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List of Peter Jackson Movies: Ranked Best To Worst

1. The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King (2003)
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The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King
PG-13
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The fight for control of the future of Middle-earth intensifies as Aragorn, aided by Gandalf, Legolas, and Gimli, rallies his army at Minas Tirith to fight against the evil forces of Sauron. However, it is only a distraction to give Frodo and Sam more time to destroy the One Ring at the fires of Mount Doom.

As:
Cast, Producer, Director, Writer
Director:
Peter Jackson
Genres:
Drama, Fantasy, Adventure
2. The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring (2001)
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The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring
PG-13
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After inheriting a mysterious ring forged millennia ago by Dark Lord Sauron to conquer Middle-earth, Frodo Baggins volunteers to carry it to be destroyed in the fires of Mount Doom. In this epic quest, he is accompanied by The Fellowship consisting of Wizard Gandalf, Elf Legolas, Dwarf Gimli, Boromir of Gondor, Isildur's heir Aragorn, and fellow Hobbits Sam, Merry, Pippin.

As:
Cast, Producer, Director, Writer
Director:
Peter Jackson
Genres:
Drama, Fantasy, Adventure
3. The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers (2002)
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The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers
PG-13
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The second installment of The Lord of the Rings saga continues Frodo and Sam's epic quest to destroy the One Ring and sees them enlisting the guidance of the mysterious Gollum to traverse through the treacherous Dead Marshes, while their friends from the Fellowship, including resurrected Gandalf, help free King Theoden of Rohan from Saruman's deadly spell.

As:
Cast, Producer, Director, Writer
Director:
Peter Jackson
Genres:
Adventure, Action, Drama, Fantasy
4. Untitled WWI Documentary (2018)
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Untitled WWI Documentary
R
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2
As:
Producer, Director
Director:
Peter Jackson
Genres:
Documentary, War, History
5. District 9 (2009)
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District 9
TV-MA
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A population of sick and malnourished insectoid aliens is discovered on a ship, and they are confined to an internment camp known as District 9. After twenty years, during the government’s relocation of the aliens to a different camp, one of them attempts an escape from Earth along with his son.

As:
Producer
Director:
Neill Blomkamp
Genres:
Thriller, Sci-Fi
Star Cast:
Sharlto Copley, Jason Cope, Nathalie Boltt, Sylvaine Strike, Elizabeth Mkandawie
6. The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey (2012)
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The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey
PG-13
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Following an unexpected visit from the wizard Gandalf, Bilbo Baggins, a simple hobbit from the Shire, reluctantly joins thirteen dwarves on a perilous quest to reclaim their home under the Lonely Mountain from the dragon Smaug. They travel through treacherous lands across the Middle-Earth and encounter various dangerous creatures, including the mysterious Gollum obsessed with his 'precious' ring.

As:
Cast, Producer, Director, Writer
Director:
Peter Jackson
Genres:
Fantasy, Family, Adventure
7. The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug (2013)
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The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug
PG-13
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This is the second movie the in three part film series The Hobbit based on J. R. R. Tolkien’s book of the same name. In the movie, Bilbo Baggins continues his pursuit, with Wizard Gandalf and fellow dwarves led by Thorin Oakenshield, to retake the Dwarf Kingdom of Erebor from dragon Smaug.

As:
Cast, Producer, Director, Writer
Director:
Peter Jackson
Genres:
Fantasy, Adventure
8. Hot Fuzz (2007)
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Hot Fuzz
R
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A posting in the sleepy village of Sandford is what a London cop, Nicholas Angel, gets for his exceptional arrest record. As he tries to adjust to his new relaxed environment, a series of accidents lead him to conclude that there is more to this tranquil community than he knows. He conducts his search for the culprits and is aided by Danny, his overenthusiastic partner who is a fan of action.  

As:
Cast
Director:
Edgar Wright
Genres:
Mystery, Action, Comedy
9. West of Memphis (2012)
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West of Memphis
R
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As:
Producer
Director:
Amy Berg
Genres:
Crime, Documentary
Star Cast:
Michael Baden, Jason Baldwin, Holly Ballard, Jamie Clark Ballard, Jennifer Bearden
10. Braindead (1992)
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Braindead
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Braindead is a psychological horror film which tells the story of a top neurosurgeon who is studying brain malfunctions which lead to mental and psychological issues. He finds himself in a situation where he has to delve deep into his own mind to save himself from a megalomaniacal corporation, and he plunges into a chaotic nightmare.

As:
Cast, Director, Writer
Director:
Peter Jackson
Genres:
Horror, Comedy
Star Cast:
Stuart Devenie, Timothy Balme, Diana Peñalver, Elizabeth Moody
11. The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies (2014)
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The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies
PG-13
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Based on the novel The Hobbit by JRR Tolkien, this epic fantasy film serves as one of the three prequels to The Lord of the Rings film trilogy. The film revolves around a hobbit Bilbo Baggins, who engages in a war along with his comrades, to protect the Lonely Mountain from falling into the hands of darkness. 

As:
Cast, Producer, Director, Writer
Director:
Peter Jackson
Genres:
Adventure, Fantasy
12. Heavenly Creatures (1994)
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Heavenly Creatures
R
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2

Quiet and brooding Pauline Parker forms a bond with bright and outspoken Juliet Hulme when her wealthy family relocates to Christchurch. They spend a lot of time together painting, writing stories etc, eventually creating a fantasy kingdom.  Trouble starts when worried by their intense friendship their families try to separate them.   

As:
Cast, Producer, Director, Writer
Director:
Peter Jackson
Genres:
Drama, Crime, Thriller, Biography
Star Cast:
Melanie Lynskey, Kate Winslet, Sarah Peirse, Diana Kent
13. King Kong (2005)
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King Kong
PG-13
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Following the story of an ambitious filmmaker who travels to the mysterious Skull Island with his crew to capture a giant gorilla, the film King Kong was made on a then-record-breaking budget of $207 million in 2005. A major critical and commercial success, the film appeared on several top ten lists for the year. 

As:
Cast, Producer, Director, Writer
Director:
Peter Jackson
Genres:
Romance, Adventure, Action, Drama
Star Cast:
Jack Black, Adrien Brody, Kyle Chandler, Naomi Watts, Andy Serkis, Thomas Kretschmann, Colin Hanks
14. The Frighteners (1996)
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The Frighteners
R
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After getting injured in a car accident that killed his wife, Frank Bannister acquires ability to see and interact with ghosts. Befriending some spirits, he uses them to frighten people and then ‘exorcises’ them for a fee. Then emerges the ghost of a mass murderer capable of attacking both living and dead, and maybe, only Frank can stop the ‘Reaper’ from killing. 

As:
Cast, Producer, Director, Writer
Director:
Peter Jackson
Genres:
Comedy, Horror, Fantasy
Star Cast:
Michael J. Fox, Melanie Lynskey, Trini Alvarado, Peter Dobson, John Astin
15. The Valley (1976)
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The Valley
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The Valley is a short film revolving around four prospectors who walk into a valley and over the course of their journey, one of them gets taken away by a harpy, while another one falls off a cliff. The two remaining ones, meanwhile, face against a cyclops.    

As:
Cast, Director
Director:
Peter Jackson
Genres:
Short
Star Cast:
Pete O'Herne, Ken Hammon
16. The Long and Short of It (2003)
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The Long and Short of It
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2
As:
Cast, Producer
Role:
Bus Driver
Director:
Genres:
Drama, Short
Star Cast:
Andrew Lesnie, Praphaphorn 'Fon' Chansantor, Paul Randall, Fa Suluvave
17. The Lovely Bones (2009)
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The Lovely Bones
PG-13
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A fourteen years old Susie Salmon wakes up as a spirit to find that she has been brutally murdered by her neighbor, serial killer George Harvey. As she watches over her family’s attempts to find the truth and heal, she refuses to enter Heaven and must find peace and bring George to justice. 

As:
Cast, Producer, Director, Writer
Director:
Peter Jackson
Genres:
Fantasy, Drama, Thriller
18. Bad Taste (1987)
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Bad Taste
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Bad Taste is a science fiction horror comedy film which tells the story of aliens who invade a fictional New Zealand village, in order to harvest humans for their intergalactic fast food franchise. Four agents Derek, Frank, Ozzy and Barry, are sent to investigate when all the villagers disappear.    

As:
Cast, Producer, Director, Writer
Role:
Derek / Robert
Director:
Peter Jackson
Genres:
Sci-Fi, Horror, Comedy
Star Cast:
Terry Potter, Pete O'Herne, Craig Smith, Mike Minett
19. Meet the Feebles (1989)
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Meet the Feebles
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Meet the Feebles is a comedy musical film which revolves around several fame-seeking members of the animal kingdom who experience the sleazier side of the show business.

As:
Producer, Director, Writer
Director:
Peter Jackson
Genres:
Music, Comedy, Musical
Star Cast:
Stuart Devenie, Danny Mulheron, Donna Akersten, Mark Hadlow, Ross Jolly
20. Mortal Engines (2018)
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Mortal Engines
PG-13
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After a catastrophic event destroyed civilization, humankind adapted a new way of living. It has evolved to a world where cities ride on wheels, ruthlessly devouring upon smaller traction towns. Hester Shaw, an inexplicable young woman  is the only one who can stop this gigantic predator from demolishing everything in its path.

As:
Producer, Writer
Director:
Christian Rivers
Genres:
Fantasy, Action, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Star Cast:
Robert Sheehan, Hugo Weaving, Stephen Lang, Colin Salmon, Frankie Adams
21. King Kong 360 3-D (2010)
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King Kong 360 3-D
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2
As:
Producer, Director
Director:
Peter Jackson
Genres:
Action, Short
22. Crossing the Line (2008)
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Crossing the Line
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As:
Director, Writer
Director:
Peter Jackson, Neill Blomkamp
Genres:
Drama, War, Short
Star Cast:
Kyle Ashley, Rocky Curby, Calum Gittins, Tom Hobbs, Patrick Kalyn
23. Valley of the Stereos (1992)
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Valley of the Stereos
8
2
As:
Producer
Director:
George Port
Genres:
Comedy, Short, Drama
Star Cast:
Danny Mulheron, Murray Keane
24. Jack Brown Genius (1996)
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Jack Brown Genius
PG-13
7
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As:
Producer, Writer
Director:
Tony Hiles
Genres:
Sci-Fi, Comedy, Fantasy
Star Cast:
Marton Csokas, Stuart Devenie, Timothy Balme, Nicola Murphy, Eddie Campbell

TV Movie(s)

1. The Five(ish) Doctors Reboot (2013)
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The Five(ish) Doctors Reboot
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As:
Cast
Director:
Peter Davison
Genres:
Comedy, Drama
Star Cast:
David Tennant, Jenna Coleman, Ian McKellen, Peter Davison, Olivia Colman, Sean Pertwee
2. Forgotten Silver (1995)
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Forgotten Silver
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2
As:
Cast, Producer, Director, Writer
Role:
Himself
Director:
Peter Jackson, Costa Botes
Genres:
Comedy
Star Cast:
Jeffrey Thomas, Costa Botes, Marguerite Hurst, Leonard Maltin
3. Lord of the Brush (2005)
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Lord of the Brush
10
2
As:
Cast
Director:
Gretchen Jordon-Bastow
Genres:
Biography
Star Cast:
John Howe, Robin Hobb, Fataneh Howe, Alan Lee

Animation(s)

The Adventures of Tintin (2011)
The Adventures of Tintin
PG
Plot:

The animated movie is based on three volumes of Tintin, including The Crab with the Golden Claws, The Secret of the Unicorn, and Red Rackham's Treasure. It follows young reporter Tintin in his quest for Red Rackham’s treasure with the help of Captain Haddock while trying to outwit the villainous Sakharine.  

As:
Producer
Director:
Steven Spielberg
Genres:
Action, Animation, Mystery, Family, Adventure
Star Cast:
Daniel Craig, Andy Serkis, Simon Pegg, Jamie Bell, Nick Frost

TV Shows and Videos

RKO Production 601: The Making of 'Kong, the Eighth Wonder of the World' (2005)
RKO Production 601: The Making of 'Kong, the Eighth Wonder of the World'
As:
Producer
Genres:
Documentary
Star Cast:
Rick Baker, Craig Barron, Rudy Behlmer, Daniel Bennett, Graham Binding
The Lost Spider Pit Sequence (2005)
The Lost Spider Pit Sequence
As:
Producer, Director
Director:
Peter Jackson
Genres:
Thriller, Sci-Fi, Short, Horror
The Making of 'The Frighteners' (1998)
The Making of 'The Frighteners'
As:
Cast, Producer, Director, Writer
Role:
Himself
Director:
Peter Jackson
Genres:
Documentary
Star Cast:
Michael J. Fox, Robert Zemeckis, Jim Fyfe, Trini Alvarado