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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)
21
3
The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King
PG-13
21
3

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.

Directed By:
Peter Jackson
Awards:
Academy Award for Best Picture, Academy Award for Best Director, Academy Award for Best Writing, Adapted Screenplay, Golden Globe Award for Best Director - Motion Picture, BAFTA Award for Best Film, BAFTA Award for Best Screenplay - Adapted
2. The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring (2001)
19
3
The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring
PG-13
19
3

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.

Directed By:
Peter Jackson
Awards:
BAFTA Award for Best Film, BAFTA Award for
3. The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers (2002)
18
3
The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers
PG-13
18
3

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.

Directed By:
Peter Jackson
4. Untitled WWI Documentary (2018)
13
2
Untitled WWI Documentary
R
13
2

With the help of ground breaking technology, this war documentary film shows us a real-to-life depiction of the World War I, as never seen before, to honor the ones who had fought and died.  

Directed By:
Peter Jackson
5. District 9 (2009)
13
3
District 9
TV-MA
13
3

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.

Starring:
Sharlto Copley, Jason Cope, Nathalie Boltt, Sylvaine Strike, Elizabeth Mkandawie
Directed By:
Neill Blomkamp
6. The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug (2013)
15
3
The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug
PG-13
15
3

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.

Directed By:
Peter Jackson
7. The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey (2012)
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4
The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey
PG-13
14
4

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.

Directed By:
Peter Jackson
8. Hot Fuzz (2007)
11
3
Hot Fuzz
R
11
3

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.  

Directed By:
Edgar Wright
9. West of Memphis (2012)
11
3
West of Memphis
R
11
3
Starring:
Michael Baden, Jason Baldwin, Holly Ballard, Jamie Clark Ballard, Jennifer Bearden
Directed By:
Amy Berg
10. Braindead (1992)
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2
Braindead
11
2

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.

Starring:
Stuart Devenie, Timothy Balme, Diana Peñalver, Elizabeth Moody
Directed By:
Peter Jackson
11. Heavenly Creatures (1994)
10
2
Heavenly Creatures
R
10
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.   

Starring:
Melanie Lynskey, Kate Winslet, Sarah Peirse, Diana Kent
Directed By:
Peter Jackson
12. The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies (2014)
12
4
The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies
PG-13
12
4

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. 

Starring:
Billy Connolly, Mikael Persbrandt, Orlando Bloom, Benedict Cumberbatch, Martin Freeman, Aidan Turner, Evangeline Lilly
Directed By:
Peter Jackson
13. King Kong (2005)
10
2
King Kong
PG-13
10
2

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. 

Starring:
Jack Black, Adrien Brody, Naomi Watts, Kyle Chandler, Andy Serkis, Thomas Kretschmann, Colin Hanks
Directed By:
Peter Jackson
14. The Frighteners (1996)
10
3
The Frighteners
R
10
3

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. 

Starring:
Michael J. Fox, Melanie Lynskey, Trini Alvarado, Peter Dobson, John Astin
Directed By:
Peter Jackson
15. The Valley (1976)
9
2
The Valley
9
2

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.    

Starring:
Pete O'Herne, Ken Hammon
Directed By:
Peter Jackson
16. The Lovely Bones (2009)
13
2
The Lovely Bones
PG-13
13
2

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. 

Starring:
Mark Wahlberg, Stanley Tucci, Susan Sarandon, Rose McIver, Rachel Weisz
Directed By:
Peter Jackson
17. The Long and Short of It (2003)
9
2
The Long and Short of It
9
2
Role:
Bus Driver
Starring:
Andrew Lesnie, Praphaphorn 'Fon' Chansantor, Paul Randall, Fa Suluvave
Directed By:
18. Meet the Feebles (1989)
9
3
Meet the Feebles
9
3

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.

Starring:
Stuart Devenie, Danny Mulheron, Donna Akersten, Mark Hadlow, Ross Jolly
Directed By:
Peter Jackson
19. Bad Taste (1987)
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5
Bad Taste
9
5

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.    

Role:
Derek / Robert
Starring:
Terry Potter, Pete O'Herne, Craig Smith, Mike Minett
Directed By:
Peter Jackson
20. Mortal Engines (2018)
12
4
Mortal Engines
PG-13
12
4

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.

Starring:
Robert Sheehan, Hugo Weaving, Stephen Lang, Colin Salmon, Frankie Adams
Directed By:
Christian Rivers
21. King Kong 360 3-D (2010)
12
2
King Kong 360 3-D
12
2
Directed By:
Peter Jackson
22. Crossing the Line (2008)
10
2
Crossing the Line
10
2
Starring:
Kyle Ashley, Rocky Curby, Calum Gittins, Tom Hobbs, Patrick Kalyn
Directed By:
Peter Jackson, Neill Blomkamp
23. Valley of the Stereos (1992)
8
2
Valley of the Stereos
8
2
Starring:
Danny Mulheron, Murray Keane
Directed By:
George Port
24. Jack Brown Genius (1996)
7
1
Jack Brown Genius
PG-13
7
1
Starring:
Marton Csokas, Stuart Devenie, Timothy Balme, Nicola Murphy, Eddie Campbell
Directed By:
Tony Hiles

TV Movie(s)

1. The Five(ish) Doctors Reboot (2013)
12
2
The Five(ish) Doctors Reboot
12
2
Starring:
David Tennant, Colin Baker, Jenna Coleman, Ian McKellen, Peter Davison, Olivia Colman, Sean Pertwee
Directed By:
Peter Davison
2. Forgotten Silver (1995)
10
2
Forgotten Silver
10
2
Role:
Himself
Starring:
Jeffrey Thomas, Costa Botes, Marguerite Hurst, Leonard Maltin
Directed By:
Peter Jackson, Costa Botes
3. Lord of the Brush (2005)
10
2
Lord of the Brush
10
2
Starring:
John Howe, Robin Hobb, Fataneh Howe, Alan Lee
Directed By:
Gretchen Jordon-Bastow

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.  

Starring:
Daniel Craig, Andy Serkis, Simon Pegg, Jamie Bell, Nick Frost
Directed By:
Steven Spielberg

TV Shows and Videos

Entourage (2004)
Entourage
TV-MA
Starring:
M. Night Shyamalan, Leighton Meester, Rainn Wilson, Jana Kramer, Matt Damon, Johnny Galecki, Adam Goldberg
Directed By:
Julian Farino, Mark Mylod, Daniel Attias, David Nutter, Ken Whittingham
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'
Starring:
Rick Baker, Craig Barron, Rudy Behlmer, Daniel Bennett, Graham Binding
Lego Dimensions (2015)
Lego Dimensions
E10+
Starring:
Bryce Dallas Howard, Evanna Lynch, Will Arnett, Chris Pratt, Elizabeth Banks, Eddie Redmayne, Dan Aykroyd
Directed By:
James McLoughlin, Arthur Parsons, Justin Villiers
The Lost Spider Pit Sequence (2005)
The Lost Spider Pit Sequence
Directed By:
Peter Jackson
The Making of 'The Frighteners' (1998)
The Making of 'The Frighteners'
Role:
Himself
Starring:
Michael J. Fox, Robert Zemeckis, Jim Fyfe, Trini Alvarado
Directed By:
Peter Jackson

Peter Jackson Awards

Academy Awards
The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King Best Picture 2004
The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King Best Director 2004
The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King Best Writing, Adapted Screenplay 2004
Golden Globe Awards
The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King Best Director - Motion Picture 2004
BAFTA Awards
The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King Best Film 2004
The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King Best Screenplay - Adapted 2004
The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring Best Film 2002