Director's cut: Steven Spielberg's essential movies
Spielberg turns 73 on December 18
A filmmaking genius, Spielberg is often regarded as one of the most important and popular directors of all time. From historical dramas to giant blockbusters, Spielberg has a knack for creating some of the highest-grossing films in the world.
In honor of this incredibly versatile director's birthday, here is a list of standout movies made by one of cinema's greatest exponents.
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