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Ranking All Of Director Jane Campion’s Movies

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

We took all of the movies directed by Jane Campion 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 Jane Campion



11 ) 8 (2008)

8 (2008)

Review Website Ranks:

  • Rotten Tomatoes Critic: 9
  • Rotten Tomatoes Users: 9
  • Metacritc Critic Score: 6
  • Metacritic User Score: 5
  • IMDB User Review Score: 11
  • Letterboxd User Score: 9

8 shorts centered around 8 themes directed by 8 famous film directors involved and sharing their opinion on progress, on the set-backs and the challenges our planet faces today.



10 ) To Each His Own Cinema (2007)

To Each His Own Cinema (2007)

Review Website Ranks:

  • Rotten Tomatoes Critic: 9
  • Rotten Tomatoes Users: 10
  • Metacritc Critic Score: 6
  • Metacritic User Score: 5
  • IMDB User Review Score: 6
  • Letterboxd User Score: 6

A collective film of 33 shorts directed by different directors about their feeling about cinema.



9 ) In the Cut (2003)

In the Cut (2003)

Review Website Ranks:

  • Rotten Tomatoes Critic: 8
  • Rotten Tomatoes Users: 8
  • Metacritc Critic Score: 2
  • Metacritic User Score: 1
  • IMDB User Review Score: 10
  • Letterboxd User Score: 11

Following the gruesome murder of a young woman in her neighborhood, a self-determined woman living in New York City–as if to test the limits of her own safety–propels herself into an impossibly risky sexual liaison. Soon she grows increasingly wary about the motives of every man with whom she has contact–and about her own.



8 ) Holy Smoke (1999)

Holy Smoke (1999)

Review Website Ranks:

  • Rotten Tomatoes Critic: 6
  • Rotten Tomatoes Users: 6
  • Metacritc Critic Score: 4
  • Metacritic User Score: 3
  • IMDB User Review Score: 9
  • Letterboxd User Score: 10

While on a journey of discovery in exotic India, beautiful young Ruth Barron falls under the influence of a charismatic religious guru. Her desperate parents then hire PJ Waters, a macho cult de-programmer who confronts Ruth in a remote desert hideaway. But PJ quickly learns that he’s met his match in the sexy, intelligent and iron-willed Ruth.



7 ) The Portrait of a Lady (1996)

The Portrait of a Lady (1996)

Review Website Ranks:

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

Ms. Isabel Archer isn’t afraid to challenge societal norms. Impressed by her free spirit, her kindhearted cousin writes her into his fatally ill father’s will. Suddenly rich and independent, Isabelle ventures into the world, along the way befriending a cynical intellectual and romancing an art enthusiast. However, the advantage of her affluence is called into question when she realizes the extent to which her money colors her relationships.



6 ) Top of the Lake

	Top of the Lake

Review Website Ranks:

  • Rotten Tomatoes Critic: 9
  • Rotten Tomatoes Users: 10
  • Metacritc Critic Score: 6
  • Metacritic User Score: 5
  • IMDB User Review Score: 3
  • Letterboxd User Score: 1



5 ) Two Friends (1986)

Two Friends (1986)

Review Website Ranks:

  • Rotten Tomatoes Critic: 1
  • Rotten Tomatoes Users: 7
  • Metacritc Critic Score: 6
  • Metacritic User Score: 5
  • IMDB User Review Score: 7
  • Letterboxd User Score: 6

The story of the end of a friendship between two teenage girls, told backwards over the course of nine months.



4 ) Sweetie (1989)

Sweetie (1989)

Review Website Ranks:

  • Rotten Tomatoes Critic: 2
  • Rotten Tomatoes Users: 3
  • Metacritc Critic Score: 6
  • Metacritic User Score: 5
  • IMDB User Review Score: 5
  • Letterboxd User Score: 5

Explores sisters, in their twenties, their parents, and family dysfunctions. Kay is gangly and slightly askew, consulting a fortune teller and then falling in love with a man because of a mole on his face and a lock of hair; then, falling out of love when he plants a tree in their yard. Sweetie is plump, imperious, self-centered, and seriously mentally ill. The parents see none of the illness, seeing only their cute child. Kay mainly feels exasperation at her sister’s impositions. Slowly, the film exposes how the roots of Sweetie’s illness have choked Kay’s own development. Can she be released?



3 ) Bright Star (2009)

Bright Star (2009)

Review Website Ranks:

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

In 1818, high-spirited young Fanny Brawne finds herself increasingly intrigued by the handsome but aloof poet John Keats, who lives next door to her family friends the Dilkes. After reading a book of his poetry, she finds herself even more drawn to the taciturn Keats. Although he agrees to teach her about poetry, Keats cannot act on his reciprocated feelings for Fanny, since as a struggling poet he has no money to support a wife.



2 ) An Angel at My Table (1990)

An Angel at My Table (1990)

Review Website Ranks:

  • Rotten Tomatoes Critic: 2
  • Rotten Tomatoes Users: 1
  • Metacritc Critic Score: 6
  • Metacritic User Score: 5
  • IMDB User Review Score: 1
  • Letterboxd User Score: 2

Based on the autobiographical work of New Zealand writer Janet Frame, this production depicts the author at various stage of her life. Afflicted with mental and emotional issues, Frame grows up in an impoverished family and experiences numerous tragedies while still in her youth, including the deaths of two of her siblings. Portrayed as an adult by Kerry Fox, Frame finds acclaim for her writing while still in a mental institution, and her success helps her move on with her life.



1 ) The Piano (1993)

The Piano (1993)

Review Website Ranks:

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

After a long voyage from Scotland, pianist Ada McGrath and her young daughter, Flora, are left with all their belongings, including a piano, on a New Zealand beach. Ada, who has been mute since childhood, has been sold into marriage to a local man named Alisdair Stewart. Making little attempt to warm up to Alisdair, Ada soon becomes intrigued by his Maori-friendly acquaintance, George Baines, leading to tense, life-altering conflicts.



Jane Campion’s Best Movies



Jane Campion Review Website Filmography Rankings

FilmRT CriticRT UserMC CriticMC UserIMDBLetterboxdOveral Rank
The Piano (1993) 4 2 1 2 1 3 1
An Angel at My Table (1990) 2 1 6 5 1 2 2
Bright Star (2009) 5 4 3 4 4 4 3
Sweetie (1989) 2 3 6 5 5 5 4
Two Friends (1986) 1 7 6 5 7 6 5
Top of the Lake 9 10 6 5 3 1 6
The Portrait of a Lady (1996) 6 5 5 5 8 8 7
Holy Smoke (1999) 6 6 4 3 9 10 8
In the Cut (2003) 8 8 2 1 10 11 9
To Each His Own Cinema (2007) 9 10 6 5 6 6 10
8 (2008) 9 9 6 5 11 9 11

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