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Every Denis Villeneuve Movie, Ranked

by Jason Dietz - February 29, 2024

The only French-Canadian filmmaker to truly make it big in Hollywood, Denis Villeneuve has been directing features since the late 1990s. Like his Québécois contemporaries such as Xavier Dolan and Jean-Marc Vallée, Villeneuve got his start in French-language indie dramas before moving into English-language features. But while the late Vallée had some modest American box office successes in Dallas Buyers Club and Wild, Villeneuve has struck box office gold by embracing the genre film—specifically, in recent years, science fiction—while consistently impressing film critics with his work.

In fact, Villeneuve is the rare director with a perfect record on Metacritic: Every one of his films has received a green Metascore indicating positive reviews from professional critics. But that doesn't mean all of his works are equally good. Below, we rank every film in his career—including the new Dune: Part Two—from worst to best by Metascore.

#11: Enemy (2014)

Enemy (2014)
August 32nd on Earth (1998)
Polytechnique (2009)

#8: Maelstr?m (2000)

Maelstr?m (2000)

#7: Prisoners (2013)

Prisoners (2013)

#6: Dune (2021)

Dune (2021)
Dune: Part Two (2024)

#4: Incendies (2010)

Incendies (2010)

#3: Arrival (2016)

Arrival (2016)
Blade Runner 2049 (2017)

#1: Sicario (2015)

Sicario (2015)
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