With 'War Horse' and 'Tintin' in theaters, we rank the director's best
10. "Minority Report" (2002)
Spielberg came off one sci-fi dazzler in 2001 directly into another in the long-gestating "Minority Report." The film was a masterful construction, screenwriters Jon Cohen and Scott Frank spinning off of Philip K. Dick's short story in the most creative of ways. The film has a sheen like no other, a vision of the future absolutely unique with the star power of Tom Cruise front and center. From a craft perspective, it's an under-praised wonder, the art direction, cinematography, film editing, sound and visual effects all impeccable, with only a Best Sound Editing nomination to show for itself. Go figure. By the way, the other film Spielberg released in 2002, "Catch Me If You Can," came very close to making the list.