Canadian, Director Filmography Rankings

Ranking All Of Director Denis Villeneuve’s Movies

Denis Villeneuve Filmography Movie Ranking

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

We took all of the movies directed by Denis Villeneuve and looked at his 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 Denis Villeneuve 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 Denis Villeneuve



12 ) August 32nd on Earth (1998)

Review Website Ranks:

  • Rotten Tomatoes Critic: 9
  • Rotten Tomatoes Users: 8
  • Metacritc Critic Score: 9
  • Metacritic User Score: 9
  • IMDB User Review Score: 12
  • Letterboxd User Score: 11

Young Simone gets hit by a near fatal car crash, and as she questions her mortality, she also decides to have a baby. Her candidate for a father is her best friend Phillipe who happens to be seeing someone. He agrees, as long as they conceive in Salt Lake City, in the desert. The trip teaches many lessons about love, solitude, and self-discovery.

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11 ) REW-FFWD (1994)

Review Website Ranks:

  • Rotten Tomatoes Critic: 9
  • Rotten Tomatoes Users: 10
  • Metacritc Critic Score: 9
  • Metacritic User Score: 9
  • IMDB User Review Score: 9
  • Letterboxd User Score: 11

A young photographer is on assignment in Jamaica. It’s a cultural shock! First anguished, he later becomes quite fascinated by the people he meets, their neighbourhood and their music.

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10 ) Cosmos (1996)

Review Website Ranks:

  • Rotten Tomatoes Critic: 9
  • Rotten Tomatoes Users: 10
  • Metacritc Critic Score: 9
  • Metacritic User Score: 9
  • IMDB User Review Score: 9
  • Letterboxd User Score: 9

Through an immigrant cab driver, our world collides with a nervous filmmaker, a lawyer whose new breasts her ex-boyfriend wants to see, a mystery man, a gay man who might or might not have AIDS, and a birthday girl who got stood up. It is a mixture of laughter and sadness, all floating on a sea of philosophy.

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9 ) Next Floor (2008)

Review Website Ranks:

  • Rotten Tomatoes Critic: 9
  • Rotten Tomatoes Users: 10
  • Metacritc Critic Score: 9
  • Metacritic User Score: 9
  • IMDB User Review Score: 6
  • Letterboxd User Score: 8

During an opulent and luxurious banquet, complete with hordes of servers and valets, eleven pampered guests participate in what appears to be a ritualistic gastronomic carnage. In this absurd and grotesque universe, an unexpected sequence of events destabilizes the endless symphony of abundance.

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8 ) Enemy (2014)

Review Website Ranks:

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

A mild-mannered college professor discovers a look-alike actor and delves into the other man’s private affairs.

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7 ) Maelström (2000)

Review Website Ranks:

  • Rotten Tomatoes Critic: 7
  • Rotten Tomatoes Users: 6
  • Metacritc Critic Score: 6
  • Metacritic User Score: 8
  • IMDB User Review Score: 8
  • Letterboxd User Score: 9

Bibiane is the daughter of a well-known fashion designer who dabbles in modeling when she’s not busy helping to run the family business with her brother. But Bibiane has not been especially happy in her work lately, owing in part to an unexpected pregnancy that led her to have an abortion. Bibiane tries drowning her sorrows in alcohol and drugs, and late one night, after several drinks too many, she hits a jaywalker while driving home. The pedestrian staggers away after the accident, and the next morning, Bibiane remembers what happened and is frightened at the prospect that she may have killed someone. When Bibiane reads a newspaper account the next day of a seafood delivery man who died in his kitchen after being struck by a hit-and-run driver, she’s convinced she was responsible for the crime. Guiltily attending the man’s funeral, Bibiane strikes up a conversation with his son, Evian, and soon the two have become romantically involved, with Bibiane unable to tell Evian her secret.

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6 ) Polytechnique (2009)

Review Website Ranks:

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

A dramatization of the Montreal Massacre of 1989 where several female engineering students were murdered by an unstable misogynist.

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5 ) Prisoners (2013)

Review Website Ranks:

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

When Keller Dover’s daughter and her friend go missing, he takes matters into his own hands as the police pursue multiple leads and the pressure mounts. But just how far will this desperate father go to protect his family?

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4 ) Sicario (2015)

Review Website Ranks:

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

A young female FBI agent joins a secret CIA operation to take down a Mexican cartel boss, a job that ends up pushing her ethical and moral values to the limit.

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2 ) Incendies (2010)

Review Website Ranks:

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

A mother’s last wishes send twins Jeanne and Simon on a journey to Middle East in search of their tangled roots. Adapted from Wajdi Mouawad’s acclaimed play, Incendies tells the powerful and moving tale of two young adults’ voyage to the core of deep-rooted hatred, never-ending wars and enduring love.

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2 ) Arrival (2016)

Review Website Ranks:

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

Taking place after alien crafts land around the world, an expert linguist is recruited by the military to determine whether they come in peace or are a threat.

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1 ) Blade Runner 2049 (2017)

Review Website Ranks:

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

Thirty years after the events of the first film, a new blade runner, LAPD Officer K, unearths a long-buried secret that has the potential to plunge what’s left of society into chaos. K’s discovery leads him on a quest to find Rick Deckard, a former LAPD blade runner who has been missing for 30 years.

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Denis Villeneuve’s Best Movies



Denis Villeneuve Review Website Filmography Rankings

Film RT Critic RT User MC Critic MC User IMDB Letterboxd Overal Rank
Blade Runner 2049 4 5 2 2 1 1 1
Incendies 2 2 4 5 1 2 2
Arrival 1 4 2 3 4 2 2
Sicario 2 1 1 3 5 5 4
Prisoners 6 3 5 1 3 4 5
Polytechnique 5 7 7 7 7 6 6
Maelström 7 6 6 8 8 9 7
Enemy 8 9 8 6 9 6 8
Next Floor 9 10 9 9 6 8 9
Cosmos 9 10 9 9 9 9 10
REW-FFWD 9 10 9 9 9 11 11
August 32nd on Earth 9 8 9 9 12 11 12

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