Paul Thomas Anderson

My all-time favorite male director. I’ve been a fan since 2002. 

It’s so difficult for me to rank his work because each film is so brilliant and beautiful in its own way, but this is my personal, very subjective ranking of his filmography. It could change too. Phantom Thread is creeping its way into the #2 slot 👀 This ranking is not necessarily based on my star-ratings, either—just how much I enjoy watching each one, as well as the impact it has had on me.

  • Magnolia

    1

  • Boogie Nights

    2

  • Phantom Thread

    3

  • Punch-Drunk Love

    4

  • The Master

    5

  • Inherent Vice

    6

  • There Will Be Blood

    7

  • Hard Eight

    8