Edgar Wright’s Films Ranked

With the outstanding Last Night in Soho arriving in cinemas, I thought it was a good time to look back at Wright’s films. For this list I won’t be including A Fistful of Fingers of The Sparks Brothers, because I haven’t seen them. I know that Fingers has been uploaded to youtube, but I’m waiting for the Arrow Blu Ray release that will hopefully one day see a release. The Sparks Brothers is something I’m hoping to see soon but haven’t yet. Let me know in the comments if you rank them differently, it’ll be interesting to compare.  

6 – The World’s End

The World's End movie review & film summary (2013) | Roger Ebert

I’ve only seen this once, and I didn’t think much to it. Maybe there was too much pressure on the final entry to the cornetto trilogy, but I just didn’t find it funny. I don’t know, maybe if I watch it again, I’ll feel differently but I think this is his worst film. I think from the same group of people that made Spaced and Shaun of the Dead this is a real let down

5 – Hot Fuzz

Hot Fuzz (2007) - IMDb

The first time I watched Hot Fuzz I enjoyed it, but every time since I’ve enjoyed it less and less. I remember one year we watched it in school as a Christmas treat, probably a little young for it as well. There are some really funny moments and bits that I really like, I just don’t think it has the same timelessness as Shaun of the Dead does. It’s hard to follow up an almost perfect film.

4 – Baby Driver

Baby Driver (2017) - IMDb

The music and the way the film moves to the beat is simply fantastic. The story entertaining and the characters are interesting. I really enjoyed this one and I think it’s a great film. It’s hard to choose the final four because I think they are so close together. It’s been a long time since I’ve seen it, and I’m feeling like I need to watch it again.  

3 – Last Night in Soho

Last Night in Soho review: Edgar Wright's retro thriller dazzles with '60s  style, falls short on plot | EW.com

I was really excited for this one and was genuinely surprised by how great it was. I’ve recently discovered giallo horror films so was really happy to see that this is a love letter to them. It genuinely feels like something Argento would make at points. The humour is still there, but this is a horror and while I don’t think it’s the scariest film ever, it does have some creepy moments. The music is brilliant, the visuals and lighting is perfect. The cast are all great. The twist genuinely shocked me and I can’t wait to see it again.

2 – Shaun of the Dead  

Shaun of the Dead (2004) - IMDb

It’s almost a crime not to put this at number 1. I think I’ve seen Shaun of the Dead more times than any other film ever. And I’ve still never gotten bored of it. It’s still funny even when I know ever punch-line. I don’t think I’ve met someone who doesn’t love this film. It’s almost perfect and will forever be one of my favourite films ever.

1 – Scott Pilgrim

Edgar Wright says Scott Pilgrim re-release is 'best-looking version you've  ever seen' | EW.com

While it’s hard to top Shaun of the Dead, for me Scott Pilgrim is even better. I know not everyone will agree with this one, but I think this is also a perfect film. It’s full of style, great comedy and characters. The comic is great, but somehow the film is even better. The cast is just perfect, and the music is outstanding. I own it about five times, and will probably buy it again when it’s next re-released.

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4 Responses to Edgar Wright’s Films Ranked

  1. You should check out my blog I did a review on Shaun Of The Dead

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  2. dennisvogen says:

    Great list. Wright is one of my favorite directors, and Scott Pilgrim one of my favorite films ever. I actually saw it in theaters this spring for my birthday during the 10th anniversary celebration. I find something new to discover every time.

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