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Ranking All Of Director Michael Mann’s Movies

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

We took all of the movies directed by Michael Mann 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 Michael Mann



13 ) Blackhat (2015)

Blackhat (2015)

Review Website Ranks:

  • Rotten Tomatoes Critic: 11
  • Rotten Tomatoes Users: 13
  • Metacritc Critic Score: 10
  • Metacritic User Score: 10
  • IMDB User Review Score: 13
  • Letterboxd User Score: 13

A man is released from prison to help American and Chinese authorities pursue a mysterious cyber criminal. The dangerous search leads them from Chicago to Hong Kong.



12 ) L.A. Takedown (1989)

L.A. Takedown (1989)

Review Website Ranks:

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

Michael Mann’s (HEAT, MIAMI VICE) gutsy telefilm tells the tale of two skilled professionals–one a cop, the other a criminal–who aren’t as different as they think.Vincent Hanna (Scott Plank) is an intense cop on the trail of ruthless armed robber Patric McLaren (Alex McArthur). After a botched heist, the two men confront each via a full scale battle on the seedy streets of Los Angeles.



11 ) The Keep (1983)

The Keep (1983)

Review Website Ranks:

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

Nazis take over an ancient fortress that contains a mysterious entity that wreaks havoc and death upon them.



10 ) Miami Vice (2006)

Miami Vice (2006)

Review Website Ranks:

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

Miami Vice is a feature film based on the 1980s action drama TV series. The film tells the story of vice detectives Crockett and Tubbs and how their personal and professional lives are dangerously getting mixed.



9 ) The Jericho Mile (1980)

The Jericho Mile (1980)

Review Website Ranks:

  • Rotten Tomatoes Critic: 12
  • Rotten Tomatoes Users: 4
  • Metacritc Critic Score: 10
  • Metacritic User Score: 12
  • IMDB User Review Score: 5
  • Letterboxd User Score: 8

Rain Murphy is a man sentenced to life in prison, choosing to do his time in near-isolation, and engages in distance running when given the opportunity for free-time. While his form and speed capture the attention of prison officials who believe he could be competitive for the Olympics, Murphy expresses disinterest. But when the one man he has befriended is taken advantage of by political groups within the prison, Murphy decides to pursue the opportunity presented to him in his memory.



8 ) Ali (2001)

Ali (2001)

Review Website Ranks:

  • Rotten Tomatoes Critic: 7
  • Rotten Tomatoes Users: 8
  • Metacritc Critic Score: 8
  • Metacritic User Score: 8
  • IMDB User Review Score: 9
  • Letterboxd User Score: 7

In 1964, a brash, new pro boxer, fresh from his Olympic gold medal victory, explodes onto the scene: Cassius Clay. Bold and outspoken, he cuts an entirely new image for African Americans in sport with his proud public self-confidence and his unapologetic belief that he is the greatest boxer of all time. Yet at the top of his game, both Ali’s personal and professional lives face the ultimate test.



7 ) Public Enemies (2009)

Public Enemies (2009)

Review Website Ranks:

  • Rotten Tomatoes Critic: 7
  • Rotten Tomatoes Users: 9
  • Metacritc Critic Score: 7
  • Metacritic User Score: 7
  • IMDB User Review Score: 8
  • Letterboxd User Score: 9

Depression-era bank robber John Dillinger’s charm and audacity endear him to much of America’s downtrodden public, but he’s also a thorn in the side of J. Edgar Hoover and the fledgling FBI. Desperate to capture the elusive outlaw, Hoover makes Dillinger his first Public Enemy Number One and assigns his top agent, Melvin Purvis, the task of bringing him in dead or alive.



6 ) Manhunter (1986)

Manhunter (1986)

Review Website Ranks:

  • Rotten Tomatoes Critic: 4
  • Rotten Tomatoes Users: 7
  • Metacritc Critic Score: 5
  • Metacritic User Score: 6
  • IMDB User Review Score: 7
  • Letterboxd User Score: 4

FBI Agent Will Graham, who retired after catching Hannibal Lecktor, returns to duty to engage in a risky cat-and-mouse game with Lecktor to capture a new killer.



5 ) Collateral (2004)

Collateral (2004)

Review Website Ranks:

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

Cab driver Max picks up a man who offers him $600 to drive him around. But the promise of easy money sours when Max realizes his fare is an assassin.



4 ) The Last of the Mohicans (1992)

The Last of the Mohicans (1992)

Review Website Ranks:

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

As the British and French soldiers battle for control of the American colonies in the 18th century, the settlers and native Americans are forced to take sides. Cora and her sister Alice unwittingly walk into trouble but are reluctantly saved by Hawkeye, an orphaned settler adopted by the last of the Mohicans.



3 ) Thief (1981)

Thief (1981)

Review Website Ranks:

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

Frank is an expert professional safecracker, specialized in high-profile diamond heists. He plans to use his ill-gotten income to retire from crime and build a nice life for himself complete with a home, wife and kids. To accelerate the process, he signs on with a top gangster for a big score.



1 ) Heat (1995)

Heat (1995)

Review Website Ranks:

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

Obsessive master thief, Neil McCauley leads a top-notch crew on various daring heists throughout Los Angeles while determined detective, Vincent Hanna pursues him without rest. Each man recognizes and respects the ability and the dedication of the other even though they are aware their cat-and-mouse game may end in violence.



1 ) The Insider (1999)

The Insider (1999)

Review Website Ranks:

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

Tells the true story of a 60 Minutes television series exposé of the tobacco industry, as seen through the eyes of a real tobacco executive, Jeffrey Wigand.



Michael Mann’s Best Movies



Michael Mann Review Website Filmography Rankings

FilmRT CriticRT UserMC CriticMC UserIMDBLetterboxdOveral Rank
Heat (1995) 5 1 3 1 1 1 1
The Insider (1999) 1 2 1 4 2 2 1
Thief (1981) 1 6 2 1 5 2 3
The Last of the Mohicans (1992) 3 3 3 5 3 6 4
Collateral (2004) 5 4 6 1 4 4 5
Manhunter (1986) 4 7 5 6 7 4 6
Public Enemies (2009) 7 9 7 7 8 9 7
Ali (2001) 7 8 8 8 9 7 8
The Jericho Mile (1980) 12 4 10 12 5 8 9
Miami Vice (2006) 9 10 8 9 11 9 10
The Keep (1983) 10 10 10 11 12 11 11
L.A. Takedown (1989) 12 12 10 12 10 11 12
Blackhat (2015) 11 13 10 10 13 13 13

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