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Ranking All Of Director Baz Luhrmann’s Movies

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

We took all of the movies directed by Baz Luhrmann 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 Baz Luhrmann



5 ) Australia (2008)

Australia (2008)

Review Website Ranks:

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

Set in northern Australia before World War II, an English aristocrat who inherits a sprawling ranch reluctantly pacts with a stock-man in order to protect her new property from a takeover plot. As the pair drive 2,000 head of cattle over unforgiving landscape, they experience the bombing of Darwin by Japanese forces firsthand.



4 ) Romeo + Juliet (1996)

Romeo + Juliet (1996)

Review Website Ranks:

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

In director Baz Luhrmann’s contemporary take on William Shakespeare’s classic tragedy, the Montagues and Capulets have moved their ongoing feud to the sweltering suburb of Verona Beach, where Romeo and Juliet fall in love and secretly wed. Though the film is visually modern, the bard’s dialogue remains.



3 ) The Great Gatsby (2013)

The Great Gatsby (2013)

Review Website Ranks:

  • Rotten Tomatoes Critic: 5
  • Rotten Tomatoes Users: 4
  • Metacritc Critic Score: 1
  • Metacritic User Score: 2
  • IMDB User Review Score: 2
  • Letterboxd User Score: 3

An adaptation of F. Scott Fitzgerald’s Long Island-set novel, where Midwesterner Nick Carraway is lured into the lavish world of his neighbor, Jay Gatsby. Soon enough, however, Carraway will see through the cracks of Gatsby’s nouveau riche existence, where obsession, madness, and tragedy await.



2 ) Strictly Ballroom (1992)

Strictly Ballroom (1992)

Review Website Ranks:

  • Rotten Tomatoes Critic: 1
  • Rotten Tomatoes Users: 2
  • Metacritc Critic Score: 2
  • Metacritic User Score: 4
  • IMDB User Review Score: 3
  • Letterboxd User Score: 2

Brave new steps put Scott’s career in jeopardy. With a new partner and determination, can he still succeed?



1 ) Moulin Rouge! (2001)

Moulin Rouge! (2001)

Review Website Ranks:

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

A celebration of love and creative inspiration takes place in the infamous, gaudy and glamorous Parisian nightclub, at the cusp of the 20th century. A young poet, who is plunged into the heady world of Moulin Rouge, begins a passionate affair with the club’s most notorious and beautiful star.



Baz Luhrmann’s Best Movies



Baz Luhrmann Review Website Filmography Rankings

FilmRT CriticRT UserMC CriticMC UserIMDBLetterboxdOveral Rank
Moulin Rouge! (2001) 2 1 4 1 1 1 1
Strictly Ballroom (1992) 1 2 2 4 3 2 2
The Great Gatsby (2013) 5 4 1 2 2 3 3
Romeo + Juliet (1996) 3 3 5 5 4 4 4
Australia (2008) 4 5 3 3 5 5 5

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