Impeachment: American Crime Story

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Ryan Murphy’s TV Series and Films Ranked by Tomatometer

What do you do when you’ve conquered the worlds of network and cable TV, won a slew of awards for your efforts, and become one of the few household-name showrunners in the country? Do it all again.

Murphy, who made waves in 2018 with a record-breaking Netflix deal that resulted in series like Ratched and Halston, is also the executive producer in the latest installment of FX’s American Crime Story: Impeachment, which is about the Bill Clinton sex scandal of the 1990s and is created by Sarah Burgess. The new season, at 70% on the Tomatometer (as of September 8, 2021), caused an 8-point drop in the anthology series’ score, moving it lower on our list of Murphy properties.

The producer, writer, director, and showrunner has been hugely influential in the medium, inspiring a resurgence in TV musicals with his high-school set Fox series Glee, unleashing a flood of anthology projects with FX’s American Horror Story, creating trans awareness with his Emmy-winning FX show Pose, and gathering an informal troupe of fiercely loyal top acting talent, including Sarah Paulson, who portrays Clinton whistle-blower Linda Tripp in the new limited series. He has also been involved with several movies, such as directing Netflix’s film adaptation of the musical The Prom and directing and executive producing the HBO film adaptation of the AIDS crisis play The Normal Heart.

Here’s how Murphy’s movies and series stand so far by Tomatometer score. Click into TV titles to see how each season performed and which are Certified Fresh.

#22
#22
Adjusted Score: 35553%
Critics Consensus: Despite a few great performances, the film lacks the sincerity and emotional edge of Burroughs' well-loved memoir.
Synopsis: As the son of an alcoholic father (Alec Baldwin) and a mentally ill mother (Annette Bening), young Augusten Burroughs (Joseph... [More]
Directed By: Ryan Murphy

#21

Eat Pray Love (2010)
36%

#21
Adjusted Score: 44347%
Critics Consensus: The scenery is nice to look at, and Julia Roberts is as luminous as ever, but without the spiritual and emotional weight of the book that inspired it, Eat Pray Love is too shallow to resonate.
Synopsis: Liz Gilbert (Julia Roberts) thought she had everything she wanted in life: a home, a husband and a successful career.... [More]
Directed By: Ryan Murphy

The Politician (2019)
48%

#20
Synopsis: Wealthy high school student Payton Hobart has known since he was 7 years old that he is going to be... [More]

The New Normal (2012)
51%

#19
Synopsis: Los Angeles couple Bryan and David have successful careers and a loving relationship and are ready for a baby. Just... [More]

#18

The Prom (2020)
54%

#18
Adjusted Score: 68711%
Critics Consensus: Through fiery songs and dance breaks, The Prom's bonanza of glitz, glitter, and jazz hands might be enough to whisk audiences away.
Synopsis: Down-on-their-luck Broadway stars shake up a small Indiana town as they rally behind a teen who wants to go to... [More]
Directed By: Ryan Murphy

Hollywood (2020)
58%

#17
Synopsis: In post-World War II Hollywood, aspiring actors and filmmakers will do almost anything to make their showbiz dreams come true.... [More]

Popular (1999)
60%

#16
Synopsis: It's a culture clash of epic proportions when cheerleader Brooke and unpopular journalist Sam, girls on the opposite ends of... [More]

#15
#15
Adjusted Score: 63140%
Critics Consensus: The unconverted will remain just as perplexed as ever, but for gleeful Gleeks, The 3D Concert Movie delivers exactly what it promises.
Synopsis: New Directions hits the road to perform a summer concert tour. Rachel (Lea Michele), Finn (Cory Monteith), Kurt (Chris Colfer),... [More]
Directed By: Kevin Tancharoen

Ratched (2020)
62%

#14
Synopsis: A young nurse at a mental institution becomes jaded and bitter before turning into a full-fledged monster to her patients.... [More]

Halston (2021)
66%

#13
Synopsis: Iconic American fashion designer Halston skyrockets to fame before his life starts to spin out of control.... [More]

#12
Adjusted Score: 65326%
Critics Consensus: No consensus yet.
Synopsis: A masked maniac terrorizes the same small community where a murderer known as the Phantom Killer struck decades earlier.... [More]
Directed By: Alfonso Gomez-Rejon

Glee (2009)
70%

#11
Synopsis: Optimistic teacher Will Schuester heads up McKinley High School's glee club -- New Directions -- a place where ambitious and... [More]

#10
Synopsis: Nearly 20 years ago, Owen Strand was the lone survivor of his Manhattan firehouse on 9/11, and in the wake... [More]

Scream Queens (2015)
77%

#9
Synopsis: Comedy, horror and mystery come together in this modern take on a classic whodunit.... [More]

Nip/Tuck (2003)
75%

#8
Synopsis: This often campy series centers on the office of Dr. Sean McNamara and Dr. Christian Troy, longtime friends who practice... [More]

#7
Synopsis: "American Horror Story" was created by the co-creators of "Glee," but the shows have little in common besides that. The... [More]

9-1-1 (2018)
81%

#6
Synopsis: Ryan Murphy, Brad Falchuk and Tim Minear reimagine the procedural drama with "9-1-1." The series explores the high-pressure experiences of... [More]

#5
Synopsis: A dramatization of true events.... [More]
Starring:

Feud (2017)
95%

#4
Synopsis: "What Ever Happened to Baby Jane?" co-stars Joan Crawford and Bette Davis, two of the most prolific actresses in the... [More]

#3

The Normal Heart (2014)
94%

#3
Adjusted Score: 95397%
Critics Consensus: Thanks to Emmy-worthy performances from a reputable cast, The Normal Heart is not only a powerful, heartbreaking drama, but also a vital document of events leading up to and through the early AIDS crisis.
Synopsis: In 1980s New York, a writer (Mark Ruffalo) and his friends join forces to expose the truth about the emerging... [More]
Directed By: Ryan Murphy

Pose (2018)
98%

#2
Synopsis: "Pose" is a drama spotlighting the legends, icons and ferocious house mothers of New York's underground ball culture, a movement... [More]

#1

A Secret Love (2020)
100%

#1
Adjusted Score: 103099%
Critics Consensus: In telling one couple's story, A Secret Love pays understated yet powerful tribute to a lifetime of choices and sacrifices made in the name of enduring devotion.
Synopsis: A former baseball player keeps her lesbian relationship a secret from her family for seven decades.... [More]
Starring: Pat Henschel
Directed By: Chris Bolan

 

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