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Ranking All Of Director Niki Caro’s Movies

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

We took all of the movies directed by Niki Caro 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 Niki Caro



7 ) Dark Stories: Tales from Beyond the Grave (2001)

Dark Stories: Tales from Beyond the Grave (2001)

Review Website Ranks:

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

Compilation of six short films from New Zealand: Eau de la vie Sure to Rise A Moment Passing Headlong The Imploding Self: A Journey Through the Life of Fergus McLafferty Bitch



6 ) Memory & Desire (1998)

Memory & Desire (1998)

Review Website Ranks:

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

Niki Caro directed this romantic drama from New Zealand, adapted from Peter Wells’ story, Of Memory & Desire, about the doomed affair of a Japanese couple on their honeymoon in New Zealand. The body of Keiji (Eugene Nomura) is pulled ashore on a New Zealand beach; his widow Sayo (Yuri Kinugawa) then tells the tale in flashback: Attracted to Keiji, Sayo marries him over the objections of his mother (Yoko Narahashi). Keiji becomes depressed when it seems he cannot consummate their marriage.



5 ) The Vintner’s Luck (2009)

The Vintner's Luck (2009)

Review Website Ranks:

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

A fantasy romance set in 19th century France. The film revolves around Sobran, a young peasant winemaker, and the three important figures in his life – his beautiful wife Celeste, baroness Aurora de Valday and an angel named Xas.



4 ) The Zookeeper’s Wife (2017)

The Zookeeper's Wife (2017)

Review Website Ranks:

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

The account of keepers of the Warsaw Zoo, Jan and Antonina Zabinski, who helped save hundreds of people and animals during the Nazi invasion.



3 ) North Country (2005)

North Country (2005)

Review Website Ranks:

  • Rotten Tomatoes Critic: 3
  • Rotten Tomatoes Users: 3
  • Metacritc Critic Score: 4
  • Metacritic User Score: 1
  • IMDB User Review Score: 3
  • Letterboxd User Score: 2

A fictionalized account of the first major successful sexual harassment case in the United States — Jenson vs. Eveleth Mines, where a woman who endured a range of abuse while working as a miner filed and won the landmark 1984 lawsuit.



2 ) McFarland, USA (2015)

McFarland, USA (2015)

Review Website Ranks:

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

A track coach in a small California town transforms a team of athletes into championship contenders.



1 ) Whale Rider (2003)

Whale Rider (2003)

Review Website Ranks:

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

On the east coast of New Zealand, the Whangara people believe their presence there dates back a thousand years or more to a single ancestor, Paikea, who escaped death when his canoe capsized by riding to shore on the back of a whale. From then on, Whangara chiefs, always the first-born, always male, have been considered Paikea’s direct descendants. Pai, an 11-year-old girl in a patriarchal New Zealand tribe, believes she is destined to be the new chief. But her grandfather Koro is bound by tradition to pick a male leader. Pai loves Koro more than anyone in the world, but she must fight him and a thousand years of tradition to fulfill her destiny.



Niki Caro’s Best Movies



Niki Caro Review Website Filmography Rankings

FilmRT CriticRT UserMC CriticMC UserIMDBLetterboxdOveral Rank
Whale Rider (2003) 1 1 1 4 1 1 1
McFarland, USA (2015) 2 1 2 2 2 2 2
North Country (2005) 3 3 4 1 3 2 3
The Zookeeper’s Wife (2017) 4 3 3 3 4 2 4
The Vintner’s Luck (2009) 5 5 5 5 6 5 5
Memory & Desire (1998) 5 6 5 5 5 6 6
Dark Stories: Tales from Beyond the Grave (2001) 5 6 5 5 7 6 7

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