Ranking Paul Thomas Anderson’s Filmography

My personal ranking of Paul Thomas Anderson’s filmography.

  • Magnolia

    1.Magnolia

    ★★★★★

    Possibly my favorite film. I can’t quantify how much this film means to me on so many levels.

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  • The Master

    2.The Master

    ★★★★★

    This is one the most impressive movies I’ve ever seen. From the acting to the cinematography to, what I feel is Greenwood’s best score, the film is perfect.

  • Inherent Vice

    3.Inherent Vice

    ★★★★★

    I love Inherent Vice so much. A lot of people dislike the film and I understand that. The journey Doc goes on is just one I love a lot.

  • Punch-Drunk Love

    4.Punch-Drunk Love

    ★★★★★

    A movie that never ceases to make me smile.

  • There Will Be Blood

    5.There Will Be Blood

    ★★★★★

    What more can be said?

  • Phantom Thread

    6.Phantom Thread

    ★★★★½

    Phantom Thread is such an amazing film. The only thing holding it back for me was just a missing touch I find in every other Anderson film.

  • Boogie Nights

    7.Boogie Nights

    ★★★★½

    A perfect movie on every level.

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  • Hard Eight

    8.Hard Eight

    ★★★★

    Probably his weakest film. Regardless, a great film with wonderful characters.

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