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Ranking All Of Director Rob Reiner’s Movies

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

We took all of the movies directed by Rob Reiner 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 Rob Reiner



20 ) North (1994)

North (1994)

Review Website Ranks:

  • Rotten Tomatoes Critic: 19
  • Rotten Tomatoes Users: 20
  • Metacritc Critic Score: 12
  • Metacritic User Score: 16
  • IMDB User Review Score: 20
  • Letterboxd User Score: 20

Eleven-year-old North has had it with his parents. They are always busy with their careers and don’t give North the attention he needs, so he files a lawsuit against them. The judge rules that North should either find new parents or return to his own parents within two months. Thus north starts off on an hilarious journey around the world to find the parents that really care about him.



19 ) Alex & Emma (2003)

Alex & Emma (2003)

Review Website Ranks:

  • Rotten Tomatoes Critic: 20
  • Rotten Tomatoes Users: 15
  • Metacritc Critic Score: 12
  • Metacritic User Score: 16
  • IMDB User Review Score: 18
  • Letterboxd User Score: 18

Writer Alex Sheldon (Luke Wilson) must finish his novel within a month. If he doesn’t, he won’t get paid. And, if that happens, angry Mafia types to whom he owes money will come looking for him. In order to expedite things, Alex hires typist Emma Dinsmore (Kate Hudson) and begins dictating his novel. The book is about a doomed love affair between a character similar to Alex and a character named Polina Delacroix (Sophie Marceau). But, as Alex falls for Emma, his work takes a different turn.



18 ) Rumor Has It… (2005)

Rumor Has It... (2005)

Review Website Ranks:

  • Rotten Tomatoes Critic: 17
  • Rotten Tomatoes Users: 15
  • Metacritc Critic Score: 12
  • Metacritic User Score: 15
  • IMDB User Review Score: 19
  • Letterboxd User Score: 19

Sarah Huttinger’s return home with her fiance convinces her that the sedate, proper, country-club lifestyle of her family isn’t for her – and that maybe the Huttinger family isn’t even hers – as she uncovers secrets that suggest the Huttingers are neither sedate nor proper.



17 ) And So It Goes (2014)

And So It Goes (2014)

Review Website Ranks:

  • Rotten Tomatoes Critic: 18
  • Rotten Tomatoes Users: 17
  • Metacritc Critic Score: 12
  • Metacritic User Score: 11
  • IMDB User Review Score: 17
  • Letterboxd User Score: 17

A self-centered realtor enlists the help of his neighbor when he’s suddenly left in charge of the granddaughter he never knew existed until his estranged son drops her off at his home.



16 ) Shock and Awe (2018)

Shock and Awe (2018)

Review Website Ranks:

  • Rotten Tomatoes Critic: 14
  • Rotten Tomatoes Users: 19
  • Metacritc Critic Score: 12
  • Metacritic User Score: 14
  • IMDB User Review Score: 15
  • Letterboxd User Score: 15

A group of journalists covering George Bush’s planned invasion of Iraq in 2003 are skeptical of the presidents claim that Saddam Hussein has “weapons of mass destruction.”



15 ) Being Charlie (2015)

Being Charlie (2015)

Review Website Ranks:

  • Rotten Tomatoes Critic: 16
  • Rotten Tomatoes Users: 18
  • Metacritc Critic Score: 12
  • Metacritic User Score: 13
  • IMDB User Review Score: 14
  • Letterboxd User Score: 11

Charlie is a troublesome 18-year-old who breaks out of a youth drug treatment clinic, but when he returns home to Los Angeles, he’s given an intervention by his parents and forced to go to an adult rehab. There, he meets a beautiful but troubled girl, Eva, and is forced to battle with drugs, elusive love and divided parents.



14 ) The Story of Us (1999)

The Story of Us (1999)

Review Website Ranks:

  • Rotten Tomatoes Critic: 15
  • Rotten Tomatoes Users: 13
  • Metacritc Critic Score: 12
  • Metacritic User Score: 12
  • IMDB User Review Score: 16
  • Letterboxd User Score: 15

Ben and Katie Jordan are a married couple who go through hard times in fifteen years of marriage.



13 ) Ghosts of Mississippi (1996)

Ghosts of Mississippi (1996)

Review Website Ranks:

  • Rotten Tomatoes Critic: 11
  • Rotten Tomatoes Users: 11
  • Metacritc Critic Score: 12
  • Metacritic User Score: 16
  • IMDB User Review Score: 12
  • Letterboxd User Score: 11

Ghosts of Mississippi is a drama covering the final trial of the assassin, Bryon De La Beckwith, of the 60s civil rights leader Medgar Evers. It begins with the murder and the events surrounding the two initial trials which both ended in a hung jury. The movie then covers District Attorney, Bobby DeLaughters transformation and alliance with Myrlie Evers, wife of Medgar Evers, of the, as he becomes more involved with bringing Beckwith to trial for the third time 30 years later. Some of the characters are played by the actual participants in this story.



12 ) The Magic of Belle Isle (2012)

The Magic of Belle Isle (2012)

Review Website Ranks:

  • Rotten Tomatoes Critic: 13
  • Rotten Tomatoes Users: 11
  • Metacritc Critic Score: 12
  • Metacritic User Score: 16
  • IMDB User Review Score: 9
  • Letterboxd User Score: 11

In an effort to tap into his original talent, a wheelchair-bound author moves to a rural town, where he befriends a single mother and her three kids, who help reignite his passion for writing.



11 ) The Bucket List (2007)

The Bucket List (2007)

Review Website Ranks:

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

Corporate billionaire Edward Cole and working class mechanic Carter Chambers are worlds apart. At a crossroads in their lives, they share a hospital room and discover they have two things in common: a desire to spend the time they have left doing everything they ever wanted to do and an unrealized need to come to terms with who they are. Together they embark on the road trip of a lifetime, becoming friends along the way and learning to live life to the fullest, with insight and humor.



10 ) LBJ (2017)

LBJ (2017)

Review Website Ranks:

  • Rotten Tomatoes Critic: 9
  • Rotten Tomatoes Users: 14
  • Metacritc Critic Score: 2
  • Metacritic User Score: 7
  • IMDB User Review Score: 13
  • Letterboxd User Score: 11

The story of U.S. President Lyndon Baines Johnson from his young days in West Texas to the White House.



9 ) The Sure Thing (1985)

The Sure Thing (1985)

Review Website Ranks:

  • Rotten Tomatoes Critic: 7
  • Rotten Tomatoes Users: 7
  • Metacritc Critic Score: 5
  • Metacritic User Score: 16
  • IMDB User Review Score: 9
  • Letterboxd User Score: 8

Gib, a beer-guzzling slob, and Alison, an uptight Ivy-Leaguer, are an unlikely duo stuck together on a cross-country trip during Christmas break. At first they get on each other’s nerves but, as time passes, they find their divergent natures complement each other. Now they need to realize what they’ve already found before it’s too late.



8 ) The American President (1995)

The American President (1995)

Review Website Ranks:

  • Rotten Tomatoes Critic: 3
  • Rotten Tomatoes Users: 9
  • Metacritc Critic Score: 10
  • Metacritic User Score: 9
  • IMDB User Review Score: 11
  • Letterboxd User Score: 9

Widowed U.S. president Andrew Shepherd, one of the world’s most powerful men, can have anything he wants — and what he covets most is Sydney Ellen Wade, a Washington lobbyist. But Shepherd’s attempts at courting her spark wild rumors and decimate his approval ratings.



7 ) A Few Good Men (1992)

A Few Good Men (1992)

Review Website Ranks:

  • Rotten Tomatoes Critic: 8
  • Rotten Tomatoes Users: 4
  • Metacritc Critic Score: 11
  • Metacritic User Score: 6
  • IMDB User Review Score: 5
  • Letterboxd User Score: 6

When cocky military lawyer Lt. Daniel Kaffee and his co-counsel, Lt. Cmdr. JoAnne Galloway, are assigned to a murder case, they uncover a hazing ritual that could implicate high-ranking officials such as shady Col. Nathan Jessep.



6 ) Flipped (2010)

Flipped (2010)

Review Website Ranks:

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

When Juli meets Bryce in the second grade, she knows it’s true love. After spending six years trying to convince Bryce the same, she’s ready to give up – until he starts to reconsider.



5 ) Misery (1990)

Misery (1990)

Review Website Ranks:

  • Rotten Tomatoes Critic: 6
  • Rotten Tomatoes Users: 4
  • Metacritc Critic Score: 7
  • Metacritic User Score: 3
  • IMDB User Review Score: 4
  • Letterboxd User Score: 4

Novelist Paul Sheldon crashes his car on a snowy Colorado road. He is found by Annie Wilkes, the “number one fan” of Paul’s heroine Misery Chastaine. Annie is also somewhat unstable, and Paul finds himself crippled, drugged and at her mercy.



4 ) When Harry Met Sally… (1989)

When Harry Met Sally... (1989)

Review Website Ranks:

  • Rotten Tomatoes Critic: 5
  • Rotten Tomatoes Users: 4
  • Metacritc Critic Score: 5
  • Metacritic User Score: 1
  • IMDB User Review Score: 7
  • Letterboxd User Score: 4

During their travel from Chicago to New York, Harry and Sally debate whether or not sex ruins a friendship between a man and a woman. Eleven years later, and they’re still no closer to finding the answer.



3 ) This Is Spinal Tap (1984)

This Is Spinal Tap (1984)

Review Website Ranks:

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

“This Is Spinal Tap” shines a light on the self-contained universe of a metal band struggling to get back on the charts, including everything from its complicated history of ups and downs, gold albums, name changes and undersold concert dates, along with the full host of requisite groupies, promoters, hangers-on and historians, sessions, release events and those special behind-the-scenes moments that keep it all real.



2 ) Stand by Me (1986)

Stand by Me (1986)

Review Website Ranks:

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

After the death of a friend, a writer recounts a boyhood journey to find the body of a missing boy.



1 ) The Princess Bride (1987)

The Princess Bride (1987)

Review Website Ranks:

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

In this enchantingly cracked fairy tale, the beautiful Princess Buttercup and the dashing Westley must overcome staggering odds to find happiness amid six-fingered swordsmen, murderous princes, Sicilians and rodents of unusual size. But even death can’t stop these true lovebirds from triumphing.



Rob Reiner’s Best Movies



Rob Reiner Review Website Filmography Rankings

FilmRT CriticRT UserMC CriticMC UserIMDBLetterboxdOveral Rank
The Princess Bride (1987) 1 1 4 4 1 2 1
Stand by Me (1986) 3 1 7 2 1 1 2
This Is Spinal Tap (1984) 2 3 1 5 3 2 3
When Harry Met Sally… (1989) 5 4 5 1 7 4 4
Misery (1990) 6 4 7 3 4 4 5
Flipped (2010) 10 8 2 7 5 7 6
A Few Good Men (1992) 8 4 11 6 5 6 7
The American President (1995) 3 9 10 9 11 9 8
The Sure Thing (1985) 7 7 5 16 9 8 9
LBJ (2017) 9 14 2 7 13 11 10
The Bucket List (2007) 12 9 9 10 8 10 11
The Magic of Belle Isle (2012) 13 11 12 16 9 11 12
Ghosts of Mississippi (1996) 11 11 12 16 12 11 13
The Story of Us (1999) 15 13 12 12 16 15 14
Being Charlie (2015) 16 18 12 13 14 11 15
Shock and Awe (2018) 14 19 12 14 15 15 16
And So It Goes (2014) 18 17 12 11 17 17 17
Rumor Has It… (2005) 17 15 12 15 19 19 18
Alex & Emma (2003) 20 15 12 16 18 18 19
North (1994) 19 20 12 16 20 20 20

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