
Hook Yes No No
1993 Jurassic Park Yes No No
Schindler's List Yes Yes No
1997 The Lost World: Jurassic Park Yes No No
Amistad Yes Yes No
1998 Saving Private Ryan Yes Yes No
2000 Shooting War No Yes No Documentary
2001 A.I. Artificial Intelligence Yes Yes Yes
2002 Minority Report Yes No No
Catch Me If You Can Yes Yes No
2004 The Terminal Yes Yes No
2005 War of the Worlds Yes No No
Memoirs of a Geisha No Yes No
Munich Yes Yes No
2006 Flags of Our Fathers No Yes No
Letters from Iwo Jima No Yes No
2008 Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull Yes No No
2011 Super 8 No Yes No
The Adventures of Tintin Yes Yes No
War Horse Yes Yes No
2012 Lincoln Yes Yes No
2014 The Hundred-Foot Journey No Yes No
2015 Bridge of Spies Yes Yes No
2016 The BFG Yes Yes No
2017 The Post Yes Yes No
2018 Ready Player One Yes Yes No

Executive producer only[edit]

Year Film Notes Ref.
1978 I Wanna Hold Your Hand
1980 Used Cars
1981 Continental Divide
1984 Gremlins
1985 Back to the Future
Young Sherlock Holmes
1986 An American Tail
The Money Pit
1987 Batteries Not Included
1988 Who Framed Roger Rabbit
The Land Before Time
1989 Back to the Future Part II
Tummy Trouble Short film
1990 Arachnophobia
Back to the Future Part III
Roller Coaster Rabbit Short film
Gremlins 2: The New Batch
Joe Versus the Volcano
1992 Tiny Toon Adventures: How I Spent My Vacation Direct-to-video
1993 Trail Mix-Up Short film
The Citizens Of Los Angeles
We're Back! A Dinosaur's Story
1994 The Flintstones uncredited
1995 Casper
1996 Twister
1997 Men in Black
1998 The Last Days Documentary
The Mask of Zorro
Deep Impact
2001 Jurassic Park III
2002 Men in Black II
2005 The Legend of Zorro
2006 Monster House
2007 Transformers
2008 Eagle Eye
2009 Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen
The Lovely Bones
2010 Hereafter
True Grit
2011 Transformers: Dark of the Moon
Cowboys & Aliens
Real Steel
2012 Men in Black 3
2014 Transformers: Age of Extinction
2015 Jurassic World
2017 Transformers: The Last Knight [5]
2018 Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom
First Man
2019 The Turning [6]
Men in Black: International [7]
Cats [8]


Year Film Role
1975 Jaws Uncredited voice: Amity Point Lifestation Worker
1980 The Blues Brothers County tax officer
1982 Room 666 himself
1984 Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom Tourist at Airport
Gremlins Man in Electric Wheelchair
1990 Gremlins 2: The New Batch Man in scooter
1997 The Lost World: Jurassic Park Man Eating Popcorn
Men in Black Alien on TV Monitor
2001 Stanley Kubrick: A Life in Pictures himself
Vanilla Sky Guest at party
2002 Austin Powers in Goldmember himself
2004 Double Dare himself
The Cutting Edge: The Magic of Movie Editing himself
2005 Directed by John Ford himself
2006 The Shark Is Still Working himself
2010 Hollywood Don't Surf! himself
2011 Paul himself
2017 Spielberg himself

Other non-credited roles[edit]

Year Film Role
1985 Fandango Executive producer [9]
1987 Harry and the Hendersons Executive producer
Three O'Clock High Executive producer
1991 A Brief History of Time Executive producer
Cape Fear Executive producer
1994 The Little Rascals Executive producer[9]
1998 Small Soldiers Executive producer[10]
The Prince of Egypt Executive producer[9]
1999 The Haunting Executive producer
Wakko's Wish Direct-to-video Executive producer
2001 Shrek Executive producer [9]
Evolution Executive producer [9]
2002 Road to Perdition Executive producer [9]
2005 Star Wars: Episode III – Revenge of the Sith Second unit director[11]
Just like Heaven Executive producer [9]
2007 Disturbia Executive producer[9]
2010 How to Train Your Dragon Executive producer[12]
2013 The Wolf of Wall Street Co-directed one scene[13]
2014 Need for Speed Executive producer[9]
2018 The House with a Clock in Its Walls Executive producer
2019 How to Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World Executive producer[14]


(lengths include commercials)

  • Night Gallery (1969, 1971)
    • pilot movie segment B "Eyes" [aired November 8, 1969] (30 min)
    • ep4 segment A "Make Me Laugh" [aired January 6, 1971] (30 min)
  • Marcus Welby, M.D. (1970) ep 1–27 "The Daredevil Gesture" (60 min) [aired March 17, 1970]
  • The Name of the Game (1971) ep 3–16 "L.A. 2017" (90 min) [aired January 15, 1971]
  • The Psychiatrist (1971)
    • ep. 1–2 "The Private World of Martin Dalton" (60 min) [aired February 10, 1971]
    • ep. 1–6 "Par for the Course" (60 min) [aired March 10, 1971]
(this was released on a VHS named The Visionary after the other episode included)

Video games[edit]

Music video[edit]

Year Film Credited as Ref.
Director Producer Writer Other
1985 "The Goonies 'R' Good Enough"[15] No Yes No Actor [16]


  1. ^ The cinema of Steven Spielberg: Empire of light. Nigel Morris. Wallflower Press. 2007
  2. ^ "Steven Spielberg to Harvard grads: Be the movie heroes of real life". The Economic Times.
  3. ^ Directors with two or more Oscars
  4. ^ Higgins, Bill (April 7, 2012). "'Jaws': Revisiting Hollywood's First Summer Blockbuster". The Hollywood Reporter. Retrieved July 10, 2016.
  5. ^ Berney, Paul (2016-06-01). "Guess Who's Back for 'Transformers: The Last Knight'!". Action A Go Go, LLC. Retrieved 2017-03-22.
  6. ^ Higgins, Adam (21 February 2018). "Oscar-winning director Steven Spielberg begins filming new horror movie The Turning in Wicklow". The Irish Sun. News Group Newspapers Limited. Retrieved 24 February 2018.
  7. ^ "Film Releases". Variety Insight. Variety Media. Retrieved July 8, 2018.
  8. ^ D'Alessandro, Anthony (31 August 2019). "'Cats' Will Pounce During Christmas 2019 Frame; 'Wicked' Moves". Deadline. Deadline. Retrieved 1 September 2010.
  9. ^ a b c d e f g h i "If Only It Were True by Marc Levy – Reviews, Discussion, Bookclubs, Lists". Retrieved 2012-05-25.
  10. ^ "Small Soldiers - Thoughts".
  11. ^ "Steven Spielberg helped out on Revenge of the Sith". 31 March 2005.
  12. ^ "Skunk & Burning Tires, Steven Spielberg Suggests 'Bigger' Ending for..." Skunk & Burning Tires.
  13. ^ "Martin Scorsese, Leonardo DiCaprio Finally Open Up About Wolf of Wall Street". Hollywood Reporter. Retrieved 2017-01-22.
  14. ^ Anon, (2018). Dragons 3 Le Monde Caché : Rencontre avec Dean DeBlois et Brad Lewis. Available at: Retrieved: 2019-01-04.
  15. ^ CyndiLauperVEVO (27 September 2010). "Cyndi Lauper - The Goonies 'r' Good Enough" – via YouTube.
  16. ^ "Get Ready for 'Goonies' Weekend With Cyndi Lauper's 'Goonies 'R' Good Enough' Mini-Movie". Billboard. Retrieved 2017-03-22.