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List of James Cameron Movies: Ranked Best To Worst

1. Terminator 2: Judgment Day (1991)
57
6
Terminator 2: Judgment Day
TV-14
57
6

Set eleven years after The Terminator, the sequel witnesses the return of a revamped version of the titular cyborg to protect John, 10-year-old son of Sarah Connor and future leader of the human resistance against a robot uprising. He must protect the mother-child duo from another more advanced shape-shifting Terminator that has been sent to kill them.

Starring:
Sven-Ole Thorsen, Arnold Schwarzenegger, Linda Hamilton, Edward Furlong, Robert Patrick, Earl Boen
Directed By:
James Cameron
2. Aliens (1986)
38
6
Aliens
R
38
6

A deep space salvage team recovers Ellen Ripley's escape shuttle 57 years after the events of the first film, but her alien story is dismissed by her company, which has now colonized the exomoon. However, once communication with the space colony is lost, Ripley is called back to assist space marines in a daring rescue mission.

Starring:
Sigourney Weaver, Bill Paxton, Carrie Henn, Michael Biehn, Paul Reiser, Lance Henriksen
Directed By:
James Cameron
3. The Terminator (1984)
43
6
The Terminator
R
43
6

In this James Cameron’s science fiction film, a cyborg assassin and a human soldier, both from 2029, are sent to 1984 on a mission. The former is programmed to kill a woman, Sarah Connor, whose unborn son is supposed to become the saviour of humanity in post-apocalyptic future. The latter, meanwhile, is tasked to save her.

 

Starring:
Directed By:
James Cameron
4. Titanic (1997)
54
9
Titanic
PG-13
54
9

James Cameron's epic retelling of the Titanic disaster is from the point-of-view of 100-year-old fictional character Rose, a passenger of the sunken ship along with her widowed mother and snob fiancé. She explains the back-story of the now-recovered erotic picture of her, sketched by her lover, wandering orphaned artist Jack, whom she had met on the ill-fated ship.

Directed By:
James Cameron
Awards:
Academy Award for Best Picture, Academy Award for Best Director, Academy Award for Best Film Editing, Golden Globe Award for Best Director - Motion Picture
5. Avatar (2009)
49
14
Avatar
PG-13
49
14

After the sudden death of his twin brother, paraplegic former Marine Jake Sully replaces him on a mission to lush alien moon Pandora, inhabited by the Na'vi, and experiences newfound freedom assuming his Na'vi-human hybrid 'Avatar'. He falls in love with Neytiri, a female Na'vi, and helps her save the planet from the malicious plans of Colonel Miles Quaritch.

Directed By:
James Cameron
Awards:
Golden Globe Award for Best Director - Motion Picture
6. T2 3-D: Battle Across Time (1996)
16
4
T2 3-D: Battle Across Time
PG-13
16
4

This science fiction action short film revolves around three freedom fighters, who attack a large corporation, in order to prevent a future apocalypse.

Starring:
Arnold Schwarzenegger, Linda Hamilton, Robert Patrick, Edward Furlong, Michael Biehn
Directed By:
James Cameron, John Bruno, Stan Winston
7. The Abyss (1989)
19
5
The Abyss
PG-13
19
5

The Navy seeks help of the drilling crew from an underwater oil platform to assist their Navy SEAL in their search of the American nuclear submarine that has mysteriously sunk in deep waters. While the friction between the drilling crew and Navy SEALs escalates, they face several mishaps, and also become aware of some unknown, inexplicable force inhabiting the deep. 

Starring:
Ed Harris, Mary Elizabeth Mastrantonio, Michael Biehn, Leo Burmester, Todd Graff
Directed By:
James Cameron
8. Expedition: Bismarck (2002)
13
4
Expedition: Bismarck
13
4
Starring:
Lance Henriksen, Karl Kuhn, Heinz Steeg, Walter Weintz
Directed By:
James Cameron, Gary Johnstone
10. Toruk: The First Flight (2016)
11
3
Toruk: The First Flight
11
3
Starring:
Cumie Dunio, Raymond O'Neill, Gabriel Christo, Jeremiah Hughes, Guillaume Paquin
Directed By:
James Cameron, Michel Lemieux, Victor Pilon, Adrian Wills, Neilson Vignola
11. Ghosts of the Abyss (2003)
9
4
Ghosts of the Abyss
PG
9
4
Starring:
Bill Paxton, John Broadwater, Lori Johnston, Charles Pellegrino, Don Lynch
Directed By:
James Cameron
12. Aliens of the Deep (2005)
8
3
Aliens of the Deep
G
8
3
Starring:
Anatoly M. Sagalevitch, Genya Chernaiev, Victor Nischeta, Pamela Conrad, Arthur 'Lonne' Lane
Directed By:
James Cameron, Steven Quale
13. Terminator: Dark Fate (2019)
11
7
Terminator: Dark Fate
R
11
7

An augmented human and female warrior teams up to stop an advanced Terminator sent from the future, to protect a young woman, as she is fated to ensure the survival of the human race. 

Starring:
Diego Boneta, Mackenzie Davis, Linda Hamilton, Arnold Schwarzenegger, Natalia Reyes , Gabriel Luna
Directed By:
Tim Miller
14. Earthship.TV (2001)
5
3
Earthship.TV
5
3
Directed By:
James Cameron, John C. Kelley, Josh Williams
15. Xenogenesis (1978)
5
4
Xenogenesis
5
4

The sci-fi short follows the journey of an engineered man named Raj and a woman named Laurie as they are sent on a sentient spaceship to search space for a place to start a new life. Unfortunately, a battle ensues as Raj and Laurie fight a massive robotic cleaner to survive.  

Starring:
William Wisher Jr, Margaret Umbel
Directed By:
James Cameron, Randall Frakes
16. Piranha Part Two: The Spawning (1981)
3
5
Piranha Part Two: The Spawning
R
3
5

When a significant number of people are killed on the coast of a Caribbean island, a scuba diving instructor and her biochemist boyfriend decide to investigate. They find out that a mutant strain of piranha fish are responsible for the attacks. Things get even worse as they discover that the fish can fly.

Starring:
Tricia O'Neil, Steve Marachuk, Lance Henriksen, Ricky Paull Goldin, Ted Richert
Directed By:
James Cameron, Ovidio G. Assonitis
17. T2 3-D Pre-Show (1996)
3
2
T2 3-D Pre-Show
3
2
Starring:
Linda Hamilton, Arnold Schwarzenegger, Edward Furlong, Robert Patrick, Mark Kriski
Directed By:
James Cameron, Keith Melton

TV Shows

Entourage
27
8
Entourage
TV-MA
27
8
Starring:
Bob Odenkirk, M. Night Shyamalan, Peter Jackson, Carrie Fisher, Mandy Moore, Jana Kramer, Adam Goldberg
Directed By:
Julian Farino, Mark Mylod, Daniel Attias, David Nutter, Ken Whittingham
Years of Living Dangerously
9
4
Years of Living Dangerously
TV-PG
9
4
Starring:
Don Cheadle, America Ferrera, Ian Somerhalder, Arnold Schwarzenegger, Thomas Friedman
Directed By:
Tom Casciato, Martha Jeffries, Drew Magratten, Ivy Meeropol, Jon Meyersohn
Awards:
Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Documentary or Nonfiction Series
Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles
14
5
Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles
TV-PG
14
5
Starring:
Bailee Madison, Lena Headey, Brian Austin Green, Summer Glau, Thomas Dekker, Richard T. Jones
Directed By:
Charles Beeson, Jeffrey G. Hunt, David Nutter, J. Miller Tobin, Bryan Spicer
Dark Angel
11
3
Dark Angel
TV-14
11
3
Starring:
Jensen Ackles, Michael Weatherly, Rainn Wilson, Kevin Durand, Jessica Alba, Missy Peregrym, Richard Gunn
Directed By:
James Cameron, Jeff Woolnough, Thomas J. Wright, Joe Ann Fogle, Michael Katleman
Mad About You
8
4
Mad About You
TV-PG
8
4
Starring:
Missi Pyle, Kevin Bacon, Carol Burnett, Jay Leno, Mare Winningham, Nathan Lane, Richard Belzer
Directed By:
Martini Ranch: Reach (1988)
5
3
Martini Ranch: Reach
5
3
Starring:
Bill Paxton, Kathryn Bigelow, Bobbie Brat, Bud Cort, Jenette Goldstein, Philip Granger
Directed By:
James Cameron

Narrator/Dubbing

Titanic: The Final Word with James Cameron (2012)
16
5
Titanic: The Final Word with James Cameron
16
5
Role:
Self / Narrator
Starring:
Ken Marschall, Paul-Henri Nargeolet, Bill Sauder, Parks Stephenson
Directed By:
Tony Gerber
The Exodus Decoded (2006)
12
5
The Exodus Decoded
12
5
Role:
Narrator
Starring:
Uzi Avner, Manfred Bietak, John Bimson, Philip Davies
Directed By:
Simcha Jacobovici

Movies (Actor)

1. Deepsea Challenge 3D (2014)
11
5
Deepsea Challenge 3D
PG
11
5
Role:
Himself
Starring:
Suzy Amis, Lachlan Woods, Frank Lotito, Paul Henri
Directed By:
John Bruno, Ray Quint, Andrew Wight
2. The Muse (1999)
23
18
The Muse
PG-13
23
18

The Muse

Starring:
Jennifer Tilly, Sharon Stone, Rob Reiner, Steven Alexander Wright, Jeff Bridges, Albert Brooks, Martin Scorsese
Directed By:
3. Side by Side Extra: Volume Three (2014)
10
2
Side by Side Extra: Volume Three
10
2
Role:
Himself
Starring:
Keanu Reeves, Edward Lachman, Walter Murch
Directed By:
Christopher Kenneally
4. Titanic Adventure (2005)
8
3
Titanic Adventure
8
3
Role:
Himself
Starring:
Tony Robinson, Michael Arbuthnot, Emily Jateff, Lori Johnston
Directed By:
Mel Morpeth
5. Last Mysteries of the Titanic (2005)
8
3
Last Mysteries of the Titanic
8
3
Role:
Himself
Starring:
Laura Anderson, Scott Anderson, Michael Arbuthnot, Paul Brightwell, John Burke
Directed By:
Neil Flagg
6. Expedition: Bismarck (2002)
11
3
Expedition: Bismarck
11
3
Role:
Himself
Starring:
Lance Henriksen, Karl Kuhn, Heinz Steeg, Walter Weintz
Directed By:
James Cameron, Gary Johnstone
7. Auto Motives (2000)
3
4
Auto Motives
3
4
Role:
Himself
Starring:
Melissa McCarthy, Allison Janney, Robert Downey Jr., Scott Gorman, Josh Hopkins, Michael Imperioli
Directed By:

Special Appearance/Cameo

Titanic (1997)
24
7
Titanic
PG-13
24
7

James Cameron's epic retelling of the Titanic disaster is from the point-of-view of 100-year-old fictional character Rose, a passenger of the sunken ship along with her widowed mother and snob fiancé. She explains the back-story of the now-recovered erotic picture of her, sketched by her lover, wandering orphaned artist Jack, whom she had met on the ill-fated ship.

Role:
Steerage Dancer (uncredited)
Starring:
Leonardo DiCaprio, Kate Winslet, Kathy Bates, Billy Zane, Bill Paxton, Eric Braeden, Victor Garber
Directed By:
James Cameron
Awards:
Academy Award for Best Picture, Academy Award for Best Director, Academy Award for Best Film Editing, Golden Globe Award for Best Director - Motion Picture
Your Studio and You (1995)
7
2
Your Studio and You
7
2
Role:
James Cameron (uncredited)
Starring:
Shaun Cassidy, Matt Stone, Steven Spielberg, Traci Lords, Trey Parker, Angela Lansbury, Michael J. Fox
Directed By:
Duets (2000)
5
4
Duets
R
5
4

This comedy drama road film revolves around several people, who are unknown to each other, but the only thing common between them is their passion for karaoke. When they learn about a karaoke competition, they make their way to it, to sing and hopefully connect with the audience.

Role:
Karaoke singer (uncredited)
Starring:
Paul Giamatti, Gwyneth Paltrow, Angie Dickinson, Maya Rudolph, Andre Braugher, Maria Bello, Michael Bublé
Directed By:
Bruce Paltrow

James Cameron Awards

Academy Awards
Titanic Best Picture 1998
Titanic Best Director 1998
Titanic Best Film Editing 1998
Golden Globe Awards
Avatar Best Director - Motion Picture 2010
Titanic Best Director - Motion Picture 1998
Primetime Emmy Awards
Years of Living Dangerously Outstanding Documentary or Nonfiction Series 2014