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Ranking All Of Director Steven Soderbergh’s Movies

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

We took all of the movies directed by Steven Soderbergh 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 Steven Soderbergh



33 ) Full Frontal (2002)

Full Frontal (2002)

Review Website Ranks:

  • Rotten Tomatoes Critic: 29
  • Rotten Tomatoes Users: 32
  • Metacritc Critic Score: 29
  • Metacritic User Score: 25
  • IMDB User Review Score: 33
  • Letterboxd User Score: 32

A contemporary comedy set in Los Angeles, Full Frontal traces the complicated relationship among seven friends as they deal with the fragile connections that bind them together. Full Frontal takes place during a twenty-four hour period – a day in the life of missed connections.



32 ) The Last Time I Saw Michael Gregg (2011)

The Last Time I Saw Michael Gregg (2011)

Review Website Ranks:

  • Rotten Tomatoes Critic: 32
  • Rotten Tomatoes Users: 33
  • Metacritc Critic Score: 31
  • Metacritic User Score: 25
  • IMDB User Review Score: 14
  • Letterboxd User Score: 33

A theatre company in Sydney tries to stage a new play despite the sudden and mysterious disappearance of the director.



31 ) Eros (2004)

Eros (2004)

Review Website Ranks:

  • Rotten Tomatoes Critic: 30
  • Rotten Tomatoes Users: 26
  • Metacritc Critic Score: 27
  • Metacritic User Score: 14
  • IMDB User Review Score: 30
  • Letterboxd User Score: 26

A three-part anthology film about love and sexuality: a menage-a-trois between a couple and a young woman on the coast of Tuscany; an advertising executive under enormous pressure at work, who, during visits to his psychiatrist, is pulled to delve into the possible reasons why his stress seems to manifest itself in a recurring erotic dream; and a story of unrequited love about a beautiful, 1960s high-end call girl in an impossible affair with her young tailor.



30 ) The Girlfriend Experience (2009)

The Girlfriend Experience (2009)

Review Website Ranks:

  • Rotten Tomatoes Critic: 22
  • Rotten Tomatoes Users: 30
  • Metacritc Critic Score: 17
  • Metacritic User Score: 22
  • IMDB User Review Score: 32
  • Letterboxd User Score: 26

Chelsea is an in-demand call girl whose $2,000 an hour price tag allows her to live in New York’s lap of luxury. Besides her beauty and sexual skill, Chelsea offers her clients companionship and conversation, or, as she dubs it, “the girlfriend experience.” With her successful business and a devoted, live-in boyfriend, Chelsea thinks she has it made… until a new client rocks her world.



28 ) Mosaic (2018)

Mosaic (2018)

Review Website Ranks:

  • Rotten Tomatoes Critic: 32
  • Rotten Tomatoes Users: 25
  • Metacritc Critic Score: 31
  • Metacritic User Score: 25
  • IMDB User Review Score: 23
  • Letterboxd User Score: 9

Explore the psychological underpinnings of love and murder in a small mountain resort town while following popular children’s book author and illustrator Olivia Lake, whose literary success makes her a local celebrity in the tight-knit community.



28 ) The Underneath (1995)

The Underneath (1995)

Review Website Ranks:

  • Rotten Tomatoes Critic: 24
  • Rotten Tomatoes Users: 29
  • Metacritc Critic Score: 15
  • Metacritic User Score: 25
  • IMDB User Review Score: 26
  • Letterboxd User Score: 26

Michael Chambers has come home to Austin, Texas. To the mother who’s starting a new life and the brother driven by old jealousies. To the places he remembers and the memories he can’t forget. And to Rachel, the woman he married and then betrayed with his passion for gambling. Now she’s together with Tommy Dundee, a man no one trifles with. He takes care of her in a way Michael never could, but there’s a price for his attention and Rachel knows this. And when Michael devises a plan to get Rachel out from under Tommy’s control, they become entangled in a web of intrigue, danger and desire from which no one escapes unscathed.



27 ) The Good German (2006)

The Good German (2006)

Review Website Ranks:

  • Rotten Tomatoes Critic: 31
  • Rotten Tomatoes Users: 31
  • Metacritc Critic Score: 13
  • Metacritic User Score: 8
  • IMDB User Review Score: 28
  • Letterboxd User Score: 31

An American journalist arrives in Berlin just after the end of World War Two. He becomes involved in a murder mystery surrounding a dead GI who washes up at a lakeside mansion during the Potsdam negotiations between the Allied powers. Soon his investigation connects with his search for his married pre-war German lover.



26 ) Ocean’s Twelve (2004)

Ocean's Twelve (2004)

Review Website Ranks:

  • Rotten Tomatoes Critic: 26
  • Rotten Tomatoes Users: 20
  • Metacritc Critic Score: 26
  • Metacritic User Score: 10
  • IMDB User Review Score: 21
  • Letterboxd User Score: 25

Danny Ocean reunites with his old flame and the rest of his merry band of thieves in carrying out three huge heists in Rome, Paris and Amsterdam – but a Europol agent is hot on their heels.



24 ) Kafka (1991)

Kafka (1991)

Review Website Ranks:

  • Rotten Tomatoes Critic: 28
  • Rotten Tomatoes Users: 13
  • Metacritc Critic Score: 28
  • Metacritic User Score: 25
  • IMDB User Review Score: 14
  • Letterboxd User Score: 18

Kafka, an insurance worker gets embroiled in an underground group after a co-worker is murdered. The underground group is responsible for bombings all over town, attempting to thwart a secret organization that controls the major events in society. He eventually penetrates the secret organization and must confront them.



24 ) Solaris (2002)

Solaris (2002)

Review Website Ranks:

  • Rotten Tomatoes Critic: 22
  • Rotten Tomatoes Users: 22
  • Metacritc Critic Score: 19
  • Metacritic User Score: 15
  • IMDB User Review Score: 26
  • Letterboxd User Score: 22

A troubled psychologist is sent to investigate the crew of an isolated research station orbiting a bizarre planet.



23 ) The Informant! (2009)

The Informant! (2009)

Review Website Ranks:

  • Rotten Tomatoes Critic: 14
  • Rotten Tomatoes Users: 27
  • Metacritc Critic Score: 17
  • Metacritic User Score: 24
  • IMDB User Review Score: 21
  • Letterboxd User Score: 22

A rising star at agri-industry giant Archer Daniels Midland (ADM), Mark Whitacre suddenly turns whistleblower. Even as he exposes his company’s multi-national price-fixing conspiracy to the FBI, Whitacre envisions himself being hailed as a hero of the common man and handed a promotion.



22 ) Haywire (2011)

Haywire (2011)

Review Website Ranks:

  • Rotten Tomatoes Critic: 14
  • Rotten Tomatoes Users: 28
  • Metacritc Critic Score: 16
  • Metacritic User Score: 8
  • IMDB User Review Score: 31
  • Letterboxd User Score: 26

Mallory Kane is a highly trained operative who works for a government security contractor in the dirtiest, most dangerous corners of the world. After successfully freeing a Chinese journalist held hostage, she is double crossed and left for dead by someone close to her in her own agency. Suddenly the target of skilled assassins who know her every move, Mallory must find the truth in order to stay alive.



21 ) Magic Mike (2012)

Magic Mike (2012)

Review Website Ranks:

  • Rotten Tomatoes Critic: 14
  • Rotten Tomatoes Users: 20
  • Metacritc Critic Score: 12
  • Metacritic User Score: 21
  • IMDB User Review Score: 28
  • Letterboxd User Score: 26

Mike, an experienced stripper, takes a younger performer called The Kid under his wing and schools him in the arts of partying, picking up women, and making easy money.



20 ) Unsane (2018)

Unsane (2018)

Review Website Ranks:

  • Rotten Tomatoes Critic: 14
  • Rotten Tomatoes Users: 23
  • Metacritc Critic Score: 22
  • Metacritic User Score: 20
  • IMDB User Review Score: 23
  • Letterboxd User Score: 18

A woman is involuntarily committed to a mental institution where she is confronted by her greatest fear.



19 ) Bubble (2005)

Bubble (2005)

Review Website Ranks:

  • Rotten Tomatoes Critic: 19
  • Rotten Tomatoes Users: 19
  • Metacritc Critic Score: 22
  • Metacritic User Score: 19
  • IMDB User Review Score: 19
  • Letterboxd User Score: 18

Set against the backdrop of a decaying Midwestern town, a murder becomes the focal point of three people who work in a doll factory.



18 ) Gray’s Anatomy (1996)

Gray's Anatomy (1996)

Review Website Ranks:

  • Rotten Tomatoes Critic: 27
  • Rotten Tomatoes Users: 8
  • Metacritc Critic Score: 25
  • Metacritic User Score: 25
  • IMDB User Review Score: 14
  • Letterboxd User Score: 9

The film documents, in an often dramatic and humorous fashion, Gray’s investigations into alternative medicine for an eye condition (Macular pucker) he had developed.



17 ) Ocean’s Thirteen (2007)

Ocean's Thirteen (2007)

Review Website Ranks:

  • Rotten Tomatoes Critic: 20
  • Rotten Tomatoes Users: 8
  • Metacritc Critic Score: 24
  • Metacritic User Score: 18
  • IMDB User Review Score: 14
  • Letterboxd User Score: 22

Danny Ocean’s team of criminals are back and composing a plan more personal than ever. When ruthless casino owner Willy Bank doublecrosses Reuben Tishkoff, causing a heart attack, Danny Ocean vows that he and his team will do anything to bring down Willy Bank along with everything he’s got. Even if it means asking for help from an enemy.



16 ) Schizopolis (1996)

Schizopolis (1996)

Review Website Ranks:

  • Rotten Tomatoes Critic: 24
  • Rotten Tomatoes Users: 3
  • Metacritc Critic Score: 30
  • Metacritic User Score: 25
  • IMDB User Review Score: 10
  • Letterboxd User Score: 9

A man works for the unpleasant guru of a Scientology-like movement.



15 ) High Flying Bird (2019)

High Flying Bird (2019)

Review Website Ranks:

  • Rotten Tomatoes Critic: 4
  • Rotten Tomatoes Users: 24
  • Metacritc Critic Score: 5
  • Metacritic User Score: 22
  • IMDB User Review Score: 25
  • Letterboxd User Score: 15

During an NBA lockout, a sports agent, Ray Burke, presents his rookie client, Erick Scott, with an intriguing and controversial business opportunity.



14 ) Che: Part Two (2009)

Che: Part Two (2009)

Review Website Ranks:

  • Rotten Tomatoes Critic: 18
  • Rotten Tomatoes Users: 17
  • Metacritc Critic Score: 20
  • Metacritic User Score: 10
  • IMDB User Review Score: 14
  • Letterboxd User Score: 15

After the Cuban Revolution, Che is at the height of his fame and power. Then he disappears, re-emerging incognito in Bolivia, where he organizes a small group of Cuban comrades and Bolivian recruits to start the great Latin American Revolution. Through this story, we come to understand how Che remains a symbol of idealism and heroism that lives in the hearts of people around the world.



13 ) Behind the Candelabra (2013)

Behind the Candelabra (2013)

Review Website Ranks:

  • Rotten Tomatoes Critic: 3
  • Rotten Tomatoes Users: 15
  • Metacritc Critic Score: 31
  • Metacritic User Score: 25
  • IMDB User Review Score: 10
  • Letterboxd User Score: 9

Based on the autobiographical novel, the tempestuous 6-year relationship between Liberace and his (much younger) lover, Scott Thorson, is recounted.



12 ) Contagion (2011)

Contagion (2011)

Review Website Ranks:

  • Rotten Tomatoes Critic: 10
  • Rotten Tomatoes Users: 18
  • Metacritc Critic Score: 14
  • Metacritic User Score: 10
  • IMDB User Review Score: 19
  • Letterboxd User Score: 18

As an epidemic of a lethal airborne virus – that kills within days – rapidly grows, the worldwide medical community races to find a cure and control the panic that spreads faster than the virus itself.



11 ) Che: Part One (2008)

Che: Part One (2008)

Review Website Ranks:

  • Rotten Tomatoes Critic: 21
  • Rotten Tomatoes Users: 8
  • Metacritc Critic Score: 20
  • Metacritic User Score: 10
  • IMDB User Review Score: 5
  • Letterboxd User Score: 5

The Argentine, begins as Che and a band of Cuban exiles (led by Fidel Castro) reach the Cuban shore from Mexico in 1956. Within two years, they mobilized popular support and an army and toppled the U.S.-friendly regime of dictator Fulgencio Batista.



10 ) Side Effects (2013)

Side Effects (2013)

Review Website Ranks:

  • Rotten Tomatoes Critic: 12
  • Rotten Tomatoes Users: 16
  • Metacritc Critic Score: 8
  • Metacritic User Score: 5
  • IMDB User Review Score: 8
  • Letterboxd User Score: 15

A woman turns to prescription medication as a way of handling her anxiety concerning her husband’s upcoming release from prison.



9 ) Logan Lucky (2017)

Logan Lucky (2017)

Review Website Ranks:

  • Rotten Tomatoes Critic: 7
  • Rotten Tomatoes Users: 8
  • Metacritc Critic Score: 5
  • Metacritic User Score: 15
  • IMDB User Review Score: 10
  • Letterboxd User Score: 9

Trying to reverse a family curse, brothers Jimmy and Clyde Logan set out to execute an elaborate robbery during the legendary Coca-Cola 600 race at the Charlotte Motor Speedway.



8 ) The Limey (1999)

The Limey (1999)

Review Website Ranks:

  • Rotten Tomatoes Critic: 4
  • Rotten Tomatoes Users: 7
  • Metacritc Critic Score: 10
  • Metacritic User Score: 17
  • IMDB User Review Score: 8
  • Letterboxd User Score: 5

The Limey follows Wilson, a tough English ex-con who travels to Los Angeles to avenge his daughter’s death. Upon arrival, Wilson goes to task battling Valentine and an army of L.A.’s toughest criminals, hoping to find clues and piece together what happened. After surviving a near-death beating, getting thrown from a building and being chased down a dangerous mountain road, the Englishman decides to dole out some bodily harm of his own.



7 ) And Everything Is Going Fine (2010)

And Everything Is Going Fine (2010)

Review Website Ranks:

  • Rotten Tomatoes Critic: 9
  • Rotten Tomatoes Users: 14
  • Metacritc Critic Score: 7
  • Metacritic User Score: 5
  • IMDB User Review Score: 5
  • Letterboxd User Score: 5

From the first time he performed Swimming to Cambodia – the one-man account of his experience of making the 1984 film The Killing Fields – Spalding Gray made the art of the monologue his own. Drawing unstintingly on the most intimate aspects of his own life, his shows were vibrant, hilarious and moving. His death came tragically early, in 2004; this compilation of interview and performance footage nails his idiosyncratic and irreplaceable brilliance.



6 ) Erin Brockovich (2000)

Erin Brockovich (2000)

Review Website Ranks:

  • Rotten Tomatoes Critic: 10
  • Rotten Tomatoes Users: 3
  • Metacritc Critic Score: 10
  • Metacritic User Score: 4
  • IMDB User Review Score: 4
  • Letterboxd User Score: 9

A twice-divorced mother of three who sees an injustice, takes on the bad guy and wins — with a little help from her push-up bra. Erin goes to work for an attorney and comes across medical records describing illnesses clustered in one nearby town. She starts investigating and soon exposes a monumental cover-up.



5 ) Out of Sight (1998)

Out of Sight (1998)

Review Website Ranks:

  • Rotten Tomatoes Critic: 4
  • Rotten Tomatoes Users: 12
  • Metacritc Critic Score: 4
  • Metacritic User Score: 3
  • IMDB User Review Score: 10
  • Letterboxd User Score: 2

Meet Jack Foley, a smooth criminal who bends the law and is determined to make one last heist. Karen Sisco is a federal marshal who chooses all the right moves … and all the wrong guys. Now they’re willing to risk it all to find out if there’s more between them than just the law.



4 ) King of the Hill (1993)

King of the Hill (1993)

Review Website Ranks:

  • Rotten Tomatoes Critic: 1
  • Rotten Tomatoes Users: 2
  • Metacritc Critic Score: 1
  • Metacritic User Score: 25
  • IMDB User Review Score: 2
  • Letterboxd User Score: 2

Based on the Depression-era bildungsroman memoir of writer A. E. Hotchner, the film follows the story of a boy struggling to survive on his own in a hotel in St. Louis after his mother is committed to a sanatorium with tuberculosis. His father, a German immigrant and traveling salesman working for the Hamilton Watch Company, is off on long trips from which the boy cannot be certain he will return.



3 ) Ocean’s Eleven (2001)

Ocean's Eleven (2001)

Review Website Ranks:

  • Rotten Tomatoes Critic: 12
  • Rotten Tomatoes Users: 5
  • Metacritc Critic Score: 9
  • Metacritic User Score: 2
  • IMDB User Review Score: 1
  • Letterboxd User Score: 1

Less than 24 hours into his parole, charismatic thief Danny Ocean is already rolling out his next plan: In one night, Danny’s hand-picked crew of specialists will attempt to steal more than $150 million from three Las Vegas casinos. But to score the cash, Danny risks his chances of reconciling with ex-wife, Tess.



2 ) sex, lies, and videotape (1989)

sex, lies, and videotape (1989)

Review Website Ranks:

  • Rotten Tomatoes Critic: 2
  • Rotten Tomatoes Users: 6
  • Metacritc Critic Score: 1
  • Metacritic User Score: 7
  • IMDB User Review Score: 5
  • Letterboxd User Score: 2

A sexually repressed woman’s husband is having an affair with her sister. The arrival of a visitor with a rather unusual fetish changes everything.



1 ) Traffic (2000)

Traffic (2000)

Review Website Ranks:

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

An exploration of the United States of America’s war on drugs from multiple perspectives. For the new head of the Office of National Drug Control Policy, the war becomes personal when he discovers his well-educated daughter is abusing cocaine within their comfortable suburban home. In Mexico, a flawed, but noble policeman agrees to testify against a powerful general in league with a cartel, and in San Diego, a drug kingpin’s sheltered trophy wife must learn her husband’s ruthless business after he is arrested, endangering her luxurious lifestyle.



Steven Soderbergh’s Best Movies



Steven Soderbergh Review Website Filmography Rankings

FilmRT CriticRT UserMC CriticMC UserIMDBLetterboxdOveral Rank
Traffic (2000) 7 1 1 1 2 5 1
sex, lies, and videotape (1989) 2 6 1 7 5 2 2
Ocean’s Eleven (2001) 12 5 9 2 1 1 3
King of the Hill (1993) 1 2 1 25 2 2 4
Out of Sight (1998) 4 12 4 3 10 2 5
Erin Brockovich (2000) 10 3 10 4 4 9 6
And Everything Is Going Fine (2010) 9 14 7 5 5 5 7
The Limey (1999) 4 7 10 17 8 5 8
Logan Lucky (2017) 7 8 5 15 10 9 9
Side Effects (2013) 12 16 8 5 8 15 10
Che: Part One (2008) 21 8 20 10 5 5 11
Contagion (2011) 10 18 14 10 19 18 12
Behind the Candelabra (2013) 3 15 31 25 10 9 13
Che: Part Two (2009) 18 17 20 10 14 15 14
High Flying Bird (2019) 4 24 5 22 25 15 15
Schizopolis (1996) 24 3 30 25 10 9 16
Ocean’s Thirteen (2007) 20 8 24 18 14 22 17
Gray’s Anatomy (1996) 27 8 25 25 14 9 18
Bubble (2005) 19 19 22 19 19 18 19
Unsane (2018) 14 23 22 20 23 18 20
Magic Mike (2012) 14 20 12 21 28 26 21
Haywire (2011) 14 28 16 8 31 26 22
The Informant! (2009) 14 27 17 24 21 22 23
Kafka (1991) 28 13 28 25 14 18 24
Solaris (2002) 22 22 19 15 26 22 24
Ocean’s Twelve (2004) 26 20 26 10 21 25 26
The Good German (2006) 31 31 13 8 28 31 27
Mosaic (2018) 32 25 31 25 23 9 28
The Underneath (1995) 24 29 15 25 26 26 28
The Girlfriend Experience (2009) 22 30 17 22 32 26 30
Eros (2004) 30 26 27 14 30 26 31
The Last Time I Saw Michael Gregg (2011) 32 33 31 25 14 33 32
Full Frontal (2002) 29 32 29 25 33 32 33

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