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The Best Movies Directed by Peter Jackson

Updated June 11, 2019 915 votes 214 voters 16.0k views19 items

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

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

List contains movies like The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King and The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring.

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

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

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

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    The Lord of the Rings: The Fel is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Movies Directed by Peter Jackson

    Released2001

    Directed byPeter Jackson

    The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring is a 2001 epic fantasy film directed by... more on Wikipedia
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    The Lord of the Rings: The Ret is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Movies Directed by Peter Jackson
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    Released2003

    Directed byPeter Jackson

    The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King is a 2003 epic fantasy drama film directed by... more on Wikipedia

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    The Lord of the Rings: The Two is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Movies Directed by Peter Jackson
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    The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers

    Cate Blanchett, Ian McKellen

    Released2002

    Directed byPeter Jackson

    The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers is a 2002 epic fantasy film directed by Peter Jackson... more on Wikipedia

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    #384 of 1,189 Every Oscar Winning Film Ever#68 of 1,647 The Most Rewatchable Movies

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    The Hobbit: The Desolation of  is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Movies Directed by Peter Jackson
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    The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug

    Cate Blanchett, Evangeline Lilly

    Released2013

    Directed byPeter Jackson

    The Hobbit: There and Back Again retitled to The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug is a 2013... more on Wikipedia

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    #52 of 553 The Greatest Epic Movies Ever Made#214 of 225 The Worst Sequels Of All Time

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    Dead Alive is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Movies Directed by Peter Jackson
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    Dead Alive

    Peter Jackson, Jed Brophy

    Released1992

    Directed byPeter Jackson

    This film is a 1992 New Zealand Zombie comedy gore film directed by Peter Jackson. Written by... more on Wikipedia

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    #25 of 143 The Best Zombie Movies of All Time#725 of 922 The All-Time Greatest Comedy Films

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    The Hobbit trilogy is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Movies Directed by Peter Jackson
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    The Hobbit trilogy

    Evangeline Lilly, Lee Pace

    Released2012

    Directed byPeter Jackson

    The Hobbit is a film series consisting of three epic fantasy adventure films directed by Peter... more on Wikipedia

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    The Hobbit: An Unexpected Jour is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Movies Directed by Peter Jackson
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    The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey

    Cate Blanchett, Ian McKellen

    Released2012

    Directed byPeter Jackson

    The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey is a 2012 epic fantasy adventure film directed by Peter... more on Wikipedia
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    King Kong is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Movies Directed by Peter Jackson
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    King Kong

    Naomi Watts, Jack Black

    Released2005

    Directed byPeter Jackson

    King Kong is a 2005 epic monster film and remake of the 1933 film of the same name. Directed,... more on Wikipedia

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    The Hobbit: The Battle of the  is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Movies Directed by Peter Jackson
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    The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies

    Cate Blanchett, Evangeline Lilly

    Released2014

    Directed byPeter Jackson

    The Hobbit: There and Back Again is a 2014 film writted by Fran Walsh, Philippa Boyens, Peter... more on Wikipedia

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    The Adventures of Tintin: Pris is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Movies Directed by Peter Jackson
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    The Adventures of Tintin: Prisoners of the Sun

    The Adventures of Tintin: Prisoners of the Sun is a 2015 animated adventure film written by...
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    Heavenly Creatures is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Movies Directed by Peter Jackson
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    Heavenly Creatures

    Kate Winslet, Peter Jackson

    Released1994

    Directed byPeter Jackson

    Heavenly Creatures is a 1994 New Zealand drama film directed by Peter Jackson, from a... more on Wikipedia

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    Meet the Feebles is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Movies Directed by Peter Jackson
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    Meet the Feebles

    Mark Hadlow, Stuart Devenie

    Released1989

    Directed byPeter Jackson

    Meet the Feebles is a 1989 New Zealand musical black comedy film directed by Peter Jackson,... more on Wikipedia
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    Bad Taste is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Movies Directed by Peter Jackson
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    Bad Taste

    Peter Jackson, Craig Smith

    Released1987

    Directed byPeter Jackson

    Bad Taste is a 1987 splatter science fiction horror comedy film directed, written, produced,... more on Wikipedia

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    #659 of 777 The Best Horror Movies Of All Time#87 of 88 The Goriest Movies Ever Made

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    They Shall Not Grow Old is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Movies Directed by Peter Jackson
    They Shall Not Grow Old is a 2018 British documentary film directed by Peter Jackson. The film... more on Wikipedia
  • 15
    The Frighteners is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Movies Directed by Peter Jackson
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    The Frighteners

    Michael J. Fox, Peter Jackson

    Released1996

    Directed byPeter Jackson

    The Frighteners is a 1996 New Zealand-American horror comedy film directed by Peter Jackson... more on Wikipedia

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    The Lovely Bones is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Movies Directed by Peter Jackson
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    The Lovely Bones

    Rachel Weisz, Mark Wahlberg

    Released2009

    Directed byPeter Jackson

    The Lovely Bones is a 2009 supernatural drama film directed by Peter Jackson and stars Mark... more on Wikipedia

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    The Valley is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Movies Directed by Peter Jackson
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    The Valley

    Peter Jackson, Ken Hammon

    Released1976

    Directed byPeter Jackson

    The Valley is an amateur film made by then fifteen-year-old Peter Jackson in 1976 with his... more on Wikipedia
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    Forgotten Silver is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Movies Directed by Peter Jackson
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    Forgotten Silver

    Sam Neill, Peter Jackson

    Released1995

    Directed byPeter Jackson, Costa Botes

    Forgotten Silver is a New Zealand mockumentary film that purports to tell the story of a... more on Wikipedia
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    Crossing the Line is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Movies Directed by Peter Jackson
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    Crossing the Line

    Danielle Souza, Calum Gittins

    Released2008

    Directed byNeill Blomkamp, Peter Jackson

    Crossing the Line is a 2008 war short film written and directed by Peter Jackson set in World... more on Wikipedia
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