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Ranking All Of Director Kathryn Bigelow’s Movies

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

We took all of the movies directed by Kathryn Bigelow 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 Kathryn Bigelow



10 ) The Loveless (1981)

The Loveless (1981)

Review Website Ranks:

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

Trouble ensues when a motorcycle gang stops in a small southern town while heading to the races at Daytona.



9 ) Blue Steel (1990)

Blue Steel (1990)

Review Website Ranks:

  • Rotten Tomatoes Critic: 5
  • Rotten Tomatoes Users: 9
  • Metacritc Critic Score: 7
  • Metacritic User Score: 9
  • IMDB User Review Score: 10
  • Letterboxd User Score: 7

Megan Turner, a female rookie cop, gets involved in an armed robbery that goes awry. A witness becomes obsessed with her.



8 ) The Weight of Water (2000)

The Weight of Water (2000)

Review Website Ranks:

  • Rotten Tomatoes Critic: 9
  • Rotten Tomatoes Users: 8
  • Metacritc Critic Score: 2
  • Metacritic User Score: 3
  • IMDB User Review Score: 9
  • Letterboxd User Score: 10

A newspaper photographer, Jean, researches the lurid and sensational axe murder of two women in 1873 as an editorial tie-in with a brutal modern double murder. She discovers a cache of papers that appear to give an account of the murders by an eyewitness.



7 ) Strange Days (1995)

Strange Days (1995)

Review Website Ranks:

  • Rotten Tomatoes Critic: 7
  • Rotten Tomatoes Users: 6
  • Metacritc Critic Score: 10
  • Metacritic User Score: 8
  • IMDB User Review Score: 4
  • Letterboxd User Score: 2

Set in the year 1999 during the last days of the old millennium, the movie tells the story of Lenny Nero, an ex-cop who now deals with data-discs containing recorded memories and emotions. One day he receives a disc which contains the memories of a murderer killing a prostitute. Lenny investigates and is pulled deeper and deeper in a whirl of blackmail, murder and rape. Will he survive and solve the case?



6 ) K-19: The Widowmaker (2002)

K-19: The Widowmaker (2002)

Review Website Ranks:

  • Rotten Tomatoes Critic: 8
  • Rotten Tomatoes Users: 7
  • Metacritc Critic Score: 1
  • Metacritic User Score: 4
  • IMDB User Review Score: 7
  • Letterboxd User Score: 8

When Russia’s first nuclear submarine malfunctions on its maiden voyage, the crew must race to save the ship and prevent a nuclear disaster.



5 ) Point Break (1991)

Point Break (1991)

Review Website Ranks:

  • Rotten Tomatoes Critic: 6
  • Rotten Tomatoes Users: 3
  • Metacritc Critic Score: 7
  • Metacritic User Score: 6
  • IMDB User Review Score: 4
  • Letterboxd User Score: 2

In the coastal town of Los Angeles, a gang of bank robbers call themselves The Ex-Presidents commit their crimes while wearing masks of Reagan, Carter, Nixon and Johnson. The F.B.I. believes that the members of the gang could be surfers and send young agent Johnny Utah undercover at the beach to mix with the surfers and gather information.



4 ) Detroit (2017)

Detroit (2017)

Review Website Ranks:

  • Rotten Tomatoes Critic: 4
  • Rotten Tomatoes Users: 3
  • Metacritc Critic Score: 9
  • Metacritic User Score: 5
  • IMDB User Review Score: 2
  • Letterboxd User Score: 2

A police raid in Detroit in 1967 results in one of the largest citizens’ uprisings in the history of the United States.



3 ) Near Dark (1987)

Near Dark (1987)

Review Website Ranks:

  • Rotten Tomatoes Critic: 3
  • Rotten Tomatoes Users: 5
  • Metacritc Critic Score: 3
  • Metacritic User Score: 1
  • IMDB User Review Score: 6
  • Letterboxd User Score: 2

A mid-western farm boy reluctantly becomes a member of the undead when a girl he meets turns out to be part of a band of southern vampires who roam the highways in stolen cars.



2 ) Zero Dark Thirty (2012)

Zero Dark Thirty (2012)

Review Website Ranks:

  • Rotten Tomatoes Critic: 2
  • Rotten Tomatoes Users: 2
  • Metacritc Critic Score: 4
  • Metacritic User Score: 6
  • IMDB User Review Score: 2
  • Letterboxd User Score: 2

A chronicle of the decade-long hunt for al-Qaeda terrorist leader Osama bin Laden after the September 2001 attacks, and his death at the hands of the Navy S.E.A.L. Team 6 in May, 2011.



1 ) The Hurt Locker (2008)

The Hurt Locker (2008)

Review Website Ranks:

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

Forced to play a dangerous game of cat-and-mouse in the chaos of war, an elite Army bomb squad unit must come together in a city where everyone is a potential enemy and every object could be a deadly bomb.



Kathryn Bigelow’s Best Movies



Kathryn Bigelow Review Website Filmography Rankings

FilmRT CriticRT UserMC CriticMC UserIMDBLetterboxdOveral Rank
The Hurt Locker (2008) 1 1 5 2 1 1 1
Zero Dark Thirty (2012) 2 2 4 6 2 2 2
Near Dark (1987) 3 5 3 1 6 2 3
Detroit (2017) 4 3 9 5 2 2 4
Point Break (1991) 6 3 7 6 4 2 5
K-19: The Widowmaker (2002) 8 7 1 4 7 8 6
Strange Days (1995) 7 6 10 8 4 2 7
The Weight of Water (2000) 9 8 2 3 9 10 8
Blue Steel (1990) 5 9 7 9 10 7 9
The Loveless (1981) 10 10 5 9 8 8 10

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