James Cameron is one of the most influential directors of all time. Even if he had just made one film — either ‘Titanic’ or ‘Judgement Day’ — and retired, he would still have been counted among the greats. There’s no question that he is a cinematic genius. But, is he also too self-indulgent? After directing ‘Avatar’, he has gotten so obsessed — and so smug — with the idea that he is now directing Avatar 2, 3, 4 and 5. Whether such an obsession is unhealthy for a creative person or not, I will leave it up to you to decide; but for now, let’s list of the top James Cameron movies, ranked from average to best. You can watch some of these James Cameron movies on Netflix or Amazon Prime.
7. The Abyss (1989)
‘The Abyss’ is not a masterpiece by any stretch of imagination, but it still proved what we already knew by then: James Cameron has a unique vision and is at the core an adventurist.
6. True Lies (1994)
An action drama that may very well be Cameron’s simplest film to date. It’s not as ambitious as Cameron’s other films, but still offers raw entertainment in grand doses. One of the underrated James Cameron movies.