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Ranking All Of Director Sam Raimi’s Movies

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

We took all of the movies directed by Sam Raimi 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.

Happy Viewing!



The Top Film’s Of Sam Raimi



14 ) Crimewave (1985)

	Crimewave (1985)

Review Website Ranks:

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

Fed up of his business partner, Ernest Trend hires the services of two exterminators. When things go drastically wrong and they murder the wrong man, the race is on to frame an innocent video surveillance man.



13 ) Oz the Great and Powerful (2013)

	Oz the Great and Powerful (2013)

Review Website Ranks:

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

Oscar Diggs, a small-time circus illusionist and con-artist, is whisked from Kansas to the Land of Oz where the inhabitants assume he’s the great wizard of prophecy, there to save Oz from the clutches of evil.



12 ) Spider-Man 3 (2007)

	Spider-Man 3 (2007)

Review Website Ranks:

  • Rotten Tomatoes Critic: 9
  • Rotten Tomatoes Users: 13
  • Metacritc Critic Score: 10
  • Metacritic User Score: 11
  • IMDB User Review Score: 13
  • Letterboxd User Score: 13

The seemingly invincible Spider-Man goes up against an all-new crop of villains—including the shape-shifting Sandman. While Spider-Man’s superpowers are altered by an alien organism, his alter ego, Peter Parker, deals with nemesis Eddie Brock and also gets caught up in a love triangle.



11 ) For Love of the Game (1999)

	For Love of the Game (1999)

Review Website Ranks:

  • Rotten Tomatoes Critic: 13
  • Rotten Tomatoes Users: 6
  • Metacritc Critic Score: 6
  • Metacritic User Score: 8
  • IMDB User Review Score: 8
  • Letterboxd User Score: 11

A baseball legend almost finished with his distinguished career at the age of forty has one last chance to prove who he is, what he is capable of, and win the heart of the woman he has loved for the past four years.



10 ) The Gift (2000)

	The Gift (2000)

Review Website Ranks:

  • Rotten Tomatoes Critic: 11
  • Rotten Tomatoes Users: 11
  • Metacritc Critic Score: 12
  • Metacritic User Score: 1
  • IMDB User Review Score: 7
  • Letterboxd User Score: 9

When a local woman disappears and the police can’t seem to find any leads, her father turns to a poor young woman with psychic powers. Slowly she starts having visions of the woman chained and in a pond. Her visions lead to the body and the arrest of an abusive husband, but did he really do it?



9 ) The Quick and the Dead (1995)

	The Quick and the Dead (1995)

Review Website Ranks:

  • Rotten Tomatoes Critic: 11
  • Rotten Tomatoes Users: 12
  • Metacritc Critic Score: 1
  • Metacritic User Score: 3
  • IMDB User Review Score: 10
  • Letterboxd User Score: 9

A mysterious woman comes to compete in a quick-draw elimination tournament, in a town taken over by a notorious gunman.



8 ) Darkman (1990)

	Darkman (1990)

Review Website Ranks:

  • Rotten Tomatoes Critic: 7
  • Rotten Tomatoes Users: 9
  • Metacritc Critic Score: 11
  • Metacritic User Score: 1
  • IMDB User Review Score: 10
  • Letterboxd User Score: 7

Dr. Peyton Westlake is on the verge of realizing a major breakthrough in synthetic skin when his laboratory is destroyed by gangsters. Having been burned beyond recognition and forever altered by an experimental medical procedure, Westlake becomes known as Darkman, assuming alternate identities in his quest for revenge and a new life with a former love.



7 ) Drag Me to Hell (2009)

	Drag Me to Hell (2009)

Review Website Ranks:

  • Rotten Tomatoes Critic: 4
  • Rotten Tomatoes Users: 8
  • Metacritc Critic Score: 2
  • Metacritic User Score: 8
  • IMDB User Review Score: 8
  • Letterboxd User Score: 7

After denying a woman the extension she needs to keep her home, loan officer Christine Brown sees her once-promising life take a startling turn for the worse. Christine is convinced she’s been cursed by a Gypsy, but her boyfriend is skeptical. Her only hope seems to lie in a psychic who claims he can help her lift the curse and keep her soul from being dragged straight to hell.



6 ) Spider-Man (2002)

	Spider-Man (2002)

Review Website Ranks:

  • Rotten Tomatoes Critic: 5
  • Rotten Tomatoes Users: 7
  • Metacritc Critic Score: 7
  • Metacritic User Score: 4
  • IMDB User Review Score: 5
  • Letterboxd User Score: 6

After being bitten by a genetically altered spider, nerdy high school student Peter Parker is endowed with amazing powers.



5 ) Spider-Man 2 (2004)

	Spider-Man 2 (2004)

Review Website Ranks:

  • Rotten Tomatoes Critic: 3
  • Rotten Tomatoes Users: 4
  • Metacritc Critic Score: 2
  • Metacritic User Score: 13
  • IMDB User Review Score: 5
  • Letterboxd User Score: 5

Peter Parker is going through a major identity crisis. Burned out from being Spider-Man, he decides to shelve his superhero alter ego, which leaves the city suffering in the wake of carnage left by the evil Doc Ock. In the meantime, Parker still can’t act on his feelings for Mary Jane Watson, a girl he’s loved since childhood.



4 ) A Simple Plan (1998)

	A Simple Plan (1998)

Review Website Ranks:

  • Rotten Tomatoes Critic: 5
  • Rotten Tomatoes Users: 5
  • Metacritc Critic Score: 5
  • Metacritic User Score: 10
  • IMDB User Review Score: 3
  • Letterboxd User Score: 2

Captivated by the lure of sudden wealth, the quiet rural lives of two brothers erupt into conflicts of greed, paranoia and distrust when over $4 million in cash is discovered at the remote site of a downed small airplane. Their simple plan to retain the money while avoiding detection opens a Pandora’s box when the fear of getting caught triggers panicked behavior and leads to virulent consequences.



2 ) Army of Darkness (1992)

	Army of Darkness (1992)

Review Website Ranks:

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

A man is accidentally transported to 1300 A.D., where he must battle an army of the dead and retrieve the Necronomicon so he can return home.



2 ) The Evil Dead (1981)

	The Evil Dead (1981)

Review Website Ranks:

  • Rotten Tomatoes Critic: 2
  • Rotten Tomatoes Users: 3
  • Metacritc Critic Score: 8
  • Metacritic User Score: 5
  • IMDB User Review Score: 3
  • Letterboxd User Score: 2

When a group of college students finds a mysterious book and recording in the old wilderness cabin they’ve rented for the weekend, they unwittingly unleash a demonic force from the surrounding forest.



1 ) Evil Dead II (1987)

	Evil Dead II (1987)

Review Website Ranks:

  • Rotten Tomatoes Critic: 1
  • Rotten Tomatoes Users: 1
  • Metacritc Critic Score: 9
  • Metacritic User Score: 6
  • IMDB User Review Score: 1
  • Letterboxd User Score: 1

Ash Williams and his girlfriend Linda find a log cabin in the woods with a voice recording from an archeologist who had recorded himself reciting ancient chants from “The Book of the Dead.” As they play the recording an evil power is unleashed taking over Linda’s body.



Sam Raimi’s Best Movies


 


Sam Raimi Review Website Filmography Rankings

FilmRT CriticRT UserMC CriticMC UserIMDBLetterboxdOveral Rank
Evil Dead II (1987) 1 1 9 6 1 1 1
Army of Darkness (1992) 8 2 2 7 2 2 2
The Evil Dead (1981) 2 3 8 5 3 2 2
A Simple Plan (1998) 5 5 5 10 3 2 4
Spider-Man 2 (2004) 3 4 2 13 5 5 5
Spider-Man (2002) 5 7 7 4 5 6 6
Drag Me to Hell (2009) 4 8 2 8 8 7 7
Darkman (1990) 7 9 11 1 10 7 8
The Quick and the Dead (1995) 11 12 1 3 10 9 9
The Gift (2000) 11 11 12 1 7 9 10
For Love of the Game (1999) 13 6 6 8 8 11 11
Spider-Man 3 (2007) 9 13 10 11 13 13 12
Oz the Great and Powerful (2013) 10 10 13 12 12 13 13
Crimewave (1985) 14 14 14 13 14 12 14

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