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List of Guillermo del Toro Movies: Ranked Best To Worst

1. Pan's Labyrinth (2006)
24
5
Pan's Labyrinth
R
24
5

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:
Ivana Baquero, Ariadna Gil, Maribel Verdú, Sergi López, Doug Jones
Directed By:
Guillermo del Toro
Awards:
BAFTA Award for Best Film not in the English Language
2. The Devil's Backbone (2001)
9
3
The Devil's Backbone
R
9
3

After his father’s death in Spanish Civil War, 12-year-old Carlos is sent to a remote orphanage, Santa Lucia School. Though head-mistress Carmen and kind professor Casares are considerate, he has difficulties with hostile caretaker Jacinto. Not very comfortable in that place, Carlos encounters Santi, ghost of a missing former occupant who keeps badgering Carlos. Gradually Carlos unearths many secrets of the orphanage.

Starring:
Marisa Paredes, Federico Luppi, Eduardo Noriega, Fernando Tielve, Íñigo Garcés
Directed By:
Guillermo del Toro
3. The Shape of Water (2017)
15
6
The Shape of Water
R
15
6

Elisa is mute and leads a forlorn life working as a janitor at a secret high-security government laboratory. Her life takes a turn when she comes across and falls for a captured humanoid amphibian creature. She now has to protect the rare species from a classified experiment and ensure its safe return to waters.

Starring:
Michael Shannon, Michael Stuhlbarg, Richard Jenkins, Lauren Lee Smith, Sally Hawkins
Directed By:
Guillermo del Toro
Awards:
Academy Award for Best Achievement in Directing, Academy Award for Best Motion Picture of the Year, Golden Globe Award for Best Director - Motion Picture, BAFTA Award for
4. Hellboy II: The Golden Army (2008)
12
5
Hellboy II: The Golden Army
PG-13
12
5

Hellboy, his pyrokinetic girlfriend Liz Sherman, aquatic empath Abe Sapien, and Johann Kraus go up against the exiled elven Prince Nuada Silverlance. They eventually find a way to destroy him and stop his Golden Army but end up losing Princess Nuala, who sacrifices herself to save humanity. 

Directed By:
Guillermo del Toro
5. Nightmare Alley (2021)
9
4
Nightmare Alley
R
9
4

Nightmare Alley is a crime drama thriller film which tells the story of Stanton Carlisle, who acquires a lot of knowledge from a mentalist at a carnival. Using this knowledge, he begins to swindle the elite and the wealthy people. He soon targets a dangerous tycoon, but the job might not be as easy as he expects.

6. Pacific Rim (2013)
16
7
Pacific Rim
PG-13
16
7

This sci-fi monster film takes us to a time in the future when the Earth is at war with colossal sea monsters known as Kaiju. To combat them, humans create gigantic humanoid machines known as the Jaegers. The film revolves around the story of Raleigh Becket, former pilot, and Mako Mori, his co-pilot, in their final efforts to destroy the Kaiju. 

Starring:
Directed By:
Guillermo del Toro
7. Hellboy (2004)
12
6
Hellboy
PG-13
12
6

Hellboy, a half-demon conjured as a baby by Grigori Rasputin on behalf of the Nazis and rescued by the Allies, works as a paranormal investigator with telepathic amphibian humanoid Abe Sapien and the beautiful pyrokinetic Liz Sherman. After the Mad Monk Rasputin returns 60 years later, Hellboy and his team become the unlikely savior of mankind.

Starring:
Selma Blair, Jeffrey Tambor, John Hurt, Rupert Evans, Ron Perlman, Karel Roden
Directed By:
Guillermo del Toro
8. Blade II (2002)
10
5
Blade II
R
10
5

In this second film of Marvel Comics’ Blade series, human-vampire hybrid superhero Blade and his team are asked to form an alliance with the Vampire Council’s high-powered team, The Bloodpack. Together, they are the last hope to thwart the threat of ‘The Reapers,’ a new, deadlier race of mutant super-vampires, who are set to wipe out human as well as vampire population.

Starring:
Directed By:
Guillermo del Toro
9. Cronos (1993)
6
3
Cronos
R
6
3

Antiques dealer Jesus Gris finds a golden scarab, a mysterious device called Cronos, which has ability to grant youth, but also has a thirst for blood. A dying millionaire Dieter de la Guardia, obsessed with immortality, sends nephew Angel to get Cronos at any cost. Even though aware of the risk to his granddaughter’s life, Gris nevertheless refuses to part with it.

Starring:
Claudio Brook, Ron Perlman, Margarita Isabel, Federico Luppi
Directed By:
Guillermo del Toro
10. Crimson Peak (2015)
8
4
Crimson Peak
R
8
4

A young Edith Cushing is warned by her mother's ghost about Crimson Peak and after she grows up, her father opposes her relationship with charming English baronet Thomas Sharpe. However, following her father's sudden death, she marries Sharpe and with him and his mysterious sister Lucille, comes to his estate, which she learns is known as 'Crimson Peak'.

Directed By:
Guillermo del Toro
11. Geometria (1987)
6
3
Geometria
6
3
Starring:
Guadalupe Del Toro, Fernando Garcia Marin, Napo, Rodrigo Mora
Directed By:
Guillermo del Toro
12. Mimic (1997)
6
4
Mimic
R
6
4

When the cockroaches start spreading a deadly disease, an entomologist genetically creates an insect to kill the disease carrying cockroaches, making sure that all the specimen released are female and have limited lifespan. But unknown to her, the bugs continue to evolve and now they are ready to take on their next target, the humans. 

Starring:
Mira Sorvino, F. Murray Abraham, Josh Brolin, Giancarlo Giannini, Norman Reedus, Jeremy Northam, Charles S. Dutton
Directed By:
Guillermo del Toro
13. Doña Lupe (1986)
4
3
Doña Lupe
4
3
Starring:
Josefina Gonzalez de Silva, Jose Luis Vallejo
Directed By:
Guillermo del Toro

Movies (Actor)

1. Comic-Con Episode IV: A Fan's Hope (2011)
13
5
Comic-Con Episode IV: A Fan's Hope
PG-13
13
5
Role:
Himself
Starring:
Eli Roth, Thomas Jane, Seth Green, Kenneth Branagh, Seth Rogen, Kenneth Branagh
Directed By:
Morgan Spurlock
2. Torrente 3: El protector (2005)
13
11
Torrente 3: El protector
13
11

This dark comedy film revolves around the adventures of an overweight and politically incorrect Spanish detective named Jose Luis Torrente, who is hired to work as a bodyguard for an upcoming politician.  

Starring:
Oliver Stone, Santiago Segura, José Mota, Javier Gutiérrez, Carlos Latre
Directed By:
Santiago Segura
3. Horror Europa with Mark Gatiss (2012)
10
3
Horror Europa with Mark Gatiss
10
3
Role:
Himself
Starring:
Dario Argento, Mark Gatiss, Fabrizio Bava, Annette Chaton
Directed By:
John Das
4. Bullfighter (2000)
1
4
Bullfighter
R
1
4
Starring:
Jared Harris, Donnie Wahlberg, Willem Dafoe, Olivier Martinez, Michael Parks, Michelle Forbes
Directed By:
Rune Bendixen

TV Shows

It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia
34
5
It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia
TV-MA
34
5
Starring:
Judy Greer, Scott Bakula, Brian Doyle-Murray, Alexandra Daddario, Josh Groban, Alanna Ubach, Jason Sudeikis
Directed By:
The Director's Chair
9
1
The Director's Chair
TV-14
9
1
Role:
Himself (1 episode, 2014)
Starring:
John Carpenter, Quentin Tarantino, Francis Ford Coppola, Luis Valdez
Directed By:
Robert Rodriguez
Five Came Back
9
2
Five Came Back
TV-14
9
2
Role:
Himself (3 episodes, 2017)
Starring:
Meryl Streep, Steven Spielberg, Francis Ford Coppola, Lawrence Kasdan
Directed By:
Laurent Bouzereau
Carnival Row
13
4
Carnival Row
TV-MA
13
4
Starring:
Cara Delevingne, Tamzin Merchant, Indira Varma, Jared Harris, Orlando Bloom, Alice Krige, Simon McBurney
Directed By:
Jon Amiel, Anna Foerster, Thor Freudenthal
Hora Marcada
7
2
Hora Marcada
7
2
Starring:
Farnesio de Bernal, Frances Ondiviela, Margot Buzali, Roman Echanove, Aurora Cortés
Directed By:
El laberinto del fauno: Detras de las camaras (2006)
7
2
El laberinto del fauno: Detras de las camaras
7
2
Starring:
Ivana Baquero, Ariadna Gil, Álex Angulo, Sergi López, Eugenio Caballero
The Strain
14
5
The Strain
TV-MA
14
5
Starring:
Sean Astin, Kevin Durand, Corey Stoll, Rhona Mitra, Leslie Hope, Jonathan Hyde
Directed By:
Guillermo del Toro
Vivir de cine
3
3
Vivir de cine
3
3
Role:
Himself (3 episodes, 2012-2013)
Starring:
Hugo Weaving, Amy Adams, Akiva Schaffer, José Ignacio Cuenca

Narrator/Dubbing

Hellboy II: The Golden Army (2008)
13
5
Hellboy II: The Golden Army
PG-13
13
5

Hellboy, his pyrokinetic girlfriend Liz Sherman, aquatic empath Abe Sapien, and Johann Kraus go up against the exiled elven Prince Nuada Silverlance. They eventually find a way to destroy him and stop his Golden Army but end up losing Princess Nuala, who sacrifices herself to save humanity. 

Role:
Creature Vocals (voice) (uncredited)
Starring:
Selma Blair, John Hurt, Jeffrey Tambor, Jimmy Kimmel, Seth MacFarlane, Ron Perlman
Directed By:
Guillermo del Toro
Quantum of Solace (2008)
15
8
Quantum of Solace
PG-13
15
8

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.

Role:
Additional Voices (voice)
Starring:
Daniel Craig, Olga Kurylenko, Stana Katic, David Harbour, Alfonso Cuarón, Judi Dench, Mathieu Amalric
Directed By:
Marc Forster
Diary of the Dead (2007)
5
4
Diary of the Dead
R
5
4

Diary of the Dead is a found-footage horror film, which tells the story of a group of students who are trying to make a horror film, along with their professor. However, they soon run into real-life zombies, and one by one, they are all hunted down by the walking dead. 

Role:
Newsreader (voice) (uncredited)
Starring:
Quentin Tarantino, Simon Pegg, Martin Roach, Todd Schroeder, Laura de Carteret
Directed By:
George A. Romero
Don't Be Afraid of the Dark (2010)
5
4
Don't Be Afraid of the Dark
R
5
4

A young couple moves into a 19th-century mansion at Rhode Island with 8-year-old Sally. Terrifying creatures that feed on humans and live in the basement's old fireplace await the new residents. When Sally hears them call out her name, she follows the voices to the sealed fireplace.

Role:
Creature (voice)
Starring:
Katie Holmes, Bailee Madison, Guy Pearce, Garry McDonald, Bruce Gleeson, Eddie Ritchard
Directed By:
Troy Nixey

Animation Movies

The Simpsons
40
6
The Simpsons
TV-14
40
6
Starring:
Liam Neeson, Mandy Moore, Garry Marshall, Aaron Paul, Halle Berry, Natalie Portman, Max von Sydow
Directed By:
Mark Kirkland, Steven Dean Moore, Bob Anderson, Matthew Nastuk, Jim Reardon
Trollhunters
10
2
Trollhunters
TV-Y7
10
2
Starring:
Lena Headey, Thomas F. Wilson, Kelsey Grammer, Tom Kenny, Steven Yeun, Yara Shahidi, Colin O’Donoghue
Directed By:
Guillermo del Toro
3 Below
8
2
3 Below
13
8
2
Starring:
Colin O’Donoghue
Megamind (2010)
23
8
Megamind
TV-PG
23
8

A supervillain Megamind kills the superhero Metroman after a long battle and takes over the Metro City. However, with no one to challenge his authority, he is soon bored. He, thus, creates a superhero to work against him. The problem begins when the superhero begins acting like a supervillain committing various crimes. Will the supervillain now take on the mantle of superhero?

Starring:
Tina Fey, Ben Stiller, Jonah Hill, Will Ferrell, David Cross, Brad Pitt
Directed By:
Tom McGrath
Rise of the Guardians (2012)
17
7
Rise of the Guardians
PG
17
7

For centuries, immortal Guardians like Santa Claus, the Tooth Fairy, and the Easter Bunny have been protecting the world’s children from the darkness. But the evil bogeyman Pitch Black has been weakening the Guardians by replacing children’s memories with nightmares. Now the young Jack Frost must become the final Guardian to save the children. 

Starring:
Chris Pine, Hugh Jackman, Isla Fisher, Jude Law, Alec Baldwin
Directed By:
Peter Ramsey
The Book of Life (2014)
11
4
The Book of Life
PG
11
4

Manolo wants to be a musician while his family wants him to be a bullfighter. As Manolo and town’s hero Joaquin love Maria, and both wish to marry her, the ruling deities of the underworld place their bets about trios’ future. Thus, on the Day of the Dead, Manolo has to deal with his extreme dreads as he travels through three worlds.

Starring:
Kate del Castillo, Danny Trejo, Channing Tatum, Zoe Saldana, Christina Applegate, Gabriel Iglesias, Ana de la Reguera
Directed By:
Jorge R. Gutiérrez
Kung Fu Panda 3 (2016)
16
7
Kung Fu Panda 3
PG
16
7

Dragon Warrior Po finds his long lost biological father Li, while a supernatural threat arises in the form of Kai, who is stealing chi by defeating other kung fu masters. Li offers to teach Po how to use chi, but he must first travel to a hidden peaceful panda village and adapt to their way of life.

Starring:
Lucy Liu, Dustin Hoffman, Angelina Jolie, Kate Hudson, Jack Black, Jean-Claude Van Damme, Jackie Chan
Directed By:
Alessandro Carloni, Jennifer Yuh Nelson
Trollhunters: Rise of the Titans (2021)
6
3
Trollhunters: Rise of the Titans
7
6
3
Starring:
Brian Blessed, Colin O’Donoghue
Hellboy Animated: Blood and Iron (2007)
6
3
Hellboy Animated: Blood and Iron
TV-14
6
3
Starring:
Jim Cummings, John Hurt, Selma Blair, Peri Gilpin, Ron Perlman, Doug Jones
Directed By:
Victor Cook, Tad Stones
Hellboy Animated: Iron Shoes (2007)
6
3
Hellboy Animated: Iron Shoes
6
3
Starring:
Ron Perlman, Dan Castellaneta
Directed By:
Victor Cook
Puss in Boots (2011)
15
8
Puss in Boots
PG
15
8

Young Puss is tricked by his friend Humpty Dumpty in robbing a bank and embarks on a journey to restore his name while running from the law. He again meets his unreliable friend and a female cat named Kitty Softpaws who convince him to join them in another adventure to retrieve golden eggs from a giant's castle.

Starring:
Amy Sedaris, Antonio Banderas, Salma Hayek, Billy Bob Thornton, Zach Galifianakis
Directed By:
Chris Miller
Hellboy II: The Golden Army - Prologue (2008)
5
3
Hellboy II: The Golden Army - Prologue
5
3
Starring:
Michael Dobson, John Fitzgerald, Brooke Burgess, Keiffer Dobson, Adam Fulton
Directed By:
Brooke Burgess
Extraordinary Tales (2013)
5
3
Extraordinary Tales
5
3
Role:
Narrator (segment "The Pit and the Pendulum") (voice)
Starring:
Roger Corman, Bela Lugosi, Christopher Lee, Julian Sands
Directed By:
Raul Garcia
Hellboy Animated: Sword of Storms (2006)
6
3
Hellboy Animated: Sword of Storms
PG
6
3
Starring:
Selma Blair, Ron Perlman, Peri Gilpin, Dee Bradley Baker, Phil LaMarr
Directed By:
Tad Stones, Phil Weinstein
El Santos vs la Tetona Mendoza (2012)
5
3
El Santos vs la Tetona Mendoza
TV-MA
5
3
Role:
Gamborimbo Ponx (voice)
Starring:
Daniel Giménez Cacho, José María Yazpik, Héctor Jiménez, Joaquín Cosio
Directed By:
Andrés Couturier, Alejandro Lozano, Álvaro Curiel
Hellboy II: The Golden Army - Zinco Epilogue (2008)
5
3
Hellboy II: The Golden Army - Zinco Epilogue
5
3
Starring:
Michael Dobson, John Fitzgerald, Brooke Burgess, Adam Fulton
Directed By:
Shant Jordan, Brooke Burgess
Dark Horse Motion Comics
4
3
Dark Horse Motion Comics
4
3

Special Appearance/Cameo

Hellboy (2004)
14
6
Hellboy
PG-13
14
6

Hellboy, a half-demon conjured as a baby by Grigori Rasputin on behalf of the Nazis and rescued by the Allies, works as a paranormal investigator with telepathic amphibian humanoid Abe Sapien and the beautiful pyrokinetic Liz Sherman. After the Mad Monk Rasputin returns 60 years later, Hellboy and his team become the unlikely savior of mankind.

Role:
Guy Dressed as Dragon (uncredited)
Starring:
Selma Blair, Jeffrey Tambor, John Hurt, Rupert Evans, Ron Perlman, Karel Roden
Directed By:
Guillermo del Toro
Cronos (1993)
7
3
Cronos
R
7
3

Antiques dealer Jesus Gris finds a golden scarab, a mysterious device called Cronos, which has ability to grant youth, but also has a thirst for blood. A dying millionaire Dieter de la Guardia, obsessed with immortality, sends nephew Angel to get Cronos at any cost. Even though aware of the risk to his granddaughter’s life, Gris nevertheless refuses to part with it.

Role:
Man Walking Dog (uncredited)
Starring:
Claudio Brook, Ron Perlman, Margarita Isabel, Federico Luppi
Directed By:
Guillermo del Toro

Guillermo del Toro Awards

Academy Awards
The Shape of Water Best Achievement in Directing 2018
The Shape of Water Best Motion Picture of the Year 2018
Golden Globe Awards
The Shape of Water Best Director - Motion Picture 2018
BAFTA Awards
El laberinto del fauno Best Film not in the English Language 2007