It is not easy to rank David Fincher movies. After all, he is one of the very few directors who hasn’t made a single bad film in his entire career. Rising up the ranks from directing music videos and advertisements, David Fincher, today, is one of the most acclaimed film directors in Hollywood. Though all of his films have not been exceptionally successful at the box office, they have received critical acclaim throughout and have been mentioned in several All-Time Favorites and Best Films of The Year lists of many critics and media outlets. He is known for being a perfectionist, and holds an icy outlook towards the world. Hoping that there will be many more great movies that we will get to see from him, here is the list of top David Fincher movies, ranked from average to best.
10. Alien 3 (1992)
Though ‘Alien 3’ was not able to garner the same level of critical reception as the first two ‘Alien’ films, the sheer guts to extend a franchise whose earlier films were directed by people like Ridley Scott and James Cameron is commendable. The film follows the events of ‘Aliens’ as an escape pod crashes on Fiorina 161 and Ellen Ripley has to fight the aliens, without any gadgets or modern technology, just involving the men who were held as prisoners in the wasteland. Maybe ‘Alien 3’ was a failed attempt in doing what Fincher really wanted to do, but it is certainly worthy of praise for being a debut film of a small-scale music video director.
9. The Game (1997)
Though ranked quite low down the list, ‘The Game’ isn’t really a bad film by any means. The film follows a wealthy banker who led a peaceful life until he was gifted a role-playing real life game on his birthday by his estranged brother. Though reluctant at first, he finally accepts playing it and is pulled into a world of fear and mystery, from which he must come out by his own wits. Though not a massive box-office success like his previous film ‘Se7en’, ‘The Game’ received acclaim for its unique story line and performances from the lead cast.
8. Panic Room (2002)