Steven Spielberg's Movies, Ranked Worst to Best

From 'Raiders' to 'Ready Player One,' the King of Hollywood's work from completists-only to modern classics

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11. 'The Post' (2017)

Despite the acclaim and accomplishment of films like Lincoln and Bridge of Spies, some had begun to grouse that Spielberg was becoming a stuffy historical filmmaker – a presenter of dusty prestige pictures with little of the dash of his earlier work. They were wrong, but still. One of the things that makes The Post so special is the fact that Spielberg shoots this historical drama – about the Washington Post’s efforts to publish the Pentagon Papers even as the Nixon White House was threatening retaliation – like an action thriller. Yes, these people wield typewriters and copiers instead of actual weapons. But Spielberg brings a remarkable immediacy and energy to the material, making the patience and drudgery and meticulousness of journalism seem positively heroic. His wide-eyed fascination with the machinery and processes of this world is infectious.

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