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Ranking All Of Director Paul Verhoeven’s Movies

Paul Verhoeven Filmography Movie Ranking

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

We took all of the movies directed by Paul Verhoeven and looked at his 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. We will update the article if/when a new movie by Paul Verhoeven is released. Although it probably won’t be immediate so the scores on each site have time to settle and aren’t overly influenced by the early, usually much more opinionated, users.

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The Top Film’s Of Paul Verhoeven



13 Tie ) Business Is Business (1971)

Review Website Ranks:

  • Rotten Tomatoes Critic: 14
  • Rotten Tomatoes Users: 13
  • Metacritc Critic Score: 9
  • Metacritic User Score: 9
  • IMDB User Review Score: 13
  • Letterboxd User Score: 13

Controversial director Paul Verhoeven made his feature-film debut with this Dutch comedy-drama about two prostitutes working in the Amsterdam Red Light district, and the many strange and unusual men they meet through their work. Also known as Diary Of A Hooker, Business is Business, and Any Special Way, Wat Zien Ik? was based on the short stories of Albert Mol; the film was photographed by Jan de Bont, who later went on to become a successful director himself.

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13 Tie ) Hollow Man (2000)

Review Website Ranks:

  • Rotten Tomatoes Critic: 12
  • Rotten Tomatoes Users: 15
  • Metacritc Critic Score: 7
  • Metacritic User Score: 8
  • IMDB User Review Score: 14
  • Letterboxd User Score: 15

Cocky researcher, Sebastian Caine is working on a project to make living creatures invisible and he’s so confident he’s found the right formula that he tests it on himself and soon begins to vanish. The only problem is – no-one can determine how to make him visible again. Caine’s predicament eventually drives him mad, with terrifying results.

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13 Tie ) Showgirls (1995)

 

Review Website Ranks:

  • Rotten Tomatoes Critic: 13
  • Rotten Tomatoes Users: 14
  • Metacritc Critic Score: 8
  • Metacritic User Score: 7
  • IMDB User Review Score: 15
  • Letterboxd User Score: 14

A young drifter named Nomi arrives in Las Vegas to become a dancer and soon sets about clawing and pushing her way to become a top showgirl.

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12 ) Katie Tippel (1975)

Review Website Ranks:

  • Rotten Tomatoes Critic: 14
  • Rotten Tomatoes Users: 9
  • Metacritc Critic Score: 9
  • Metacritic User Score: 9
  • IMDB User Review Score: 10
  • Letterboxd User Score: 9

In the late 19th century, a young woman moves to Amsterdam with her family and tries to make a living. Preyed upon by various men, she nonetheless rises in society.

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11 ) Flesh and Blood (1985)

Review Website Ranks:

  • Rotten Tomatoes Critic: 7
  • Rotten Tomatoes Users: 11
  • Metacritc Critic Score: 9
  • Metacritic User Score: 9
  • IMDB User Review Score: 11
  • Letterboxd User Score: 11

A band of medieval mercenaries take revenge on a noble lord who decides not to pay them by kidnapping the betrothed of the noble’s son. As the plague and warfare cut a swathe of destruction throughout the land, the mercenaries hole up in a castle and await their fate.

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10 ) Spetters (1980)

Review Website Ranks:

  • Rotten Tomatoes Critic: 8
  • Rotten Tomatoes Users: 10
  • Metacritc Critic Score: 9
  • Metacritic User Score: 9
  • IMDB User Review Score: 12
  • Letterboxd User Score: 9

A Dutch film, post-Saturday Night Fever, which follows the lives of three young men who are amateur dirt-bike motorcycle racers. They each fall in love with a young woman who, with her brother, sells French fries and hot dogs at the races. Everyone is looking for a better life. She wants out of the business and away from her brother. The motocross racers want to make their marks as professional racers, like their hero, played by Rutger Hauer.

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9 ) Basic Instinct (1992)

Review Website Ranks:

  • Rotten Tomatoes Critic: 11
  • Rotten Tomatoes Users: 11
  • Metacritc Critic Score: 6
  • Metacritic User Score: 6
  • IMDB User Review Score: 9
  • Letterboxd User Score: 11

A police detective is in charge of the investigation of a brutal murder, in which a beautiful and seductive woman could be involved.

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8 ) Turkish Delight (1973)

Review Website Ranks:

  • Rotten Tomatoes Critic: 6
  • Rotten Tomatoes Users: 5
  • Metacritc Critic Score: 9
  • Metacritic User Score: 9
  • IMDB User Review Score: 8
  • Letterboxd User Score: 7

Sort of a cross between “Love Story” and an earthy Rembrandt painting, this movie stars Rutger Hauer as a gifted Dutch sculptor who has a stormy, erotic, and star-crossed romance with a beautiful young girl. The story follows the arc of their relationship and his interaction with her family.

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7 ) Starship Troopers (1997)

Review Website Ranks:

  • Rotten Tomatoes Critic: 10
  • Rotten Tomatoes Users: 8
  • Metacritc Critic Score: 5
  • Metacritic User Score: 2
  • IMDB User Review Score: 7
  • Letterboxd User Score: 7

Set in the future, the story follows a young soldier named Johnny Rico and his exploits in the Mobile Infantry. Rico’s military career progresses from recruit to non-commissioned officer and finally to officer against the backdrop of an interstellar war between mankind and an arachnoid species known as “the Bugs”.

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6 ) The Fourth Man (1983)

Review Website Ranks:

  • Rotten Tomatoes Critic: 1
  • Rotten Tomatoes Users: 4
  • Metacritc Critic Score: 9
  • Metacritic User Score: 9
  • IMDB User Review Score: 5
  • Letterboxd User Score: 2

An alcoholic writer begins having visions apparently warning him of impending danger. After he delivers a lecture, he begins an affair with a woman from the audience. The visions intensify, however, and begin to threaten his relationship with the woman, since it may be her the visions are warning against.

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4 Tie ) Elle (2016)

Review Website Ranks:

  • Rotten Tomatoes Critic: 3
  • Rotten Tomatoes Users: 7
  • Metacritc Critic Score: 1
  • Metacritic User Score: 5
  • IMDB User Review Score: 6
  • Letterboxd User Score: 2

When Michelle, the CEO of a gaming software company, is attacked in her home by an unknown assailant, she refuses to let it alter her precisely ordered life. She manages crises involving family, all the while becoming engaged in a game of cat and mouse with her stalker.

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4 Tie ) Soldier of Orange (1977)

Review Website Ranks:

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

This film depicts World War II through the eyes of several Dutch students. It follows them through the beginning of the war, the Nazi occupation and the liberation.

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3 ) Total Recall (1990)

Review Website Ranks:

  • Rotten Tomatoes Critic: 5
  • Rotten Tomatoes Users: 6
  • Metacritc Critic Score: 4
  • Metacritic User Score: 1
  • IMDB User Review Score: 4
  • Letterboxd User Score: 2

Construction worker Douglas Quaid discovers a memory chip in his brain during a virtual-reality trip. He also finds that his past has been invented to conceal a plot of planetary domination. Soon, he’s off to Mars to find out who he is and who planted the chip.

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2 ) Black Book (2006)

Review Website Ranks:

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

In the Nazi-occupied Netherlands during World War II, a Jewish singer infiltrates the regional Gestapo headquarters for the Dutch resistance.

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1 ) RoboCop (1987)

Review Website Ranks:

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

In a violent, near-apocalyptic Detroit, evil corporation Omni Consumer Products wins a contract from the city government to privatize the police force. To test their crime-eradicating cyborgs, the company leads street cop Alex Murphy into an armed confrontation with crime lord Boddicker so they can use his body to support their untested RoboCop prototype. But when RoboCop learns of the company’s nefarious plans, he turns on his masters.

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Paul Verhoeven’s Best Movies



Paul Verhoeven Review Website Filmography Rankings

Film RT Critic RT User MC Critic MC User IMDB Letterboxd Overal Rank
RoboCop 4 3 3 2 3 1 1
Black Book 9 2 2 4 1 2 2
Total Recall 5 6 4 1 4 2 3
Elle 3 7 1 5 6 2 4
Soldier of Orange 1 1 9 9 2 2 4
The Fourth Man 1 4 9 9 5 2 6
Starship Troopers 10 8 5 2 7 7 7
Turkish Delight 6 5 9 9 8 7 8
Basic Instinct 11 11 6 6 9 11 9
Spetters 8 10 9 9 12 9 10
Flesh and Blood 7 11 9 9 11 11 11
Katie Tippel 14 9 9 9 10 9 12
Business Is Business 14 13 9 9 13 13 13
Hollow Man 12 15 7 8 14 15 13
Showgirls 13 14 8 7 15 14 13

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