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List of Paul Thomas Anderson Movies: Ranked Best To Worst

1. There Will Be Blood (2007)
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There Will Be Blood
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There Will Be Blood is a period drama film which tells the story of Daniel Plainview, a ruthless oil prospector and his relentless struggle to become the most powerful oil tycoon. For this, he even starts to manipulate his adopted son.

As:
Producer, Director, Writer
Director:
Paul Thomas Anderson
Genres:
Drama
Star Cast:
Daniel Day-Lewis, Martin Stringer, Matthew Braden Stringer, Jacob Stringer, Joseph Mussey
2. Magnolia (1999)
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Magnolia
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The film narrates the significance of chance and coincidence in the different yet intertwined stories of nine characters on a rainy day in Los Angeles: a dying game-show host, his estranged drug-addicted daughter, dying former producer, his trophy wife and estranged misogynist son, an ex-quiz-champion and a boy genius, a caring nurse and a police officer in love.

As:
Cast, Producer, Director, Writer
Director:
Paul Thomas Anderson
Genres:
Drama
3. Boogie Nights (1997)
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Boogie Nights
TV-MA
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2

A period drama film that focuses on the life of a young nightclub employee who enters the pornographic film industry and becomes a popular star before eventually suffering a downfall, Boogie Nights is an expansion of Paul Thomas Anderson's mockumentary short film The Dirk Diggler Story. 

As:
Producer, Director, Writer
Director:
Paul Thomas Anderson
Genres:
Drama
4. Minority Report (2002)
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Minority Report
PG-13
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2

Loosely based on Philip K. Dick’s 1954 short story, the movie is set in 2054 Washington where specialised police arrests murderers before they actually kill someone. Helping the police are three psychics or precogs who can predict these murders. John Anderton works for this special police force but when one day, he is identified as a future killer, he is forced to escape to prove his innocence.

As:
Cast
Director:
Genres:
Mystery, Thriller, Action, Adventure, Crime, Drama, Sci-Fi
5. Phantom Thread (2017)
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Phantom Thread
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2

Phantom Thread is a romantic drama film which takes us to London in the 1950s. It tells the story of a dressmaker named Reynolds, whose life is disrupted by a young strong-willed woman.  He starts developing a liking for her, and she soon becomes his muse and lover.

As:
Producer, Director, Writer
Director:
Paul Thomas Anderson
Genres:
Drama, Romance
Star Cast:
Daniel Day-Lewis, Lesley Manville, Vicky Krieps, Julie Vollono, Sue Clark
6. Junun (2015)
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Junun
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2
As:
Director
Director:
Paul Thomas Anderson
Genres:
Documentary, Music
Star Cast:
Ehtisham Khan Ajmeri, Nihal Khan, Nathu Lal Solanki, Narsi Lal Solanki, Aamir Bhiyani
7. Punch-Drunk Love (2002)
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Punch-Drunk Love
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2

Punch-Drunk Love is a dark comedy film that centres on a single man, Barry Egan, with emotionally abusive sisters who, in an effort to cure his loneliness, calls up a phone-sex line, but gets embroiled in an extortion racket instead. Egan's situation gets further complicated when he falls in love with Lena Leonard who he must protect from the extortionists.

As:
Producer, Director, Writer
Director:
Paul Thomas Anderson
Genres:
Drama, Thriller, Comedy, Romance
Star Cast:
Emily Watson, Adam Sandler, Philip Seymour Hoffman, Luis Guzmán, Jason Andrews
8. Sydney (1996)
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Sydney
R
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2

Sydney, a veteran gambler, teaches a young broke youngster John how to gamble and the latter eventually becomes his protégé. John does quite well, till he starts falling for a waitress named Clementine. 

As:
Director, Writer
Director:
Paul Thomas Anderson
Genres:
Crime, Drama
Star Cast:
Gwyneth Paltrow, Samuel L. Jackson, Philip Seymour Hoffman, Philip Baker Hall, John C. Reilly
9. Cigarettes & Coffee (1993)
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Cigarettes & Coffee
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2
As:
Director, Writer
Director:
Paul Thomas Anderson
Genres:
Drama, Short
Star Cast:
Miguel Ferrer, Kim Gillingham, Philip Baker Hall, Scott Coffey, Kirk Baltz
10. The Master (2012)
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The Master
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2

Having witnessed the horrors of WWII, Freddie Quell struggles to return to normal life and drifts from one job to another due to his alcoholism and violent nature. He is easily influenced by Lancaster Dodd, the charismatic leader of the philosophical movement, The Cause, but his rise within the cult makes the other members worried.

As:
Producer, Director, Writer
Director:
Paul Thomas Anderson
Genres:
Drama
Star Cast:
11. Inherent Vice (2014)
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Inherent Vice
R
10
2

Larry ‘Doc’ Sportello is a good-hearted but inept stoner who works as a private investigator. His former lover, Shasta suddenly shows up and asks him to prevent her rich lover, Wolfmann, from being committed to insane asylum by Wolfmann’s wife. Doc soon finds himself tangled in the psychedelic world of drugs and corrupt LAPD. 

As:
Producer, Director, Writer
Director:
Paul Thomas Anderson
Genres:
Romance, Crime, Drama, Mystery, Comedy
12. Punch-Drunk Love: Deleted Scenes (2003)
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Punch-Drunk Love: Deleted Scenes
10
2
As:
Producer, Director, Writer
Director:
Paul Thomas Anderson
Genres:
Short, Comedy
13. Haim: Little of Your Love (2017)
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2
Haim: Little of Your Love
10
2
As:
Director
Director:
Paul Thomas Anderson
Genres:
Music, Short
Star Cast:
Alana Haim, Danielle Haim, Este Haim, Haim
15. Paul Thomas Anderson Production Assistant 1992 (2012)
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Paul Thomas Anderson Production Assistant 1992
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2
As:
Cast, Producer, Director
Director:
Paul Thomas Anderson
Genres:
Short, Documentary
16. The Dirk Diggler Story (1988)
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The Dirk Diggler Story
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2
As:
Director, Writer
Director:
Paul Thomas Anderson
Genres:
Short, Drama, Biography
Star Cast:
Robert Ridgely, Ernie Anderson, Rusty Schwimmer, Michael Stein, Eddie Delcore
17. Punch-Drunk Love: 12 Scopitones (2003)
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2
Punch-Drunk Love: 12 Scopitones
9
2
As:
Producer, Director, Writer
Director:
Paul Thomas Anderson
Genres:
Short, Romance
Star Cast:
Adam Sandler

TV Movie(s)

1. Couch (2003)
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Couch
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As:
Director
Director:
Paul Thomas Anderson
Genres:
Comedy, Short
Star Cast:

TV Shows and Videos

Haim: Valentine (2017)
Haim: Valentine
As:
Director
Director:
Paul Thomas Anderson
Genres:
Documentary, Music, Short
Star Cast:
Alana Haim, Danielle Haim, Este Haim, Haim
Radiohead: Daydreaming (2016)
Radiohead: Daydreaming
As:
Director
Director:
Paul Thomas Anderson
Genres:
Music, Short
Star Cast:
Grace Illingworth, Ava Puorro, Thom Yorke
Haim: Night So Long - Live at the Greek (2018)
Haim: Night So Long - Live at the Greek
As:
Director
Director:
Paul Thomas Anderson
Genres:
Music, Short
Star Cast:
Alana Haim, Danielle Haim, Este Haim, Haim
Radiohead: The Numbers (2016)
Radiohead: The Numbers
As:
Director
Director:
Paul Thomas Anderson
Genres:
Music, Short
Star Cast:
Thom Yorke, Jonny Greenwood
Fiona Apple: Across the Universe (1998)
Fiona Apple: Across the Universe
As:
Director
Director:
Paul Thomas Anderson
Genres:
Music, Short
Star Cast:
John C. Reilly, Fiona Apple
Haim: Right Now (2017)
Haim: Right Now
As:
Director
Director:
Paul Thomas Anderson
Genres:
Short, Music
Star Cast:
Alana Haim, Danielle Haim, Este Haim, Haim
Mattress Man Commercial (2003)
Mattress Man Commercial
As:
Director, Writer
Director:
Paul Thomas Anderson
Genres:
Short, Comedy
Star Cast:
Philip Seymour Hoffman, David H. Stevens, Jimmy Stevens, Nathan Stevens, Mike D. Stevens
Radiohead: Present Tense, Jonny, Thom & a CR78 (2016)
Radiohead: Present Tense, Jonny, Thom & a CR78
As:
Director
Director:
Paul Thomas Anderson
Genres:
Short, Music
Star Cast:
Thom Yorke, Jonny Greenwood
Fiona Apple: Hot Knife (2013)
Fiona Apple: Hot Knife
As:
Director
Director:
Paul Thomas Anderson
Genres:
Music, Short
Star Cast:
Fiona Apple
Joanna Newsom: Sapokanikan (2015)
Joanna Newsom: Sapokanikan
As:
Director
Director:
Paul Thomas Anderson
Genres:
Short, Music
Star Cast:
Joanna Newsom
Fiona Apple: Paper Bag (2000)
Fiona Apple: Paper Bag
As:
Director
Director:
Paul Thomas Anderson
Genres:
Short, Music
Star Cast:
Fiona Apple, Bobby Amamizu
Michael Penn: Try (1997)
Michael Penn: Try
As:
Director
Director:
Paul Thomas Anderson
Genres:
Short, Music
Star Cast:
Thomas Jane, Philip Seymour Hoffman, Melora Walters, Michael Penn
Joanna Newsom: Divers (2015)
Joanna Newsom: Divers
As:
Director
Director:
Paul Thomas Anderson
Genres:
Music, Short
Star Cast:
Joanna Newsom
Jon Brion: Here We Go (2002)
Jon Brion: Here We Go
As:
Director
Director:
Paul Thomas Anderson
Genres:
Music, Short
Star Cast:
Emily Watson, Adam Sandler
Fiona Apple: Limp (2000)
Fiona Apple: Limp
As:
Director
Director:
Paul Thomas Anderson
Genres:
Music, Short
Star Cast:
Fiona Apple
Fiona Apple: Fast as You Can (1999)
Fiona Apple: Fast as You Can
As:
Director
Director:
Paul Thomas Anderson
Genres:
Music, Short
Star Cast:
Fiona Apple
Blossoms & Blood (2003)
Blossoms & Blood
As:
Director, Writer
Director:
Paul Thomas Anderson
Genres:
Drama, Comedy, Music, Short
Star Cast:
Emily Watson, Adam Sandler, Salvador Curiel, Sissy Lake, Rogerlyn Kanealii Wakinekona
Flagpole Special (1998)
Flagpole Special
As:
Director, Writer
Director:
Paul Thomas Anderson
Genres:
Short
Star Cast:
John C. Reilly, Chris Penn
Saturday Night Live: The Best of Molly Shannon (2001)
Saturday Night Live: The Best of Molly Shannon
As:
Director
Director:
Paul Thomas Anderson, Beth McCarthy-Miller
Genres:
Comedy
Star Cast:
Christine Baranski, Molly Shannon, Ben Affleck, Alec Baldwin, Matthew Broderick