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Ranking All Of Director Laura Poitras’s Movies

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

We took all of the movies directed by Laura Poitras 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 Laura Poitras



6 ) Flag Wars (2003)

Flag Wars (2003)

Review Website Ranks:

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

Documentary of the effects of migration of white yuppie gays/lesbians into neighborhoods dominated by minorities. Focuses on disruptive effects to elderly residents.



5 ) Project X (2016)

Project X (2016)

Review Website Ranks:

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

A top-secret handbook takes viewers on an undercover journey to TITANPOINTE, the site of a hidden partnership. Narrated by Rami Malek and Michelle Williams, and based on classified NSA documents, PROJECT X reveals the inner workings of a windowless skyscraper in downtown Manhattan.



4 ) Risk (2017)

Risk (2017)

Review Website Ranks:

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

Capturing the story of WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange with unprecedented access, director Laura Poitras finds herself caught between the motives and contradictions of Assange and his inner circle in a documentary portrait of power, betrayal, truth and sacrifice.



3 ) My Country, My Country (2006)

My Country, My Country (2006)

Review Website Ranks:

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

The director follows a Sunni Arab doctor as he prepares to run for the early 2005 elections in Iraq.



2 ) The Oath (2010)

The Oath (2010)

Review Website Ranks:

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

Tells the story of two men, Abu Jandal and Salim Ahmed Hamdan, whose fateful encounter in 1996 set them on a course of events that led them to Afghanistan, Osama bin Laden, 9/11, Guantanamo, and the U.S. Supreme Court.



1 ) Citizenfour (2014)

Citizenfour (2014)

Review Website Ranks:

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

In June 2013, Laura Poitras and reporter Glenn Greenwald flew to Hong Kong for the first of many meetings with Edward Snowden. She brought her camera with her. The film that resulted from this series of tense encounters is absolutely sui generis in the history of cinema: a 100% real-life thriller unfolding minute by minute before our eyes. Poitras is a great and brave filmmaker, but she is also a masterful storyteller: she compresses the many days of questioning, waiting, confirming, watching the world’s reaction and agonizing over the next move, into both a great character study of Snowden and a narrative that will leave you on the edge of your seat as it inexorably moves toward its conclusion.



Laura Poitras’s Best Movies



Laura Poitras Review Website Filmography Rankings

FilmRT CriticRT UserMC CriticMC UserIMDBLetterboxdOveral Rank
Citizenfour (2014) 1 1 1 2 1 1 1
The Oath (2010) 2 2 3 4 2 2 2
My Country, My Country (2006) 3 3 2 3 3 2 3
Risk (2017) 4 4 3 1 6 6 4
Project X (2016) 5 5 5 4 5 4 5
Flag Wars (2003) 5 5 5 4 5 4 6

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