Director Filmography Rankings, Thailand

Ranking All Of Director Apichatpong Weerasethakul’s Movies

Apichatpong Weerasethakul Filmography Movie Ranking

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

We took all of the movies directed by Apichatpong Weerasethakul 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. We will update the article if/when a new movie by Apichatpong Weerasethakul 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 Apichatpong Weerasethakul



8 ) The Adventure of Iron Pussy (2003)

Review Website Ranks:

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

A transvestite secret agent is sent on a mission to the Thai countryside.

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7 ) Mekong Hotel (2012)

Review Website Ranks:

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

Shifting between fact and fiction in a hotel situated along the Mekong River, a filmmaker rehearses a movie expressing the bonds between a vampire-like mother and daughter…

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6 ) Mysterious Object at Noon (2000)

Review Website Ranks:

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

Mysterious Object at Noon is part fiction, part documentary, and part pseudo-documentary about several unrelated lives in Thailand. The film crew set out on an expedition across Thailand, from the north to the south, documenting several lives along the way. In the process, each subject filmed is required to continue a story. A next person in another city is asked to resume the story with total freedom of expression. The person can even come back to any point in the story, make changes, and continue the tale alternatively. The film emphasises a documentary approach that presents people with different professions rather than looking for a perfect and unbroken narrative of the fiction’s storyline. After the journey from the south, the crew set back for Bangkok, where the collaborated story is shot in a fiction-drama style with non-professional actors.

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5 ) Uncle Boonmee Who Can Recall His Past Lives (2010)

Review Website Ranks:

  • Rotten Tomatoes Critic: 3
  • Rotten Tomatoes Users: 7
  • Metacritc Critic Score: 1
  • Metacritic User Score: 4
  • IMDB User Review Score: 6
  • Letterboxd User Score: 5

Suffering from acute kidney failure, Uncle Boonmee has chosen to spend his final days surrounded by his loved ones in the countryside. Surprisingly, the ghost of his deceased wife appears to care for him, and his long lost son returns home in a non-human form. Contemplating the reasons for his illness, Boonmee treks through the jungle with his family to a mysterious hilltop cave – the birthplace of his first life.

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4 ) Cemetery of Splendour (2015)

Review Website Ranks:

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

In a hospital, ten soldiers are being treated for a mysterious sleeping sickness. In a story in which dreams can be experienced by others, and in which goddesses can sit casually with mortals, a nurse learns the reason why the patients will never be cured, and forms a telepathic bond with one of them.

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3 ) Blissfully Yours (2002)

Review Website Ranks:

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

The story of a love affair that begins during a picnic on the Thai-Burmese border.

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2 ) Tropical Malady (2004)

Review Website Ranks:

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

A romance between a soldier and country boy splinters into a mythical venture based on Thai folklore.

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1 ) Syndromes and a Century (2006)

Review Website Ranks:

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

A Buddhist meditation on the mysteries of love and attraction, the workings of memory, and the ways in which happiness is triggered.

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Apichatpong Weerasethakul’s Best Movies



Apichatpong Weerasethakul Review Website Filmography Rankings

Film RT Critic RT User MC Critic MC User IMDB Letterboxd Overal Rank
Syndromes and a Century 3 1 5 1 1 1 1
Tropical Malady 6 2 3 2 2 1 2
Blissfully Yours 2 2 4 3 3 3 3
Cemetery of Splendour 1 5 1 5 5 3 4
Uncle Boonmee Who Can Recall His Past Lives 3 7 1 4 6 5 5
Mysterious Object at Noon 5 4 6 6 4 6 6
Mekong Hotel 7 5 7 7 7 7 7
The Adventure of Iron Pussy 8 7 8 7 8 8 8

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