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The Best Movies Directed by Michael Bay

Updated December 19, 2019 1.9k votes 506 voters 36.3k views15 items

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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  • 1
    The Rock is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Movies Directed by Michael Bay
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    The Rock

    Nicolas Cage, Sean Connery

    Released1996

    Directed byMichael Bay

    The Rock is a 1996 action film that primarily takes place on Alcatraz Island and in the San... more on Wikipedia

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    Transformers is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Movies Directed by Michael Bay
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    Transformers

    Megan Fox, Shia LaBeouf

    Released2007

    Directed byMichael Bay

    Transformers is a 2007 American science fiction action film directed by Michael Bay, based on... more on Wikipedia

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    Armageddon is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Movies Directed by Michael Bay
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    Armageddon

    Ben Affleck, Bruce Willis

    Released1998

    Directed byMichael Bay

    Armageddon is a 1998 American science fiction disaster thriller film, directed by Michael Bay,... more on Wikipedia

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    Bad Boys is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Movies Directed by Michael Bay
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    Bad Boys

    Will Smith, Téa Leoni

    Released1995

    Directed byMichael Bay

    Bad Boys is a 1995 American action comedy film produced by Don Simpson and Jerry Bruckheimer,... more on Wikipedia

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    Bad Boys II is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Movies Directed by Michael Bay
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    Bad Boys II

    Megan Fox, Will Smith

    Released2003

    Directed byMichael Bay

    Bad Boys II is a 2003 American action-comedy film directed by Michael Bay, produced by Jerry... more on Wikipedia

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    Pearl Harbor is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Movies Directed by Michael Bay
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    Pearl Harbor

    Kate Beckinsale, Jennifer Garner

    Released2001

    Directed byMichael Bay

    Pearl Harbor is a 2001 American war film with romance and action elements directed by Michael... more on Wikipedia

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    The Island is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Movies Directed by Michael Bay
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    The Island

    Scarlett Johansson, Ewan McGregor

    Released2005

    Directed byMichael Bay

    The Island is a 2005 American science fiction action thriller film directed by Michael Bay,... more on Wikipedia

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    Transformers: Dark of the Moon is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Movies Directed by Michael Bay
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    Transformers: Dark of the Moon

    Rosie Huntington-Whiteley, Shia LaBeouf

    Released2011

    Directed byMichael Bay

    Transformers: Dark of the Moon is a 2011 American science fiction action film directed by... more on Wikipedia
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    Pain & Gain is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Movies Directed by Michael Bay
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    Pain & Gain

    Dwayne Johnson, Mark Wahlberg

    Released2013

    Directed byMichael Bay

    Pain & Gain is a 2013 American comedy film directed by Michael Bay and starring Mark Wahlberg,... more on Wikipediaamazon_watch buy button
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    Transformers: Revenge of the F is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Movies Directed by Michael Bay
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    Released2009

    Directed byMichael Bay

    Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen is a 2009 American science fiction action film directed by... more on Wikipedia

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    13 Hours: The Secret Soldiers  is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Movies Directed by Michael Bay
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    13 Hours: The Secret Soldiers of Benghazi

    John Krasinski, Pablo Schreiber

    Released2016

    Directed byMichael Bay

    13 Hours: The Secret Soldiers of Benghazi (a.k.a. 13 Hours) is a 2016 American biographical... more on Wikipediaamazon_watch buy button

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    Transformers: Age of Extinctio is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Movies Directed by Michael Bay
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    Transformers: Age of Extinction

    Mark Wahlberg, Kelsey Grammer

    Released2014

    Directed byMichael Bay

    Transformers: Age of Extinction is a 2014 American science fiction action film directed by... more on Wikipedia

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    6 Underground is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Movies Directed by Michael Bay
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    6 Underground

    Ryan Reynolds, Mélanie Laurent

    Released2019

    Directed byMichael Bay

    6 Underground is a 2019 American action film directed by Michael Bay. 6 billionaires (Ryan... more on Wikipedia

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    Transformers: The Ride - 3D is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Movies Directed by Michael Bay
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    Transformers: The Ride - 3D

    Hugo Weaving, Tom Kenny

    Released2011

    Directed byMichael Bay

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    Transformers: The Last Knight is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Movies Directed by Michael Bay
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    Transformers: The Last Knight

    Mark Wahlberg, Josh Duhamel

    Released2017

    Directed byMichael Bay

    Transformers: The Last Knight is a 2017 American science-fiction action film directed by... more on Wikipediaamazon_watch buy button
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