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Ranking All Of Director Nicolas Winding Refn’s Movies

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

We took all of the movies directed by Nicolas Winding Refn 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 Nicolas Winding Refn



10 ) Bleeder (1999)

Bleeder (1999)

Review Website Ranks:

  • Rotten Tomatoes Critic: 10
  • Rotten Tomatoes Users: 6
  • Metacritc Critic Score: 10
  • Metacritic User Score: 9
  • IMDB User Review Score: 6
  • Letterboxd User Score: 6

Two stories for the price of one: Lenny works in a video shop and tries to get acquainted with the waitress Lea. Leo can’t cope with the pressure of becoming a father, leading to trouble with his pregnant wife and especially her brother.



9 ) Valhalla Rising (2009)

Valhalla Rising (2009)

Review Website Ranks:

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

1000 AD, for years, One Eye, a mute warrior of supernatural strength, has been held prisoner by the Norse chieftain Barde. Aided by Are, a boy slave, One Eye slays his captor and together he and Are escape, beginning a journey into the heart of darkness. On their flight, One Eye and Are board a Viking vessel, but the ship is soon engulfed by an endless fog that clears only as the crew sights an unknown land. As the new world reveals its secrets and the Vikings confront their terrible and bloody fate, One Eye discovers his true self.



8 ) The Neon Demon (2016)

The Neon Demon (2016)

Review Website Ranks:

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

When aspiring model Jesse moves to Los Angeles, her youth and vitality are devoured by a group of beauty-obsessed women who will take any means necessary to get what she has.



7 ) Fear X (2003)

Fear X (2003)

Review Website Ranks:

  • Rotten Tomatoes Critic: 7
  • Rotten Tomatoes Users: 9
  • Metacritc Critic Score: 8
  • Metacritic User Score: 1
  • IMDB User Review Score: 9
  • Letterboxd User Score: 9

When his wife is killed in a seemingly random incident Harry, prompted by mysterious visions, journeys to discover the true circumstances surrounding her murder.



6 ) Only God Forgives (2013)

Only God Forgives (2013)

Review Website Ranks:

  • Rotten Tomatoes Critic: 9
  • Rotten Tomatoes Users: 9
  • Metacritc Critic Score: 1
  • Metacritic User Score: 3
  • IMDB User Review Score: 10
  • Letterboxd User Score: 9

Julian, who runs a Thai boxing club as a front organization for his family’s drug smuggling operation, is forced by his mother Crystal to find and kill the individual responsible for his brother’s recent death.



5 ) Bronson (2008)

Bronson (2008)

Review Website Ranks:

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

A young man who was sentenced to 7 years in prison for robbing a post office ends up spending 30 years in solitary confinement. During this time, his own personality is supplanted by his alter ego, Charles Bronson.



4 ) Pusher (1996)

Pusher (1996)

Review Website Ranks:

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

A drug pusher grows increasingly desperate after a botched deal leaves him with a large debt to a ruthless drug lord.



3 ) Pusher III: I’m the Angel of Death (2005)

Pusher III: I'm the Angel of Death (2005)

Review Website Ranks:

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

In this third installment of the ‘Pusher’ trilogy, we follow Milo, the drug lord from the two first films. He is aging, he is planning his daughter’s 25th birthday and his shipment of heroin turns out to be 10.000 pills of ecstasy. When Milo tries to sell the pills anyway, all Hell breaks loose and his only chance is to ask for help from his ex-henchman and old friend Radovan



2 ) Pusher II: With Blood on My Hands (2004)

Pusher II: With Blood on My Hands (2004)

Review Website Ranks:

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

Tony is released from prison – again. This time he has his mind set on changing his broken down life, but that is easier said than done



1 ) Drive (2011)

Drive (2011)

Review Website Ranks:

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

A Hollywood stunt performer who moonlights as a wheelman for criminals discovers that a contract has been put on him after a heist gone wrong.



Nicolas Winding Refn’s Best Movies



Nicolas Winding Refn Review Website Filmography Rankings

FilmRT CriticRT UserMC CriticMC UserIMDBLetterboxdOveral Rank
Drive (2011) 2 4 2 2 1 1 1
Pusher II: With Blood on My Hands (2004) 1 1 2 5 2 2 2
Pusher III: I’m the Angel of Death (2005) 2 3 4 3 4 4 3
Pusher (1996) 4 1 4 9 2 4 4
Bronson (2008) 5 5 6 5 5 2 5
Only God Forgives (2013) 9 9 1 3 10 9 6
Fear X (2003) 7 9 8 1 9 9 7
The Neon Demon (2016) 8 7 7 7 7 8 8
Valhalla Rising (2009) 6 8 8 8 8 7 9
Bleeder (1999) 10 6 10 9 6 6 10

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