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Ranking All Of Director Jon Turteltaub’s Movies

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

We took all of the movies directed by Jon Turteltaub 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 Jon Turteltaub



12 ) Think Big (1989)

Think Big (1989)

Review Website Ranks:

  • Rotten Tomatoes Critic: 12
  • Rotten Tomatoes Users: 8
  • Metacritc Critic Score: 10
  • Metacritic User Score: 11
  • IMDB User Review Score: 12
  • Letterboxd User Score: 5

Two mildly retarded truckers hired to transport toxic waste across the country get caught up with a teen genius who stows away on their truck.



11 ) The Meg (2018)

The Meg (2018)

Review Website Ranks:

  • Rotten Tomatoes Critic: 5
  • Rotten Tomatoes Users: 12
  • Metacritc Critic Score: 10
  • Metacritic User Score: 10
  • IMDB User Review Score: 8
  • Letterboxd User Score: 10

A deep sea submersible pilot revisits his past fears in the Mariana Trench, and accidentally unleashes the seventy foot ancestor of the Great White Shark believed to be extinct.



10 ) The Sorcerer’s Apprentice (2010)

The Sorcerer's Apprentice (2010)

Review Website Ranks:

  • Rotten Tomatoes Critic: 8
  • Rotten Tomatoes Users: 9
  • Metacritc Critic Score: 8
  • Metacritic User Score: 8
  • IMDB User Review Score: 11
  • Letterboxd User Score: 10

Balthazar Blake is a master sorcerer in modern-day Manhattan trying to defend the city from his arch-nemesis, Maxim Horvath. Balthazar can’t do it alone, so he recruits Dave Stutler, a seemingly average guy who demonstrates hidden potential, as his reluctant protégé. The sorcerer gives his unwilling accomplice a crash course in the art and science of magic, and together, these unlikely partners work to stop the forces of darkness.



9 ) 3 Ninjas (1992)

3 Ninjas (1992)

Review Website Ranks:

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

Each year, three brothers Samuel, Jeffrey and Michael Douglas visits their Japanese grandfather, Mori Shintaro whom the boys affectionately refer to as Grandpa, for the summer. Mori is a highly skilled in the fields of Martial arts and Ninjutsu, and for years he has trained the boys in his techniques. After an organized crime ring proves to be too much for the FBI, it’s time for the 3 brother NINJAS! To use their martial arts skills, they team up to battle the crime ring and outwit some very persistent kidnappers!



8 ) National Treasure: Book of Secrets (2007)

National Treasure: Book of Secrets (2007)

Review Website Ranks:

  • Rotten Tomatoes Critic: 9
  • Rotten Tomatoes Users: 4
  • Metacritc Critic Score: 10
  • Metacritic User Score: 9
  • IMDB User Review Score: 8
  • Letterboxd User Score: 5

Benjamin Franklin Gates and Dr. Abigail Chase re-team with Riley Poole and, now armed with a stack of long-lost pages from John Wilkes Booth’s diary, Ben must follow a clue left there to prove his ancestor’s innocence in the assassination of Abraham Lincoln.



7 ) The Kid (2000)

The Kid (2000)

Review Website Ranks:

  • Rotten Tomatoes Critic: 4
  • Rotten Tomatoes Users: 11
  • Metacritc Critic Score: 7
  • Metacritic User Score: 7
  • IMDB User Review Score: 3
  • Letterboxd User Score: 5

Powerful businessman Russ Duritz is self-absorbed and immersed in his work. But by the magic of the moon, he meets Rusty, a chubby, charming 8-year-old version of himself who can’t believe he could turn out so badly — with no life and no dog. With Rusty’s help, Russ is able to reconcile the person he used to dream of being with the man he’s actually become.



6 ) Instinct (1999)

Instinct (1999)

Review Website Ranks:

  • Rotten Tomatoes Critic: 11
  • Rotten Tomatoes Users: 4
  • Metacritc Critic Score: 2
  • Metacritic User Score: 3
  • IMDB User Review Score: 10
  • Letterboxd User Score: 4

In a prison for the criminally insane, deranged anthropologist Ethan Powell is set to be examined by a bright young psychiatrist, Theo Caulder. Driven by ambition and a hunger for the truth, Caulder will eventually risk everything — even put his very life on the line — in a harrowing attempt to understand the bizarre actions of this madman.



5 ) Cool Runnings (1993)

Cool Runnings (1993)

Review Website Ranks:

  • Rotten Tomatoes Critic: 2
  • Rotten Tomatoes Users: 1
  • Metacritc Critic Score: 9
  • Metacritic User Score: 11
  • IMDB User Review Score: 4
  • Letterboxd User Score: 1

When a Jamaican sprinter is disqualified from the Olympic Games, he enlists the help of a dishonored coach to start the first Jamaican Bobsled Team.



4 ) National Treasure (2004)

National Treasure (2004)

Review Website Ranks:

  • Rotten Tomatoes Critic: 7
  • Rotten Tomatoes Users: 3
  • Metacritc Critic Score: 3
  • Metacritic User Score: 4
  • IMDB User Review Score: 7
  • Letterboxd User Score: 3

Modern treasure hunters, led by archaeologist Ben Gates, search for a chest of riches rumored to have been stashed away by George Washington, Thomas Jefferson and Benjamin Franklin during the Revolutionary War. The chest’s whereabouts may lie in secret clues embedded in the Constitution and the Declaration of Independence, and Gates is in a race to find the gold before his enemies do.



3 ) Last Vegas (2013)

Last Vegas (2013)

Review Website Ranks:

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

Three sixty-something friends take a break from their day-to-day lives to throw a bachelor party in Las Vegas for their last remaining single pal.



2 ) Phenomenon (1996)

Phenomenon (1996)

Review Website Ranks:

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

An ordinary man sees a bright light descend from the sky, and discovers he now has super-intelligence and telekinesis.



1 ) While You Were Sleeping (1995)

While You Were Sleeping (1995)

Review Website Ranks:

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

A love story built on a misunderstanding. A transit worker pulls commuter Peter off the tracks after he’s mugged. But while he’s in a coma, his family mistakenly thinks she’s Peter’s fiancée, and she doesn’t correct them. Things get more complicated when she falls for his brother, who’s not quite sure that she’s who she claims to be.



Jon Turteltaub’s Best Movies



Jon Turteltaub Review Website Filmography Rankings

FilmRT CriticRT UserMC CriticMC UserIMDBLetterboxdOveral Rank
While You Were Sleeping (1995) 1 2 5 1 6 1 1
Phenomenon (1996) 3 6 1 1 1 5 2
Last Vegas (2013) 5 6 3 4 1 5 3
National Treasure (2004) 7 3 3 4 7 3 4
Cool Runnings (1993) 2 1 9 11 4 1 5
Instinct (1999) 11 4 2 3 10 4 6
The Kid (2000) 4 11 7 7 3 5 7
National Treasure: Book of Secrets (2007) 9 4 10 9 8 5 8
3 Ninjas (1992) 10 10 6 6 4 10 9
The Sorcerer’s Apprentice (2010) 8 9 8 8 11 10 10
The Meg (2018) 5 12 10 10 8 10 11
Think Big (1989) 12 8 10 11 12 5 12

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