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The Best Movies Directed by Wes Anderson 

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

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

List is made up of a variety of movies, including Moonrise Kingdom and The Royal Tenenbaums.

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

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

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

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George Clooney and Natalie Portman are among the many great actors who have worked on a Wes Anderson movie. We have lists of the best movies directed by Darren Aronofsky and Steven Soderbergh too, which you might like if you're a fan of Wes Anderson.

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The Grand Budapest Hotel... is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Movies Directed by Wes Anderson
Bill Murray, Jude Law, Willem Dafoe

Released: 2014

Directed by: Wes Anderson

The Grand Budapest Hotel is a 2014 comedy film directed by Wes Anderson. The screenplay by Anderson is from a story by Anderson and Hugo Guinness, inspired by the writings of Stefan Zweig. It ...more

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The Royal Tenenbaums is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Movies Directed by Wes Anderson
Gwyneth Paltrow, Alec Baldwin, Bill Murray

Released: 2001

Directed by: Wes Anderson

The Royal Tenenbaums is a 2001 American comedy-drama film directed by Wes Anderson and co-written with Owen Wilson. The film stars Gene Hackman, Anjelica Huston, Bill Murray, Gwyneth Paltrow, ...more

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Moonrise Kingdom is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Movies Directed by Wes Anderson
Bruce Willis, Bill Murray, Edward Norton

Released: 2012

Directed by: Wes Anderson

Moonrise Kingdom is a 2012 American film directed by Wes Anderson, written by Anderson and Roman Coppola. Described as an "eccentric pubescent love story", it features newcomers Jared ...more

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Rushmore is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Movies Directed by Wes Anderson
Bill Murray, Alexis Bledel, Brian Cox

Released: 1998

Directed by: Wes Anderson

Rushmore is a 1998 comedy-drama film directed by Wes Anderson about an eccentric teenager named Max Fischer, his friendship with rich industrialist Herman Blume, and their mutual love for ...more

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Fantastic Mr. Fox is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Movies Directed by Wes Anderson
George Clooney, Meryl Streep, Bill Murray

Released: 2009

Directed by: Wes Anderson

Fantastic Mr. Fox is a 2009 American stop-motion animated comedy film based on the Roald Dahl children's novel of the same name. The film is about a fox who takes food each night from three mean ...more

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The Life Aquatic with St... is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Movies Directed by Wes Anderson
Cate Blanchett, Bill Murray, Willem Dafoe

Released: 2004

Directed by: Wes Anderson

The Life Aquatic with Steve Zissou is a 2004 American comedy-drama film directed, co-written, and co-produced by Wes Anderson. It is Anderson's fourth feature length film, released in the U.S. ...more

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The Darjeeling Limited ... is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Movies Directed by Wes Anderson
Natalie Portman, Bill Murray, Owen Wilson

Released: 2007

Directed by: Wes Anderson

The Darjeeling Limited is a 2007 comedy-drama film directed by Wes Anderson, and starring Owen Wilson, Adrien Brody, and Jason Schwartzman. It was written by Anderson, Schwartzman, and Roman ...more
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Isle of Dogs is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Movies Directed by Wes Anderson
Bryan Cranston, Edward Norton, Bill Murray

Released: 2018

Directed by: Wes Anderson

Isle of Dogs is a 2018 American stop-motion animated adventure film directed by Wes Anderson. In a dystopian future Japan in which dogs have been quarantined on a remote island, a boy ventures ...more

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Bottle Rocket is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Movies Directed by Wes Anderson
Owen Wilson, James Caan, Leslie Mann

Released: 1996

Directed by: Wes Anderson

Bottle Rocket is a 1996 American comedy film directed by Wes Anderson. It was co-written by Anderson and Owen Wilson. In addition to being Wes Anderson's directorial debut, Bottle Rocket was the ...more

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Hotel Chevalier is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Movies Directed by Wes Anderson
Natalie Portman, Jason Schwartzman

Released: 2007

Directed by: Wes Anderson

Hotel Chevalier is a 2007 American-French short film written and directed by Wes Anderson and released in 2007. Starring Jason Schwartzman and Natalie Portman as former lovers who reunite in a ...more