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List of Wes Anderson Movies: Ranked Best To Worst

1. The Grand Budapest Hotel (2014)
30
7
The Grand Budapest Hotel
R
30
7

When the famous concierge—M. Gustave—of a mountainside resort, The Grand Budapest Hotel, is accused of murdering a wealthy dowager, he and his friend Zero along with latter’s girlfriend, Agatha, set out to prove his innocence. In process, they have to safeguard a Renaissance painting and struggle to find a missing will.

Directed By:
Wes Anderson
Awards:
BAFTA Award for Best Original Screenplay
2. Moonrise Kingdom (2012)
18
5
Moonrise Kingdom
PG-13
18
5

Directed by Wes Anderson in his typical style, Moonrise Kingdom features a young boy and girl, Sam and Suzy, living on a New England island who run away to a secluded beach while the entire island searches for them. Pen-pals, Sam, an orphan in a Scout camp, and Suzy, who lives with her family, escape on an adventure through the woods.

Directed By:
Wes Anderson
3. The Royal Tenenbaums (2001)
16
5
The Royal Tenenbaums
R
16
5

Royal Tenenbaum and his now-separated wife Etheline have three children, including an adopted girl, all of whom were geniuses as teenagers, but are now struggling with their adult lives. Learning that Etheline is planning to remarry, Royal fakes cancer to bring his dysfunctional family together, but also exposes years of failure and betrayal, resulting in chaos.

Directed By:
Wes Anderson
4. Rushmore (1998)
14
4
Rushmore
R
14
4

15-year-old Max Fischer, who struggles with his studies but is excellent in extracurricular activities at Rushmore Academy, falls in love with young widowed first grade teacher Rosemary Cross. His friend, disillusioned industrialist Herman Blume, attempts to dissuade him, but when he falls for Cross as well, the two becomes mortal enemies engaged in a vengeful war.

Directed By:
Wes Anderson
5. Come Together: A Fashion Picture in Motion (2016)
7
2
Come Together: A Fashion Picture in Motion
7
2
Starring:
Adrien Brody, Garth Jennings, Yasmin Kaur Barn, Leo Hatton
Directed By:
Wes Anderson
6. The Life Aquatic with Steve Zissou (2004)
13
4
The Life Aquatic with Steve Zissou
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13
4

While filming a documentary, oceanographer Steve Zissou loses his friend, apparently to a jaguar shark. Furious and aggrieved, he decides to kill the shark and film the process as his next documentary. Accompanying him in his expedition is his estranged wife, a German who looks up to him as his father and Ned who actually believes him to be his father.

Directed By:
Wes Anderson
7. The Darjeeling Limited (2007)
15
4
The Darjeeling Limited
R
15
4

Three estranged brothers, Francis, Peter and Jack, who have not talked since their father's death over a year ago, reunite for a train trip across India to bond and cope with their personal problems. Francis, the organizer, reveals midway through the journey that their real goal is to meet with their mother, a nun in a Himalayan convent.

Directed By:
Wes Anderson
8. The French Dispatch (2021)
10
4
The French Dispatch
A
10
4

In a fictional French town named Ennui-sur-Blasé, the editor of a popular magazine passes away, after suffering a heart attack. According to the wishes expressed on his will, the publication of his magazine is suspended immediately following one final farewell issue, for which the magazine’s most loyal journalists will contribute.

9. Hotel Chevalier (2007)
7
3
Hotel Chevalier
R
7
3

A man staying at a hotel receives a call from a woman whose voice he recognizes. She informs him that she is coming to his hotel room. Once she arrives, they have a conversation regarding their relationship.

Starring:
Natalie Portman, Jason Schwartzman, Waris Ahluwalia, Michel Castejon
Directed By:
Wes Anderson
10. Bottle Rocket (1996)
8
3
Bottle Rocket
R
8
3

Dignan has developed a 75-year plan involving several heists. To pull it up, he teams up with Anthony, an inmate of a voluntary psychiatric unit and Bob, the only person in their circle to own a car. They first break into Anthony’s house and then a bookstore before going in search of Dignan’s former boss. Quickly they realize that being a criminal is not easy. 

Starring:
Leslie Mann, Luke Wilson, Owen Wilson, Robert Musgrave, Ned Dowd
Directed By:
Wes Anderson
Awards:
MTV Movie & TV Award for Best New Filmmaker
11. Cousin Ben Troop Screening with Jason Schwartzman (2012)
6
3
Cousin Ben Troop Screening with Jason Schwartzman
6
3
Starring:
Jason Schwartzman, Aidan Foley, L.J. Foley, Liam Foley, Charlie Kilgore
Directed By:
Wes Anderson
12. Bottle Rocket (1994)
6
3
Bottle Rocket
6
3

The B&W short-film was later made into full-length as Wes Anderson’s feature debut. Two incompetent friends and aspiring thieves, Dignan and Anthony, just released from mental hospital, cook up a plan for robbery and invite another friend Bob, who gets worried about police raid on his marijuana field. The inept rookies, new to the crime-field, commit their own bumbling errors.

Starring:
Luke Wilson, Owen Wilson, Robert Musgrave, Elissa Sommerfield, Isiah Ellis
Directed By:
Wes Anderson
13. Prada: Candy (2013)
5
3
Prada: Candy
5
3
Starring:
Léa Seydoux, Peter Gadiot, Rodolphe Pauly
Directed By:
Wes Anderson, Roman Coppola

TV Shows

Matthew Gray Gubler's Life Aquatic Intern Journal (2005)
9
2
Matthew Gray Gubler's Life Aquatic Intern Journal
9
2
Role:
Himself
Starring:
Matthew Gray Gubler, Waris Ahluwalia, Douglas Aibel, Eric Chase Anderson
Directed By:
American Express: My Life. My Card. (2006)
13
6
American Express: My Life. My Card.
13
6
Role:
Wes Anderson
Starring:
Jason Schwartzman, Waris Ahluwalia
Directed By:
Wes Anderson

Narrator/Dubbing

The Royal Tenenbaums (2001)
11
4
The Royal Tenenbaums
R
11
4

Royal Tenenbaum and his now-separated wife Etheline have three children, including an adopted girl, all of whom were geniuses as teenagers, but are now struggling with their adult lives. Learning that Etheline is planning to remarry, Royal fakes cancer to bring his dysfunctional family together, but also exposes years of failure and betrayal, resulting in chaos.

Role:
Tennis Match Commentator #1 (voice) (uncredited)
Starring:
Gene Hackman, Owen Wilson, Danny Glover, Ben Stiller, Gwyneth Paltrow, Alec Baldwin, Luke Wilson
Directed By:
Wes Anderson

Animation Movies

Fantastic Mr. Fox (2009)
15
4
Fantastic Mr. Fox
PG
15
4

Based on the eponymous children's book by Roald Dahl, Fantastic Mr. Fox is an animated comedy film that revolves around a thieving fox who gets into trouble for stealing from three notoriously dangerous farmers. Directed by Wes Anderson, the film showcases how a fox manages to save himself, his family and other animals from being exterminated by mean farmers.

Starring:
Meryl Streep, George Clooney, Owen Wilson, Adrien Brody, Bill Murray, Jason Schwartzman, Willem Dafoe
Directed By:
Wes Anderson
Isle of Dogs (2018)
13
4
Isle of Dogs
PG-13
13
4

Isle of Dogs is an animated adventure comedy film, which takes us to Japan, and tells the story of a young boy, who is on a quest to find his lost dog. On his journey, he befriends several other dogs, who decide to help him. 

Starring:
Courtney B. Vance, F. Murray Abraham, Scarlett Johansson, Liev Schreiber, Bryan Cranston, Greta Gerwig, Frances McDormand
Directed By:
Wes Anderson
Sing (2016)
11
5
Sing
PG
11
5

Buster Moon, an impresario koala who owns a struggling theater in the city of Calatonia inhabited by anthropomorphic animals, decides to host a singing competition with a prize of $1,000. However, when his assistant misprints the fliers to inflate the amount hundred times, the optimistic koala struggles to gather the amount as hopeful participants flock to his theater.

Role:
Additional Voices (voice)
Starring:
Seth MacFarlane, Reese Witherspoon, Matthew McConaughey, Nick Offerman, Taron Egerton, Tara Strong, Rhea Perlman
Directed By:
Garth Jennings, Christophe Lourdelet
Moonrise Kingdom: Animated Book Short (2012)
6
3
Moonrise Kingdom: Animated Book Short
6
3
Starring:
Bob Balaban, Kara Hayward
Directed By:
Wes Anderson, Christian De Vita

Wes Anderson Awards

BAFTA Awards
The Grand Budapest Hotel Best Original Screenplay 2015
MTV Movie & TV Awards
Bottle Rocket Best New Filmmaker 1996