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The Best Movies Directed by Steven Soderbergh

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

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

List movies include Ocean's Eleven, Contagion and many more.

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

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

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

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    Traffic
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    Traffic

    Salma Hayek, Catherine Zeta-Jones

    Released2000

    Directed bySteven Soderbergh

    Traffic is a 2000 American drama film directed by Steven Soderbergh and written by Stephen... more on Wikipedia

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    Out of Sight
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    Out of Sight

    Jennifer Lopez, George Clooney

    Released1998

    Directed bySteven Soderbergh

    Out of Sight is a 1998 American comedy film based on the novel of the same name by Elmore... more on Wikipedia

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  • 3
    Behind the Candelabra
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    Behind the Candelabra

    Matt Damon, Michael Douglas

    Released2013

    Directed bySteven Soderbergh

    Behind the Candelabra is a 2013 American drama film directed by Steven Soderbergh. It... more on Wikipedia

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    Ocean's Twelve
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    Ocean's Twelve

    Brad Pitt, Julia Roberts

    Released2004

    Directed bySteven Soderbergh

    Ocean's Twelve is a 2004 American comedy film, which acts as the sequel to 2001's Ocean's... more on Wikipedia

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  • 5
    Erin Brockovich
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    Erin Brockovich

    Julia Roberts, Marg Helgenberger

    Released2000

    Directed bySteven Soderbergh

    Erin Brockovich is a 2000 biographical film directed by Steven Soderbergh and written by... more on Wikipedia
  • 6
    Solaris
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    Solaris

    George Clooney, Viola Davis

    Released2002

    Directed bySteven Soderbergh

    Solaris is a 2002 American science fiction drama film written and directed by Steven... more on Wikipedia

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  • 7
    Haywire
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    Haywire

    Michael Fassbender, Ewan McGregor

    Released2011

    Directed bySteven Soderbergh

    Haywire is a 2011 action-thriller film directed by Steven Soderbergh, starring Gina Carano,... more on Wikipedia

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  • 8
    Magic Mike
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    Magic Mike

    Olivia Munn, Matthew McConaughey

    Released2012

    Directed bySteven Soderbergh

    Magic Mike is a 2012 American comedy-drama film directed by Steven Soderbergh and starring... more on Wikipedia

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  • 9
    Kafka
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    Kafka

    Jeremy Irons, Alec Guinness

    Released1991

    Directed bySteven Soderbergh

    Kafka is a 1991 mystery thriller film directed by Steven Soderbergh. Ostensibly a biopic,... more on Wikipedia
  • 10
    The Informant!
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    The Informant!

    Matt Damon, Patton Oswalt

    Released2009

    Directed bySteven Soderbergh

    The Informant! is a 2009 American biographical-comedy film directed by Steven Soderbergh. It... more on Wikipedia

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    The Limey
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    The Limey

    Melissa George, Terence Stamp

    Released1999

    Directed bySteven Soderbergh

    The Limey is a 1999 American film, directed by Steven Soderbergh and written by Lem Dobbs. The... more on Wikipedia

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  • 12
    Sex, Lies, and Videotape
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    Sex, Lies, and Videotape

    Andie MacDowell, James Spader

    Released1989

    Directed bySteven Soderbergh

    This film is a 1989 American independent drama film that brought director Steven Soderbergh to... more on Wikipedia
  • 13
    The Argentine
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    The Argentine

    Oscar Isaac, Catalina Sandino Moreno

    Released2008

    Directed bySteven Soderbergh

    Che is a two-part 2008 biopic about Argentine Marxist revolutionary Ernesto "Che" Guevara,... more on Wikipedia
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    Contagion
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    Contagion

    Gwyneth Paltrow, Kate Winslet

    Released2011

    Directed bySteven Soderbergh

    Contagion is a 2011 medical thriller directed by Steven Soderbergh. The film features an... more on Wikipedia

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  • 15
    Che
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    Che

    Benicio del Toro, Demián Bichir

    Released2008

    Directed bySteven Soderbergh

    Che is a two-part 2008 biographical film directed by Steven Soderbergh. Part One is entitled... more on WikipediaAmazon_watch buy button

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    Bubble
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    Bubble

    Dustin James Ashley, Misty Dawn Wilkins

    Released2005

    Directed bySteven Soderbergh

    Bubble is a 2005 film directed by Steven Soderbergh. It was shot on high-definition video. It... more on Wikipedia

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    King of the Hill
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    King of the Hill

    Katherine Heigl, Adrien Brody

    Released1993

    Directed bySteven Soderbergh

    King of the Hill is Steven Soderbergh's third feature film, released in 1993, and the second... more on Wikipedia
  • 18
    The Good German
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    The Good German

    George Clooney, Cate Blanchett

    Released2006

    Directed bySteven Soderbergh

    The Good German is a 2006 film adaptation of the novel by Joseph Kanon. It was directed by... more on WikipediaAmazon_watch buy button
  • 19
    High Flying Bird
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    High Flying Bird

    André Holland, Zazie Beetz

    Released2019

    Directed bySteven Soderbergh

    High Flying Bird is a 2019 American sports drama film directed by Steven Soderbergh. A sports... more on WikipediaAmazon_watch buy button
  • 20
    The Girlfriend Experience
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    The Girlfriend Experience

    Sasha Grey, Edward M. Kelahan

    Released2009

    Directed bySteven Soderbergh

  • 21
    And Everything Is Going Fine
    And Everything Is Going Fine is a 2010 documentary film directed by Steven Soderbergh about... more on Wikipedia
  • 22
    Schizopolis
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    Schizopolis

    Steven Soderbergh, Katherine LaNasa

    Released1996

    Directed bySteven Soderbergh

    Schizopolis is an experimental comedy film directed by Steven Soderbergh in 1996 with a... more on Wikipedia
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    Ocean's Eleven
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    Ocean's Eleven

    Brad Pitt, Julia Roberts

    Released2001

    Directed bySteven Soderbergh

    Ocean's Eleven is a 2001 American comedy heist film and the remake of the 1960 Rat Pack film... more on Wikipedia

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    Side Effects
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    Side Effects

    Catherine Zeta-Jones, Jude Law

    Released2013

    Directed bySteven Soderbergh

    Side Effects is a 2013 American psychological thriller film directed by Steven Soderbergh from... more on Wikipedia
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    Gray's Anatomy
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    Gray's Anatomy

    Spalding Gray, Tommy Staub

    Released1996

    Directed bySteven Soderbergh

    Gray's Anatomy is an 80-minute film directed by Steven Soderbergh in 1996 involving a... more on Wikipedia