The ‘ranking’ of Peter Jackson’s best films according to specialized critics and moviegoers

There is no doubt that fame comes to Peter Jackson (b.1961) for directing the trilogy of The Lord of the rings, one of the films with the highest grossing at the world box office and the one that has received the most important awards. He, in particular, has sought three Oscar: best film, direction and script by The return of the King, a Golden Globe and a couple of BAFTAs; more than one hundred awards in competitions held around the planet for this milestone of adventure, fantasy and the Tolkienian epic.

On the other hand, the truth is that, with Celestial creatures, I had already obtained nothing less than the Silver Lion at the Venice Film Festival. But, to this day, the New Zealand filmmaker seems missing in action since he concluded his other trilogy based on the work of JRR Tolkien, that of The Hobbit in 2014. But, as James Cameron from Avatar (2009), has devoted himself to documentaries: the feature film They will not grow old (2018) and the miniseries The Beatles: Get Back (2021).

The opinion of the specialized critics on the work of Peter Jackson

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The numbers shown in the section of Rotten Tomatoes For the critics are the following in terms of the best Peter Jackson films, ordering them from best to worst:

  1. The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King (2003): average grade of 8.7 out of 10 on 275 reviews.
  2. The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers (2002): half of 8,5 on 255 reviews.
  3. The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring (2001): half of 8,2 on 235 reviews.
  4. Celestial creatures (1994): half of 8,1 in 54 reviews.
  5. King Kong (2005): half of 7,7 on 267 reviews.
  6. Braindead (Your mother ate my dog) [1992]: half of 7,5 in 42 reviews.
  7. The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug (2013): half of 6,8 in 250 reviews.
  8. The delusional world of the Feebles (1989): half of 6,5 in 24 reviews.
  9. The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey (2012): half of 6,5 on 305 reviews.
  10. Tastelessness (1987): half of 6,4 on 21 reviews.
  11. The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies (2014): half of 6,3 on 265 reviews.
  12. Hold me those ghosts (1996): half of 6,2 in 41 reviews.
  13. The Lovely Bones (2009): half of 5 on 247 reviews.

The opinion of Rotten Tomatoes moviegoers

We went to Rotten Tomatoes again, but this time for the first ranking of Peter Jackson’s films according to the votes of its users:

  1. The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring: average grade of 4.1 out of 5 with more than 250,000 votes.
  2. The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers: half of 4,1 with more than 250,000 votes.
  3. Braindead (Your mother ate my dog): half of 4,1 with more than 50,000 votes.
  4. The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug: half of 4,1 with more than 250,000 votes.
  5. The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey: half of 4,1 with more than 250,000 votes.
  6. Celestial creatures: half of 4 with more than 25,000 votes.
  7. The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies: half of 3,9 with more than 100,000 votes.
  8. Tastelessness: half of 3,8 with more than 25,000 votes.
  9. The delusional world of the Feebles: half of 3,7 with more than 10,000 votes.
  10. Hold me those ghosts: half of 3,7 with more than 50,000 votes.
  11. The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King: half of 3,6 with more than 250,000 votes.
  12. The Lovely Bones: half of 3,3 with more than 250,000 votes.
  13. King Kong: half of 2,8 with more than 250,000 votes.

The opinion of IMDb moviegoers

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On the other hand, these are the data that IMDb also provides us on the opinion of the public about the work of Peter Jackson:

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