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Ranking All Of Director Nicolas Roeg’s Movies

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

We took all of the movies directed by Nicolas Roeg and looked at their Rotten Tomato Critic, Rotten Tomato 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 4 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 Nicolas Roeg



20 ) Puffball (2007)

Puffball (2007)

Review Website Ranks:

  • Rotten Tomatoes Critic: 14
  • Rotten Tomatoes Users: 19
  • IMDB User Review Score: 20
  • Letterboxd User Score: 16

Powerful supernatural forces are unleashed when a young architect becomes pregnant after moving to an isolated and mysterious valley to build a house.



19 ) Full Body Massage (1995)

Full Body Massage (1995)

Review Website Ranks:

  • Rotten Tomatoes Critic: 14
  • Rotten Tomatoes Users: 16
  • IMDB User Review Score: 19
  • Letterboxd User Score: 16

Nina, an art dealer, has her weekly massage appointment and is surprised to find out her usual masseur, Douglas, has sent a replacement named Fitch. The pair develop an easy rapport during the session, with talk about past relationships. As Nina lies topless on the massage table, Fitch also takes time to explain various massage techniques, including those used by Hopi medicine men.



17 ) Cold Heaven (1992)

Cold Heaven (1992)

Review Website Ranks:

  • Rotten Tomatoes Critic: 14
  • Rotten Tomatoes Users: 18
  • IMDB User Review Score: 13
  • Letterboxd User Score: 16

An adulterous woman’s faith in God is tested when her husband dies and miraculously comes back to life.



17 ) Heart of Darkness (1994)

Heart of Darkness (1994)

Review Website Ranks:

  • Rotten Tomatoes Critic: 11
  • Rotten Tomatoes Users: 17
  • IMDB User Review Score: 17
  • Letterboxd User Score: 16

A trading company manager travels up an African river to find a missing outpost head and discovers the depth of evil in humanity’s soul.



16 ) Aria (1987)

Aria (1987)

Review Website Ranks:

  • Rotten Tomatoes Critic: 9
  • Rotten Tomatoes Users: 14
  • IMDB User Review Score: 17
  • Letterboxd User Score: 16

Ten short pieces directed by ten different directors, including Ken Russell, Jean-Luc Godard, Robert Altman, Bruce Beresford, and Nicolas Roeg. Each short uses an aria as soundtrack/sound (Vivaldi, Bach, Wagner), and is an interpretation of the particular aria.



15 ) Glastonbury Fayre (1972)

Glastonbury Fayre (1972)

Review Website Ranks:

  • Rotten Tomatoes Critic: 14
  • Rotten Tomatoes Users: 20
  • IMDB User Review Score: 6
  • Letterboxd User Score: 9

In the Summer of 1971 the Glastonbury legend was born when the organisers decided to try and create a festival that would be a forerunner for an ‘alternative and utopian society’. The festival encompassed Midsummer’s Day, and in true medieval tradition, the area of Worthy Farm, Pilton was given over to music, dance, poetry, theatre, spontaneous entertainment and nudity.



12 ) Sweet Bird of Youth (1989)

Sweet Bird of Youth (1989)

Review Website Ranks:

  • Rotten Tomatoes Critic: 14
  • Rotten Tomatoes Users: 9
  • IMDB User Review Score: 11
  • Letterboxd User Score: 14

The melodrama of a failing, aging movie star who takes up with an ambitious masseur who takes her home only to show off in front of his former girl friend and her powerful father.



12 ) Samson and Delilah (1996)

Samson and Delilah (1996)

Review Website Ranks:

  • Rotten Tomatoes Critic: 14
  • Rotten Tomatoes Users: 11
  • IMDB User Review Score: 11
  • Letterboxd User Score: 12

Mara and Manoa are both upstanding and religious Israelites living under the harsh and unjust rule of the Philistines. One day, a mysterious stranger appears to Mara and promises her that she will bear a son whom she is to call Samson.



12 ) Track 29 (1988)

Track 29 (1988)

Review Website Ranks:

  • Rotten Tomatoes Critic: 8
  • Rotten Tomatoes Users: 15
  • IMDB User Review Score: 13
  • Letterboxd User Score: 12

Years after a desperate teenage Linda gives up her baby for adoption, she finds herself face-to-face with Martin, a young man claiming to be her long-lost son. Linda embraces Martin and in him finds a welcome reprieve from her unhappy marriage to the neglectful Henry. But soon Martin grows violent and becomes obsessed with Henry — a philandering man whose only offspring is an expansive model train set that devours his waking hours.



11 ) Eureka (1983)

Eureka (1983)

Review Website Ranks:

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

An Alaskan gold prospector (Gene Hackman) lives in luxury with his family on an island gangsters want.



10 ) Two Deaths (1995)

Two Deaths (1995)

Review Website Ranks:

  • Rotten Tomatoes Critic: 13
  • Rotten Tomatoes Users: 12
  • IMDB User Review Score: 10
  • Letterboxd User Score: 10

A tale of power, passion and obsession set in a politically torn Eastern European country.



9 ) Castaway (1986)

Castaway (1986)

Review Website Ranks:

  • Rotten Tomatoes Critic: 1
  • Rotten Tomatoes Users: 5
  • IMDB User Review Score: 13
  • Letterboxd User Score: 14

Middle-aged Gerald Kingsland advertises in a London paper for a female companion to spend a year with him on a desert island. The young Lucy Irving takes a chance on contacting him and after a couple of meetings they decide to go ahead. Once on the island things prove a lot less idyllic than in the movies, and gradually it becomes clear that it is Lucy who has the desire and the strength to try and see the year through.



8 ) The Adventures of Young Indiana Jones: Demons of Deception (1999)

The Adventures of Young Indiana Jones: Demons of Deception (1999)

Review Website Ranks:

  • Rotten Tomatoes Critic: 14
  • Rotten Tomatoes Users: 10
  • IMDB User Review Score: 2
  • Letterboxd User Score: 6

September, 1916. As Corporal Henri Defense, young Indiana Jones has become a motorcycle courier stationed near the trenches at Verdun. His friend Remy is still in the trenches, and both grow more disillusioned about the war each day. Chosen to sneak into enemy territory on account of his gift for languages, Indy overhears German officers speaking of the imminent arrival of their most powerful artillery guns, nicknamed Big Bertha. A month later Indy and Remy are granted leave to Paris, where Indiana meets the exotic dancer Mata Hari at a dinner party. He falls for her immediately, but soon finds out she is dating other men as well, including the French Minister of War.



7 ) Insignificance (1985)

Insignificance (1985)

Review Website Ranks:

  • Rotten Tomatoes Critic: 7
  • Rotten Tomatoes Users: 8
  • IMDB User Review Score: 8
  • Letterboxd User Score: 6

Four 1950s cultural icons (Albert Einstein, Marilyn Monroe, Joe DiMaggio, and Senator Joseph MacCarthy) who conceivably could have met but probably didn’t, fictionally do so in this modern fable of post-WWII America. Visually intriguing, the film has a fluid progression of flash-backs and flash-forwards centering on the fictional Einstein’s current observations, childhood memories, and apprehensions for the future.



6 ) The Man Who Fell to Earth (1976)

The Man Who Fell to Earth (1976)

Review Website Ranks:

  • Rotten Tomatoes Critic: 6
  • Rotten Tomatoes Users: 7
  • IMDB User Review Score: 8
  • Letterboxd User Score: 5

Thomas Jerome Newton is an alien who has come to Earth in search of water to save his home planet. Aided by lawyer Oliver Farnsworth, Thomas uses his knowledge of advanced technology to create profitable inventions. While developing a method to transport water, Thomas meets Mary-Lou, a quiet hotel clerk, and begins to fall in love with her. Just as he is ready to leave Earth, Thomas is intercepted by the U.S. government, and his entire plan is threatened.



5 ) Bad Timing (1980)

Bad Timing (1980)

Review Website Ranks:

  • Rotten Tomatoes Critic: 9
  • Rotten Tomatoes Users: 4
  • IMDB User Review Score: 4
  • Letterboxd User Score: 3

Alex Linden is a psychiatrist living in Vienna who meets Milena Flaherty though a mutual friend. Though Alex is quite a bit older than Milena, he’s attracted to her young, carefree spirit. Despite the fact that Milena is already married, their friendship quickly turns into a deeply passionate love affair that threatens to overtake them both. When Milena ends up in the hospital from an overdose, Alex is taken into custody by Inspector Netusil.



4 ) The Witches (1990)

The Witches (1990)

Review Website Ranks:

  • Rotten Tomatoes Critic: 1
  • Rotten Tomatoes Users: 6
  • IMDB User Review Score: 6
  • Letterboxd User Score: 6

A young boy named Luke and his grandmother go on vacation only to discover their hotel is hosting an international witch convention, where the Grand High Witch is unveiling her master plan to turn all children into mice. Will Luke fall victim to the witches’ plot before he can stop them?



3 ) Performance (1970)

Performance (1970)

Review Website Ranks:

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

Young gangster Chas Devlin seeks refuge from the mob in a basement belonging to a reclusive, fading rock star Turner.



2 ) Don’t Look Now (1973)

Don't Look Now (1973)

Review Website Ranks:

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

Laura and John, grieved by a terrible loss, meet in Venice, where John is in charge of the restoration of a church, two mysterious sisters, one of whom gives them a message sent from the afterlife.



1 ) Walkabout (1971)

Walkabout (1971)

Review Website Ranks:

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

Under the pretense of having a picnic, a geologist takes his teenage daughter and 6-year-old son into the Australian outback and attempts to shoot them. When he fails, he turns the gun on himself, and the two city-bred children must contend with harsh wilderness alone. They are saved by a chance encounter with an Aborigine boy who shows them how to survive, and in the process underscores the disharmony between nature and modern life.



Nicolas Roeg’s Best Movies



Nicolas Roeg Review Website Filmography Rankings

FilmRT CriticRT UserIMDBLetterboxdOveral Rank
Walkabout (1971) 4 1 1 1 1
Don’t Look Now (1973) 3 3 3 2 2
Performance (1970) 5 2 4 3 3
The Witches (1990) 1 6 6 6 4
Bad Timing (1980) 9 4 4 3 5
The Man Who Fell to Earth (1976) 6 7 8 5 6
Insignificance (1985) 7 8 8 6 7
The Adventures of Young Indiana Jones: Demons of Deception (1999) 14 10 2 6 8
Castaway (1986) 1 5 13 14 9
Two Deaths (1995) 13 12 10 10 10
Eureka (1983) 11 13 13 10 11
Sweet Bird of Youth (1989) 14 9 11 14 12
Samson and Delilah (1996) 14 11 11 12 12
Track 29 (1988) 8 15 13 12 12
Glastonbury Fayre (1972) 14 20 6 9 15
Aria (1987) 9 14 17 16 16
Cold Heaven (1992) 14 18 13 16 17
Heart of Darkness (1994) 11 17 17 16 17
Full Body Massage (1995) 14 16 19 16 19
Puffball (2007) 14 19 20 16 20

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