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The Best Movies Directed by David Cronenberg 

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List of all movies directed by David Cronenberg ranked from best to worst with photos. Films directed by David Cronenberg are listed here and include movie posters and David Cronenberg movie trailers whenever possible. This is a collection of the best movies directed by David Cronenberg as voted on by film buffs. If you think the greatest David Cronenberg 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 David Cronenberg film is can be factored into this list.

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

List movies include The Fly, Scanners and many more.

If you’re wondering “what movies did David Cronenberg direct?” or “who is David Cronenberg?” then this list will explain how most people know this director. This list also answers questions like “what are the all-time best movies directed by David Cronenberg?” and “what's a good selection of good David Cronenberg movies?”

If you're wanting to get into David Cronenberg films, then this list is a great starting point for at least starting with the most decent David Cronenberg works.

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

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David Cronenberg has been fortunate enough to work with talented actors, including Michael Fassbender and Keira Knightley. Did you have fun voting on this list of David Cronenberg movies? You might also want to vote on our lists of the best Woody Allen and Sergio Leone movies as well.

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Debbie Harry, James Woods, David Cronenberg

Released: 1983

Directed by: David Cronenberg

Videodrome is a 1983 Canadian postmodernist science fiction body horror film written and directed by David Cronenberg, starring James Woods, Sonja Smits, and Deborah Harry. Set in Toronto in the ...more

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Geena Davis, Jeff Goldblum, David Cronenberg

Released: 1986

Directed by: David Cronenberg

The Fly is a 1986 American science fiction horror film directed and co-written by David Cronenberg. Produced by Brooksfilms and distributed by 20th Century Fox, the film stars Jeff Goldblum, ...more

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Viggo Mortensen, Maria Bello, Ed Harris

Released: 2005

Directed by: David Cronenberg

This film is a 2005 American thriller film directed by David Cronenberg and written by Josh Olson. It is an adaptation of the 1997 graphic novel of the same name by John Wagner and Vince Locke. ...more

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Jeremy Irons, Jill Hennessy, Geneviève Bujold

Released: 1988

Directed by: David Cronenberg

This film is a 1988 Canadian-American psychological thriller film starring Jeremy Irons in a dual role as identical twin gynecologists. David Cronenberg directed and co-wrote the screenplay with ...more

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Oliver Reed, Samantha Eggar, Art Hindle

Released: 1979

Directed by: David Cronenberg

The Brood is a 1979 Canadian science fiction horror film written and directed by David Cronenberg, starring Oliver Reed, Samantha Eggar, and Art Hindle. The film depicts a series of events ...more

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Naomi Watts, Viggo Mortensen, Tatiana Maslany

Released: 2007

Directed by: David Cronenberg

Eastern Promises is a 2007 British-Canadian-American thriller film directed by David Cronenberg, from a screenplay written by Steven Knight. The film stars Viggo Mortensen, Naomi Watts, Vincent ...more

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Christopher Walken, Martin Sheen, Tom Skerritt

Released: 1983

Directed by: David Cronenberg

This film is a 1983 American horror thriller film directed by David Cronenberg. The screenplay by Jeffrey Boam was based on the 1979 novel of the same name by Stephen King. The film stars ...more

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Michael Ironside, Patrick McGoohan, Jennifer O'Neill

Released: 1981

Directed by: David Cronenberg

Scanners is a 1981 Canadian science-fiction horror film written and directed by David Cronenberg and starring Jennifer O'Neill, Steven Lack, Michael Ironside, and Patrick McGoohan. In the film, ...more

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Holly Hunter, James Spader, Rosanna Arquette

Released: 1996

Directed by: David Cronenberg

This film is a 1996 Canadian-British psychological thriller film written and directed by David Cronenberg based on J. G. Ballard's 1973 novel of the same name. The film stars James Spader, ...more
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Ian Holm, Roy Scheider, Julian Sands

Released: 1991

Directed by: David Cronenberg

Naked Lunch is a 1991 science fiction drama film written and directed by David Cronenberg and starring Peter Weller, Judy Davis, Ian Holm, and Roy Scheider. It is a film adaptation of William S. ...more

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Jude Law, Willem Dafoe, Jennifer Jason Leigh

Released: 1999

Directed by: David Cronenberg

Existenz is a 1999 Canadian science fiction body horror film written, produced, and directed by Canadian director David Cronenberg. It stars Jennifer Jason Leigh and Jude Law. As in Videodrome, ...more

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Marilyn Chambers, Joe Silver, Susan Roman

Released: 1977

Directed by: David Cronenberg

Rabid is a 1977 Canadian drama horror film written and directed by David Cronenberg. It features Marilyn Chambers in the lead role, supported by Howard Ryshpan, Joe Silver and Robert A. ...more
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Shivers Barbara Steele, Joe Silver, Vlasta Vrána

Released: 1975

Directed by: David Cronenberg

Shivers is a 1975 Canadian science fiction body horror film written and directed by David Cronenberg.

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Robert Pattinson, Paul Giamatti, Juliette Binoche

Released: 2012

Directed by: David Cronenberg

Cosmopolis is a 2012 Canadian drama-thriller film written, produced, and directed by David Cronenberg and starring Robert Pattinson. It is based on the novel of the same name by Don DeLillo. On ...more
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Keira Knightley, Michael Fassbender, Viggo Mortensen

Released: 2011

Directed by: David Cronenberg

A Dangerous Method is a 2011 historical film directed by David Cronenberg and starring Keira Knightley, Viggo Mortensen, Michael Fassbender, and Vincent Cassel. The screenplay was adapted by ...more

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Julianne Moore, Robert Pattinson, Carrie Fisher

Released: 2014

Directed by: David Cronenberg

Maps to the Stars is a 2014 satirical drama film directed by David Cronenberg, and starring Julianne Moore, Mia Wasikowska, John Cusack, Robert Pattinson, Olivia Williams, Sarah Gadon, and Evan ...more
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Ralph Fiennes, Gabriel Byrne, Miranda Richardson

Released: 2002

Directed by: David Cronenberg

Spider is a 2002 Canadian/British psychological thriller film produced and directed by David Cronenberg and based on the novel of the same name by Patrick McGrath, who also wrote the screenplay. ...more
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Jeremy Irons, Ian Richardson, John Lone

Released: 1993

Directed by: David Cronenberg

M. Butterfly is a 1993 romantic drama film directed by David Cronenberg. The screenplay was written by David Henry Hwang based on his play of the same name. The film stars Jeremy Irons and John ...more
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Brian Linehan, Raymond Woodley, Bill Haslam

Released: 1970

Directed by: David Cronenberg

Crimes of the Future is a 1970 Canadian film written, shot, edited and directed by David Cronenberg. The film stars Ronald Mlodzik. Also like Stereo it was shot silent with a commentary added ...more
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Ronald Mlodzik

Released: 1969

Directed by: David Cronenberg

Stereo is a 1969 Canadian film written, shot, edited and directed by David Cronenberg. It stars Ronald Mlodzik, who also appears in Cronenberg's Crimes of the Future, Shivers and Rabid. It was ...more
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Leslie Carlson

Released: 2000

Directed by: David Cronenberg

Camera is a 2000 Canadian short film written and directed by David Cronenberg. The six minute short was one of several made in celebration of the 25th anniversary of the Toronto International ...more
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Josh Brolin, Lars von Trier, Golshifteh Farahani

Released: 2007

Directed by: Zhang Yimou, Bille August, Aki Kaurismäki, Wong Kar-wai, Gus Van Sant, + more

To Each His Own Cinema is a 2007 French anthology film commissioned for the 60th anniversary of the Cannes Film Festival. The film is a collection of 34 short films, each 3 minutes in length, by ...more
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At the Suicide of the Last Jew in the World in the Last Cinema in the World

Directed by: David Cronenberg

At the Suicide of the Last Jew in the World in the Last Cinema in the World is a short film by David Cronenberg and part of the To Each His Own Cinema anthology film.
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The Bridge Short Film & Video Collection

Released: 2004

Directed by: Michelle Beck, David Cronenberg

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Released: 1966

Directed by: David Cronenberg

Transfer is a 1966 short film written, shot, edited and directed by David Cronenberg. It features Mort Ritts and Rafe Macpherson and has a runtime of 7 minutes. In Cronenberg on Cronenberg, ...more