14 Films Directed by Steven Spielberg


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War of the Worlds (2005)

Based on the original story by H. G. Wells, War of the Worlds depicts the frenzy that ensues when aliens invade Earth. The 2005 production is a remake of the 1953 sci-fi thriller of the same name. Two members of the original cast, Gene Barry and Ann Robinson, have cameos in this new production, which also stars Tom Cruise, Dakota Fanning, and Tim Robbins. Although not well received by critics, the film was nominated for three Academy Awards and grossed more than $591 million worldwide.