Director's cut: Steven Spielberg's essential movies
Spielberg turns 72 on December 18
A filmmaking genius, Spielberg is often regarded as one of the most important and popular directors in the world. From historical dramas to giant blockbusters, Spielberg has a knack for creating some of the highest grossing films in the world After a run of factual historical dramas in recent past, Steven Spielberg got back into blockbuster mode this year with the film 'Ready Player One.'
In honor of this incredibly versatile director's birthday, here is a list of standout movies made by one of cinema's greatest exponents.