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Ranking All Of Director Robert Zemeckis’s Movies

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

We took all of the movies directed by Robert Zemeckis 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 Robert Zemeckis



20 ) Welcome to Marwen (2018)

Welcome to Marwen (2018)

Review Website Ranks:

  • Rotten Tomatoes Critic: 19
  • Rotten Tomatoes Users: 18
  • Metacritc Critic Score: 18
  • Metacritic User Score: 17
  • IMDB User Review Score: 20
  • Letterboxd User Score: 19

When a devastating attack shatters Mark Hogancamp and wipes away all memories, no one expected recovery. Putting together pieces from his old and new life, Mark meticulously creates a wondrous town named Marwen where he can heal and be heroic. As he builds an astonishing art installation — a testament to the most powerful women he knows — through his fantasy world, he draws strength to triumph in the real one.



19 ) Amazing Stories (1986)

Amazing Stories (1986)

Review Website Ranks:

  • Rotten Tomatoes Critic: 20
  • Rotten Tomatoes Users: 20
  • Metacritc Critic Score: 18
  • Metacritic User Score: 18
  • IMDB User Review Score: 15
  • Letterboxd User Score: 8

A feature film edited from three episodes of Amazing Stories (1985): The Mission, Mummy Daddy and Go to the Head of the Class



18 ) Beowulf (2007)

Beowulf (2007)

Review Website Ranks:

  • Rotten Tomatoes Critic: 11
  • Rotten Tomatoes Users: 19
  • Metacritc Critic Score: 13
  • Metacritic User Score: 16
  • IMDB User Review Score: 19
  • Letterboxd User Score: 19

6th-century Scandinavian warrior, Beowulf embarks on a mission to slay the a man-like ogre, Grendel.



17 ) What Lies Beneath (2000)

What Lies Beneath (2000)

Review Website Ranks:

  • Rotten Tomatoes Critic: 18
  • Rotten Tomatoes Users: 16
  • Metacritc Critic Score: 17
  • Metacritic User Score: 12
  • IMDB User Review Score: 15
  • Letterboxd User Score: 17

When Claire Spencer starts hearing ghostly voices and seeing spooky images, she wonders if an otherworldly spirit is trying to contact her. All the while, her husband tries to reassure her by telling her it’s all in her head. But as Claire investigates, she discovers that the man she loves might know more than he’s letting on.



16 ) The Polar Express (2004)

The Polar Express (2004)

Review Website Ranks:

  • Rotten Tomatoes Critic: 15
  • Rotten Tomatoes Users: 14
  • Metacritc Critic Score: 16
  • Metacritic User Score: 13
  • IMDB User Review Score: 15
  • Letterboxd User Score: 15

When a doubting young boy takes an extraordinary train ride to the North Pole, he embarks on a journey of self-discovery that shows him that the wonder of life never fades for those who believe.



15 ) A Christmas Carol (2009)

A Christmas Carol (2009)

Review Website Ranks:

  • Rotten Tomatoes Critic: 16
  • Rotten Tomatoes Users: 16
  • Metacritc Critic Score: 9
  • Metacritic User Score: 11
  • IMDB User Review Score: 13
  • Letterboxd User Score: 17

Miser Ebenezer Scrooge is awakened on Christmas Eve by spirits who reveal to him his own miserable existence, what opportunities he wasted in his youth, his current cruelties, and the dire fate that awaits him if he does not change his ways. Scrooge is faced with his own story of growing bitterness and meanness, and must decide what his own future will hold: death or redemption.



14 ) Allied (2016)

Allied (2016)

Review Website Ranks:

  • Rotten Tomatoes Critic: 14
  • Rotten Tomatoes Users: 13
  • Metacritc Critic Score: 12
  • Metacritic User Score: 14
  • IMDB User Review Score: 10
  • Letterboxd User Score: 15

In 1942, an intelligence officer in North Africa encounters a female French Resistance fighter on a deadly mission behind enemy lines. When they reunite in London, their relationship is tested by the pressures of war.



13 ) Death Becomes Her (1992)

Death Becomes Her (1992)

Review Website Ranks:

  • Rotten Tomatoes Critic: 17
  • Rotten Tomatoes Users: 15
  • Metacritc Critic Score: 8
  • Metacritic User Score: 10
  • IMDB User Review Score: 18
  • Letterboxd User Score: 8

Madeline is married to Ernest, who was once arch-rival Helen’s fiance. After recovering from a mental breakdown, Helen vows to kill Madeline and steal back Ernest. Unfortunately for everyone, the introduction of a magic potion causes things to be a great deal more complicated than a mere murder plot.



12 ) Used Cars (1980)

Used Cars (1980)

Review Website Ranks:

  • Rotten Tomatoes Critic: 8
  • Rotten Tomatoes Users: 11
  • Metacritc Critic Score: 11
  • Metacritic User Score: 18
  • IMDB User Review Score: 13
  • Letterboxd User Score: 8

When the owner of a struggling used car lot is killed, it’s up to the lot’s hot-shot salesman to save the property from falling into the hands of the owner’s ruthless brother and used-car rival.



11 ) I Wanna Hold Your Hand (1978)

I Wanna Hold Your Hand (1978)

Review Website Ranks:

  • Rotten Tomatoes Critic: 4
  • Rotten Tomatoes Users: 9
  • Metacritc Critic Score: 18
  • Metacritic User Score: 18
  • IMDB User Review Score: 11
  • Letterboxd User Score: 8

If they missed Beatles’ first appearance in the U.S.A. they would hate themselves for the rest of their lives! So six young girls from New Jersey set off even though they don’t have tickets for the show! The journey is full of surprises and misfortunes but the young ladies are determined to reach their idols.



10 ) Romancing the Stone (1984)

Romancing the Stone (1984)

Review Website Ranks:

  • Rotten Tomatoes Critic: 5
  • Rotten Tomatoes Users: 11
  • Metacritc Critic Score: 13
  • Metacritic User Score: 5
  • IMDB User Review Score: 11
  • Letterboxd User Score: 12

Though she can spin wild tales of passionate romance, novelist Joan Wilder has no life of her own. Then one day adventure comes her way in the form of a mysterious package. It turns out that the parcel is the ransom she’ll need to free her abducted sister, so Joan flies to South America to hand it over. But she gets on the wrong bus and winds up hopelessly stranded in the jungle.



7 ) Contact (1997)

Contact (1997)

Review Website Ranks:

  • Rotten Tomatoes Critic: 13
  • Rotten Tomatoes Users: 6
  • Metacritc Critic Score: 15
  • Metacritic User Score: 6
  • IMDB User Review Score: 6
  • Letterboxd User Score: 6

Contact is a science fiction film about an encounter with alien intelligence. Based on the novel by Carl Sagan the film starred Jodie Foster as the one chosen scientist who must make some difficult decisions between her beliefs, the truth, and reality.



7 ) The Walk (2015)

The Walk (2015)

Review Website Ranks:

  • Rotten Tomatoes Critic: 6
  • Rotten Tomatoes Users: 8
  • Metacritc Critic Score: 10
  • Metacritic User Score: 8
  • IMDB User Review Score: 8
  • Letterboxd User Score: 12

The story of French high-wire artist Philippe Petit’s attempt to cross the Twin Towers of the World Trade Center in 1974.



7 ) Flight (2012)

Flight (2012)

Review Website Ranks:

  • Rotten Tomatoes Critic: 7
  • Rotten Tomatoes Users: 10
  • Metacritc Critic Score: 6
  • Metacritic User Score: 9
  • IMDB User Review Score: 8
  • Letterboxd User Score: 12

Commercial airline pilot Whip Whitaker has a problem with drugs and alcohol, though so far he’s managed to complete his flights safely. His luck runs out when a disastrous mechanical malfunction sends his plane hurtling toward the ground. Whip pulls off a miraculous crash-landing that results in only six lives lost. Shaken to the core, Whip vows to get sober — but when the crash investigation exposes his addiction, he finds himself in an even worse situation.



6 ) Back to the Future Part III (1990)

Back to the Future Part III (1990)

Review Website Ranks:

  • Rotten Tomatoes Critic: 9
  • Rotten Tomatoes Users: 6
  • Metacritc Critic Score: 3
  • Metacritic User Score: 4
  • IMDB User Review Score: 6
  • Letterboxd User Score: 7

The final installment of the Back to the Future trilogy finds Marty digging the trusty DeLorean out of a mineshaft and looking for Doc in the Wild West of 1885. But when their time machine breaks down, the travelers are stranded in a land of spurs. More problems arise when Doc falls for pretty schoolteacher Clara Clayton, and Marty tangles with Buford Tannen.



5 ) Cast Away (2000)

Cast Away (2000)

Review Website Ranks:

  • Rotten Tomatoes Critic: 3
  • Rotten Tomatoes Users: 4
  • Metacritc Critic Score: 7
  • Metacritic User Score: 14
  • IMDB User Review Score: 3
  • Letterboxd User Score: 3

Chuck, a top international manager for FedEx, and Kelly, a Ph.D. student, are in love and heading towards marriage. Then Chuck’s plane to Malaysia ditches at sea during a terrible storm. He’s the only survivor, and he washes up on a tiny island with nothing but some flotsam and jetsam from the aircraft’s cargo.



3 ) Forrest Gump (1994)

Forrest Gump (1994)

Review Website Ranks:

  • Rotten Tomatoes Critic: 10
  • Rotten Tomatoes Users: 1
  • Metacritc Critic Score: 5
  • Metacritic User Score: 7
  • IMDB User Review Score: 1
  • Letterboxd User Score: 2

A man with a low IQ has accomplished great things in his life and been present during significant historic events—in each case, far exceeding what anyone imagined he could do. But despite all he has achieved, his one true love eludes him.



3 ) Back to the Future Part II (1989)

Back to the Future Part II (1989)

Review Website Ranks:

  • Rotten Tomatoes Critic: 12
  • Rotten Tomatoes Users: 3
  • Metacritc Critic Score: 2
  • Metacritic User Score: 3
  • IMDB User Review Score: 3
  • Letterboxd User Score: 3

Marty and Doc are at it again in this wacky sequel to the 1985 blockbuster as the time-traveling duo head to 2015 to nip some McFly family woes in the bud. But things go awry thanks to bully Biff Tannen and a pesky sports almanac. In a last-ditch attempt to set things straight, Marty finds himself bound for 1955 and face to face with his teenage parents — again.



2 ) Who Framed Roger Rabbit (1988)

Who Framed Roger Rabbit (1988)

Review Website Ranks:

  • Rotten Tomatoes Critic: 1
  • Rotten Tomatoes Users: 4
  • Metacritc Critic Score: 4
  • Metacritic User Score: 2
  • IMDB User Review Score: 5
  • Letterboxd User Score: 3

Toon star Roger is worried that his wife Jessica is playing pattycake with someone else, so the studio hires detective Eddie Valiant to snoop on her. But the stakes are quickly raised when Marvin Acme is found dead and Roger is the prime suspect.



1 ) Back to the Future (1985)

Back to the Future (1985)

Review Website Ranks:

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

Eighties teenager Marty McFly is accidentally sent back in time to 1955, inadvertently disrupting his parents’ first meeting and attracting his mother’s romantic interest. Marty must repair the damage to history by rekindling his parents’ romance and – with the help of his eccentric inventor friend Doc Brown – return to 1985.



Robert Zemeckis’s Best Movies



Robert Zemeckis Review Website Filmography Rankings

FilmRT CriticRT UserMC CriticMC UserIMDBLetterboxdOveral Rank
Back to the Future (1985) 2 2 1 1 2 1 1
Who Framed Roger Rabbit (1988) 1 4 4 2 5 3 2
Forrest Gump (1994) 10 1 5 7 1 2 3
Back to the Future Part II (1989) 12 3 2 3 3 3 3
Cast Away (2000) 3 4 7 14 3 3 5
Back to the Future Part III (1990) 9 6 3 4 6 7 6
Contact (1997) 13 6 15 6 6 6 7
The Walk (2015) 6 8 10 8 8 12 7
Flight (2012) 7 10 6 9 8 12 7
Romancing the Stone (1984) 5 11 13 5 11 12 10
I Wanna Hold Your Hand (1978) 4 9 18 18 11 8 11
Used Cars (1980) 8 11 11 18 13 8 12
Death Becomes Her (1992) 17 15 8 10 18 8 13
Allied (2016) 14 13 12 14 10 15 14
A Christmas Carol (2009) 16 16 9 11 13 17 15
The Polar Express (2004) 15 14 16 13 15 15 16
What Lies Beneath (2000) 18 16 17 12 15 17 17
Beowulf (2007) 11 19 13 16 19 19 18
Amazing Stories (1986) 20 20 18 18 15 8 19
Welcome to Marwen (2018) 19 18 18 17 20 19 20

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