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List of Alfonso Cuarón Movies: Ranked Best To Worst

1. Pan's Labyrinth (2006)
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Pan's Labyrinth
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In 1944 Francoist Spain, a young girl, Ofelia and her pregnant sickly mother Carmen move in their new home with Ofelia's stepfather, the Falangist Captain Vidal. A fairy leads Ofelia to meet a faun who tells her that she is the reincarnation of Princess Moanna of the Underground Kingdom. However, to return to her kingdom, she must complete three dangerous tasks.

As:
Producer
Genres:
Drama, War, Fantasy
Star Cast:
Maribel Verdú, Ariadna Gil, Sergi López, Doug Jones, Ivana Baquero
Awards:
BAFTA Award for Best Film not in the English Language
2. Children of Men (2006)
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Children of Men
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Children of Men takes us to a dystopian future in the year 2027, where human beings are no longer able to procreate, as a result of infertility. The film revolves around Theo Faron, who helps a woman found mysteriously pregnant, in transporting her to safety. 

As:
Director, Writer
Director:
Alfonso Cuarón
Genres:
Sci-Fi, Drama, Thriller
3. Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban (2004)
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Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban
PG
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Beginning his third year of study at Hogwarts, Harry Potter learns that Sirius Black, dangerous murderer and supporter of the dark wizard Lord Voldemort, has escaped from Azkaban Prison. Presuming that he would target Harry, foul soulless creatures called dementors guard the gates of the school as new teacher Professor Lupin teaches him how to defend against dementors.

As:
Director
Director:
Alfonso Cuarón
Genres:
Mystery, Fantasy, Family, Adventure
Awards:
BAFTA Award for Best Feature Film
4. Roma (2018)
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Roma
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Cleo Gutiérrez helps the affluent family of Sofia and Antonio take care of their four young children. However, things get complicated when Cleo becomes pregnant and Antonio also leaves Sofia for a younger woman. With ongoing clashes between Los Halcones and students in Mexico, their lives will never be the same. 

As:
Producer, Director, Writer
Director:
Alfonso Cuarón
Genres:
Drama
Star Cast:
Marina de Tavira, Marco Graf, Yalitza Aparicio, Daniela Demesa, Diego Cortina Autrey
Awards:
Academy Award for Best Achievement in Directing, Academy Award for Best Achievement in Cinematography, Golden Globe Award for Best Director - Motion Picture, BAFTA Award for Best Film, BAFTA Award for Best Film Not in the English Language, BAFTA Award for Best Cinematography, BAFTA Award for
5. Gravity (2013)
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Gravity
PG-13
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Astronauts Dr. Ryan Stone and Matt Kowalski are left stranded in outer space while aboard a NASA space shuttle, due to flying debris from a Russian attack. Gravity is the saga of their survival against all odds.

As:
Producer, Director, Writer
Director:
Alfonso Cuarón
Genres:
Thriller, Sci-Fi, Adventure, Drama
Star Cast:
Sandra Bullock, George Clooney, Ed Harris, Orto Ignatiussen, Phaldut Sharma
Awards:
Academy Award for Best Achievement in Directing, Academy Award for Best Achievement in Film Editing, Golden Globe Award for Best Director - Motion Picture, BAFTA Award for
6. Y Tu Mamá También (2001)
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Y Tu Mamá También
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Two late teen boys, Tenoch and Julio, try to impress an older, lively Luisa with their plan of a road trip to a fabulous beach, which actually doesn’t exist. When she expresses her desire to join, the three start on a trip to a non-existent place. Along the way, they discover a lot about life, love, friendship and also, about themselves. 

As:
Producer, Director, Writer
Director:
Alfonso Cuarón
Genres:
Drama, Comedy, Adventure, Romance
Star Cast:
Diego Luna, Daniel Giménez Cacho, Gael García Bernal, Ana López Mercado, Nathan Grinberg
7. A Little Princess (1995)
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A Little Princess
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After her father enlists in the First World War, Sara is sent to a strict boarding school. However, he soon goes missing, and is presumed to be dead after some time. Hearing this news, the headmistress of the school decides to force Sara to become a servant as she will not be receiving any more money.

As:
Director
Director:
Alfonso Cuarón
Genres:
Drama, Fantasy, Family
Star Cast:
Camilla Belle, Arthur Malet, Eleanor Bron, Liam Cunningham, Liesel Matthews
8. Vengeance Is Mine (1983)
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Vengeance Is Mine
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As:
Director, Writer
Director:
Alfonso Cuarón, Carlos Marcovich
Genres:
Short, Drama
9. Biutiful (2010)
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Biutiful
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This is the story of Uxbal, a single father of two children, who earns his living by procuring work for illegal immigrants and also by acting as a psychic media to the dead. His dearly loves his children and therefore when he is diagnosed with terminal prostate cancer, he becomes anxious for their fate.  The film depicts his struggle, reconciling his fatherhood and love with crime and guilt.   

As:
Producer
Director:
Alejandro G. Iñárritu
Genres:
Romance, Drama
Star Cast:
Javier Bardem, Eduard Fernández, Maricel Álvarez, Hanaa Bouchaib, Guillermo Estrella
10. Who's He Anyway (1983)
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Who's He Anyway
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As:
Director, Writer
Director:
Alfonso Cuarón
Genres:
Drama, Short
Star Cast:
Mariana Elizondo, Silvia Alvarado, Alejandro Marcovich
11. Paris, je t'aime (2006)
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Paris, je t'aime
R
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Also known as Paris, I love You, it is an anthology film comprising of eighteen short films which are set in the different arrondissements of Paris. Directed by visionary directors from all around the world, these eighteen short films are incredibly humane depictions of life in Paris, which resonate universal themes of love, life, and loss. 

As:
Director, Writer
Director:
Olivier Assayas, Frédéric Auburtin, Emmanuel Benbihy, Gurinder Chadha, Sylvain Chomet
Genres:
Drama, Comedy, Romance
12. Aningaaq (2013)
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Aningaaq
PG
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2
As:
Producer
Director:
Jonás Cuarón
Genres:
Drama, Short
Star Cast:
Sandra Bullock, Orto Ignatiussen, Lajla Lange, Maligiaq Fredeik, Lange Siegstad
13. Sólo con tu pareja (1991)
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Sólo con tu pareja
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As:
Producer, Director, Writer
Director:
Alfonso Cuarón
Genres:
Comedy, Romance
Star Cast:
Daniel Giménez Cacho, Luis de Icaza, Claudia Ramírez, Astrid Hadad, Dobrina Cristeva
14. The Assassination of Richard Nixon (2004)
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The Assassination of Richard Nixon
TV-MA
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Based on real events, this crime thriller film tells the story of a furniture salesman in 1972, who comes up with a plan to kill the then-President of the US, Richard Nixon. His plan involves hi-jacking a plane to fly over the White House in order to drop a gas bomb.

As:
Producer
Director:
Niels Mueller
Genres:
Biography, Thriller, Crime, Drama, History
Star Cast:
Naomi Watts, Don Cheadle, Sean Penn, Jack Thompson, Brad William Henke
15. Cronicas (2004)
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Cronicas
R
10
2
As:
Producer
Director:
Sebastián Cordero
Genres:
Drama, Thriller, Crime
Star Cast:
John Leguizamo, Alfred Molina, Damián Alcázar, Peki Andino, Amira Bustamante
16. Great Expectations (1998)
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Great Expectations
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A modern adaption of Charles Dickens’ eponymous classic, the film centers on Finn, an orphan raised by his sister’s boyfriend. Much later, he becomes a painter and is invited to hold an exhibition at a New York gallery. Although perplexed, he moves to the city, where he once again meets his childhood love. But who is really is benefactor? 

As:
Director
Director:
Alfonso Cuarón
Genres:
Romance, Drama
17. Rudo y Cursi (2008)
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Rudo y Cursi
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2
As:
Producer
Director:
Carlos Cuarón
Genres:
Drama, Sport, Comedy
Star Cast:
Diego Luna, Gael García Bernal, Guillermo Francella, Dolores Heredia, Adriana Paz
18. Quantum of Solace (2008)
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Quantum of Solace
PG-13
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Following an assassination attempt by M's own bodyguard, James Bond travels to Italy and South America in the pursuit of Dominic Greene, a businessman and green technology developer eying to seize a large plot of land in Bolivia. The mission motivates Bond on a personal level as Greene is linked to the mysterious Quantum organization which blackmailed Vesper.

As:
Cast
Director:
Marc Forster
Genres:
Adventure, Action, Thriller
19. Desierto (2015)
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Desierto
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As:
Producer
Director:
Jonás Cuarón
Genres:
Thriller, Drama
Star Cast:
Jeffrey Dean Morgan, Gael García Bernal, Marco Pérez, Diego Cataño, Alondra Hidalgo
20. Quartet for the End of Time (1983)
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Quartet for the End of Time
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This short drama film is about a young boy, who lives alone in his house, and it explores how indifferent he is, to the world around him.

As:
Director, Writer
Director:
Alfonso Cuarón
Genres:
Short, Drama
Star Cast:
Angel Torralba, Ramón Barragán, Guillermo García Cantú, Mariagna Prats, Rafael Sánchez Navarro
21. Black Sun (2005)
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Black Sun
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As:
Producer
Director:
Gary Tarn
Genres:
Documentary
Star Cast:
Hugues de Montalembert
22. You Owe Me One (2002)
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You Owe Me One
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2
As:
Producer
Director:
Carlos Cuarón
Genres:
Comedy, Short
Star Cast:
Flor Eduarda Gurrola, Fernando Becerril, Paloma Woolrich, Marco Pérez, Catalina López
23. Camino largo a Tijuana (1991)
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Camino largo a Tijuana
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As:
Producer
Director:
Luis Estrada
Genres:
Drama, Action
Star Cast:
Pedro Armendáriz Jr., Ofelia Medina, Alfonso Arau, Daniel Giménez Cacho, Jaime Keller
24. This Changes Everything (2015)
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This Changes Everything
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2
As:
Producer
Director:
Avi Lewis
Genres:
Documentary
Star Cast:
Stacey Arwen Raab
25. Year of the Nail (2007)
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Year of the Nail
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2
As:
Producer
Director:
Jonás Cuarón
Genres:
Drama, Romance
Star Cast:
Mariana Elizondo, Eireann Harper, Diego Cataño, Michele Alban, Cristina Orozco
26. The Second Bakery Attack (2010)
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The Second Bakery Attack
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2
As:
Producer
Director:
Carlos Cuarón
Genres:
Romance, Comedy, Short
Star Cast:
Kirsten Dunst, Brian Geraghty, Lucas Akoskin, Sherry Gordon
27. Sistole Diastole (1997)
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Sistole Diastole
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As:
Writer
Director:
Carlos Cuarón
Genres:
Short
Star Cast:
Salma Hayek, Lumi Cavazos, Demetrio Becerril, Gregorio Becerril, Enrique Cimet
28. Hairshirt (1998)
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Hairshirt
R
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1
As:
Cast
Director:
Dean Paraskevopoulos
Genres:
Comedy, Romance
Star Cast:
Neve Campbell, Marley Shelton, Chris Hogan, Dean Paraskevopoulos

Animation(s)

The Shock Doctrine (2007)
The Shock Doctrine
As:
Producer, Writer
Director:
Jonás Cuarón
Genres:
Documentary, Short, Animation
Star Cast:
Naomi Klein

TV Shows and Videos

Hora Marcada (1988)
Hora Marcada
As:
Director, Writer
Director:
Guillermo del Toro, Alfonso Cuarón
Genres:
Thriller, Mystery, Horror, Fantasy
Star Cast:
Farnesio de Bernal, Frances Ondiviela, Margot Buzali, Roman Echanove, Aurora Cortés
Believe (2014)
Believe
TV-14
As:
Producer, Director, Writer
Director:
Alfonso Cuarón, Eric Stoltz
Genres:
Sci-Fi, Fantasy, Drama
Star Cast:
Rami Malek, Kyle MacLachlan, Delroy Lindo, Jamie Chung, Ato Essandoh
The Possibility of Hope (2007)
The Possibility of Hope
As:
Producer, Director, Writer
Director:
Alfonso Cuarón
Genres:
Short, Documentary
Star Cast:
Naomi Klein, Fabrizio Eva, John Gray, James Lovelock, Saskia Sassen

Alfonso Cuarón Awards

Academy Awards
Roma Best Achievement in Directing 2019
Roma Best Achievement in Cinematography 2019
Gravity Best Achievement in Directing 2014
Gravity Best Achievement in Film Editing 2014
Golden Globe Awards
Roma Best Director - Motion Picture 2019
Gravity Best Director - Motion Picture 2014
BAFTA Awards
Roma Best Film 2019
Roma Best Film Not in the English Language 2019
Roma Best Cinematography 2019
El laberinto del fauno Best Film not in the English Language 2007
Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban Best Feature Film 2004