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Best Wes Anderson Films

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People who added this item 1723 Average listal rating (1182 ratings) 7.9 IMDB Rating 8.1
People who added this item 1511 Average listal rating (982 ratings) 7.4 IMDB Rating 7.7
Rushmore (1998)
People who added this item 658 Average listal rating (429 ratings) 6.7 IMDB Rating 7
Bottle Rocket (1996)
People who added this item 2789 Average listal rating (1873 ratings) 7.4 IMDB Rating 7.6
People who added this item 1683 Average listal rating (1124 ratings) 7.7 IMDB Rating 7.8
People who added this item 1714 Average listal rating (1046 ratings) 7.2 IMDB Rating 7.2
People who added this item 1841 Average listal rating (1198 ratings) 7.6 IMDB Rating 7.9

Bottle Rocket was awesomely written, it was funny, the Wilson brothers are charismatic on screen. Dialogues with Robert Musgrave's character were hysterically funny. Great movie and is only beaten out by Rushmore because pacing was a little slow in parts maybe due to the fact it was their first movie together.

Rushmore was a 10/10. Awesome soundtrack.

Grand Budapest was a 10/10 with more dazzling production, dynamic incredible cast including a hysterical Ralph Fiennes. Because it is a movie with seemingly more at stake dramatically and more dynamic emotionally, I would rank this film slightly above Rushmore.

All of the rest of Wes Anderson's movies are just so-so to me. I worked with someone in a movie rental place who knew by guessing that stop-motion was the next avenue Wes Anderson was going to try (Fantastic Mr. Fox). I liked stop motion as a kid with Rudolph the Red Nose Reindeer and George Clooney is a great, great actor, but Fantastic Fox did not hold my attention. I should give it another watch though.

Life Aquatic which I saw in the theatres was disappointing. I remembered the David Bowie cover music playing at the end and thinking "what the heck did I just see?".

Moonrise Kingdom was entertaining but too weird and paced strangely, or maybe the acting was off for me.

Darjeeling had its moments but was too slow, weird or disjointed.

Tenenbaums had its slowness, but the style redeemed along with interesting, stylistic characters.

I want to also note that the sadness of the characters in Darjeeling and Tenenbaums made the movies a little hard to watch. In Grand Budapest, Rushmore, and Bottle Rocket there was an optimistic spark that makes the 'Wes Anderson World' a delight to inhabit, even if they were still sad worlds in ways.

Thank you for reading.

P.S. I have tried introducing "Bottle Rocket" to people not familiar with Wes Anderson movies, and who were of different ages, and the response has been lukewarm. I think Bottle Rocket needs to be watched and maybe watched again for it to be appreciated. (my P.S. note, and the sadness within reminds me slightly of the Wes Anderson genre)



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