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List of David Fincher Movies: Ranked Best To Worst

1. Fight Club (1999)
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2
Fight Club
TV-MA
15
2

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.

As:
Director
Director:
David Fincher
Genres:
Drama
2. Se7en (1995)
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2
Se7en
R
13
2

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.

As:
Director
Director:
David Fincher
Genres:
Crime, Thriller, Mystery, Drama
Star Cast:
Morgan Freeman, Kevin Spacey, Gwyneth Paltrow, Brad Pitt, Andrew Kevin Walker, Daniel Zacapa
3. Gone Girl (2014)
12
2
Gone Girl
R
12
2

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.

As:
Director
Director:
David Fincher
Genres:
Crime, Mystery, Thriller, Drama
4. The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo (2011)
13
2
The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo
R
13
2

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.

As:
Director
Director:
David Fincher
Genres:
Thriller, Crime, Drama, Mystery
5. Zodiac (2007)
14
2
Zodiac
R
14
2

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. 

As:
Director
Director:
David Fincher
Genres:
Drama, History, Thriller, Crime, Mystery
6. The Game (1997)
11
2
The Game
R
11
2

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.

As:
Director
Director:
David Fincher
Genres:
Thriller, Drama, Mystery
Star Cast:
7. Being John Malkovich (1999)
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2
Being John Malkovich
R
11
2

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.

As:
Cast, uncredited
Director:
Genres:
Drama, Fantasy, Comedy
8. Star (2001)
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2
Star
11
2
As:
Producer
Director:
Genres:
Action, Comedy, Short
Star Cast:
Clive Owen, Madonna, Michael Beattie, Toru Tanaka Jr., DTeflon
9. The Curious Case of Benjamin Button (2008)
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The Curious Case of Benjamin Button
PG-13
12
3

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.

As:
Director
Director:
David Fincher
Genres:
Fantasy, Romance, Drama
10. The Social Network (2010)
12
2
The Social Network
PG-13
12
2

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.

As:
Director
Director:
David Fincher
Genres:
Biography, Drama
Star Cast:
Awards:
Golden Globe Award for Best Director - Motion Picture, BAFTA Award for Best Director
12. Powder Keg (2001)
11
3
Powder Keg
11
3
As:
Producer
Director:
Alejandro González Iñárritu
Genres:
Action, Short
Star Cast:
Clive Owen, Stellan Skarsgård, Lois Smith, Javier Zaragoza, Luis Francisco Escobedo
15. Ambush (2001)
10
2
Ambush
10
2
As:
Producer
Director:
John Frankenheimer
Genres:
Short, Action
Star Cast:
Clive Owen, Tomas Milian, Franklin Dennis Jones
17. Chosen (2001)
10
2
Chosen
10
2
As:
Producer
Director:
Genres:
Action, Short
Star Cast:
Clive Owen, Mason Lee, Sonom Gualson, Brian Smyj, Jamie Harris
18. Panic Room (2002)
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2
Panic Room
R
11
2

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.

As:
Director
Director:
David Fincher
Genres:
Crime, Drama, Thriller
19. Alien³ (1992)
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2
Alien³
R
9
2

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.

As:
Director
Director:
David Fincher
Genres:
Horror, Action, Sci-Fi
Star Cast:
Sigourney Weaver, Brian Glover, Charles Dance, Paul McGann, Charles S. Dutton
20. Love and Other Disasters (2006)
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2
Love and Other Disasters
R
9
2

Love and Other Disasters is a romantic comedy drama film which tells the story of Emily, who loves playing matchmaker but avoids finding a partner for herself, since she is afraid of being heartbroken by a serious relationship.

As:
Producer
Director:
Alek Keshishian
Genres:
Comedy, Romance
Star Cast:
Brittany Murphy, Dawn French, Orlando Bloom, Gwyneth Paltrow, Santiago Cabrera, Stephanie Beacham
21. The Girl in the Spider's Web (2018)
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2
The Girl in the Spider's Web
R
8
2

The Girl in the Spider’s Web tells the story of a young computer hacker Lisbeth Salander and journalist Mikael Blomkvist, who find themselves facing the underworld and Swedish law enforcement after they are caught in a web of spies and cybercriminals.

As:
Producer
Director:
Fede Alvarez
Genres:
Drama, Thriller, Crime
Star Cast:
Stephen Merchant, Lakeith Stanfield, Vicky Krieps, Claire Foy, Sylvia Hoeks
23. Calvin Klein: Downtown (2013)
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2
Calvin Klein: Downtown
10
2
As:
Director
Director:
David Fincher
Genres:
Short
Star Cast:
24. The Beat of the Live Drum (1985)
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2
The Beat of the Live Drum
10
2
As:
Director
Director:
David Fincher
Genres:
Music, Documentary
Star Cast:
Rick Springfield
25. The Car Thief and the Hit Man (2001)
7
1
The Car Thief and the Hit Man
7
1
As:
Producer
Director:
Ben Younger
Genres:
Short
Star Cast:
Benny Nieves, Ryan Donowho, Meg Hartig

Animation(s)

Logorama (2009)
Logorama
R
As:
Cast, Voiceover
Director:
François Alaux, Hervé de Crécy, Ludovic Houplain
Genres:
Animation, Short, Action, Crime, Comedy
Star Cast:
Matt Winston, Joel Michaely, Sherman Augustus, Aja Evans

TV Shows and Videos

Mindhunter (2017)
Mindhunter
TV-MA
As:
Producer, Director
Director:
David Fincher, Carl Franklin, Andrew Dominik, Asif Kapadia
Genres:
Crime, Drama, Thriller
Star Cast:
Anna Torv, Lena Olin, Holt McCallany, Jonathan Groff, Hannah Gross
Dangerous: The Short Films (1993)
Dangerous: The Short Films
As:
Director
Director:
David Fincher, Michael Jackson, Billy DiCicco
Genres:
Documentary, Music
Star Cast:
Naomi Campbell, Macaulay Culkin, Michael Jackson, Tess Harper, Gilby Clarke
Madonna: The Immaculate Collection (1990)
Madonna: The Immaculate Collection
As:
Director
Director:
Bruce Gowers, James Foley, David Fincher, Mary Lambert, Jean-Baptiste Mondino
Genres:
Music
Star Cast:
Benicio Del Toro, Danny Aiello, John Leguizamo, Madonna, Cameron Alborzian, Deke Anderson
Madonna: Vogue (1990)
Madonna: Vogue
As:
Director
Director:
David Fincher
Genres:
Short, Music, Musical
Star Cast:
Madonna, Donna DeLory, Luis Camacho, Oliver Crumes Jr., Neil Breen
Awards:
MTV Video Music Award for Best Direction in a Video
Madonna: Bad Girl (1993)
Madonna: Bad Girl
As:
Director
Director:
David Fincher
Genres:
Music, Short
Star Cast:
Christopher Walken, Matt Dillon, Madonna, Tomas Arana, Rob Campbell
Nine Inch Nails: Only (2005)
Nine Inch Nails: Only
As:
Director
Director:
David Fincher
Genres:
Short, Music
Star Cast:
Trent Reznor, Nine Inch Nails
Madonna: Express Yourself (1989)
Madonna: Express Yourself
As:
Director
Director:
David Fincher
Genres:
Music, Short
Star Cast:
Madonna, Gustav Vintas, Cameron Alborzian, Todd Gordon
Awards:
MTV Video Music Award for Best Direction in a Video
Michael Jackson: Who Is It (1993)
Michael Jackson: Who Is It
As:
Director
Director:
David Fincher
Genres:
Short, Music
Star Cast:
Michael Jackson
Don Henley: The End of the Innocence (1989)
Don Henley: The End of the Innocence
As:
Director
Director:
David Fincher
Genres:
Music, Short
Star Cast:
Don Henley
Justin Timberlake Ft. Jay-Z: Suit & Tie (2013)
Justin Timberlake Ft. Jay-Z: Suit & Tie
As:
Director
Director:
David Fincher
Genres:
Music, Short, Musical
Star Cast:
Jay Z, Justin Timberlake, Guillaume Campanacci
Awards:
Grammy Award for Best Music Video, MTV Video Music Award for Best Direction
Ladies & Gentlemen: The Best of George Michael (1999)
Ladies & Gentlemen: The Best of George Michael
As:
Director
Director:
David Fincher, Tony Scott, Vaughan Arnell, Anthea Benton
Genres:
Music, Documentary
Star Cast:
Kate Beckinsale, Tyra Banks, George Michael, Nadja Auermann, Scott Benoit
George Michael: Freedom! '90 (1990)
George Michael: Freedom! '90
As:
Director
Director:
David Fincher
Genres:
Short, Music
Star Cast:
Cindy Crawford, Naomi Campbell, Scott Benoit, Linda Evangelista, Peter Formby
Madonna: Oh Father (1989)
Madonna: Oh Father
As:
Director
Director:
David Fincher
Genres:
Short, Music
Star Cast:
Madonna, Mark Romano
Paula Abdul: It's Just, the Way That You Love Me, Version 2 (1989)
Paula Abdul: It's Just, the Way That You Love Me, Version 2
As:
Director
Director:
David Fincher
Genres:
Short, Music
Star Cast:
Paula Abdul
George Michael: Twenty Five (2006)
George Michael: Twenty Five
As:
Director
Director:
David Fincher
Genres:
Music
Star Cast:
George Michael, Andrew Ridgeley, Tony Ward
Coca-Cola: Blade Roller (1993)
Coca-Cola: Blade Roller
As:
Director
Director:
David Fincher
Genres:
Sci-Fi, Short
The Rolling Stones: Love Is Strong (1994)
The Rolling Stones: Love Is Strong
As:
Director
Director:
David Fincher
Genres:
Short, Music
Star Cast:
Mick Jagger, Keith Richards, Charlie Watts, Darryl Jones, Stones The Rolling
Awards:
Grammy Award for Best Music Video, Short Form
A Perfect Circle: Judith (2000)
A Perfect Circle: Judith
As:
Director
Director:
David Fincher
Genres:
Short, Music
Star Cast:
Maynard James Keenan, Josh Freese, Billy Howerdel, Paz Lenchantin, A Perfect Circle
Steve Winwood: Roll with It (1988)
Steve Winwood: Roll with It
As:
Director
Director:
David Fincher
Genres:
Music, Short
Star Cast:
Steve Winwood
Sting: Englishman in New York (1988)
Sting: Englishman in New York
As:
Director
Director:
David Fincher
Genres:
Music, Short
Star Cast:
Quentin Crisp, Sting
Paula Abdul: Forever Your Girl (1989)
Paula Abdul: Forever Your Girl
As:
Director
Director:
David Fincher
Genres:
Music, Short
Star Cast:
Paula Abdul, Dee Caspary
Gipsy Kings: Bamboléo (1989)
Gipsy Kings: Bamboléo
As:
Director
Director:
David Fincher
Genres:
Short, Music
Star Cast:
Gipsy Kings
Aerosmith: Janie's Got a Gun (1989)
Aerosmith: Janie's Got a Gun
As:
Director
Director:
David Fincher
Genres:
Music, Short
Star Cast:
Lesley Ann Warren, Kristin Dattilo, Tom Hamilton, Joey Kramer, Nicholas Guest
Billy Idol: Cradle of Love (1990)
Billy Idol: Cradle of Love
As:
Director
Director:
David Fincher
Genres:
Music, Short
Star Cast:
Billy Idol, Betsy Lynn George, Joshua Townshend-Zellner
The Best of Sting: Fields of Gold 1984-1994 (1994)
The Best of Sting: Fields of Gold 1984-1994
As:
Director
Director:
David Fincher, Richard Donner, Alex Proyas, Lol Creme, Gerard de Thame
Genres:
Music
Star Cast:
Eric Clapton, Sting, Julio Iglesias, Janice Pendarvis
Johnny Hates Jazz: Shattered Dreams (1988)
Johnny Hates Jazz: Shattered Dreams
As:
Director
Director:
David Fincher
Genres:
Short, Music
Star Cast:
Clark Datchler, Calvin Hayes, Johnny Hates Jazz, Mike Nocito
The Outfield: All the Love in the World (1986)
The Outfield: All the Love in the World
As:
Director
Director:
David Fincher
Genres:
Music, Short
Star Cast:
Alan Jackman, Tony Lewis, The Outfield, John Spinks
The Hooters: Johnny B (1987)
The Hooters: Johnny B
As:
Director
Director:
David Fincher
Genres:
Music, Short
Star Cast:
Eric Bazilian, The Hooters, Rob Hyman, John Lilley, David Uosikkinen
Rick Springfield: Bop 'Til You Drop (1984)
Rick Springfield: Bop 'Til You Drop
As:
Director
Director:
David Fincher
Genres:
Music, Short
Star Cast:
Rick Springfield, Terry Smith, Michael Souza
Billy Idol: L.A. Woman (1990)
Billy Idol: L.A. Woman
As:
Director
Director:
David Fincher
Genres:
Short, Music
Star Cast:
Billy Idol
The Wallflowers: 6th Avenue Heartache (1996)
The Wallflowers: 6th Avenue Heartache
As:
Director
Director:
David Fincher
Genres:
Short, Music
Star Cast:
Jakob Dylan, Mario Calire, Rami Jaffee, The Wallflowers, Michael Ward
Paula Abdul: It's Just, the Way That You Love Me, Version 1 (1988)
Paula Abdul: It's Just, the Way That You Love Me, Version 1
As:
Director
Director:
David Fincher
Genres:
Music, Short
Star Cast:
Paula Abdul, Sean Cheesman
Rick Springfield: Dance This World Away (1985)
Rick Springfield: Dance This World Away
As:
Director
Director:
David Fincher
Genres:
Short, Music
Star Cast:
Rick Springfield
Steve Winwood: Holding On (1988)
Steve Winwood: Holding On
As:
Director
Director:
David Fincher
Genres:
Short, Music
Star Cast:
Steve Winwood
Rick Springfield: Celebrate Youth (1985)
Rick Springfield: Celebrate Youth
As:
Director
Director:
David Fincher
Genres:
Short, Music
Star Cast:
Rick Springfield
Video Hits: Paula Abdul (2005)
Video Hits: Paula Abdul
As:
Director
Director:
David Fincher, Andy Delaney, Candace Reckinger
Genres:
Music, Short
Star Cast:
Keanu Reeves, Elijah Wood, Arsenio Hall, Paula Abdul
Foreigner: Say You Will (1987)
Foreigner: Say You Will
As:
Director
Director:
David Fincher
Genres:
Short, Music
Star Cast:
Foreigner
The Motels: Shame (1985)
The Motels: Shame
As:
Director
Director:
David Fincher
Genres:
Short, Music
Star Cast:
Martha Davis, The Motels
Patty Smyth: Downtown Train (1987)
Patty Smyth: Downtown Train
As:
Director
Director:
David Fincher
Genres:
Music, Short
Star Cast:
Patty Smyth
Paula Abdul: Straight Up (1989)
Paula Abdul: Straight Up
As:
Director
Director:
David Fincher
Genres:
Music, Short
Star Cast:
Arsenio Hall, Paula Abdul
Jody Watley: Real Love (1989)
Jody Watley: Real Love
As:
Director
Director:
David Fincher
Genres:
Music, Short
Star Cast:
Jody Watley
Paula Abdul: Cold Hearted (1989)
Paula Abdul: Cold Hearted
As:
Director
Director:
David Fincher
Genres:
Music, Short
Star Cast:
Paula Abdul
Gipsy Kings: Bamboléo, Mixed Version (1989)
Gipsy Kings: Bamboléo, Mixed Version
As:
Director
Director:
David Fincher, Stéphane Clavier
Genres:
Short, Music
Star Cast:
Gipsy Kings
Ry Cooder: Get Rhythm (1988)
Ry Cooder: Get Rhythm
As:
Director
Director:
David Fincher
Genres:
Music, Short
Star Cast:
Harry Dean Stanton, Ry Cooder, Jorge Calderon, Steve Douglas, Terry L. Evans
Iggy Pop: Home (1990)
Iggy Pop: Home
As:
Director
Director:
David Fincher
Genres:
Short, Music
Star Cast:
Iggy Pop
Now That's What I Call Music 7 (1986)
Now That's What I Call Music 7
As:
Director
Director:
David Fincher, Brian Grant, Matt Forrest
Genres:
Music
Star Cast:
Samantha Fox, of Noise The Art, Big Country, Culture Club, Doctor & The Medics
Roy Orbison: She's a Mystery to Me (1989)
Roy Orbison: She's a Mystery to Me
As:
Director
Director:
David Fincher
Genres:
Short, Music
Star Cast:
Roy Orbison
Colin James Hay: Can I Hold You? (1987)
Colin James Hay: Can I Hold You?
As:
Director
Director:
David Fincher
Genres:
Short, Music
Star Cast:
Colin Hay
Mark Knopfler: Storybook Love (1987)
Mark Knopfler: Storybook Love
As:
Director
Director:
David Fincher
Genres:
Short, Music
Star Cast:
Mark Knopfler
Loverboy: Notorious (1987)
Loverboy: Notorious
As:
Director
Director:
David Fincher
Genres:
Short, Music
Star Cast:
Paul Dean, Matt Frenette, Doug Johnson, Loverboy, Mike Reno
Jermaine Stewart: We Don't Have to Take Our Clothes Off (1986)
Jermaine Stewart: We Don't Have to Take Our Clothes Off
As:
Director
Director:
David Fincher
Genres:
Short, Music
Star Cast:
Jermaine Stewart
Neneh Cherry: Heart (1990)
Neneh Cherry: Heart
As:
Director
Director:
David Fincher
Genres:
Short, Music
Star Cast:
Neneh Cherry
Loverboy: Love Will Rise Again (1987)
Loverboy: Love Will Rise Again
As:
Director
Director:
David Fincher
Genres:
Short, Music
Star Cast:
Paul Dean, Matt Frenette, Doug Johnson, Loverboy, Mike Reno
Wire Train: She Comes On (1987)
Wire Train: She Comes On
As:
Director
Director:
David Fincher
Genres:
Short, Music
Star Cast:
Wire Train

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