NEW YORK, NEW YORK - APRIL 01: Director Ang Lee participates in a Q&A following a screening of a new restoration of his debut film Pushing Hands at Brooklyn Academy of Music on April 01, 2022 in New York City. (Photo by Astrid Stawiarz/Getty Images for BAM )
Movies - TV
Every Ang Lee Film Ranked Worst
To Best
14. Gemini Man
Despite the potential of its premise, "Gemini Man" falls short of expectations due to an uncompelling script and spy movie clichés that overshadow director Ang Lee's exploration of identity and nature versus nurture. Additionally, the film's hyper-detailed video look, shot at 120 frames per second, fails to impress critics and audiences alike.
13. Billy Lynn's Long...
Despite being primarily a drama rather than an action movie, "Billy Lynn's Long Halftime Walk" is shot at 120 frames per second, which is more distracting than enlightening. The story also fails to impress, despite Joe Alwyn's notable performance as the protagonist, Billy, and Kristen Stewart's stellar turn as his sister.
12. Woodstock
Based on Elliot Tiber's memoir, "Taking Woodstock" depicts his role in making the legendary 1969 Woodstock music festival happen, but Lee's lack of interest in the event is evident in the absence of any shot of a band on stage. Instead, the film spends more time on comedian Demetri Martin's portrayal of Tiber, making it a disappointing watch.
11. Hulk
Released in 2003, "Hulk" was an early entry into the comic book movie genre, attempting to explore Bruce Banner's issues with his mentally ill father. However, the movie struggles to balance the family drama with CGI-heavy action scenes, and even director Lee is unsure about how this movie turned out.
10. Life of Pi
Lee took on the challenge of directing the seemingly unfilmable novel "Life of Pi" by Yann Martel, resulting in a visually impressive film about a boy stranded on a lifeboat with a tiger. Although well-received by critics at the time, the movie has faded from discussions of great movies of the 2010s, but it should still satisfy fans of the book.