American, Director Filmography Rankings

Ranking All Of Director James Gray’s Movies

James Gray Filmography Movie Ranking

“What are James Gray’s Best Movies?” We looked at all of Gray’s directed filmography and ranked them against one another to answer that very question!

We took all of the movies directed by James Gray and looked at his Rotten Tomato Critic, Rotten Tomato User, Metacritic, Metacritic User, IMDB, and Letterboxd scores, ranking them against one another to see which movies came out on top. The movies are ranked in our list below based on which movies have the highest overall score between all 6 review sites in comparison with all of the other movies by the same director. The process is all very scientific with no flaws at all.

The full ranking chart is also included below the countdown on the bottom of the page. We will update the article if/when a new movie by James Gray is released. Although it probably won’t be immediate so the scores on each site have time to settle and aren’t overly influenced by the early, usually much more opinionated, users.

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The Top Film’s Of James Gray



6 ) The Yards (2000)

Review Website Ranks:

  • Rotten Tomatoes Critic: 4
  • Rotten Tomatoes Users: 6
  • Metacritc Critic Score: 5
  • Metacritic User Score: 2
  • IMDB User Review Score: 6
  • Letterboxd User Score: 5

In the rail yards of Queens, contractors repair and rebuild the city’s subway cars. These contracts are lucrative, so graft and corruption are rife. When Leo Handler gets out of prison, he finds his aunt married to Frank Olchin, one of the big contractors; he’s battling with a minority-owned firm for contracts.

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5 ) We Own the Night (2007)

Review Website Ranks:

  • Rotten Tomatoes Critic: 6
  • Rotten Tomatoes Users: 2
  • Metacritc Critic Score: 4
  • Metacritic User Score: 5
  • IMDB User Review Score: 2
  • Letterboxd User Score: 5

A New York nightclub manager tries to save his brother and father from Russian mafia hitmen.

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4 ) Little Odessa (1994)

Review Website Ranks:

  • Rotten Tomatoes Critic: 5
  • Rotten Tomatoes Users: 1
  • Metacritc Critic Score: 6
  • Metacritic User Score: 6
  • IMDB User Review Score: 3
  • Letterboxd User Score: 2

The film follows the personal relationship between a father and his two sons, one of whom is a hit-man for the Russian mafia in Brooklyn.

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3 ) The Lost City of Z (2017)

Review Website Ranks:

  • Rotten Tomatoes Critic: 1
  • Rotten Tomatoes Users: 5
  • Metacritc Critic Score: 1
  • Metacritic User Score: 4
  • IMDB User Review Score: 4
  • Letterboxd User Score: 2

At the dawn of the 20th century, British explorer Percy Fawcett journeys into the Amazon, where he discovers evidence of a previously unknown, advanced civilization that may have once inhabited the region. Despite being ridiculed by the scientific establishment, which views indigenous populations as savages, the determined Fawcett, supported by his devoted wife, son, and aide-de-camp, returns to his beloved jungle in an attempt to prove his case.

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2 ) The Immigrant (2013)

Review Website Ranks:

  • Rotten Tomatoes Critic: 2
  • Rotten Tomatoes Users: 3
  • Metacritc Critic Score: 2
  • Metacritic User Score: 3
  • IMDB User Review Score: 4
  • Letterboxd User Score: 2

An innocent immigrant woman is tricked into a life of burlesque and vaudeville until a dazzling magician tries to save her and reunite her with her sister who is being held in the confines of Ellis Island.

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1 ) Two Lovers (2008)

Review Website Ranks:

  • Rotten Tomatoes Critic: 3
  • Rotten Tomatoes Users: 4
  • Metacritc Critic Score: 3
  • Metacritic User Score: 1
  • IMDB User Review Score: 1
  • Letterboxd User Score: 1

A depressed man moves back in with his parents following a recent heartbreak.

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James Gray’s Best Movies



James Gray Review Website Filmography Rankings

Film RT Critic RT User MC Critic MC User IMDB Letterboxd Overal Rank
Two Lovers 3 4 3 1 1 1 1
The Immigrant 2 3 2 3 4 2 2
The Lost City of Z 1 5 1 4 4 2 3
Little Odessa 5 1 6 6 3 2 4
We Own the Night 6 2 4 5 2 5 5
The Yards 4 6 5 2 6 5 6

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