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Ranking All Of Director Adam McKay’s Movies

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

We took all of the movies directed by Adam McKay and looked at their 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.

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The Top Film’s Of Adam McKay



8 ) Wake Up, Ron Burgundy: The Lost Movie (2004)

Wake Up, Ron Burgundy: The Lost Movie (2004)

Review Website Ranks:

  • Rotten Tomatoes Critic: 8
  • Rotten Tomatoes Users: 7
  • Metacritc Critic Score: 8
  • Metacritic User Score: 8
  • IMDB User Review Score: 8
  • Letterboxd User Score: 5

While Ron Burgundy’s rivalry with Veronica Corningstone escalates quickly, a group of unprofessional thieves better known as ‘The Alarm Clock’ try to make the truth known, whatever that may mean…



7 ) Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues (2013)

Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues (2013)

Review Website Ranks:

  • Rotten Tomatoes Critic: 3
  • Rotten Tomatoes Users: 8
  • Metacritc Critic Score: 6
  • Metacritic User Score: 7
  • IMDB User Review Score: 7
  • Letterboxd User Score: 8

With the 70s behind him, San Diego’s top rated newsman, Ron Burgundy, returns to take New York’s first 24-hour news channel by storm.



6 ) Vice (2018)

Vice (2018)

Review Website Ranks:

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

George W. Bush picks Dick Cheney, the CEO of Halliburton Co., to be his Republican running mate in the 2000 presidential election. No stranger to politics, Cheney’s impressive résumé includes stints as White House chief of staff, House Minority Whip and defense secretary. When Bush wins by a narrow margin, Cheney begins to use his newfound power to help reshape the country and the world.



5 ) Talladega Nights: The Ballad of Ricky Bobby (2006)

Talladega Nights: The Ballad of Ricky Bobby (2006)

Review Website Ranks:

  • Rotten Tomatoes Critic: 4
  • Rotten Tomatoes Users: 3
  • Metacritc Critic Score: 3
  • Metacritic User Score: 5
  • IMDB User Review Score: 6
  • Letterboxd User Score: 5

Lifelong friends and national idols Ricky Bobby and Cal Naughton Jr. have earned their NASCAR stripes with their uncanny knack of finishing races in the first and second slots, respectively, and slinging catchphrases like “Shake and bake!” But when a rival French driver coasts onto the track to challenge their records, they’ll have to floor it to retain their top-dog status.



4 ) The Other Guys (2010)

The Other Guys (2010)

Review Website Ranks:

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

NYPD detectives Christopher Danson (Johnson) and P.K. Highsmith (Jackson) are the baddest and most beloved cops in New York City. They don’t get tattoos, other men get tattoos of them. Two desks over and one back, sit detectives Allen Gamble (Ferrell) and Terry Hoitz (Wahlberg). You’ve seen them in the background of photos of Danson and Highsmith, out of focus and eyes closed. They’re not heroes, they’re “the other guys.” But every cop has his or her day and soon Gamble and Hoitz stumble into a seemingly innocuous case no other detective wants to touch that could turn into NYC’s biggest crime. It’s the opportunity of their lives, but do these guys have the right stuff?



3 ) Step Brothers (2008)

Step Brothers (2008)

Review Website Ranks:

  • Rotten Tomatoes Critic: 7
  • Rotten Tomatoes Users: 4
  • Metacritc Critic Score: 2
  • Metacritic User Score: 3
  • IMDB User Review Score: 4
  • Letterboxd User Score: 3

Brennan Huff and Dale Doback might be grown men. But that doesn’t stop them from living at home and turning into jealous, competitive stepbrothers when their single parents marry. Brennan’s constant competition with Dale strains his mom’s marriage to Dale’s dad, leaving everyone to wonder whether they’ll ever see eye to eye.



2 ) Anchorman: The Legend of Ron Burgundy (2004)

Anchorman: The Legend of Ron Burgundy (2004)

Review Website Ranks:

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

It’s the 1970s, and San Diego super-sexist anchorman Ron Burgundy is the top dog in local TV, but that’s all about to change when ambitious reporter Veronica Corningstone arrives as a new employee at his station.



1 ) The Big Short (2015)

The Big Short (2015)

Review Website Ranks:

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

The men who made millions from a global economic meltdown.



Adam McKay’s Best Movies



Adam McKay Review Website Filmography Rankings

FilmRT CriticRT UserMC CriticMC UserIMDBLetterboxdOveral Rank
The Big Short (2015) 1 1 1 1 1 1 1
Anchorman: The Legend of Ron Burgundy (2004) 5 2 5 2 2 2 2
Step Brothers (2008) 7 4 2 3 4 3 3
The Other Guys (2010) 2 5 4 4 5 5 4
Talladega Nights: The Ballad of Ricky Bobby (2006) 4 3 3 5 6 5 5
Vice (2018) 5 6 6 6 2 4 6
Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues (2013) 3 8 6 7 7 8 7
Wake Up, Ron Burgundy: The Lost Movie (2004) 8 7 8 8 8 5 8

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