For many, Alejandro G. Iñárritu came into the limelight after he won Best Picture and Best Director for ‘Birdman‘ last year. But I have known him and followed his career right from his first film: ‘Amores Perros’. And let me tell you a good news (even though many critics may disagree): Every single film that Iñárritu has directed is at least good — some are very good and some, even, exceptional.
Interestingly, before ‘Birdman’ came out, many were skeptical of his talent; and that was not because he lacked any qualities of a good director, but mostly due to his inclination of making dark-themed movies — that weren’t palatable to many critics and cinephiles. ‘Birdman’ is dark too, but it’s funny and much easier to like. But his first three films (‘Amores Perros’, ’21 Grams’ and ‘Babel’) are referred to as Death trilogy — which is an indication of the sheer dark nature of the films — and therefore much difficult to like and appreciate.
Here is the list of top Alejandro G. Iñárritu movies, which is all his impressive filmography. You can stream some of these best Alejandro G. Iñárritu movies on Netflix or Amazon Prime or Hulu.
A moving tale about love, fatherhood and guilt, ‘Biutiful’ is elevated by Javier Bardem’s tour-de-force performance as an ailing father seeking redemption and better future for his children. Even though ‘Biutiful’ doesn’t have the raw charm or technical brilliance of Iñárritu’s other films, it is still more than watchable due to the sheer emotional heft of the story. It may not be among Iñárritu’s best, but that doesn’t mean it’s a film that can be scoffed at.
5. The Revenant