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Ranking All Of Director Carlos Reygadas’s Movies

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

We took all of the movies directed by Carlos Reygadas 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 4 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 Carlos Reygadas



7 ) Short Plays (2014)

 Short Plays (2014)

Review Website Ranks:

  • Rotten Tomatoes Critic: 6
  • Rotten Tomatoes Users: 6
  • IMDB User Review Score: 7
  • Letterboxd User Score: 7

Football seen through the eyes of some of the best directors of the world.



5 ) Revolución (2010)

 Revolución (2010)

Review Website Ranks:

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

Made up of 10 short films, ‘Revolucion’ analyzes through the eyes of the directors what is the revolution today and what it means to the young minds of Mexico.



5 ) Battle in Heaven (2005)

 Battle in Heaven (2005)

Review Website Ranks:

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

Set in Mexico City, Carlos Reygadas’s sexually explicit drama centers on a man in turmoil over his past actions. Chauffer Marcos feels compelled to reveal a dark secret to his boss’s daughter, Ana, a wealthy woman who works as a prostitute just for the thrill of it. Marcos confesses that he and his wife committed a crime that ended in horrible tragedy. Haunted by his past, Marcos searches for redemption.



4 ) Post Tenebras Lux (2012)

 Post Tenebras Lux (2012)

Review Website Ranks:

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

Juan and his urban family live in the Mexican countryside, where they enjoy and suffer a world apart. And nobody knows if these two worlds are complementary or if they strive to eliminate one another.



3 ) Our Time (2018)

 Our Time (2018)

Review Website Ranks:

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

Set in a traditional world of bullfighting ranches in the Mexican state of Tlaxcala, “Where Life is Born” tells the story of Juan and Ester, a couple who have an open relationship, and the problems that arise when Ester falls in love with another man and Juan struggles to meet the expectations he has of himself.



2 ) Japón (2002)

 Japón (2002)

Review Website Ranks:

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

A painter from the big city goes to a remote canyon to commit suicide. To reach some calmness he stays at the farmstead of Ascen, an old religious woman. Although only a few words are spoken, love grows.



1 ) Silent Light (2007)

 Silent Light (2007)

Review Website Ranks:

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

Johan and his family are Mennonites from the north of Mexico. Against the law of God and Man, Johan falls in love with another woman.



Carlos Reygadas’s Best Movies



Carlos Reygadas Review Website Filmography Rankings

FilmRT CriticRT UserIMDBLetterboxdOveral Rank
Silent Light (2007) 1 2 1 1 1
Japón (2002) 2 1 3 2 2
Our Time (2018) 3 6 2 2 3
Post Tenebras Lux (2012) 4 3 4 4 4
Battle in Heaven (2005) 5 4 6 6 5
Revolución (2010) 6 5 5 5 5
Short Plays (2014) 6 6 7 7 7

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