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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
R
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2

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.

Starring:
Ariadna Gil, Ivana Baquero, Maribel Verdú, Sergi López, Doug Jones
Directed By:
Awards:
BAFTA Award for Best Film not in the English Language
3. Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban (2004)
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Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban
PG
13
2

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.

Directed By:
Alfonso Cuarón
Awards:
BAFTA Award for Best Feature Film
4. Roma (2018)
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Roma
R
11
2

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. 

Starring:
Marina de Tavira, Marco Graf, Yalitza Aparicio, Daniela Demesa, Diego Cortina Autrey
Directed By:
Alfonso Cuarón
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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3

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.

Starring:
Sandra Bullock, George Clooney, Ed Harris, Orto Ignatiussen, Phaldut Sharma
Directed By:
Alfonso Cuarón
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
R
11
2

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. 

Starring:
Diego Luna, Daniel Giménez Cacho, Gael García Bernal, Ana López Mercado, Nathan Grinberg
Directed By:
Alfonso Cuarón
7. A Little Princess (1995)
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A Little Princess
G
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2

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.

Starring:
Camilla Belle, Arthur Malet, Eleanor Bron, Liam Cunningham, Liesel Matthews
Directed By:
Alfonso Cuarón
8. Vengeance Is Mine (1983)
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Vengeance Is Mine
11
2
Directed By:
Alfonso Cuarón, Carlos Marcovich
9. Biutiful (2010)
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Biutiful
R
11
2

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.   

Starring:
Javier Bardem, Eduard Fernández, Maricel Álvarez, Hanaa Bouchaib, Guillermo Estrella
Directed By:
Alejandro G. Iñárritu
10. Who's He Anyway (1983)
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Who's He Anyway
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2
Starring:
Mariana Elizondo, Silvia Alvarado, Alejandro Marcovich
Directed By:
Alfonso Cuarón
11. Paris, je t'aime (2006)
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Paris, je t'aime
R
11
2

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. 

Starring:
Nick Nolte, Miranda Richardson, Steve Buscemi, Marianne Faithfull, Maggie Gyllenhaal, Bob Hoskins, Olga Kurylenko
Directed By:
Olivier Assayas, Frédéric Auburtin, Emmanuel Benbihy, Gurinder Chadha, Sylvain Chomet
12. Aningaaq (2013)
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2
Aningaaq
PG
10
2
Starring:
Sandra Bullock, Orto Ignatiussen, Lajla Lange, Maligiaq Fredeik, Lange Siegstad
Directed By:
Jonás Cuarón
13. Sólo con tu pareja (1991)
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Sólo con tu pareja
10
2
Starring:
Daniel Giménez Cacho, Luis de Icaza, Claudia Ramírez, Astrid Hadad, Dobrina Cristeva
Directed By:
Alfonso Cuarón
14. The Disciple (2020)
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2
The Disciple
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15. The Assassination of Richard Nixon (2004)
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2
The Assassination of Richard Nixon
TV-MA
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2

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.

Starring:
Naomi Watts, Don Cheadle, Sean Penn, Jack Thompson, Brad William Henke
Directed By:
Niels Mueller
16. Cronicas (2004)
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Cronicas
R
10
2
Starring:
John Leguizamo, Alfred Molina, Damián Alcázar, Peki Andino, Amira Bustamante
Directed By:
Sebastián Cordero
17. Great Expectations (1998)
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Great Expectations
R
10
2

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? 

Starring:
Gwyneth Paltrow, Ethan Hawke, Anne Bancroft, Kim Dickens, Chris Cooper, Hank Azaria, Robert De Niro
Directed By:
Alfonso Cuarón
18. Rudo y Cursi (2008)
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Rudo y Cursi
R
10
2

This comedy film tells the story of Tato and Beto, two poor stepbrothers who are living on a banana plantation in Mexico. Although both are quite skilled at soccer, Tato wishes to become a singer, while Beto wants to remain on the plantation. Their lives take a turn when they are spotted playing soccer by a sports agent, who offers to take one of them to Mexico City for a chance at stardom.   

Starring:
Diego Luna, Gael García Bernal, Guillermo Francella, Dolores Heredia, Adriana Paz
Directed By:
Carlos Cuarón
19. Quantum of Solace (2008)
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Quantum of Solace
PG-13
10
2

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.

Starring:
Daniel Craig, Guillermo del Toro, Stana Katic, David Harbour, Judi Dench, Giancarlo Giannini, Mathieu Amalric
Directed By:
Marc Forster
20. Desierto (2015)
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Desierto
R
9
2

This drama thriller film revolves around a group of Mexicans who are trying to cross the border from Mexico into the US. However, things get complicated because their truck breaks down all of a sudden, which forces them to trek through the harsh terrain. Things turn ugly when they find themselves against a psychotic racist man, armed with a sniper rifle and a hunting dog. He has taken border patrol duties into his own hands, and he will not spare the migrants at any cost.

Starring:
Jeffrey Dean Morgan, Gael García Bernal, Marco Pérez, Diego Cataño, Alondra Hidalgo
Directed By:
Jonás Cuarón
21. Quartet for the End of Time (1983)
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Quartet for the End of Time
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2

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.

Starring:
Angel Torralba, Ramón Barragán, Guillermo García Cantú, Mariagna Prats, Rafael Sánchez Navarro
Directed By:
Alfonso Cuarón
22. Black Sun (2005)
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Black Sun
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2
Starring:
Hugues de Montalembert
Directed By:
Gary Tarn
23. You Owe Me One (2002)
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You Owe Me One
10
2
Starring:
Flor Eduarda Gurrola, Fernando Becerril, Paloma Woolrich, Marco Pérez, Catalina López
Directed By:
Carlos Cuarón
24. Camino largo a Tijuana (1991)
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Camino largo a Tijuana
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2
Starring:
Pedro Armendáriz Jr., Ofelia Medina, Alfonso Arau, Daniel Giménez Cacho, Jaime Keller
Directed By:
Luis Estrada
25. This Changes Everything (2015)
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This Changes Everything
9
2
Starring:
Stacey Arwen Raab
Directed By:
Avi Lewis
26. Year of the Nail (2007)
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Year of the Nail
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2
Starring:
Mariana Elizondo, Eireann Harper, Diego Cataño, Michele Alban, Cristina Orozco
Directed By:
Jonás Cuarón
27. The Second Bakery Attack (2010)
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The Second Bakery Attack
8
2
Starring:
Kirsten Dunst, Brian Geraghty, Lucas Akoskin, Sherry Gordon
Directed By:
Carlos Cuarón
28. Sistole Diastole (1997)
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Sistole Diastole
7
1
Starring:
Salma Hayek, Lumi Cavazos, Demetrio Becerril, Gregorio Becerril, Enrique Cimet
Directed By:
Carlos Cuarón
29. Hairshirt (1998)
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Hairshirt
R
6
1
Starring:
Neve Campbell, Marley Shelton, Chris Hogan, Dean Paraskevopoulos
Directed By:
Dean Paraskevopoulos

Animation(s)

The Shock Doctrine (2007)
The Shock Doctrine
Starring:
Naomi Klein
Directed By:
Jonás Cuarón

TV Shows and Videos

Hora Marcada (1988)
Hora Marcada
Starring:
Farnesio de Bernal, Frances Ondiviela, Margot Buzali, Roman Echanove, Aurora Cortés
Directed By:
Guillermo del Toro, Alfonso Cuarón
Believe (2014)
Believe
TV-14
Starring:
Kyle MacLachlan, Rami Malek, Delroy Lindo, Jamie Chung, Ato Essandoh
Directed By:
Alfonso Cuarón, Eric Stoltz
The Possibility of Hope (2007)
The Possibility of Hope
Starring:
Naomi Klein, Fabrizio Eva, John Gray, James Lovelock, Saskia Sassen
Directed By:
Alfonso Cuarón
Fallen Angels (1993)
Fallen Angels
Starring:
Benicio Del Toro, Kiefer Sutherland, Tom Hanks, Adam Baldwin, Diane Lane, Jennifer Grey, James Woods
Directed By:
Steven Soderbergh, Tom Cruise, Kiefer Sutherland, Tom Hanks

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