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The Best Movies Directed by Michael Bay 

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

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

List is made up of movies like Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen and Pearl Harbor.

If you’re wondering “what movies did Michael Bay direct?” or “who is Michael Bay?” 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 Michael Bay?” and “what's a good selection of good Michael Bay movies?”

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

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

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Who has Michael Bay worked with as a director? Talent includes the likes of Scarlett Johansson, George Clooney, and Nicolas Cage.

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Nicolas Cage, Sean Connery, Ed Harris

Released: 1996

Directed by: Michael Bay

The Rock is a 1996 action film that primarily takes place on Alcatraz Island and in the San Francisco Bay Area. It was directed by Michael Bay, produced by Don Simpson and Jerry Bruckheimer and ...more

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Megan Fox, Shia LaBeouf, Odette Annable

Released: 2007

Directed by: Michael Bay

Transformers is a 2007 American science fiction action film directed by Michael Bay, based on the toy line. An ancient struggle between two Cybertronian races, the heroic Autobots and the evil ...more

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Will Smith, Téa Leoni, Martin Lawrence

Released: 1995

Directed by: Michael Bay

Bad Boys is a 1995 American action comedy film produced by Don Simpson and Jerry Bruckheimer, producers of Top Gun and Beverly Hills Cop, and directed by Michael Bay in his directorial debut. It ...more

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Ben Affleck, Bruce Willis, Liv Tyler

Released: 1998

Directed by: Michael Bay

Armageddon is a 1998 American science fiction disaster thriller film, directed by Michael Bay, produced by Jerry Bruckheimer, and released by Touchstone Pictures. The film follows a group of ...more

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Megan Fox, Will Smith, Dan Marino

Released: 2003

Directed by: Michael Bay

Bad Boys II is a 2003 American action-comedy film directed by Michael Bay, produced by Jerry Bruckheimer and starring Martin Lawrence and Will Smith. The film is a sequel to the 1995 film Bad ...more

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Kate Beckinsale, Jennifer Garner, Ben Affleck

Released: 2001

Directed by: Michael Bay

Pearl Harbor is a 2001 American war film with romance and action elements directed by Michael Bay, produced by Jerry Bruckheimer and written by Randall Wallace. It features an ensemble cast, ...more

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Scarlett Johansson, Ewan McGregor, Steve Buscemi

Released: 2005

Directed by: Michael Bay

The Island is a 2005 American science fiction action thriller film directed by Michael Bay, starring Ewan McGregor and Scarlett Johansson. It was released on July 22, 2005, in the United States ...more

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Transformers: Dark of th... is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Movies Directed by Michael Bay
Rosie Huntington-Whiteley, Shia LaBeouf, John Malkovich

Released: 2011

Directed by: Michael Bay

Transformers: Dark of the Moon is a 2011 American science fiction action film directed by Michael Bay, based on the toy line, and the third film in the series. The Autobots learn of a ...more

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Megan Fox, Shia LaBeouf, Hugo Weaving

Released: 2009

Directed by: Michael Bay

Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen is a 2009 American science fiction action film directed by Michael Bay, based on the toy line, and the second film in the series. Sam Witwicky (Shia LeBeouf) ...more

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Dwayne Johnson, Mark Wahlberg, Ed Harris

Released: 2013

Directed by: Michael Bay

Pain & Gain is a 2013 American comedy film directed by Michael Bay and starring Mark Wahlberg, Dwayne Johnson and Anthony Mackie. The film is loosely based on a story published in a 1999 ...more

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Mark Wahlberg, Kelsey Grammer, Stanley Tucci

Released: 2014

Directed by: Michael Bay

Transformers: Age of Extinction is a 2014 American science fiction action film directed by Michael Bay, based on the toy line, and is the fourth film in the series. After a dangerous bounty ...more

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13 Hours: The Secret Sol... is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Movies Directed by Michael Bay
teddybear1029 added John Krasinski, Pablo Schreiber, James Badge Dale

Released: 2016

Directed by: Michael Bay

13 Hours: The Secret Soldiers of Benghazi (a.k.a. 13 Hours) is a 2016 American biographical thriller war film directed and produced by Michael Bay. In 2012, Benghazi, Libya Jack Silva is newly ...more

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Ryan Reynolds, Mélanie Laurent, Dave Franco

Released: 2019

Directed by: Michael Bay

6 Underground is a 2019 American action film directed by Michael Bay. 6 billionaires (Ryan Reynolds, Mélanie Laurent, Manuel Garcia-Rulfo, Adria Arjona, Corey Hawkins, Ben Hardy) form a ...more
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Transformers: The Ride - 3D Hugo Weaving, Tom Kenny, James Remar

Released: 2011

Directed by: Michael Bay

Transformers: The Ride - 3D is a 2012 action film directed by Michael Bay.
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Transformers: The Last Knight Mark Wahlberg, Josh Duhamel, Stanley Tucci

Released: 2017

Directed by: Michael Bay

Transformers: The Last Knight is a 2017 American science-fiction action film directed by Michael Bay, based on the toy line, and the fifth film in the series. With Optimus Prime gone, the ...more