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List of David Fincher Movies: Ranked Best To Worst

1. Fight Club (1999)
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3
Fight Club
TV-MA
27
3

Based on an eponymous Novel by Chuck Palahniuk, Fight Club is the story of a discontented white-collar employee and a devil-may-care soap salesman who join together to form an underground fight club where young men give vent to their frustrations by beating each other to pulp.

Directed By:
David Fincher
2. Se7en (1995)
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4
Se7en
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4

Veteran homicide detective William Somerset takes one final case with young colleague David Mills, who is set to replace him, in an attempt to trace the steps of a serial killer who is targeting victims representing seven deadly sins, only to get themselves embroiled into the twisted plan of the diabolical assailant.

Starring:
Morgan Freeman, Kevin Spacey, Gwyneth Paltrow, Brad Pitt, Andrew Kevin Walker, Daniel Zacapa
Directed By:
David Fincher
3. Gone Girl (2014)
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5
Gone Girl
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15
5

Gillian Flynn’s novel of the same name is the basis of this David Fincher’s Psychological thriller. Nick Dunne becomes the prime suspect when, on their fifth marriage anniversary, his wife Amy goes missing. His portrayal of happy married life falls apart with growing media attention and police pressure.

Directed By:
David Fincher
4. The Social Network (2010)
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The Social Network
PG-13
13
4

Adapted from Ben Mezrich's book The Accidental Billionaires, the movie revolves around the time when Facebook was created and became super successful globally. Its founder, Mark Zuckerberg, soon finds himself in two lawsuits – one by twins who claimed that the idea was originally theirs and the other by his friend, Eduardo Saverin, who found the dilution of his shares in the company unfair.

Starring:
Directed By:
David Fincher
Awards:
Golden Globe Award for Best Director - Motion Picture, BAFTA Award for Best Director
5. The Curious Case of Benjamin Button (2008)
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The Curious Case of Benjamin Button
PG-13
13
4

The movie is an adaptation of F. Scott Fitzgerald short story written in 1922. It narrates the story of Benjamin Button who is born old and wrinkled. His chances of survival is minimal but not only does he survive, but also, strangely, starts ageing backwards. Then there is Daisy, his love interest, who gets older as he gets younger.

Directed By:
David Fincher
6. The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo (2011)
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5
The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo
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11
5

Based on the eponymous novel by Stieg Larsson, The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo is a thriller that centers around a journalist, played by Daniel Craig, trying to solve the mysterious disappearance of a rich woman 40 years ago. He is aided by a tattooed hacker, portrayed by Rooney Mara, who helps him uncover the dark secrets of Sweden’s high society.

Directed By:
David Fincher
7. Zodiac (2007)
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3
Zodiac
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12
3

Based on the manhunt for the Zodiac Killer, an elusive serial killer who once terrorized the San Francisco Bay Area, the movie gives an account of the detectives’ desperate attempts to solve what remains one of the most infamous unsolved cases in the United States. 

Directed By:
David Fincher
8. The Game (1997)
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3
The Game
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12
3

The Game is a psychological thriller focusing on a lonely investment banker who is gifted a voucher for a unique game by his estranged brother that ends up wreaking havoc in his life. Starring Michael Douglas and Sean Penn as the two brothers, this film sees Douglas lose all his money in this game that becomes intrinsically connected to his real life.

Starring:
Directed By:
David Fincher
9. Panic Room (2002)
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Panic Room
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9
3

Meg Altman and her daughter Sarah find themselves trapped in a secret panic room, built inside their new apartment. On their first night, they must survive a home invasion by three men Raoul, Burnham, and Junior, who are after the US $3 million in bearer bonds hidden in the panic room.

Directed By:
David Fincher
10. Calvin Klein: Downtown (2013)
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4
Calvin Klein: Downtown
5
4
Starring:
Directed By:
David Fincher
11. Alien³ (1992)
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5
Alien³
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7
5

Ellen Ripley crash-lands on Fiorina 161, a prison planet housing hardened convicts, and for a while it appears that she is the sole survivor. However, an alien stowaway has managed to survive as well, and is now hunting down prisoners and guards. As prisoners try to save themselves without any weapon, Ripley discovers yet another danger.

Starring:
Sigourney Weaver, Brian Glover, Charles Dance, Paul McGann, Charles S. Dutton
Directed By:
David Fincher
12. The Beat of the Live Drum (1985)
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3
The Beat of the Live Drum
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3
Starring:
Rick Springfield
Directed By:
David Fincher

Movies (Actor)

1. Full Frontal (2002)
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Full Frontal
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7
8

Full Frontal is a comedy drama film which revolves around a group of men and women in Hollywood who are trying to sort out their complicated lives.  

Starring:
January Jones, David Duchovny, Rainn Wilson, Sandra Oh, Steven Soderbergh, Julia Roberts, Brad Pitt
Directed By:

TV Shows

House of Cards
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30
House of Cards
TV-MA
199
30
Starring:
Bill Maher, Kristen Connolly, Cicely Tyson, Stephen Colbert, Corey Stoll, Dennis Miller, Neve Campbell
Awards:
Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Directing for a Drama Series
Mindhunter
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18
Mindhunter
TV-MA
111
18
Starring:
Lena Olin, Anna Torv, Holt McCallany, Jonathan Groff, Hannah Gross
Directed By:
David Fincher, Carl Franklin, Andrew Dominik, Asif Kapadia
Dangerous: The Short Films (1993)
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2
Dangerous: The Short Films
11
2
Starring:
Naomi Campbell, Macaulay Culkin, Michael Jackson, Tess Harper, Gilby Clarke
Directed By:
David Fincher, Michael Jackson, Billy DiCicco
Madonna: The Immaculate Collection (1990)
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2
Madonna: The Immaculate Collection
10
2
Starring:
Benicio Del Toro, Danny Aiello, John Leguizamo, Madonna, Cameron Alborzian, Deke Anderson
Directed By:
Bruce Gowers, James Foley, David Fincher, Mary Lambert, Jean-Baptiste Mondino
Madonna: The Video Collection 93:99 (1999)
10
2
Madonna: The Video Collection 93:99
10
2
Starring:
Michael K. Williams, Anita Pallenberg, Matt Dillon, Mike Myers, Michael York, Madonna, Tomas Arana
Directed By:
Brett Ratner, David Fincher, Jonas Åkerlund, Chris Cunningham, Michael Haussman
Madonna: Celebration - The Video Collection (2009)
9
2
Madonna: Celebration - The Video Collection
9
2
Starring:
Sofia Coppola, Mike Myers, Matthew Modine, Udo Kier, Michael York, Sacha Baron Cohen, Aidan Quinn
Directed By:
Madonna: Vogue (1990)
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2
Madonna: Vogue
9
2
Starring:
Madonna, Donna DeLory, Luis Camacho, Oliver Crumes Jr., Neil Breen
Directed By:
David Fincher
Awards:
MTV Video Music Award for Best Direction in a Video
Ladies & Gentlemen: The Best of George Michael (1999)
8
2
Ladies & Gentlemen: The Best of George Michael
8
2
Starring:
Kate Beckinsale, Tyra Banks, George Michael, Nadja Auermann, Scott Benoit
Directed By:
Aerosmith: Big Ones You Can Look at (1994)
8
2
Aerosmith: Big Ones You Can Look at
8
2
Starring:
Josh Holloway, Lesley Ann Warren, Liv Tyler, Alicia Silverstone, Steven Tyler, Tom Hamilton, Joey Kramer
Directed By:
David Fincher, Marty Callner
George Michael: Freedom! '90 (1990)
8
2
George Michael: Freedom! '90
8
2
Starring:
Cindy Crawford, Naomi Campbell, Scott Benoit, Linda Evangelista, Peter Formby
Directed By:
David Fincher
Michael Jackson: Who Is It (1993)
8
2
Michael Jackson: Who Is It
8
2
Starring:
Michael Jackson
Directed By:
David Fincher
Madonna: Bad Girl (1993)
8
2
Madonna: Bad Girl
8
2
Starring:
Christopher Walken, Matt Dillon, Madonna, Tomas Arana, Rob Campbell
Directed By:
David Fincher
A Perfect Circle: Judith (2000)
8
2
A Perfect Circle: Judith
8
2
Starring:
Maynard James Keenan, Josh Freese, Billy Howerdel, Paz Lenchantin, A Perfect Circle
Directed By:
David Fincher
Madonna: Express Yourself (1989)
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3
Madonna: Express Yourself
8
3
Starring:
Madonna, Gustav Vintas, Cameron Alborzian, Todd Gordon
Directed By:
David Fincher
Awards:
MTV Video Music Award for Best Direction in a Video
Nine Inch Nails: Only (2005)
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2
Nine Inch Nails: Only
8
2
Starring:
Trent Reznor, Nine Inch Nails
Directed By:
David Fincher
George Michael: Twenty Five (2006)
8
3
George Michael: Twenty Five
8
3
Starring:
George Michael, Andrew Ridgeley, Tony Ward
Directed By:
David Fincher
Madonna: Oh Father (1989)
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3
Madonna: Oh Father
7
3
Starring:
Madonna, Mark Romano
Directed By:
David Fincher
Justin Timberlake Ft. Jay-Z: Suit & Tie (2013)
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3
Justin Timberlake Ft. Jay-Z: Suit & Tie
7
3
Starring:
Jay Z, Justin Timberlake, Guillaume Campanacci
Directed By:
David Fincher
Awards:
Grammy Award for Best Music Video, MTV Video Music Award for Best Direction
The Rolling Stones: Love Is Strong (1994)
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3
The Rolling Stones: Love Is Strong
7
3
Starring:
Mick Jagger, Keith Richards, Charlie Watts, Darryl Jones, Stones The Rolling
Directed By:
David Fincher
Awards:
Grammy Award for Best Music Video, Short Form
Johnny Hates Jazz: Shattered Dreams (1988)
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3
Johnny Hates Jazz: Shattered Dreams
7
3
Starring:
Clark Datchler, Calvin Hayes, Johnny Hates Jazz, Mike Nocito
Directed By:
David Fincher
Aerosmith: Janie's Got a Gun (1989)
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3
Aerosmith: Janie's Got a Gun
7
3
Starring:
Lesley Ann Warren, Kristin Dattilo, Tom Hamilton, Joey Kramer, Nicholas Guest
Directed By:
David Fincher
The Best of Sting: Fields of Gold 1984-1994 (1994)
7
3
The Best of Sting: Fields of Gold 1984-1994
7
3
Starring:
Eric Clapton, Sting, Julio Iglesias, Janice Pendarvis
Directed By:
David Fincher, Richard Donner, Alex Proyas, Lol Creme, Gerard de Thame
Sting: Englishman in New York (1988)
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3
Sting: Englishman in New York
7
3
Starring:
Quentin Crisp, Sting
Directed By:
David Fincher
Billy Idol: Cradle of Love (1990)
6
3
Billy Idol: Cradle of Love
6
3
Starring:
Billy Idol, Betsy Lynn George, Joshua Townshend-Zellner
Directed By:
David Fincher
The Wallflowers: 6th Avenue Heartache (1996)
6
3
The Wallflowers: 6th Avenue Heartache
6
3
Starring:
Jakob Dylan, Mario Calire, Rami Jaffee, The Wallflowers, Michael Ward
Directed By:
David Fincher
Paula Abdul: Straight Up (1989)
6
3
Paula Abdul: Straight Up
6
3
Starring:
Arsenio Hall, Paula Abdul
Directed By:
David Fincher
Gipsy Kings: Bamboléo (1989)
6
3
Gipsy Kings: Bamboléo
6
3
Starring:
Gipsy Kings
Directed By:
David Fincher
The Hooters: Johnny B (1987)
6
3
The Hooters: Johnny B
6
3
Starring:
Eric Bazilian, The Hooters, Rob Hyman, John Lilley, David Uosikkinen
Directed By:
David Fincher
Coca-Cola: Blade Roller (1993)
6
3
Coca-Cola: Blade Roller
6
3
Directed By:
David Fincher
Steve Winwood: Roll with It (1988)
6
3
Steve Winwood: Roll with It
6
3
Starring:
Steve Winwood
Directed By:
David Fincher
Billy Idol: L.A. Woman (1990)
6
3
Billy Idol: L.A. Woman
6
3
Starring:
Billy Idol
Directed By:
David Fincher
Roy Orbison: She's a Mystery to Me (1989)
6
3
Roy Orbison: She's a Mystery to Me
6
3
Starring:
Roy Orbison
Directed By:
David Fincher
Video Hits: Paula Abdul (2005)
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3
Video Hits: Paula Abdul
5
3
Starring:
Keanu Reeves, Elijah Wood, Arsenio Hall, Paula Abdul
Directed By:
David Fincher, Andy Delaney, Candace Reckinger
Paula Abdul: Forever Your Girl (1989)
5
3
Paula Abdul: Forever Your Girl
5
3
Starring:
Paula Abdul, Dee Caspary
Directed By:
David Fincher
Foreigner: Say You Will (1987)
5
3
Foreigner: Say You Will
5
3
Starring:
Foreigner
Directed By:
David Fincher
Don Henley: The End of the Innocence (1989)
5
3
Don Henley: The End of the Innocence
5
3
Starring:
Don Henley
Directed By:
David Fincher
Iggy Pop: Home (1990)
5
3
Iggy Pop: Home
5
3
Starring:
Iggy Pop
Directed By:
David Fincher
Paula Abdul: Cold Hearted (1989)
5
3
Paula Abdul: Cold Hearted
5
3
Starring:
Paula Abdul
Directed By:
David Fincher
Paula Abdul: It's Just, the Way That You Love Me, Version 2 (1989)
5
3
Paula Abdul: It's Just, the Way That You Love Me, Version 2
5
3
Starring:
Paula Abdul
Directed By:
David Fincher
Gipsy Kings: Bamboléo, Mixed Version (1989)
5
3
Gipsy Kings: Bamboléo, Mixed Version
5
3
Starring:
Gipsy Kings
Directed By:
David Fincher, Stéphane Clavier
Rick Springfield: Bop 'Til You Drop (1984)
5
3
Rick Springfield: Bop 'Til You Drop
5
3
Starring:
Rick Springfield, Terry Smith, Michael Souza
Directed By:
David Fincher
Rick Springfield: Dance This World Away (1985)
5
3
Rick Springfield: Dance This World Away
5
3
Starring:
Rick Springfield
Directed By:
David Fincher
Patty Smyth: Downtown Train (1987)
5
3
Patty Smyth: Downtown Train
5
3
Starring:
Patty Smyth
Directed By:
David Fincher
Ry Cooder: Get Rhythm (1988)
5
3
Ry Cooder: Get Rhythm
5
3
Starring:
Harry Dean Stanton, Ry Cooder, Jorge Calderon, Steve Douglas, Terry L. Evans
Directed By:
David Fincher
Paula Abdul: It's Just, the Way That You Love Me, Version 1 (1988)
5
3
Paula Abdul: It's Just, the Way That You Love Me, Version 1
5
3
Starring:
Paula Abdul, Sean Cheesman
Directed By:
David Fincher
Steve Winwood: Holding On (1988)
5
3
Steve Winwood: Holding On
5
3
Starring:
Steve Winwood
Directed By:
David Fincher
Jody Watley: Real Love (1989)
5
3
Jody Watley: Real Love
5
3
Starring:
Jody Watley
Directed By:
David Fincher
Jermaine Stewart: We Don't Have to Take Our Clothes Off (1986)
4
3
Jermaine Stewart: We Don't Have to Take Our Clothes Off
4
3
Starring:
Jermaine Stewart
Directed By:
David Fincher
Mark Knopfler: Storybook Love (1987)
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3
Mark Knopfler: Storybook Love
4
3
Starring:
Mark Knopfler
Directed By:
David Fincher
The Outfield: All the Love in the World (1986)
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3
The Outfield: All the Love in the World
4
3
Starring:
Alan Jackman, Tony Lewis, The Outfield, John Spinks
Directed By:
David Fincher
The Motels: Shame (1985)
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3
The Motels: Shame
4
3
Starring:
Martha Davis, The Motels
Directed By:
David Fincher
Now That's What I Call Music 7 (1986)
4
3
Now That's What I Call Music 7
4
3
Starring:
Samantha Fox, of Noise The Art, Big Country, Culture Club, Doctor & The Medics
Directed By:
David Fincher, Brian Grant, Matt Forrest
Rick Springfield: Celebrate Youth (1985)
4
3
Rick Springfield: Celebrate Youth
4
3
Starring:
Rick Springfield
Directed By:
David Fincher
Loverboy: Notorious (1987)
4
3
Loverboy: Notorious
4
3
Starring:
Paul Dean, Matt Frenette, Doug Johnson, Loverboy, Mike Reno
Directed By:
David Fincher
Colin James Hay: Can I Hold You? (1987)
3
3
Colin James Hay: Can I Hold You?
3
3
Starring:
Colin Hay
Directed By:
David Fincher
Loverboy: Love Will Rise Again (1987)
3
3
Loverboy: Love Will Rise Again
3
3
Starring:
Paul Dean, Matt Frenette, Doug Johnson, Loverboy, Mike Reno
Directed By:
David Fincher
Wire Train: She Comes On (1987)
3
3
Wire Train: She Comes On
3
3
Starring:
Wire Train
Directed By:
David Fincher

Animation Movies

Logorama (2009)
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4
Logorama
R
11
4

This animated short crime comedy film takes us to Los Angeles, and revolves around a group of police officers who try to stop a psychopathic Ronald McDonald from blowing up the whole town to smithereens.

Role:
Pringles Original (voice)
Starring:
Matt Winston, Joel Michaely, Sherman Augustus, Aja Evans
Directed By:
François Alaux, Hervé de Crécy, Ludovic Houplain

Special Appearance/Cameo

Being John Malkovich (1999)
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3
Being John Malkovich
R
12
3

A puppeteer, Craig Schwartz, working as a file clerk on the seventh and half floor of a building discovers a door that gives access to the mind of actor John Malkovich for fifteen minutes. He teams up with his co-worker to earn some money selling a trip to the actor’s mind. However, things soon go awry with even Malkovich failing to take control of his mind.

Role:
Christopher Bing (uncredited)
Starring:
John Malkovich, John Cusack, Cameron Diaz, Charlie Sheen, Brad Pitt, Spike Jonze, Ned Bellamy
Directed By:

David Fincher Awards

Golden Globe Awards
The Social Network Best Director - Motion Picture 2011
Primetime Emmy Awards
House of Cards Outstanding Directing for a Drama Series 2013
Love, Death & Robots Outstanding Short Form Animated Program 2019
BAFTA Awards
The Social Network Best Director 2011
Grammy Awards
Justin Timberlake Ft. Jay-Z: Suit & Tie Best Music Video 2014
The Rolling Stones: Love Is Strong Best Music Video, Short Form 1995
MTV Video Music Awards
Justin Timberlake Ft. Jay-Z: Suit & Tie Best Direction 2013
Madonna: Vogue Best Direction in a Video 1990
Madonna: Express Yourself Best Direction in a Video 1989