Film The Best Paul Thomas Anderson Movies  

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List of all movies directed by Paul Thomas Anderson ranked from best to worst with photos. Films directed by Paul Thomas Anderson are listed here and include movie posters and Paul Thomas Anderson movie trailers whenever possible. This is a collection of the best movies directed by Paul Thomas Anderson as voted on by film buffs. If you think the greatest Paul Thomas Anderson movie isn't as high as it should be on this list, then make sure to vote so that your opinion of what the top Paul Thomas Anderson film is can be factored into this list. On the lookout for some Paul Thomas Anderson movies? This list is a great place to start!

From Paul Thomas Anderson's studio films to Paul Thomas Anderson's independent films, this Paul Thomas Anderson filmography keeps tabs on all Paul Thomas Anderson movies, and lets the cream of the crop rise to the top. 

You can rank all of these movies, from Boogie Nights to Phantom Thread.

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All Paul Thomas Anderson director credits are included. This list of every movie that Paul Thomas Anderson has directed can be sorted for specific information such as what genre the Paul Thomas Anderson movie is and which actors starred in the Paul Thomas Anderson film.

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There Will Be Blood is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Paul Thomas Anderson Movies
Daniel Day-Lewis, Ciarán Hinds, Paul Dano There Will Be Blood is a 2007 American epic drama film written and directed by Paul Thomas Anderson and starring Daniel Day-Lewis and Paul Dano. The film was inspired by Upton Sinclair's novel ...more

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Boogie Nights is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Paul Thomas Anderson Movies
Julianne Moore, Mark Wahlberg, Heather Graham Boogie Nights is a 1997 American drama film written and directed by Paul Thomas Anderson. It is set in Los Angeles' San Fernando Valley and focuses on a young nightclub dishwasher, Eddie Adams, ...more

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Magnolia is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Paul Thomas Anderson Movies
Tom Cruise, Julianne Moore, Philip Seymour Hoffman Magnolia is a 1999 American drama film written, produced, and directed by Paul Thomas Anderson and starring Jeremy Blackman, Tom Cruise, Philip Baker Hall, Philip Seymour Hoffman, Ricky Jay, ...more

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Phantom Thread is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Paul Thomas Anderson Movies
Daniel Day-Lewis, Lesley Manville, Vicky Krieps Phantom Thread is a 2017 American drama film directed by Paul Thomas Anderson. During London's couture world in the 1950s, renowned dressmaker Reynolds Woodcock (Daniel Day-Lewis) meets the ...more

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The Master is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Paul Thomas Anderson Movies
Amy Adams, Joaquin Phoenix, Philip Seymour Hoffman The Master is a 2012 American drama film written, directed, and co-produced by Paul Thomas Anderson and starring Joaquin Phoenix, Philip Seymour Hoffman, and Amy Adams. It tells the story of ...more

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Inherent Vice is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Paul Thomas Anderson Movies
Joaquin Phoenix, Josh Brolin, Owen Wilson Inherent Vice is a 2014 American neo-noir comedy-drama film directed by Paul Thomas Anderson, based on the novel by Thomas Pynchon. In 1970, drug-fueled Los Angeles private investigator Larry ...more

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Punch-Drunk Love is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Paul Thomas Anderson Movies
Adam Sandler, Philip Seymour Hoffman, Emily Watson Punch-Drunk Love is a 2002 romantic comedy-drama film written and directed by Paul Thomas Anderson and starring Adam Sandler, Emily Watson, Mary Lynn Rajskub, Philip Seymour Hoffman and Luis ...more

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Hard Eight is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Paul Thomas Anderson Movies
Gwyneth Paltrow, Samuel L. Jackson, Philip Seymour Hoffman Hard Eight is a 1996 American neo-noir crime thriller film written and directed by Paul Thomas Anderson, starring Philip Baker Hall, John C. Reilly, Gwyneth Paltrow and Samuel L. Jackson. There ...more

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Junun is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Paul Thomas Anderson Movies
Junun Jonny Greenwood Junun is a 2015 documentary film directed by Paul Thomas Anderson. The film documents the making of the album of the same name in Mehrangarh Fort in Rajasthan, India, by the Israeli composer ...more