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Ranking All Of Director Jacques Tourneur’s Movies

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

We took all of the movies directed by Jacques Tourneur 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 Jacques Tourneur



31 ) Doctors Don’t Tell (1941)

Doctors Don't Tell (1941)

Review Website Ranks:

  • Rotten Tomatoes Critic: 12
  • Rotten Tomatoes Users: 22
  • IMDB User Review Score: 30
  • Letterboxd User Score: 29

Dr. Ralph Snyder and Dr. Frank Blake open an office together but soon split over a rivalry for nightclub singer Diana Wayne and a difference over ethics.



30 ) The Giant of Marathon (1959)

The Giant of Marathon (1959)

Review Website Ranks:

  • Rotten Tomatoes Critic: 12
  • Rotten Tomatoes Users: 22
  • IMDB User Review Score: 31
  • Letterboxd User Score: 27

A Greek soldier leads the fight against an invading Persian army.



29 ) City in the Sea (1965)

City in the Sea (1965)

Review Website Ranks:

  • Rotten Tomatoes Critic: 12
  • Rotten Tomatoes Users: 19
  • IMDB User Review Score: 29
  • Letterboxd User Score: 28

A chance discovery leads American mining engineer Ben Harris and acquaintance Harold to discover a lost city under the sea while searching for their kidnapped friend Jill. Held captive in the underwater city by the tyrannical Captain (Vincent Price), and his crew of former smugglers, the three plot to escape…



28 ) Pour être aimé (1933)

Pour être aimé (1933)

Review Website Ranks:

  • Rotten Tomatoes Critic: 12
  • Rotten Tomatoes Users: 22
  • IMDB User Review Score: 21
  • Letterboxd User Score: 29

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27 ) Timbuktu (1959)

Timbuktu (1959)

Review Website Ranks:

  • Rotten Tomatoes Critic: 12
  • Rotten Tomatoes Users: 22
  • IMDB User Review Score: 28
  • Letterboxd User Score: 20

An American wheeler-dealer woos a colonel’s wife amid danger at a French Foreign Legion fort.



26 ) Phantom Raiders (1940)

Phantom Raiders (1940)

Review Website Ranks:

  • Rotten Tomatoes Critic: 12
  • Rotten Tomatoes Users: 22
  • IMDB User Review Score: 22
  • Letterboxd User Score: 24

In this second Carter mystery, a mysterious rash of cargo ships sinking in Panama leads insurers Llewellyns of London to hire vacationer Nick Carter and his eccentric associate Bartholomew to investigate. Nick recognizes influential nightclub owner Al Taurez as a shady operator, but getting the goods on him depends on slick diversions involving the heavyweight champ of the Pacific Tuna Fleet, a Panamanian bombshell armed with American slang, a young couple in love and a whole raft of crooks and cutthroats.



24 ) Tout ça ne vaut pas l’amour (1931)

Tout ça ne vaut pas l'amour (1931)

Review Website Ranks:

  • Rotten Tomatoes Critic: 12
  • Rotten Tomatoes Users: 22
  • IMDB User Review Score: 16
  • Letterboxd User Score: 29

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24 ) They All Come Out (1939)

They All Come Out (1939)

Review Website Ranks:

  • Rotten Tomatoes Critic: 12
  • Rotten Tomatoes Users: 22
  • IMDB User Review Score: 25
  • Letterboxd User Score: 20

A down on his luck young man stumbles into a gang of robbers who all get landed in prison. Will he be reformed, or is he ensnared into a life of crime?



23 ) The Fearmakers (1958)

The Fearmakers (1958)

Review Website Ranks:

  • Rotten Tomatoes Critic: 12
  • Rotten Tomatoes Users: 18
  • IMDB User Review Score: 25
  • Letterboxd User Score: 20

A Korean War veteran discovers his Washington-based PR firm has been taken over by Communist infiltrators.



22 ) Nick Carter, Master Detective (1939)

Nick Carter, Master Detective (1939)

Review Website Ranks:

  • Rotten Tomatoes Critic: 12
  • Rotten Tomatoes Users: 22
  • IMDB User Review Score: 22
  • Letterboxd User Score: 18

Detective Nick Carter is brought in to foil spies at the Radex Airplane Factory, where a new fighter plane is under manufacture.



21 ) Days of Glory (1944)

Days of Glory (1944)

Review Website Ranks:

  • Rotten Tomatoes Critic: 11
  • Rotten Tomatoes Users: 16
  • IMDB User Review Score: 22
  • Letterboxd User Score: 24

A heroic guerilla group fights back against impossible odds during the 1941 Nazi invasion of Russia.



20 ) Appointment in Honduras (1953)

Appointment in Honduras (1953)

Review Website Ranks:

  • Rotten Tomatoes Critic: 12
  • Rotten Tomatoes Users: 14
  • IMDB User Review Score: 27
  • Letterboxd User Score: 15

On a tramp steamer off Central America are Mr. and Mrs. Sheppard, five prisoners en route to a Nicaraguan prison, and Corbett, an American carrying money for a Honduran counter-revolution. Denied permission to land in Honduras, Corbett releases the prisoners and with their aid hijacks the ship. They land, taking the wealthy Sheppards as hostages, and start the arduous trip upriver to Corbett’s rendezvous, meeting jungle hazards



19 ) Circle of Danger (1951)

Circle of Danger (1951)

Review Website Ranks:

  • Rotten Tomatoes Critic: 12
  • Rotten Tomatoes Users: 22
  • IMDB User Review Score: 16
  • Letterboxd User Score: 15

An American travels to Europe to find out the details about his brother’s death. As he digs deeper the incident become more mysterious.



18 ) Easy Living (1949)

Easy Living (1949)

Review Website Ranks:

  • Rotten Tomatoes Critic: 12
  • Rotten Tomatoes Users: 19
  • IMDB User Review Score: 16
  • Letterboxd User Score: 15

A football halfback (Victor Mature) has a heart condition, a nagging wife (Lizabeth Scott) and a team secretary (Lucille Ball) who loves him.



17 ) Great Day in the Morning (1956)

Great Day in the Morning (1956)

Review Website Ranks:

  • Rotten Tomatoes Critic: 12
  • Rotten Tomatoes Users: 21
  • IMDB User Review Score: 16
  • Letterboxd User Score: 10

After a card game Southerner Owen Pentecost finds himself the owner of a Denver hotel. Involved with two women – one who came with the hotel, and one newly arrived from the East to open a dress shop – he then has to make even more fundamental choices when, with the start of the Civil War, he becomes one of a small minority in a strongly Unionist town.



16 ) Experiment Perilous (1944)

Experiment Perilous (1944)

Review Website Ranks:

  • Rotten Tomatoes Critic: 1
  • Rotten Tomatoes Users: 17
  • IMDB User Review Score: 16
  • Letterboxd User Score: 24

In 1903, Doctor Huntington Bailey (Brent) meets a friendly older lady during a train trip. She tells him that she is going to visit her brother Nick and his lovely young wife Allida. Once in New York, Bailey hears that his train companion suddenly died. Shortly afterward, he meets the strange couple and gets suspicious of Nick’s treatment of his wife.



15 ) Berlin Express (1948)

Berlin Express (1948)

Review Website Ranks:

  • Rotten Tomatoes Critic: 12
  • Rotten Tomatoes Users: 14
  • IMDB User Review Score: 11
  • Letterboxd User Score: 18

Robert Ryan leads a group of Allied agents fighting an underground Nazi group in post-war Europe.



14 ) The Comedy of Terrors (1963)

The Comedy of Terrors (1963)

Review Website Ranks:

  • Rotten Tomatoes Critic: 9
  • Rotten Tomatoes Users: 7
  • IMDB User Review Score: 11
  • Letterboxd User Score: 20

An undertaker who hasn’t had any ‘customers’ in a long time is forced the pay one year’s back-rent. To get money he starts to kill people in order to get new clients.



13 ) The Leopard Man (1943)

The Leopard Man (1943)

Review Website Ranks:

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

When a leopard escapes during a publicity stunt, it triggers a series of murders.



10 ) Curse of the Demon (1957)

Curse of the Demon (1957)

Review Website Ranks:

  • Rotten Tomatoes Critic: 12
  • Rotten Tomatoes Users: 22
  • IMDB User Review Score: 2
  • Letterboxd User Score: 4

American professor John Holden arrives in London for a conference on parapsychology only to discover that the colleague he was supposed to meet was killed in a freak accident the day before. It turns out that the deceased had been investigating a cult lead by Dr. Julian Karswell. Though a skeptic, Holden is suspicious of the devil-worshiping Karswell. Following a trail of mysterious manuscripts, Holden enters a world that makes him question his faith in science.



10 ) Way of a Gaucho (1952)

Way of a Gaucho (1952)

Review Website Ranks:

  • Rotten Tomatoes Critic: 12
  • Rotten Tomatoes Users: 9
  • IMDB User Review Score: 14
  • Letterboxd User Score: 5

Set in the Argentina of about 1875 in which a customary punishment for killing was a sentence to army service. A young gaucho deserts his army sentence and becomes a bandit leader and also gets his sweetheart pregnant. Seeing the futility of his ways, he takes her to a church to be married prior to surrendering himself back to the army.



10 ) Anne of the Indies (1951)

Anne of the Indies (1951)

Review Website Ranks:

  • Rotten Tomatoes Critic: 12
  • Rotten Tomatoes Users: 9
  • IMDB User Review Score: 14
  • Letterboxd User Score: 5

After seizing an English ship, buccaneer captain Anne Providence spares Pierre LaRochelle from walking the plank – as he’s in irons he is presumably no friend of England. He signs on as a pirate and she is increasingly drawn to him, a feeling that seems to be reciprocated. When fearsome Captain Blackbeard, her teacher in the ways of pirating, sets eyes on LaRochelle he recalls him as a French navy officer. Anne sticks by her man but the truth, when it is uncovered, is even more painful.



9 ) The Flame and the Arrow (1950)

The Flame and the Arrow (1950)

Review Website Ranks:

  • Rotten Tomatoes Critic: 1
  • Rotten Tomatoes Users: 13
  • IMDB User Review Score: 7
  • Letterboxd User Score: 13

Dardo, a Robin Hood-like figure, and his loyal followers use a Roman ruin in Medieval Lombardy as their headquarters as they conduct an insurgency against their Hessian conquerors.



8 ) Stranger on Horseback (1955)

Stranger on Horseback (1955)

Review Website Ranks:

  • Rotten Tomatoes Critic: 12
  • Rotten Tomatoes Users: 3
  • IMDB User Review Score: 11
  • Letterboxd User Score: 5

A circuit judge in the old west attempts to bring a suspected killer to justice. The judge runs afoul of the killer’s rich cattle baron father in the process.



7 ) Wichita (1955)

Wichita (1955)

Review Website Ranks:

  • Rotten Tomatoes Critic: 1
  • Rotten Tomatoes Users: 8
  • IMDB User Review Score: 9
  • Letterboxd User Score: 10

Former buffalo hunter and entrepreneur Wyatt Earp arrives in the lawless cattle town of Wichita Kansas. His skill as a gun-fighter make him a perfect candidate for Marshal but he refuses the job until he feels morally obligated to bring law and order to this wild town.



6 ) I Walked with a Zombie (1943)

I Walked with a Zombie (1943)

Review Website Ranks:

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

A nurse in the Caribbean turns to voodoo in hopes of curing her patient, an unusual woman whose husband she’s fallen in love with.



4 ) Cat People (1942)

Cat People (1942)

Review Website Ranks:

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

Serbian fashion designer Irena Dubrovna and American marine engineer Oliver Reed meet in Central Park, fall in love and marry after a brief courtship; but Irena won’t consummate the union for fear that she will turn into a panther compelled to kill her lover, pursuant to a belief harbored by her home village.



4 ) Canyon Passage (1946)

Canyon Passage (1946)

Review Website Ranks:

  • Rotten Tomatoes Critic: 1
  • Rotten Tomatoes Users: 11
  • IMDB User Review Score: 7
  • Letterboxd User Score: 2

Businessman Logan Stuart is torn between his love of two very different women in 1850s Oregon and his loyalty to a compulsive gambler friend who goes over the line.



3 ) Nightfall (1956)

Nightfall (1956)

Review Website Ranks:

  • Rotten Tomatoes Critic: 1
  • Rotten Tomatoes Users: 4
  • IMDB User Review Score: 5
  • Letterboxd User Score: 10

An innocent man turns fugitive as he reconstructs events that implicate him for a murder and robbery he did not commit.



2 ) Stars in My Crown (1950)

Stars in My Crown (1950)

Review Website Ranks:

  • Rotten Tomatoes Critic: 12
  • Rotten Tomatoes Users: 2
  • IMDB User Review Score: 3
  • Letterboxd User Score: 2

The story of a young pastor coming to a small town in the United States to set up his ministry. The movie tells of the various relationships and struggles he goes through as he goes about raising his family and preaching to the community.



1 ) Out of the Past (1947)

Out of the Past (1947)

Review Website Ranks:

  • Rotten Tomatoes Critic: 6
  • Rotten Tomatoes Users: 1
  • IMDB User Review Score: 1
  • Letterboxd User Score: 1

Jeff Bailey seems to be a mundane gas station owner in remote Bridgeport, CA. He is dating local girl Ann Miller and lives a quiet life. But Jeff has a secret past, and when a mysterious stranger arrives in town, Jeff is forced to return to the dark world he had tried to escape.



Jacques Tourneur’s Best Movies



Jacques Tourneur Review Website Filmography Rankings

FilmRT CriticRT UserIMDBLetterboxdOveral Rank
Out of the Past (1947) 6 1 1 1 1
Stars in My Crown (1950) 12 2 3 2 2
Nightfall (1956) 1 4 5 10 3
Cat People (1942) 7 5 4 5 4
Canyon Passage (1946) 1 11 7 2 4
I Walked with a Zombie (1943) 8 5 5 5 6
Wichita (1955) 1 8 9 10 7
Stranger on Horseback (1955) 12 3 11 5 8
The Flame and the Arrow (1950) 1 13 7 13 9
Curse of the Demon (1957) 12 22 2 4 10
Way of a Gaucho (1952) 12 9 14 5 10
Anne of the Indies (1951) 12 9 14 5 10
The Leopard Man (1943) 9 12 9 13 13
The Comedy of Terrors (1963) 9 7 11 20 14
Berlin Express (1948) 12 14 11 18 15
Experiment Perilous (1944) 1 17 16 24 16
Great Day in the Morning (1956) 12 21 16 10 17
Easy Living (1949) 12 19 16 15 18
Circle of Danger (1951) 12 22 16 15 19
Appointment in Honduras (1953) 12 14 27 15 20
Days of Glory (1944) 11 16 22 24 21
Nick Carter, Master Detective (1939) 12 22 22 18 22
The Fearmakers (1958) 12 18 25 20 23
Tout ça ne vaut pas l’amour (1931) 12 22 16 29 24
They All Come Out (1939) 12 22 25 20 24
Phantom Raiders (1940) 12 22 22 24 26
Timbuktu (1959) 12 22 28 20 27
Pour être aimé (1933) 12 22 21 29 28
City in the Sea (1965) 12 19 29 28 29
The Giant of Marathon (1959) 12 22 31 27 30
Doctors Don’t Tell (1941) 12 22 30 29 31

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