Best of Soderbergh

by beautifulridepro-498-841229 | created - 30 May 2013 | updated - 30 May 2013 | Public

In order and in my own opinion, the films of Steven Soderbergh from best to worst. Even though, I don't think he has made a "bad" film per se, it's still the hardest list I've ever had to make.

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1. Traffic (2000)

R | 147 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

7.6
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86 Metascore

A conservative judge is appointed by the President to spearhead America's escalating war against drugs, only to discover that his teenage daughter is a crack addict. Two DEA agents protect an informant. A jailed drug baron's wife attempts to carry on the family business.

Director: Steven Soderbergh | Stars: Michael Douglas, Benicio Del Toro, Catherine Zeta-Jones, Jacob Vargas

Votes: 179,254 | Gross: $124.12M

2. Sex, Lies, and Videotape (1989)

R | 100 min | Drama

7.2
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86 Metascore

A sexually repressed woman's husband is having an affair with her sister. The arrival of a visitor with a rather unusual fetish changes everything.

Director: Steven Soderbergh | Stars: James Spader, Andie MacDowell, Peter Gallagher, Laura San Giacomo

Votes: 41,444 | Gross: $24.74M

3. Behind the Candelabra (2013 TV Movie)

TV-MA | 118 min | Biography, Drama, Romance

7.0
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A chronicle of the tempestuous six year romance between megastar singer, Liberace, and his young lover, Scott Thorson.

Director: Steven Soderbergh | Stars: Michael Douglas, Matt Damon, Scott Bakula, Eric Zuckerman

Votes: 35,565

4. Out of Sight (1998)

R | 123 min | Crime, Drama, Romance

7.0
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85 Metascore

A career bank robber breaks out of jail, and shares a moment of mutual attraction with a U.S. Marshal he has kidnapped.

Director: Steven Soderbergh | Stars: George Clooney, Jennifer Lopez, Ving Rhames, Steve Zahn

Votes: 75,977 | Gross: $37.56M

5. And Everything Is Going Fine (2010)

Not Rated | 89 min | Documentary

7.2
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76 Metascore

A look at the art of Spalding Gray who drew from real life experience to create a compelling and deeply personal series of monologues.

Director: Steven Soderbergh | Star: Spalding Gray

Votes: 909 | Gross: $0.02M

6. Solaris (2002)

PG-13 | 99 min | Drama, Mystery, Romance

6.2
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65 Metascore

A troubled psychologist is sent to investigate the crew of an isolated research station orbiting a bizarre planet.

Director: Steven Soderbergh | Stars: George Clooney, Natascha McElhone, Ulrich Tukur, Viola Davis

Votes: 71,666 | Gross: $14.97M

7. Side Effects (I) (2013)

R | 106 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

7.1
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75 Metascore

A young woman's world unravels when a drug prescribed by her psychiatrist has unexpected side effects.

Director: Steven Soderbergh | Stars: Rooney Mara, Channing Tatum, Jude Law, Catherine Zeta-Jones

Votes: 159,857 | Gross: $32.17M

8. The Limey (1999)

R | 89 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

7.1
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73 Metascore

An extremely volatile and dangerous Englishman goes to Los Angeles to find the man he considers responsible for his daughter's death.

Director: Steven Soderbergh | Stars: Terence Stamp, Peter Fonda, Lesley Ann Warren, Luis Guzmán

Votes: 26,221 | Gross: $3.19M

9. Magic Mike (2012)

R | 110 min | Comedy, Drama

6.1
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72 Metascore

A male stripper teaches a younger performer how to party, pick up women, and make easy money.

Director: Steven Soderbergh | Stars: Channing Tatum, Alex Pettyfer, Olivia Munn, Matthew McConaughey

Votes: 117,331 | Gross: $113.72M

10. Ocean's Eleven (2001)

PG-13 | 116 min | Crime, Thriller

7.8
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74 Metascore

Danny Ocean and his eleven accomplices plan to rob three Las Vegas casinos simultaneously.

Director: Steven Soderbergh | Stars: George Clooney, Brad Pitt, Julia Roberts, Matt Damon

Votes: 441,906 | Gross: $183.41M

11. Che: Part One (2008)

Not Rated | 134 min | Biography, Drama, History

7.2
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In 1956, Ernesto 'Che' Guevara and a band of Castro-led Cuban exiles mobilize an army to topple the regime of dictator Fulgencio Batista.

Director: Steven Soderbergh | Stars: Julia Ormond, Benicio Del Toro, Oscar Isaac, Pablo Guevara

Votes: 40,538 | Gross: $1.73M

12. Che: Part Two (2008)

Not Rated | 135 min | Biography, Drama, History

6.9
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64 Metascore

In 1967, Ernesto 'Che' Guevara leads a small partisan army to fight an ill-fated revolutionary guerrilla war in Bolivia, South America.

Director: Steven Soderbergh | Stars: Demián Bichir, Rodrigo Santoro, Benicio Del Toro, Catalina Sandino Moreno

Votes: 29,287

13. Erin Brockovich (2000)

R | 131 min | Biography, Drama

7.3
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73 Metascore

An unemployed single mother becomes a legal assistant and almost single-handedly brings down a California power company accused of polluting a city's water supply.

Director: Steven Soderbergh | Stars: Julia Roberts, Albert Finney, David Brisbin, Dawn Didawick

Votes: 147,976 | Gross: $125.60M

14. Bubble (I) (2005)

R | 73 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

6.6
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63 Metascore

Set against the backdrop of a decaying Midwestern town, a murder becomes the focal point of three people who work in a doll factory.

Director: Steven Soderbergh | Stars: Debbie Doebereiner, Omar Cowan, Dustin James Ashley, Phyllis Workman

Votes: 7,073 | Gross: $0.15M

15. Ocean's Thirteen (2007)

PG-13 | 122 min | Crime, Thriller

6.9
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62 Metascore

Danny Ocean rounds up the boys for a third heist, after casino owner Willy Bank double-crosses one of the original eleven, Reuben Tishkoff.

Director: Steven Soderbergh | Stars: George Clooney, Brad Pitt, Matt Damon, Michael Mantell

Votes: 278,817 | Gross: $117.15M

16. Contagion (2011)

PG-13 | 106 min | Drama, Thriller

6.6
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70 Metascore

Healthcare professionals, government officials and everyday people find themselves in the midst of a worldwide epidemic as the CDC works to find a cure.

Director: Steven Soderbergh | Stars: Matt Damon, Kate Winslet, Jude Law, Gwyneth Paltrow

Votes: 191,979 | Gross: $75.66M

17. Ocean's Twelve (2004)

PG-13 | 125 min | Crime, Thriller

6.5
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58 Metascore

Daniel Ocean recruits one more team member so he can pull off three major European heists in this sequel to Ocean's 11.

Director: Steven Soderbergh | Stars: George Clooney, Brad Pitt, Julia Roberts, Catherine Zeta-Jones

Votes: 310,455 | Gross: $125.54M

18. King of the Hill (1993)

PG-13 | 103 min | Drama, History

7.6
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86 Metascore

A young boy struggles on his own in a run-down motel after his parents and younger brother are separated from him in 1930s Depression-era Midwest.

Director: Steven Soderbergh | Stars: Jesse Bradford, Jeroen Krabbé, Lisa Eichhorn, Karen Allen

Votes: 6,385 | Gross: $1.30M

19. Schizopolis (1996)

Not Rated | 96 min | Comedy, Fantasy, Mystery

7.1
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44 Metascore

Fletcher Munson, the lethargic employee of a pseudo-religious self help company, and his doppelganger, the friendly but dull dentist Dr. Jeffrey Korchek.

Director: Steven Soderbergh | Stars: Steven Soderbergh, Miles Hardy, Scott Allen, Betsy Brantley

Votes: 4,596 | Gross: $0.01M

20. Gray's Anatomy (1996)

Not Rated | 80 min | Comedy, Drama

7.0
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60 Metascore

After doctors inform him that an eye affliction will require risky surgery, monologist Spalding Gray recounts his various pursuits for alternative medicine to avoid the doctor's scalpel.

Director: Steven Soderbergh | Stars: Spalding Gray, Mike McLaughlin, Melissa Robertson, Alvin Henry

Votes: 1,739

21. The Informant! (2009)

R | 108 min | Comedy, Crime, Drama

6.5
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66 Metascore

The U.S. government decides to go after an agro-business giant with a price-fixing accusation, based on the evidence submitted by their star witness, vice president-turned-informant Mark Whitacre.

Director: Steven Soderbergh | Stars: Matt Damon, Tony Hale, Patton Oswalt, Lucas McHugh Carroll

Votes: 56,158 | Gross: $33.31M

22. Kafka (1991)

PG-13 | 98 min | Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi

6.9
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46 Metascore

Kafka works during the day at an insurance company, where events lead him to discover a mysterious underground society with strange suppressive goals.

Director: Steven Soderbergh | Stars: Jeremy Irons, Theresa Russell, Joel Grey, Ian Holm

Votes: 8,459 | Gross: $1.06M

23. Haywire (2011)

R | 93 min | Action, Thriller

5.8
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67 Metascore

A black ops super soldier seeks payback after she is betrayed and set up during a mission.

Director: Steven Soderbergh | Stars: Gina Carano, Ewan McGregor, Michael Fassbender, Michael Angarano

Votes: 76,120 | Gross: $18.94M

24. The Good German (2006)

R | 105 min | Drama, Mystery, Thriller

6.1
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49 Metascore

While in post-war Berlin to cover the Potsdam Conference, an American military journalist is drawn into a murder investigation which involves his former mistress and his driver.

Director: Steven Soderbergh | Stars: George Clooney, Cate Blanchett, Tobey Maguire, Beau Bridges

Votes: 22,436 | Gross: $1.31M

25. The Girlfriend Experience (2009)

R | 77 min | Drama

5.5
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66 Metascore

A drama set in the days leading up to the 2008 Presidential election, and centered on a high-end Manhattan call girl meeting the challenges of her boyfriend, her clients, and her work.

Director: Steven Soderbergh | Stars: Sasha Grey, Chris Santos, Philip Eytan, Colby Trane

Votes: 14,591 | Gross: $0.70M

26. The Underneath (1995)

R | 99 min | Crime, Thriller

6.2
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69 Metascore

A recovering gambling addict attempts to reconcile with his family and friends but finds trouble and temptation when caught between feelings for his ex-wife and her dangerous hoodlum boyfriend.

Director: Steven Soderbergh | Stars: Peter Gallagher, Elisabeth Shue, Alison Elliott, William Fichtner

Votes: 2,759 | Gross: $0.54M

27. Full Frontal (2002)

R | 101 min | Comedy, Romance

4.7
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45 Metascore

A day in the life of a group of men and women in Hollywood, in the hours leading up to a friend's birthday party.

Director: Steven Soderbergh | Stars: Julia Roberts, David Hyde Pierce, David Duchovny, Nicky Katt

Votes: 8,961 | Gross: $2.51M