Darren Aronofsky is one of the more unique directors working today. He has managed to push himself further with every film he has made. Being someone who isn’t a stranger to controversy, has only gone on to add to his mystique. Despite possessing only a small body of work, he has managed to leave an indelible impression. A lot of his films tend to focus on the darker side of human beings but that’s what makes his films so compelling. There is a personal connect that Aronofsky manages to create between the viewer and the film. He has shown his versatility by handling low as well as big budget films. What makes him a great filmmaker of our times is his ability to put his personal stamp on whatever he does. Aronofsky’s films aren’t really easy to watch given their generally tough subject matter. But, as a cinematic experience he succeeds where others fail. A director capable of making us feel for and about what’s on-screen. It is his way of playing with the emotion and perception of the audience that sets him apart. The imagery we see doesn’t leave us once the film is over, it lingers for a long time. So without further ado, let’s list down top 7 Darren Aronofsky movies, ranked from worst to best.
The last film that Aronofsky made also proved to be one of his most controversial. That wasn’t a surprise given the nature of the content. What you will see is a film filled with excellent special effects with a few good performances to boot. The director’s focus on the people and their motivations, feelings etc makes it worth watching. The standout performances are from Russell Crowe and Ray Winstone. The film takes a story we have heard many a time and transforms it into an entertaining experience. Despite the controversy surrounding the film, it was well received. It also went to become the biggest commercial success of the director’s career so far.