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List of David Cronenberg Movies: Ranked Best To Worst

1. Videodrome (1983)
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2
Videodrome
R
16
2

Max Renn, the president of a TV station, comes to find out about 'Videodrome', a TV show that depicts torture and murder of nameless victims. Unknown to him the show can start controlling the minds of people. As Max starts uncovering the source of the show, he starts losing his mind and his sense of reality. 

As:
Cast, Director, Writer
Director:
David Cronenberg
Genres:
Thriller, Horror, Sci-Fi
Star Cast:
Debbie Harry, James Woods, Peter Dvorsky, Sonja Smits, Leslie Carlson
2. Eastern Promises (2007)
15
2
Eastern Promises
R
15
2

Anna Khitrova, a British midwife of Russian origin, comes across the diary of Russian teenager Tatiana who died during childbirth, and learns that she was raped, drugged and forced into prostitution by Russian crime-lord Semyon. In her quest to deliver the baby to Tatiana's family, she finds an unlikely ally in Nikolai, Semyon's driver and family "cleaner".

As:
Director
Director:
David Cronenberg
Genres:
Mystery, Thriller, Drama, Crime
Star Cast:
Viggo Mortensen, Naomi Watts, Armin Mueller-Stahl, Tatiana Maslany, Mina E. Mina
3. The Dead Zone (1983)
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3
The Dead Zone
R
15
3

A car accident puts schoolteacher Johnny Smith into coma for five years. When he wakes up, he is disturbed to find that he has psychic powers to see anyone’s past and future by touching the person. After shaking hands with an upcoming politician, Johnny realizes that once this man gets in power he will cause upheaval, so Johnny feels compelled to take action. 

As:
Director
Director:
David Cronenberg
Genres:
Thriller, Horror, Sci-Fi
Star Cast:
Christopher Walken, Tom Skerritt, Martin Sheen, Brooke Adams, Herbert Lom, Anthony Zerbe
4. The Fly (1986)
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The Fly
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17
2

Scientist Seth Brundle is able to transport living matter from one pod to another using his 'telepods'. Unfortunately, during one experiment he accidentally transports a fly along with himself, fusing them on a genetic level. From then on the movie follows the horrific disintegration of Seth’s psyche and his physical transformation into a massive fly. 

As:
Cast, Director, Writer
Director:
David Cronenberg
Genres:
Drama, Sci-Fi, Horror
Star Cast:
Jeff Goldblum, Geena Davis, John Getz, Joy Boushel, Leslie Carlson
5. Dead Ringers (1988)
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3
Dead Ringers
R
18
3

Two twin gynecologists take advantage of the fact that no one can tell them apart. However, when one of them falls in love with a woman, their relationship begins into deteriorate. 

As:
Cast, Producer, Director, Writer
Director:
David Cronenberg
Genres:
Horror, Drama, Thriller
Star Cast:
Jeremy Irons, Geneviève Bujold, Heidi von Palleske, Barbara Gordon, Shirley Douglas
6. The Brood (1979)
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2
The Brood
TV-MA
15
2

The Brood is a horror film which revolves around a mad doctor Hal Raglan, who tries psychoplasmic therapy on a woman.  

As:
Director, Writer
Director:
David Cronenberg
Genres:
Horror, Sci-Fi
Star Cast:
Oliver Reed, Henry Beckman, Samantha Eggar, Art Hindle, Nuala Fitzgerald
7. A History of Violence (2005)
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A History of Violence
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13
4

A diner owner's small-town life is turned around overnight when he kills two men attempting to rob his restaurant. After short-lived fame, relationships and trust are tested when a gangster turns up alleging that the diner owner is, in fact, a professional hitman.

As:
Director
Director:
David Cronenberg
Genres:
Crime, Thriller, Drama
Star Cast:
Maria Bello, Viggo Mortensen, William Hurt, Ed Harris, Ashton Holmes
8. Scanners (1981)
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2
Scanners
R
15
2

Scanners is a horror thriller film, which revolves around a group of people having incredible psychic abilities who are known as Scanners. The story revolves around a powerful scanner named Vale, who attempts to stop another scanner named Darryl Revok. Revok wants to dominate the world, along with few others of his own kind.  

As:
Director, Writer
Director:
David Cronenberg
Genres:
Thriller, Horror, Sci-Fi
Star Cast:
Patrick McGoohan, Jennifer O'Neill, Lawrence Dane, Stephen Lack, Michael Ironside
9. Naked Lunch (1991)
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2
Naked Lunch
R
15
2

Naked Lunch is a 1991 drama film revolving around a pest exterminator, who kills his wife accidentally, after he develops an addiction to the substances he uses to kill insects. He eventually gets involved in a secret government plot.    

As:
Director, Writer
Director:
David Cronenberg
Genres:
Drama
Star Cast:
Ian Holm, Roy Scheider, Judy Davis, Peter Weller, Julian Sands
10. Barney's Version (2010)
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3
Barney's Version
R
12
3

This comedy drama film revolves around the life of the politically incorrect, impulsive and fearless Barney Panofsky, his relationships and marriages with multiple women, and how he raises his children.

As:
Cast
Director:
Richard J. Lewis
Genres:
Drama, Comedy
Star Cast:
11. Last Night (1998)
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4
Last Night
R
12
4

The world seems to be nearing its end due to unknown reasons. As citizens are anxiously waiting for the apocalypse, there are also several people who are not able to cope with this.

As:
Cast
Director:
Don McKellar
Genres:
Drama, Romance, Comedy
Star Cast:
Sandra Oh, Robin Gammell, Roberta Maxwell, Sarah Polley
12. Shivers (1975)
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3
Shivers
R
12
3

Shivers is a horror science fiction film which revolves around a parasite which has been turning people into murderous maniacs.

As:
Cast, Director, Writer
Director:
David Cronenberg
Genres:
Horror, Sci-Fi
Star Cast:
Joe Silver, Paul Hampton, Lynn Lowry, Allan Kolman
13. Camera (2000)
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Camera
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2
As:
Director, Writer
Director:
David Cronenberg
Genres:
Short, Drama
Star Cast:
Leslie Carlson, Marc Donato, Harrison Kane, Stephanie Sams, Kyle Kass
14. eXistenZ (1999)
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2
eXistenZ
R
13
2

In a futuristic world of biotechnological virtual reality games, game designer Allegra Geller is attacked by a Realist, when presenting her new game eXistenZ. She is rescued by Ted Pikul and plants the damaged game pod into Ted’s body. What happens from then on dissolves the lines between illusion and reality. 

As:
Producer, Director, Writer
Director:
David Cronenberg
Genres:
Sci-Fi, Horror, Action, Thriller
Star Cast:
15. Rabid (1977)
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Rabid
R
11
2

Rose and her boyfriend Hart get into an accident when Hart’s bike hits a van parked in the middle of the road. They both suffer significant injuries, and are soon transported to a nearby clinic for plastic surgery. The head doctor Dan decides to perform a radical new procedure on Rose, but it turns her into a zombie-like creature that thirsts for human blood.

As:
Director, Writer
Director:
David Cronenberg
Genres:
Sci-Fi, Horror
Star Cast:
Joe Silver, Howard Ryshpan, Marilyn Chambers, Frank Moore, Patricia Gage
16. To Die For (1995)
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2
To Die For
R
11
2

To Die For is a black comedy crime film, which tells the story of Suzanne, a beautiful but naive girl, who is willing to do anything to achieve her career dreams of becoming a television newscaster. She is even willing to destroy anything or anyone that stands in her way, regardless of the cost or means.   

As:
Cast
Director:
Gus Van Sant
Genres:
Comedy, Crime, Drama
17. Spider (2002)
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2
Spider
R
11
2

Spider is a psychological drama mystery film, which tells the story of a disturbed man suffering from schizophrenia. His memory slips back into his childhood where he believes that his father has killed his mother brutally and has replaced her with a prostitute. 

As:
Producer, Director
Director:
David Cronenberg
Genres:
Thriller, Mystery, Drama
18. M. Butterfly (1993)
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2
M. Butterfly
R
12
2

Loosely based on true events, this romantic drama film tells the story of Rene Gallimard, a diplomat from France who is sent to Beijing. His life takes a turn when he gets infatuated with an opera performer, Song Liling. They soon begin a relationship. However, he is unaware of the fact that she is spying on him for the Chinese government.

As:
Director
Director:
David Cronenberg
Genres:
Romance, Drama
Star Cast:
Jeremy Irons, John Lone, Barbara Sukowa, Ian Richardson, Annabel Leventon
20. Nightbreed (1990)
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2
Nightbreed
TV-14
11
2
As:
Cast
Role:
Dr. Philip K. Decker
Director:
Clive Barker
Genres:
Horror, Fantasy, Action
Star Cast:
Neil Gaiman, Charles Haid, Hugh Quarshie, Craig Sheffer
21. A Dangerous Method (2011)
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A Dangerous Method
R
10
2

A young Russian woman named Sabina Spielrein seeking treatment for hysteria is successfully treated by Carl Jung and later becomes a respected professional in psychoanalysis. Later they meet Freud in person and the married Jung begins an affair with Sabina. Unfortunately, a rift develops between Freud and Jung and Sabina wants more from Jung. 

As:
Director
Director:
David Cronenberg
Genres:
Romance, Drama, Biography, Thriller
22. Into the Night (1985)
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2
Into the Night
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10
2

After discovering that his wife has been cheating on him, an insomniac aerospace engineer named Ed Okin drives to an airport on the suggestion of his friend. However, his life takes a turn when a beautiful jewel smuggler named Diana jumps into his car and asks him to drive her to various locations.

As:
Cast
Director:
John Landis
Genres:
Thriller, Comedy, Drama
23. Crash (1996)
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Crash
NC-17
11
3

Crash is a 1996 psychological thriller film which tells the story of a TV director who gets into a serious car accident. He then discovers an underground sub-culture of car-crash victims, for whom a car collision is a sexual turn-on, and it gives them a jotting life force which they come to crave. 

As:
Cast, Producer, Director, Writer
Director:
David Cronenberg
Genres:
Drama
Star Cast:
James Spader, Holly Hunter, Rosanna Arquette, Elias Koteas, Deborah Kara Unger
25. Resurrection (1999)
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2
Resurrection
R
10
2

John Prudhome and Andrew Hollingsworth are two homicide detectives in Chicago, who are assigned to investigate a murder. They soon come across a series of murders committed by a maniac who has been using the limbs of his victims to recreate the body of Jesus Christ. Although John is trying to recover from the tragic death of his son, he tries his best to find the psychopath before he can reach his next victim.

As:
Cast
Role:
Father Rousell
Director:
Russell Mulcahy
Genres:
Crime, Thriller, Mystery, Drama, Horror
Star Cast:
Rick Fox, Christopher Lambert, Mike Anscombe, Jayne Eastwood
26. Maps to the Stars (2014)
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3
Maps to the Stars
R
10
3

A multi-millionnaire child star is trying to bag a comeback after his return from rehab when his estranged sister turns up with dark family secrets. Meanwhile, an ageing actress is trying to return to the big screen with a remake of her deceased film star mother's movie.

As:
Director
Director:
David Cronenberg
Genres:
Comedy, Drama
27. Extreme Measures (1996)
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2
Extreme Measures
R
10
2

Based on the novel of the same name, Extreme Measures is a crime thriller film which tells the story of a young doctor who confronts one of his colleagues after he comes across unethical medical sacrifices being conducted in his hospital.  

As:
Cast
Director:
Genres:
Crime, Mystery, Drama, Thriller
Star Cast:
Gene Hackman, Hugh Grant, Sarah Jessica Parker, David Morse, Bill Nunn
28. Fast Company (1979)
10
2
Fast Company
R
10
2
As:
Director, Writer
Director:
David Cronenberg
Genres:
Sport, Drama
Star Cast:
John Saxon, William Smith, Don Francks, Claudia Jennings, Nicholas Campbell
29. Stereo (Tile 3B of a CAEE Educational Mosaic) (1969)
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2
Stereo (Tile 3B of a CAEE Educational Mosaic)
9
2
As:
Producer, Director, Writer
Director:
David Cronenberg
Genres:
Sci-Fi
Star Cast:
Ronald Mlodzik, Jack Messinger, Paul Mulholland, Iain Ewing, Arlene Mlodzik
30. Crimes of the Future (1970)
9
2
Crimes of the Future
R
9
2
As:
Producer, Director, Writer
Director:
David Cronenberg
Genres:
Comedy, Sci-Fi
Star Cast:
Ronald Mlodzik, Jack Messinger, Paul Mulholland, Jon Lidolt, Tania Zolty
31. Trial by Jury (1994)
9
2
Trial by Jury
R
9
2
As:
Cast
Director:
Heywood Gould
Genres:
Crime, Thriller, Drama
Star Cast:
Armand Assante, Gabriel Byrne, Stuart Whitman, Kathleen Quinlan
32. Transfer (1966)
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2
Transfer
8
2

A psychiatrist is living alone in a snowy field. Soon a former patient of his appears whose name is Ralph. Ralph has been following him obsessively as the relationship with the psychiatrist is the only meaningful relationship he has had.

As:
Producer, Director, Writer
Director:
David Cronenberg
Genres:
Short
Star Cast:
Rafe Macpherson, Mort Ritts
33. From the Drain (1967)
8
2
From the Drain
8
2

The movie revolves around two veterans who engage in an interesting conversation while sitting in a bath. 

As:
Director, Writer
Director:
David Cronenberg
Genres:
Sci-Fi, Short
Star Cast:
Mort Ritts, Stefan Nosko
34. Scanners II: The New Order (1991)
9
2
Scanners II: The New Order
R
9
2
As:
Writer
Director:
Christian Duguay
Genres:
Action, Horror, Sci-Fi
Star Cast:
Deborah Raffin, Isabelle Mejias, Tom Butler, David Hewlett, Yvan Ponton
36. Jason X (2001)
8
1
Jason X
R
8
1
As:
Cast
Role:
Dr. Wimmer
Director:
James Isaac
Genres:
Action, Sci-Fi, Thriller, Horror
Star Cast:
Lexa Doig, Kane Hodder, Jeff Geddis, Markus Parilo
38. The Grace of God (1998)
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2
The Grace of God
12
2
As:
Cast
Role:
Psychiatrist
Director:
Gérald L'Ecuyer
Genres:
Drama
Star Cast:
Michael Riley, Steve Cumyn, Robbie Pennant, Alanna Cavanagh
39. Henry & Verlin (1996)
10
2
Henry & Verlin
10
2
As:
Cast
Director:
Gary Ledbetter
Genres:
Drama
Star Cast:
Margot Kidder, Robert Joy, Nancy Beatty, Keegan MacIntosh
40. Blue (1992)
10
2
Blue
10
2
As:
Cast
Director:
Don McKellar
Genres:
Drama, Short
Star Cast:
Brad Armstrong, Tracy Wright, Elizabeth Zorn
41. Blood & Donuts (1995)
9
2
Blood & Donuts
R
9
2
As:
Cast
Director:
Holly Dale
Genres:
Horror, Comedy
Star Cast:
Fiona Reid, Frank Moore, Louis Ferreira, Gordon Currie
42. The Nest (2013)
9
2
The Nest
9
2
As:
Cast, Director
Role:
Dr. Molnar (voice)
Director:
David Cronenberg
Genres:
Short
Star Cast:
Evelyne Brochu
43. Ape Sodom (2016)
9
2
Ape Sodom
9
2
As:
Cast
Role:
Narrator (voice)
Director:
Maxwell McCabe-Lokos
Genres:
Short
Star Cast:
Maxwell McCabe-Lokos, Mihály Szabados, Perrie Voss
45. Tomorrow's Shadows (2017)
8
2
Tomorrow's Shadows
8
2
As:
Cast
Role:
G.O.D.
Director:
Geordie Sabbagh
Genres:
Short, Sci-Fi
Star Cast:
Dawn Greenhalgh, Wendy Crewson, Karine Vanasse, Steve Lund
46. Boozecan (1994)
8
2
Boozecan
8
2
As:
Cast
Director:
Nicholas Campbell
Genres:
Drama
Star Cast:
Russell Peters, Leslie Hope, Louis Ferreira, Tony Nappo

TV Movie(s)

1. Tourettes (1971)
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2
Tourettes
11
2
As:
Director, Writer
Director:
David Cronenberg
2. Letter from Michelangelo (1971)
10
2
Letter from Michelangelo
10
2
As:
Director, Writer
Director:
David Cronenberg
Star Cast:
Paul Mulholland
3. Jim Ritchie Sculptor (1971)
10
2
Jim Ritchie Sculptor
10
2
As:
Producer, Director, Writer
Director:
David Cronenberg
4. Rewind (2013)
10
2
Rewind
TV-14
10
2
As:
Cast
Director:
Jack Bender
Genres:
Thriller, Action, Sci-Fi
Star Cast:
Jeff Fahey, Shane McRae, Keisha Castle-Hughes, Jennifer Ferrin
5. The Judge (2001)
9
2
The Judge
9
2
As:
Cast
Director:
Mick Garris
Genres:
Crime, Drama, Mystery
Star Cast:
Charles Durning, Edward James Olmos, John Terry, Lolita Davidovich
6. Moonshine Highway (1996)
9
2
Moonshine Highway
R
9
2
As:
Cast
Director:
Andy Armstrong
Genres:
Action, Thriller, Drama
Star Cast:
Kyle MacLachlan, Randy Quaid, Gary Farmer, Maria del Mar, Alex Carter

Animation(s)

Short6 (2001)
Short6
As:
Director, Writer
Director:
David Cronenberg, David Brooks, Syd Garon
Genres:
Fantasy, Comedy, Action, Drama, Animation
Star Cast:
Kenneth Branagh, Josh Hartnett, Leslie Carlson, Johannes Björk, Magnus Börjeson
Pig Goat Banana Cricket (2015)
Pig Goat Banana Cricket
TV-PG
As:
Cast
Director:
Ben Jones, Joe Horne, Ian Graham, Kim Roberson, Carl Faruolo
Genres:
Animation, Comedy
Star Cast:
David Cross, Tom Kenny, Thomas F. Wilson, Danny Trejo, Jeff Bennett, John DiMaggio, Paul Rugg

TV Shows and Videos

The Newsroom (1996)
The Newsroom
As:
Cast
Genres:
Comedy
Star Cast:
Ken Finkleman, Tanya Allen, Mark Farrell, Peter Keleghan
Teleplay (1976)
Teleplay
As:
Director, Writer
Director:
David Cronenberg
Star Cast:
Chuck Shamata, Frank Moore, Gary McKeehan, Hardee T. Lineham, Louis Negin
Peep Show (1975)
Peep Show
As:
Director
Director:
David Cronenberg
Genres:
Comedy
Star Cast:
Donald Pleasence, Martin Short, Robert Joy, Andy Jones, Cathy Jones
Scales of Justice (1990)
Scales of Justice
As:
Director
Director:
David Cronenberg
Genres:
Crime, Drama, History
Star Cast:
Kim Coates, Leslie Carlson, Louis Ferreira, Edward Greenspan, Todd Schroeder
Consumed (2014)
Consumed
As:
Cast, Producer, Director, Writer
Role:
Interviewer (voice)
Director:
David Cronenberg
Genres:
Short, Horror, Action, Crime
Star Cast:
Evelyne Brochu
Scanner Cop (1994)
Scanner Cop
R
As:
Writer
Director:
Pierre David
Genres:
Horror, Sci-Fi
Star Cast:
Richard Lynch, Darlanne Fluegel, Mark Rolston, Daniel Quinn, Richard Grove
Programme X (1970)
Programme X
As:
Director
Director:
David Cronenberg
Genres:
Drama, Sci-Fi
Star Cast:
Mel Tuck, Susan Petrie, Art Hindle, Charles Oberdorf, Lister Sinclair
Scanner Cop II (1995)
Scanner Cop II
R
As:
Writer
Director:
Steve Barnett
Genres:
Sci-Fi, Horror
Star Cast:
Robert Forster, Khrystyne Haje, Stephen Mendel, Patrick Kilpatrick, Daniel Quinn
Scanners III: The Takeover (1991)
Scanners III: The Takeover
R
As:
Writer
Director:
Christian Duguay
Genres:
Action, Sci-Fi, Horror
Star Cast:
Daniel Pilon, Steve Parrish, Liliana Komorowska, Valérie Valois, Colin Fox