14 Films Directed by Steven Spielberg


Sugarland Express (1974)

Sugarland Express marked the big-screen directorial debut of Steven Spielberg. Starring Goldie Hawn, Ben Johnson, and William Atherton, this movie, based on a true story, revolves around a young woman who helps her husband escape from prison so they can kidnap their child who's been placed in foster care. Along the way, they take a policeman hostage, and the movie becomes a madcap escape caper. The film grossed more than $12 million and won Best Screenplay at the Cannes Film Festival. Incidentally, Sugarland Express was the first movie to feature a 360-degree pan with dialogue from within a car by utilizing a tracking shot from the front seat to the back.