This ranking is based on an algorithm that combines various factors, including the votes of our users and search trends on the internet.

List of Joss Whedon Movies: Ranked Best To Worst

1. The Avengers (2012)
24
5
The Avengers
PG-13
24
5

In this first crossover film in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, S.H.I.E.L.D. director Nick Fury assembles a team of superheroes, featuring Iron Man, Captain America, Hulk, Thor, Black Widow and Hawkeye, who must overcome their differences to tackle extraterrestrial threats posed by Asgardian Loki after he comes into possession of the powerful device Tesseract.

As:
Director, Writer
Director:
Joss Whedon
Genres:
Sci-Fi, Action
2. Serenity (2005)
20
2
Serenity
PG-13
20
2

Over 500 years in the future, humanity has colonized a new solar system in which the alliance of inner planets is up against the independent outer planets. The crew of spaceship Serenity cross paths with a psychic passenger who reveals a dangerous secret to them.

As:
Cast, Director, Writer
Director:
Joss Whedon
Genres:
Thriller, Adventure, Action, Sci-Fi
Star Cast:
3. Avengers: Age of Ultron (2015)
18
3
Avengers: Age of Ultron
PG-13
18
3

After the Avengers retrieve Loki's scepter from a Hydra facility, Tony Stark and Bruce Banner use it to complete Stark's Ultron global defense program. However, Ultron turns against humans realizing their wrongdoings, and attacks the Avengers, eliminating Stark's A.I. J.A.R.V.I.S. The Avengers must stop a global extinction with mysterious superhuman twins, Pietro and Wanda Maximoff.

As:
Director, Writer
Director:
Joss Whedon
Genres:
Adventure, Sci-Fi, Action
4. Much Ado About Nothing (2012)
12
1
Much Ado About Nothing
PG-13
12
1

This romantic comedy drama film is a retelling of Shakespeare’s famous play of the same name, in a modern setting. It revolves around two pairs of lovers, with different takes on love.

As:
Producer, Director, Writer
Director:
Joss Whedon
Genres:
Comedy, Drama, Romance
Star Cast:
Nathan Fillion, Fran Kranz, Reed Diamond, Alexis Denisof, Amy Acker
5. In Your Eyes (2014)
10
1
In Your Eyes
10
1

In Your Eyes is a fantasy romantic drama film, which tells the story of a neglected housewife, who starts sharing a telepathic bond with a charismatic ex-convict living in a completely different part of the country. Their bond allows them to see, hear and feel each other’s experiences.   

As:
Producer, Writer
Director:
Brin Hill
Genres:
Romance, Fantasy, Sci-Fi
Star Cast:
Jennifer Grey, Zoe Kazan, Steve Howey, Michael Stahl-David, Mark Feuerstein
6. The Cabin in the Woods (2012)
10
1
The Cabin in the Woods
R
10
1

The American horror comedy follows five friends Dana, Jules, Curt, Holden, and Marty who arrive at a deserted cabin in the woods for a weekend. Little do they know that it is a controlled environment filled with mind-altering drugs, nightmarish creatures and they are part of a ritualistic sacrifice to save humanity from the Ancient Ones.  

As:
Producer, Writer
Director:
Drew Goddard
Genres:
Horror
Star Cast:
Sigourney Weaver, Kristen Connolly, Chris Hemsworth, Anna Hutchison, Fran Kranz, Jesse Williams
8. Justice League (2017)
12
3
Justice League
PG-13
12
3

Moved by Superman's sacrifice in the previous installment in the series, Batman joins forces with Wonder Woman to track down and recruit The Flash, Aquaman and Cyborg to form the Justice League in order to defend Earth from Steppenwolf and his legions of Parademons. However, the newly-formed superhero alliance may not be enough to stop the supervillain.

As:
Writer
Director:
Zack Snyder
Genres:
Sci-Fi, Fantasy, Adventure, Action
9. Alien Resurrection (1997)
6
2
Alien Resurrection
R
6
2

The fourth installment of the Alien film series, the movie is set in  2379, two hundred years after the events of Alien 3. Ellen Ripley is cloned and an Alien Queen is surgically removed from her body, leading to the creation of a hybrid who turns violent and kills the Alien Queen. 

As:
Writer
Director:
Jean-Pierre Jeunet
Genres:
Action, Sci-Fi, Horror
Star Cast:
Winona Ryder, Gary Dourdan, Sigourney Weaver, Michael Wincott, Ron Perlman
10. Buffy the Vampire Slayer (1992)
12
1
Buffy the Vampire Slayer
PG-13
12
1

Buffy Summers is a cheerleader and a popular girl in her school. She eventually comes to know that she belongs to a long line of vampire hunters. Now, she has to eradicate a nest of vampires in Los Angeles.   

As:
Writer
Director:
Fran Rubel Kuzui
Genres:
Action, Fantasy, Comedy, Horror
11. The Coach (2012)
6
1
The Coach
6
1
As:
Cast
Role:
The Coach
Director:
Nick Kocher, Brian McElhaney
Genres:
Short, Comedy
Star Cast:
Nick Kocher, Brian McElhaney
12. The Letter Carrier (2016)
6
2
The Letter Carrier
6
2
As:
Producer
Director:
Jesse L. Martin, Rick Cosnett
Genres:
Short, Musical
Star Cast:
Candus Churchill, Julia Harnett, Tyler Layton-Olson, Serena Crouse, Mariesa Crouse
13. The Deal (2016)
6
1
The Deal
6
1
As:
Producer
Director:
Daniel S. Kaminsky
Genres:
Mystery, Thriller, Horror, Short
Star Cast:
Alexandra Shipp, Jake Weary, Daniel Amerman, Michelle DeFraites, Bobby Soto

TV Movie(s)

1. This American Life Live! (2009)
5
1
This American Life Live!
5
1
As:
Cast, Writer
Role:
Himself
Director:
David Stern
Genres:
Talk-Show
Star Cast:
Mike Birbiglia, Ira Glass, Dan Savage, Starlee Kine

Animation(s)

Toy Story (1995)
Toy Story
TV-G
Plot:

Woody, a pull-string cowboy doll, is the favourite of his owner Andy till the arrival of spaceman figure Buzz Lightyear. Desperate to reclaim his position, he plans to do away with Buzz Lightyear. However, things take a turn when they get lost and have to join hands to escape the cruel toy killer –Sid–and return home to their owner.

As:
Writer
Director:
John Lasseter
Genres:
Family, Animation, Fantasy, Adventure, Comedy
Written by a Kid (2012)
Written by a Kid
As:
Cast
Director:
Daniel Strange, Caleb Emerson, Roque Ballesteros
Genres:
Animation, Family
Star Cast:
Cassandra Peterson, Matthew Mercer, Will Bowles, Josh Flaum
Buffy the Vampire Slayer: The Animated Series (2004)
Buffy the Vampire Slayer: The Animated Series
As:
Producer, Writer
Genres:
Animation, Action, Fantasy
Star Cast:
Alyson Hannigan, Nicholas Brendon, Anthony Head, Giselle Loren
Astonishing X-Men (2009)
Astonishing X-Men
As:
Writer
Director:
Mauro Casalese, John Cassaday, Jesse Cote
Genres:
Action, Sci-Fi, Animation
Star Cast:
Mark Hildreth, Trevor Devall, Brian Drummond, Lara Gilchrist, Ron Halder
Atlantis: The Lost Empire (2001)
Atlantis: The Lost Empire
TV-PG
Plot:

One of Walt Disney’s best animated films, Atlantis: The Lost Empire is the story of a modest museum employee who sets out on an expedition to locate the submerged civilization with a diverse crew. But when they finally reach the continent he is forced to go against his companions, who plan to steal the mystery crystal from the aging king and his beautiful daughter. 

As:
Writer
Director:
Gary Trousdale, Kirk Wise
Genres:
Family, Fantasy, Action, Adventure, Animation, Sci-Fi
Star Cast:
Michael J. Fox, James Garner, Jim Cummings, Leonard Nimoy, Jim Varney, Corey Burton, Claudia Christian
Buffy the Vampire Slayer: Season 8 Motion Comic (2011)
Buffy the Vampire Slayer: Season 8 Motion Comic
TV-14
As:
Writer
Director:
Jeff Shuter
Genres:
Action, Fantasy, Horror, Drama, Animation
Star Cast:
Kelly Albanese, Marcus Ashley, Alex Collins, Tauvia Dawn, Jon Huybrecht
Titan A.E. (2000)
Titan A.E.
PG
Plot:

In not so distance future, the earth is attacked by a pure energy based alien race known as the Drej. Realizing the danger, a top scientist sends away his teenage son, secretly encoding a map to the Titan in a ring he gives to him. Now a young man, it falls upon him to find Titan and save the humanity from total destruction. 

As:
Writer
Director:
Don Bluth, Gary Goldman, Art Vitello
Genres:
Animation, Family, Action, Sci-Fi, Adventure
Spider-Woman, Agent of S.W.O.R.D. (2009)
Spider-Woman, Agent of S.W.O.R.D.
TV-14
As:
Writer
Director:
Joe Quesada, Jeffrey Hedquist
Genres:
Animation, Adventure, Sci-Fi, Action, Thriller
Star Cast:
Jolynn Carpenter, Nicolette Reed
Atlantis: Milo's Return (2003)
Atlantis: Milo's Return
G
As:
Writer
Director:
Victor Cook, Toby Shelton, Tad Stones
Genres:
Comedy, Adventure, Fantasy, Animation, Action, Sci-Fi, Drama, Family
Star Cast:
John Mahoney, Corey Burton, Don Novello, Thomas F. Wilson, James Arnold Taylor

TV Shows and Videos

Firefly (2002)
Firefly
TV-14
As:
Cast, Producer, Director, Writer
Director:
Vern Gillum, Joss Whedon, Tim Minear
Genres:
Drama, Adventure, Sci-Fi
Star Cast:
Zac Efron, Adam Baldwin, Summer Glau, Nathan Fillion, Alan Tudyk, Morena Baccarin, Adam Baldwin
The Making of Dr. Horrible's Sing-Along Blog (2008)
The Making of Dr. Horrible's Sing-Along Blog
As:
Producer
Director:
Ethan Shaftel
Genres:
Documentary, Short
Star Cast:
Neil Patrick Harris, Felicia Day, Nathan Fillion, Maurissa Tancharoen, Zack Whedon, Jed Whedon
Dr. Horrible's Sing-Along Blog (2008)
Dr. Horrible's Sing-Along Blog
TV-PG
As:
Producer, Director, Writer
Director:
Joss Whedon
Genres:
Sci-Fi, Musical, Comedy
Star Cast:
Neil Patrick Harris, Nathan Fillion, Felicia Day, Simon Helberg, Jed Whedon
Awards:
Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Special Class - Short-Format Live-Action Entertainment Programs
Buffy the Vampire Slayer: Sacrifice (2009)
Buffy the Vampire Slayer: Sacrifice
As:
Director, Writer
Director:
Joss Whedon
Genres:
Action, Adventure, Fantasy
Buffy the Vampire Slayer (2002)
Buffy the Vampire Slayer
T
As:
Writer
Genres:
Fantasy, Action
Star Cast:
Alyson Hannigan, David Boreanaz, Charisma Carpenter, Nicholas Brendon, Anthony Head
Buffy the Vampire Slayer: Chaos Bleeds (2003)
Buffy the Vampire Slayer: Chaos Bleeds
T
As:
Writer
Genres:
Action, Fantasy
Star Cast:
Eliza Dushku, Kari Wahlgren, Nicholas Brendon, Anthony Head, James Marsters, Giselle Loren
Muffy the Vampire Layer (1992)
Muffy the Vampire Layer
As:
Writer
Director:
Jean-Pierre Ferrand
Genres:
Adult
Star Cast:
P.J. Sparxx, Lacy Rose, Sunset Thomas, Steve Drake, Biff Malibu
Buffy the Vampire Slayer (2000)
Buffy the Vampire Slayer
As:
Director, Writer
Director:
Joss Whedon
Genres:
Adventure, Action, Fantasy
Parenthood (1990)
Parenthood
As:
Producer, Writer
Director:
Allan Arkush, Matia Karrell, Alan Myerson, Betty Thomas
Genres:
Drama, Comedy
Star Cast:
Leonardo DiCaprio, Ed Begley Jr., David Arquette, Jayne Atkinson, Max Elliott Slade, Thora Birch, Zachary La Voy
Buffy the Vampire Layer (1997)
Buffy the Vampire Layer
X
As:
Writer
Director:
Jack Stephen
Genres:
Adult
Star Cast:
Kristi Myst, Michael Hurt, Zasu Knight, Lancaster Merrin, Alec Metro
Buffy the Vampire Slayer XXX: A Parody (2012)
Buffy the Vampire Slayer XXX: A Parody
X
As:
Writer
Director:
Lee Roy Myers
Genres:
Adult, Action, Fantasy, Horror, Drama
Star Cast:
Lexi Belle, Rocco Reed, Jessie Andrews, Kris Slater, Ash Hollywood
Forgotten Memories (2007)
Forgotten Memories
As:
Writer
Director:
Darren K. Hawkins
Genres:
Fantasy, Short
Star Cast:
Emma Langley, Katie Elliot, Jason Stojanovski, Courtney Lee, Ali Cavenagh
Buffy the Vampire Slayer: Wrath of the Darkhul King (2003)
Buffy the Vampire Slayer: Wrath of the Darkhul King
As:
Director, Writer
Director:
Joss Whedon
Genres:
Adventure, Fantasy, Action
Buffy the Vampire Slayer: The Quest for Oz (2004)
Buffy the Vampire Slayer: The Quest for Oz
As:
Director, Writer
Director:
Joss Whedon
Genres:
Adventure, Fantasy, Action
Dollplay (2009)
Dollplay
As:
Writer
Director:
Hugo Lilja
Genres:
Mystery
Star Cast:
Hailee Araya

Joss Whedon Awards

Primetime Emmy Awards
Dr. Horrible's Sing-Along Blog Outstanding Special Class - Short-Format Live-Action Entertainment Programs 2009