Wes Anderson is one of the most talented directors working in Hollywood right now, having recently had his largest success to date with ‘The Grand Budapest Hotel’. Anderson seems to turn out high quality (both visually and narratively) every time he does a project. Anderson has developed a cult following over the years and his films can be easily recognized for their style of writing, filming, color palates, and a lot of the same actors.
Wes Anderson gained Indie success in 1996 with his first feature ‘Bottle Rocket’ (one of many collaborative efforts with the Wilson brothers) and hasn’t really stopped since. Though some of his films are notably stronger than others, each one has something special about it that make them all worth a watch (or two). Here is the list of top Wes Anderson movies, ranked from average to best.
9. Bottle Rocket (1996)
‘Bottle Rocket’ is a close second as far as Wes Anderson’s weakest films are concerned, and it’s not at all surprising. Being his first feature-length project and having a much lower budget than the other 7 films on this list, it doesn’t have the dazzle of the others (which is something Anderson is so popular for). The plot is intriguing to an extent, but kind of forgettable when compared to the other films on this list. In closing, this film and ‘Moonrise Kingdom’ suffer from opposite issues. With #8, too much style and not enough substance, with ‘Bottle Rocket’ the substance is there but the style just isn’t.