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1. Wes Anderson’s The Amazing Spider-Man
2. The Midnight Coiterie of Sinister Intruders
3. Fantastic Mr Fox
4. Moonrise Kingdom
5. Royal Tenenbaums
6. The Darjeeling Limited
7. The Life Aquatic with Steve Zissou
8. The Grand Budapest Hotel
9. Bottle Rocket (haven’t seen it)
10. Rushmore


1 Fantastic Mister Fox
2 The Royal Tenenbaums
3 The Life Aquatic with Steve Zissou
4 Grand Budapest Hotel
5 Moonrise Kingdom
6 Rushmore
7 Bottle Rocket
8 The Darjeeling Limited

Anonymous said on August 12th, 2014 at 5:01 am

1) All of them (they’re all equally bad)


Of the ones I’ve seen:

1. Fantastic Mr. Fox
2. Moonrise Kingdom
3. The Darjeeling Limited
4. The Grand Budapest Hotel
5. Rushmore
6. The Life Aquatic


I love the Royal Tenenbaums. It’s a movie where everything works just right, but you could not possibly explain it to anyone in a way that makes sense and explains why they would love it.

“Died tragically rescuing his family from the wreckage of a destroyed sinking battleship.”


Oh man, ranking Anderson movies is like 7 Sophie’s Choices in a row, but here goes, I guess:

1) The Grand Budapest Hotel – possibly recency bias, but I honestly believe this one may have had the best balance of heart and fastidiousness of all his movies, with killer performances from every single character

2) Royal Tenenbaums – my personal launching point with Anderson and a favourite since seeing it in theatres, though honestly a couple below might be able to leapfrog this with a couple more viewings

3) Rushmore – divisive and prickly, but still a classic for a reason

4) Fantastic Mr. Fox – delightful for all ages

5) Moonrise Kingdom – it actually hurts to place this so low, but considering the four above, what choice is there, really?

6) Life Aquatic – also hurts to put this low, since I have a weird soft spot for this, especially when others could very successfully make the case that it’s not as good as the two below, but I love the drunken Cousteau vibe

7) Bottle Rocket – close to ordinary, but Owen Wilson propels it into something memorable almost singlehandedly (which arguably may not be to Anderson’s credit)

8) Darjeeling Limited – my wife and I disagree on this one (it being one of her favourites of his), and I may even be wrong since I haven’t seen it in years, but I just remember finding it ordinary, and a little maudlin; still, if this is his worst, it’s a damn fine body of work since it’s still a perfectly good movie


> The Midnight Coiterie of Sinister Intruders

I lulzed.

Cespinarve said on August 12th, 2014 at 5:25 pm

The Life Aquatic is my number one Anderson movie, and Fantastic Mr. Fox is at the bottom. What an overrated slog that seemed to have no understanding of the charm of the book it was based on.


(1) Moonrise Kingdom
(2) The Grand Budapest Hotel
(3) The Royal Tenenbaums
(4) Fantastic Mr. Fox

Haven’t seen the rest.


1. Moonrise Kingdom
2. Rushmore
3. Bottle Rocket
4. The Royal Tenenbaums
5. The Grand Budapest Hotel
6. The Life Aquatic with Steve Zissou
7. The Darjeeling Limited

Haven’t seen Fantastic Mr. Fox, but I would guess it would come in ahead of Tenenbaums but below Rushmore.


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