Steven Spielberg's movies, including the upcoming "Bridge of Spies" (opening October 16), so routinely receive rave reviews that it's easy to forget that critics once dismissed the director as a maker of rosy childhood fantasies and formulaic blockbusters about sharks, aliens, and dinosaurs.

If Spielberg is recognized today as both a great pop filmmaker and a great artist, it's largely because of these 13 must-see movies.