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List of Denis Villeneuve Movies: Ranked Best To Worst

1. Prisoners (2013)
22
2
Prisoners
R
22
2

Prisoners is a gripping thriller that focuses on the search of a father, Keller Dover, brilliantly portrayed by Hugh Jackman, for his little daughter and her friend who suddenly disappear after Thanksgiving dinner. Jake Gyllenhaal plays the part of a detective who uncovers gruesome hidden truths while trying to solve the case.

As:
Director
Director:
Denis Villeneuve
Genres:
Mystery, Drama, Crime, Thriller
2. Incendies (2010)
18
2
Incendies
R
18
2

Soon after the death of their mother Nawal, an Arab immigrant in Canada, twin siblings Jeanne and Simon learn that her last wish was that they track down a brother they did not know existed and the father they believed was dead. As they travel to their mother's native country, they unravel long-buried dark secrets about their parents.

As:
Director, Writer
Director:
Denis Villeneuve
Genres:
Mystery, Drama, War
Star Cast:
Mustafa Kamel, Hussein Sami, Rémy Girard, Mélissa Désormeaux-Poulin, Maxim Gaudette
3. Blade Runner 2049 (2017)
19
2
Blade Runner 2049
R
19
2

Thirty years after the events of the original film, a young blade runner, LAPD officer K, uncovers a secret that can lead to a war between humans and replicants. His investigation points him towards a previous blade runner, Rick Deckard, the protagonist of the first story, who is missing for the last three decades.

As:
Director
Director:
Denis Villeneuve
Genres:
Thriller, Sci-Fi, Mystery, Drama
4. Arrival (2016)
22
4
Arrival
PG-13
22
4

12 mysterious alien spacecrafts appear silently hovering over 12 disparate locations around the world, posing a global threat to humanity. Unable to discern whether the extraterrestrials are peaceful or hostile, US Army Colonel G.T. Weber recruits expert linguist Dr. Louise Banks, who must lead an elite team tasked with establishing communication with the visitors.

As:
Director
Director:
Denis Villeneuve
Genres:
Mystery, Drama, Thriller, Sci-Fi
Star Cast:
Amy Adams, Forest Whitaker, Michael Stuhlbarg, Jeremy Renner, Mark O'Brien
5. Dune (2021)
14
2
Dune
PG-13
14
2

Based on a science fiction novel, this film revolves around the son of a noble family, Paul Atreides, a brilliant and gifted young man, who has a great destiny beyond his understanding. He learns that he will need to travel to one of the most dangerous planets in the universe, for his family and his people.

As:
Director, Writer
Genres:
Action,Adventure,Drama,Sci-Fi
6. Sicario (2015)
17
2
Sicario
R
17
2

Kate Macer is an idealistic FBI field agent who is enlisted into a special task force targeting senior members of a Mexican drug cartel responsible for killing members of her team. As she experiences the brutality of cartel's operations, she is also appalled to find that her teammates are not keen on sticking to conventional methods.

As:
Director
Director:
Denis Villeneuve
Genres:
Mystery, Drama, Action, Thriller, Crime
7. Next Floor (2008)
10
2
Next Floor
TV-PG
10
2
As:
Director
Director:
Denis Villeneuve
Genres:
Short
Star Cast:
Simone Chevalot, Luc-Martial Dagenais, Kenneth Fernandez, Mathieu Handfield, Ariel Ifergan
8. Polytechnique (2009)
10
2
Polytechnique
10
2

Based on the 1989 Montreal Massacre, this historical crime drama film re-enacts the events of the incident through the eyes of two students, as they witness an unstable gunman brutally murder fourteen young women.  

As:
Director, Writer
Director:
Denis Villeneuve
Genres:
Drama, History, Crime
Star Cast:
Maxim Gaudette, Sébastien Huberdeau, Karine Vanasse, Martin Watier, Evelyne Brochu
9. Maelström (2000)
9
2
Maelström
R
9
2
As:
Director, Writer
Director:
Denis Villeneuve
Genres:
Drama
Star Cast:
Stephanie Morgenstern, Marie-Josée Croze, Jean-Nicolas Verreault, Pierre Lebeau, Kliment Denchev
10. Enemy (2013)
10
3
Enemy
R
10
3

History professor Adam Bell suddenly discovers a person on television who looks exactly like him, and following an obsessive search, finds out that his doppelganger is small-time actor Anthony Claire. The two agree to meet, but Adam soon regrets the decision after Anthony attempts to manipulate him in order to sleep with his beautiful girlfriend Mary.

As:
Director
Director:
Denis Villeneuve
Genres:
Thriller, Mystery
Star Cast:
Sarah Gadon, Isabella Rossellini, Jake Gyllenhaal, Mélanie Laurent, Joshua Peace
11. REW FFWd (1994)
10
2
REW FFWd
10
2
As:
Director, Writer
Director:
Denis Villeneuve
Genres:
Documentary, Short
Star Cast:
Lorne Brass
12. Cosmos (1996)
9
2
Cosmos
9
2
As:
Director, Writer
Director:
Denis Villeneuve, Marie-Julie Dallaire, Jennifer Alleyn, Manon Briand, Arto Paragamian
Genres:
Drama, Comedy
Star Cast:
Carl Alacchi, Audrey Benoit, France Castel, Pascal Contamine, Stéphane Crête
13. Un 32 août sur terre (1998)
9
2
Un 32 août sur terre
9
2
As:
Director, Writer
Director:
Denis Villeneuve
Genres:
Romance, Drama
Star Cast:
Paule Baillargeon, Emmanuel Bilodeau, Pascale Bussières, R. Craig Costin, Joanne Côté
14. 120 Seconds to Get Elected (2006)
8
2
120 Seconds to Get Elected
8
2
As:
Director, Writer
Director:
Denis Villeneuve
Genres:
Short
Star Cast:
Alexis Martin
15. Happiness Bound (2007)
8
1
Happiness Bound
8
1
As:
Director
Director:
Denis Villeneuve, Manon Barbeau, Geneviève Allard, Paule Baillargeon, Philippe Baylaucq
Genres:
Documentary
Star Cast:
José Acquelin, Alexandrine Agostini, Manon Barbeau, Francis Beaulieu, Isabelle Blais
16. Rated R for Nudity (2011)
6
1
Rated R for Nudity
6
1
As:
Director
Director:
Denis Villeneuve
Genres:
Short
Star Cast:
Macha Grenon
17. Etude empirique sur l'influence du son sur la persistance rétinienne (2011)
5
1
Etude empirique sur l'influence du son sur la persistance rétinienne
5
1
As:
Producer, Director, Writer
Director:
Denis Villeneuve
Genres:
Short