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All Robert Redford Movies Ranked

He’s the Sundance Kid. The Natural. Heck, he even helped alter the course of the Marvel Cinematic Universe in Captain America: The Winter Soldier — and he’s an Oscar winner in the bargain. From either side of the camera, Robert Redford has been making movie magic for decades, building an incredible filmography that includes acclaimed dramas (All the President’s Men, All Is Lost), classic blockbusters (The Sting, Three Days of the Condor), and pretty much everything in between, all while adding to his professional legacy by helping expand a little film festival that’s gone on to become one of Hollywood’s preeminent proving grounds for independent releases. For all these reasons and more, it’s never a bad time for a little Redford appreciation, so with that in mind, we’ve rounded up all Robert Redford movies and sorted the bunch by Tomatometer. How many have you seen? Where do your favorites rank? Read on to find out!

#43
Adjusted Score: 28.671%
Critics Consensus: No consensus yet.
Synopsis: In this drama that features soundtrack songs by Johnny Cash, Carl Perkins, and Bob Dylan, Little Fauss, a mild-mannered, dim-bulb... [More]
Directed By: Sidney J. Furie

#42

Havana (1990)
28%

#42
Adjusted Score: 29.102%
Critics Consensus: Handsomely produced and dramatically inert, Havana squanders its convincing recreation of pre-revolution Cuba by using it as a disconnected backdrop to a turgid romance.
Synopsis: In the time just preceding Castro's takeover of Cuba, an American gambler in Havana gets involved with a revolutionary's wife.... [More]
Directed By: Sydney Pollack

#41

Lions for Lambs (2007)
27%

#41
Adjusted Score: 32.975%
Critics Consensus: Despite its powerhouse cast, Lions for Lambs feels like a disjointed series of lectures, rather than a sharp narrative, and ends up falling flat.
Synopsis: Two determined students at a West Coast University, Arian and Ernest, follow the inspiration of their idealistic professor, Dr. Malley,... [More]
Directed By: Robert Redford

#40
#40
Adjusted Score: 32.363%
Critics Consensus: Up Close & Personal wastes its superstar leads and compelling fact-inspired story on a treacly romance bereft of onscreen chemistry.
Synopsis: A story about a career television journalist who eclipses her mentor, this drama's plot resembles that of A Star Is... [More]
Directed By: Jon Avnet

#39
#39
Adjusted Score: 29.992%
Critics Consensus: No consensus yet.
Synopsis: Daisy Clover (Natalie Wood) goes from teenage girl to movie star practically overnight when her demented mother enters her voice... [More]
Directed By: Robert Mulligan

#38
#38
Adjusted Score: 38.229%
Critics Consensus: Lurid but acted with gusto, Indecent Proposal has difficulty keeping it up beyond its initial titillating premise.
Synopsis: Adrian Lyne buffs the premise of Honeymoon in Vegas to a fine gloss in this yuppie melodrama that poses the... [More]
Directed By: Adrian Lyne

#37

The Great Gatsby (1974)
39%

#37
Adjusted Score: 42.65%
Critics Consensus: The Great Gatsby proves that even a pair of tremendously talented leads aren't always enough to guarantee a successful adaptation of classic literary source material.
Synopsis: In this version of F. Scott Fitzgerald's elegiac novel, Robert Redford stars as self-made millionaire Jake Gatsby, who uses his... [More]
Directed By: Jack Clayton

#36

The Clearing (2004)
43%

#36
Adjusted Score: 46.391%
Critics Consensus: Though it has an excellent cast, this emotionally detached movie is the kind that one admires more than enjoys.
Synopsis: Dutch film producer Pieter Jan Brugge makes his directorial debut with the dramatic thriller The Clearing. Affluent executive Wayne Hayes... [More]
Directed By: Pieter Jan Brugge

#35

The Discovery (2017)
44%

#35
Adjusted Score: 45.791%
Critics Consensus: The Discovery looks fascinating on paper, but in spite of its thought-provoking premise and starry ensemble, it's a disappointing case of untapped potential.
Synopsis: In the near future, the world is off-balance. People have gained a specific knowledge, and death has lost meaning, due... [More]
Directed By: Charlie McDowell

#34
#34
Adjusted Score: 52.928%
Critics Consensus: Amiable yet less compelling than any road trip movie starring Robert Redford and Nick Nolte should be, A Walk in the Woods is ultimately a bit too pedestrian.
Synopsis: In this new comedy adventure, celebrated travel writer, Bill Bryson (Academy Award winner Robert Redford), instead of retiring to enjoy... [More]
Directed By: Ken Kwapis

#33

Legal Eagles (1986)
44%

#33
Adjusted Score: 44.739%
Critics Consensus: No consensus yet.
Synopsis: Ivan Reitman's comedy/mystery stars Robert Redford as an assistant D.A. who forges an uneasy alliance with a public defender (Debra... [More]
Directed By: Ivan Reitman

#32

The Last Castle (2001)
52%

#32
Adjusted Score: 55.422%
Critics Consensus: The Last Castle is well acted and rousing for the most part, but the story can't stand up to close scrutiny.
Synopsis: The Castle is an unlikely last stop in the brilliant career of three-star General Irwin. Court-martialed and stripped of his... [More]
Directed By: Rod Lurie

#31
#31
Adjusted Score: 56.446%
Critics Consensus: A story of disjointed family members yearning for true emotional depth, An Unfinished Life teeters between overtly saccharine sentiments and moments of real intimacy.
Synopsis: Two generations of a damaged family are brought together in this emotional drama. Einar Gilkyson (Robert Redford) was a once... [More]
Directed By: Lasse Hallstrom

#30
#30
Adjusted Score: 58.158%
Critics Consensus: The Company You Keep is a (frustratingly) slow-burning thriller about very contemporary issues.
Synopsis: A wanted man and former member of the revolutionary militant group the Weather Underground goes on the run after a... [More]
Directed By: Robert Redford

#29

Out of Africa (1985)
58%

#29
Adjusted Score: 61.74%
Critics Consensus: Though lensed with stunning cinematography and featuring a pair of winning performances from Meryl Streep and Robert Redford, Out of Africa suffers from excessive length and glacial pacing.
Synopsis: Out of Africa is drawn from the life and writings of Danish author Isak Dinesen, who during the time that... [More]
Directed By: Sydney Pollack

#28

A Bridge Too Far (1977)
64%

#28
Adjusted Score: 65.816%
Critics Consensus: A Bridge Too Far is a war movie too long, although top-notch talent on both sides of the camera keeps the end result consistently watchable.
Synopsis: It's late 1944, and the Allied armies are confident they'll win the World War II and be home in time... [More]

#27

Truth (2015)
63%

#27
Adjusted Score: 69.474%
Critics Consensus: Truth's terrific cast and compelling message are often enough to overcome its occasionally didactic and facile dramatization of a nuanced real-life tale.
Synopsis: On the morning of September 9, 2004, veteran CBS News producer MARY MAPES (Cate Blanchett) believed she had every reason... [More]
Directed By: James Vanderbilt

#26

The Way We Were (1973)
65%

#26
Adjusted Score: 67.098%
Critics Consensus: The Way We Were is not politically confrontational enough for its story of ideological opposites falling in love to feel authentic, but Barbra Streisand and Robert Redford's beaming star power gives this melodrama romantic lift.
Synopsis: In 1937 spit-fire Katie Morosky briefly meets the preppy Hubbell Gardiner. Almost eight years later, the two are reunited in... [More]
Directed By: Sydney Pollack

#25
Adjusted Score: 64.992%
Critics Consensus: No consensus yet.
Synopsis: Based on a play by Tennessee Williams, this screen version (after falling into the hands of screenwriters) tells of the... [More]
Directed By: Sydney Pollack

#24

Spy Game (2001)
66%

#24
Adjusted Score: 70.114%
Critics Consensus: The outcome of the kinetic Spy Game is never in doubt, but it is fun watching Robert Redford and Brad Pitt work.
Synopsis: There was a time when CIA operative Nathan Muir and his protégé Tom Bishop were inseparable, traveling the world and... [More]
Directed By: Tony Scott

#23

The Hot Rock (1972)
64%

#23
Adjusted Score: 64.637%
Critics Consensus: No consensus yet.
Synopsis: Peter Yates directs the early '70s comedy caper The Hot Rock, based on the Donald Westlake novel and adapted for... [More]
Directed By: Peter Yates

#22
#22
Adjusted Score: 65.288%
Critics Consensus: No consensus yet.
Synopsis: A boozy ex-rodeo champ sells out and becomes a glitzy breakfast cereal pitchman. He hates it, and in his sober... [More]
Directed By: Sydney Pollack

#21
#21
Adjusted Score: 67.116%
Critics Consensus: No consensus yet.
Synopsis: Former WWI pilot Waldo Pepper works in an air show. After losing his performance permit, he gets a job as... [More]
Directed By: George Roy Hill

#20
#20
Adjusted Score: 76.671%
Critics Consensus: It might be a bit too eager to tug the heartstrings, but The Horse Whisperer is typically graceful, well-crafted Redford -- on both sides of the camera.
Synopsis: After her fourteen year old daughter suffers a serious horse riding accident, a high-powered magazine editor goes to Montana to... [More]
Directed By: Robert Redford

#19

Brubaker (1980)
75%

#19
Adjusted Score: 76.557%
Critics Consensus: No consensus yet.
Synopsis: Fact-based drama starring Robert Redford as Henry Brubaker, the new inmate at a run-down Southern prison that's become notorious for... [More]
Directed By: Stuart Rosenberg

#18

Charlotte's Web (2006)
78%

#18
Adjusted Score: 82.722%
Critics Consensus: Kids will be entertained by the straightforward plot and cute animals, and adults will be charmed by how quiet and humble the production is, a fine translation of E.B. White's genteel prose.
Synopsis: E.B. White's classic children's story comes to the screen in this live-action adaptation with an all-star voice cast. Fern Arable... [More]
Directed By: Gary Winick

#17

The Chase (1966)
88%

#17
Adjusted Score: 88.138%
Critics Consensus: No consensus yet.
Synopsis: Arthur Penn directed this atmospheric melodrama with a stellar pedigree (scripted by Lillian Hellman and based upon a play by... [More]
Directed By: Arthur Penn

#16

Sneakers (1992)
79%

#16
Adjusted Score: 82.514%
Critics Consensus: There isn't much to Sneakers plot and that's more than made up for with the film's breezy panache and hi-tech lingo.
Synopsis: A group of maverick computer and espionage experts become involved in a government scheme to steal a piece of advanced... [More]
Directed By: Phil Alden Robinson

#15

The Natural (1984)
82%

#15
Adjusted Score: 84.66%
Critics Consensus: Though heavy with sentiment, The Natural is an irresistible classic, and a sincere testament to America's national pastime.
Synopsis: Nothing was going to stop Roy Hobbs from fulfilling his boyhood dream of baseball superstardom. 14-year-old Hobbs fashions a powerful... [More]
Directed By: Barry Levinson

#14
Adjusted Score: 80.038%
Critics Consensus: No consensus yet.
Synopsis: After being blacklisted from Hollywood for 21 years, writer/director Abraham Polonsky made a healthy comeback with Tell Them Willie Boy... [More]
Directed By: Abraham Polonsky

#13
#13
Adjusted Score: 86.219%
Critics Consensus: Barefoot in the Park may strike some modern viewers as dated, but what it lacks in timeliness, it more than makes up with the effervescent chemistry between its stars.
Synopsis: This wistful domestic comedy, set in Greenwich Village, centers on Paul and Corie Bretter. Paul is a button-down, uptight attorney... [More]
Directed By: Gene Saks

#12

Downhill Racer (1969)
85%

#12
Adjusted Score: 87.784%
Critics Consensus: Downhill Racer plunges the viewer thrillingly into the action of the sport -- and continues to hold the attention as a thoughtful drama.
Synopsis: An ambitious young skier, determined to break all existing records, is contemptuous of the teamwork advocated by the US coach... [More]
Directed By: Michael Ritchie

#11
#11
Adjusted Score: 90.457%
Critics Consensus: This post-Watergate thriller captures the paranoid tenor of the times, thanks to Syndey Pollack's taut direction and excellent performances from Robert Redford and Faye Dunaway.
Synopsis: In this thriller, Turner is a New York-based CIA employee. Sent to pick up lunch, Turner returns to discover that... [More]
Directed By: Sydney Pollack

#10

Pete's Dragon (2016)
88%

#10
Adjusted Score: 97.193%
Critics Consensus: Pete's Dragon continues Disney's current live-action winning streak with an update that gives the original a visual overhaul without overwhelming its sweet, soulful charm.
Synopsis: A reimagining of Disney's cherished family film, "Pete's Dragon" is the adventure of an orphaned boy named Pete and his... [More]
Directed By: David Lowery

#9
#9
Adjusted Score: 88.921%
Critics Consensus: Our Souls at Night honors the quiet strength of its source material by offering a simple yet sturdy canvas for two talented veteran leads to bring its story to life.
Synopsis: Based on the best-selling novel written by Kent Haruf and adapted for the screen by Scott Neustadter and Michael H.... [More]
Directed By: Ritesh Batra

#8
#8
Adjusted Score: 104.419%
Critics Consensus: A well-told story brought to life by a beautifully matched cast, The Old Man & the Gun is pure, easygoing entertainment for film fans - and a fitting farewell to a legend.
Synopsis: OLD MAN AND THE GUN is based on the true story of Forrest Tucker (Robert Redford), from his audacious escape... [More]
Directed By: David Lowery

#7
Adjusted Score: 101.891%
Critics Consensus: Suspenseful and politically astute, Captain America: The Winter Soldier is a superior entry in the Avengers canon and is sure to thrill Marvel diehards.
Synopsis: After being deemed unfit for military service, Steve Rogers volunteers for a top secret research project that turns him into... [More]
Directed By: Joe Russo, Anthony Russo

#6

The Candidate (1972)
87%

#6
Adjusted Score: 90.613%
Critics Consensus: The Candidate may not get all the details right when it comes to modern campaigning, but it captures political absurdity perfectly -- and boasts typically stellar work from Robert Redford to boot.
Synopsis: Robert Redford stars in this gritty, documentary-like tale of an idealistic, good-natured attorney whose high standards are soiled by his... [More]
Directed By: Michael Ritchie

#5
Adjusted Score: 96.277%
Critics Consensus: With its iconic pairing of Paul Newman and Robert Redford, jaunty screenplay and Burt Bacharach score, Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid has gone down as among the defining moments in late-'60s American cinema.
Synopsis: Opening with a silent "movie" of Butch Cassidy's Hole in the Wall Gang, George Roy Hill's comically elegiac Western chronicles... [More]
Directed By: George Roy Hill

#4
#4
Adjusted Score: 99.513%
Critics Consensus: A taut, solidly acted paean to the benefits of a free press and the dangers of unchecked power, made all the more effective by its origins in real-life events.
Synopsis: A reconstruction of the discovery of the White House link with the Watergate affair by two young reporters from the... [More]
Directed By: Alan J. Pakula

#3

The Sting (1973)
94%

#3
Adjusted Score: 100.387%
Critics Consensus: Paul Newman, Robert Redford, and director George Roy Hill prove that charm, humor, and a few slick twists can add up to a great film.
Synopsis: Four years after setting box offices ablaze in Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid, Paul Newman, Robert Redford, and director... [More]
Directed By: George Roy Hill

#2

All Is Lost (2013)
94%

#2
Adjusted Score: 103.018%
Critics Consensus: Anchored by another tremendous performance in a career full of them, All Is Lost offers a moving, eminently worthwhile testament to Robert Redford's ability to hold the screen.
Synopsis: Academy Award-nominated writer/director J.C. Chandor (Margin Call) takes the helm for this tense adventure drama about a man (Robert Redford)... [More]
Starring: Robert Redford
Directed By: J.C. Chandor

#1

Jeremiah Johnson (1972)
95%

#1
Adjusted Score: 96.976%
Critics Consensus: Jeremiah Johnson's deliberate pace demands an investment from the viewer, but it's rewarded with a thoughtful drama anchored by a starring performance from Robert Redford.
Synopsis: Years before Kevin Costner danced with wolves, Robert Redford headed to the mountains to escape civilization in Sydney Pollack's wilderness... [More]
Directed By: Sydney Pollack

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