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Ranking All Of Director Andrei Tarkovsky’s Movies

Andrei Tarkovsky Filmography Movie Ranking Movies

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

We took all of the movies directed by Andrei Tarkovsky and looked at their Rotten Tomato Critic, Rotten Tomato 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 Andrei Tarkovsky



11 ) There Will Be No Leave Today

 There Will Be No Leave Today Review Website Ranks:

  • Rotten Tomatoes Critic: 9
  • Rotten Tomatoes Users: 10
  • IMDB User Review Score: 10
  • Letterboxd User Score: 10

Soldiers undertake the perilous task of removing a stockpile of World War II bombshells discovered during roadworks under the ground of a small village.

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10 ) The Killers

 The Killers Review Website Ranks:

  • Rotten Tomatoes Critic: 9
  • Rotten Tomatoes Users: 9
  • IMDB User Review Score: 10
  • Letterboxd User Score: 10

The Killers is a 1956 student film by the Soviet and Russian film director Andrei Tarkovsky and his fellow students Marika Beiku and Aleksandr Gordon. The film is based on the short story “The Killers” by Ernest Hemingway, written in 1927. It was Tarkovsky’s first film, produced when he was a student at the State Institute of Cinematography.

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9 ) Voyage in Time

 Voyage in Time Review Website Ranks:

  • Rotten Tomatoes Critic: 9
  • Rotten Tomatoes Users: 10
  • IMDB User Review Score: 9
  • Letterboxd User Score: 8

The travels in Italy of director Andrei Tarkovsky in preparation for the making of his film Nostalghia.

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8 ) The Steamroller and the Violin

 The Steamroller and the Violin Review Website Ranks:

  • Rotten Tomatoes Critic: 6
  • Rotten Tomatoes Users: 8
  • IMDB User Review Score: 8
  • Letterboxd User Score: 8

Seven year old Sasha practices violin every day to satisfy the ambition of his parents. Already withdrawn as a result of his routines, Sasha quickly regains confidence when he accidentally meets and befriends worker Sergei, who works on a steamroller in their upscale Moscow neighborhood.

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6 ) The Sacrifice

 The Sacrifice Review Website Ranks:

  • Rotten Tomatoes Critic: 8
  • Rotten Tomatoes Users: 5
  • IMDB User Review Score: 2
  • Letterboxd User Score: 4

Alexander, a journalist, philosopher and retired actor, celebrates a birthday with friends and family when it is announced that nuclear war has begun.

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6 ) Nostalgia

 Nostalgia Review Website Ranks:

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

The Russian poet Andrei Gorchakov, accompanied by guide and translator Eugenia, is traveling through Italy researching the life of an 18th-century Russian composer. In an ancient spa town, he meets the lunatic Domenico, who years earlier had imprisoned his own family in his house for seven years to save them from the evils of the world. Seeing some deep truth in Domenico’s act, Andrei becomes drawn to him. In a series of dreams, the poet’s nostalgia for his homeland and his longing for his wife, his ambivalent feelings for Eugenia and Italy, and his sense of kinship with Domenico become intertwined.

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5 ) Solaris

 Solaris Review Website Ranks:

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

A psychologist is sent to a space station orbiting a planet called Solaris to investigate the death of a doctor and the mental problems of cosmonauts on the station. He soon discovers that the water on the planet is a type of brain which brings out repressed memories and obsessions.

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4 ) Ivan’s Childhood

 Ivan’s Childhood Review Website Ranks:

  • Rotten Tomatoes Critic: 1
  • Rotten Tomatoes Users: 1
  • IMDB User Review Score: 2
  • Letterboxd User Score: 6

Poetic journey through the shards and shadows of one boy’s war-ravaged youth.

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3 ) Mirror

 Mirror Review Website Ranks:

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

A dying man in his forties remembers his past. His childhood, his mother, the war, personal moments and things that tell of the recent history of all the Russian nation.

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2 ) Andrei Rublev

 Andrei Rublev Review Website Ranks:

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

An expansive Russian drama, this film focuses on the life of revered religious icon painter Andrei Rublev. Drifting from place to place in a tumultuous era, the peace-seeking monk eventually gains a reputation for his art. But after Rublev witnesses a brutal battle and unintentionally becomes involved, he takes a vow of silence and spends time away from his work. As he begins to ease his troubled soul, he takes steps towards becoming a painter once again.

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1 ) Stalker

 Stalker Review Website Ranks:

  • Rotten Tomatoes Critic: 1
  • Rotten Tomatoes Users: 3
  • IMDB User Review Score: 2
  • Letterboxd User Score: 1

Near a gray and unnamed city is the Zone, a place guarded by barbed wire and soldiers, and where the normal laws of physics are victim to frequent anomalies. A Stalker guides two men into the Zone, specifically to an area in which deep seeded desires are granted.

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Andrei Tarkovsky’s Best Movies



Andrei Tarkovsky Review Website Filmography Rankings

FilmRT CriticRT UserIMDBLetterboxdOveral Rank
Stalker 1321 1
Andrei Rublev 4112 2
Mirror 1422 3
Ivan’s Childhood 1126 4
Solaris 4524 5
The Sacrifice 8524 6
Nostalgia 6526 6
The Steamroller and the Violin 6888 8
Voyage in Time 91098 9
The Killers 991010 10
There Will Be No Leave Today 9101010 11

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