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The Best Movies Directed by David Cronenberg

Updated June 11, 2019 1.0k votes 176 voters 7.4k views28 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.

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  • The Fly1
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    The Fly

    Geena Davis, Jeff Goldblum

    Released1986

    Directed byDavid Cronenberg

    The Fly is a 1986 American science fiction horror film directed and co-written by David...  more

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  • Videodrome2
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    Videodrome

    Debbie Harry, James Woods

    Released1983

    Directed byDavid Cronenberg

    Videodrome is a 1983 Canadian postmodernist science fiction body horror film written and...  more

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  • Dead Ringers3
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    Dead Ringers

    Jeremy Irons, Jill Hennessy

    Released1988

    Directed byDavid Cronenberg

    This film is a 1988 Canadian-American psychological thriller film starring Jeremy Irons in a...  more

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  • Eastern Promises4
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    Eastern Promises

    Naomi Watts, Viggo Mortensen

    Released2007

    Directed byDavid Cronenberg

    Eastern Promises is a 2007 British-Canadian-American thriller film directed by David...  more

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  • A History of Violence5
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    A History of Violence

    Viggo Mortensen, Maria Bello

    Released2005

    Directed byDavid Cronenberg

    This film is a 2005 American thriller film directed by David Cronenberg and written by Josh...  more

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  • The Dead Zone6
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    The Dead Zone

    Christopher Walken, Martin Sheen

    Released1983

    Directed byDavid Cronenberg

    This film is a 1983 American horror thriller film directed by David Cronenberg. The screenplay...  more

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  • The Brood7
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    The Brood

    Oliver Reed, Samantha Eggar

    Released1979

    Directed byDavid Cronenberg

    The Brood is a 1979 Canadian science fiction horror film written and directed by David...  more
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  • Crash8
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    Crash

    Holly Hunter, James Spader

    Released1996

    Directed byDavid Cronenberg

    This film is a 1996 Canadian-British psychological thriller film written and directed by David...  more
  • Scanners9
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    Scanners

    Michael Ironside, Patrick McGoohan

    Released1981

    Directed byDavid Cronenberg

    Scanners is a 1981 Canadian science-fiction horror film written and directed by David...  more

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  • Existenz10
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    Existenz

    Jude Law, Willem Dafoe

    Released1999

    Directed byDavid Cronenberg

    Existenz is a 1999 Canadian science fiction body horror film written, produced, and directed...  more
  • Naked Lunch11
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    Naked Lunch

    Ian Holm, Roy Scheider

    Released1991

    Directed byDavid Cronenberg

    Naked Lunch is a 1991 science fiction drama film written and directed by David Cronenberg and...  more

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  • Rabid12
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    Rabid

    Marilyn Chambers, Joe Silver

    Released1977

    Directed byDavid Cronenberg

    Rabid is a 1977 Canadian drama horror film written and directed by David Cronenberg. It...  more
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  • Shivers13
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    Shivers

    Barbara Steele, Joe Silver

    Released1975

    Directed byDavid Cronenberg

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

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  • Cosmopolis14
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    Cosmopolis

    Robert Pattinson, Paul Giamatti

    Released2012

    Directed byDavid Cronenberg

    Cosmopolis is a 2012 Canadian drama-thriller film written, produced, and directed by David...  more
  • Camera15
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    Camera

    Leslie Carlson

    Released2000

    Directed byDavid Cronenberg

    Camera is a 2000 Canadian short film written and directed by David Cronenberg. The six minute...  more
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  • Maps to the Stars16
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    Maps to the Stars

    Julianne Moore, Robert Pattinson

    Released2014

    Directed byDavid Cronenberg

    Maps to the Stars is a 2014 satirical drama film directed by David Cronenberg, and starring...  more
  • At the Suicide of the Last Jew in the World in the Last Cinema in the World17
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    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...  more
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  • A Dangerous Method18
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    A Dangerous Method

    Keira Knightley, Michael Fassbender

    Released2011

    Directed byDavid Cronenberg

    A Dangerous Method is a 2011 historical film directed by David Cronenberg and starring Keira...  more
  • To Each His Own Cinema19
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    To Each His Own Cinema

    Josh Brolin, Lars von Trier

    Released2007

    Directed byZhang Yimou, Bille August, Aki Kaurismäki, Wong Kar-wai, Gus Van Sant

    To Each His Own Cinema is a 2007 French anthology film commissioned for the 60th anniversary...  more
  • M. Butterfly20
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    M. Butterfly

    Jeremy Irons, Ian Richardson

    Released1993

    Directed byDavid Cronenberg

    M. Butterfly is a 1993 romantic drama film directed by David Cronenberg. The screenplay was...  more
  • Spider21
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    Spider

    Ralph Fiennes, Gabriel Byrne

    Released2002

    Directed byDavid Cronenberg

    Spider is a 2002 Canadian/British psychological thriller film produced and directed by David...  more
  • Stereo22
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    Stereo

    Ronald Mlodzik

    Released1969

    Directed byDavid Cronenberg

    Stereo is a 1969 Canadian film written, shot, edited and directed by David Cronenberg. It...  more
  • Crimes of the Future23
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    Crimes of the Future

    Brian Linehan, Raymond Woodley

    Released1970

    Directed byDavid Cronenberg

    Crimes of the Future is a 1970 Canadian film written, shot, edited and directed by David...  more
  • The Bridge Short Film & Video Collection24
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    The Bridge Short Film & Video Collection

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  • Transfer25
    Transfer is a 1966 short film written, shot, edited and directed by David Cronenberg. It...  more
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