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Ranking All Of Director Hal Ashby’s Movies

Hal Ashby Filmography Movie Ranking Movies

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

We took all of the movies directed by Hal Ashby 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 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 Hal Ashby



14 ) The Slugger’s Wife

 The Slugger’s Wife Review Website Ranks:

  • Rotten Tomatoes Critic: 9
  • Rotten Tomatoes Users: 11
  • IMDB User Review Score: 14
  • Letterboxd User Score: 12

Darryl Palmer (Michael O’Keefe) is a major league baseball player who meets and pursues an attractive singer (Rebecca De Mornay). After some setbacks, the two are married and sent on an emotional journey that sees his career take off, while hers doesn’t. When she gives up her dreams to support her husband, she can’t escape her own unhappiness. With a separation on the horizon, Darryl must choose between his big-league life and his one true love.

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13 ) Second-Hand Hearts

 Second-Hand Hearts Review Website Ranks:

  • Rotten Tomatoes Critic: 9
  • Rotten Tomatoes Users: 12
  • IMDB User Review Score: 13
  • Letterboxd User Score: 11

A boozy drifter (Robert Blake) tries to get to know the widow (Barbara Harris) he married while on a bender in this off-the-wall comedy directed by Hal Ashby.

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11 ) Lookin’ to Get Out

 Lookin’ to Get Out Review Website Ranks:

  • Rotten Tomatoes Critic: 8
  • Rotten Tomatoes Users: 10
  • IMDB User Review Score: 12
  • Letterboxd User Score: 9

Two gamblers must leave New York City after one loses a lot of money. Doing what all gamblers in trouble would do, they hurry to the gambling capital Las Vegas to turn their luck around.

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11 ) 8 Million Ways to Die

 8 Million Ways to Die Review Website Ranks:

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

Scudder is a detective with the Sheriff’s Department who is forced to shoot a violent suspect during a narcotics raid. The ensuing psychological aftermath of this shooting worsens his drinking problem and this alcoholism causes him to lose his job, as well as his marriage.

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10 ) Jake’s Journey

 Jake’s Journey Review Website Ranks:

  • Rotten Tomatoes Critic: 9
  • Rotten Tomatoes Users: 12
  • IMDB User Review Score: 4
  • Letterboxd User Score: 13

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9 ) Solo Trans

Review Website Ranks:

  • Rotten Tomatoes Critic: 9
  • Rotten Tomatoes Users: 12
  • IMDB User Review Score: 1
  • Letterboxd User Score: 13

Solo Trans is a concert film by Neil Young, released in 1984. It was recorded at the Hara Arena in Dayton, Ohio on September 18, 1983 during Young’s Solo Trans tour. Originally released on only LaserDisc, the film has since gone out of print.

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8 ) Let’s Spend the Night Together

 Let's Spend the Night Together (1982 Review Website Ranks:

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

The Rolling Stones’ record-breaking 1981 arena tour documented by director Hal Ashby. Featuring the biggest Rolling Stones songs from the first 20 years – in the words of Mick Jagger, “a feel of what it’s like to be there”, as 20 cameras take you onstage with the band in this groundbreaking, dynamic tour.

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7 ) Shampoo

 Shampoo Review Website Ranks:

  • Rotten Tomatoes Critic: 7
  • Rotten Tomatoes Users: 8
  • IMDB User Review Score: 10
  • Letterboxd User Score: 7

George Roundy is a Beverly Hills hairstylist whose uncontrolled libido stands between him and his ambitions. He wants the security of a relationship. He wants to be a hairdressing “star” and open his own salon. But the fact that he beds down with the wife, daughter and mistress of a potential backer doesn’t help. It also does little for his relationship with his current girlfriend.

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6 ) Bound for Glory

 Bound for Glory Review Website Ranks:

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

A biography of Woody Guthrie, one of America’s greatest folk singers. He left his dust-devastated Texas home in the 1930s to find work, discovering the suffering and strength of America’s working class.

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5 ) Coming Home

 Coming Home Review Website Ranks:

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

The wife of a Marine serving in Vietnam, Sally Hyde (Jane Fonda) decides to volunteer at a local veterans hospital to occupy her time. There she meets Luke Martin (Jon Voight), a frustrated wheelchair-bound vet who has become disillusioned with the war. Sally and Luke develop a friendship that soon turns into a romance, but when her husband, Bob (Bruce Dern), returns unexpectedly, she must decide between staying with him and pursuing her new love.

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4 ) The Landlord

 The Landlord Review Website Ranks:

  • Rotten Tomatoes Critic: 3
  • Rotten Tomatoes Users: 5
  • IMDB User Review Score: 8
  • Letterboxd User Score: 4

At the age of twenty-nine, Elgar Enders “runs away” from home. This running away consists of buying a building in a black ghetto in the Park Slope section of Brooklyn. Initially his intention is to evict the black tenants and convert it into a posh flat. But Elgar is not one to be bound by yesterday’s urges, and soon he has other thoughts on his mind.

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3 ) The Last Detail

 The Last Detail Review Website Ranks:

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

Two Navy men are ordered to bring a young offender to prison but decide to show him one last good time along the way.

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2 ) Harold and Maude

 Harold and Maude Review Website Ranks:

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

The young Harold lives in his own world of suicide-attempts and funeral visits to avoid the misery of his current family and home environment. Harold meets an 80-year-old woman named Maude who also lives in her own world yet one in which she is having the time of her life. When the two opposites meet they realize that their differences don’t matter and they become best friends and love each other.

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1 ) Being There

 Being There Review Website Ranks:

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

A simple-minded gardener named Chance has spent all his life in the Washington D.C. house of an old man. When the man dies, Chance is put out on the street with no knowledge of the world except what he has learned from television.

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Hal Ashby’s Best Movies



Hal Ashby Review Website Filmography Rankings

Film RT Critic RT User IMDB Letterboxd Overal Rank
Being There 1 2 1 1 1
Harold and Maude 4 1 1 1 2
The Last Detail 2 3 5 3 3
The Landlord 3 5 8 4 4
Coming Home 6 4 7 4 5
Bound for Glory 5 6 6 6 6
Shampoo 7 8 10 7 7
Let’s Spend the Night Together 9 7 9 8 8
Solo Trans 9 12 1 13 9
Jake’s Journey 9 12 4 13 10
Lookin’ to Get Out 8 10 12 9 11
8 Million Ways to Die 9 9 11 10 11
Second-Hand Hearts 9 12 13 11 13
The Slugger’s Wife 9 11 14 12 14

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