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Ranking All Of Director David Wain’s Movies

David Wain Filmography Movie Ranking Movies

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

We took all of the movies directed by David Wain 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 David Wain



9 ) Merry F#%$in’ Christmas (2005)

 Merry F#%$in' Christmas (2005) Review Website Ranks:

  • Rotten Tomatoes Critic: 7
  • Rotten Tomatoes Users: 7
  • Metacritc Critic Score: 7
  • Metacritic User Score: 7
  • IMDB User Review Score: 2
  • Letterboxd User Score: 8

Denis Leary and a cast of many others celebrate Christmas Leary-style. Packed with original music and skits, this is a great spin on the usual holiday fluff.

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8 ) Aisle Six (1991)

 Aisle Six (1991) Review Website Ranks:

  • Rotten Tomatoes Critic: 7
  • Rotten Tomatoes Users: 7
  • Metacritc Critic Score: 7
  • Metacritic User Score: 7
  • IMDB User Review Score: 1
  • Letterboxd User Score: 8

Imagine a treacly high-school docudrama about acceptance, cliques, and the secret shames of peer pressure. Now imagine it set in a world where all anyone cares about is plumbing, and the ultimate social crime is to cast a longing glance at a box of electrical supplies.

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7 ) The Second Sound Barrier (2016)

 The Second Sound Barrier (2016) Review Website Ranks:

  • Rotten Tomatoes Critic: 7
  • Rotten Tomatoes Users: 7
  • Metacritc Critic Score: 7
  • Metacritic User Score: 7
  • IMDB User Review Score: 5
  • Letterboxd User Score: 2

The tale of the three fastest drivers in the world and their quest to save Lady Billionaire. Struck with a mysterious illness, the only way to save her is to break the “second sound barrier”

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6 ) The Ten (2007)

 The Ten (2007) Review Website Ranks:

  • Rotten Tomatoes Critic: 5
  • Rotten Tomatoes Users: 4
  • Metacritc Critic Score: 5
  • Metacritic User Score: 2
  • IMDB User Review Score: 9
  • Letterboxd User Score: 7

Ten stories, each inspired by one of the ten commandments.

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5 ) Wanderlust (2012)

 Wanderlust (2012) Review Website Ranks:

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

Rattled by sudden unemployment, a Manhattan couple surveys alternative living options, ultimately deciding to experiment with living on a rural commune where free love rules.

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4 ) They Came Together (2014)

 They Came Together (2014) Review Website Ranks:

  • Rotten Tomatoes Critic: 2
  • Rotten Tomatoes Users: 5
  • Metacritc Critic Score: 2
  • Metacritic User Score: 6
  • IMDB User Review Score: 8
  • Letterboxd User Score: 4

A small business owner is about to lose her shop to a major corporate development.

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3 ) Wet Hot American Summer (2001)

 Wet Hot American Summer (2001) Review Website Ranks:

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

The setting is Camp Firewood, the year 1981. It’s the last day before everyone goes back to the real world, but there’s still a summer’s worth of unfinished business to resolve. At the center of the action is camp director Beth, who struggles to keep order while she falls in love with the local astrophysics professor. He is busy trying to save the camp from a deadly piece of NASA’s Skylab which is hurtling toward earth. All that, plus: a dangerous waterfall rescue, love triangles, misfits, cool kids, and talking vegetable cans. The questions will all be resolved, of course, at the big talent show at the end of the day.

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2 ) A Futile and Stupid Gesture (2018)

 A Futile and Stupid Gesture (2018) Review Website Ranks:

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

The National Lampoon name became globally recognized after the monumental success of Animal House—but before the glory days, it was a scrappy yet divinely subversive magazine and radio show that introduced the world to comedic geniuses like Bill Murray, Chevy Chase, John Belushi, and Gilda Radner. The driving force behind National Lampoon was Doug Kenney (Will Forte), and his truly wild and crazy story unfolds in A Futile and Stupid Gesture from Harvard to Hollywood to Caddyshack and beyond.

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1 ) Role Models (2008)

 Role Models (2008) Review Website Ranks:

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

Two salesmen trash a company truck on an energy drink-fueled bender. Upon their arrest, the court gives them a choice: do hard time or spend 150 service hours with a mentorship program. After one day with the kids, however, jail doesn’t look half bad.

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David Wain’s Best Movies



David Wain Review Website Filmography Rankings

FilmRT CriticRT UserMC CriticMC UserIMDBLetterboxdOveral Rank
Role Models (2008) 131133 1
A Futile and Stupid Gesture (2018) 323444 2
Wet Hot American Summer (2001) 616351 3
They Came Together (2014) 252684 4
Wanderlust (2012) 454476 5
The Ten (2007) 545297 6
The Second Sound Barrier (2016) 777752 7
Aisle Six (1991) 777718 8
Merry F#%$in’ Christmas (2005) 777728 9

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