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Ranking All Of Director Chris Columbus’s Movies

Chris Columbus Filmography Movie Ranking Movies

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

We took all of the movies directed by Chris Columbus 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 Chris Columbus



15 ) Nine Months

 Nine Months Review Website Ranks:

  • Rotten Tomatoes Critic: 13
  • Rotten Tomatoes Users: 14
  • Metacritc Critic Score: 12
  • Metacritic User Score: 12
  • IMDB User Review Score: 14
  • Letterboxd User Score: 12

When he finds out his longtime girlfriend is pregnant, a commitment-phobe realizes he might have to change his lifestyle for better or much, much worse.

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14 ) Pixels

 Pixels Review Website Ranks:

  • Rotten Tomatoes Critic: 14
  • Rotten Tomatoes Users: 13
  • Metacritc Critic Score: 11
  • Metacritic User Score: 10
  • IMDB User Review Score: 13
  • Letterboxd User Score: 15

Video game experts are recruited by the military to fight 1980s-era video game characters who’ve attacked New York.

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13 ) I Love You, Beth Cooper

 I Love You, Beth Cooper Review Website Ranks:

  • Rotten Tomatoes Critic: 15
  • Rotten Tomatoes Users: 15
  • Metacritc Critic Score: 10
  • Metacritic User Score: 3
  • IMDB User Review Score: 15
  • Letterboxd User Score: 14

A valedictorian’s declaration of love for a high-school cheerleader launches a night of revelry, reflection and romance for a group of graduating seniors.

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12 ) Heartbreak Hotel

 Heartbreak Hotel Review Website Ranks:

  • Rotten Tomatoes Critic: 10
  • Rotten Tomatoes Users: 12
  • Metacritc Critic Score: 12
  • Metacritic User Score: 12
  • IMDB User Review Score: 12
  • Letterboxd User Score: 11

When a teen tries to set up a band at his school, his mother who was a big fan of Elvis Presley gets in a wreck he and his band members decides to kidnap Elvis and have him hooked up with his mother.

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11 ) Only the Lonely

 Only the Lonely Review Website Ranks:

  • Rotten Tomatoes Critic: 5
  • Rotten Tomatoes Users: 11
  • Metacritc Critic Score: 12
  • Metacritic User Score: 12
  • IMDB User Review Score: 10
  • Letterboxd User Score: 10

Danny Muldoon, a Chicago policeman, still lives with his overbearing mother Rose. He meets and falls in love with Theresa Luna , whose father owns the local funeral parlour. Naturally, his mother objects to the relationship, and Danny and Theresa must either overcome her objections or give up the romance.

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10 ) Home Alone 2: Lost in New York

 Home Alone 2: Lost in New York Review Website Ranks:

  • Rotten Tomatoes Critic: 12
  • Rotten Tomatoes Users: 8
  • Metacritc Critic Score: 12
  • Metacritic User Score: 12
  • IMDB User Review Score: 9
  • Letterboxd User Score: 6

Instead of flying to Florida with his folks, Kevin ends up alone in New York, where he gets a hotel room with his dad’s credit card—despite problems from a clerk and meddling bellboy. But when Kevin runs into his old nemeses, the Wet Bandits, he’s determined to foil their plans to rob a toy store on Christmas eve.

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9 ) Percy Jackson & the Olympians: The Lightning Thief

 Percy Jackson & the Olympians: The Lightning Thief Review Website Ranks:

  • Rotten Tomatoes Critic: 7
  • Rotten Tomatoes Users: 10
  • Metacritc Critic Score: 7
  • Metacritic User Score: 10
  • IMDB User Review Score: 11
  • Letterboxd User Score: 13

Accident prone teenager, Percy discovers he’s actually a demi-God, the son of Poseidon, and he is needed when Zeus’ lightning is stolen. Percy must master his new found skills in order to prevent a war between the Gods that could devastate the entire world.

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8 ) Bicentennial Man

 Bicentennial Man Review Website Ranks:

  • Rotten Tomatoes Critic: 11
  • Rotten Tomatoes Users: 9
  • Metacritc Critic Score: 9
  • Metacritic User Score: 5
  • IMDB User Review Score: 7
  • Letterboxd User Score: 9

Richard Martin buys a gift, a new NDR-114 robot. The product is named Andrew by the youngest of the family’s children. “Bicentennial Man” follows the life and times of Andrew, a robot purchased as a household appliance programmed to perform menial tasks. As Andrew begins to experience emotions and creative thought, the Martin family soon discovers they don’t have an ordinary robot.

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7 ) Stepmom

 Stepmom Review Website Ranks:

  • Rotten Tomatoes Critic: 9
  • Rotten Tomatoes Users: 6
  • Metacritc Critic Score: 4
  • Metacritic User Score: 5
  • IMDB User Review Score: 8
  • Letterboxd User Score: 8

Jackie is a divorced mother of two. Isabel is the career minded girlfriend of Jackie’s ex-husband Luke, forced into the role of unwelcome stepmother to their children. But when Jackie discovers she is ill, both women realise they must put aside their differences to find a common ground and celebrate life to the fullest, while they have the chance.

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6 ) Adventures in Babysitting

 Adventures in Babysitting Review Website Ranks:

  • Rotten Tomatoes Critic: 3
  • Rotten Tomatoes Users: 7
  • Metacritc Critic Score: 8
  • Metacritic User Score: 9
  • IMDB User Review Score: 5
  • Letterboxd User Score: 5

When plans with her boyfriend fall through, high school senior Chris Parker ends up babysitting the Anderson kids, Brad and Sara. What should be a quiet night in, however, turns into a series of ridiculous exploits, starting when they leave the house to pick up Chris’ friend Brenda. Soon, Brad’s buddy Daryl is involved, and the group must contend with car thieves, blues musicians and much more.

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5 ) Rent

 Rent Review Website Ranks:

  • Rotten Tomatoes Critic: 8
  • Rotten Tomatoes Users: 1
  • Metacritc Critic Score: 5
  • Metacritic User Score: 5
  • IMDB User Review Score: 4
  • Letterboxd User Score: 6

This rock opera tells the story of one year in the life of a group of bohemians struggling in modern day East Village, New York, USA. The story centers around Mark and Roger, two roommates. While a former tragedy has made Roger numb to life, Mark tries to capture it through his attempts to make a film. In the year that follows, the group deals with love, loss, HIV/AIDS, and modern day life.

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4 ) Mrs. Doubtfire

 Mrs. Doubtfire Review Website Ranks:

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

Loving but irresponsible dad Daniel Hillard, estranged from his exasperated spouse, is crushed by a court order allowing only weekly visits with his kids. When Daniel learns his ex needs a housekeeper, he gets the job — disguised as an English nanny. Soon he becomes not only his children’s best pal but the kind of parent he should have been from the start.

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3 ) Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets

 Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets Review Website Ranks:

  • Rotten Tomatoes Critic: 1
  • Rotten Tomatoes Users: 3
  • Metacritc Critic Score: 2
  • Metacritic User Score: 8
  • IMDB User Review Score: 3
  • Letterboxd User Score: 2

Ignoring threats to his life, Harry returns to Hogwarts to investigate – aided by Ron and Hermione – a mysterious series of attacks.

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2 ) Home Alone

 Home Alone Review Website Ranks:

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

Eight-year-old Kevin McCallister makes the most of the situation after his family unwittingly leaves him behind when they go on Christmas vacation. But when a pair of bungling burglars set their sights on Kevin’s house, the plucky kid stands ready to defend his territory. By planting booby traps galore, adorably mischievous Kevin stands his ground as his frantic mother attempts to race home before.

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1 ) Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone

 Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone Review Website Ranks:

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

Harry Potter has lived under the stairs at his aunt and uncle’s house his whole life. But on his 11th birthday, he learns he’s a powerful wizard — with a place waiting for him at the Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry. As he learns to harness his newfound powers with the help of the school’s kindly headmaster, Harry uncovers the truth about his parents’ deaths — and about the villain who’s to blame.

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Chris Columbus’s Best Movies



Chris Columbus Review Website Filmography Rankings

Film RT Critic RT User MC Critic MC User IMDB Letterboxd Overal Rank
2 2 1 3 1 1 1
5 4 2 1 2 2 2
1 3 2 8 3 2 3
4 5 5 2 5 4 4
8 1 5 5 4 6 5
3 7 8 9 5 5 6
9 6 4 5 8 8 7
11 9 9 5 7 9 8
7 10 7 10 11 13 9
12 8 12 12 9 6 10
5 11 12 12 10 10 11
10 12 12 12 12 11 12
15 15 10 3 15 14 13
14 13 11 10 13 15 14
13 14 12 12 14 12 15

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