Film The Best Movies Directed by David Cronenberg  

Reference
758 votes 130 voters 6.8k views 28 items

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.

Make this list even more social by re-ordering the movies using the re-rank feature, making it votable then sharing it with your friends. (28 items)

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.

list ordered by

1
57 16
Ranker Video
Debbie Harry, James Woods, 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

2
56 17
The Fly is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Movies Directed by David Cronenberg
Geena Davis, Jeff Goldblum, 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

3
46 18
Ranker Video
Viggo Mortensen, Maria Bello, Ed Harris A History of Violence is a 2005 American crime 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 ...more

4
38 13
Ranker Video
Christopher Walken, Martin Sheen, Tom Skerritt The Dead Zone 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

5
34 13
Ranker Video
Jeremy Irons, Jill Hennessy, Geneviève Bujold Dead Ringers 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 ...more

6
32 12
Ranker Video
Naomi Watts, Viggo Mortensen, Tatiana Maslany Eastern Promises is a 2007 British-Canadian-American crime thriller film directed by David Cronenberg, from a screenplay written by Steven Knight. The film stars Viggo Mortensen, Naomi Watts, ...more

7
33 16
Ranker Video
Oliver Reed, Samantha Eggar, Art Hindle 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 murders ...more

8
30 15
Ranker Video
Michael Ironside, Patrick McGoohan, Jennifer O'Neill 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

9
26 12
Ranker Video
Ian Holm, Roy Scheider, Julian Sands 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

10
18 6
Ranker Video
Marilyn Chambers, Joe Silver, Susan Roman 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

11
21 10
Ranker Video
Holly Hunter, James Spader, Rosanna Arquette Crash 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. It tells the story of a group of ...more

12
22 12
Ranker Video
Barbara Steele, Joe Silver, Vlasta Vrána Shivers is a 1975 Canadian science fiction body horror film written and directed by David Cronenberg.

13
18 11
Ranker Video
Jude Law, Willem Dafoe, Jennifer Jason Leigh 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

14
11 9
Ranker Video
Robert Pattinson, Paul Giamatti, Juliette Binoche 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

15
14 13
Ranker Video
Keira Knightley, Michael Fassbender, Viggo Mortensen 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

16
7 6
Ranker Video
Julianne Moore, Robert Pattinson, Carrie Fisher 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

17
8 8
Ranker Video
Ralph Fiennes, Gabriel Byrne, Miranda Richardson 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

18
3 3
Ranker Video
Leslie Carlson 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

19
2 2
Ranker Video
Josh Brolin, Lars von Trier, Golshifteh Farahani 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

20
6 7
Ranker Video
Jeremy Irons, Ian Richardson, John Lone 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

21
5 6
Ranker Video
Brian Linehan, Raymond Woodley, Bill Haslam 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

22
3 4
Ranker Video
At the Suicide of the Last Jew in the World in the Last Cinema in the World 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.

23
2 4
Ranker Video
Ronald Mlodzik 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

24
1 3
Ranker Video
Johnny Depp, Jim Sturgess, Theo James London Fields is an upcoming thriller, directed by Mathew Cullen and written by Roberta Hanley. It is based on the 1989 novel of the same name by Martin Amis. The film stars Billy Bob Thornton ...more

25
3 6
Ranker Video
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

26
2 5
Ranker Video
From the Drain is a 1967 short film directed by David Cronenberg while he was in film school.

27
1 4
Ranker Video
The Bridge Short Film & Video Collection

28
1 7
Ranker Video
Claudia Jennings, John Saxon, William Smith Fast Company is a 1979 film by Canadian director David Cronenberg. It was written by Phil Savath, Courtney Smith, Alan Treen, and Cronenberg, and stars William Smith, John Saxon, Claudia ...more