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Ranking All Of Director Ruben Östlund’s Movies

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

We took all of the movies directed by Ruben Östlund 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 Ruben Östlund



7 ) Let the Others Deal With Love (2001)

	Let the Others Deal With Love (2001)

Review Website Ranks:

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

Do you remember when we were in the Alps together? All the lads, like one big family. That’s how you were supposed to live. It doesn’t have to be harder than that. But suddenly life comes creeping up on you, and with it, the realization that nothing lasts forever.



6 ) Gitarrmongot (2004)

	Gitarrmongot (2004)

Review Website Ranks:

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

The Guitar Mongoloid is a 2004 Swedish film directed by Ruben Östlund, about different people living outside the norms in the fictional city Jöteborg, strikingly similar to real-life Göteborg. Although not a documentary, most of the people seen in the film are non-actors more or less playing themselves.



5 ) Incident by a Bank (2010)

	Incident by a Bank (2010)

Review Website Ranks:

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

An attempted bank robbery. Follows the thought process of two confused witnesses, the filmographer and the producer.



4 ) Involuntary (2008)

	Involuntary (2008)

Review Website Ranks:

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

It’s almost summer in Sweden and minor indiscretions and misbehavior abound. Leffe likes to show off for his friends and play salacious pranks, especially when he’s drinking. Meanwhile, a righteous grade-school teacher doesn’t know where to draw the line: she insists her fellow educators need a bit of instruction. Then there are two young teenage girls who like to pose for sexy photos and to party, but one night in a park, one of them is found passed out drunk by a complete stranger.



3 ) The Square (2017)

	The Square (2017)

Review Website Ranks:

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

A prestigious Stockholm museum’s chief art curator finds himself in times of both professional and personal crisis as he attempts to set up a controversial new exhibit.



2 ) Play (2011)

	Play (2011)

Review Website Ranks:

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

In central Gothenburg, Sweden, a group of boys, aged 12-14, robbed other children on about 40 occasions between 2006 and 2008. The thieves used an elaborate scheme called the ‘little brother number’ or ‘brother trick’, involving advanced role-play and gang rhetoric rather than physical violence.



1 ) Force Majeure (2014)

	Force Majeure (2014)

Review Website Ranks:

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

While holidaying in the French Alps, a Swedish family deals with acts of cowardliness as an avalanche breaks out.



Ruben Östlund’s Best Movies



Ruben Östlund Review Website Filmography Rankings

FilmRT CriticRT UserMC CriticMC UserIMDBLetterboxdOveral Rank
Force Majeure (2014) 1 1 1 1 1 1 1
Play (2011) 3 2 2 3 3 2 2
The Square (2017) 2 4 4 2 2 2 3
Involuntary (2008) 3 5 3 3 3 2 4
Incident by a Bank (2010) 5 3 5 3 5 5 5
Gitarrmongot (2004) 5 6 5 3 7 6 6
Let the Others Deal With Love (2001) 5 7 5 3 6 7 7

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