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List of Taika Waititi Movies: Ranked Best To Worst

1. Jojo Rabbit (2019)
56
10
Jojo Rabbit
PG-13
56
10

A lonely German boy Jojo adores Adolf Hitler, who is also his imaginary friend. Jojo is a follower of the ideals of Nazism, but his foundations are shaken when he comes to know that his single mother has given shelter to someone in their house — a Jewish girl.

Directed By:
Taika Waititi
Awards:
Academy Award for Best Adapted Screenplay, BAFTA Award for Best Screenplay (Adapted), Grammy Award for Best Compilation Soundtrack For Visual Media
2. Hunt for the Wilderpeople (2016)
29
6
Hunt for the Wilderpeople
PG-13
29
6

Ricky Baker, a defiant city boy, slowly adjusts with his foster parents Bella and Hector in New Zealand countryside. Ricky and Hec never got along well, but after Bella’s unexpected death, Ricky who doesn’t wish to return to the orphanage, runs away with belligerent uncle Hec. As this triggers a nation-wide manhunt, they hide in the bush and learn to survive together. 

Starring:
Rhys Darby, Sam Neill, Rima Te Wiata, Rachel House
Directed By:
Taika Waititi
3. What We Do in the Shadows (2014)
29
8
What We Do in the Shadows
R
29
8

What We Do in the Shadows is a horror-comedy film featuring four vampires, ranging in age from 183 to 8000, who are trying to live in the modern world and overcome issues, like flatmate conflicts, getting into nightclubs to meet the ladies, dressing in a contemporary fashion and surviving on a limited diet. It is the first film in its eponymous franchise.

Role:
Viago
Starring:
Jemaine Clement, Rhys Darby, Jonny Brugh, Cori Gonzalez-Macuer
Directed By:
4. Boy (2010)
19
4
Boy
19
4

An 11-year old boy living in New Zealand finds out that his father is actually a criminal and is not the hero he imagined him to be, after the latter returns to find a bag of money which he had buried young ago.

Role:
Alamein
Starring:
James Rolleston, Te Aho Eketone-Whitu, Moerangi Tihore, Cherilee Martin
Directed By:
Taika Waititi
5. Thor: Love and Thunder (2022)
10
6
Thor: Love and Thunder
UA
10
6

After losing his daughter, Gorr becomes Gorr the God Butcher and sets out to eliminate all gods. Meanwhile, Thor is looking for inner peace, but he is forced to return to action against Gorr. Thor joins forces with Valkyrie, Korg, and Jane Foster, in order to put an end to Gorr’s plans.

Role:
Korg
6. Eagle vs Shark (2007)
12
6
Eagle vs Shark
R
12
6

Lily is a socially awkward girl who is working as a waitress at a fast food restaurant. She meets Jarrod, who is also socially awkward, and they soon find themselves attracted to each other, and begin a strange relationship. However, soon Jarrod prepares for a fight against a high-school bully, and eventually he dumps Lily.

Starring:
Jemaine Clement, Joel Tobeck, Loren Taylor, Brian Sergent
Directed By:
Taika Waititi
7. Green Lantern (2011)
22
19
Green Lantern
PG-13
22
19

A dying Abin Sur appoints Hal Jordan, a confident test pilot, his successor in the intergalactic police force, Green Lantern Corps, and gives him the ring with superpowers. Hal now has to face a sinister villain Parallax, save the earth from destruction and in process earn the respect of the other Green Lanterns.

Directed By:
8. Lightyear (2022)
16
14
Lightyear
U
16
14

Buzz Lightyear is a space ranger who is stuck in outer space, and he has been spending multiple years attempting to return home. Things even get worse when he encounters an army of ruthless robots who want to steal his source of fuel.

Role:
Mo Morrison
Starring:
9. Turangawaewae (2002)
9
3
Turangawaewae
9
3
Starring:
Grant Tilly, Nancy Brunning, Wi Kuki Kaa, Sydney Larkins
Directed By:
Peter Burger
10. Toy Boy (2004)
9
3
Toy Boy
9
3
Role:
Jack Hammer (as Taika Cohen)
Starring:
Julian Arahanga, Des Morgan
Directed By:
Bill Giannakakis
11. A New Way Home (2001)
8
3
A New Way Home
8
3
Role:
Max (as Taika Cohen)
Starring:
Luanne Gordon, Lee Hartley, Laura Kelly, Des Morgan
Directed By:
Michael Duignan
12. What We Do in the Shadows: Interviews with Some Vampires (2005)
7
4
What We Do in the Shadows: Interviews with Some Vampires
7
4
Role:
Viago (as Count Viago)
Starring:
Jemaine Clement, Jonny Brugh, Cori Gonzalez-Macuer, Stu Rutherford
Directed By:
13. Scarfies (1999)
7
3
Scarfies
R
7
3
Role:
Alex (as Taika Cohen)
Starring:
Willa O'Neill, Neill Rea, Ashleigh Seagar, Charlie Bleakley
Directed By:
Robert Sarkies
14. The Captain (2013)
6
4
The Captain
6
4
Role:
The Captain
Starring:
Joel Edgerton, Nash Edgerton, David Michôd, Andy Bate
Directed By:
Nash Edgerton, Spencer Susser
15. Seven Stages to Achieve Eternal Bliss By Passing Through the Gateway Chosen By the Holy Storsh (2018)
4
6
Seven Stages to Achieve Eternal Bliss By Passing Through the Gateway Chosen By the Holy Storsh
4
6
Role:
Storsh
Starring:
Dan Harmon, Mark McKinney, Sam Huntington, Rhea Seehorn
Directed By:
Vivieno Caldinelli
16. Snakeskin (2001)
4
4
Snakeskin
R
4
4
Starring:
Melanie Lynskey, Boyd Kestner, Dean O'Gorman, Oliver Driver
Directed By:
Gillian Ashurst
17. Futile Attraction (2004)
3
3
Futile Attraction
3
3
Starring:
Jemaine Clement, Michelle Ang, Christopher Brougham, Alistair Browning
Directed By:
Mark Prebble
18. Heinous Crime (2004)
3
4
Heinous Crime
3
4
Role:
Judge, Defendant, Lawyer, Defendant, Jury member (as Taika Cohen)
Starring:
Cliff Curtis, Loren Taylor
Directed By:
Taika Waititi

Director

Thor: Ragnarok (2017)
45
11
Thor: Ragnarok
45
11

Marvel’s Thor: Ragnarok is a superhero movie that pits the Norse God Thor against his all-powerful sister Hela, who is freed after Odin’s death. He joins forces with the Hulk, Loki, Valkyrie and others to stop Hela and is forced to unleash Ragnarök, the destruction of Asgard, to save the rest of the universe. 

Starring:
Chris Hemsworth, Tom Hiddleston, Karl Urban, Benedict Cumberbatch, Jeff Goldblum, Mark Ruffalo, Sam Neill
Directed By:
Taika Waititi
Jojo Rabbit (2019)
30
6
Jojo Rabbit
PG-13
30
6

A lonely German boy Jojo adores Adolf Hitler, who is also his imaginary friend. Jojo is a follower of the ideals of Nazism, but his foundations are shaken when he comes to know that his single mother has given shelter to someone in their house — a Jewish girl.

Starring:
Scarlett Johansson, Sam Rockwell, Stephen Merchant, Rebel Wilson
Directed By:
Taika Waititi
Awards:
Academy Award for Best Adapted Screenplay, BAFTA Award for Best Screenplay (Adapted), Grammy Award for Best Compilation Soundtrack For Visual Media
Hunt for the Wilderpeople (2016)
18
4
Hunt for the Wilderpeople
PG-13
18
4

Ricky Baker, a defiant city boy, slowly adjusts with his foster parents Bella and Hector in New Zealand countryside. Ricky and Hec never got along well, but after Bella’s unexpected death, Ricky who doesn’t wish to return to the orphanage, runs away with belligerent uncle Hec. As this triggers a nation-wide manhunt, they hide in the bush and learn to survive together. 

Starring:
Rhys Darby, Sam Neill, Rima Te Wiata, Rachel House
Directed By:
Taika Waititi
What We Do in the Shadows (2014)
16
4
What We Do in the Shadows
R
16
4

What We Do in the Shadows is a horror-comedy film featuring four vampires, ranging in age from 183 to 8000, who are trying to live in the modern world and overcome issues, like flatmate conflicts, getting into nightclubs to meet the ladies, dressing in a contemporary fashion and surviving on a limited diet. It is the first film in its eponymous franchise.

Starring:
Jemaine Clement, Rhys Darby, Jonny Brugh, Cori Gonzalez-Macuer
Directed By:
Boy (2010)
9
3
Boy
9
3

An 11-year old boy living in New Zealand finds out that his father is actually a criminal and is not the hero he imagined him to be, after the latter returns to find a bag of money which he had buried young ago.

Starring:
James Rolleston, Te Aho Eketone-Whitu, Moerangi Tihore, Cherilee Martin
Directed By:
Taika Waititi
What We Do in the Shadows: Interviews with Some Vampires (2005)
7
2
What We Do in the Shadows: Interviews with Some Vampires
7
2
Starring:
Jemaine Clement, Jonny Brugh, Cori Gonzalez-Macuer, Stu Rutherford
Directed By:
Two Cars, One Night (2004)
8
3
Two Cars, One Night
8
3
Starring:
Rangi Ngamoki, Hutini Waikato, Te Ahiwaru Ngamoki-Richards, Riwai Waka, Dion Waikato
Directed By:
Taika Waititi
Tama tu (2005)
8
3
Tama tu
TV-MA
8
3
Starring:
Taungaroa Emile, Tammy Davis, Rob Mokaraka, Jeremy Randerson, Jarod Rawiri
Directed By:
Taika Waititi
Thor: Love and Thunder (2022)
8
4
Thor: Love and Thunder
UA
8
4

After losing his daughter, Gorr becomes Gorr the God Butcher and sets out to eliminate all gods. Meanwhile, Thor is looking for inner peace, but he is forced to return to action against Gorr. Thor joins forces with Valkyrie, Korg, and Jane Foster, in order to put an end to Gorr’s plans.

Starring:
Christian Bale, Natalie Portman, Chris Hemsworth
Eagle vs Shark (2007)
8
3
Eagle vs Shark
R
8
3

Lily is a socially awkward girl who is working as a waitress at a fast food restaurant. She meets Jarrod, who is also socially awkward, and they soon find themselves attracted to each other, and begin a strange relationship. However, soon Jarrod prepares for a fight against a high-school bully, and eventually he dumps Lily.

Starring:
Jemaine Clement, Joel Tobeck, Loren Taylor, Brian Sergent
Directed By:
Taika Waititi
Team Darryl (2018)
6
3
Team Darryl
6
3
Starring:
Jeff Goldblum, Daley Pearson
Directed By:
Taika Waititi
Heinous Crime (2004)
3
3
Heinous Crime
3
3
Starring:
Cliff Curtis, Loren Taylor
Directed By:
Taika Waititi

Narrator/Dubbing

Thor: Ragnarok (2017)
18
5
Thor: Ragnarok
18
5

Marvel’s Thor: Ragnarok is a superhero movie that pits the Norse God Thor against his all-powerful sister Hela, who is freed after Odin’s death. He joins forces with the Hulk, Loki, Valkyrie and others to stop Hela and is forced to unleash Ragnarök, the destruction of Asgard, to save the rest of the universe. 

Role:
Korg (voice)
Starring:
Chris Hemsworth, Tom Hiddleston, Karl Urban, Benedict Cumberbatch, Jeff Goldblum, Mark Ruffalo, Sam Neill
Directed By:
Taika Waititi
Tongan Ninja (2002)
5
3
Tongan Ninja
5
3
Role:
Graham (voice) (as Taika Cohen)
Starring:
Jemaine Clement, Sam Manu, Linda Tseng, Laura Hill
Directed By:
Jason Stutter

TV Shows

Flight of the Conchords
51
8
Flight of the Conchords
TV-MA
51
8
Starring:
Adam Garcia, Will Forte, Demetri Martin, Kristen Wiig, Aziz Ansari, Lucy Lawless, Patton Oswalt
Directed By:
Troy Miller, James Bobin, Taika Waititi
The Jaquie Brown Diaries
8
2
The Jaquie Brown Diaries
8
2
Starring:
Rhys Darby, Madeleine Sami, Hannah Banks, Jaquie Brown
Team Thor (2016)
15
4
Team Thor
15
4
Starring:
Chris Hemsworth, Mark Ruffalo, Daley Pearson
Directed By:
Taika Waititi
Team Thor: Part 2 (2017)
11
3
Team Thor: Part 2
11
3
Starring:
Chris Hemsworth, Daley Pearson
Directed By:
Taika Waititi
Revelations
7
3
Revelations
7
3
Starring:
Beth Allen, Tom Hern, Ben Barrington, Paul Rawson
Super City
7
3
Super City
7
3
Starring:
Rose McIver, Antonia Prebble, Madeleine Sami, Vanessa Riddell, Renee Lyons
Directed By:
Taika Waititi
The Strip
7
3
The Strip
7
3
Starring:
Jodie Rimmer, Luanne Gordon, Renée Ellwood, Mark Sant
Freaky
6
3
Freaky
6
3
Starring:
Daniel Costello, Paul Yates, Dylan McKay, Stephanie Reid
Radiradirah
4
3
Radiradirah
4
3
Role:
Various (8 episodes, 2010)
Starring:
Jemaine Clement, Rhys Darby, Madeleine Sami, Craig Parker
The Inbetweeners
2
5
The Inbetweeners
TV-14
2
5
Starring:
Marie Avgeropoulos, Bubba Lewis, Mark L. Young, Joey Pollari, Zack Pearlman
Directed By:
Taika Waititi

Taika Waititi Awards

Academy Awards
Jojo Rabbit Best Adapted Screenplay 2020
BAFTA Awards
Jojo Rabbit Best Screenplay (Adapted) 2020
Grammy Awards
Jojo Rabbit Best Compilation Soundtrack For Visual Media 2021