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List of Wes Anderson Movies: Ranked Best To Worst

1. The Grand Budapest Hotel (2014)
17
2
The Grand Budapest Hotel
R
17
2

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.

As:
Producer, Director, Writer
Director:
Wes Anderson
Genres:
Comedy, Adventure, Drama
Awards:
BAFTA Award for Best Original Screenplay
2. Moonrise Kingdom (2012)
11
2
Moonrise Kingdom
PG-13
11
2

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.

As:
Producer, Director, Writer
Director:
Wes Anderson
Genres:
Comedy, Drama, Romance, Adventure
3. Rushmore (1998)
11
2
Rushmore
R
11
2

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.

As:
Producer, Director, Writer
Director:
Wes Anderson
Genres:
Drama, Comedy
4. The Royal Tenenbaums (2001)
11
2
The Royal Tenenbaums
R
11
2

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.

As:
Cast, Producer, Director, Writer
Director:
Wes Anderson
Genres:
Comedy, Drama
5. Come Together: A Fashion Picture in Motion (2016)
10
2
Come Together: A Fashion Picture in Motion
10
2
As:
Director, Writer
Director:
Wes Anderson
Genres:
Short, Comedy
Star Cast:
Adrien Brody, Garth Jennings, Yasmin Kaur Barn, Leo Hatton
7. Hotel Chevalier (2007)
11
2
Hotel Chevalier
R
11
2

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.

As:
Director, Writer
Director:
Wes Anderson
Genres:
Short, Romance, Drama
Star Cast:
Natalie Portman, Jason Schwartzman, Waris Ahluwalia, Michel Castejon
8. The Life Aquatic with Steve Zissou (2004)
10
2
The Life Aquatic with Steve Zissou
R
10
2

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.

As:
Producer, Director, Writer
Director:
Wes Anderson
Genres:
Drama, Comedy, Adventure
9. The Darjeeling Limited (2007)
11
2
The Darjeeling Limited
R
11
2

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.

As:
Producer, Director, Writer
Director:
Wes Anderson
Genres:
Adventure, Drama, Comedy
10. Castello Cavalcanti (2013)
10
2
Castello Cavalcanti
10
2
As:
Director, Writer
Director:
Wes Anderson
Genres:
Short, Comedy
Star Cast:
Jason Schwartzman, Giada Colagrande, Giorgio Zancolla, Paolo Coluccio, Silvano Broglia
11. Bottle Rocket (1996)
9
2
Bottle Rocket
R
9
2

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. 

As:
Director, Writer
Director:
Wes Anderson
Genres:
Drama, Crime, Comedy
Star Cast:
Leslie Mann, Luke Wilson, Owen Wilson, Robert Musgrave, Ned Dowd
Awards:
MTV Movie & TV Award for Best New Filmmaker
12. Bottle Rocket (1994)
9
2
Bottle Rocket
9
2
As:
Director, Writer
Director:
Wes Anderson
Genres:
Comedy, Short, Crime
Star Cast:
Luke Wilson, Owen Wilson, Robert Musgrave, Elissa Sommerfield, Isiah Ellis
13. Cousin Ben Troop Screening with Jason Schwartzman (2012)
9
2
Cousin Ben Troop Screening with Jason Schwartzman
9
2
As:
Director, Writer
Director:
Wes Anderson
Genres:
Comedy, Short
Star Cast:
Jason Schwartzman, Aidan Foley, L.J. Foley, Liam Foley, Charlie Kilgore
14. Prada: Candy (2013)
10
2
Prada: Candy
10
2
As:
Director
Director:
Wes Anderson, Roman Coppola
Genres:
Short
Star Cast:
Léa Seydoux, Peter Gadiot, Rodolphe Pauly
15. She's Funny That Way (2014)
8
2
She's Funny That Way
8
2

She’s Funny That Way is a comedy film which tells the story of a playwright, who is beginning a new project, but things get complicated when on the set, a love triangle forms between his wife, her ex-lover and the actress working in the production who is a former call girl.     

As:
Producer
Director:
Peter Bogdanovich
Genres:
Comedy
16. Escapes (2017)
10
2
Escapes
10
2
As:
Producer
Director:
Michael Almereyda
Genres:
Documentary
Star Cast:
Hampton Fancher

Animation(s)

Fantastic Mr. Fox (2009)
Fantastic Mr. Fox
PG
Plot:

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.

As:
Cast, Producer, Director, Writer
Director:
Wes Anderson
Genres:
Crime, Adventure, Comedy, Animation, Family
Moonrise Kingdom: Animated Book Short (2012)
Moonrise Kingdom: Animated Book Short
As:
Producer, Director, Writer
Director:
Wes Anderson, Christian De Vita
Genres:
Comedy, Animation, Short, Fantasy
Star Cast:
Bob Balaban, Kara Hayward
Sing (2016)
Sing
PG
Plot:

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.

As:
Cast
Director:
Garth Jennings, Christophe Lourdelet
Genres:
Musical, Family, Comedy, Animation, Music

TV Shows and Videos

Matthew Gray Gubler's Life Aquatic Intern Journal (2005)
Matthew Gray Gubler's Life Aquatic Intern Journal
As:
Cast
Role:
Himself
Director:
Matthew Gray Gubler
Genres:
Documentary, Short
Star Cast:
Matthew Gray Gubler, Waris Ahluwalia, Douglas Aibel, Eric Chase Anderson
American Express: My Life. My Card. (2006)
American Express: My Life. My Card.
As:
Cast, Director, Writer
Role:
Wes Anderson
Director:
Wes Anderson
Genres:
Short, Comedy
Star Cast:
Jason Schwartzman, Waris Ahluwalia

Wes Anderson Awards

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