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Ranking All Of Director Peter Weir’s Movies

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

We took all of the movies directed by Peter Weir 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 Peter Weir



16 ) Three To Go (1969)

	Three To Go (1969)

Review Website Ranks:

  • Rotten Tomatoes Critic: 14
  • Rotten Tomatoes Users: 15
  • Metacritc Critic Score: 10
  • Metacritic User Score: 10
  • IMDB User Review Score: 14
  • Letterboxd User Score: 16

“Three To Go ” is an anthology of Australian short films by directors Brian Hannant (“Judy”) Oliver Howes (“Toula”) and Peter Weir (“Michael”), each presenting a young Australian at a moment of decision about their future.



15 ) Homesdale (1971)

Homesdale (1971)

Review Website Ranks:

  • Rotten Tomatoes Critic: 14
  • Rotten Tomatoes Users: 15
  • Metacritc Critic Score: 10
  • Metacritic User Score: 10
  • IMDB User Review Score: 15
  • Letterboxd User Score: 14

Several people gather at the Homesdale Hunting Lodge including butcher/rock singer Mr Kevin, war veteran Mr Vaughan, an octogenarian Mr Levy. All are tormented by Homesdale’s staff and forced to participate in a series of games about death and murder in which the true character of the guests starts to emerge.



14 ) The Cars That Ate Paris (1974)

The Cars That Ate Paris (1974)

Review Website Ranks:

  • Rotten Tomatoes Critic: 12
  • Rotten Tomatoes Users: 14
  • Metacritc Critic Score: 10
  • Metacritic User Score: 10
  • IMDB User Review Score: 16
  • Letterboxd User Score: 13

After the death of his brother on the road, unemployed and unstable drifter Arthur Waldo stays for a while in the rural Australian town of Paris as the guest of the mayor, who hopes he will become a permanent member of the Paris population. Arthur soon realizes the quaint hamlet has a sinister secret: they orchestrate car accidents and rob the victims. Survivors are brought to the local hospital, lobotomized, and used for a local doctor’s experiments.



13 ) Green Card (1990)

Green Card (1990)

Review Website Ranks:

  • Rotten Tomatoes Critic: 12
  • Rotten Tomatoes Users: 13
  • Metacritc Critic Score: 10
  • Metacritic User Score: 10
  • IMDB User Review Score: 13
  • Letterboxd User Score: 14

Urban horticulturalist Brontë Mitchell has her eye on a gorgeous apartment, but the building’s board will rent it only to a married couple. Georges Fauré, a waiter from France whose visa is expiring, needs to marry an American woman to stay in the country. Their marriage of convenience turns into a burden when they must live together to allay the suspicions of the immigration service, as the polar opposites grate on each other’s nerves.



12 ) The Plumber (1979)

The Plumber (1979)

Review Website Ranks:

  • Rotten Tomatoes Critic: 14
  • Rotten Tomatoes Users: 12
  • Metacritc Critic Score: 10
  • Metacritic User Score: 10
  • IMDB User Review Score: 12
  • Letterboxd User Score: 10

At first simply grating, the presence of a hard-edged, macho plumber who damages more than he repairs and returns day after day soon turns menacing for the intellectual wife of a distracted doctor.



11 ) The Mosquito Coast (1986)

The Mosquito Coast (1986)

Review Website Ranks:

  • Rotten Tomatoes Critic: 10
  • Rotten Tomatoes Users: 11
  • Metacritc Critic Score: 6
  • Metacritic User Score: 4
  • IMDB User Review Score: 11
  • Letterboxd User Score: 10

Allie Fox, an American inventor exhausted by the perceived danger and degradation of modern society, decides to escape with his wife and children to Belize. In the jungle, he tries with mad determination to create a utopian community with disastrous results.



10 ) The Way Back (2010)

The Way Back (2010)

Review Website Ranks:

  • Rotten Tomatoes Critic: 11
  • Rotten Tomatoes Users: 10
  • Metacritc Critic Score: 7
  • Metacritic User Score: 6
  • IMDB User Review Score: 7
  • Letterboxd User Score: 10

Peter Weir’s follow-up to Master & Commander (2003) is the stark & brilliant The Way Back, which takes on the theme of man’s struggle for freedom. At the dawn of WWII, several men escape from a Russian gulag. The film details their perilous & uncertain journey to freedom, as they cross deserts, mountains, & several nations.



9 ) Fearless (1993)

Fearless (1993)

Review Website Ranks:

  • Rotten Tomatoes Critic: 6
  • Rotten Tomatoes Users: 7
  • Metacritc Critic Score: 10
  • Metacritic User Score: 10
  • IMDB User Review Score: 9
  • Letterboxd User Score: 8

After a terrible air disaster, survivor Max Klein emerges a changed person. Unable to connect to his former life or to wife Laura, he feels godlike and invulnerable. When psychologist Bill Perlman is unable to help Max, he has Max meet another survivor, Carla Rodrigo, who is racked with grief and guilt since her baby died in the crash which she and Max survived.



8 ) The Last Wave (1977)

The Last Wave (1977)

Review Website Ranks:

  • Rotten Tomatoes Critic: 6
  • Rotten Tomatoes Users: 7
  • Metacritc Critic Score: 10
  • Metacritic User Score: 10
  • IMDB User Review Score: 9
  • Letterboxd User Score: 5

Australian lawyer David Burton agrees with reluctance to defend a group of aborigines charged with murdering one of their own. He suspects the victim was targeted for violating a tribal taboo, but the defendants deny any tribal association. Burton, plagued by apocalyptic visions of water, slowly realizes danger may come from his own involvement with the aborigines and their prophecies.



7 ) The Year of Living Dangerously (1982)

The Year of Living Dangerously (1982)

Review Website Ranks:

  • Rotten Tomatoes Critic: 4
  • Rotten Tomatoes Users: 9
  • Metacritc Critic Score: 8
  • Metacritic User Score: 3
  • IMDB User Review Score: 8
  • Letterboxd User Score: 8

Australian journalist Guy Hamilton travels to Indonesia to cover civil strife in 1965. There, on the eve of an attempted coup, he befriends a Chinese Australian photographer with a deep connection to and vast knowledge of the Indonesian people and also falls in love with a British national.



6 ) Master and Commander: The Far Side of the World (2003)

Master and Commander: The Far Side of the World (2003)

Review Website Ranks:

  • Rotten Tomatoes Critic: 8
  • Rotten Tomatoes Users: 5
  • Metacritc Critic Score: 2
  • Metacritic User Score: 9
  • IMDB User Review Score: 5
  • Letterboxd User Score: 4

After an abrupt and violent encounter with a French warship inflicts severe damage upon his ship, a captain of the British Royal Navy begins a chase over two oceans to capture or destroy the enemy, though he must weigh his commitment to duty and ferocious pursuit of glory against the safety of his devoted crew, including the ship’s thoughtful surgeon, his best friend.



5 ) Gallipoli (1981)

Gallipoli (1981)

Review Website Ranks:

  • Rotten Tomatoes Critic: 4
  • Rotten Tomatoes Users: 3
  • Metacritc Critic Score: 8
  • Metacritic User Score: 7
  • IMDB User Review Score: 4
  • Letterboxd User Score: 5

As World War I rages, brave and youthful Australians Archy and Frank, both agile runners, become friends and enlist in the Australian and New Zealand Army Corps together. They later find themselves part of the Dardanelles Campaign on the Gallipoli peninsula, a brutal eight-month conflict which pit the British and their allies against the Ottoman Empire and left over 500,000 men dead.



4 ) Witness (1985)

Witness (1985)

Review Website Ranks:

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

A sheltered Amish child is the sole witness of a brutal murder in a restroom at a Philadelphia train station, and he must be protected. The assignment falls to a taciturn detective who goes undercover in a Pennsylvania Dutch community. On the farm, he slowly assimilates despite his urban grit and forges a romantic bond with the child’s beautiful mother.



3 ) Dead Poets Society (1989)

Dead Poets Society (1989)

Review Website Ranks:

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

At an elite, old-fashioned boarding school in New England, a passionate English teacher inspires his students to rebel against convention and seize the potential of every day, courting the disdain of the stern headmaster.



2 ) Picnic at Hanging Rock (1975)

Picnic at Hanging Rock (1975)

Review Website Ranks:

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

In the early 1900s, Miranda attends a girls boarding school in Australia. One Valentine’s Day, the school’s typically strict headmistress treats the girls to a picnic field trip to an unusual but scenic volcanic formation called Hanging Rock. Despite rules against it, Miranda and several other girls venture off. It’s not until the end of the day that the faculty realizes the girls and one of the teachers have disappeared mysteriously.



1 ) The Truman Show (1998)

The Truman Show (1998)

Review Website Ranks:

  • Rotten Tomatoes Critic: 2
  • Rotten Tomatoes Users: 2
  • Metacritc Critic Score: 1
  • Metacritic User Score: 8
  • IMDB User Review Score: 1
  • Letterboxd User Score: 1

Truman Burbank is the star of “The Truman Show”, a 24-hour-a-day “reality” TV show that broadcasts every aspect of his life — live and in color — without his knowledge. His entire life has been an unending soap opera for consumption by the rest of the world. And everyone he knows — including his wife and his best friend — is really an actor, paid to be part of his life.



Peter Weir’s Best Movies



Peter Weir Review Website Filmography Rankings

FilmRT CriticRT UserMC CriticMC UserIMDBLetterboxdOveral Rank
The Truman Show (1998) 2 2 1 8 1 1 1
Picnic at Hanging Rock (1975) 1 3 2 5 3 3 2
Dead Poets Society (1989) 9 1 4 2 1 2 3
Witness (1985) 3 5 5 1 5 5 4
Gallipoli (1981) 4 3 8 7 4 5 5
Master and Commander: The Far Side of the World (2003) 8 5 2 9 5 4 6
The Year of Living Dangerously (1982) 4 9 8 3 8 8 7
The Last Wave (1977) 6 7 10 10 9 5 8
Fearless (1993) 6 7 10 10 9 8 9
The Way Back (2010) 11 10 7 6 7 10 10
The Mosquito Coast (1986) 10 11 6 4 11 10 11
The Plumber (1979) 14 12 10 10 12 10 12
Green Card (1990) 12 13 10 10 13 14 13
The Cars That Ate Paris (1974) 12 14 10 10 16 13 14
Homesdale (1971) 14 15 10 10 15 14 15
Three To Go (1969) 14 15 10 10 14 16 16

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